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So much to see and do in Lansdale!
Activities and attractions abound all year. Weekly concerts in Whites Road Park, a fabulous Farmers Market each Saturday, spring's International Festival and fall's Oktoberfest to benefit the Freight House Restoration, Lansdale Day, The Lansdale Beer Fest, Cars Under the Lights, Bike Night ... the list goes on and on. Visit anytime, and you'll find things to do, places to shop and dine, and some of the friendliest people around.
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Updated Dec. 2, 2022
The Holidays Are In Full Swing In Lansdale!
Festivities begin the Dec. 2-4 weekend, as Lansdale’s celebration of the holiday season kicks into high gear, starting Friday night. (Note: Event details, dates and times are subject to change; check social media and the respective websites for updates.)
Lighting Up the Night
The annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony — with old St. Nick flicking the switch, natch — will be at Railroad Plaza (Main and Madison Sts.) Dec. 2, starting at 6 p.m.. Holiday music will be performed by the North Penn High School Chorus, with the illumination by the Big Guy in Red set for 6:30. Donations of non-perishable grocery items will be collected for Manna on Main Street at all borough events.
Knockin' on Santa's Door
Speaking of the Big Guy, Santa’s back home where he belongs: After having been closed for waaay too long because of you-know-what, Santa returns to his traditional Lansdale house at Railroad Plaza for all good little girls and boys, with hours Thursday, Dec. 8, 6-7 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 16, 6-7 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 17 - 10:30 a.m.-noon. You can leave letters for him anytime, by Dec. 15, at his mailbox right outside the Santa House. (Be sure you include your name and return address!)
Among other local sightings, Santa will be making an appearance at Manhattan Bagel, 401 S. Broad St., on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 to 11 a.m.
Voting for Your Top Trees
Lansdale’ annual Christmas Tree Display (click for details) also opens Friday, Dec. 2, during and after the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Railroad Plaza. This year’s display is Home on Main, 810 W. Main Street, through the holiday, during store business hours. Be sure to visit — and to vote for your favorites. Ballots will be available at the display. This year, trees decorated by 10 nonprofits will be featured.
Visiting the Homestead
The Lansdale Historical Society will host its annual Open House on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jenkins Homestead, 137 Jenkins Ave. This year’s theme will be A Victorian Christmas, with characters and scenes from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Meet Cratchit, Scrooge and more as you celebrate the holidays in 19th-century style with LHS. Free (donations accepted).
Catching a Concert With Brass
For a musical presentation with oomph, stop by Railroad Plaza Sunday afternoon, Dec. 4, for the borough’s annual Tuba Christmas concert. Sixty or more of the most talented tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players in the area will tackle many of your seasonal favorites. The North Penn High School Brass Ensemble perform at 1:15 p.m.; TubaChristmas tunes up at 2. Inclement weather location is St. John’s United Church of Christ, 500 W. Main Street at 2 p.m.
Heralding Hanukkah's Arrival
And last but definitely not least, celebrate the coming of the Festival of Lights with Lansdale's annual Menorah Lighting Ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 18 at Railroad Plaza. The public is invited to help celebrate the Hanukkah season and the kindling of the first of the Menorah candles — and enjoy a performance by the Horns of Hanukkah.
Shopping for That Special Someone
The perfect gift for Lansdale lovers? Sesquicentennial commemoratives and collectibles designed for this year’s 150th anniversary of the founding of Lansdale, of course. (Thanks to Henning’s Trains for hosting our online ordering system.)
And we hope we don’t need to remind you, as you enjoy all that Lansdale has to offer on this holiday season, be sure to shop, dine — and experience — Lansdale first. Your patronage means the world to our town’s businesses, and as you spend local, you help keep #LansdaleSTRONG!
State Awards Historical Grant To Freight House
We at Discover Lansdale are proud to announce that our civic nonprofit has been awarded a 2021 Keystone Preservation Planning Grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
The $14,310 grant is designated for the planning, promotion, and development of historic resources. Discover Lansdale applied for the grant to help fund construction plans and design documents to prepare for the historic rehabilitation project at the stately stone Freight House on South Broad Street.
The grant is a 50% match; Discover Lansdale is required to fund the remaining half by donations, sponsorships or other means.
"This is pretty exciting for us,” said Bill Henning, who chairs Discover Lansdale’s Freight House Committee. “This project, near and dear to our hearts, has been slow going, but this Keystone grant is a much-needed step toward our goal of preserving and repurposing this historic building for use by the entire Lansdale community."
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