DECEMBER EVENTS

VALLEY FORGE AND MONTGOMERY COUNTY

December in Montgomery County is marked with historic holiday celebrations, but the calendar also features major concerts, performances by top comedians, award-winning stage shows, and the annual March-In of the Continental Army, one of the largest events of the year at Valley Forge Park. 

See our full list of 13 amazing events coming to Valley Forge and Montgomery County this December:

SPECIAL EVENTS
 

Green Wolf's Village Barn Shoppes

ILLUMINAIRE NIGHTS

Every Friday November 24 - December 21
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.

WINTERFEST

Saturday & Sunday from November 22 - December 22
King of Prussia Town Center

The King of Prussia Town Center will host its second annual Winterfest celebration on December 2. The day includes performances by local choirs, ice sculptures, a visit from Santa and more.

Peter Wentz Farmstead Candlelight Tour

CANDLELIGHT TOURS

December 1
Last tour begins at 8:30 pm.
Peter Wentz Farmstead

Soft candlelight greets visitors as they enjoy Colonial music, seasonal decorations farm animals and a visit from a Pennsylvania-German version of St. Nicholas, all in fur.

Holidays at Hope Lodge

HOLIDAYS AT HOPE LODGE & BEER TASTING

December 1
Hope Lodge

Come take a self-guided tour of Hope Lodge decorated for Christmas, enjoy holiday music, train displays and much more! Reduced admission charged. After the tour, join us for tastings of craft beers in our Colonial Kitchen (additional charge) for adults 21 and older.

Historic Trappe Candlelight Tours

CANDLELIGHT TOURS

December 1 - December 2
Historic Trappe

Pennsylvania German Christmas traditions are highlighted during the candlelight tours of the Henry Muhlenberg House in Historic Trappe. On Sunday, December 3, the Muhlenberg House is just one of many historic homes on the Holiday House Tour, which takes guests to historic sites and points of interest in Trappe, Collegeville and the surrounding communities.

Narberth Dickens Festival

NARBERTH DICKENS FESTIVAL

December 2
Narberth

Downtown Narberth transforms into 1840s London and welcomes period street vendors and food, caroling, musicians, costumed performers, puppet shows, dance performances, ice sculpting and carriage rides. Kids join in the free scavenger hunt to search for Ebenezer Scrooge and other costumed Dickens characters.

Christmas Tree Lighting

TRAPPE TREE LIGHTING

December 5
Historic Trappe

Come out for a festive, family-friendly evening! Enjoy a community sing-a-long, a visit from Santa, and a spectacular tree lighting. Free!

PARADE OF LIGHTS

December 8
Independence Seaport Museum

'Tis the season to get festive with family!  Parade of Lights returns - a favorite annual holiday event at the Independence Seaport Museum.  

A parade of local working boats will be illuminated in holiday lights for all to see on the Delaware River at 5:30 p.m.  The best spot to take in this unique sight is from the Museum's second-floor terrace.  Warm seasonal beverages and food will be available in our Holiday Hut.

Santa's Workshop on the Water will be merry and bright with tons of activities and handmade crafts.  For an extra $5 construct and decorate a gingerbread boat (limited availability - arrive early!).  To add extra cheer make sure to locate the face painter, she's sure to give you an extra sparkle that day!

Santa himself and Jingle Jack will be spreading holiday cheer around the Museum throughout the day.  Be on the lookout to snap a photo with Santa when he arrives at 2 p.m.!

With so much to see and do, Parade of Lights is a great way to kick off the holiday season! 

Pennypacker Mills Victorian Christmas

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE

December 8
Pennypacker Mills

Experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas at Pennypacker Mills. The December 9 open house includes visits from a Victorian Santa Claus, bell choir performances, and living history programming.

skippack illuminaire nights

HOLIDAY LUMINARIA NIGHT

December 9
Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park

See the paths of Schuylkill Canal Park lit up by the glow of candles on December 9. This festive night at Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park includes music and cider, and Santa. 

three Star Wars Stormtroopers

GALACTIC EMPIRE - A TRIBUTE TO STAR WARS

December 9
Ardmore Music Hall

Galactic Empire are an all-instrumental metal tribute to the music of Star Wars and John Williams.

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VIENNA BOYS CHOIR

December 15
Keswick Theatre

The angelic voices of the Vienna Boys Choir has added to the celebration of the holidays from their very beginnings back in the early 15th century, under the Holy Roman Empire. Today, they number more than 100 choristers between 10-14 years old. The superb acoustics of the Keswick Theatre are sure to bring holiday goosebumps to the audience.

Valley Forge March In Candlelight Tours

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.

GHOSTFACE KILLAH (OF WU-TANG CLAN)

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GHOSTFACE KILLAH (OF WU-TANG CLAN)

December 28
Ardmore Music Hall

Ghostface Killah is a founding member of the Wu Tang Clan.

Live Theater in Valley Forge and Montgomery County

This Month on Stage

Museums & Galleries in Montgomery County

This Month on Exhibit