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Fun Holiday Things to Do in Main Line PA

November 15, 2023

As we approach the end of 2023, many families in the Main Line area are searching for exciting holiday activities to engage in. Fortunately, you and your family have many options for fun holiday things to do in Main Line, PA, during this festive period. Below is information about some of Main Line, PA’s most enjoyable holiday events.

Visit the Burkholder Holiday Market

Burkholder’s annual Holiday Market is a popular event that our team and many residents eagerly anticipate. You can find thoughtful and unique gifts for friends and family at the market and purchase a fresh cut Christmas tree or other holiday decorations. The Holiday Market is family-friendly, with many fun activities for children, such as visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus and their reindeer. The market also features local food trucks with delicious options for purchase, as well as complimentary hot chocolate, or wine and beer for adults 21+. Burkholder’s Holiday Market provides a fun shopping and community experience for everyone.

A Longwood Christmas

An annual holiday event in Main Line, Longwood Gardens hosts a Christmas festival from November 17, 2023, to January 7, 2024. The festival will showcase the beauty of botanical artistry, featuring an array of floating floral designs, festive trees adorned 

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with gilded garlands, beautiful blooms, and an extravagant floral shop dressed up for the holiday season. Outside, visitors can enjoy botanically-inspired light displays, explore enchanting treehouses, and savor the sounds of the season.

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Wild Lights at the Elmwood Park Zoo

Mark your calendars for a magical experience at Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown. From November 18 to December 30, 2023, the zoo will transform into a breathtaking winter wonderland. Covering 16 acres of land, millions of LED lights and beautiful decorations will adorn the zoo premises. You can also find live entertainment for all ages. The event will take place from 5:00 to 9:00 PM every night.

West Chester Christmas Parade

One holiday event in Main Line you should mark on your calendars is West Chester’s famous Christmas Parade. The parade takes place on December 1 at 7:00 PM. Attendees can expect to see some of Chester County’s favorite performers and some new and exciting additions. This year, the parade will feature marching bands, award-winning floats, and spectacular performances. Of course, the parade’s highlight will be Santa’s much-anticipated appearance!

Holiday Music Series

West Chester offers a festive event, the Making Spirits Bright Holiday Music Series, which starts on November 25 and runs every Saturday at 2:00 PM until December 16. You and your family can attend the event at the Historic Courthouse to enjoy your favorite holiday songs performed by different artists, including the West Chester Music Academy.

Winter Luminary Nights

Another fun holiday thing to do in Main Line PA is the Winter Luminary Nights held by Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens. This event will take place on December 8-10 from 5:00 to 6:30 PM and promises to be a magical experience for you and your family. Celebrate winter light by strolling along luminary-lined paths, enjoying illuminated lanterns by the pond, and taking a holiday photo in front of the giant wreath.

We look forward to seeing you at Burkholder Brothers’ Holiday Market

Visit the Burkholder Holiday Market in Main Line, PA, for unique gifts and fresh, locally-grown Christmas trees. Enjoy family-friendly events like marshmallow roasting and visits from Santa. Come, browse, and make unforgettable memories this holiday season.