While the weather outside may be frightful, these Main Line holiday events are nothing less than delightful! Get ready to trim your tree, deck the halls, and ring in the holiday season in the bustling Main Line area.
If you’re looking for ways to celebrate all of the festivities of the season, there are tons of events going on around Philadelphia and the Main Line. Check out a few of the highlights, and put some of these celebrations on your holiday lists!
Franklin Square Holiday Festival
Drawing inspiration from the imaginative mind of Benjamin Franklin, the Franklin Square Holiday Festival & Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show is a dazzling winter event. With more thank 75,000 twinkling lights, seasonal food and drink, holiday shopping, and festive music, the festival is completely free and lasts for seven weeks.
The main attraction of the show is a 12-foot tall kite that floats over ten feet above the square. A nod to the festival’s inspiration, Benjamin Franklin, the lights on the kite will dance along to the holiday music.
Location: 6th and Race Streets, Philadelphia
Date: November 15th-December 31st, 4:30pm-8pm
A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place
Whether you’re celebrating the holidays with a couple of kiddos or just a big fan of the friends down at Sesame Street, be sure to check out a Very Furry Christmas. The Sesame Place park will turn into a winter wonderland, complete with a Merry Marketplace, a Christmas tree show, and a festive train tour.
The Sesame Street cast will also be celebrating with a few special guests. Expect appearances from iconic holiday characters like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™, Clarice, and Bumble. Bring your camera along to snag some pictures of this memorable celebration!
Location: Sesame Place
Date: November 17th-January 1st, park hours
Shadybrook Farms Holiday Light Show
What’s better than a holiday show with one million lights? A holiday show with 3 million lights! With elaborate displays and familiar holiday characters, the Shadybrook Farms Holiday Light Show is a great way to get in the holiday spirit from the warmth of your car. The two-mile long road takes about 20 minutes to complete.
After you complete the drive, grab a cup of hot cocoa and make some s’mores over the warm flames of the bonfire. Don’t forget to grab some treats from the Farm Market, and say hi to Santa on your way out!
Location: Shadybrook Farm
Date: November 17th-January 6th, hours vary
Christmas Village Philadelphia
Taking inspiration from the iconic open-air Christmas markets in Germany, the Christmas Village in Philadelphia is one of the most amazing holiday experiences that the city offers. Try authentic German foods like hot Gluhwein, Schnitzel, and Bratwurst. Then, browse the variety of wares from over 80 local and national vendors!
Throughout the month, the Christmas Village will feature a variety of special events, including many visits from Santa Claus. Make sure you check out newest addition to this year’s village, the Alm Beer Garden!
Location: Love Park, Philadelphia
Date: November 22nd-December 24th, 9am-5pm
Nerberth Dickens Festival
Dedicated to celebrating all things Charles Dickens and 1800s London, the Nerberth Dickens Festival is the perfect way to celebrate, 19th century style. The town of Nerberth transforms the streets, and familiar Dickens characters roam the street. Enjoy a variety of period costumes, various live performances, and tasty holiday food and drink.
The festival is perfect for visitors of all ages. Events include a free scavenger hunt, horse and carriage rides, and a professional ice sculpting displays!
Location: Downtown Narberth
Date: December 2nd, 12pm-4pm
Don’t Miss Out on Festive Fun
From Christmas markets to themed holiday celebrations, you won’t want to miss the chance to attend any of these amazing Main Line and Philadelphia area events. Find your new home in the Main Line today, and be a member of this great community!