19 Things to Do Before 2019 Is Over

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There is still plenty of time to have fun before the clock strikes midnight on December 31st.

Montgomery County is filled with places to go and things to-do. The last three months of the year get busy, so consider this your cheat sheet for the 19 things to do in Montgomery County before 2019 ends.

October 26

Music for 150 Carpenters

In celebration of Ursinus College’s 150th anniversary, the Berman Museum of Art’s 30th anniversary, and the many individuals who collaborated in the building of the institution, the museum will present a special performance piece by Doug Henderson titled Music for 150 Carpenters.

October 26

Women Owned Food Truck Festival

Bald Birds Brewing Company hosts a diverse lineup of ten trucks, including some new Philly area food trucks. A special collaboration beer will be served. Follow Bald Birds Brewing as they introduce each food truck owner and her story.

October 28

Sixers Watch Party

The Sixers head into the season with championship hopes. Enjoy an early season game at Conshohocken Brewing Company – Bridgeport while enjoying free appetizers, a live sports show, 50/50 raffle, and more. Twenty percent of all food and beverage purchases will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters.

October 29

Zombie Hunter Train

Had enough hayrides? Then it’s time to head to Colebrookdale Railroad and board the Zombie Hunter Train. Ride the train into the Secret (and Zombie Infested Valley) and help get rid of those pesky zombies.

Head to Colebrookdale Railroad and board the Zombie Hunter Train. Ride the train into the Secret (and Zombie Infested Valley) and help get rid of those pesky zombies.

November 1

Lansdale Zombie Walk

This year’s event, hosted by Discover Lansdale, sees the return of many fan-favorite festivities, including costume contests, a group Thriller dance, a brain eating contest, and more. New features this year include ax throwing, a zombie bull riding contest, and a merger with staples of the 2019 First Friday season.

November 3

Socks for Dobby - Kids Only Harry Potter Trivia 

The Underground by Round Guys Brewing Company hosts Harry Potter Trivia for all young wizards. Bring your robes, wands, Harry Potter knowledge, and a pair of socks to be donated to a local charity. Sorry mama and papa muggles, it’s for kids only.

November 8-10

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks hosts this award-winning show, which brings the best in high-quality arts, crafts, and design together. It’s a great way to get a jump on holiday shopping for unique gifts.

 

November 10 – December 8

The Hound of Baskervilles at Theatre Horizon

The Hound of the Baskervilles at Theatre Horizon is a masterpiece of mystery, farce, and suspense. Told in the same madcap style as The 39 Steps, three actors breathlessly play all 16 characters in this uproarious parody of the most celebrated Sherlock Holmes novel of all time.

November 16 – December 12 

Santa’s Polar Bear Express

Join Santa on a magical adventure into Christmas past at the Colebrookedale Railroad. During the two-hour round trip sip complimentary hot cocoa and enjoy Christmas cookies. Make sure to bring your letter to Santa! He will be there with a gift for every child. 

November 22 – January 5

Wild Lights

Elmwood Park Zoo gets illuminated. Millions of lights give the zoo a special holiday season shine. Take a stroll through Snowflake Central and be dazzled by Rainbow Runway. Catch the giant video show in the giraffe yard, and marvel at the custom decorations in the Wonder Way Christmas Tree exhibit. Don’t forget to stop by Santa’s Workshop for photos with Santa.

Elmwood Park Zoo gets illuminated. Millions of lights give the zoo a special holiday season shine.

November 23 – December 30

Holiday Bricktacular

Legos are a staple on holiday wish lists. Holiday Bricktacular takes place every weekend this holiday season at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Philadelphia. Visitors can participate in seasonal build activities, meet Lego Santa, and enjoy holiday theming throughout the Center.

November 29

Start the holidays in Skippack Village

The Lighting of the Village Tree begins at 6 p.m. in the Floral and Hardy Complex. 

Illuminaire Nights light the Skippack sidewalks every Wednesday and Friday evening starting the day after Thanksgiving until December 20. Luminaries line the sidewalks outside the stores and restaurants to light the way for shoppers and diners and to warmly welcome the start of the holiday season.

November 30

Blue Oyster Cult at Valley Forge Casino

For over four decades, Blue Oyster Cult has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. The self-proclaimed “classic rock” band comes to King of Prussia to rock the ceiling off the Venue at Valley Forge Casino Resort.

Blue Oyster Cult, the self-proclaimed “classic rock” band comes to King of Prussia to rock the ceiling off the Venue at Valley Forge Casino Resort.

December 12

Santa Arrives by Train in Ambler @ Ambler Train Station

You don’t need to hop aboard the Polar Express to visit the North Pole. Santa arrives by train at the Ambler Train Station courtesy of Ambler Main Street as a part of this holiday tradition. Welcome Santa, then take a walk to the new Borough Hall for milk and cookies while Santa and Mrs. Claus read a story.

December 12

Cairnwood by Candlelight

The most sparkling time of year comes alive by the glow of candlelight. Explore three floors of this historic Bryn Athyn Historic District estate decorated for the season by professional florists, enjoy yuletide desserts, live music, and the cheer of the holiday.

December 13

Ghostface Killah

Ghostface Killah, a member for the Wu Tang Clan, performs at The Ardmore Music Hall with Intelligenz, Miyachi, and DJ Antlive.

December 13

Darlene Love at the Keswick Theatre

The singer with the “thunderbolt” voice visits the Keswick Theatre in Glenside where fans can expect to hear “Alone on Christmas,” “Christmas Baby Please Come Home,” and her other hits that put her in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

December 15

Prelude to Valley Forge: A Living History Program by Colonel Ogden’s 1st New Jersey Regiment

See what a typical day looked like during the Valley Forge Encampment when the men and women of Col. Ogden’s 1st New Jersey Regiment recreate camp activities. At the end of the day, there will be a commemoration service for the fallen of the 1st New Jersey Regiment of the Continental Army.

December 20

Aunt Mary Pat’s Talk of the Township Tour

If you have to host your in-laws for the holidays, then you’re going to need a dose of Aunt Mary Pat. Soul Joel's Comedy Club and Lounge Soul on the 4th Floor of Stoveworks in Royersford hosts a night of laughs. Hurry, the first show is already sold out.

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