Main Line Happenings: Dec. 18-24

From a performance by a local rock supergroup to a holiday run, here are nine events you won’t want to miss this week.

The Academy of Natural Sciences. Photo by Mike Servedio/ANS.

Uptown! Speaker Series: Photography That Matters
Dec. 19, 6:30 p.m., West Chester

As part of the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center’s speaker series, award-winning Chester County photographer Ted Goldman will give a lecture on the power of photography and storytelling.

Stag & Doe Nights in Chestnut Hill
Dec. 20, 6-9 p.m., Philadelphia

Don’t miss out on the last Stag & Doe Night of the season. During this beloved Chestnut Hill holiday tradition, visitors can expect extended store hours, festive light displays, live entertainment and seasonal treats.

Phoenixville Holiday Light Run
Dec. 20, 6-8 p.m., Phoenixville

Don your most festive holiday gear as you dash through the streets of Phoenixville in this 4-mile run and food drive. Cool off afterwards at Root Down Brewing Company.

Manayunk Holiday Stroll & Merry, Merry Happy Hours
Dec. 21, 6 p.m., Manayunk

Relax after some last minute holiday shopping with a cocktail or two during this festive Manayunk celebration. Participating retailers, restaurants and bars will offer discounts, specials and more.

Christmas at Colonial Gardens
Dec. 22, 6-8:30 p.m., Phoenixville

Colonial Gardens opens its holiday display one last time this season. Take a stroll through the dazzling landscape.

Christkindl Christmas Market
Dec. 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., West Chester

Held in West Chester’s Artisan Exchange, the Christkindl Christmas Market is a foodie’s paradise. Find cuisines from around the world, plus this week’s featured Polish holiday treats.

Upper Merion Santa Run
Dec. 23, 2 p.m., Upper Merion

Santa Claus joins the Swedeland Volunteer Fire Company for a fire truck ride through more than seven Upper Merion neighborhoods.

Electron at the Ardmore Music Hall
Dec. 23, 7 p.m., Ardmore

Local “supergroup”, Electron, takes the stage at Ardmore Music Hall. Its lineup includes some talented Philadelphia musicians like Marc Brownstein, Aron Magner and Tom Hamilton.

Butterflies! Exhibit at the Academy of Natural Sciences
Thru. Dec. 31, Philadelphia

The Academy of Natural Sciences’s Butterflies! exhibit has been transformed into a winter paradise, complete with seasonal flowers, lights and the introduction of the Morpho polyphemus, a beautiful pale white butterfly. 

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