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Top Holiday Events in Ardmore, Merion & Wynnewood

Get out and share the holidays with fellow citizens, not just fellow shoppers.

In case you haven’t noticed, the season ’tis fully upon us. Holiday celebrations and events have been coming fast and furious.

Here’s a guide to some of them. For those that we missed, please let us know in the comments below, or send an email (photos welcome!) to Tom.Walsh@Patch.com.

We’ll simply build on this list (and subtract) as the holidays roll merrily along.

 Learn about and donate to local charities as alternative gift-giving options, along with more than 40 vendors for holiday shopping. Hanukkah treats, baked goods and lunch will be on offer, too—and gift wrapping. On Sunday (the 11th) the MLRT Brotherhood is sponsoring a large screen projection of the Eagles game, with hot dogs, popcorn & soft pretzels. Also: cooking demos, photo favors, craft projects for the kids, babysitting and more.

  • Dec. 12, 9 a.m.—4 p.m.
  • 410 Montgomery Avenue, Wynnewood.
  • More information: (610) 613-9301

“Miracle on 34 th Street”  at the BMFI. The is not in this Patch, but we have adopted it as the Official Ardmore Patch Movie Theater at least through the holiday season, because a.) although it is a crying shame, there is no movie theater in Ardmore, Merion, Wynnewood or the Haverford section of Lower Merion; and b.) because the place is so very cool. Check out this modern classic story of Ralphie Parker and his desire for an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle (with a compass in the stock and a thing that tells time).

  • $5 adult admission, $4 for kids
  • Saturday (Dec. 17), 11 a.m.
  • 824 W Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr
  • More information: (610) 527-9898

“The Nutcracker,” from the Bolshoi Theatre. Broadcast for the second year at the , it’s the next best thing to going into Center City to see the classic Tchaikovsky ballet live.

  • $20 ($18 BMFI members, $10 students)
  • Dec. 18, 11 a.m.
  • 824 W Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr
  • More information: (610) 527-9898

Menorah Lighting and Hanukkah Wonderland: ’s annual event happens on the first and second nights of Hanukkah. After the lighting of the Menorah, the Wonderland celebration takes place in the space between Starbucks and Paper Source. Festivities will include music, food, and crafts.

  • Dec. 20 & 21, 6 p.m.
  • Coulter Avenue & St. James Place, Ardmore.
  • More information: (610) 896-7560

2011 Holiday Tennis & Golf Camp

These holiday programs, by Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs, run from Dec. 19 through Dec. 31. Click on their Facebook page to see open dates.

  • 610 S. Henderson Rd., King of Prussia
  • More information: (610) 664-2696

And don’t forget...

Free Parking Saturdays in downtown Ardmore, and in the metered spaces in Suburban Square—Dec. 3rd, 10th, 17th and on Christmas Eve, the 24th—courtesy of the township, the Ardmore Business Association and Suburban Square management.

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