Articles, activities for boomers & seniors
Below is a list of local activities and places to enjoy with family. Keep in mind that after the holiday season, some of these locations will continue to be open and offer new exhibits and activities.
Through December 23, Wednesdays & Fridays. Each evening, from 5 pm to 9 pm, the Village of Skippack is aglow with the warm light of candles, hospitality and the sounds of the season. Luminaries line the sidewalks outside the stores and restaurants to light the way for shoppers and diners. To experience Illuminare nights in Skippack, just come to town. bestofskippack.com
Christmas In Peddler’s Village
Through January 1, 2017. Visit Peddler’s Village to celebrate the holidays! With more than 70 specialty shops and eight restaurants, you will love the Village’s charm and beautiful, festive decorations. peddlersvillage.com
The Christmas Village in Philadelphia
Get into the holiday spirit in the heart of Philadelphia through December 24, 2016 Philadelphia will once again transform into a European wonderland for the annual Christmas Village, this year being held at City Hall. philachristmas.com
A Longwood Christmas
Through January 8, 2017
No holiday is complete without a visit to Longwood Gardens, where more than 500,000 twinkling lights and spectacular fountain shows compose a brilliant wonderland your family is sure to love. longwoodgardens.org
The Comcast Holiday Spectacular
A must-see holiday tradition in the lobby of the Comcast Center. Through January 1, 2017 Shown on the state-of-the-art Comcast Experience video wall at Comcast Center, the 15-minute show is a family friendly holiday tradition featuring the sights and sounds of the season.
Holiday Light Show
Through January 8, 2017. Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Rd., Yardley, PA. shadybrookfarm.com Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland at the Shady Brook Farm 2016 Holiday Light show! Encounter whimsical holiday displays and familiar characters. Drive through in the comfort of your own car or enjoy the show in an open air wagon ride (weather permitting). Open daily until January 8. shadybrookfarm.com
Under The Tree: A Century Of Holiday Trees And Toys
Through January 2, 2017 Mercer Museum, 84 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA mercermuseum.org See the Mercer’s annual holiday
exhibit featuring trees decorated to the taste of earlier eras and some of the toys and games that once delighted children on Christmas morning’s past. Included with museum admission.
Christmas In Pennsylvania Exhibition At Glencairn Museum
Through January 8, 2017. Glencairn Museum, 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA glencairnmuseum.org Objects and images from the collections of the National Christmas Center and Museum in Lancaster, the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center in Kutztown and Glencairn show how Christmas was celebrated in Philadelphia and in the Pennsylvania “Dutch” countryside.
Holiday Tours At Historic Pennypacker Mills
Through January 8, 2017 Pennypacker Mills, 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA Tours of the Pennypacker mansion during the holidays are a reflection of Christmases past. Hear the story of how our modern-day Christmas all began.
The Mummers Parade
Sunday, January 1, 2017 Mummers strut down Broad Street, leaving behind a trail of glitter, feathers and fun.
Washington’s Birthday Party
February 20, 2017 valleyforge.org Valley Forge was the site of the first public birthday celebration for George Washington. Each year, the park celebrates Washington’s birthday with a full day of activities that include games and crafts, a chance for kids to join the Continental Army, and the ceremonial cake cutting.
You can literally “ski Valley Forge” on cross-country skis, traversing the 3,500 acres of Valley Forge National Historical Park, where General Washington tempered the army that would claim victory in the Revolutionary War. Green Lane Park, Lower Perkiomen Valley Park and Fort Washington State Park are also popular winter destinations for
cross-country skiing, as well as other winter sports, from sledding to ice fishing. Most parks and rail trails throughout Bucks and Montgomery Counties are open and ideal for cross country skiing, winter hiking, snow shoeing and winter exploration.