6 Can’t-Miss Events Happening Around the Main Line in December

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December 5

Blind Boys of Alabama at Ardmore Music Hall

The founding members of the gospel-inspired Blind Boys of Alabama came together as youngsters at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in the late 1930s. More than 80 years later, the group has become a national treasure. Expect some seasonal surprises at this special Christmas performance. Local Americana outfit the ’29ers open the show. Visit amh.com

—Hobart Rowland

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December 16–21

The Glorious Sound of Christmas at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

A tradition since 1962, this jubilant family-friendly Philadelphia Orchestra performance is led by conductor Bramwell Tovey (pictured). Visit philorch.org

west chester weekends

Thru January 1, 2022

Lights Up Holiday Weekends in West Chester

All the things that make the holidays the holidays—a tree-lighting, Santa on a fire truck, gingerbread houses, lights and more. All on-site donations go to fire, police, EMT and healthcare workers.

Visit greaterwestchester.com

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December 3–19

Elf: The Musical at SALT Performing Arts

SALT is staging this special holiday production at its Chester Springs location. Holiday hilarity ensues when Buddy sets out to find his father in the Big Apple. Visit saltpa.com

december market

Thru January 1, 2022

Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market

Center City’s open-air pop-up market is back. Check out artwork, sweets, toys, jewelry, decorations and more by dozens of artisans, designers and small businesses from our region. Ice skating, too.

Visit madeinphila.com

Thru December 30

New Hope’s North Pole Express Train

Climb aboard a vintage diesel locomotive, where you can imbibe in hot cocoa, warm cookies, live music and scenic holiday vibes.

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Visit newhoperailroad.com

For even more, visit mainlinetoday.com.

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