Thanksgiving this week kicks off the official start to the holiday season! Montgomery County is celebrating with plenty of ways to enjoy Turkey Day with the family, like spending Small Business Saturday shopping our unique downtowns. Plus, don’t forget entertaining concerts, plays, quaint main street tree lightings, and the beginning of Santa sightings!
Here are 19 reasons to #MakeItMontco this week:
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY IN SKIPPACK VILLAGE
Skippack is known for its boutique retail shops offering some of the finest jewelry, fashion, gifts and gadgets in the area, and all shops and restaurants are locally owned and operated. Come stroll through the quaint village, soak in the holiday atmosphere and discover unique gifts to complete your list.
POLAR BEAR EXPRESS
Beginning November 24
Most people think of Santa traveling by sleigh, but when he really wants to go first class, he takes a seat in the glamorous passenger car of the Colebrookdale Railroad. There are many December options in riding with St. Nick, including brunches and dinners and departures that include a reading of "Twas the Night before Christmas."
Every Friday November 24 - December 22
Skippack Village shines during the holiday season when illuminaires light the paths every Friday night. Walk the candle-lit paths of the village as you shop and dine in Skippack's one-of-a-kind stores and restaurants.
CHRISTMAS AT GLENCAIRN
November 24 - January 7
Reflecting artistic expression across multiple ethnic backgrounds, the collection of nativities at Glencairn Museum appeals to all faith traditions. On display are dioramas made for the Pitcairn family, duplicating a set made for the Eisenhowers in the White House in the 1950s.
SGT. PEPPER'S TRIBUTE BY BROTHER JOSCEPHUS & THE LOVE REVOLUTION
Join Brother Joscephus and The Love Revolution for a very special performance by their 10 piece orchestra as they pay tribute to the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles' iconic album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
GARY HO HO HOEY
World renowned guitarist Gary Hoey has been touring and releasing critically acclaimed albums for over 25 years. Each year Gary returns to Sellersville to kick off the holiday show season with festive classics from the popular 'Ho! Ho! Hey Christmas' CD's and other selections.
SCOTT BRADLEE'S POSTMODERN JUKEBOX
Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox is a genre-busting, rotating collective of musicians and vocalists that reimagines modern pop hits in the style of jazz, ragtime, and swing classics of the 1920s-1950s. This show is a must-see for anyone who loves jaw-dropping live performances.
November 25, 2017
Almost Queen blends Queen's signature vocal layering and studio precision with the energy and spectacle of a live stage production including fun lighting and costumes. It is an authentic Queen experience that has sold out numerous times at Sellersville, so get your tickets soon!
THE DIRTY MAC
Dinner and a show for just $10? Now that's a deal! The Dirty Mac has performed live shows together for over 10 years, delivering original music and covers from each of rock 'n' roll's greatest decades. You'll hear everything from new music to songs you forgot you loved, and you're guaranteed to leave smiling.
HERMAN'S HERMITS STARRING PETER NOONE
Peter Noone stars in a concert packed with some of the 1960's most loved hits like "Mrs. Brown, You've Got A Lovely Daughter," "I'm Henry The VIII, I Am," "Can't You Hear My Heartbeat" and many more. This show always pleases, as the talented Herman's Hermits have number one chart toppers, gold singles and albums, Grammy nominations and movie credits to their name.
HOLIDAY TOURS AT PENNYPACKER MILLS
Beginning November 21
Holiday traditions continue as the halls of Pennypacker Mills are decked for Christmas. Beginning November 21, tours of the historic home will include the splendor of a Victorian Christmas. Holiday tours continue through January 7.
CHRISTMAS IN THE COLONIES
Join us for a candlelit holiday tour of the historic Keith House at Graeme Park. Carolers, The Tapestry Dancers and various costumed interpreters will be on hand to give you a taste of an 18th century Christmas. Refreshments, including beer tastings with Round Guys Brewery and hot mulled cider and wine with Hatboro Beverages will be offered.
DVAA PUBLIC STAR PARTY
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Come see the Universe as few on Earth have ever seen it. During the star parties the public will be able to use telescopes and binoculars to look for celestial bodies such as: planets, moons, constellations, nebulae, galaxies, star clusters, comets, meteors, satellites, double stars, and much more.
ALADDIN: A MUSICAL PANTO
November 16 - January 7
Your favorite holiday tradition! When the young ne'er-do-well Aladdin and his animal pals find a mysterious lamp, the hilarious adventure begins. This rollicking musical romp "beats a sugar rush any day" (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
COMEDY CLUB WITH KEITH ROBINSON
Valley Forge Casino Resort
Keith Robinson is an important name in comedy today as he is beloved by his peers for being a sharp-tongued, crotchety, no-holds-barred funny man. Don't miss your chance to laugh all night at the Vault at Valley Forge Casino Resort.
LIGHTS OUT: NAT "KING" COLE
October 11 - December 2
Nat "King" Cole is one of the most revered voices of the 20th century, but his life was fraught with challenges. In Lights Out, writers Colman Domingo and Patricia McGregro imagine Nat as he faces his final Christmastime broadcast. The show, starring Dule Hill (West Wing and Psych) as Nat, features performances of some of Nat's greatest hits and Christmas classics. All performances are now SOLD OUT. Contact the box office to placed on the waiting list.
November 9 - December 2
Playcrafters of Skippack
In-Laws, Outlaws and Other People (That Should Be Shot) is a holiday comedy unlike any other, telling the story of a goofy family, nosy neighbors and two inept robbers. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.
GUESS WHO'S COMING TO CHRISTMAS
November 11 - December 30
Rainbow's Comedy Playhouse
Rainbow's Comedy Playhouse in nearby Lancaster County celebrates the holidays with a a look at an unforgettable family dinner. Performances are scheduled Tuesday through Saturday. Pre-show meal options are available for all shows.