Tis the season for festive fun! From here until the New Year, we’re seeing tons of events for holiday fun. Our Weekend Picks this week include holiday shopping event, opportunities to see Santa, a decorating demonstration, and more. You can always find even more things to do by visiting our Event Calendar. And be sure to check out our 2019 Thanksgiving Guide and list of Where to See Santa in Montco.
Skippack Village Holiday Open House
When: Friday and Saturday, November 15 and 16 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Skippack Pike, Skippack
Skippack Village is kicking off the holiday season with a Village-wide open house. Shops will stay open until 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night. Look forward to seasonal items and special offers.
Welcome Santa Parade at Coventry Mall
When: Friday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: 351 W. Schuylkill Road, Pottstown
Santa will make his grand entrance via fire truck at 6:30 p.m! To celebrate his arrival, there will be a parade and then 5 x 7 photos will be available for $12.99. Santa will then be at the mall throughout the holiday season.
Mother of Divine Providence Holiday Craft Show
When: Saturday, November 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Mother Teresa Regional Catholic School, 405 Allendale Road, King of Prussia
This annual event features over 130 vendors with homemade items and baked goods. There will also be a full café of delicious items to eat, media booth, White Elephant, religious items, children’s games and more.
Click here for a roundup of holiday craft shows in Montco this season.
Story Time with Santa at Montgomery Mall
When: Saturday, November 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Where: 230 Montgomery Mall, North Wales
The North Wales Library is presenting a special Story Time with an appearance by Santa. Enjoy a holiday story in the Sears Court.
Christmas with The First Ladies – Meet Author and Designer Coleen Burke
When: Saturday, November 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Bloomingdale’s, Willow Grove Park Mall, 2500 W. Moreland Road, Willow Grove
Get in the holiday spirit and gather tons of decorating inspiration this Saturday morning at Willow Grove Bloomingdale’s. Former White House Holiday Designer and author of “Christmas with the First Ladies” Coleen Christian Burke will be visiting the store to share tips and demonstrate how America’s house is transformed into a winter wonderland. She’ll be showcasing First Lady Christmas design, color stories and crafts!
Enjoy the complimentary hot cocoa bar and learn how to decorate your home like the First Ladies. This event is completely free, but seating is limited. RSVP to save your spot at this link.
Harvest Fest at Elmwood Park Zoo
When: Saturday and Sunday, November 16 and 17 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 1661 Harding Boulevard, Norristown
It’s the final weekend of this fall celebration at Elmwood Park Zoo! Participate in themed activities, navigate your way through a corn maze, play games and sip on festive fall drinks. Silly Joe Sings will be performing on Saturday, Danielle & Jennifer will perform on Sunday.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Celebration at King of Prussia Mall
When: Sunday, November 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Savor Food Court in the Mall, 160 N. Gulph Road, King of Prussia
Wands up! Bring the entire family to a Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Community Day. There will be magical activities, photo booths, games, prizes, giveaways and more. This is a free, non-ticketed event.
Frozen Pizza & Painting Party at Bacco Restaurant
When: Sunday, November 17 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: 587 Dekalb Pike, North Wales
Children of all ages are invited to this pizza and canvas painting party to celebrate the release of Frozen II. Registration is $30 and includes pizza, drinks and all the supplies needed to create their own 11” x 14” Frozen masterpiece. Parent guidance is encouraged. Paints are washable but a smock or spare t-shirt is recommended. Call Victoria at 267-467-8297 to register.