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Top Things to Do in Montco During the Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and what better way to celebrate than by heading out with your family and friends to awesome holiday events across Montgomery County. From brilliant light shows, to the best cop of hot cocoa and everything in between, you won’t want to miss all the amazing things to do in Montco this holiday season.

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Wild Lights at Elmwood Park Zoo

Elmwood Park Zoo’s stunning holiday event is back and is guaranteed to dazzle visitors from all over. With new lights, decorations, attractions, and animals on exhibit, Wild Lights is a unique opportunity to enjoy the holidays and explore one of Montgomery County’s most popular attractions all in one. Head to Elmwood Park Zoo from November 19th – December 30th to experience the wonders that await you at Wild Lights!

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Holiday Shopping: From Malls to Main Streets

Montco is the ultimate shopping destination year-round, but the holiday season is the perfect time to get out to our fantastic malls and amazing main streets to get your holiday shopping done. For more information on all of Montgomery County’s premiere shopping destinations, check out www.valleyforge.org/shopping

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Train at Colebrookdale Railroad

The timeless story “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” comes to life at Colebrookdale Railroad’s annual holiday train journey. Climb aboard the historic train cars and allow yourself to be whisked away on a magical journey to a winter wonderland, complete with piping hot cocoa and cookies worthy of Santa Claus himself

Glencairn ChristmasChristmas in the Castle at Glencairn

For forty years (the 1940s to 1970s) the Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn family celebrated Christmas at Glencairn with a concert, a large three-part Nativity scene, a decorated tree that reached beyond the second-floor balcony, and a Christmas day meal. Head to Bryn Athyn’s Glencairn Museum for this 45-minute guided tour with stops on five different floors (including the tower). This year the tour features significant examples of Nativity art in the Glencairn collection with a special emphasis on artwork created by the artists who worked at Glencairn.

Tinseltown Holiday Spectacular at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks

Head over to the Expo Center at Oaks to experience a brand new, stunning outdoor holiday light exhibit. This winter wonderland allows guests to fit in almost all of their holiday activities, from finishing up the gift shopping, to dining on seasonal treats and drinks, ice skating, light display gazing, and so much more!

Explore Valley Forge National Historical Park

Valley Forge National Historical Park is one of Montgomery County’s most popular destinations and one of the most important sites related to the American Revolution. As the site of the rebel army’s winter encampment, visitors can take a guided tour through the park to learn all about the army’s stay in Montco. Make sure to stop by the Encampment Store to pick up the perfect gift for your favorite history buff.

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Skippack Village Illuminaire Nights

Skippack Village’s Illuminaire Nights evokes the tradition of luminaria, a reenactment of the journey described in the story of the Christ child’s birth. A shimmering sea of light lines the town’s Main Street, illuminating Skippack’s many shops and restaurants along the way.