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Here’s What to Do Around the Main Line Area This Weekend

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From parades and dazzling lights to a holiday show, there are plenty of festive things to do around the Main Line this weekend.

It’s the holiday season, and the Main Line region knows how to celebrate. With plenty of weekend happenings and ongoing seasonal events, it’s the perfect time to grab your friends and family and check out these local festivities.

West Chester Christmas Parade

Hosted by 6abc’s Adam Joseph, this beloved holiday parade is returning after a two-year hiatus. Festivities kick off at 6:30 p.m. with a tree lighting at the old courthouse, and the parade will travel a one-mile loop along Market and Gay Streets. Santa will be making an appearance on his most unique float yet. Read what Joseph has to say about the event here.

Market and Gay Sts, West Chester

Christmas Around the Farm

Linvilla Orchards is ready to celebrate the holidays with an array of fun family activities this weekend. Cut down your Christmas tree, hang out with Santa and don’t forget to grab a delicious baked treat before you leave.

137 W Knowlton Rd, Media

Valley Forge Beer and Cider Festival

“It’s the most wonderful time for a beer!” Check out offerings from local breweries and producers from across the country at this fun festival. Happening this Saturday, December 3, at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, the fest invites guests over 21 to don their favorite holiday sweater and enjoy seasonal brews and Philly’s favorite food trucks. Tickets are available online.

100 Station Ave, Oaks

Visit Philadelphia Holiday Parade

This Saturday, Philly’s holiday parade will return to the city streets for the second year, celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and the Chinese New Year. The festivities will begin at 2nd and Market Streets and conclude at City Hall. Plan a day in the city to check out all of the holiday festivities.

Begins at 2nd and Market Sts, Philadelphia

The Butterfingers Angel Opening Night

The Butterfingers Angel is a fun, comedic take on the traditional Nativity story performed at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center through December 23. Uptown! recently brought on West Chester resident Carmen Khan as its first-ever artistic director, and she is excited to share this hilarious yet meaningful production with the community.

226 N High St, West Chester

Santa at the Square

Santa will be stopping by West Chester’s Marshall Street Park on Saturday, December 3, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for photos. Pets are welcome.

405 N Franklin St, West Chester

PHestivaL of Trees

This two-day event boasts over 100 creatively decorated trees designed by local groups, artists and florists, with proceeds benefiting the area’s animal rescues and shelters. Happening at the King of Prussia Mall on Saturday and Sunday, this is the perfect opportunity to give back this holiday season. You may even decide to grow your family by four furry paws!

160 N Gulph Rd, King of Prussia


This weekend, the Chester County Art Association hosts its third annual Christkindlmarkt. On Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., this holiday market will showcase over 40 vendors offering a variety of locally designed products, including art, ceramics, jewelry, food, homewares and more.

100 N Bradford Ave, West Chester

Ongoing Events

Philly Holiday Experience


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Take a drive into the city or catch the train to visit sites like Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest, Christmas Village and more. Find your guide to the Philly Holiday Experience here.

Various locations throughout Philadelphia

Find Your Christmas Tree at a Local Farm


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Whether you prefer to saw down a tree or choose from a pre-cut selection, local tree farms throughout the Western suburbs are now open for the season. Choose from our list of farms to get your home ready for the holidays.

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Holiday Light Shows in the Main Line Area


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The Philadelphia suburbs are home to plenty of festive light displays this time of year. Check out our guide to some of the area’s best celebrations to walk or drive through.

Various locations

Related: West Chester Christmas Parade and Emcee Adam Joseph Return