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:
Every Friday November 24 - December 22
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.
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 & BEER TASTING
Hope Lodge opens its doors for a one-day holiday celebration each December. The home will be decorated for the holidays with special entertainment and events throughout the day. The event also includes a craft beer tasting for adults 21 and older.
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.
December 2 & 3
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
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.
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
It's a celebration of John James Audubon's love of nature during the annual Holiday open house. Audubon's former home is decorated for the holidays, inside and out. Come see it in all its splendor, enjoy refreshements, games and crafts, and meet the Mill Grove owls.
A NIGHT IN NASHVILLE
Arnold's Family Fun Center
Nashville recording artists Rachele Lynae and Emily Jubb take the stage at the Water Tower at Arnold's Family Fun Center for a night of country music. Admission includes beer or wine of your choice plus a meet-and-greet with the stars.
VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
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.
Morgan Log House
Built in the early 1700s, the Morgan Log House is one of the oldest surviving homes in Montgomery County. Visitors have a unique opportunity to explore the home by candlelight on December 9 while the home is decorated in its finest 18th Century holiday greenery.
HOLIDAY LUMINARIA NIGHT
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.
POTTSGROVE MANOR BY CANDLELIGHT
In Colonial America, Twelfth Night was one of the largest celebrations in the calendar year. During the candlelight tours at the historic Pottsgrove Manor, the holiday comes back to life through costumed interpreters. Open-hearth cooking demonstrations and kids' crafts will also be featured.
THE PLATTERS: VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS SHOW
Valley Forge Casino Resort
Legendary vocalists The Platters bring their unforgettable voices to the Valley Forge Casino Resort on December 16. This special holiday concert features The Platters performing traditional Christmas songs along with some of the band's biggest hits.
MARCH IN OF THE CONTINENTAL ARMY
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.
BEN BAILEY FROM CASH CAB
Comedian Ben Bailey, best known as the host of Discovery Channel's hit game show Cash Cab, is bringing his stand-up to Phoenixvile. The Emmy Award winner performs December 29 at the historic Colonial Theatre.