Believe it or not … the holiday season is here! While you might not be ready to deck your halls quite yet, we’re already seeing festive events popping up. Our Weekend Picks include holiday craft shows, Santa’s arrival in malls, a pie tasting event 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.
Light Up the Night at Willow Grove Park Mall
When: Friday, November 8 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: 2500 Moreland Road, Willow Grove
Kickoff the holiday season at Willow Grove Mall. To unveil the mall’s spectacular new holiday décor, Santa will flip the switch to light up the magical “Tree Farm” made of over 120,000 lights. In partnership with the YMCA, magical characters will take center stage and dance along to musical recordings from the Trans-Siberian orchestra. Purchase a family portrait at the charming horse-drawn sleigh photo-op, then visit with Santa to share your holiday wishes. The first 200 children who pose for a photo with Santa will receive mugs and s’more kits.
Santa Arrives at King of Prussia Mall
When: Friday, November 8 at 10 a.m.
Where: 160 N. Gulph Road, King of Prussia
Santa will arrive at the Nordstrom Court this weekend. To skip the lines this season, make a reservation at this link.
St. Joseph’s Holiday Craft Bazaar
When: Saturday, November 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 16 S. Spring Garden Street, Ambler
Shop over 30 vendors offering handcrafted gifts and other items. Plus, there will be raffles and a bake sale offering a wide variety of homemade baked goods.
See a roundup of holiday craft shows in Montgomery County at this link.
Hope Community Church Christmas Bazaar and Craft Show
When: Saturday, November 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 2732 North Charlotte Street, Gilbertsville
Enjoy great vendors with fun holiday gifts, a flea market to benefit student ministries, food and baked goods, and more.
Conshohocken United Methodist Church Craft & Vendor Show
When: Saturday, November 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Sixth Avenue and Fayette Street, Conshohocken
The UMC Craft & Vendor Show will feature 33 vendors offering handmade crafts, jewelry, pottery, and holiday items. There will also be a bake sale, soup sale and raffle table.
Thanksgiving Pie Tasting at Lochel’s Bakery
When: Saturday, November 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 57 S. York Road, Hatboro
Thinking about Thanksgiving pies? Stop by Lochel’s Bakery to sample several varieties suitable for the holidays. Enjoy a free cup of coffee with your pie. And if you place an order for a Thanksgiving pie during the event, you’ll also receive a free gift.
Spotted Lanternfly Egg Hunt
When: Saturday, November 9 from 10 a.m. to noon
Where: Pennypack Trails, meeting location TBA
November is the best time to control next year’s spotted lanternfly population by destroying their eggs. Join Josh Bruce, the Trust’s Research and Restoration Coordinator, as he hunts for egg masses on trees and rocks along Pennypack’s trails. Register here.
Holiday Open House at County Line Landscaping Nursery
When: Saturday, November 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 811 Harleysville Pike, Franconia
Get in the holiday spirit with food tastings, cocktail sipping, decorating demos, discounts and more!
Mater Dei Catholic School’s Christmas Extravaganza Holiday Craft Show & Family Fun Event
When: Sunday, November 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 428 South Main Street, North Wales
This annual Christmas Craft Fair will have something for everyone! Shop over 60 holiday artisans, crafters and gift vendors. In addition, there’s a children’s area with a Secret Santa Shoppe, café serving homemade breakfast and lunch, Sweet Shoppe with yummy treats and a huge raffle table.