Are you in the holiday spirit? There are so many events to get you feeling festive in Montgomery County, so we’re highlighting just a few of our favorites each weekend. Here are our picks for December 7 through December 9. You can always find even more things to do by visiting our MontCo Happening calendar and our 2018 Holiday Guide.
When: Now through December 22, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays
Where: King of Prussia Town Center, 155 Village Drive, King of Prussia
This holiday season, the King of Prussia Town Center will offer free family fun every Friday night and Saturday afternoon. This weekend’s theme is “Fun for the Whole Family.” There will be a screening of “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” on Friday night with appearances by Elsa and Olaf. On Saturday, LA Fitness will lead Bundled Bootcamp. In addition, there will be live entertainment and Road Runner Pop-Up. There will be tasty treats both days.
Upper Gwynedd Holiday Light Spectacular
When: Friday, December 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Parkside Place Park Complex, 1 Parkside Place, North Wales
Enjoy a night full of sparkling lights, hot chocolate, carolers and more! Stop by the Township Building to view the gingerbread house contest and Gwynedd Square student art show. (And get your face painted!) And come by the outdoor pavilion for games, crafts and other fun activities. Bring a donation for Toys for Tots as your entrance fee.
Candlelit Tour at Morgan Log House
When: Saturday, December 8 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: 850 Weikel Rd, Kulpsville
Built in the early 1700s, the Morgan Log House is one of the oldest surviving homes in Montgomery County. Visitors have a unique opportunity to explore the home by candlelight on December 8 while the home is decorated in its finest 18th Century holiday greenery.
Victorian Christmas Open House
When: Saturday, December 8 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Pennypacker Mills, 5 Haldeman Road Schwenksville
There is nothing quite as Victorian as visiting Pennypacker Mills’ Christmas Open House. With an entertaining bell choir playing Christmas music, a Victorian Santa Claus welcoming families, and living historians inside the mansion portraying family and friends, this one day gives visitors a glimpse of Christmastime in the early 1900’s. With greens on every mantle, silky ribbon strewn throughout, shiny glass and tin ornaments to add shine to the tree, and plainly wrapped presents beneath, visitors will be treated to a special experience at each room. In the kitchen, see a clear toy candy demonstration with three-dimensional clear candies. The Museum Shop, which is stocked with unique Victorian inspired ornaments, gift items, books, children’s toys, and holiday sweets.
Cost: All ages; free, suggested donation $2 per person.
When: Saturday, December 8 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park, 100 Bridge St., Phoenixville
Step back in time to a Dickens’ holiday scene, as you enter the beautifully decorated Locktender’s house and sing along with the joyful music played by local musician(s). Partake in holiday treats and hot cider and join in with the Schuylkill Canal Association and toast each other with best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season.
Cost: A donation of $1 or more will be gladly accepted.
Christmas Pageant at Bryn Athyn Cathedral
When: Sunday, December 9 at 3:30 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.
Where: 1005 Cathedral Rd, Huntingdon Valley
Start your Christmas season celebrations with this depiction of the Christmas story, portrayed by actors in costume. A favorite feature of this popular Pageant is the invitation for attendees to walk through a choir of singing shepherds and angels to visit the manger scene. Visit live animals on the grounds in between the services.
Twelfth Night Tours
When: Sunday, December 9
Where: Pottsgrove Manor, 100 W. King St. Pottstown
Enjoy a guided tour of Pottsgrove Manor, decorated with greens and holly for the Yuletide season. Learn about traditional English celebrations of Twelfth Night and how they differed from our modern Christmas celebrations. All ages.
Cost: Suggested donation $2 per person.