Wild Lights at Elmwood Park Zoo | Norristown
The Elmwood Park Zoo celebrates the season with its Wild Lights winter 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 Santa’s Polar Bear Express, Colebrookdale Railroad’s annual holiday tradition. Santa comes along to collect wish lists from children.
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.
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
Jump start the holidays with fun and Christmas spirit at Byers’ Choice Ltd. and Glencairn Museum! This FREE event at Glencairn this weekend includes preview access to the “World Nativities” exhibition, light refreshments, a craft project, and a “seek and find” activity with prizes. (Byers’ Choice includes the Creche room, Carolers past and present, refreshments, a gift emporium, and a photo scavenger hunt with prizes.) Sat Nov 23 10am to 5pm; Sun Nov 24 12pm to 5pm. Admission is FREE. Call 267-502-2990 for details. #worldnativities #christmasatglencairn
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.
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."
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 refreshment, 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!