Keep the merriment going all weekend long! Here are some fun things to do in Montgomery County (and nearby.)
Christmas at Colonial Gardens
When: December 26, & 27; 5:30-8:30pm; $10 per person ages 12 and older; $8 per child ages 3-11; 2 and younger are FREE.
Where: Colonial Gardens, 745 Schuylkill Road, Phoenixville
Celebrate the season in a festive, outdoor experience at Colonial Gardens! Included with admission is free hot chocolate, a make-your-own ornament, meet & greet with Santa, as well as a free candy cane! Also be sure to check out the gift shop for holiday décor, fresh-cut trees, wreaths, greens and poinsettias! Find out more HERE.
Wild Lights at Elmwood Park Zoo
When: Saturday, December 26 – December 30
Where: Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Boulevard, Norristown
Get ready to delight in animals, glistening lights and even Santa, himself, as Wild Lights, a holiday exhibition, returns to Elmwood Park Zoo! Enjoy new light attractions, even more animals on exhibit than before, stroll through “Oh Christmas Tree,” and be amazed by the glistening trees. Even stroll the Trail of the Jumping Jaguar, where jaguars will make your acquaintance! Enjoy live music as you take in the lights and sights, plus the chance to see Santa! Timed tickets are required.
Gingerbread House Display and Lights at Peddler’s Village
When: Now through through January 9
Where: Street Road and Route 263, Lahaska
Stroll the village, indulge in holiday shopping and festive treats and check out the annual Gingerbread House Displays.
Santa’s Polar Bear Express
When: Saturday, December 26 – December 31
Where: Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust, 64 S. Washington Street, Boyertown
Hop aboard a magical adventure train ride decked out to nines! Hop aboard and enjoy scenic sights through frosted windows. All Polar Bear Express trains will provide gifts for every child and the opportunity for children to even compose their own letters to Santa!
Book in advance ONLINE to secure your space. Prices vary according to seating and age, refer to the online fare chart for more details and specifics
A Longwood Christmas
When: Now though January 10, 2021; Gardens open daily, 10am-11pm; timed admissions tickets are required.
Where: Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square
Light up the holiday season amid festive twinkling trees and plant palettes in shades of winter whites, reds and deep evergreens. While the indoor exhibits are closed as of December 10, there’s still plenty to see outside! Take in the famed Garden Railway, a display of 31 locomotives, steam engines, diesel engines, specialty engines and even childhood favorite, Thomas the Tank Engine! Becoming a “tunnel of light,” for the holidays, it is a fun way to add delight to the season.
Enjoy holiday music from Rob Dickenson & The Brandywine Christmas Minstrels while taking in the outdoor displays. Don’t forget to take in the transfixing open-air theatre fountain shows!
Find out more HERE. NOTE: Tickets are selling out quickly!
Holiday Garden Railway at Morris Arboretum
When: Now through December 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and select nights from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: 100 E. Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia
Visitors of all ages will be wowed by a quarter mile of track featuring seven loops and tunnels with fifteen different rail lines and two cable cards, nine bridges, and more! It’s all set in a lovely winter garden with all of the displays and building made of natural materials. Advance tickets are required and can be purchased HERE.