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 21
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.
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.
HOLIDAYS AT HOPE LODGE & BEER TASTING
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.
December 1 - December 2
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.
PARADE OF LIGHTS
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!
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.
VIENNA BOYS CHOIR
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.
MARCH IN OF THE CONTINENTAL ARMY
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)