November 1-30 Garden Railway @ Longwood Gardens
Bring your little ones to play, imagine, and get up close to our Garden Railway. Four locomotives rumble through the G-scale model train display, which features a new bridge, more tracks, and a beautifully landscaped display. The Garden Railway operates during regular Gardens hours, weather permitting, through January 10, 2016. Click for more details, http://longwoodgardens.org/events-and-performances/events/garden-railway
Nov 6-8 Sugarloaf Craft Festival at the Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, PA
For over 30 years, the nation’s most talented artisans have personally sold their contemporary crafts and fine art at Sugarloaf Craft Festivals.
Rated as one of the top craft experiences in the country, last year more than 175,000 visitors attended Sugarloaf Craft Festivals and enjoyed the work of thousands of juried artisans. Click for more info, http://www.phillyexpocenter.com/view-calendar/calendar-of-events/?mc_id=643
Nov 7-8 Coffee and tea festival at the Philly Expo Center, Oaks, PA
Selected as one of the “10 Best New York Events” and featured on the Food Network’s “Unwrapped”… Philadelphia is gearing up for the 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! This international extravaganza celebrating all things coffee and tea will offer two days of programs from well-known industry pros and pioneers, pairings, tastings and more! The exhibit hall will also feature some of the most delectable sweet and savory foods to compliment the spectacular collection of local and national coffees and teas
Nov 11: Veterans Day Commemoration at Valley Forge Park
Valley Forge National Historical Park will commemorate the Continental Army’s legacy, and honor all of America’s military, past and present, with special events throughout the day. Click here for more details, http://www.nps.gov/vafo/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?eventID=347806-232573
Nov 12-15 National Dog Show at the Philly Expo Center
Over 150 different breeds and varieties compete for best of Breed, First in Group and the coveted title of Best in Show. Each day brings different attractions. You’ll see Canine competitions, enhanced athletic dog exhibitions, and more! Plus, you’ll experience family-friendly activities and hands-on fun. Come experience one of the few remaining and oldest benched dog shows in the United States, held annually since 1933! Click here for more info, http://www.phillyexpocenter.com/view-calendar/calendar-of-events/?cid=all&mc_id=1022
November 14, Cradles to Crayons, Elmwood Park Zoo
The Big Give is a multi-community wide collection day to benefit low income and homeless children across our region. Help us help needy children prepare for the upcoming cold weather by donating the essential items they need to stay safe and warm this winter! Bring new and gently-used children’s clothing, coats, shoes, books, toys, baby equipment, and school supplies for children aged 0-12. For more information about Cradles to Crayon, contact Guest Services at 610.277.3825 x 222. http://www.elmwoodparkzoo.org/event/223
Nov 20-22 Philadelphia Marathon
One of the most historic races in the nation, the Philadelphia Marathon covers fast and mostly flat terrain, crossing the heart of Philadelphia and some of the city’s most iconic landmarks — including Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House and the Liberty Bell.
November 22nd at 1:00 pm Thanksgiving Centerpieces at Norristown Farm Park
Create a Thanksgiving table centerpiece from autumn’s bounty. We’ll supply colorful pressed leaves, acorns and other nuts,
grasses, field-dried wild flowers, and berries for your masterpiece. Bring clippers and a special container, opaque vase, or a basket
with a liner to make it in. Meet at the park office. Ages: adults and children 12 and up; $5 per person; pre-registration
Click here for more details, http://www.montcopa.org/DocumentCenter/View/9294
Nov 27, Holiday Garden Railway at Morris Arboretum
Visitors of all ages will be wow-ed by a quarter mile of track featuring seven loops and tunnels with fifteen different rail lines and two cable cars, nine bridges (including a trestle bridge you can walk under), and bustling model trains, all set in the lovely winter garden of the Morris Arboretum. The display and buildings are all made of natural materials – bark, leaves, twigs, hollow logs, mosses, acorns, dried flowers, seeds and stones – to form a perfectly proportioned miniature landscape complete with small streams. Each building, while an exact replica of the original, is unique in its design. Philadelphia-area landmarks such as a masterpiece replica of Independence Hall are made using pinecone seeds for shingles, acorns as finials and twigs as downspouts.
Click here for more details, http://www.business-services.upenn.edu/arboretum/gardens_railway.shtml
November 29th at 1:00 pm Holiday Wreaths at Norristown Farm Park
Make a holiday wreath that you can use indoors or outdoors for seasons to come with natural materials such as grapevine, pine cones, nuts, and flower pods. Seasonal ribbon will be available if desired. Bring a glue gun and glue sticks. Meet at the park office. Ages: adults with or without children (minimum age 12); $5 per person; pre-registration required.
November 20, Grand Illumination Celebration Peddlers Village Events
Santa comes to Bucks County for our annual Grand Illumination Celebration, an outdoor holiday light display that kicks off our holiday season.
Join us for free cider and marshmallow toasting, visit our shops (open until 10 pm that evening) and preview all the great holiday gifts in store. The lights go on at 6:15 pm – don’t be late! Click here for more info, http://www.peddlersvillage.com/events