Though the concrete walls of Fonthill might not seem inviting on a winter's eve, the castle emits a warm holiday glow during its candlelight holiday tours. $12; reservations required. East Court Street and Route 313, Doylestown. 7 to 9 p.m.
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; 215-348-9461, Ext. 10.
Early bird special
Meet fellow bird enthusiasts and keep your eyes peeled for seasonal avian species during the Churchville Nature Center's early-morning bird walks. Bring binoculars and a bird identification book if you have them. Free. 501 Churchville Lane, Churchville. 7 to 9 a.m.
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Down on the farm
Millions of lights illuminate the fields of Shady Brook Farm. Enjoy the spectacle from your car or take a moonlit hayride through the winter night. $20 per car; $7, hayride. 931 Stony Hill Rd., Yardley. Dusk till 10 p.m. through Jan. 6. Hayrides, 6 to 8 p.m. today and Thursday through next Sunday.
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Football freeze frames
Photographer Brian Finke captures the raw emotion of the gridiron in "2-4-6-8: American Cheerleaders and Football Players" at the James A. Michener Art Museum. $6.50; $6, seniors; $4, children. 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown. Through March 2; call for hours.
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