HOLIDAYS IN VALLEY FORGE

History in the Holiday Season

Draw a ring - perhaps a wreath? - around the Valley Forge area and a whole circle of holiday possibilities emerges. 

Mill Grove Holiday Open House

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

December 6
John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove

Mill Grove’s historic barn gets the full-on holiday treatment, with decorations inside and out. The free open house features cookies, cider, crafts and a demonstration in falconry.

LUMINARIA NIGHT

December 12
Lock 60 at the Schuylkill Canal Park

This event features a real Dickensian feel in the decorated locktender’s house. But the real appeal is hundreds of luminaria lining the towpath, bathing the canal in amber.

JINGLE FEST

December 12
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center

This holiday bazaar has plenty for the kids to do, and it’s even pet friendly for leashed dogs. Proceeds benefit local families facing cancer. On December 12–13, the Greenberg Train & Toy Show chugs into Oaks.

Valley Forge Park Nearby Attractions - Colonial Theater

CLASSIC HOLIDAY FILMS

December 13, 19, 20 & 24
Colonial Theatre

The feature for December 13 is White Christmas, and December 19, 20 and 24 place the classic It’s a Wonderful Life on the big screen. A special live-stream of The Nutcracker, as performed by the Royal Ballet of London, runs December 20 at 5:30 p.m.

Kenny Rogers

KENNY ROGERS - ONCE AGAIN IT'S CHRISTMAS

December 18
Valley Forge Casino Resort

The singing voice of Kenny Rogers has been tightly woven into the soundtrack of the holidays for decades. Join him for an intimate and heartfelt night of carols and seasonal songs that, as part of Kenny’s farewell tour, won’t soon be forgotten.

Valley Forge Park Annual Events - March in the Continental Army

MARCH-IN

December 19
Valley Forge National Historical Park

For a unique blend of history and holiday, muster up for the Annual March-In of the Continental Army. The program includes seasonal music from The Colonial Revelers, candle-lit tours, General George Washington and stories by campfire.

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