...And all through the house;
There were arguments starting twixt kiddies and spouse
The treasures that came that were pictured on Pinterest
Were already losing their holiday interest
That oft-dreaded whine started coming to you
"We're bored and we're tired; there's nothing to do!"
The houseguests and family asleep on the couch
Were also beginning to groan and to grouch
So to keep spirits high and burn energy, too
Here are things that your family can see and can do
If your out-of-town relatives you want to impress
Hit these sites still aglow in their holiday dress.
There are many one-of-a-kind things that visitors can enjoy here and nowhere else. If your guests have never seen our Montgomery County hotspots, now is a great time to show them. And if it's been years since you've been to these highlights yourself, welcome back.
Many of the events listed on our website are still available for visiting until the first week of January.
In addition, give a try to:
The Stoogeum, the only museum in North America fully devoted to The Three Stooges. You can wander three floors of memorabilia and then grab a seat in the theater and watch hours of pie-throwing, head-bonking and hair-pulling. Hours vary, so check the site.
The eye-popping collection that comprises The American Treasure Tour includes a vast array of holiday displays from former department stores. Among the whirling Santas, dancing elves and glowing snowmen are several pieces from the flagship FAO Schwartz toy store in New York City.
If your relations are into medieval architecture, they will not forget a stop by the Bryn Athyn Historic District. Three distinct locations - Glencairn Museum, Cairnwood Estate and the Bryn Athyn Cathedral - are all available for tours. Youngsters who are into fairy tales will enjoy the chance to visit a "castle" that indeed served as a family residence.
The expanse of Valley Forge National Historical Park preserves the site of the 1777-1778 winter encampment of the Continental Army. Many tour options are available; pick the one that works best for your crew. If conditions permit, you can also sled and cross-country ski there.
And of course, a fine selection of hotels are ready to receive your friends and relations from afar. Or even you and the kids if you want a midweek break. Check out our website for details.