11 Picture Perfect Holiday Events in the Philly Burbs Not to be Missed

Photo by Tim Mossholder, StockSnap

December is the month of the year when everyone is in a festive mood and stores are decorated for the holiday season.  There’s so much to see and do in the city, like the Blue Cross RiverRink, Macy’s Light Show and Dickens Village. But what about closer to home in the burbs? Here’s our top picks for holiday events in and around Eastern Montgomery County. Wherever you are around Rt. 611, there’s sure to be an event nearby soon.


Sponsored by Warrington Township Parks & Recreation, Steve Pullar from the Cool Beans Band will be providing the entertainment. Bring your children along as Santa will be handing out gifts and sitting for photos.   

Location: Giuseppe’s Pizza and Family Restaurant, 1380 W. Street Rd., WARMINSTER, PA 18974

Date: 12/8/18 Time: 12 pm to 2 pm

WEBSITE: http://www.warringtontownship.org/


Join the Jenkintown community for a Menorah lighting in the Square. Music, latkes, treats and warm drinks will be offered. Be sure to look for other events happening around Jenkintown and Elkins Park as part of the eight nights of family-friendly activities provided by the Kehillah of Old York Road.

Location: Jenkintown Square, Leedom and Greenwood Avenues, JENKINTOWN, PA 19046

Date: 12/5/18 Time: 6:45 pm

WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/oldyorkroadkehillah/


While Annie may not seem like a typical holiday stage show, it does take place at Christmas and has the warm, uplifting message that fits the season. It also involves a large number of Academy of the New Church Secondary School students-50 comprise the cast and chorus alone, with more participating as members of the stage crew. Tickets are $15, $12 for students and children. Use the coupon code “Annie Opening” at checkout for a $4 discount on each opening night ticket.

Location: Mitchell Performing Arts Center (MPAC), 800 Tomlinson Road, BRYN ATHYN, PA 19009

Date: 12/7/18 Time: Fri 12/7, 8pm; Sat 12/8, 7pm; Fri 12/14, 8pm; Sat 12/15, 2pm & 8pm

WEBSITE: http://www.ancss.org/arts-performing-fallplay


Enjoy a tour of the colonial-era house decorated for Christmas, stop by the Carriage House, where you can have hot chocolate, cookies and shop the treasures for sale in the Country Store. Proceeds from the Country Store will go to the Richard Wall House, the Cheltenham Township Historical Commission and the Old York Road Garden Club.

Location: Richard Wall House, One Wall Park Drive in Church Rd west of Rt 611, ELKINS PARK, PA


Date: 12/7/18-12/9/18 Time: 1-4PM

WEBSITE: http://oldyorkroadgardenclub.com/


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Posted by ArtisticRain on Sunday, October 8, 2017


Christmas is right around the corner and Artistic Rain Creative Art Center & Friends is a great place for holiday shopping. It is a family friendly event and expect hot cocoa, unlimited beverages and surprises. Lots of Goodies, Giveaways and Top Shops will be waiting.

Location: Artistic Rain Creative Art Center, 101 Jackson Ave, bottom floor, GLENSIDE, PA 19038

Date: 12/8/18 Time: 12 noon to 6pm

WEBSITE: https://arcac.ticketleap.com/xmas-bazaar-with-arcac/


Kristin Ritter and Megan Connolly talk about the final theme for 2017 along with the pose of the month! Feel free to share what you embrace this month by tagging Nourishing Storm Studio & Cafe and use the hashtag #nsembrace Here's to embracing the journey and giving lots of hugs along the way!! (Thank you again Zach Medina and all the amazing, talented peeps at Viral Ideas!)

Posted by Nourishing Storm Studio & Cafe on Wednesday, December 6, 2017


Celebrate the start of winter with some yoga. Warm up with over 100 sun salutations guaranteed to get you out of the winter doldrums. Stay nourished with smoothies, juices, coffees, teas and healing foods.

Location: Nourishing Storm Studio & Cafe, HATBORO, PA 19040

Date: 12/21/18 Time: 7-8:30pm

WEBSITE:  https://nourishingstorm.com/events/

Drueding employees formed a duet, DashaBob, and performed for Childcare!

Posted by Drueding Center on Friday, May 4, 2018


Purchase beautiful handmade gifts for those special people on your list at the Christmas Shoppe. Proceeds benefit Dreuding Center – a transitional housing program for homeless women and their children (www.dreudingcenter.org).

Location: Art at Valley Lake Gallery, 3 Village Rd, HORSHAM, PA 19044

Date: 11/30/18-12/1/18 Time: Fri. 4-9pm, Sat. 11am-3pm

WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/ArtAtValleyLakeGallery/


This event is designed to provide families that have children with autism and other special needs with the opportunity to connect with Santa in a special way this holiday season.

Location: Willow Grove Park Mall, 2500 Moreland Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090

Date: 12/3/18 Time: 8:30am-10:30am

WEBSITE: https://willowgroveparkmall.com/calendar/view/3514


In 5th annual KidsLIVE Christmas workshop children will have an opportunity to create quality handmade gifts for the special people in their lives while the adult service is taking place. One-stop shopping service and kids will get to wrap their gifts and top it with a card, instilling the spirit of giving in them.

Location: The Mitchell Performing Arts Center, 800 Tomlinson Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009

Date: 12/2/18, 12/9/18, 12/16/18 Time: 10:30am

WEBSITE: http://newchurchlive.tv/christmas2018


Cheltenham Center for the Arts presents: Handmade Crafts Holiday Sale 2018 where you will get to buy jewelry, ceramics and textiles, including mixed media. Get your holiday shopping done in one weekend.

Cheltenham Center for the Arts, 439 Ashbourne Road, Cheltenham, PA 19012

Date: 12/01/18, 12/01/18 Time: 11am-4pm

WEBSITE: https://www.cheltenhamarts.org/events/cheltenham-holiday-sale-2018

Posted by White Horse Coffee & Creamery on Friday, October 12, 2018


We might be slightly partial to this holiday event since SWEET magazine one of the hosts. Come to White Horse Coffee & Creamery for a fun afternoon with Santa. Sample cookie dough, sip hot chocolate and take pictures with Santa. $8 donation for picture time with Santa and local merchant goodie bag full of special offers  will go to Kisses for Kyle non-profit, which supports local families battling childhood cancer.  

Location: White Horse Coffee & Creamery, 700 West Avenue, JENKINTOWN, PA 19046

Date: Sunday, 12/9/18 Time: 1-3 pm

WEBSITE: http://www.whitehorsecoffeecreamery.com

Holiday Toy & Donation Drive – Kisses for Kyle Foundation

** Special Announcement ** Please join us for our First Kisses for Kyle Toy & Donation Drive at the 2300 Arena on Sun. Dec 10th from 1-4pm!There will be fun for the entire family featuring bounce houses, face painters, live entertainment, games, food and more. For more information donations & volunteer info email David@kissesforkyle.org 100% of all donations and toys go directly to families battling pediatric cancer.

Posted by Kisses for Kyle Foundation on Tuesday, November 28, 2017


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