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Fun Holiday Things to Do in Main Line PA

November 15, 2022

As 2022 comes to a close, many families around the Main Line area are looking for fun holiday things to do. The Main Line area has many events for you and your family to enjoy during the holidays. For example, you can go shopping for fun gifts and experiences, enjoy holiday lighting and decorations at a botanical garden or conservancy, or visit an art gallery. Below are details about some fun holiday events in Main Line, PA.

Visit the Burkholder Holiday Market

One popular event around the Main Line is our annual Holiday Market. Many residents in our community look forward to the shop during the holidays to find beautiful gifts for friends and family and to buy a Christmas tree or other holiday swag. Children also have fun at our shop thanks to family-friendly events such as face-painting and visits from Santa Claus and his reindeer. The holiday market also features local food trucks on weekends, and complimentary beer and wine for adults 21 and over. Burkholder’s Holiday Market provides a fun, family-friendly shopping and community experience.

Longwood Gardens Christmas Display – Philadelphia and the Countryside

Other fun holiday things to do this year include visiting light shows and displays. Longwood Gardens will hold a Christmas festival with displays from November 18, 2022,

Shelf of snowmen poinsettias | Fun Holiday Things to Do | Burkholder Holiday Market

to January 8, 2023. Their horticulture artists use plants to create an extraordinary collection of floating floral designs like festive trees, gardens, light displays, treehouses, and more. In addition, Longwood Christmas will feature live music, from holiday carolers to organ players and bells, to help guests get into the holiday spirit.

Town with Christmas decorations | Fun Holiday Things to Do | Burkholder Holiday Market

Wild Lights at the Elmwood Park Zoo

From November 18 – December 30, 2022, Norristown’s Elmwood Park Zoo will turn into a winter wonderland, with millions of LED lights and decorations illuminating 16 acres of land. The zoo will also feature live entertainment for people of all ages.

Deck the Alley: Elfreth’s Alley Historic Holiday Home Tours

Deck the Alley, a holiday fundraiser, returns as one of the many fun holiday things to do in the Philadelphia area, specifically a historic street, Elfreth’s Alley, on Saturday, December 3, 2022. Attendees can glimpse what life was like inside many 18th and 19th-century houses. In addition, the event will also have craft demonstrations, carolers, and historically-costumed performers for entertainment. Proceeds go to the Elfreth’s Alley Association preserve the National Historic Landmark of Elfreth’s Alley in Philadelphia.

Holiday Garden Railway and Nighttime Express at Morris Arboretum

The annual Holiday Garden Railway is a mini-winter wonderland in the historic Morris Arboretum at the University of Pennsylvania. Families can see model trains travel over a quarter-mile-long track through tunnels and bridges, and replicas of beloved Philadelphia landmarks dotting the landscape. The event will take place on select Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings from November 25 – December 30, 2022.

Visit Burkholder Brothers’ Holiday Market

Are you looking for more fun holiday things to do in Main Line, PA? Visit the Burkholder Holiday Market. Our market has a wide selection of unique, thoughtful gifts, from figurines to holiday-themed pillows. You can also find fresh, locally-grown Christmas trees for purchase. We also host family-friendly events, such as roasting marshmallows and visits from Santa. So sip hot chocolate, find memorable gifts, and have a unique experience at Burkholder this holiday season.