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With twinkling lights aglow, festive beverages, savory delicacies, and sweet treats abundant and plentiful, the 2020 holiday season is finally upon us. Though celebrations may look and feel a bit different this year, the holiday season in Montgomery County will still be a memorable and meaningful experience. Whether it is an exciting excursion or a calm, relaxing moment in time, there is an activity or event for all. Strap on your warmest gear, work up an appetite and prepare to indulge in the best seasonal fare and activities Montgomery County has to offer this year!

Read on for:

Holiday Events & Celebrations
Where to See Santa
Christmas Tree Farms
Eat, Drink & Be Merry
#LoveLocal Gift Guide

Holiday Garden Railway at Morris Arboretum (Photo by Michelle Reese)

Holiday Events & Celebrations:

Indulge in tried & true classic holiday celebrations and events and also create new traditions with brand-new spectacles festivities:

Gingerbread House Display and Lights at Peddler’s Village 

When: November 19 through January 9
Where: Street Road and Route 263, Lahaska

Stroll the village, indulge in holiday shopping and festive treats and check out the annual Gingerbread House Displays.

Peddler’s Village Family Mystery Walking Tours: Elf on the Stealth:

When: Fridays, November 20 through January 10. Fridays at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Saturdays on the hour from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Sundays on the hour from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Street Road and Route 263, Lahaska

It’s almost Christmas, and the Elf on the Shelf is missing! Join Mrs. Claus at the “North Pole” for a walking tour and help solve the mystery of the missing Elf on the Shelf.Tickets are $25 per person. It does not include dinner, but you can enjoy dinner before or after the show and receive a 10% discount at select restaurants by showing your receipt. Tours are limited to 20 people per tour and masks are required. Purchase tickets HERE.

Wild Lights at Elmwood Park Zoo

When: November 20-December 30, 2020, on select dates, 5-9pm.
Where: Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Boulevard, Norristown, PA

Get ready to delight in animals, glistening lights and even Santa, himself, as Wild Lights, a holiday exhibition, returns to Elmwood Park Zoo!Running from November 20-December 30, from 5-9pm, purchase advance tickets online and enjoy new light attractions, even more animals on exhibit than before, stroll through “Oh Christmas Tree,” and be amazed by the glistening trees. Even stroll the Trail of the Jumping Jaguar, where jaguars will make your acquaintance!Enjoy live music as you take in the lights and sights, plus the chance to see Santa!

Legoland Discovery Center Holiday Bricktacular – UPDATE: CLOSED DUE TO RECENT MANDATES

When: November 20, 2020-January 3, 2021 (Weekends, only), Tickets – $17.95 for adults & children ages 3 and older; children under 2 are FREE.
Where: Legoland Discovery Center, 500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA

Celebrate the holiday season surrounded by a festively decorated plethora of LEGOS! Every weekend this holiday season, join Legoland for their Holiday Bricktacular and snap photos on their LEGO sleigh and meet their new LEGO reindeer! Also, build a LEGO ornament and decorate their holiday tree. Be sure to dress up in your favorite ugly sweater to celebrate and stop by the Elves’ workshop! Click HERE for more.

A Longwood Christmas – UPDATE: INDOOR AREAS ARE CLOSED. OUTDOOR AREAS REMAIN OPEN.

When: November 20, 2020-January 10, 2021; Gardens open daily, 10am-11pm; timed admissions tickets are required.
Where: Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348

Light up the holiday season amid festive twinkling trees and plant palettes in shades of winter whites, reds and deep evergreens. Explore favorites like poinsettias and other festive plants and flowers within the observatory. Head outside and take in the famed Garden Railway, a display of 31 locomotives, steam engines, diesel engines, specialty engines and even childhood favorite, Thomas the Tank Engine! Becoming a “tunnel of light,” for the holidays, it is a fun way to add delight to the season.

Enjoy holiday music from Rob Dickenson & The Brandywine Christmas Minstrels while taking in the outdoor displays. Don’t forget to take in the transfixing open-air theatre fountain shows!

Find out more HERE.

A Very Furry Christmas and Furry & Bright Christmas Drive-Thru Experience at Sesame Place

When: November 21, 2020-January 3, 2021
Where: Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne, PA 19047

Join Sesame characters to celebrate the holiday season at their annual A Very Furry Christmas event! At $20.99 (limited time only, check website for the most accurate pricing), for single day tickets for ages two and up, the park is transformed into a spectacle of twinkling lights, festive décor and sights and sips for those of all ages to enjoy!

Take in the “1-2-3 Christmas Tree Show,” a brand-new music and light show featuring a 30-foot, fully animated tree! Watch in amazement as the trees project images and sing along to the holiday soundtrack in accompaniment! Be sure to hop on the Sesame Place Furry Express for both a fun train ride, plus an exclusive tour of The TwiddleBugs’ Gingerbread Factory!

If you’re not comfortable walking around the park, you can also visit from the comfort of your own vehicle! This year, there is a brand-new Furry & Bright Christmas Drive-Thru! Priced at $45 per car, on select dates on Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 5-8pm, between November 10-December 23. Take a journey through a festive Winter delight amid twinkling lights, décor, holiday music and even falling snowflakes creating the illusion of a Winter snowfall. Also delight in an illuminated, 9-foot Menorah to commemorate Hanukkah and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Santa!

Find out more HERE.

Santa’s Polar Bear Express

When: November 21, 2020-December 24, 2020; 10am-4pm
Where: Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust, 64 S. Washington Street, Boyertown, PA

Colebrookdale Railroad. (Photo not from 2020.)

This year, enjoy a calming train ride with a side of Santa and festive holiday fun! It’s never too early to indulge in familiar, comforting holiday cheer and what better way to usher in the holiday season than by hopping aboard a magical adventure train ride decked out to nines?!Hop aboard and enjoy scenic sights through frosted windows while sipping complimentary hot cocoa and noshing on Christmas cookies! All Polar Bear Express trains will provide gifts for every child and the opportunity for children to even compose their own letters to Santa!

Book in advance online to secure your space. Prices vary according to seating and age, refer to the online fare chart for more details and specifics.

Holiday Tours at Historic Pennypacker Mills – UPDATE: CLOSED DUE TO RECENT MANDATES.

When: Tuesday, November 24-Sunday, January 10, 2021, during regular hours.
Where: Pennypacker Mills, 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA

Call (610) 287-9349 or email: [email protected] and schedule a holiday-themed tour at Pennypacker Mills! Limited to 10 people total per tour, masks are required as visitors take in the holiday traditions of the Pennypacker family, the ornate décor and even find inspiration for your own home! Be sure to stop into the museum shop before or after your tour to pick up unique and vintage gifts, souvenirs, famed Wilbur Bud candies and more!

Holiday Garden Railway at Morris Arboretum

When: Friday, November 27 through December 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and select nights from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: 100 E. Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia

Visitors of all ages will be wowed by a quarter mile of track featuring seven loops and tunnels with fifteen different rail lines and two cable cards, nine bridges, and more! It’s all set in a lovely winter garden with all of the displays and building made of natural materials. Advance tickets are required and can be purchased HERE.

PHestivaL of Trees

When: Friday, November 27 through Sunday, November 29 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: The Fairgrounds at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks

This festive holiday drive-thru features 200 uniquely decorated holiday trees, live nativity scenes, Hanukkah menorah, Kwanzaa imagery, a 30-foot live decorated tee, a drone light show … and even Santa! Tickets are $20 per car and benefit local animal shelters and rescues. Find out more HERE.

Glencairn Museum Christmas 2020 Self-Guided Tours – UPDATE: CLOSED DUE TO RECENT MANDATES

When: Friday, November 27, 2020-Sunday, January 1, 2021; Daily – 12:30pm, 1:45pm, 3pm; $5 per person suggested donation and reservations required.
Where: Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009

For the first time, enjoy a one-hour, self-guided tour of the first floor of the museum. Tastefully decorated in holiday garb for the season, take in elaborate wreaths, poinsettias and grand works of art illustrating the Christmas Story. Children can even take part in the Nativity Seek & Find and will receive a prize!

Winter on Broad Street: A Holiday Light Spectacular!

When: November 27, 2020-January 3, 2021; Sun-Thurs: 5-10pm; Fri-Sat: 5-11pm; Tickets – Adults 14 and older – $32.50, Children 13 and younger – $27.50, children under 5 are FREE
Where: Wells Fargo Center, 3601 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148

Offered for the first time ever, join the Wells Fargo Center for Winter on Broad Street! Strap on your warmest boots and attire and stroll through 160,000 sq ft of an outdoor winter wonderland! Take in various light installations and sculptures which include: a 25 ft reindeer, 20ft ornament, an enchanted forest, “Under the Tree” pop-up with life-size, lit toys and much more!

Also indulge in seasonal sweet treats and beverages while you stroll, such as spiked ciders and cocoas, Chickie’s & Pete’s crab fries, Bavarian pretzels and more!

Find out more HERE.

Iluminare Nights

When: November 27, 2020-December 18, 2020, Every Friday: 5-9pm; December 2-December 23, 2020 – Every Wednesday, 5-9pm.
Where: Skippack Village, Route 73 (Skippack Pike), between Routes 113 and 363, Skippack, PA

With a festive vibe, twinkling lights, holiday music and seasonal treats and sips, Illuminare Nights once again graces Skippack Village this holiday season! Stroll, shop and enjoy joyful décor in familiar surroundings.

Christmas at Colonial Gardens

When: November 28 & 29, December 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 23, 26, & 27; 5:30-8:30pm; $10 per person ages 12 and older; $8 per child ages 3-11; 2 and younger are FREE.
Where: Colonial Gardens, 745 Schuylkill Road, Phoenixville, PA

Celebrate the season in a festive, outdoor experience at Colonial Gardens! Included with admission is free hot chocolate, a make-your-own ornament, meet & greet with Santa, as well as a free candy cane! Also be sure to check out the gift shop for holiday décor, fresh-cut trees, wreaths, greens and poinsettias! Find out more HERE.

Skippack Village Holiday Workshops (Winter Containers, Holiday Swag, Holiday Centerpiece & Mini Christmas Trees)

When: Winter Container Workshops – November 28, 2020 (2-3pm); December 1 (6:30-7:30pm); December 3 (6:30-7:30pm); Holiday Swag Workshops – December 5 (12-1pm & 2-3pm); Holiday Centerpiece Workshops – December 8 (6:30-7:30pm); December 10 (6:30-7:30pm); December 15 (6:30-7:30pm); Mini Christmas Tree Workshops – December 12 (11am-12pm; 2-3pm) NOTE: Many events are wait-listed, but the option to be added to the wait-list or book a private party is available!

Where: Skippack Village, Floral & Hardy of Skippack, 4007 Skippack Pike, Skippack, Pa

With all events taking place in their outdoor tent and a small class size to maintain social distancing, many of the events are wait-listed, but private parties are also available. Register online or to be added to the wait-lists, call (610) 584-0797 or e-mail [email protected]

For $49, design your own holiday winter container! All materials are supplied, plus the option to choose from three different container styles, plus more festive décor! Alternatively, jazz up your indoor or outdoor living space with festive holiday swag! For $35, choose from an array of evergreens and other seasonal items to craft your own holiday décor!

Continue flexing your creativity while creating your own holiday centerpiece! Impress your guests or simply add holiday flair for your own benefit while creating a display of mixed evergreens, fresh berries and other accents nestled inside of a galvanized wood rectangular box for $49, which encompasses all materials.

Polish off your holiday décor decorating experience in the Mini Christmas Tree Workshop! For $55, decorate and personalize a tabletop tree with fresh greens, seasonal accents and even a centerpiece with ribbons and ornaments (additional fee).

Christmas Tours in Bryn Athyn Historical District – UPDATE: CLOSED DUE TO RECENT MANDATES

When: Various days & times within the district (Tuesday-Sunday: 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm or by appt)
Where: Bryn Athyn Historical District, 1005 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009

Enjoy and reserve a 2-person minimum, 8-person maximum, private, socially-distanced, 75-minute tour of the estate. Offered at $15 for adults ages 18 and older, $12 for students ages 6-17, $12 for seniors ages 65 and older, visitors can delight in the festive, professionally-decorated estate, as well as the special first-floor exhibit, “Sumptuous and Snug,” striking vintage outerwear for the holidays. Click HERE for more information.

Carnival of Lights 

When: Select dates now through December 30
Where: Gilberstville Community Ambulance, 91 Jackson Road, Gilbertsville

Come walk through over 200,000 Holiday lights and Characters over several acres of ground all set in time to your favorite Holiday Songs. Spend time at the Gingerbread Castle and sing along with the singing Christmas Trees, & Ride the Life Sized Christmas Train around the 20′ Tree and the other rides. The Carnival of Lights provides a complete immersing experience that you and your family will remember for years to come. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for children 4-12; free ages 3 and under. Admission includes the Holiday Light Walk-thru and rides. Food, games and crafts cost extra.

Masks are required. Rides will be cleaned between each use. Hand sanitizing stations available. Social distancing encouraged. All proceeds benefit the Gilbertsville Area Community Ambulance.

Children’s Critter Quest in Bryn Athyn Historical District – UPDATE: CLOSED DUE TO RECENT MANDATES

When: December 2020, Tuesday-Friday at 3:30pm, Saturday-Sunday, 10am & 3:30pm
Where: Bryn Athyn Historical District, 1005 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009

Reserve online in advance with THIS LINK and enjoy a private, socially-distanced 60-minute tour specific to women ages 4-13, accompanied by an adult. For $10 per person, enjoy a tour through the grand rooms of the estate decorated to the nines in festive holiday décor! Take in the décor while engaging on a quest to find the elusive critters!

Variety’s Holiday Lane

When: Thursday, December 3 – Saturday, December 5; Thursday and Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Variety – The Children’s Charity, 2950 Potshop Road, Worcester

From December 3 – 5, Variety will open its campus to visitors to walk or drive along a festive Holiday Lane in which the exterior of the organization’s rustic cabins will be lit up with holiday lights and decorated in holiday themes by the talented Norristown Garden Club members. Click HERE for more information about the partnership.

Light Up the Vines

When: December 5, 2020 at 5pm-January 2, 2021 at 8pm
Where: The Bucks County Wine Trail, each of the seven wineries: Bishop Estate, Buckingham Valley Vineyards, Crossing Vineyards, Rushland Ridge Vineyards, Sand Castle Winery, Wycombe Vineyards and Rose Bank Winery, will be offering their own unique take on the first annual holiday event

Kicking off at 5pm on December 5, head to the seven wineries/vineyards of The Bucks County Wine Trail and delight in twinkling and festive holiday lights adorning the grounds. Take in mulled wines, savory and sweet fare from local food trucks, fire pits, holiday music and more! For more information, check the event WEBSITE.

Candlelight Night at Morgan Log House

When: December 5, 2020; 4-7pm.
Where: Morgan Log House, 850 Weikel Road, Kulpsville, PA 19943

Constructed in the early 1700’s, the Morgan Log House is regarded as one of the oldest surviving homes in Montgomery County. Join them for one exclusive, festive evening by candlelight and learn about the holiday and winter traditions of the houses’ former residents.

Winter Fest at Northern Star Farm

When: Every Saturday and Sunday through December 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 112 East 3rd Avenue, Trappe

Come out to Northern Star Farm for Christmas activities and holiday fun! Meet Dominick the Donkey on Saturday and visit with reindeer. Enjoy Little Farmer Playland, Christmas Craft Village, Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, Candy Cane Pedal Cart Speedway and more! Free admission and parking. Activities are ticket based. You can even buy your Christmas tree from Boy Scout Troop 7155!

The 21st Annual 92.5 XTU Toy Truck Parade

When: Saturday, December 5, 2020, 8am-1pm
Where: Xfinity Live Parking Lot, 1100 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19148

Join Philadelphia-based country music radio station, 92.5 XTU at Xfinity Live! for their annual toy truck parade! Unlike other years, this year’s parade will be held in a drive-thru style! Decorate your truck/vehicle in festive holiday gear and décor and be judged by XTU personalities; you may even win a prize!

Be sure to bring along a toy donation, snap a photo and then be on your way!

92.5 XTU Country Christmas Concert

When: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 8pm; $10 virtual pass; $50 for a 1 on 1 Virtual Meet & Greet with the performers
Where: The comfort of your own home or anywhere of your choosing (a remote, virtual event)

Purchase a $10 virtual ticket to the country-themed holiday concert featuring Dustin Lynch, Chase Rice, Jimmie Allen and many other country musicians and receive not only a pass to enjoy exciting, live music, but also feel good about ticket proceeds benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!

Stream online from anywhere and even choose to indulge in a personal, one on one, virtual meet & greet with the artists for $50!

Find out more HERE.

Landmarks in Lights for the Holidays

When: December 17, 2020-December 19, 2020, 5-9pm.
Where: Cairnwood Estate, Bryn Athyn Cathedral & Glencairn Museum – The Bryn Athyn Historical District, 1005 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009

Enjoy strolling the grounds of the Bryn Athyn Historic District! Visit Cairnwood and delight in winter gardens decked out in festive lights, exclusive exhibits, and the gift shop!

Also visit Bryn Athyn Cathedral and enchant in holiday music, holiday displays and stained-glass windows. Complete your visit at Glencairn Museum and be amazed at glistening lights and stained-glass windows depicting the Christmas Story and more.

Where to See Santa:

Prepare yourself, friends and family for fun, in-person, or virtual experience with the big guy in red!

Photos with Santa at Plymouth Meeting Mall

When: Now through December 24, 2020; Mon-Sat:11am-7pm, Sundays: Noon-5pm.
Where: Plymouth Meeting Mall (Fountain Court), 500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Once again, Santa will make his arrival at the Plymouth Meeting mall for in-person photos! For those wishing to capture photos and interactions from the comfort of home, virtual visits with Santa are also available for the first time this holiday season. BOOK in advance and choose from photo packages starting at $19.99.

Santa at Willow Grove Park Mall

When: Now-December 24, 2020; Mon-Sat – 11am-7pm; Sunday – Noon-5pm; Pet photos on Mondays (Now-December 14, 11am-7pm)! Reservations are required to take a photo with Santa.
Where: Willow Grove Park Mall, Macy’s Court, 2500 Moreland Road, Willow Grove, PA or virtually from anywhere!

Back again to celebrate the season, Santa is available for in-person photo sessions with pre-made reservations required. Photo packages start at $19.99; choose and book a date prior to December 16th and receive a $3 discount! Also, for the first time, enjoy a virtual visit with Santa via Zoom for $29.99 and a receive a complete recording of your visit!

Lights. Camera. Santa! Santa Photos at Montgomery Mall

When: Nov 20-December 24, 2020, 12-7pm (weekdays & Saturdays), 1-5pm on Sundays

Where: Montgomery Mall, 230 Montgomery Mall, Montgomeryville, PA 18936

Reserve ONLINE in advance and enjoy a safe, socially-distanced holiday photo session with Santa! Choose from three photo packages starting at $39.99.

Lights. Camera. Santa! Santa at King of Prussia Mall

When: The Plaza – Nov 20-December 24, 2020, 12-7pm (weekdays & Saturdays), 1-5pm on Sundays; The Court – November 27-December 24, 1-7pm (weekdays & Saturdays), 1-5pm on Sundays.
Where: King of Prussia Mall (The Court & The Plaza), 160 N. Gulph Road, King of Prussia, PA

Reserve ONLINE in advance and enjoy a safe, socially-distanced holiday photo session with Santa! Choose from three photo packages starting at $39.99.

Holiday Pet Pictures with Santa or The Mensch on the Bench at Cool Dog Pet Gear

When: Friday, November 20, 6-8pm; Monday, November 23, 6-8pm, Friday, November 27, 6-8pm; Friday, December 4, 6-8pm; Tuesday, December 8, 6-8pm; Friday, December 11; 6-8pm; Friday, December 15, 6-8pm.
Where: Cool Dog Pet Gear, The Shops at Valley Square, 1585 Main Street, Warrington, PA

Grab your canines and cameras and head to locally-owned pet store, Cool Dog Pet Gear located at The Shops at Valley Square, for holiday pet photos benefiting local animal rescue, Home at Last Dog Rescue! Pictures are pet-only, either with Santa or The Mensch, due to COVID-19, however, humans and canines are welcome to snap family photos with their holiday backdrop.

Photos will be taken with either the store or owners’ cell phones/cameras. The cost is a donation to Home at Last Dog Rescue. A dog-themed tote bag will be given to the first 60 participants and include 30% off anything you can fit into the bag!

Find out more HERE.

Macy’s Santaland at Home Virtual Holiday Experience

When: Friday, November 27, 2020-Thursday, December 24, 2020
Where: A virtual event; online from anywhere of your choosing, visit the website for the latest information and relevant links:

With health, safety and the wellbeing of all at the heart of Macy’s initiatives, the holiday season led by Santa at Macy’s is going completely virtual this year! Starting November 27th and running through Christmas Eve, children of all ages and their families will be provided with FREE access to Macy’s Santaland at Home Virtual Experience!

In the online hub, children will be able to travel virtually through Macy’s Santaland at Herald Square in New York City! Meet and greets with the Elves, meeting Santa himself, via interactive video can all be enjoyed! Even better, all kids will be able to snap an “interactive selfie,” with Santa to complete the holiday experience, 2020-style! Get more information HERE.

Coventry Mall Santa Personalized Santa Calls

When: December 1, 2020-December 24, 2020, on various days and times as listed on the sign-up page.
Where: Anywhere of your choosing, conducted via phone, register ONLINE for $3.50.

For the first time, register for a personalized phone call from Santa. Experience the magic during this special one on one call with the big guy in red!

Coventry Mall Santa Storytime

When: Fridays, December 4, 2020, 8-9pm; December 11, 2020, 8-9pm; December 18, 2020, 8-9pm via Zoom; $3.50 each to register.
Where: Virtual, anywhere of your choosing via Zoom (will receive appropriate link upon registering)

Gather around family and friends, prepare the hot cocoa &cookies and snuggle in via Zoom to hear Santa read a story! Purchase a Zoom link for $3.50 and register in advance via the WEBSITE to secure your space (spaces are limited!)

Brunch with Santa at Elmwood Park Zoo

When: December 5, 8:30am-1:45pm; December 6, 8:30-1:45pm; December 12, 8:30-1:45pm; December 13, 8:30am-1:45pm; December 19, 8:30am-1:45pm; December 20, 8:30am-1:45pm; $49.95 for adults 13 and older, $39.95 for children ages 2-13, 2 and under are $10.95.

Where: Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd, Norristown, PA 19401

Enjoy interacting with Santa, creating holiday crafts, meeting an education animal and more while feasting on a flavorful brunch buffet! Snap a photo with Santa, then explore the zoo after filling up on holiday favorites! There are 8 brunch sessions held on select days in December and reservations are required, as spaces are limited.

Annual Outdoor Santa Visit with Bussinger Trains

When: Saturday, December 12 from noon to 3 p.m.
Where: Bussinger Trains, 23 West Butler Pike, Ambler

This free outdoor event will be set up keeping CDC and social distancing guidelines in mind. There will be 2 chairs set up 6 feet apart for a contact-free visit with Santa with plenty of decorations set up for great photo opps. (BYO camera!) Drop your Santa letters in the North Pole mailbox and enter the free raffle giveaway. Masks are required.

Santa at Lochel’s Bakery

When: Saturday, December 19, 2020, 10am-12pm
Where: Lochel’s Bakery 57 S. York Road, Hatboro, PA

Grab the kids and family and head down to Lochel’s Bakery for both sweet treats and a special visit with Santa, conducted from the window! Children are encouraged to bring along their Christmas lists to drop in Santa’s mailbox in front of the bakery! A helper will even be on hand to hand him any letters children would like him to read at the time.

Unlike other years, to maintain safety and social distancing, Santa will be in front the bakery’s glass windows so children can wave and pose in front of the glass for photos! Bring along your own camera and plan to attend rain or shine, as a tent will be placed out front in the event of rain/inclement weather. Find out more HERE.

Christmas Tree Farms

Within Montgomery County, a plethora of tree farms and pop-up tree locations exist to make the tree hunting experience both a special and memorable one. Whether you and/or family prefer chopping your own tree by hand, purchasing a pre-cut tree or even shopping virtually for a tree or by car and picking it up curbside, there is an option to meet all needs this holiday season. Many of the locations below have mobilized to meet safety and social distancing guidelines and standards and offer a multitude of ways to shop for a tree and décor:

Hague’s Christmas Trees

755 Forty Foot Road, Hatfield, PA 19440
(215) 368-4542
www.hagueschristmastrees.com/

When: November 27, 2020-December 24, 2020, Mon-Fri (1-8pm, choose and cut until 5pm); Saturday (9am-5pm); closed Sundays.

Multiple options are provided at Hague’s to ensure customers receive the specific Christmas tree of their choice. A choose and cut Christmas tree experience offers visitors a cart and saw and their tree of choice. If cutting your own tree isn’t of interest, fresh cut trees are available for purchase, as well.

Trees are marked with height, width and price; choose from an array of trees including Douglas Fir, Nordman Fir, Fraser Fir, Concolor Fir and more. Beyond trees, wreaths, greenery, tree stands and more are all available for purchase. This year, a drive-thru and curbside service is being offered December 1-17th on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only, with 11am-1pm reserved for drive thru. During drive-thru, customers can view and purchase items from the comfort of their vehicles. For curbside, check the website for product offerings and call to order.

Kenny’s Christmas Trees

Spring House Village Center, Bethlehem & Sumneytown Pikes, Spring House, PA 19477
(215) 628-4240
kennyschristmastrees.com/

At Kenny’s, trees starting at 3ft to 12ft are available for purchase. Trees can be ordered online if you choose and can be picked up curbside, delivered or even set up in your home! Beyond trees, wreaths, tree stands, greens, pine roping and more are available.

Bustard’s Christmas Trees

2210 Bustard Road, Lansdale, PA 19446
(610) 584-4058
www.bustardschristmastrees.com/

Family owned for over 91 years, at Bustard’s, they pride themselves in providing both high quality trees and personalized service! They specialize in large trees and offer Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Blue Spruce, Concolor Fir, Balsam Fir and Nordman Fir and are always cutting throughout the holiday season. Contactless curbside pickup and delivery are available and forms can be completed online or in-person.

Corkum Tree Farm

797 Bridge Road, Collegeville, PA 19426
(610) 489-3448
www.corkumtreefarm.com/

When: Friday, November 27-December 24, 2020, Mon-Fri (8am-8pm), Sat-Sun (8am-6pm); Soft Opening – Mon, November 23-Wed, November 25 (9am-5pm)

A vast selection of fresh-cut, PA-grown trees are available for purchase or there is an option to cut your own! Saws are provided and trees can be drilled. Wreaths, greens, holly, roping and more are all available for purchase, as well.

Varner Farms

746 S. Trappe Road, Collegeville, PA 19426
(610) 489-8878
www.varnerfarms.net/

When: Friday, November 27, 2020 at 8am, Daily, daytime hours only, in the evenings, the market will be open and fresh trees are available to purchase from there-Ongoing through the season.

Visit the farm to hop on a wagon ride to cut your own tree or purchase a pre-cut tree. Also, be sure to stop into the farm market for treats, produce, even visit the unique train display upstairs in the gift shop and more! While perusing for a tree, enjoy a complimentary cup of hot chocolate or hot cider and visit with the farm animals. For customers cutting their own trees, horse drawn wagon rides are available only on the weekends, weather permitting. Tractor-drawn wagons are used daily and on December 21 and 22nd, they will be available to the public for $5 each.

Stop back on December 21 at 6pm, when they hold their annual Live Nativity. Light refreshments will also be served.

Boswell Christmas Tree Farm

1093 N. Grange Avenue, Collegeville, PA 19426
(484) 902-0148
www.boswellstreefarm.com

When: Monday-Friday, 9am-8pm; Saturday-Sunday, 9am-5pm.

Choose from a plethora of trees including Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir, White Pine, Canaan Fir and many more! Cut your own with saws provided, bailing is no charge and rope is available to tie your tree. Cash or check only. Please wear a mask and bring a pair of gloves to handle the saws, per their website.

Holly Days Nursery, Garden Center & Landscaping

1201 Horsham Road, Ambler, PA 19002
(215) 283-3228
hollydaysnursery.com

When: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, Saturday, 8am-4pm, Sunday, 9am-4pm.

With more specific information to come regarding their Christmas season via website and social media, plan to stop by for a vast selection of pre-cut trees, as well as holiday décor offered in their on-site holiday gift shop!

Kenny Alexander’s Christmas Trees

1001 S. York Road, Hatboro, PA
www.facebook.com/KennyAlexandersChristmasTrees/

Family owned and operated as a seasonal store, Kenny Alexander’s Christmas Trees is proud and excited to back for the season! Offering Christmas décor and trees ranging in size from 2ft to 13ft, offerings include Douglas Fir and Fraser, plus many more! Be sure to regularly check their Facebook page for the latest updates, offerings and hours.

Eat, Drink & Be Merry

Sip, savor and toast to the season with some of these local, seasonal and nostalgic options/flavors to satiate & delight any appetite this holiday season:

Merrymead Farm (2020 Montco Happening Best Ice Cream Finalist)

2222 S. Valley Forge Road, Lansdale, PA 19446

Celebrate the holidays with both savory and sweet treats & tastes from Merrymead Farm! Holding the title of finalist for best ice cream on the Happening List, delight in their claim to fame, celebrating the season’s finest flavors – choose from Peppermint Stick or Eggnog ice cream as a seasonal special. Or opt for specially ordered pies, cookie trays, traditional eggnog beverages and even Weaver’s Fresh All-Natural Turkeys or Lancaster Co. Stoltzfus Hams!

Be sure to regularly check both their website and social media pages for the latest updates and ordering information!

Lochel’s Bakery (2020 Montco Happening List Best Cupcake Finalist)

57 S. York Road, Hatboro, PA 19040

Family-owned and operated for over 75 years, visit Lochel’s Bakery this season for some of the most decadent, flavorful and fun treats the season has to offer! Enjoy hand-decorated Christmas cookies (available individually and in trays), traditional cakes, cupcakes and much more!

New for this season are their Gingerbread DIY Decorating Kits (ships 12/7) offered at $30 for one kit, $45 for two kits. Each kit includes 2 undecorated gingerbread, 2 containers of icing, 4-2oz cups of candy and mints. Also offered is a 2lb assorted cookie tub (ships 12/14) offered at $45 filled with assorted cookie flavors – butter, chocolate chip and holiday sugar cut-outs. They are both available to pre-order via phone or e-mail ([email protected])

Conshohocken Italian Bakery (2020 Montco Happening List Best Dessert Nominee)

79 Jones Street, Conshohocken, PA

Sweeten the holiday season and enjoy an array of cookies including ricotta cookies, Italian anisette, pizzelles, and an assortment of festive holiday treats sold in trays or individually. Also enjoy authentic and fresh-baked cannolis, pies, eclairs, danishes and more. Choose from various fresh-baked breads to accompany holiday meals and/or incorporate into recipes! Even prepare for special holiday breakfasts with their bagels, breads for toasting, danishes and much more.

Round Guys Brewing Company (2020 Montco Happening List Brewery Finalist)

324 W. Main Street, Lansdale, PA

Enjoy the holiday season with a flavorful and rich ale and feel good about supporting a local brewery! Cheer on the hometown team this holiday season with the brewery’s “Rye Eagles Rye,” a caramel rye pale ale. Also try Berliner Weisse with a rich lemonade-like flavor offered clear, pink or even green! As a ode to the holidays, cheers to “The Last Waltz,” a lager porter with hints of rich toffee, vanilla and almond flavors!

Cardinal Hollow Winery (2020 Happening List Best Winery or Tasting Room Finalist)

1830 West Point Pike, West Point, PA 19486

Sip to the season at Cardinal Hollow Winery at either your home, theirs or even both! Enjoy wine tastings for $1 per sample, 7 days per week! For groups over 6 people, appointments are required. The winery offers a Tiki Bar on Friday nights, 4-7pm, Saturdays 12-7pm, and Sundays 12-6pm, reservations are required and food is required to be consumed, per state guidelines/mandates. Choose from an array of locally-made wines to add to your holiday tables such as Cranberry, Gewurztraminer & Honey wines! 

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