HOLIDAYS IN VALLEY FORGE
History in the Holiday Season
Draw a ring - perhaps a wreath? - around the Valley Forge area and a whole circle of holiday possibilities emerges.
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
Mill Grove’s historic barn gets the full-on holiday treatment, with decorations inside and out. The free open house features cookies, cider, crafts and a demonstration in falconry.
Lock 60 at the Schuylkill Canal Park
This event features a real Dickensian feel in the decorated locktender’s house. But the real appeal is hundreds of luminaria lining the towpath, bathing the canal in amber.
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
This holiday bazaar has plenty for the kids to do, and it’s even pet friendly for leashed dogs. Proceeds benefit local families facing cancer. On December 12–13, the Greenberg Train & Toy Show chugs into Oaks.
CLASSIC HOLIDAY FILMS
December 13, 19, 20 & 24
The feature for December 13 is White Christmas, and December 19, 20 and 24 place the classic It’s a Wonderful Life on the big screen. A special live-stream of The Nutcracker, as performed by the Royal Ballet of London, runs December 20 at 5:30 p.m.
KENNY ROGERS - ONCE AGAIN IT'S CHRISTMAS
Valley Forge Casino Resort
The singing voice of Kenny Rogers has been tightly woven into the soundtrack of the holidays for decades. Join him for an intimate and heartfelt night of carols and seasonal songs that, as part of Kenny’s farewell tour, won’t soon be forgotten.
Valley Forge National Historical Park
For a unique blend of history and holiday, muster up for the Annual March-In of the Continental Army. The program includes seasonal music from The Colonial Revelers, candle-lit tours, General George Washington and stories by campfire.