Our picks for top events this month
Historic Yellow Springs Fine Arts and Craft Show 2021
Early holiday shoppers looking for unique, handmade gifts come out to this show where more than 30 contemporary fine craft artists from across Pennsylvania display ceramics, glass, wood, paper, fiber arts, photography, jewelry and more. Held in the Lincoln and Washington Buildings, 1685 Art School Rd., Chester Springs. Fri., 5 to 8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5. 610-827-7414; YellowSprings.org.
Chester County Hospital Lights Up Holiday Weekends in West Chester
November 26–January 1
The streets of historic West Chester will be bathed in the glow of thousands of holiday lights and transformed into a winter wonderland. Special events include: holiday music weekends, Santa’s arrival, ‘Twas the Weekend Before Christmas and Happy New Year Weekend. For details visit Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce, GreaterWestChester.com or the West Chester Business Improvement District, DowntownWestChester.com.
A Christmas Carol at People’s Light
November 20–January 2
A fresh adaptation of the favorite Yuletide story featuring original songs and newly arranged 19th-century English carols, this retelling captures the magic, joy and generosity of Dickens’ classic. While it’s not a panto this year, it is music-filled, interactive fun for every age. Or stream a filmed version of A Christmas Carol from Dec. 24–Jan. 6 for $25. 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern. 2 & 7 p.m. $40–$45. 610-644-3500; PeoplesLight.org.
The National Dog Show
The Kennel Club of Philadelphia along with hosts John O’Hurley, David Frei and Mary Carillo welcome you in celebrating the 20th anniversary of this prestigious show. Purebred dogs compete for Best of Breed, First in Group and Best in Show. Broadcast on NBC Thanksgiving Day. Due to COVID concerns, those not vaccinated (including children) will not be permitted entry. The Greater Phila. Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., Oaks. Sat., 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. $16. NDS.NationalDogShow.com.
“A Swingin’ Little Christmas” at The Grand Opera House
Singer and comedian Jane Lynch rings in the holidays with a performance featuring poignant and hilarious takes on classic holiday tunes. Lynch, known for her iconic roles on “Glee” and in “Best in Show,” is joined by actress Kate Flannery (“The Office”), Tim Davis (“Glee’s” vocal arranger) and the Tony Guerrero Quintet. Copeland Hall at The Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington. 8 p.m. $48–$54. 302-888-0200; TheGrandWilmington.org.
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Our Favorite Resources
- Berkshire Hathaway Holly Gross
- Cecil County Tourism
- Chester County Community Foundation
- Chester County Hospital, Penn Med
- Delaware Museum of Natural History
- Faunbrook Bed & Breakfast
- Five Star Senior Living DE
- Hicks Brothers Farming
- Key Financial, Inc.
- King Construction
- Sage Life
- Sugarbridge Kitchen & Bath
- SV Dental
- Thorncroft Equestrian Center
- Tim Vaughan
- Welcome Neighbor
- West Chester BID
- Walter J. Cook