Lambertville New Hope Winter Festival 2017 Turns Up the Heat Jan. 21-29
Free events include children’s activities, an art gallery crawl, a “soup-a-thon,” tours, “snowfolk art” and live ice sculpture carvings.
The Historic Pub Crawl kicks off the ticketed event schedule on Saturday, Jan. 21. Two different “themed” crawls are being offered this year, and each “will take participants to four different pubs, two in Lambertville and two in New Hope, each representing a different historic theme,” say organizers. Tickets include short historical re-enactment at each location, along with a “themed beverage and snack.” The first pub crawl starts at noon, and the second begins at 1 p.m. on Jan. 21.
Later that day, the Fire & Ice Ball will held at the Event Center by Cornerstone starting at 7 p.m., including a short fashion show presented by fashion designer Morgan Grabarz.
The Bob Lanza Blues Band is the main attraction at the Jan. 22 Blues, BBQ and NFL Playoffs event at the Elks Lodge in Lambertville. “All-you-can eat BBQ from Caleb’s American Grill is not to be missed,” say organizers.
Winter Festival brings Hawaii to Karla’s on West Mechanic Street in New Hope with its “Hawaiian Luau” on Wednesday, Jan. 25. Music will be provided by the effervescent and acoustic John Beacher, and a special appearance by magician Ran’D Shine rounds out the entertainment.
The traditional Taste of Winter Fest takes place at Lambertville Station on Thursday, Jan. 26, and Friday, Jan. 27 sees the VIP reception and concert “An Evening at Odette’s” held at the Stephen J. Buck Memorial Theater in New Hope.
Saturday, Jan. 28 offers children’s shows, historic tours, the popular afternoon Beef ‘n’ Brew at Triumph Brewery, and a Karaoke Night at 7 p.m. at the Event Center by Cornerstone. The festivities wrap up on Sunday, Jan. 29, with more tours and Winter Festival’s most popular event, the Chili Cook-Off, at 1 p.m.
One major event conspicuously absent without explanation is the Annual New Hope Lambertville Winter Festival Parade.