A new week brings a brand new lineup of awesome live music, hilarious comedy, and wonderful live theater right here in Montgomery County. Check out some of our favorite events happening this week, below!

Special Events

Narberth Dickens Festival


December 8

The Narberth Dickens Festival is the biggest holiday festival on the Main Line, where downtown Narberth transforms into 1840s London for one December afternoon every year. The event includes period street vendors and food, caroling, musicians, costumed performers, puppet shows, dance performances, ice sculpting, carriage rides, and much more. Kids join in the free scavenger hunt to search for costumed Dickens characters like Scrooge and Tiny Tim, and win a great prize. Easy access to Septa Regional Rail - 3 stops from 30th St Station on the Paoli/Thorndale line.

The Festival will be bigger and better than ever this year.  The Narberth Business Association is bringing back all the crowd favorites, and expanding with new activities and performances as well.  See the website for times and more information at www.narberthonline.com.

Holiday Open House at John James Audubon Center

December 8
John James Audubon Center

Come celebrate the holidays at their Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 8! Explore Audubon's first home in America, decked out for the holidays. Free from 1 pm to 4 pm, take in the beauty of the historic home, discover the galleries of the all-new John James Audubon Center, enjoy some festive treats in our classroom, and take your turn at one of the several holiday crafts we will be making in our newly opened JJ's Studio! Meet one of our very special bird ambassadors during our Feathered Friend Meet-and-Greet. The museum will be open from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, but free admission is restricted to the event time of 1 pm to 4 pm. 

  • A craft-focused space for guests of all ages, but targeting children, students, and families
  • Each weekend will feature 2 signature self-guided crafts; craft instructions will be provided on our chalkboard, as well as laminated versions on each table; craft supplies will be set up in the same space (we hope to have instructor-led craft programs in the future, but that is still TBD as we are still in the process of hiring a new educator)


November 10 - December 8
Theatre Horizon

An ancient curse, a desolate moor, a spectral hound, and only three actors.  This hilarious Sherlock Holmes caper is equal parts mystery and side-splitting spoof!


November 22 - January 5
Elmwood Park Zoo

Celebrate the holiday season with the return of Wild Lights to Elmwood Park Zoo! We’re flipping the switch on millions of lights that will shine throughout the zoo.

You’re in for a treat this holiday season as Wild Lights transforms Elmwood Park Zoo into a bright and stunning winter wonderland! Millions of lights will illuminate all of our 16 acres. You’ll be dazzled by animated installations, interactive elements, and themed attractions. Follow the lighted path to visit Disco Ball Way and Candy Cane Lane, and be sure to stop by Santa’s Workshop for photos with the big man himself. And don’t forget, Santa’s live reindeer will be returning to the zoo for photo ops as well!

Take a stroll through Snowflake Central and be dazzled by Rainbow Runway. Catch our giant video show in the giraffe yard, and marvel at the custom decorations in the Wonder Way Christmas Tree exhibit. And of course, be sure to visit Santa’s Workshop for photos with the big man himself.

Live Performances



December 6 - December 15
DCP Theatre

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.   


December 6 - December 22
Steel River Playhouse

Beware of frozen flagpoles, and other rogue pitfalls of childhood, as you take a stroll down memory lane with Ralphie Parker.

This Christmas classic will come to life this holiday season. Make sure you’re not on the “Naughty List” so you can join in on all the fun! AND all the chaos.


The Nutcracker - Sensory Friendly (Dance) at Montgomery County Community College

December 8th
Montgomery County Community College

The Lively Arts Series present a special performance of the Nutcracker specifically designed to our sensory friendly audience.

A pre-show talk with the audience and interaction with the performers. Philadelphia Dance Theatre presents the holiday favorite The Nutcracker performance. Highlights include the magical Kingdom of the Sweets scene, set to the nostalgic score by Pytor Illyich Tchaikovsky.

Philadelphia Dance Theatre Presents Holiday Traditions

December 8
Montgomery County Community College

Montgomery County Community College welcomes Philadelphia Dance Theatre for a performance of holiday favorite "The Nutcracker."

Philadelphia Dance Theatre presents the holiday favorite "The Nutcracker" performing highlights, including the magical Kingdom of the Sweets scene, set to the nostalgic score by Pytor Illyich Tchaikovsky. Also on program, 'Bloom' set to the music of Antonio Vivaldi recomposed by Max Richter. Guest artists from Pennsylvania Regional Ballet will also be featured on this program. Start a new holiday tradition with Lively Arts 

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