Main Line Happenings: Dec. 25-31

From a Chadds Ford-themed escape room to a Japanese food festival, here are seven events you won’t want to miss this week.


Escape Brandywine
Dec. 27-29, Chadds Ford

Presented by the Chadds Ford Historical Society, this immersive escape room set inside the Chad House, transports visitors back in time. In the roles of spies, participants have to find General Howe’s battle plans, all in under 60 minutes.

Final Fridays: Get Your Om On
Dec. 29, 5-8:45 p.m., Philadelphia

Unwind and explore your creative side at the Philadelphia Art Museum for an evening of guided meditation, art, yoga and more.

Mochitsuki Festival
Dec. 29, 1-3 p.m., Ardmore

Participate in traditional Japanese mochi making during MAIDO!’s annual Mochitsuki Festival. Mochitsuki, or the act of pounding rice to make mochi cake, is a popular New Year’s tradition in Japan.

Bird Walk at the Newlin Grist Mill
Dec. 30, 9-11 a.m., Glen Mills

Join the Newlin Grist Mill and Wild Birds Unlimited-Concordville for a naturalist-led walk through the 160-acre Glen Mills park. Learn the basics of bird identification, meet year-round residents and spot migrant species. 

Wayne Music Festival Winter Jam
Dec. 30, 7:00 p.m., Ardmore

Philadelphia bands Huffamoose and Transistor Rodeo are just two of the acts you can see when the Wayne Music Festival Winter Jam heads to Ardmore Music Hall.

A Peek into the Unusual Imagination of Microbarbi
Thru. Dec. 31, Phoenixville

In its last week, this unique exhibit at the Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area features local antique toy collections and works from Barbara Carreno, a toy artist who goes by the name Microbarbi.

John Marshall: Patriot, Statesman, Chief Justice
Thru. Dec. 31, Philadelphia

History buffs and amateurs alike will enjoy this exploration of chief justice John Marshall’s constitutional legacy, which wraps up its seven month at the National Constitution Center.

Still need New Year’s Eve plans? Check out our roundup of 17 local events here.

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