Holiday Happenings include:
Art Kids: In-person and virtual family offerings—from art-making to gallery tours—will spark creativity in children of all ages.
Holiday Shopping: Find gifts to surprise and delight, including the work of local artisans, at our three new stores onsite. Or... More Info
The Market, which is modeled on the classic German Christkindlmarkt, features dozens of curated artisan and vintage vendors in addition to live music, ice sculptures, food trucks, Santa Claus, and more in the magical setting of The Creamery.
The holidays are here so come and celebrate with another beautiful Fever Candlelight performance. Enjoy classics from Tchaikovsky and other iconic seasonal arrangements in the stunning Masonic Temple and library and cozy up to the festive feeling we’ve been waiting all year for. You don’t have... More Info
Fresh off the heels of an incredibly successful run of “SpongeBob the Musical,” Footlighters Community Theater is excited to bring back to its stage their incredibly popular, music-filled, annual fundraiser, Broadway in Berwyn.
For one red and green-filled weekend (December 10, 11 & 12)... More Info
Wayne Art Center is pleased to announce the Holiday Shopping Weekend is back this year with three chances to shop: Friday Evening December 10th 5-8pm, Saturday December 11th, 10am-5pm, and Sunday 10am-3pm.
This event is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.
Before or after shopping,... More Info
Presented by Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center at Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center
In this hilarious holiday family classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids, also known as “the worst kids in the history of the world.” The siblings take over the annual Christmas pageant in a hilarious yet heartwarming tale... More Info
A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story is a solo adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic work, that everyone in the family will love. This one-man performance of A Christmas Carol is by Philadelphia actor Josh Hitchens, where the play goes back to the book’s roots as a ghost story and celebrates... More Info
Presented by VoxAmaDeus at Church of the Good Samaritan
The Vox Renaissance Consort marks the 35th year of its annual tradition of magical Renaissance Noel concerts, celebrating the glorious Renaissance music of Old Europe, with masterpieces for single and double chorus, solo voices, and period instruments. A unique feature of these concerts is our... More Info
Join in a joyful service celebrating the history of the Christian faith, from the fall of humanity, to the promise of the Messiah, culminating in the birth of Jesus. The story is told in nine short Bible readings (lessons) paired with carols, hymns, and choir anthems. This year’s Lessons & Carols... More Info
The Chester County Concert Band is thrilled to perform at the Exton Square Mall once again. Our large community band will play a wide variety of holiday music to entertain the audience. You can bring your own chair if you want, or just stand to listen. The band is celebrating 40 years of... More Info
Presented by Main Line Ecumenical Choir at St. Mary Magdalen Church
The Main Line Ecumenical Choir, directed by Ralph Purri and accompanied by members of the Main Line Symphony, will perform Christmas highlights from Handel’s “Messiah” on December 19, 2021. The concert will take place at 2:30 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2400 N. Providence Road, Media PA.... More Info
The City Rhythm Orchestra has been dazzling audiences for over 35 years and has earned the reputation as one of today’s finest big bands. Led by Pete Spina and Nick Vallerio, the group has consistently created music with a distinct style and sound. They’ve been praised by audiences and... More Info
The Gingerbread entries will be on exhibit during shopping hours from November 19 through January 8, 2022.
Gingerbread house Categories:
NEW! Holiday on Wheels Traditional
Authentic Reproduction Around the World
3-D, Movie or TV Set
On select days in Life’s Patina will be open for holiday shopping. The barn will be full of holiday home decor, one-of-a-kind vintage finds, gifts, and architectural salvage.*
*Saturday, December 11th, Life’s Patina will be hosting a traditional German Christmas Market with German Weihnachtsmark... More Info
Gum drops, sprinkles and frosting—oh my! Each family will receive their own pre-assembled, ready-to-decorate cookie cottage with plenty of icing and candy to make it uniquely theirs. Ages 5 and up.
Registration required. Register online here.
This year’s Winterfest will encourage attendees to come together and partake in fun family activities such as photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus, an ornament workshop, local School Choir and Band performances, meet and greet with favorite holiday characters and more! Free and open to the public,... More Info
Tis the season! Main Line Unitarian Church is hosting a Holiday Workshop celebration (wear your sparkly mask), on Saturday, December 11, 2 to 5 pm—and everyone—members, friends, neighbors—is invited for this warm and festive community gathering. We all need a little community; let’s do... More Info
Enjoy a bountiful, kid-friendly breakfast featuring a hot chocolate bar and many other delectable festive treats.An Array of Fun Activities for the Little Ones to include: Reindeer Games, Crafts & a Visit with Santa Claus himself!
Presented by Delaware County Press Club at The Inn at Swarthmore
Uosikkinen will discuss his 40-year career drumming with The Hooters; his role in creating an online music portal, MP3.com; web development, marketing, and podcasting; teaching and mentoring music students; and his own band, David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket. He’ll take questions from attendees... More Info
Lace up your merriest walking shoes and walk the city from afternoon to evening, taking in all of the festive offerings of the city, including Mavy’s light show, Dickens Christmas Village, the Comcast Experience, 13th Street decoration, Elfreth’s Alley and more! Registration required.
Annual Holiday Cookie Sale! Delicious home made assorted cookies- order online at www.palswebstore.com or shop in person on Monday December 20 from 3-7 pm.
Online orders may be picked up Monday December 20 from 3-7 pm or Wednesday December 22 from 9-3.
Cookies are beautifully packaged for gift... More Info
Each fall, members of Longwood Gardens’ Horticulture, Facilities, and Guest Services Departments team up to create a multilevel miniature world of locomotives, steam engines, diesel engines, and specialty engines. Watch as the vehicles rumble along nearly 500 feet of track. Located outdoors near... More Info
Inside, set your spirits ablaze with towering trees adorned in amber to fiery red tones, flickering flame lanterns, and an inviting mountain retreat, complemented by icy-hued plantings, a “frozen” succulent fountain, and a refreshing alpine waterway that is the ultimate winter... More Info
Vendors in wooden booths will set up shop during the Holiday season to sell a wide variety of international holiday gifts, ornaments, jewelry and high-quality arts and crafts, as well as traditional European food, sweets and drinks.
The unique atmosphere with thousands of lights and the delicious... More Info
The Yuletide tour at Winterthur showcases rooms in Henry Francis du Pont’s former home decorated in full holiday splendor, including specialty decorated trees that celebrate the garden, and du Pont family traditions. The displays are inspired by the traditions and festivities of the season as... More Info
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 cars, nine bridges (including a trestle bridge you can walk under), and bustling model trains, all set in the lovely winter garden of the Morris Arboretum.
The difference between the day and evening Railway is that the twinkling lights are set against a darkening sky. During these select Holiday Nights, 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... More Info
Thursday – Sunday, December 9 – 12, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
As the days grow shorter, we invite you to join us at Jenkins for a celebration of winter light! The Arboretum will be aglow with luminary-lined paths, up-lit trees, hot beverages, and the warmth of friends and neighbors. Bundle up for a walk... More Info
Enjoy a candlelight tour through the halls of an 18th century mansion, make fun holiday crafts and sip some old-fashioned wassail, 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Historic Waynesborough in Paoli.
Costumed guides will talk about holiday traditions of times gone by as you stroll through the... More Info
Holiday Biergarten, Craft Market & Art Sale at Historic Sugartown
Saturday, December 11 | Noon – 4 PM | Tree & Village Lighting at 4 PM
Get into the holiday spirit at Historic Sugartown! We’ll be offering a Holiday Market featuring 10+ local crafters and artisans, and an Art Sale by LandArt... More Info
Give thanks for the season and learn about the different vines that can be used for wreath bases. Add pops of color via native fruits, spices, and leaves. Each family will work together to create one wreath and one garland. Please dress for the weather. Preregistration required.
See Boathouse Row illuminated for Christmas. Two great spots for soaking up the lights: Fairmount Water Works or the platform above the Fairmount Fish Ladder on the Schuylkill River Trail just off Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
Speakers and entertainment will be featured on December 26, and black, red, and green lights will illuminate the Schuylkill River in representation of the kinara. Join us on the Schuylkill River Trail at the Fairmount Fish Ladder with Mayor Kenney, Parks & Recreation Commissioner Kathryn Ott... More Info