December Picks 2019
Our picks for top events in Chester County and the surrounding areas this month.
8th Annual Arts Festival Reading & Holiday Market
Explore GoggleWorks historic campus and shop handmade items from over 75 regional artists, artisans and craftpeople. Watch live demonstrations, enjoy make-and-take workshops, live music, food and fun. GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, 201 Washington St., Reading. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $10, under 12 are free. 610-374-4600; goggleworks.org/calendar/arts-festival-reading/
7th Annual Coffee & Tea Festival
Join more than 50 exhibitors from around the country as they pour tastings of their finest coffees and teas and introduce you to new and award-winning products. The exhibit also features sweet and savory foods to complement the collection. Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., Oaks. Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5–$20. CoffeeAndTeaFestival.com.
Winter Luminary Walk at Jenkins Arboretum
The Arboretum will be aglow with luminary-lined paths, up-lit trees, floating lanterns and hot beverages. Bundle up for a walk down to the pond, then enjoy delicious bites and brews from La Cabra Brewing (pay as you go) up at the John J. Willaman Education Center. 631 Berwyn Baptist Rd., Devon. 5 to
8 p.m. Donations accepted. 610-647-8870; JenkinsArboretum.org.
Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center
Is Puttin’ On The Glitz 2019
Welcome 2020 with dinner, dancing and entertainment at this annual New Year’s Eve Gala. This is a party with a purpose to support Uptown as a home for live performance, film, education and the life of our community. The First Ladies of Rock & Soul will perform, John Serock Catering offers fabulous fare and you can join in the auction and raffle. 226 N. High St., West Chester. 6:30 p.m. $150. 610-356-ARTS; UptownWestChester.org.
Wolf Sanctuary of PA Full Moon
Bring a blanket, flashlight, chair, some hot dogs and marshmallows, then sit around the fire and listen to live entertainment. Later take a self-guided tour through the sanctuary. Guides are stationed at each pack to provide information. 465 Speedwell Forge Rd., Lititz. 7:30 to 10 p.m. $20, must be 16 years old. 717-626-4617; WolfSanctuaryPA.org.
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- Delaware Museum of Natural History
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- Sugarbridge Kitchen & Bath
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- Thorncroft Equestrian Center
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