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Music in Ardmore, a holiday festival in Haverford, a seasonal performance in West Chester and more make the month memorable.
Low Cut Connie at Ardmore Music Hall
It’s a double-shot of one of Philadephia’s most celebrated live bands when Low Cut Connie invades Ardmore Music Hall for a two-night run. Dec. 30 is a release party for their boisterous new album, Art Dealers. The following night, ring in the New Year with special guests, an open bar and dinner packages. Bring your earplugs. Visit ardmoremusichall.com.
Havertown Holiday Festival
The holiday spirit hits Brookline Boulevard for a day of family fun centered on Christmas, Hanukkah and the winter season. Live music, costumed characters, ice sculptures, a holiday marketplace and more offer something for everyone. Rain date is Dec. 3. Visit discoverhaverford.org.
Holiday Craft Market
You’ll discover unique gifts from over 40 crafters and artisans at this seasonal marketplace. Sip adult beverages from Locust Lane Craft Brewery and Chaddsford Winery—and don’t forget to hit up Santa before you leave. Visit historicsugartown.org.
Brandywine Ballet presents Clara’s classic story for this annual treat. Top-notch dancers weave their way through magical forests and the Land of Sweets to the sounds of Tchaikovsky’s timeless score. Visit brandywineballet.org.
Through Jan. 2
Chester County Hospital Lights Up Holiday Weekends
Festivities kick off Dec. 1 with the Christmas Parade. Every weekend after offers opportunities to stroll streets lined with twinkling lights and decorations. A holiday music series, photos with Santa and a gingerbread competition are also planned. Visit greaterwestchester.com.
Thru Dec. 30
Wild Lights at Elmwood Park Zoo
When the sun goes down, the zoo is illuminated with countless twinkling lights. This year is poised to be bigger and brighter than ever before. Visit elmwoodparkzoo.org.
Thru Feb. 25
Flight on Ice
The award-winning ice rink returns this year with special events planned throughout its three-month run. Lace up your skates, then cozy up by a fire pit with food and drinks from Tired Hands Brewing Company. A portion of proceeds go to the Delaware County Veterans Memorial Association. Visit flightonice.com.