Final Two Weeks Holiday Arts Events

It is nearly impossible to be unaware of the overwhelming number of holiday themed events; concerts, art shows, craft shows, plays, (Star Wars premiere), happening between now and the New Year. For the sake of time (yours and mine), I am going to focus on just a few, very local, happenings.

Sumneytown’s St. John’s Lutheran Church is hosting its annual Christmas Bazaar, featuring local crafts people and homemade food, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. today, Saturday, December 12, 2015.

This weekend, the Valley Choral Society presents An American Christmas; arrangements of American carols and original music by American composers, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 81 Main Street, Pennsburg, PA tonight, December 12, 2015 – 7:30 p.m.,and at Trinity Lutheran Church, 19 S. 5th Street, Perkasie, PA on Sunday, December 13, 2015 – 4:00 p.m.

Red Hill musician Terry Kane is one half of The Jameson Sisters who will be playing holiday favorites on harp and mandolin tonight, Saturday, December 12th from 6:30 pm. – 9 p.m., at Fonthill Castle, East Court St and Swamp Road, Doylestown, PA, as part of the annual Holiday Lights Meander;

Meander at your own pace through Henry Mercer’s unique castle-like home to enjoy the seasonal decorations – candles, Christmas trees, and  greens throughout.  Live music and light refreshments complete your festive evening.  Reservation and pre-payment are required, call 215-348-9461.

This is the final weekend to see DCP‘s family theater production The Christmas Gazebo;

Christmas is just around the corner, but you’d never know it the way Delia is acting.  She wants to get rid of the park’s old gazebo, the eyesore which is right across the street from her café.  When Eudora silently puts a poinsettia on its steps, Delia learns that this “eyesore” holds a lot of lovely memories for people.  Doing a one-eighty, Delia fervently works to reverse the demolition plans and get people to help her fix it up instead.  Easier said than done.  The whole town seems to have an excuse for not helping.  Luckily, Sandy, a carpenter, lends some advice.  “Just be honest with them.  All people really need is a chance, you know.”  Sure enough, after Sandy pitches in, oddly wonderful things begin happening. 

DCP, 795 Ridge Road, Telford, PA 215-234-0966. Performances Fridays at 8 pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 1 pm and 4 pm December 4-13. Tickets are available for $10 at the door or online.

In the tradition of King’s College, Cambridge, the Adult Choir and the Handbell Choir at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 2871 Barndt Road, Harleysville, PA, will present A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, including choral music by Hillocks, Todd, Rutter and Howells, on Sunday, December 13, 2015, beginning at 7 p.m. A free will offering will be taken, and there is a reception (with home made sweets) following the concert.

The Upper Perkiomen Middle School Choir/Band/Orchestra Concert is this Tuesday, December 15th, in the auditorium at the Upper Perkiomen High School, 2 Walt Road, Pennsburg, PA.

The annual UPHS Choir Concert, which always features both sacred and secular seasonal music, will be held on Sunday afternoon, December 20th,  beginning at 3 p.m. in the auditorium at the Upper Perkiomen High School, 2 Walt Road, Pennsburg, PA.

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