10+ Most Instagrammable Ho-Ho Holiday Displays in Montco

 

Festive displays that double as the perfect holiday card backdrop! From Wild Lights at the Elmwood Park Zoo to Santa at the King of Prussia Mall, these merry hot spots are a Photographer’s dream.


Wild Lights at Elmwood Park Zoo |  Norristown

The Elmwood Park Zoo celebrates the season with its Wild Lights winters holiday festival, featuring over one million lights — including animated light installations — that cover the entire zoo. All-new installations join some of last year’s favorites, and guests can also expect holiday music, photos with Santa, chances to meet animals, and more.

 

 

 


Colebrookdale Railroad |  Boyertown

ALL ABOARD! Sip complimentary hot cocoa and enjoy a Christmas cookie as you’re read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas’. Bask in the Christmas spirit, enjoy the comfort of their Edwardian-era cars, and look for lights as the Secret Valley rolls past your window. Rumor has it Santa himself will appear with a gift for every child.

 

King of Prussia Mall | King of Prussia

Love to shop? Stop at King of Prussia Mall, the East Coast’s largest shopping mall featuring upscale items and trendsetting fashion at Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and more. Plus, there’s no sales tax on clothing! Snap a photo with Santa Claus or take a picture in front the malls perfectly decorated carousels.

 

 
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Valley Forge National Historical Park | Valley Forge

 

On December 19, 1777, General George Washington led the Continental Army into Valley Forge for what would become a six-month encampment. This "march in" marked what ultimately became the turning point of the Revolutionary War. Valley Forge National Historical Park commemorates this date each year with a special event. More details to come soon. 

 


Chrismas in the Castle at Glencairn Museum | Bryn Athyn

 

This video tour (new for 2020) invites you to journey back through time to explore the holiday traditions of the Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn family in Glencairn, their remarkable 20th-century castle. For forty years (1940s to 1970s) the Pitcairns celebrated Christmas at Glencairn with a concert featuring members of the Philadelphia Orchestra (“The Glencairn Sing”), a large three-part Nativity scene, a decorated tree in the Great Hall reaching beyond the second-floor balcony, and a Christmas meal in the Upper Hall. The tour concludes with a telling of the Christmas story, illustrated by Nativity art from the collections of Glencairn Museum (medieval to modern). There is also an in-person seek and find activity with an accompanying app that serves as a treasure-like activity for children and their families who choose to visit the museum in person.



 

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Legoland Discovery Center | Plymouth Meeting

 

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with their Holiday Bricktacular Weekends, taking place every weekend this holiday season! Get in the spirit with seasonal build activities, holiday theming, and meet & greets with our LEGO Santa. 



American Treasure Tour | Oaks

The American Treasure Tour is a unique museum experience that takes visitors on a tram ride through a collection of Americana artifacts. During the holiday season, tours highlight the hundreds of Santa's on display and the collection of nickelodeons and organs will play holiday favorites like "Jingle Bells" and "Frosty the Snowman."




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Illuminaire Nights | Skippack


These magical evenings find the Village of Skippack aglow with the warm light of candles, hospitality, and the sounds of the season. 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.  Many of the shops and restaurants throughout the Village will be offering special treats and refreshments, activities, in-store sales, and other surprises for shoppers.  The vibe is festive and there are great gifts for the choosing so stop by and make a night of it! 

Main Streets, Montgomery County

 

We invite you to #MakeItMainStreet and visit our festively-decorated downtowns. Remember to shop small this holiday season and support your local business owners, neighbors, and friends.

Take your family on a well-deserved vacation this holiday season to Valley Forge & Montgomery County, PA with the Make It Montco Experience: The Winter Bundle. Check-in and download a digital savings pass to enjoy huge discounts at the area’s top holiday attractions.

Tinseltown, USA, Greater Philidelphia Expo Center at Oaks
 

An outdoor holiday light experience to feature over 1.2 million lightbulbs powering hundreds of glowing sculptures and festive displays, located just a short sleigh ride away from King of Prussia Mall 

The winter wonderland event offers experiences like photos with Santa, dog-friendly nights, a synthetic skating rink, holiday shopping, and an expansive offering of festive treats & seasonal beverages for both adults and kids.

 

Spring Mountain, Schwenksville

Montco’s only ski mountain, Spring Mountain, offers skiing, snowboarding, and tubing. With eight trails, four lifts, and two terrain parks, there’s simply no better place to make the most of winter. Brand new for the 2021/22 winter season: a full-size outdoor skating rink! We’ll see ya on the slopes! 

Visit www.makeitmontco to explore more and Happy Holidays!
 

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