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.
Here are 27 ways to #MakeItMontco:
NARBERTH DICKENS FESTIVAL
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.
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.
CITY RHYTHM ORCHESTRA HOLIDAY STYLE
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
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
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!"
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
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
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)
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
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"
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.
Who said it was too early to start decorating for Christmas? The first of Cairnwoods many Christmas trees has found its home in our lovely Garden House. Come in during business hours to check it out! While you're here make sure you check out all the festive new merchandise we have for sale in our gift shop! 'Tis the season✨🎄 #cairnwood #brynathyn #cairnwoodestate #gardenhouse #giftshop #christmas2017 #christmastree #victorianchristmas
CAIRNWOOD BY CANDLELIGHT
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
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 - January
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
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
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
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
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!
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.
December 2 & 3
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.