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“Holiday Lights at Gring’s Mill” to feature Music, Food, and Fun

by Berks County Parks and Recreation Department

Nov 24, 2021

The Berks County Parks and Recreation Department invites everyone to come out to the annual “Holiday Lights at Gring’s Mill” program during the month of December.

Starting Friday, December 3, visitors can walk throughout the beautiful grounds of Gring’s Mill park to view our spectacular light display that highlights the historic buildings and landscaping around the park. “Holiday Lights at Gring’s Mill” will be open from 6 PM to 9 PM nightly, Fridays through Sundays from December 3 to December 19, Monday, December 20 to Thursday, December 23, and again after Christmas from Sunday, December 26 through Thursday, December 30. Parking is FREE.

After marveling at the the walk-through light display, visitors can enjoy food and beverages from local food trucks, warm up beside a cozy fire pit and listen to live music in the pavilion each night from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Strolling Santas will make appearances throughout the month to delight and visit with children while Belsnickel will stop by to check which children have been naughty or nice as he walks the grounds of the park. King Winter and his wintery friends will make a special visit December 18 and 21 to harken the start of the winter season! Kids of all ages will love watching our model train display in the former generator station building on the bridge. Masks are required to enter the building. A list of the live entertainment and food trucks scheduled for each evening can be found below.

This year’s Holiday Lights lineup is supported by Reading Eagle Company, WEEU 830AM, WFMZ Channel 69. Special thanks to Anewalt’s Landscaping, Beck Tree, and Geissler’s Tree Farm for their donations and support as well.

For more information about Holiday Lights at Gring’s Mill or any of the live performances, please contact Lisa Gauker at 610-374-2944 x2611 or at [email protected]

2021 Holiday Lights at Gring’s Mill – Live Entertainment and Food Truck Schedule:

DATE ENTERTAINMENT & FOOD (NIGHTLY FOOD/BEVERAGES ITALICIZED)
Friday, Dec 3  Wendy Thompson, Harpist, Strolling Santa, Mad J’s BBQ, Beansies
Saturday, Dec 4  Wendy Thompson, Harpist, Belsnickel, The Nacho Depot, Beansies
Sunday, Dec 5   Strolling Santa, Mad J’s BBQ, Beansies
Friday, Dec 10   Mount Laurel Brass, Belsnickel, Which Way Sandwiches
Saturday, Dec 11   Dave Kline presents: A Mountain Folk Christmas, The Caboose Crew
Sunday, Dec 12   Wendy Thompson, Harpist, Strolling Santa, Mad J’s BBQ
Friday, Dec 17   Berks Tubadors, Belsnickel, Which Way Sandwiches, Perk Up Truck
Saturday, Dec 18   Brass Menagerie, King Winter, Castanedas Food Truck, Perk Up Truck
Sunday, Dec 19   Stephanie Grace, Strolling Santa, Mad J’s BBQ, Perk Up Truck
Monday, Dec 20   Emme Ryan, Castanedas Food Truck, Perk Up Truck
Tuesday, Dec 21   King Winter on the Winter Solstice, Castanedas Food Truck, Perk Up Truck
Wednesday, Dec 22   Reading Choral Society, Which Way Sandwiches, Perk Up Truck
Thursday, Dec 23   Ken Gehret & Irish Mist, Strolling Santa, Castanedas Food Truck, Perk Up Truck
Sunday, Dec 26   Emme Ryan, Mad J’s BBQ
Monday, Dec 27   Emme Ryan, Wow Wagon
Tuesday, Dec 28   Wow Wagon
Wednesday, Dec 29   Wow Wagon
Thursday, Dec 30   Wow Wagon

This program is presented by the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, call 610-374-2944, visit www.countyofberks.com/parks or find us on Facebook or Instagram under Berks County Parks and Recreation. Gring’s Mill Recreation Area is located at 2083 Tulpehocken Road, Wyomissing, PA 19610.

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