Celebrate the holiday season in Montgomery County with these awesome December events. For more holiday happenings in Montco, check out our holiday guide here. Information on Santa visits can be found here.
Please check with each event for their safety precautions and guidelines before attending.
Winter Wonderland Drive-In Movies
Sunnybrook Ballroom | Pottstown
Hop in the car and head out with family to watch holiday movies at the drive-in. Don't forget to stroll through the holiday light displays, grab hot cocoa and check out the socially distanced firepits and chairs. You can also order concessions right from an app and get good delivered to your car. Tickets for admission covers the cost per vehicle entering the Drive-In Movie.
Brunch with Santa
Elmwood Park Zoo | Saturdays & Sundays
Celebrate the holidays by enjoying brunch with Santa! Enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch buffet, make holiday crafts and meet one of our beloved education animals. There are eight brunch sessions each day. Space is limited for this event.
Elmwood Park Zoo | Select Dates in December
Elmwood Park Zoo’s favorite family tradition, Wild Lights, returns this holiday season! With new lights and decorative attractions, and with more animals on exhibit, this year’s Wild Lights is sure to be brighter than ever!
Legoland Discovery Center | Select Dates in December
Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Philadelphia! Enjoy seasonal build activities and holiday theming throughout the Center, perfect for the entire family.
Holiday Rally for Ardmore Restaurants and Retail
Ardmore | Through December 23
Shop for your holiday gifts, dine, and order takeout from a small business in the Ardmore Business District during the month of December, snap a photo of your receipt and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You are then entered to win prizes valued up to $1,000 in total. Each week, one winner will be selected. At the end of the Rally, one grand prize winner will be selected.
Santa’s Polar Bear Express and ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Trains
Colebrookdale Railroad | Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through December 20.
Join Santa on a magical adventure into Christmas past on the Colebrookdale Railroad. Every child has an opportunity to give their Christmas letter to Santa. Remember to bring your camera to capture the memories!
World Nativities: An Online Advent Calendar
Glencairn Museum Virtual Event | December 1 - January 20
Each day from December 1 through Christmas Day, a “door” opens on Glencairn’s website to reveal a new Nativity chosen from the Museum’s own collection of 250 such depictions. These Nativities were crafted by artists from all around the globe who have used their unique cultural and spiritual viewpoints to bring the Christmas story to life.
Variety's Holiday Lane
Worcester | December 3-5
Check out Variety’s Holiday Lane decorated by the Norristown Garden Club. Hot cocoa included with ticket. Cookies & Holiday Bazaar of homemade items from Variety kids available for purchase. COVID-19 procedures in place. Face coverings required.
Souderton Tree Lighting
Souderton | December 4
The Souderton Tree Lighting is scheduled for Friday, December 4th. The tree will be lit at 6:15 and Santa will be driving by at 6:30. Unfortunately the Souderton Holiday Parade has been cancelled due to safety guidelines.
Fine Craft Sale & Christmas Market
Mennonite Heritage Center | December 5-30
Looking for unique gifts for the holidays? Check out the Mennonite Heritage Center’s Fine Craft Sale & Christmas Market. You’ll find artisan baskets, carvings, furniture, pottery and more. Closed Sundays & Mondays and December 25-26. Masks must be worn and social distancing observed.
Colonial Frost Fair
Pottsgrove Manor | December 12
Experience something special this holiday season as Pottsgrove Manor hosts a Colonial Frost Fair. For this year only, explore the grounds of Pottsgrove Manor as vendors and living history interpreters bring this unique winter tradition to life! This event will be held outdoors. Reservations are required for entry.
Ancient Alcohol After Hours
Penn Museum Virtual Event | December 12
Join the Penn Museum for a fun virtual event. Ancient Alcohol: Tour and Wine Pairing will uncover 9,000 years of wine culture around the globe. Log on, pour yourself a glass, and virtually explore how our ancestors partied like it was 7000 BCE. Your tour guide, Janelle Sadarananda, will answer your history and wine related questions along the way.
Christmas on Cringle
Ardmore | December 13
Families are invited to enjoy a jolly good time as they welcome Santa, The Grinch and Elf on the Shelf! The morning will be filled with holiday tunes, ornament making, hot chocolate & cookies and a special story time! Space is limited due to capacity restrictions. Tickets are required.
Holiday Open House
John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove | December 13
Visit the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove for a holiday open house. Visitors will receive free admission to the museum and the kid-friendly Fledgling Field all day as well as tours of the historic home. Crafts for kids will be available and 20% off gift shop items
Christmas Sing Concert
Glencairn Museum Virtual Event | December 16
Glencairn is especially pleased to be able to offer this beloved—and perennially sold-out—annual holiday concert as a special online program available to all. This unique and professionally created concert video features the “Glencairn Horns,” other instruments and vocal soloists, readings of the Christmas story and musicians performing music familiar to generations of audiences.
Landmarks in Lights for the Holidays
Bryn Athyn Historic District | December 17- 19
Enjoy an outdoor evening stroll on the grounds of the Bryn Athyn Historic District and see Bryn Athyn Cathedral, Glencairn Museum, and Cairnwood Estate adorned for the holidays.
Northern Star Farm Winter Fest
Trappe | Through December 20
Visit Northern Star Farm on weekends throughout the Holiday season for Christmas activities and holiday fun. Activities include meet & greets with LIVE REINDEER and Dominick the Donkey, Photos on Santa's Sleigh, Horse Drawn Wagon Rides with Sleigh Bells, Pony Rides, Christmas Craft Village, Candy Cane Pedal Cart Speedway, Little Farmer Playland, Gingerbread House Contest, and more!
Discover Christmas at Glencarin Self-Guided Tour
Glencarin Museum | Through January 10
This is the only event in 2020 that gives visitors a live, in-person experience inside Glencairn at the holidays. The first floor is decorated much as it would have been when the Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn family celebrated in these halls with their children and grandchildren. Registration is required.
Christmas in the Castle Online Holiday Tour
Glencarin Museum Virtual Tour | Through January 10
A new video invites viewers to journey back in time, to explore Pitcairn holiday traditions in the family’s remarkable 20th-century castle. Through archival images and new photography, you’ll experience the large three-part Winfred S. Hyatt Nativity scene, the decorated tree in the Great Hall that reached above the second-floor balcony, the dining table set for the Christmas feast and many examples of Nativity art and traditional décor with which the family celebrated this festive holiday.