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Get Out: A Dickens of A Time, & Holiday Fun All Weekend

What's going on in and around the Ardmore Patch this weekend.

This weekend, there's lots of holiday fun to be had in Ardmore and the surrounding area. Check out A Christmas Story at 11 a.m. Saturday at the , head to the Narberth Dickens Festival for some Victorian fun, or eat some latkes at the Chanukah Extravaganza on Sunday. If you're in the mood for music, enjoy jazz renditions of Christmas classics or a performance of Handel's Messiah this Sunday. Here are our best bets for weekend fun, below.

  • When/Where: Dec. 10, 5—10 p.m. / VFW Post 843, 45 E. Lancaster Road, Ardmore
  • Why Go: Chances are you’ve never been inside this members-only club in the middle of Ardmore’s business strip, but the doors are open for everyone on Saturday. Just bring an unwrapped present for a needy kid, and the folks from the VFW and American Legion (and their friends, aka “social members”) will see to it that it gets delivered.
  • Cost: Free entrance

  • When/Where: Saturday, Dec. 10 from noon to 4 p.m. in downtown Narberth
  • Why Go: Explore 1840s London, meet Ebeneezer Scrooge, enjoy authentic Victorian carolers and many activities for kids, including a scavenger hunt. Free showing of the Muppets Christmas Carol at the Narberth Theater at 11 a.m.
  • Cost: Free entrance. Carriage rides are $5.

  • When/Where: Sunday and Monday, Dec. 11 and 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at
  • Why Go: Get all you need for holiday gifts at Main Line Reform Temple's Holiday Bazaar, where over 40 crafters and vendors will be selling their wares.  Items for sale include jewelry, toys, women’s and children’s clothing, food, housewares and stationery. Several charities will also be represented. Food and drink will be available.
  • Cost: No entrance fee, cost of items varies


  • When/Where: Sunday, Dec. 11 from 12 to 2 p.m. at 303 Meeting House Ln #A, Merion Station
  • Why Go: Celebrate Chanukah thanks to the Chabad of Penn Wynne and Kaiserman JCC. Face painting, arts and crafts, make your own sufganiyot (jelly donut), enjoy latkes and attend an olive press workshop. 
  • Cost: Free

  • When/Where: Sunday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. at St. Mary's Chapel,
  • Why Go: Enjoy Christmas favorites including the Hallelujah Chorus played by full orchestra and sung by members of Villanova's combined choirs.
  • Cost: Free

  • When/Where: Sunday, Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at
  • Why Go: On three consecutive Sundays, enjoy a piece of Handel's Messiah (Christmas, Passion and Easter). Proclamation’s Chancel Choir and friends along with soloists and orchestra will perform. Proclamation's senior pastor will also deliver a message complementing the music each evening. No tickets or reservations are necessary, and childcare will be available. After the service, coffee and holiday treats will be served.
  • Cost: Free

  • When/Where: Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. and Dec. 11 at 1 p.m., at McShain Performing Arts Center at
  • Why Go: See the stories of A. A. Milne come alive, as performed by Wolf Performing Arts students in grades four through 12.
  • Cost:  General admission $18; students/seniors/children $12

  • When/Where: Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 11 at 5 p.m., McShain Performing Arts Center at
  • Why Go: Students from the Wolf Performing Arts Center, in grades six through 12, present Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
  • Cost:  General admission $18; students/seniors/children $12

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