I’m a bit sad that Thanksgiving has come and gone. It’s one of my favorite holidays. What’s not to love? An abundance of delicious, butter-laden food, pumpkin pie, flowing wine, parades, football, togetherness and that crazy aunt (or in my case, uncle) who just says the MOST absurd things. It’s a warm and fuzzy holiday to me, and it kicks off alllll of the festiveness that is the holiday season. Seriously, five stars. Highly recommended!
For me, the holidays have always been a bit of a scramble. While that sounds like a bad thing, I’ve actually come to embrace the chaos. My parents were divorced when I was a child, so holidays were often a mad dash, split between one house and next. Thanksgiving dinner at one and dessert at another, or Thanksgiving on another day altogether. On Christmas, I’d go to church on Christmas Eve
Make merry with festive movies and music at the Colonial Theatre!
Comedy prevails at Love Actually and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Dec 2-8. Home Alone, sponsored by Janice Janka Hartmann and Paul Hartmann, screens Dec 10.
On Dec 4, Cary Grant stars in The Bishop's Wife, sponsored by Sugartown Strawberries. Then on Dec 11 and 18, standbys White Christmas, sponsored by General Carl Spaatz National USAAF Museum, and It's a Wonderful Life, sponsored by Century 21 Norris-Valley Forge (and featuring a bridge built by Phoenix Steel) animate the theater.
Opera Philadelphia's film La voix humaine, filmed at Cheltenham’s gilded Elkins Estate and featuring star soprano Patricia Racette, screens Dec 8. (122)
- The Avakian Duo performs The Coolest Yule Dec 4 on the Colonial’s pipe organ. Presented by the Theatre Organ Society of the Delaware Valley.
Jessica Lynn's "A Very Merry Country Christmas" comes to town Dec 9 for a family-friendly, multi-media show featuring dancers, choirs, a marching band, and all the holiday songs you know and love. Jessica Lynn's tour benefits Toys for Tots.
Dec 18, the big band sounds of City Rhythm Orchestra fill the stage - Holiday Style. Featuring Steve Ritrovato, Rich Cox, Gil Morrow, and many soloists.
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Live Holiday Garland Workshop with k.g.hall designs
Sunday, December 4
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Sycamore and Stone Farm, Chester Springs
Deck your halls with your very own, handmade live garland. Local designer Kara of k.g.designs will lead the workshop. Details
Holiday Candle Making Workshop
Sunday, December 11
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Penns Woods Winery
Sip on a complimentary glass of mulled wine or pinot noir while you create and pour two holiday-scented candles, under the direction of Courtney Elvin, owner of Honey Rae & Co. Details
Modern Calligraphy and Ornament Lettering
Tuesday, December 20
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Conshohocken Brewing Company, King of Prussia
Master the art of the perfect holiday lettering for picture perfect gift tags, hostess gifts, holiday letters and more! The class includes instruction from Sip & Script, a beginner’s calligraphy kit and a take home acrylic ornament! Details
SOUNDS OF THE SEASON
Caroling in Downtown West Chester
Friday, December 2, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, December 3, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Friday, Dec. 9, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Saturday, Dec. 10, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Friday, Dec. 16, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Saturday, Dec. 17, 12:00 PM to 2:00PM
Downtown West Chester
Dressed in the finest Victorian attire, The West Chester Borough Balladeer Carolers will carol through the streets. Enjoy the sounds will you stroll and shop! Details
Making Spirits Bright Holiday Music Series
Saturday December 3, 10 and 17
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
High Street, West Chester
Stroll and shop to the festive sounds of local choirs singing holiday favorites from the steps of the historic courthouse! Details
Saturday December 10
12:00 PM & 5:00 PM
Phoenixville Middle School Theater, Phoenixville
Join Clara and her magical friend the Nutcracker on the most magical adventure, performed by the Schuylkill Valley Regional Dance Company. Details
Brandywine Ballet’s Nutcracker 2022
Friday, December 16, 10:00 AM
Saturday, December 17, 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM
Sunday, December 18, 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM
Brandywine Ballet, West Chester
Join Clara and her magical friend the Nutcracker on the most magical adventure! Details
City Rhythm Orchestra Holiday Style
Sunday, December 18, 7:00 PM
The Colonial Theater, Phoenixville
Enjoy a dazzling performance of Christmas favorites from Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and more! Details
The Community Arts Center and The Potters Guild present their annual HOLIDAY SALE of Fine Craft and Pottery, Friday, December 2nd through Saturday, December 10th. Hours vary by day. The sale features handcrafted ceramics, jewelry, apparel, wooden creations, baskets, holiday décor, and other items by over 60 vendors in a spacious indoor art gallery.
The Community Arts Center offers visual art classes for children and adults, exhibitions, live music events and wedding rental space at its historic home in Wallingford, PA, just off the Media/Swarthmore exit of 476. Ceramics is the CAC’s largest program area, offering access to a variety of classes and specialty kilns onsite. Each year the CAC hosts a large art-focused summer camp for kids 5-17 featuring visiting artists throughout the 8 weeks. Additional info is available at communityartscenter.org.
SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP
Friday, December 2, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, December 3, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Chester County Art Association, West Chester
This holiday market will feature over 40 vendors of handcrafted and locally designed gifts including art, ceramics, jewelry housewares and more. Free to attend. Details
Winter Wonder-Farm Holiday Event
Sunday, December 4
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Gateway HorseWorks, Malvern
Join in an afternoon of family fun, with holiday music, pictures with ponies, homemade craft vendors, hot cocoa and more! Details
Kennett Square Holiday Village Market
Saturday, December 3, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, December 4, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, December 10, 11:00 – 5:00 PM
Sunday, December 11, 11:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The Creamery, Kennett Square
Wander and shop dozens of artisan and vintage vendors to the sounds of the season with live music, festive cocktails, food trucks and more! Details
Holiday Craft Market
Saturday, December 10
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Springton Manor Farm, Glenmoore
Wander the craft market for the perfect holiday gift, and a lot more! There will be live entertainment, a candy cane hunt for the kids, an ornament craft station, a photo booth, face painting, pictures with Santa, light refreshments and more! Details
TIS' THE SEASON
The West Chester Christmas Parade Weekend
Friday, December 2- Sunday, December 4th
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Downtown West Chester
It’s a well-loved tradition! This year is the re-imagining of the beloved Christmas Parade. Spectators will delight in “all things local,” from award-winning floats to toe-tapping sounds of nationally recognized, exclusively local marching bands. And of course, Santa! Details
Holiday Luminaire Hike
Friday, December 2
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Hibernia County Park, Coatesville
There’s nothing quite like luminaires lighting the way! Enjoy a beautiful, luminaire lit hike as well as other festivities like hot chocolate and marshmallows, a campfire, and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus! Details
PHestival of Trees
Saturday, December 3, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 4, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
King of Prussia Mall, Pavilion, Level 3, King of Prussia
Wander through trees spectacularly decorated by local designers, florists, schools and more, all while visiting and checking out lots of lovable, adoptable pets! Details
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Discover the joyful learning and academic excellence at Friends’ Central Lower School.
Join us for the final Open House of the season on December 7 at 4 pm!
Alderfer Auction presents their December Fine & Decorative Arts Auction featuring fine jewelry, silver, decorative art, modern period furniture, artwork, and rugs.
Fine and Decorative Arts
December 8, 2022
Malvern Prep is an independent Augustinian school for young men in grades 6 through 12, defined by the Augustinian values of Truth, Unity, and Love.
Whoever said “it’s the most wonderful time of the year” was talking about holiday shopping, right?
Score some seasonal deals with the Square’s holiday gift guide.
Lionville Natural Pharmacy provides custom medications, nutritional supplements and professional consultations for you and your family, serving our community for 40 years.
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50+ craft brews from local & national breweries, VIP brunch curated by Ripplewood Whiskey and Craft & more!
The Wayne Business Association invites you to kick off the holiday season in Wayne!
Windows will be all decked out for the holidays beginning December 1st to get you in the holiday spirit. Christmas in Wayne weekend is Friday, December 2nd - Sunday, December 4th.
Friday night brings Carriage rides, ornament crafts at the Firehouse, carolers and tree lighting, and Santa's arrival. We are excited to welcome Ducis Rogers from 6abc news as our emcee this year.
Saturday is Elves for Shelves run with the Radnor Memorial Library then Santa arrives on the Fire Truck and will sit with children for free pictures at the Wayne Presbyterian Courtyard on Lancaster Avenue.
Sunday, join the Radnor Historical Society for the Holiday Event with Santa, Carolers and presentation of the legacy award to Cowan Flowers.
And don't forget. FREE parking on Saturdays through Saturday,12/31!
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