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

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Parades, holiday markets and festivals around the western suburbs top this weekend’s picks for things to do in the Main Line area.

Looking for things to do around the Main Line and western suburbs this weekend? Whether you’re interested in arts and culture or dining and shopping, our weekly events guide has you covered.

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West Chester Christmas Parade

High St., West Chester
December 1

West Chester Christmas Parade lights up the town (Photo courtesy Nousoma).

West Chester Christmas Parade lights up the town. Photo courtesy Nousoma

Starting with the annual tree lighting ceremony at 6:30 p.m., kick off the holidays in West Chester with emcees Adam Joseph of 6ABC and Kathy Romano of WMMR’s “Preston & Steve” show. The parade starts at 7 p.m., with marching bands, hometown performers, award-winning floats and the much-anticipated appearance of Santa Claus.

Upper Merion Holiday Village

175 West Valley Forge Rd., King of Prussia
December 2

Get ready for Upper Merion Township’s free holiday village starting at noon on Saturday. Dog- and family-friendly, this festival will host a variety of craft vendors, making it a great place to get through some holiday shopping. Also in attendance will be inflatables, a gingerbread house display and contest, live music, a s’mores campfire and a food and beer garden, as well as a visit from a special holiday guest.

Havertown Holiday Festival

Brookline and Darby Rd., Havertown

The Havertown Holiday Festival is one of the area’s most exciting, expected to draw over 5,000 attendees. Focused on every winter holiday, Haverford is bringing a handful of top musicians like Devix, Dave Matthews Brown and The Havertones. Featuring a tree lighting ceremony at 5 p.m.,as well as ice sculture carving, costumed character, food trucks, a holiday marketplace and more, there’s something for everybody this weekend in Haverford.

Clover Market Holiday Market

975 Westtown Rd., West Chester
December 2-3


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One hundred talented local vendors are in attendance for this year’s holiday market. A former Best of the Main Line winner, Clover Market is an amazing place to get through your holiday shopping, with fascinating finds, unique gifts and warm food to keep you going through the cold of the season.

Ongoing Events

Yeager Farm Holiday Lights Show

1015 Pike Springs Rd., Phoenixville
Through December 23

Every Thursday to Sunday through December 23, Yeager Farm puts on a grand Christmas light show. No need to bother getting out of your car in the cold weather! Instead, blast the heater and turn on Christmas tunes as you cruise this 1.1-mile track through the farm adorned with festive lights.

Yuletide at Devon

23 Dorset Rd., Devon
Through December 31

Thank goodness this event stays running for the full holiday season; it’d be impossible to catch all the fun otherwise. Open Wednesday to Friday from 3-10 p.m. and weekends from 12-10 p.m., Yuletide at Devon features weekly concerts from hit local artists, premier holiday shopping, a curated food and beverage market, family-friendly activities and free rides like the carousel, Himalaya Ride, fun house and 65-foot Ferris wheel.

Big Talent, Small Works ~ Black Moth Gallery

18 E Lancaster Ave., Ardmore
Through December 31


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This unique Ardmore business functions as both a tattoo parlor and a scintillating art gallery. Its seventh annual edition of the Big Talent, Small Works Gallery features work from more than two dozen talented artists. A wide variety of pieces are available for reasonable prices. Any of these artworks makes for a great holiday gift.

Looking for more things to do around the Main Line and western suburbs this week? Our things to do section rounds up exciting happenings in the region. Plus, take a peek at our monthly insider guide for November events, including plenty of family-friendly outdoor events and seasonal activities. Seeking a nearby escape? These drivable getaways are just what you need.

For foodies, our dining guide has the latest opening and food-centric happenings all in one place. You won’t want to miss any of it!

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