Holiday Events & Festivals in Montgomery County
It's the most wonderful time of the year, and Montgomery County has plenty of holiday cheer to go around! Whether you're a local looking for festive events or a visitor wanting to experience the holidays in a new place, this county has something special for everyone.
Christmas Events & Festivals
Valley Forge Beer and Cider Festival
This annual festival celebrates all things craft beer and cider, featuring some of the most popular local breweries and cideries in the area. Not only will you have the chance to sample a wide variety of delicious brews, but you can also satisfy your hunger with some tasty bites from a whole host of on-site food trucks!
The Narberth Dickens Festival
Step back in time and immerse yourself in the world of Charles Dickens at the Narberth Dickens Festival. Held each December on the streets of downtown Narberth, this free family event has become a beloved tradition, drawing thousands from all around the Philadelphia area. As you wander through the transformed town, you'll find yourself in the heart of 1840's London, surrounded by the characters of "A Christmas Carol” as they bring the story to life. With something for everyone, the festival offers horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday crafts, carolers, period vendors, delectable food, live entertainment, and much more.
18th Century Holiday Frost Fair
Ready for a unique Christmas event? Look no further than Pottsgrove Manor's 18th-Century Frost Fair! You can immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and smells of an authentic colonial winter celebration by strolling through the grounds and interacting with historic vendors and demonstrators as they showcase their wares and share exciting stories with you.
Holiday Shopping at the Christmas Market
If you're looking for a unique holiday shopping experience, look no further than the Mennonite Heritage Center's annual Christmas Market, where visitors can browse through various locally made gifts and decorations that will make their loved ones smile.
Wild Lights at Elmwood Park Zoo
Get ready to light up your holiday season with our favorite family tradition, Wild Lights! With even more lights and festive attractions than before, this walk-through experience is not one to miss. Join us at Elmwood Park Zoo as we transform into a dazzling wonderland filled with illuminated animals, jaw-dropping light displays, and live entertainment.
LuminoCity Holiday Lights Festival
From November 17 to January 15, stroll through larger-than-life light displays and art instillations, including a 50-foot Christmas tree. The LuminoCity Holiday Lights Festival bring art, light, and color to life, creating a truly immersive experience that will help make the start of your holiday season merry and bright.
Meet Santa & Kid-Friendly Activities
Twas the Night Before Christmas Train
Experience the magic of Christmas like never before with our 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' train ride! Step back in time and ride on our Edwardian-era cars while dressed in your coziest pajamas, enjoying some hot cocoa and cookies, and listening to Santa read the beloved holiday poem 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.
Cookies and Cocoa With the Clauses
Take advantage of the Christmas vacation and head to Graeme Park to visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, who will be there to share their favorite holiday memories, traditions, and stories with all who join them.
Bring your friends and family to the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia to join in on the fun and create your own Christmas wonderland out of LEGOs. This holiday event is perfect for adults and children, so grab your loved ones and build with us!
Children’s Critter Quest
This is not just your ordinary after-school activity but an exciting quest through the glittering grand rooms of the Cairnwood Estate. Families are invited to come along on this journey and discover cute little critters hiding in unexpected places while learning about its fascinating history. And don't forget to bring your camera and snap some family photos by the magnificent Christmas trees!
From twinkling lights and festive decorations to holiday festivals and delicious food, there's something for everyone in Montgomery County this holiday season.