It's a new year in Montco, and you can expect even more in 2018. More concerts. More festivals. More history. More of the events that you are craving.
Here's 10 events to start your year off right in Valley Forge and Montgomery County, Pa.:
GREATER PHILADELPHIA SPRING HOME SHOW
January 5 - 7
Valley Forge Casino Resort
The Valley Forge Casino Resort hosts the annual Greater Philadelphia Spring Home Show this Friday through Sunday. More than 100 exhibitors will be on hand showcasing their products and services to help inspire your next home project.
ART AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Washington Memorial Chapel
The Washington Memorial Chapel hosts the Valley Forge Park Alliance Speaker Series on the first Tuesday of every month. The first event of 2018 features Gale Rawson of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts with a look at how art reflected and shaped the story of the birth of our nation.
WENTZ MINI-WORKSHOP: CHOCOLATE
Peter Wentz Farmstead
On the 12th day of Christmas, January 6, Peter Wentz Farmstead is closing out the holiday season with a hands-on chocolate workshop. Guests will help make 18th century recipes using chocolate and the historic home's open-hearth. Preregistration is required by January 3.
TWELFTH NIGHT TOURS
Through January 7
Learn about holiday traditions of England and Colonial America during Pottsgrove Manor's Twelfth Night Tours. The historic home will be adorned in seasonal decorations, and tours will focus on the history of the holidays through Sunday, January 7.
HOLIDAY TOURS AT PENNYPACKER MILLS
Through January 7
Holiday traditions continue as the halls of Pennypacker Mills are decked for Christmas. Tours of the historic home will include the splendor of a Victorian Christmas. Holiday tours continue through January 7.
Foodie Fryday is your chance to enjoy Boardroom Spirits' signature drinks alongside some amazing food. This week is taco night with pulled beef, chicken and pork tacos, plus sides.
Live Music and Comedy
N CROWD IMPROV COMEDY NIGHT
Steel River Playhouse
Philadelphia's favorite improv troupe, The N Crowd, takes the stage at Steel River Playhouse for a night of unforgettable comedy.
70'S TRIBUTE REVIVAL
Relive the sounds of music's greatest decade when 70's Tribute Revival takes the stage at the Keswick Theatre. This musical tribute includes the greatest hits from U2, Meatloaf and Journey.
Lansdale's destination for live music, the Underground, presents The Randall, a three-man duo that crosses genres and musical styles. The Randall takes the stage this Saturday night from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight.
ALADDIN: A MUSICAL PANTO
January 3 - 7
Closing Week: 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). This week's performances are scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.