Upper Darby Performing Arts Center

Get away from it all – for 90 minutes! Take a journey with us to the Land of the Sweets!
The Nutcracker

November 16 - 18 2018

For more than 25 years, the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet has been bringing the holiday classic ballet “The Nutcracker” to our stage.  A fun way for families to kick off the holiday season, the annual tradition features professional soloists and many of the region’s best dancers.  The enchanting music by Tchaikovsky is one of his best-known works and the ballet, set at Christmas time, has become an American holiday tradition.

Audience members are invited to have pictures taken with the cast after the Saturday Performances.

Ninety-minute performances are appropriate for children four years old and up. Before and after the show the lobby is a winter wonderland filled with nutcracker gifts ideal for holiday shopping.

Because your child will remember your holiday traditions.

Friday, November 16, 2018 7:00 PM
Saturday, November 17, 2018 11:00 AM
Saturday, November 17, 2018 3:00 PM
Sunday, November 18, 2018 1:30 PM
Sunday, November 18, 2018 5:30 PM

Ticket Price: $10 – $23

Members save $2 • Children 12 and under save $1

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Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra December Concert

Saturday, November 4, 2018 3:00 pm
Sunday December 2, 2018 3:00 pm
Sunday February 10, 2019 3:00 pm
Sunday March 24, 2019 3:00 pm
Sunday April 28, 2019 3:00 pm

Featuring the Upper Darby High School Concert Choir
  • Sibelius: Finlandia
  • Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen, with Leah Wang (a Young Artists Competition winner)
  • Massenet, Suite Faerique
  • Anderson: Sleigh Ride, with student conductor
  • Higdon: Light
  • Wyeth: A Christmas Fantasy
  • Rutter: All Bells in Paradise, with Upper Darby High School choir
  • Berlin: with Upper Darby High School choir
  • Handel: Hallelujah Chorus from The Messiah, with Upper Darby High School choir

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Shooting Start Holiday Spectacular

Friday, December 7, 2018 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 8, 2018 2:00 PM


Fun! Vibrant! Energetic! Exciting! Audience members of all ages will enjoy seeing their favorite holiday numbers performed by extremely talented performers in with sparkling costumes, with festive music, on a creative set (Christmas trees, lots of gift-wrapped packages and…snow!). The group performs Broadway-style production numbers and share heartfelt holiday memories throughout the 80 minute production.

The Shooting Stars’ Holiday Spectacular showcases the young singers and dancers performing to seasonal favorites with toe-tapping, move-to-the-beat joy including, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Do You Hear What I Hear?,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” “Carol of the Bells,” a tribute to “The Polar Express,” “Sparklejollytwinklejingley,” and many, many more!

Holiday Craft Fairs

St. Pius X Craft and Vendor Fair featuring Breakfast with Santa

December 8, 2018 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

St. Pius X School
220 Lawrence Rd, Broomall, PA 19008

Free and open to the public

Join us for a fun-filled day for the entire family!Not only will the kids be able to meet and enjoy breakfast with Santa, but mom and dad will have a chance to finish their Christmas lists with access to 50+ specialty vendors and an array of homemade crafts.

Wayne Art Center


Holiday Cookie Tin

Family Series: Holiday Cookie Tin Session I 

December 1, 2018 · 9:30 am - 12 noon 

Family Series: Holiday Cookie Tin Session 2

December 1, 2018 · 1 - 3:30pm

Price: $35

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Craft Forms 2018

Preview Party
 December 7 , 2018
6:00 pm -10:00 pm

Join our Preview Party in celebrating the opening of Craft Forms 2018 and the opening of CAST: Art & Objects Exhibition. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, chocolate delights, signature martinis, fine wines and live music.

Support Wayne Art Center through the silent auction and raffle.

Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087

Brandywine River Museum of Art

A Brandywine Christmas
November 24, 2018 to January 7, 2018

Brandywine Christmas offers visitors of all ages a spectacular holiday experience, with the region’s greatest model train display along with Christmas trees decorated for the season with Critter ornaments made by our talented volunteers.

Brandywine Railroad
The remarkable Brandywine Railroad O-gauge model train display features trains running on nearly 2,000 feet of track and includes more than 1,000 pieces, from locomotives, passenger and freight trains, to clockwork sets and trolleys that pass through a small town, a farm, factories and even a carnival.

Special Events & Programs

Sunday, November 17, 2018 5-8 p.m.

Sunday, December 2, 2018
1 to 3 p.m.


Members’ Preview Sale:
Thursday, November 29 - December 2, 2018 -  9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Public Sale:
Thursday, November 30, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, December 1–Sunday, December 3, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Thursday, November 29, 2018
7–8 p.m.


Wednesday, December 5, 2018
6–8 p.m.

Saturday, December 8, 2018
Saturday, December 15, 2018
8:30–10 a.m.
All ages program


Wednesday, December 19, 2018


Saturday, January 5, 2019
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Scott Arboretum Selections: Holiday Sale

Scott Arboretum Selections: Holiday Sale

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Membership Shopping: 11:30 am to 1 pm
Public Shopping: 1 to 3 pm
Wister Center

You’re invited! FREE festivities throughout the sale!
Roast marshmallows over the fire
Enjoy hot cider, chocolate, and holiday fare
Create kids nature crafts: STORYTIME at 1:15 pm
Discover great living gifts and unique plants

Get decorating inspiration with locally collected greens, berries, and cones; and advice from experts.
Entrance is free and the public is welcome!

Gorgeous greens, holiday accents, long-lasting wreaths, living gifts, and fun for the whole family! In addition to locally collected greens, berries, and cones for decorating, you’re invited to free festivities throughout the day: roast marshmallows over the fire, create kids nature crafts, discover great living gifts with unique plants, and get advice from experts.

Finished wreaths designed by talented and experienced volunteers and staff at the Scott Arboretum will be available for purchase. Our wreaths are fresh and have been created using damp sphagnum moss. This technique has been selected to ensure long-lasting wreaths. Our site for this event allows for creative winter displays and educational information about the greens being sold.

Entrance is free and the public is welcome!

The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081
tel (610) 328–8025   •   scott@swarthmore.edu

Radnor Hotel Children's Holiday Tea

Saturday, December 15, 2018
Saturday, December 22, 2018
Served 1 – 3 p.m.

$59.95 for 1 child & 1 adult

Plus tax and service charge
Advanced Ticket Purchase Required

Advanced Ticket Purchase Required
Please call 610-341-3145

The Radnor hosts a very special Holiday Tea in December! You and your little ones will be welcomed by the Toy Soldier and escorted to our majestic Terrace Room, where fun and entertainment await. You’ll sample an assortment of refreshments from our Award-Winning Tea Menu, while the Holiday Fairy spreads joy and season’s greetings. After the last spot of tea is finished, it’s time for interactive storytelling, followed by festive caroling while the Toy Soldier marches around the room to bring the magical essence of the Holiday season to life. Then, the children will craft holiday cards to present to someone special. To complete the afternoon, each child will take home a Holiday-themed Storybook Gift.

Visit the website for more information and photos from previous Children’s Teas.

Annual Festival of Lights in Rose Tree Park

A cherished local tradition, the Festival of Lights makes Rose Tree Park sparkle with holiday cheer. Delaware County welcomes everyone to enjoy a wintry stroll in the park while thousands of lights twinkle in the trees and dozens of hand-painted displays decorate the landscape.

Rose Tree Park sparkles during the holiday season with the annual Festival of Lights. Dozens of decorated lit trees and festive displays draw visitors back each year to stroll the glimmering walkways and grounds, linger in the festive atmosphere, and pay a visit to childhood figures such as Charlie Brown & the Peanuts Gang and Santa & his Reindeer. The Festival of Lights opens in early December with a tree lighting ceremony featuring choral performers and the arrival of Santa Claus. The trees are lit nightly from 5:30 - 9:30 for public enjoyment.

Please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 610-891-4455 for more information.

5th Annual Santa Parade in Media

Santa’s Arrival and Festival of Lights

This is the 5th year we've had Santa's Parade on State Street in Media. It was created by businesses in the borough to bring a fun, exciting event that would draw people to the area with the idea that once here they would linger to shop, eat, drink and enjoy all that Media has to offer -- all year round.

The parade starts at 5PM on Sunday November 25th and has something for everyone. Mummers. Floats. Music. Classic cars. Fife & Drum corps. Elvis. Living Nativity. Victorian Christmas. Santa & Mrs. Claus….plus Live Reindeer! Prior to the parade there will be a 1-mile fun run/walk where participants are encouraged to dress in their holiday finest.  Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. The run/walk begins at 4PM in front of the county courthouse.

Accompanying all the fun is a block party on state street, 2:30-5 PM between Orange and Veterans Square featuring exhibitors, giveaways, contests, music and other treats.

Click here for website for Media’s 5th Annual Santa Parade

Media Theatre


The Wizard of Oz

Nov. 14, 2 018 – Jan. 13, 2019

This beloved tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations.
This two-act Broadway musical includes the songs “Over The Rainbow,” “Munchkinland (Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead),” “If I Only Had A Brain/A Heart/The Nerve,” “We’re Off To See The Wizard (Follow The Yellow Brick Road),” “The Jitterbug,” and “The Merry Old Land of Oz”  and “If I Were King Of The Forest.” Featuring professional performers and a live orchestra!

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Hedgerow Theatre

November 24 to December 24th 2018

Twenty-five years ago a Delaware Valley tradition began at Hedgerow Theatre: the annual production of Charles Dickens’ timeless A Christmas Carol adapted for the stage by Jared Reed
Professional Actors are joined by over 60 members of our community to make Hedgerow Theatre’s Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol a part of the Holidays you cannot miss. Decked with all your favorite Christmas carols in our 1800s grist mill theatre, the Hedgerow experience is one that you will never forget.
Relive the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge, laugh with all the Cratchitts, and journey through space and time with the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come as merriment and mirth fills your heart with joy.
Dicken’s Christmas Carol

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Christmasland at Linvilla

The Farm is decorated for Christmas. See our Christmasland display and visit with the animals in their winter coats. Our Christmas Shop & Garden Center features wreaths, freshly cut trees, greens & holly, decorations, fruit and gift baskets, Christmas gifts, hot mulled cider & children’s crafts.

Cut Your Own Christmas Trees!
TREES AVAILABLE Nov. 17 - Dec. 23

Linvilla Orchards has over 40,000 Christmas trees planted on the farm. Take your whole family on a hayride to the Christmas tree fields to select your tree. The majority are 6' to 10' Douglas Fir. We also have some Canaan Fir. We provide a saw for you to cut the tree. Then we haul your tree back, shake the loose needles, wrap it up and even tie it to your car! We can also drill a hole in your tree for "Stand Straight" Christmas Tree Stands.

Hours (last wagon departs at 4pm)

  • Mon to Fri: 10am - 5pm
  • Weekends: 9am - 5pm 


Select any cut-your-own tree for just $69.99 plus tax. Everything is included for one price.

For more information, visit www.linvilla.com

A Longwood Christmas


November 22, 2018 – January 6, 2019

1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Outdoors, gloriously illuminated trees lead you on an enchanting holiday journey through our Gardens. Stroll underneath floating orbs of light, watch as tree roots and branches take new illuminated life, and see our Main Fountain Garden as you’ve never seen it before. Warm up by our welcoming fire pits, listen to carolers, and relish in the wonder of A Longwood Christmas.

Garden Railway


October 4, 2018–January 6, 2019, during regular Gardens hours.

Take your little ones to see our Garden Railway!

Featuring miniature locomotives rumbling over almost 400 feet of track, this beautifully landscaped display includes models of favorite Longwood buildings. Located outdoors near the Terrace Restaurant, the Garden Railway runs during regular Gardens hours, weather permitting.
Longwood staff designed, built, and planted this scenic miniature railway. The Longwood landmarks are constructed of natural materials, from roof tiles of magnolia leaves to handrails of honeysuckle vines.

Outdoor Light Displays
Peak Days

All Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, Nov 23–Jan 1, 2019 & every day Dec 26, 2018–Jan 1, 2019

Non-Peak Days

Mondays–Thursdays, Nov 23–Dec 25, 2018 & every day Jan 2–6, 2019