2015 Montgomery County’s Holiday Guide

Montco Holiday Guide

‘Tis the season for holiday fun in Montgomery County, PA! Don’t miss out on any of these season’s best with the help of Montco Happening’s 2015 Holiday Guide. Click below for easy navigation:

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Tony Roni’s
7 Locations throughout Greater Philadelphia

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Don’t let your employees go hungry and lose energy! Treat them to great food from Tony Roni’s. Receive 10% off all Black Friday weekend orders $50 or more that are placed on or before Wednesday 11/25/15. Just mention this offer when ordering! This offer is valid for Friday 11/27, Saturday 11/28 and Sunday 11/29 if placed on or before Wednesday 11/25. Visit their website www.tonyronis.com for phone numbers and to view our full menu. Choose from wrap/hoagie/panini trays, stromboli, catering salads, tomato pie, pizza & more! Catering is also perfect for your holiday parties and office luncheons!

Down to Earth Cafè and Bread Box & Bakery
Perkasie, PA

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Are you looking for the perfect gift for your best customers, closest friends, or family member who have it all?  The Bread Box and Bakery has gift boxes for all budgets, and they’re Bucks County’s ONLY community supported bakery offering bread shares; a CSB (“community supported bakery”) membership is the delicious gift that keeps giving all year long!

Plus, spoil your favorite foodies with a Down to Earth Cafè gift certificate or local specialty goods.

Healthy Solutions by Dr. Luciano Weight Loss & Aesthetic Medicine
Ivyland, PA

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Look Radiant and Fabulous For The Holidays At Healthy Solutions by Dr. Luciano Weight Loss & Aesthetic Medicine! Whether you want to lose weight, smooth out your wrinkles, achieve a more youthful appearance or look better in that suit or dress, their team is here to help.

See for yourself why Dr. Luciano’s team was voted Best Medspa 2015 by Montco Happening List. Take advantage of these specials now through the end of December:

  • Photo Facial $149
  • Obagi Blue Radiance Peel – $99
  • Venus Freeze Skin Tightening Treatement For The Face $150 per treatment

Weight Loss Program With Dr. Luciano –

  • $25 Off Coolsculpting – Buy 3 Get 1 Free
  • 20% Off Gift Cards.
  • 20% Off All Obagi Products
  • Receive $25 Off Your Latisse purchase by mentioning The Happenings List.

Laser Hair Removal Holiday Specials:

  • Lip or Chin $50 per treatment
  • Underarms,Full Bikini – $75 per treatment
  • Half Legs – $100 per treatment
  • Flull Legs – $140 per treatment

Healthy Solutions by Dr. Luciano will help you feel and look your best throughout the season. www.HealthySolutionsDr.com

Painting from the Pro’s at Dan Collins Painting, Serving Montgomery County

One of the most complete and professional painting services you will ever find in Montgomery County. Dan Collins is a full service, fully insured painting company located in Oreland specializing in all phases of interior and exterior painting for residential, commercial and industrial projects. Dan’s family owned andScreen Shot 2015-11-18 at 11.53.27 PM operated business has been serving the Greater Montgomery County and Philadelphia, PA regions since 1985! Most recently, Dan’s small company one Happening List Awards for Best Painter in Montco 4 years in a row! With the results of the Happening List Contest coming directly from our residents, you can rest assure that Dan’s work speaks through his hundreds of satisfied customers.

With the holiday season just around the corner, Dan Collins is the man to talk to when it comes to sprucing up your home for friends and loved ones. Whether it’s freshening up your interior walls or power washing a worn and weathered exterior, Dan Collins Painting will have your house looking better than ever this holiday season. To see some of Dan’s work, follow on FB at Dan Collins Painting. He’s one of the best in the biz!!!

Contact Dan and his team at (215) 836-5787 to schedule a free estimate, to book a job, or to inquire further about our services. Click here to visit their website for more information.
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The Shops at Valley Square
Warrington, PA

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Access the amazing holiday specials from 35 boutiques, restaurants, and services at The Shops at Valley Square! Follow them on Facebook for all of the latest.

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Timeless Styles Boutique
Lansdale, PA

Lansdale’s Timeless Styles Boutique will start their Holiday Season on November 28th (Small Business Saturday)!

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Timeless Styles focuses on contemporary clothing that is both fashionable, affordable, and timeless in style. They have a large selection of accessories that make for great gift ideas for you, your family and your loved ones. From purses to scarves, jewelry, hair ornaments, belts and so much more. Stay up to date with all their latest events and announcements on FB at, Timeless Styles Boutique.

*Fridays are Men’s Night open to 9:00 PM
*A free gift with your first purchase
Website: http://www.timelessstyles.net

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Tree Lightings, Parades & Celebrations

Skippack Village Tree Lighting
Friday, November 27th, 2015
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
*Floral & Hardy Parking Lot 

The annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree is happening in Montco’s most beloved small town on Friday, November 27th! The streets of Skippack will be filled with holiday cheer as the village and local community prepare to host a fun filled night featuring the big guy in the red suit, carolers, the annual tree lighting and so much more. Come celebrate with your family and enjoy the small town charm that only Skippack can provide!

West Conshohocken Tree Lighting Ceremonyconshy
Friday, November 27th @ 5pm
Located at the Borough Hall

Come start the holiday season off right with Conshohocken’s Annual Tree Lighting! Starting at 5pm, there will be a DJ, hot chocolate, cider, treats, snacks, and chili from Lenny’s Deli. This years event is sponsored by Conshy AMBUCS, in association with the Mayor’s Special Events Committee. Mayor Bob Frost will have trivia and prizes for the kids around 6pm, followed by the arrival of Santa Claus at 6:30pm, escorted into town by Conshohocken’s very own Fire Companies! Show your support and join the group on Facebook at, Conshohocken Christmas Tree Lighting.

Lansdale Tree Lighting Ceremonylansdale
Friday, December 4th @ 6pm 
Located at Railroad Plaza

The annual festivities will begin at 6:00pm in Railroad Plaza. The streets will be filled with holiday music performed by the North Penn High School Chorus along with free refreshments being served courtesy of Clemens Food Group and Balford Farms. Jolly old St. Nick will arrive at 6:30pm to lead the Christmas tree lighting countdown. This year, after the tree lighting, guests are encouraged and welcome to visit with Santa in the “Santa House”, or head over to the Lansdale Library to take in “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” movie!

Limerick Township Holiday Celebrationlimerick
Friday, December 4th @ 6pm
Limerick Community Park

S’mores, bonfires, snacks and crafts….just a few of the holiday happenings you and your family can expect to find at Limerick Township’s Holiday Celebration. The festivities will run from 6;30pm-8:30pm with Santa arriving at 6:30pm sharp. Free photos with the big guy are available thanks to Penn Liberty Bank. Any new & unwrapped toys are being accepted as donations for Toys for Tots!!!

Ambler Holiday Paradeambler
Main Street Ambler 
Saturday, December 5th @ 11am 

The streets of downtown Ambler will once again be host to a parade fit for the Holiday Season! Hundreds of cars, fire trucks, medical personnel and police officers will stroll down Butler Pike followed by a long line of vintage cars, community members, high school marching bands, floats and of course, Mr. & Mrs. Claus! Bring the kids, pets and family out for a day dedicated towards getting in the holiday spirit!

*Butler Avenue will be shut down at 9:30am. Parade participants should assemble at Upper Dublin Lutheran Church at 10am to line up along the parade route.

 

Ambler Symphony Holiday Concert and Sing-Along
Ambler Theater
Dec 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Ambler Symphony returns to the stage of the Ambler Theater for a night of festive holiday music. The Ambler Symphony concert begins at 6:30pm. The program will start with a selection of holiday favorites, such as the suite from The Nutcracker and Leroy Anderson’s Christmas Festival. The concert concludes with a sing-along of classic carols.

Following the concert, at approximately 8:00, we will screen the holiday classic WHITE CHRISTMAS.

Tickets are $10 and include admission to both the concert and screening.

 

Santa Arrives by Train in Ambler 

Ambler Train Station
Dec 10th @ 7:00 pm

Welcome Santa by train! After, take a walk to the new Borough Hall to sit on Santa’s lap and tell him what’s on your list!

Join the Fun!   This is an Ambler tradition.

(Children are called by number to visit with Santa.  Numbers are given on a first come basis at the SEPTA lot prior to Santa’s arrival.)

 

The Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales parade down Butler Avenue

Main Street Ambler
Dec 12 @ 2:00 pm

clydesdalesAt 2:00 PM the horses arrive to deliver cheer to downtown Ambler (weather permitting).

Then stay and dine and shop until… Ambler’s First Annual Tree Lighting!

 

 

Souderton Holiday Parade and Tree Lightingsouderton
Downtown Souderton Main Street
Saturday, December 5th @ 11am

If you are interested in helping make Souderton & Telford towns the home for happy holiday memories please consider volunteering for one of their upcoming events. Their greatest need is for the Holiday Parade. With over 1,400 participants including over 130 vehicles registered each year, there is alot of behind the scenes work needed to help bring it all together. The more people they have to organize the participants at the lineup locations the smoother the parade will run! This years theme, “Top 100 Reasons We Love Our Towns”.

Please click here to fill out the volunteer form, or follow on FB for more information at, Souderton Telford Main Streets.

East Norriton Township Holiday Parade
Friday, December 5th @ 11am
Starts at East Norriton Middle School; ends at Hillcrest Plaza

Bring your family, friends and neighbors to kick off the holiday season with East Norriton Township’s Annual Holiday Parade! The parade begins at the Middle School and ends at Hillcrest Plaza in East Norriton.

Upper Perk Hometown Christmas Parade and SantaLand
Sunday, December 7th @ 1pm 
Travels through Red Hill, Pennsburg and East Greenvilleupper perk

Upper Perk is in the Holiday Spirit, and they can’t wait to share it with the rest of our Montgomery County residents! As one of the most unique holiday celebrations in our county,  Upper Perk’s unique Christmas parade boasts the largest animal attendance in Pennsylvania, yes, we said animal attendance! The parade will include horses, llamas, and sled dogs just to name a few. The animals will start at the Red Hill Fire Company at 1pm and make their way through Main Street, Red Hill, Pennsburg and East Greenville boroughs. Santa will be the anchor of the parade before arriving at Santa Land, aka St. Mark’s Church! Children are welcome to visit with Santa and participate in a variety of holiday happenings!

Santa Arrives by Train to Ambler
Thursday, December 1oth @ 7pm
Ambler Train Station, Main Street
35 West Butler Pike  

It’s a long train ride from the North Pole to Montgomery County, so the local Ambler community would like to invite our residents to welcome Santa when he arrives by train! The fun filled activity is great for kids, and after they meet the jolly red giant, they can take a walk to the new Borough Hall to sit on Santa’s lap and announce your gift list!

(Children are called by number to visit with Santa. Numbers are given on a first come basis at the SEPTA lot prior to Santa’s arrival.)

Ardmore Holiday Celebration
Friday, November 27th @ 6pmardmore
Includes Santa arriving to hear wishes on an Ardmore firetruck, with a festive holiday tree lighting, cocoa, carols, and holiday cheer for all!

November 27th also kicks off Ardmore’s amazing “Win the Window” contest! This year, the local community will feature more chances for you to win amazing prizes from Ardmore businesses featured in the Ardmore Initiative window, located at 56 E. Lancaster Ave. How does every Friday between Thanksgiving and Christmas sound?! They will announce their first winner at the Holiday Celebration event! Follow the group event on Facebook at, Ardmore Holiday Celebration!

The ABA will also be presenting a donation to the Merion Fire Co. of Ardmore as a THANK YOU for all of their hard work and dedication to our community. It’s going to be a wonderful night!

Hatboro’s Official Tree Lighting Ceremonyhatboro
Friday, December 4th @5:30pm
York Road, Main Street Hatboro 

Come out to Hatboro on December 4th for a night filled with all your holiday favorites! Starting at 5:30pm, the Union Library Company of Hatboro & Greater Hatboro Chamber are proud to feature musical entertainment from the Upper Moreland Intermediate Percussion Ensemble. At 6pm, the air will be filled with carols in anticipation of Santa’s arrival at 6:15pm. The tree lighting will commence at 6:30pm, then all guests are invited to join Santa at the library from 7-8pm.l

 

Events & Announcements

Black Friday Shopping at KOP Mall
Mall Madness is almost here! The final weekend of November will start the beginning of Black Friday deals, steals and sales at the King of Prussia Mall. Our regions largest, and most impressive shopping destination is open from 6pm-1am on November 26th. The following day, before sunrise, KOP stores will welcome visitors beginning at 6am until 10pm. Whether you’re a late night owl or an early riser, you’ll still be able to take advantage of all the great sales happening at the end of the month! Philadelphia Premium Outlets will also be in attendance to host an “around the clock holiday extravaganza” from 6pm on November 26th to 10pm on November 27th.
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Holiday Tours at Pennypacker Mills
Tours of the Pennypacker mansion during the holidays are a reflection of Christmases past when shimmering glass ornaments dangled from tree branches and shiny ribbon was woven through mantle greens and around windows. All ages are welcome to attend, appreciate and enjoy Holiday Tours at Pennypacker Mills. Groups of ten or more should contact the site for a group tour.

November 24th – January 10th (Recurring daily)
Pennypacker Mills
5 Haldeman Rd, Schwenksville, PA 19473
Admission: $2 suggested donation
(610) 287-9349
Swing by their FB Page to learn more—-> Pennypacker Mills

Zern’s Farm Offers Extended Holiday Hours
For those of you out there that have never heard of Zern’s Farmer’s Market, we need to inform you that the name may be a bit misleading. True you can find local fresh produce at Zern’s similar to any typical farmer’s market, but Zern’s goes above and beyond the “farmer’s market” designation to offer visitors an enormous selection of great gift ideas for the upcoming holidays!

Holiday Hours at Zern's

Holiday Hours at Zern’s

If you are looking for an interesting family outing, we definitely recommend visiting Zern’s. The market is located in Gilbertsville, PA (Montgomery County) and is situated on PA Route 73 close to PA Route 100 (Philadelphia Avenue near Bartman Avenue). When they say they have everything, they really mean it! As advertised, the following are just some of what you can find at Zern’s: funnel cake, corn relish, shoofly pie, chow-chow, homemade ice cream, fresh produce, baked goods, meats, seafood, poultry, plants, yard sculptures, new and vintage clothing, coins, stamps, toys, spices, hardware, new and used books, violins and flutes, beautiful junk, hidden treasures, memories and maybe a forgotten piece of the past. The list is never ending, providing our residents a great opportunity to get a large amount of gifts at a great price, and all under one roof! Click here to learn more about Zern’s Farmers Market.

Helping the Angel Tree Grow, presented by Genesis Fitness Centre
Genesis Fitness Centre, a full service club located in Harleysville is helping our local children in need by CHARITYhosting a Holiday Gift Drive! The drive is geared towards benefitting the Boys & Girls Club, It’s simple, just come in to Genesis Fitness Centre and pick one name tag off of the tree. Take that name tag to the front desk where you will be asked to register for the child you’ll be providing a much deserved gift to. Purchase the gift that is already picked out and written down on the tag, then come back and drop off the gift with an Angel tag (provided). Gifts must be returned by Friday, December 4th. When all is said and done the entire process with shopping included, might take about an hour or two. A short time to make what will be an immense difference in the lives of local children in need. Genesis Fitness Centre of Harleysville would like to thank our community for any help they can get![/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container] 

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One Comment

  1. Kathy Parker December 10, 2015 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    This holiday guide is very good! Just wish I had received it sooner! Lots to do and see – some really great ideas!

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