The holidays are officially upon us, but this week offers much more than carols and holiday shopping. Tuesday night is the Annual March in of the Continental Army, one of the biggest events of the year at Valley Forge Park. 

That's just one of our 10 favorite events of the week. Check out the full list and plan your Montco getaway today.
 

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George Washington March In

MARCH IN OF THE CONTINENTAL ARMY

December 18
6 pm - 8 pm
Valley Forge National Historical Park

On December 19, 1777, the Continental Army marched in to Valley Forge for what would become a six-month encampment. The anniversary of that first night in camp is celebrated with an encampment at the Muhlenberg Brigade huts and a visit by General George Washington.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

Colebrookdale Railroad Engine at Night

'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS TRAINS

Starts November 17 
Colebrookdale Railroad

These special evening trains bring the storybook magic of the season to life! Join the Colebrookdale Railroad for special holiday storytime excursions. Wear your pajamas and sip complimentary hot cocoa as we read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas on our trip through the Secret Valley.

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On Stage

MY VERY OWN POLAR BEAR

December 21 - 23
Act II Playhouse

Act II Playhouse presents a brand new comedy for the whole family. My Very Own Polar Bear tells the story of a young girl and her friendship with her (real-to-her) polar bear. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday. Check Act II's website for complete showtime listings.

ALADDIN: A MUSICAL PANTO

December 19 - 24
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). This week's schedule includes performances Tuesday through Sunday (with no shows on Thursday).

BAD DATES

December 12 - 17
Act II Playhouse

Bad Dates tells the story of Haley Walker, a gorgeous single mom who runs New York's hottest restaurant. Can she survive dating in the city? Performances are Tuesday through Saturday.

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IN Concert

Keswick Theatre Crowd

JIM BRICKMAN: A JOYFUL CHRISTMAS

December 22
Keswick Theatre

Acclaimed pianist Jim Brickman takes the stage at the Keswick Theatre this Thursday night. The Grammy-nominated, Dove Award-winning performer presents "A Joyful Christmas" starting at 7:30 p.m.

CASTLES IN THE SKY

December 23
The Underground

One of the area's most popular duos, Castles in the Sky combines piano and guitar in their signature blend of rock, soul and spiritual music. They'll bring that sound to The Underground in Lansdale this Saturday night at 8 p.m.

CHARLIE BROWN JAZZ

December 21
Colonial Theatre

The Eric Mintel Quartet brings the unforgettable holiday music of A Charlie Brown Christmas to the stage at the Colonial Theatre. Hear the sounds of the season, as composed by the legend Vince Guaraldi, this Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m.

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Shopping Events

skippack illuminaire nights

ILLUMINAIRE NIGHTS

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. 

AMBLER HOLIDAY SHOPPING VILLAGE

December 21 - 24
Ambler Main Street

Ambler's Holiday Shopping Village is a pop-up market where you can find gifts from some of the area's best artisans, craftors and more. The village is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with December 24 as the last day of the season.