15 Things to do Around the Philadelphia Suburbs This January

From reimagined fairytales to wine and beer tastings to a chocolate festival, you won’t want to miss these events.

Cinderella & Co.: Three Fairy Tales Reimagined

Through Jan. 5, Chadds Ford

Taking a look at the illustrations of Cinderella, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, as well as The Three Little Pigs, this exhibit is a can’t-miss for fairytale lovers.

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Little Red Robin Hood: A Musical Panto

Through Jan. 5, Malvern

Catch the final performances of this hilarious holiday panto set in the Sherwood Forest in the 1940s, which mashes together two classic tales.


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Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Through Jan. 12, Philadelphia

It’s the last few weeks to catch the National Museum of American Jewish History’s celebration of this legendary Supreme Court Justice. Traversing Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life, from student to women’s rights advocate to second woman to ever sit on the highest court in the land, it pays homage to a true trailblazer.

Luminous Landscape

Through Jan. 31, Bryn Mawr

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Discover the works of artist Monique Seyler, which are on display at Joe Waroquier Home.

Craft Forms 2019

Through Feb. 1, Wayne

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Wayne Art Center hosts this juried exhibition, which features contemporary craft work in various mediums, ranging from glass to wood to metal.

Disney’s Fantasia

Jan. 3-5, Philadelphia

When it first debuted in 1940, Fantasia was groundbreaking, pushing the boundaries of what orchestra performances and cinematic art meant. Nearly 80 years later, it’s still as impactful. Fantasia gets the Philly treatment when it comes to Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center this month, where the Philadelphia Orchestra will perform it live.

Wine, Cheese and Honey Pairings

Jan. 4-26, Chadds Ford

On weekends throughout the month of January, Penns Woods Winery is hosting pairings of cheese, honey and wine, featuring local crafters.


Aunt Mary Pat will perform at Ardmore Music Hall this month.

“Talk of the Township” Tour

Jan. 9, Ardmore

The Queen of Delco, the incomparable Aunt Mary Pat (of social media fame) is taking things offline for her “Talk of the Township” tour. Making a stop at Ardmore Music Hall this month, she’ll sassily break down all things Delco, poking fun while simultaneous reveling in things like Wawa, Ackame (Acme to non-Delco natives) and the frigging Iggles.

Philly Home Show

Jan 10-12, 17-19, Philadelphia

Looking for some home remodeling inspiration? Look no further than the Philly Home Show, which will take place over two weekends this month at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, which features an upcycling challenge, workshops and more.

Ardmore Winter Beer Festival

Jan. 11, Ardmore

Taste more than 50 craft beer samples at this beer festival, complete with live music and food. Local beer participants include 2SP Brewing, Evil Genius Beer Company, Conshohocken Brewing, Sterling Pig Brewery, Tired Hands Brewing Company and Workhorse Brewing.

Tea Blending and Herb Bundling

Jan. 12, Glen Mills

Ever wanted to learn to blend your own teas or create your own smudge stick? Local herbalist Elise Hanks will show you how at this workshop at Terrain in Glen Mills.

Lemon Ball

Jan. 18, Philadelphia

Bringing together hundreds of guests, this yellow-centric fundraiser benefits Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and its fight against childhood cancer.

Winter Wine-derland

Jan. 18-26, Chadds Ford

For two weekends—Jan. 18-19 and Jan. 25-26—Chaddsford Winery will transform into a winter wonderland, complete with ice carvings, an ice luge wine shot, specialty cocktails, live music, food trucks, fire pits, and, of course, wine tastings.

Longwood Gardens’ Orchid Extravaganza. Photo Courtesy of Chester County’s Brandywine Valley.

Orchid Extravaganza

Jan. 18 – March 22, Kennett Square

Warm up this season inside Longwood Garden’s vast conservatory, which transforms into a tropical paradise for its annual Orchid Extravaganza.

Kennett Chocolate Lovers Festival

Jan. 26, Kennett Square

Indulge in sweet treats from professional and amateur bakers, who will vie for bragging rights in various categories. The annual festival is relocating to Unionville High School this year.

Our Best of the Main Line Elimination Ballot is open through February 22!