HOLIDAYS IN LANSDALE

Performances, Parades and More

Lansdale celebrates the holidays like no other town in Montgomery County. It all starts with a Mardis Gras Parade and continues with Christmas trees, candlelight tours and Santa's seasonal residence. 

Montgomery Theater

"THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK CHRISTMAS MUSICAL"

November 19 through December 13
Montgomery Theater

In "The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical" the fictitious residents of Armadillo Acres celebrate December like nobody else. It's is a cat-fightin', sun-worshippin', chair-throwin' great time... with tinsel and Keg Nog. 

Landsdale Mardi Gras Parade

MARDI GRAS PARADE

November 21 
West Main Street and Mitchell Avenue

Sure, Mardi Gras is the spring, but for 65 years, Lansdale has no problem moving it to November. The 2015 theme is Holidays at the Beach, a perfect setting for "Sandy" Claus. The parade kicks off at 1 p.m. on November 21. 

Landsdale Holiday Tree Display

HOLIDAY TREE DISPLAY

November 27 through December 19 
The Hager & Schultz Building

Lansdale businesses take a creative approach to greens, lights, tinsel, ornaments and other frills. In prior years, more than 50 trees on display have ranged from homespun traditional to way-out wacky. 

TREE LIGHTING

December 4
Railroad Plaza

Before the tree springs to electric life, a talented choir sings, setting the proper mood. Santa then adds his particular brand of jolly, and free refreshments are served.

"THE CHRISTMAS GAZEBO"

December 4 - 13 
DCP Theatre

This touching play shows how a small act of beauty can change an entire town's outlook. Can the town's dilapidated gazebo be saved before its scheduled demolishment?

Peter Wentz Farmstead Candlelight Tours

CANDLELIGHT TOURS

December 5
Peter Wentz Farmstead

Soft candlelight greets visitors as they enjoy Colonial music, seasonal decorations farm animals and a visit from a Pennsylvania-German version of St. Nicholas, all in fur.

Lansdale Santa House

SANTA HOUSE

December 5 - 19
West Main and Madison Streets

St. Nick takes up residence to receive wish lists and pose for selfies. Parents who want Santa pictures that are unique (and economical) can get them here.

MERRY TUBA CHRISTMAS CONCERT

December 6
Railroad Plaza

Not all Christmas music goes "rum-pa-pum-pum." Two brass ensembles bring an oom-pah feel to traditional holiday tunes in this unusual concert on December 6 at 1:15 p.m.

MENORAH LIGHTING

December 6
Railroad Plaza

Lansdale marks the first night of Hanukkah with the lighting of a giant menorah at 6 p.m. Music is provided by the unique sounds of Horns of Hanukkah.

NEARBY SHOPPING

The Lansdale area is great for seasonal shopping. Visit the following for some of your December necessities:

ASHERS CHOCOLATES

ASHER'S CHOCOLATES

Souderton

The retail side of the factory has boxes of bonbons and buckets of bark to tuck under the tree or slip into a stocking. Hours are Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

BUSTARD'S CHRISTMAS TREES

Lansdale

The Bustard family has been selling trees since 1929, and they clearly know their stuff. An 18.5-foot Douglas fir from the Bustard orchard is 2015's official White House Christmas Tree. Daily hours are 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

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