Holiday season is in full swing in Montgomery County. From winter festivals to tree lightings and Santa sightings, there's plenty of holiday cheer in Montco this week.

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FEATURED EVENTS

 

The Narberth Dickens Festival 2013. The year it snowed. www.narberthonline.com

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NARBERTH DICKENS FESTIVAL

December 3
Narberth

Downtown Narberth transforms into 1840s London and welcomes period street vendors and food, caroling, musicians, costumed performers, puppet shows, dance performances, ice sculpting and carriage rides. Kids join in the free scavenger hunt to search for Ebenezer Scrooge and other costumed Dickens characters.

WINTERFEST

December 2
King of Prussia Town Center

The King of Prussia Town Center will host its second annual Winterfest celebration on December 2. The day includes performances by local choirs, ice sculptures, a visit from Santa and more.

ARTS MONTCO

IN CONCERT

URSINUS THE MESSIAH

THE MESSIAH

December 2 - 3
Ursinus College

The piece will be sung by the College Choir and Meistersingers, and conducted by Professor John French, holder of the Heefner Chair of Music.

CITY RHYTHM ORCHESTRA HOLIDAY STYLE

December 3
Colonial Theatre

Join the City Rhythm Orchestra for their annual Christmas extravaganza Holiday Style! Their repertoire includes Christmas songs made famous by legendary performers ranging from Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, to Ray Charles and the Beatles.

PATTERSON HOOD OF DRIVE BY TRUCKERS

November 30
Sellersville Theater

Patterson came to fame and favoritism as a co-founder of the popular country rock group Drive-By Truckers and fans have also enjoyed his venture to a slightly slower, more relaxed solo singer songwriter.

POINT ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS RICHARD THOMPSON – SOLO ACOUSTIC

November 30
Colonial Theatre

Named by Rolling Stone as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Richard Thompson is also one of the world's most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters.

"Genius appears early. Legends are earned. But history's greatest never stand on their laurels. This is the artistic arc for Richard Thompson!"

ARTS MONTCO

ON STAGE

 

Join the stars of “A Christmas Carol the Musical” at SRP. A musical for the whole family. Tickets available at steelriver.org

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE MUSICAL

December 1 - 17
Steel River Playhouse

This spectacular adaptation of Charles Dickens' most well-known story was written by Broadway heavy hitters Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Little Shop and Horrors) and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Suessical). Bring your whole family to enjoy this wonderful, uplifting story with beautiful costumes and a fabulous orchestra that audiences have come to expect from Steel River Playhouse.

LIGHTS OUT: NAT "KING" COLE

October 11 - December 2
People's Light

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.
 

ALADDIN: A MUSICAL PANTO

November 16 - January 7
People's Light

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)

SINBAD

December 1
Keswick Theatre

Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 stand-up comedians of all time, Sinbad has built a loyal following by taking audiences' painful trials or embarrassing tribulations of day-by-day life, throwing them back in their faces, and causing an uproar of comedic hysteria.

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET

December 1 - 16
DCP Theatre

The classic Christmas story of Susan Walker, her mother Doris, and Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home who gets a job working as Santa for Macy's. A must-see this holiday season!

COMEDY SHOWCASE FT. "THE REVEREND BOB LEVY"

December 2
The Underground

Headlining is Reverend Bob Levy of Howard Stern, Opie and Anthony, The Artie Lange Show (plus much more) fame! Featuring is Jen Remauro - A blue comic, Jen Remauro is full of unstoppable zest, wit and inappropriate statements.

CAIRNWOOD BY CANDLELIGHT

November 30
Bryn Athyn Historic District

Cairnwood Estate, one of three historic buildings that make up the Bryn Athyn Historic District, invites visitors to experience a true Victorian Christmas during Cairnwood by Candlelight. The palatial home will be decked out in its holiday finest, and guests can explore all three floors of the home by the soft glow of candlelight.

POLAR BEAR EXPRESS

Beginning November 24
Colebrookdale Railroad

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."

CHRISTMAS AT GLENCAIRN

November 24 - January 7
Glencairn Museum

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. 

HOLIDAY TOURS AT PENNYPACKER MILLS

Beginning November 21
Pennypacker Mills

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.

HOLIDAYS AT HOPE LODGE & BEER TASTING

December 2
Hope Lodge

Hope Lodge opens its doors for a one-day holiday celebration each December. The home will be decorated for the holidays with special entertainment and events throughout the day. The event also includes a craft beer tasting for adults 21 and older.

BRUNCH WITH TEDDY ROOSEVELT & HOUSE TOUR

December 2
Philander Chase Knox Estate

The Philander Chase Knox Estate, on the grounds of Valley Forge National Historical Park, hosts an open house celebration on December 2. An optional all-day experience includes brunch at Washington Memorial Chapel with frequent visitor to the Knox Estate, Teddy Roosevelt, followed by a guided tour of the Knox home and a trolley tour of Valley Forge Park.

HOLIDAY PARADE & TREE LIGHTING

December 2
Ambler Main Street

Ambler Main Street’s Annual Holiday Parade is Saturday, Dec 2nd! Arrive early to get your prime spot on Butler Ave and enjoy the bands, floats, Mummers, and more. And, don’t forget who else will be there… SANTA!

ILLUMINAIRE NIGHTS

Every Friday November 24 - December 22
Skippack Village

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.

CANDLELIGHT TOURS

December 2 & 3
Historic Trappe

Pennsylvania German Christmas traditions are highlighted during the candlelight tours of the Henry Muhlenberg House in Historic Trappe. On Sunday, December 3, the Muhlenberg House is just one of many historic homes on the Holiday House Tour, which takes guests to historic sites and points of interest in Trappe, Collegeville and the surrounding communities.

CANDLELIGHT TOURS

December 2
Peter Wentz Farmstead

Soft candlelight greets visitors as they enjoy Colonial music, seasonal decorations farm animals and a visit from a Pennsylvania-German version of St. Nicholas, all in fur.

GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING

December 2
Wayne Art Center

Gum drops and sprinkles and frosting -- oh my! Join us for classic holiday fun: gingerbread house decorating! Each family will receive their own cookie cottage, pre-assembled and ready to decorate! You will also receive icing and candy to decorate it.

HOLIDAY ART & CRAFT SHOW AT STONE & KEY CELLARS

December 2
Stone and Key Cellars

Local artists and crafts people will be in the winery with their unique and beautiful wares. All wines, ciders, meads and beers will be available for purchase or sampling during this event.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

December 3
John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove

It's a celebration of John James Audubon's love of nature during the annual Holiday open house. Audubon's former home is decorated for the holidays, inside and out. Come see it in all its splendor, enjoy refreshements, games and crafts, and meet the Mill Grove owls.

A SOLDIER'S CHRISTMAS

December 3
Weingartner Park

A Soldiers christmas, is a historical tour which will display how soldiers through different eras Christmas during times of war. We also will be collecting items to send to service men and women overseas.

A VISIT WITH SANTA

December 3
Highlands Mansion & Gardens

Join us for cheer and celebration as Santa and Mrs. Claus visit The Highlands for photo opportunities (please bring your camera), make a craft project, decorate gingerbread cookies in the shape of the mansion, and enjoy a reading of that seasonal classic, The Night Before Christmas.