Holiday Parade, Candy Cane Hunt Among Weekend Events

There are plenty of holiday festivities this weekend, plus a visit from a Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist.

Here's a look at what's going on this weekend in Newtown:

What: Historic homes with festive holiday decorations will be on display during the 51st annual Open House Tour. The tour, organized by the Newtown Historic Association, will feature six homes and several public buildings.
When/where: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Tickets are $25 and will be sold the day of the tour at the Half Moon Inn and at the Stocking Works. Advance ticket sales are available online and at the Newtown Book & Record Exchange, 102 S. State St.

What: Newtown Township's annual Candy Cane hunt will include an appearance by Santa.
When/where: Saturday at 11 a.m. at Roberts Ridge Park, Lower Dolington Road and Frost Lane.
Cost: Free; Click here for details and to register. 

WhatNewtown's annual Holiday Parade
When/where: Sunday at 2 p.m. The parade starts at The Stocking Works on South State Street and travels north to Washington Avenue. From there it goes down Sycamore Street and ends at Durham Road.
Cost: Free

What: Newtown Arts Company will perform the classic musical “Brigadoon” by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe.
When/where: Performances Friday, Saturday and Sunday; click here for showtimes and tickets.
Cost: $20 to $23

What: The Friends of Washington Crossing Park will host A Night of REBELry, which will feature butlered hors d’oeuvres, food stations, an open bar, live music, dancing, a historic reenactor encampment, musket salutes and more.
When/where: Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m. at the park’s new visitor’s center.
Cost: $100; click here for details.

What: Signe Wilkinson, Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist with the Philadelphia Daily News, will speak at the Newtown Friends Meeting.
When/where: Sunday at 9:45 a.m. at the Meetinghouse, 19 
Court St.
Cost: Free and open to the public 


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