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 Scenes of the Schuylkill Art Show Scenes of the Schuylkill Art Show
November 9, 2016 - December 9, 2016
Now in its 13th year, Scenes of the Schuylkill is an annual juried art show and sale that celebrates the beauty of the Schuylkill River region through art. The 2016 show will run from Nov. 9-Dec. 9.
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 Holiday Tours of Pennypacker Mills Holiday Tours of Pennypacker Mills
November 22, 2016 - January 8, 2017
Tour the beautifully decorated home of PA Governor Samuel Pennypacker.
Perkiomen Valley
 Holiday Tours of the Historic Houses of Fairmount Park Holiday Tours of the Historic Houses of Fairmount Park
December 1-31, 2016
Each year, the Charms of Fairmount Park dress up in holiday finery for a month of joyful celebration. Especially for 2015, the historic houses will delight visitors with festive adornments and stunning interiors inspired by the whimsical Christmas carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas", decorated by local interior designers and garden clubs.
Philadelphia Driving & Walking Tours
 Gring's Mill Recreation Area Holiday Lights Gring's Mill Recreation Area Holiday Lights
December 2-30, 2016
The theme this year is a ‘Dutch Country Christmas’, introducing Berks County residents to a melting pot of traditional and local, holiday heritage. The kick-off weekend begins Friday, Holiday Lights at Gring’s Mill will be open 6 through 9 pm Wednesdays through Sundays, December 2 through 30, (closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, Dec. 24 and 25). $5 parking donation per car collected at the park gate.
Greater Reading Kid Friendly ActivitiesFairs & Festivals Add
  Santa Steam Train Ride
December 4-18, 2016
Take a ride with Santa and Mrs. Claus on an old-fashioned steam powered train from Minersville to south of Schuylkill Haven on Sunday, December 4th & December 18th. Three trains will operate each day from the Minersville Station to south of Schuylkill Haven, a fifteen-mile round-trip.
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 Twelfth Night Tours Twelfth Night Tours
December 7, 2016 - January 8, 2017
Enjoy a guided tour of Pottsgrove Manor, decorated with greens and holly for the Yuletide season. Learn about traditional English celebrations of Twelfth Night and how they differed from our modern Christmas celebrations. All ages; suggested donation $2 per person; during regular museum hours.
Perkiomen Valley
 Schuylkill Canal Association Holiday Luminaria Schuylkill Canal Association Holiday Luminaria
December 10, 2016
See one of the most beautiful sights of the season as you observe well over a thousand luminary candles reflecting on the canal waterway. This magnificent holiday light show will be held along the Schuylkill Canal up to Lock 60 and the Locktender’s House in Mont Clare, PA, just across the river from Phoenixville, PA.
French & Pickering Valleys Kid Friendly Activities
 Reading Centre Park Christmas House Tour Reading Centre Park Christmas House Tour
December 11, 2016
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Sunday, December 11th, home owners and neighborhood organizations will open their doors to the public to display gorgeous Victorian architecture and beautiful Christmas decor that can only be found in Centre Park.
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 Annual March In of the Continental Army Commemoration Annual March In of the Continental Army Commemoration
December 19, 2016
On December 19, 1777 General George Washington's Continental Army "marched in" to Valley Forge to set up winter quarters. This annual event commemorates their arrival and determination to persevere.
Perkiomen Valley
  Zoo Year's Eve
December 30, 2016
10:30 am-12:30 pm Start your New Years celebrations early with child-friendly festivities on Friday, December 30 in the Canopy Gardens Hall. Young participants and their families can enjoy games, arts and crafts, dancing, live animal program and a countdown to "midnight" and ball drop at noon! Free with zoo admission.
Skippack Valley Kid Friendly Activities