Weekend Top 5: Garden Railway, Santa and More

Check out these events from Northwest Philadelphia to the Main Line and beyond this weekend.

Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our top regional events:

1. Holiday Garden Railway Grand Opening

  • When: Saturday, Nov. 24, 1–3 p.m.
  • Where: Morris Arboretum, Chestnut Hill
  • Why Go: Come out for the grand opening of the Holiday Garden Railway.  Enjoy carolers, natural ornament or decoration making, and a fabulous a backdrop for your holiday greeting card, bring your camera!
  • Cost: Free with admission

2. Santa's Arrival and Festival of Lights

  • When: Friday, Nov. 23, 5-7 p.m.
  • Where: Delaware County Courthouse, 201 W. Front St., Media
  • Why Go: The Media Business Authority presents Santa's Arrival and Festival of Lights. Enjoy live entertainment from Makin' Music, the Media Theatre and a special guest before Santa's grand entrance on a Media Fire Company fire truck.
  • Cost: Free

3. Small Business Saturday

  • When: Saturday, Nov. 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Where: National
  • Why Go: Small Business Saturday is a national initiative that declares a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy, and preserve neighborhoods around the country. Many shops in our area Patches will be offering special discounts, give-a-ways and more. In Manayunk, enjoy live holiday music by B101, gift basket raffles, gift wrapping station and pictures with Santa.
  • Cost: Free

4. Brandywine Harp Orchestra Christmas Advent Concert

  • When: Sunday, Nov. 25, 4 p.m.
  • Where: Trinity Presbyterian Church 640 Berwyn Ave, Berwyn
  • Why Go: The Brandywine Harp Orchestra (our nation's premier harp orchestra) will perform their Christmas Advent Concert to celebrate the church's 150th anniversary.
  • Cost: Free

5. Artmore Holiday Gift Fair

  • When: Saturday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Where: 10 E. Athens Ave., Ardmore
  • Why Go: Artmore Holiday Gift Fair is a collaboration of local crafters and vendors making handmade gifts and food.  Please come out and support local artists and a great not-for-profit, Indigenous Pitch, all while getting a jump on your holiday shopping!
  • Cost: Free


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