January 10, 2018

New Hope and Lambertville join together for winter festival

A toll-free bridge with a pedestrian walkway connects the Pennsylvania and New Jersey small towns

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Shoppers in New Hope Courtesy of Visit Bucks County/PhillyVoice

Home to eclectic shopping, riverside dining, impressive theater and cultural attractions, New Hope is a small town with a big city feel.

2018 marks the 21st year of the Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival. 

Lambertville, N.J., and New Hope, PA, are located on opposite sides of the Delaware River, connected by a toll-free bridge with a pedestrian walkway.

From Saturday, Jan. 20 through Sunday, Jan. 28, there will be various free and ticketed events in both towns


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One popular, free activity that all ages can enjoy is watching live ice sculpture demonstrations. After learning how the ice is carved into shapes, families can take a walk to view pre-carved ice sculpture displays.

As for ticketed events, there will be a chili cook-off, the "Winter Fest Jamaican Jam" and an opportunity to sample food & drink from the towns' restaurants.


Winter Festival

Saturday, Jan. 20 through Sunday, Jan. 28
Various locations in Lambertville, N.J., and New Hope, PA