It’s officially the Holiday Season! There are so many ways to celebrate the holidays in Montgomery County, so we’re highlighting just a few of our favorite events each weekend. Here are our picks for November 30 through December 2. 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 is considered the Holiday KickOff with a glow stick dance party and face painting on Friday night. On Saturday, Santa will be there along with face painting and school choir and bell ensemble performances. There will be tasty treats both days.
Ambler’s Holiday Parade
When: Saturday, December 1 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Butler Avenue from Bethlehem Pike to Spring Garden Street
Come out for this annual event to get into the holiday spirit! There will be floats, marching bands, Mummers, classic cars, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, dancers and more. And, of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Candlelight Tours at Peter Wentz Farmstead
When: Saturday, December 1 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: 2030 Shearer Road, Lansdale
The soft glow of candles will guide you throughout the Farmstead for tours showcasing colonial music, seasonal entertaining, and a visit from Belsnickel, a Pennsylvania German St. Nicholas in furs. (Last tour begins at 8:30pm).
Towamencin Holiday Lights Festival
When: Saturday, December 1 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Fischer’s Park, 2225 Bustard Road, Lansdale
Towamencin Township is throwing their annual Holiday Lights Festival! Come enjoy a beautiful winter night in Fischer’s Park full of lights, live entertainment, and decorated trees from the Girl Scouts. There will be free entertainment and refreshments from the Boy Scouts as well as horse-drawn surrey rides. Be sure to be there at 6 p.m. for the tree lighting and get your free photo with Santa between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Mrs. Claus Comes to Town
When: Sunday, December 2 from 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Where: Floral & Hardy, 4007 Skippack Pike, Skippack, PA 19474
Bring the kids for a visit with Mrs. Claus at Floral & Hardy! Enjoy a story, Santa’s favorite cookies, a craft, and more. Ages 3 and up. Dress for the weather – this event will be outside in a tent. This event costs $15 per child.
Narberth Dickens Festival
When: Sunday, December 2 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 101 Forrest Ave, Narberth, PA 19072
The Narberth Dickens Festival is a free family event held each December on the streets of downtown Narberth. It draws thousands to this little borough every year, and it has become the fastest-growing holiday festival in the Philadelphia area. In this Dickens-themed event, the town of Narberth is transformed into 1840’s London, as Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and all the characters from A Christmas Carol roam the streets for an afternoon. There is entertainment and activities for all ages, including horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday crafts, carolers, period vendors and food, dancers, musicians, ballet performances, puppet shows, magicians, puppeteers, ice sculptors, a free Dickens-themed scavenger hunt for children, and much more. Put on your top hat and come join the fun!
Lansdale Lighting of the Menorah
When: Sunday, December 2 at 6 p.m.
Where: Railroad Plaza, 300 W. Main Street, Lansdale
Celebrate the first night of Hanukkah and enjoy music performed by The Horns of Hanukkah.