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Washington Crossing Events

11am-3:30pm, Oct 13 & Nov 10, 2013
Historic Foodways
Admission: info to come
5:30 PM-7:30 PM Nov 29, 2013
Kiwanis Club Christmas Tree Lighting
Admission: FREE
Join us for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting by the Kiwanis Club of Washington Crossing-Yardley. Santa will arrive at 5:30 PM to greet the crowd and share in light refreshments. The tree lights will come on at 6 PM.
7 to 11 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013
The Friends of Washington Crossing Park will host “A Night of REBELry”
Location: The park’s new Visitor’s Center
Fees: $100 per person or $175 per couple
This fundraiser will feature butleredhors d’oeuvres, food stations, a top-shelf open bar, a live band, dancing, a historic reenactor encampment, musket salutes and more. Cost is $100 per person or $175 per couple. Proceeds benefit educational and historical programming in the park. Those who attend the fundraiser also receive free access to a tented, VIP viewing area during the Christmas Day crossing reenactment, complete with hot beverages and snacks.

Reserve tickets to the fundraiser by sending a check made out to the “Friends of Washington Crossing Park,” P.O. Box 1776, Washington Crossing, Pa. 18977. Please include the names of those who will attend.
11am-3pm, Dec 8, 2013
Christmas Crossing Dress Rehearsal
Admission: $ 8.00 per adult, $ 4.00 per child 5-11yrs, under 5 free
Not only do General Washington and his troops cross the Delaware River in uniform just as they do on Christmas day, but additional activities and demonstrations take place throughout the historic village. The event/village activities will occur from 11 AM to 3 PM, with the crossing time occurring around 1:00 PM.
1pm-3pm, Dec 25, 2013
61st Annual Christmas Crossing
Admission: FREE Admission
Each December, thousands of people gather on the banks of the Delaware to watch the reenactment of George Washington’s daring 1776 river crossing. During the event, visitors watch as two hundred reenactors in Continental military dress listen to an inspiring speech by Washington and then row across the river in three replica Durham boats and the battoe “Moon”, a small river boat. Come and reflect on the historic activities of 1776 and witness this great commemorative event.