Get Out: Chanukah Extravaganza, Chocolate Land, Holiday Gift and Craft Show and More

Here's what's going on this weekend in and around Ardmore.

Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Check out these great local events.

Santa at First Friday Main Line

  • When: 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7
  • Where: Downtown Ardmore (see schedule for full details)
  • Why Go: Get into the spirit with strolling carolers, meet Santa, and vote for your favorite gingerbread house, all while enjoying art and music at this monthly arts fest in Ardmore. 
  • Cost: Free

Chanukah Extravaganza 2012

  • When: Sunday, December 9 from 12:30- 2:30 p.m.
  • Where:
  • Why Go: A Hanukkah Extravaganza at the Kaiserman JCC features a Clothesline Art Exhibit by the Wilf Pre-school students, free latkes, jelly donuts, gelt, Chanukah games and Kindergym, Kosher dairy lunch provided by Shalom Pizza, a Chanukah art project, face painting, inflatables, dreidel game, olive press, and a multi media Chanukah presentation.
  • Cost: $5 per person (ages 3 and up)

Chanukah in Chocolate Land

  • When: Sunday, December 9 from 4 - 6 p.m.
  • Where: Suburban Square, next to Starbucks, Ardmore
  • Why Go: Featuring a giant chocolate Menorah, a Jewish Dance Revolution, Latkes, Chocolate Fondue, Decorating Donuts, Guess the Dreidel and more! There will be an outdoor Menorah lighting at 5 p.m. Sponsored by Chabad Main Line

7th Annual Chestnutwold Holiday Gift and Craft Show

  • When: Friday, Dec. 7 from 7 - 9  p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Where: Chestnutwold Elementary School, 630 Loraine St, Ardmore
  • Why Go: This event will feature more than 40 local artists, craftsmen, and vendors. Some items for sale include: jewelry, pottery, clothing, accessories, fused glass, homemade shortbread, photography, greeting cards, candles, children’s items, handmade bags, ornaments, home accessories, hand-knitted and crocheted items, and so much more. Kids can enjoy making a take-home art project with Creative Clubhouse from 12-2 on Saturday and face painting all day both days.
  • Cost: Free

Christmas Festival Breakfast

  • When: Saturday, Dec. 8 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Where: Saint Paul's Lutheran Church 415 E Athens Ave, Ardmore
  • Why Go: For infants through third graders, come join St. Pauls for a breakfast Christmas party.  There will be a nativity craft, nativity dress-up, and a visit with Santa.  A pancake breakfast will be served.  RSVP with Millie at millie@stpaulsardmore.org or 610-642-3211.
  • Cost: Free

Dickens Festival

  • When: Saturday, Dec. 8 from Noon - 4 p.m.
  • Where:Downtown Narberth, Corner of Forrest and Haverford Avenues
  • Why Go: Come out for this unique and free family event held each December on the streets of downtown Narberth. In this Dickens-themed event, the town of Narberth is transformed into 1840's London, as Ebeneezer Scrooge and all the characters from A Christmas Carol roam the streets. Enjoy professional musicians, costumed performers, and victorian carolers as well as several activities including, a scavenger hunt, horse and carriage rides, crafts, professional ice sculpting display, free showings of A Muppet Christmas Carol, free Nutcracker dance performances from the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet, tatoos and face paintings, and period-authentic vendors and street food.  This event grows larger every year drawing in thousands who want to go back in time.
  • Cost: Free

Children's Book World Brooklyn Bunch

  • When: Saturday, Dec. 8 at 1 p.m.
  • Where:
  • Why Go: Four picture book creators will be making their way from Brooklyn to Children's Book World for an afternoon of fun and enjoyment. The authors and books include: Creepy Carrots by Peter Brown, Big Mean Mike by Michelle Knudsen, Moonshot by Brian Floca, and Infinity and Me by Kate Hosford.
  • Cost: Free

Holiday Fine Craft Sale

  • When: Daily through Dec. 9
  • Where: Main Line Arts Center
  • Why Go: Last chance to shop from an amazing assortment of one-of-a-kind fine crafts including handmade jewelry, ceramics, glass, wood, fabric and more.  All handcrafted by professional artists from the region. Hours: Monday – Friday: 10 am - 8 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm
  • Cost: Free


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