Monday, November 28 2022 11:13

December Events In and Around Chester County

Written by County Lines Magazine

Our top picks for events this month

Plaid Tidings at Delaware Theatre Company

Through December 18

See a special holiday edition of Forever Plaid with Jinx, Frankie, Smudge and Sparky again sent to Earth to put a little harmony into a discordant wold by staging a nostalgic holiday extravaganza. A spectacular and fun show for the whole family, Plaid Tidings combines favorite tunes from the ’50s and ’60s with traditional holiday songs and plenty of classic and comical references to the era and its sounds! 200 Water St., Wilmington. Times and tickets, 302-594-1100;

Holidays on the Hill in Chestnut Hill

Through December 31

Philadelphia’s Urban Village invites you to enjoy live music, horse-drawn carriage rides on cobblestone streets, an outdoor model train display at Morris Arboretum, late-night shopping hours (Stag & Doe Nights every Wednesday between Thanksgiving and Christmas) and Santa strolling the avenue posing for pictures and handing out candy canes.

Winterthur Celebrates the Season

Through January 8

Explore Henry Francis du Pont’s mansion, enjoy a candlelight concert, a new toy train display, brunch with Santa and more. This year’s tour also includes several trees inspired by Christmas trees seen at the White House, a 6-foot gingerbread house display and special programs including Gerald Charles Dickens, great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens, reading A Christmas Carol for three performances on December 7. 5105 Kennett Pk. (Rt. 52), Winterthur, DE. Daily, 10 to 5. Timed tickets required. $8–$27. 800-448-3883;

Winter Arts Festival at Delaware Art Museum

December 10

Wander the grounds and admire the stalls full of handmade wares while enjoying the sounds of holiday carolers. You’ll find a selection of treats from local fine food and beverage purveyors. Shop during kid-friendly hours from noon to 2 p.m., with special activities for children. 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5.

Annual Firebird Festival in Phoenixville

December 10

A festival of arts and culture celebrating the town through the mythology of the Phoenix. The festival is fun and thrilling for all, with drummers, dancers, fire-breathers, food and craft vendors, and live music to enjoy throughout the festival grounds. The lighting of the Phoenix happens at 8 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Park, 194 Mowere Rd. All the fun happens between 5 and 10 p.m. Visit website for parking info,