Looking for festive fun this weekend? We’ve got you covered. Plus, you can always find even more things to do by visiting our Event Calendar. And be sure to check out our 2019 Holiday Guide and list of Where to See Santa in Montco.
When: Friday, December 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Upper Gwynedd Township Parks and Recreation, 1 Parkside Place, North Wales
Come out to the Township Building for face painting, a gingerbread contest and more. At the Pavilion, there will be horse & carriage rides, games, crafts, food and drinks, and a photo area. Please bring a donation for Toys for Tots.
It’s a Wonderful Life – A Live Radio Play
When: December 6 – December 15
Where: DCP Theatre, 795 Ridge Road, Telford
Back to the DCP Stage by popular demand! This heart-warming holiday classic follows George Bailey, who hopes to travel from his hometown, Bedford Falls, and lasso the moon for the lovely Mary Hatch. When George’s plans continue to fail and life’s hardships seem worse than ever, an angel named Clarence comes down to earth to show him that he really does have a “wonderful life”. Enjoy this story along with your favorite holiday songs and 1940’s commercials.
Cost: Prices Vary
Holiday Tours at Historic Hope Lodge
When: Saturday December 14, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: 553 S. Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington
The mansion will be decorated for the holiday season! Join us for a short film and guided tours of the mansion at 11:30 am, 1:00 pm & 2:30 pm. Cookies and hot chocolate included in admission price.
Cost: $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for seniors (age 65+) and for youth age 6-17, children under 5 are free and Friends members are free. Cash or check only.
King of Prussia Town Center Winterfest
When: Saturday, December 14 from noon to 5 p.m.
Where: King of Prussia Town Center, 200 Main Street
Winterfest returns to the King of Prussia Town Center with four Saturdays of free family fun – complete with tastings, holiday activations, live entertainment, special guest appearances from our favorite holiday characters and more. This Saturday’s activities include horse and carriage rides, arts and crafts by The Painted House, and music by DJ Soundscapes, Phila Handbell Ensemble and St. Patrick’s School Advanced Choir. You can also meet Santa and Olaf!
Victorian Christmas Open House
When: Saturday, December 14 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Pennypacker Mills, 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville
The mansion comes alive with living historians, Santa himself & a bell choir performing on the porch. Discover holiday traditions that have stood the test of time. See how the Pennypacker family celebrated Christmas and a clear toy candy demonstration in the kitchen. The Museum Shop is stocked with unique, vintage ornaments, gift items, sweets, and toys. Refreshments served.
Breakfast with Santa at The SunnyBrook Ballroom
When: Sunday, December 15 from 8:30 a.m. to noon
Where: 50 Sunnybrook Road, Pottstown
Bring the kids to meet and get a photo with Santa, decorate cookies and ornaments, and enjoy a special breakfast buffet. Pricing is $21 for adults, $14 for children 5 through 12, and children 4 and under are free. Seatings are at 8:30, 9, 9:30 and 10 a.m. Make a reservation at this link.
jkidphilly Congregational Parent Ambassador Program: Dreidels and Cookies
When: Sunday, December 15 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Track 3 Microbrewery & Coffeehouse, 1650 Limekiln Pike, Dresher
Get in the holiday spirit by decorating cookies and playing dreidel. There will also be storytime! Get more information and register here.
Winter Solstice Norristown Farm Park
When: Sunday, December 15 at 2 p.m.
Where: 2500 Upper Farm Road, Norristown
Soon we will experience the shortest day of the year. Learn about the winter solstice and some of the traditions of other cultures surrounding this special time of the year. Some people celebrate a twelve-day holiday called the Yule. Many modern traditions, such as the Christmas tree, the Christmas wreath, and the Yule log were derived from winter solstice customs. The celebration of the day was interpreted as a reawakening of nature. Children will hear a seasonal story and make a winter solstice craft. Pre-registration is required; meet in the Salt Wing. All ages.
Cost: $5 craft fee for children only
Christmas Pageant at Bryn Athyn Cathedral
When: Sunday, December 15 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. Live animals on the grounds can be visited between the services.