It’s HERE! THE 2014 Montgomery County Holiday Guide.
The holiday festivities are right around the corner and we are ready to celebrate! In order to help simplify your search for local parades, Santa appearances, christmas tree lightings, community events and more, our 2014 Guide to a Happening Holiday is better than ever this year!
We will be continuously updating and adding to the guide so keep checking back in for more happening holiday events in and around our area.
Annual Christmas Tree Lightings & Parades
The holiday season starts in Conshohocken on Thursday, December 4th with the Annual Tree Lighting. This community event will light up Conshy at 6:30pm and will include a DJ, as well as hot chocolate and treats, and a pot of chili from local favorite Lenny’s Deli. Mayor Bob Frost will have trivia and prizes for the kids, followed by the arrival of Santa Claus being escorted into town by the Conshohocken Fire Companies!
Thursday, December 4th, 2014
6:00PM until 7:30PM
Conshohocken Borough Hall 8th avenue
Christmas in Collegeville will begin this year at 1pm on December 6th! The day all starts with some exercise as hundreds of local residents prepare for the annual Jingle Jog 5k Race! Meanwhile in the trail parking lot on E. Third Ave. next to DaVinci’s Pub, the Holiday Bazaar opens. Anyone not participating in the race can enjoy searching through town for unique gifts games, and then a mid-afternoon barbecue with hot and cold refreshments served up by the volunteers of the Collegeville Economic Development Corporation from 4 to 6 pm. Everyone can expect to enjoy carol singing and a performance from The Community Music School and The Dance Depot, along with other local musical talent.
- 5K Run/Walk starts at 3:00pm
- 3:00pm – 6:00pm Holiday Vendors
- 3:30pm – 5:30pm Holiday Performances
- 4:30pm – Santa Claus Comes to Collegeville
- 5:00pm – Winners are Announced
*Wait there’s more! Following the festivities, everyone is invited to warm up at DaVinci’s Pub next to the trail parking lot, where those over the age of 21 can enjoy a reception featuring complimentary beer and wine. This event is organized for the community by the non-profit Collegeville Economic Development Corporation (CEDC); for more information, please feel free to visit http://www.collegeville-pa.gov/.
Friday, December 5th @ 6:00 PM
Santa will be arriving on Friday, December 5th for the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Railroad Plaza (West Main & Madison Streets). Holiday music will be performed by the North Penn High School Chorus along with refreshments provided by Clemens Food Group and Rosenberger’s Dairies. Old St. Nick will arrive at 6:30pm to lead the Christmas tree lighting countdown. This year, after the tree lighting, visit with Santa in the “Santa House” , head over to the library to watch “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” or stay downtownto enjoy First Friday activities.
Limerick Township Holiday Celebration
Friday, December 5th, 2014 – 6:30PM
Santa is coming to town! Stop over to Limerick Community Park on Friday, December 5th. Santa will arrive at the park at 6:30PM. The park will be filled with Carolers, Cookies and Cocoa all for your enjoyment! Free pictures with Santa are available for the kids as well as Make and Take crafts. To top it off, guests can enter their own gingerbread houses into the Gingerbread House Decorating Contest. Houses will be divided into two categories, Family and Individual. Houses MUST be entered for the contest by 7:30PM. The winner will be announced at 8pm.
In the spirit of the season, consider bringing an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots.
Lower Providence Township
The 6th annual Lower Providence Township Community Tree Lighting is scheduled for Friday, December 5th at 6:30PM at the Township complex in Eagleville. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive in style on top of a firetruck which is then followed by the lighting of the 50ft. Christmas tree. The entire town will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland that will feature holiday music, decorations, christmas lights, pictures with Santa, refreshments and more! Performances by the Arcola Intermediate School Select Chorus, the Arcola Girls Ensemble, the Methacton Community Theater, and the Sweet Adelines will be happening as well. The Township will also be collecting canned goods for their annual food drive along with coats, hats and gloves for “Feel the Warmth.”
Friday, December 5th at 6PM
100 Parklane Drive, Eagleville
Elmwood Park Zoo will be lighting their tree this year for their 3rd annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. Bring the little ones out to enjoy hot chocolate, holiday games and music in Montco’s coolest animal rescue.
Tree Lighting at Elmwood Park Zoo
Friday, December 5th 2014
Friday, November 29th
Christmas is happening in one of our counties most beloved towns! The village Christmas tree will be lit on Friday, November 29th in Skippack beginning at 6PM in the Floral and Hardy Parking Lot. 4007 Skippack Pike. Skippack invites all our residents to come celebrate the joy of the season with carolers, dancing, an impressive tree lighting and of course a visit from Santa. Skippack Village is also a great place to get some shopping done before the holidays.
Soudertown Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting
(***The tree lighting for this event has been rescheduled for Saturday, December 12h at 7pm***) Downtown Souderton Main Street
Saturday, December 6th
Christmas is happening in Souderton with the kick off of their Holiday Parade on Saturday, December 6 at 11 am. The holiday fun doesn’t end there as the Township will have refreshments, music, hot chocolate, crafts and more!
The Wayne Hotel -Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, December 5th 5:30 to 7:30 PM
- 4:00 to 8:00 First Friday Special Holiday Shopping Hours
- 5:30 to 6:30 Strolling Carolers on North Wayne Avenue
- 5:30 to 7:15 Face Painting & Ornament Decorating at Radnor Fire House
- 5:30 to 7:30 Horse Drawn Carriage Rides on South Wayne Ave. & Runnymede Ave.
- 7:30 Christmas Tree Lighting at Wayne Train Station led by 6ABC Action News Reporter Vernon Odom
Ambler Holiday parade
Saturday, Dec 6th @ 11am
The Ambler Holiday Parade is rolling it’s way through town with Santa and all the holiday favorites on Saturday, December 6th at 11am. This happening event will feature live bands, floats, Mummers and of course, the big guy in the red coat! All those wishing to grab a good seat should plan to arrive early as the streets fill up quickly for this annual parade. Stick around town to visit all the local shops and businesses in the heart of downtown Ambler after the parade.
East Norriton Township Holiday Parade
The parade will start at East Norriton Middle School and ends at Hillcrest Plaza.
Saturday, December 6th
11:00AM – 1:00PM
Hatboro Wintermarket at the Red Barn
Saturday, November 29th
120 S. York Rd, Hatboro PA
Come out on Small Business Saturday to see what unique holiday gifts are offered at the Hatboro Chamber’s WinterMarket at the Red Barn. At the Wintermarket, you will find many wonderful craft and artisan vendors who have set up shop to help you find that perfect gift. All shoppers who attend this event will receive a Free Shop Small tote bag.
Upper Perk Hometown Christmas Parade & SantaLand
Travels through Red Hill, Pennsburg and East Greenville
Sunday December 7th, 1:00 PM
Parade begins at 1:00 pm and includes NO motorized vehicles. This Hometown Christmas Parade is one of the largest of all animal parades in Pennsylvania! Hundreds of animals participatiw and are decorated in their finest Christmas attire. The parade begins at the Red Hill Fire Co. December 7 at 1:00 PM and proceeds down Main St. (Rte 29) through the boroughs of Red Hill, Pennsburg and East Greenville.Santa ends the parade and then hosts individual visits with children at Santa Land at St. Mark’s Church in Pennsburg. Santa Land contains many activities itself for children.
Santa Parade at The Wayne Hotel
Saturday, December 6th 10:00 AM
Along Lancaster Avenue & ending at the Wayne Hotel
This year, featuring Radnor High School Marching Band & Cheerleaders & Valley Forge Military Academy Field Music Group
Visit with Santa on the Veranda of The Wayne Hotel until 11:30 AM
He will arrive at the Ambler Train Station on Dec 11th @ 7:00 PM
Lansdale Merry Tuba Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 7th @ 1:15 PM – Railroad Plaza.
Come out to enjoy a Sunday afternoon in Railroad Plaza filled with the wonderful sounds of seasonal music. Tuba Christmas features sixty or more of the most talented tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players in the area. The North Penn Brass Ensemble will perform at 1:15 pm with the TubaChristmas concert at 2:00 pm. Inclement weather location: St. John’s United Church of Christ, 500 W. Main Street.
Illuminaire Nights in Skippack
November 28th through December 19th, Wednesdays and Fridays
Each evening, from 5 pm to 9 pm, the Village of Skippack is aglow with the warm light of candles, hospitality and the sounds of the season. Luminaries line the sidewalks outside the stores and restaurants to light the way for shoppers and diners. Many of these businesses will be helping shoppers get into the holiday spirit with great deals, activities, refreshments and discounts. Come experience Illuminare nights in Skippack, it’s great for the whole family!
Saturday, December 13th
Santa is coming back to town on Saturday, December 13th! He will be making his was through the town escorted by the Fire Department. Santa will be making several stops throughout the Borough to collect toys for the Fire Departments toy drive and for a chance to have your picture taken with Santa. Toys for the drive will be donated to disadvantaged family’s of Conshohocken Borough.
Light Up A Life 2014
Butler Pike, Ambler Pa
Light up a Life donations will be split between Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County and The Villa (formerly St. Mary’s Villa for Children and Families), two fabulous youth organizations.
Big Brothers Big Sisters brings caring role models into the lives of children, giving them the opportunity to change their perspectives and reach their full potential. BBBS connects “Bigs” and “Littles” in communities across the country, creating relationships that have lasting effects on the lives of both.
The Villa is a focused residential program for youth, which serves children who have demonstrated a history of truancy, emotional trauma, family conflict and difficulties in the community. The Villa’s mission includes the teaching and leading of children to live responsible lives and develop healthy relationships.
Lovely Christmas Lights
30,000 lights that are synchronized to music! This years theme is Frozen! This display is brought to us to raise awareness to Organ Donation.
Donations have been made this year to Help Hope Live.Their mission is to enable patients and families to use community-based fundraising to meet uncovered medical expenses related to transplantation or a catastrophic injury or illness resulting in paralysis or brain injury. With these donations, someone who is in need will be able to pay some of their medical expenses.
Lansdale Santa House
Santa will visit with guests throughout the holiday season at HIS house this year!
West Main and Madison Street across from Railroad Plaza.
The Santa House will be open December 6th through December 20th during the following hours:
Thursdays – 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Fridays – 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturdays – 10:00 AM – Noon
Don’t forget your camera!
Tuesday, December 23rd @ 8pm
All are welcome. The ceremony starts at 8 PM will take place in the area of the Southwest Trading Post and the Victorian Carriage Shops in the heart of Skippack Village, 4039 Skippack Pike
Tuesday, December 16th @ 6:00 PM – Railroad Plaza
Join us in Railroad Plaza on the first night of Hanukkah for the lighting of the menorah. A performance by the Horns of Hanukkah will perform at 6:00 PM.
Christmas Tree Farms
Hague’s Christmas Trees
755 Forty Foot Rd
Hatfield, PA 19440
Choose and cut Christmas trees & Precut trees Christmas trees.
Saws are provided.Trees baled or wrapped.
Drilling, Shaking, pin stands available.
Also offering Tree Custom Wreaths, Winterberry, Holly
Kenny’s Christmas Trees
Spring House Village Center
Bethlehem & Sumneytown Pikes
Spring House, PA 19477
Trees for Troops Weekend (Friday, December 6 — Sunday, December 8)
Come for a visit to purchase and donate a Real Christmas Tree to be distributed to military families nationwide!!
Bustard’s Christmas Trees
2210 Bustard Road Lansdale, PA 19446
Specializing in large trees and offer: Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Blue Spruce, Concolor Fir, Balsam Fir and Canaan Fir.
To insure the freshest trees, we are cutting throughout the holiday season.
Jays Tree Farm
101 Ford St
West Conshohocken, PA 19428
Full service of cutting your tree, shaking the old needles out, drilling for your stand, wrapping for easy handling, and loading the tree in your sleigh.
Free hot cider around the fire!
Corkum Tree Farm
797 Bridge Rd
Collegeville, PA 19426
Cut down your own Christmas tree!
Tree varieties available: Blue Spruce, Canaan Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, White Fir, Douglas Fir, Eastern White Pine, Norway Spruce.
PreCut and rooted trees, Wreaths, roping, swags and grave blankets are also available.
Collegeville, PA 19426
You choose, You cut your own Christmas trees!
Precut Christmas trees available as well as, Christmas wreaths, garlands, mistletoe, Christmas decorations, tree shaking provided, trees baled, saws provided.
Winter wagon rides also available!
Boswell Christmas Tree Farm
1093 N Grange Ave
Collegeville, PA 19426
Cut your Own Christmas Trees!
Tree varieties available: Blue Spruce, Canaan Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir Canaan Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir, White Pine
Saws are available; no charge for Bailing; Rope available to tie your tree.
Cash or Check Accepted
Other Local Events
Bring your pets to the Plymouth Meeting Mall for some memorable pictures of your four legged friends with Santa! If you’re furry, fuzzy, fluffy, scaly or smooth then you are going to want to mark your calendar this year to visit. Pets can pose with their family or alone. So dress up or go casual but plan to visit with Santa this year on a Monday night for pet photo fun, in the Center Court near the carousel.
* All animals must be on a leash, in an animal carrier or held by the owner at all times. Families with pets please enter the mall through the South Plaza Entrance by Charming Charlie for entering and exiting the mall during pet photo hours.
Pet Photo Dates & Hours
Mondays nights 6:00-9:00PM:11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15