Local Weekend Events & Festivities – Friday Dec 2nd, Saturday Dec 3rd and Sunday Dec 4th

Second Time Around Holiday “Go Green and Give Back” Sale
Thursday December 1st 7PM-10PM
Friday December 2nd 10 AM-6PM
at Marple Presbyterian Church, 105 N. Sproul Rd, Broomall
Accepting cash & Credit cards
Toys, Games, Books, CDs, Holiday Clothing, Winter Hats, Coats and Boots, Dressy Shoes, Infant and Toddler Gear
During the sale, they will be collecting canned goods and non perishable items to give to the local food bank.
In addition, they will be collecting gently used coats for the homeless as well as new hats, scarves, socks and underwear for men and women.
Head to their website HERE for more information about the sale.

Creative Living Room – Free Holiday Sing-A-Long
15 Chester Road, Swarthmore
Friday Dec 2nd 6:00 PM
Celebrate Christmas, Hannukah & Kwanzaa
Geared for ages 2-10
Enjoy storytime and sing-a-long, jingle bell dances, and make holiday decorations.
For more information call 610-544-5800

Santa is Coming to Aston Library
3270 Concord Rd, Aston
Friday December 2nd at 6:30 PM.
Enjoy a Christmas lighting and games for the kids. At 7:15 PM, Mr. Malcolm will be presenting “The Polar Express” and “Abraham Mouse and the Magic Dreidel”
** You must register for the event. http://tinyurl.com/astonkidsevents

Prospect United Methodist Church Christmas Bazaar
8th & Lincoln Ave, Prospect Park
Saturday Dec 3rd 9 am – 3 pm
Baked goods, Christmas items, lunch (at a minimal price) and more

Holy Cross Craft Fair
651 Springfield Road, Springfield
Saturday Dec 3rd
9 AM – 3 PM
in the Parish Hall
Over 75 crafters featuring jewelry, gifts, candles, indoor and outdoor decor, food and more

Holiday Craft & Gift Show to benefit Anabelle’s Wish
Saturday Dec 3rd 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Swarthmore United Methodist Church
129 Park Ave, Swarthmore
“Give a Gift That Gives Twice”.
Come and see the wonderful selection of handmade crafts such as hand-knit clothing, hand crafted jewelry and purses, handmade baby blankets, pottery, as well as a large selection of donated  “Re-Giftables”
Vendors will include:
-Tastefully Simple
-Pampered Chef
-Mary K
-Mama May I
– Silpada Jewelry
Check out the Facebook page HERE for more information

Home Depot Kids Workshop
Saturday, December 3, 2011
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
at your local Home Depot
Make a Snowman Napkin Holder – free of charge

Toys R Us Countdown to Christmas
Your Local Toys R Us
Saturday Dec 3rd 12 PM – 3 PM
Best suited for ages 3 and up, kids can Meet Geoffrey, Color a Countdown to Christmas calendar and more! (While supplies last)

Gingerbread Craft at Ridley Park Library
Sat Dec 3rd, 10th and 17th
Drop in between 11AM – 4 PM
Read the picture book as a family then make a gingerbread house craft.

Swarthmore Business District “Home for the Holidays” Event
Sat Dec 3rd 3 – 8 PM
in the Swarthmore Town Center
12 PM – 3 PM Caroling in the Town
Carriage rides – 3-6:30 PM – $5 per person (under 2 free) – Tickets for sale starting at 2:45 PM at Swarthmore Co-Op (first come, first served)
Photos additional $5
3 PM – 4PM Holiday music in various locations
3-5 PM Holiday Ornament decorating for kids 10 and under in Swarthmore Borough Hall Children’s Room
3:30- 5:30 Pm – Scavenger Hunt for kids 10 and under beginning at Swarthmore Borough Hall Lobby
4:30 PM – Concert at United Methodist Church
7 PM – Carol singing in front of Borough Hall
7:30 PM – Hot Chocolate and refreshments at Swarthmore Fire House

Hobby Town USA Photos with Santa
Saturday December 3rd and 10th  12 PM – 4 PM
Sunday December 4th and 11th 1-4 PM

PetSmart Santa Claws Photo Event
Saturday & Sunday 11 AM – 4PM
December 3rd-4th, 10th-11th and 17th-18th

Rose Tree Park Festival of Lights
Opening Night
Saturday, Dec. 3rd 5:00 PM
Enjoy dozens of decorated lit trees and festive displays.
For opening night, enjoy holiday music by the Springton Lake Middle School Chorus, hot cocoa, a visit from Santa Claus. Be sure to bring your camera!
Trees will be lit nightly from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. through Jan. 2.

Linvilla Orchards Free Wassailing Caroling Hayrides
December 3, 10 & 17 ~ 5 & 6:30 PM
Celebrate the ancient tradition of Wassailing and sing Christmas Carols around the campfire! Enjoy roasting marshmallows and apple cider free of charge
Santa will also be on site Saturdays & Sundays from 12 PM – 3 PM in December. Be sure to bring your camera!
While you are there, be sure to check out their selection of gorgeous fresh Christmas trees – or perhaps cut your own!

Bank of America Card Holders – FREE Museum Admission
Saturday December 3rd and Sunday December 4th
Get free admission to over 100 participating Museums, Zoos, Science Centers, and Botanical Gardens across the US! Head HERE for all of the details and to find a participating museum near you!

Pet Photos with Santa
at Barb’s Bathe Your Pet
904 E. MacDade Blvd. Folsom, PA
Sunday December 4th 12:30 PM – 4 PM

Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Ridley Park
Sunday December 4th
3:00 PM
at the Ridley Park Train Station
Parade, Music, Free Refreshments – Pizza & Hotdogs
and visits with Santa! Bring your camera.

Nativity and Gospel Choir
Neumann University – outside of Bachmann Main Building
on the main campus in Aston
Sunday Dec 4th 6:30 PM
(Children are welcoime to pet the animals before the festival at 5:45 PM)
Nativity viewing is free of charge.
Gospel Choir will perform at 8:00 PM and is $5 General Admission; $2 for students with ID


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