15 Things to do Around the Philadelphia Suburbs This January
From reimagined fairytales to wine and beer tastings to a chocolate festival, you won’t want to miss these events.
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Through Jan. 5, Chadds Ford
Taking a look at the illustrations of Cinderella, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, as well as The Three Little Pigs, this exhibit is a can’t-miss for fairytale lovers.
Through Jan. 5, Malvern
Catch the final performances of this hilarious holiday panto set in the Sherwood Forest in the 1940s, which mashes together two classic tales.
Through Jan. 12, Philadelphia
It’s the last few weeks to catch the National Museum of American Jewish History’s celebration of this legendary Supreme Court Justice. Traversing Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life, from student to women’s rights advocate to second woman to ever sit on the highest court in the land, it pays homage to a true trailblazer.
Through Jan. 31, Bryn Mawr
Discover the works of artist Monique Seyler, which are on display at Joe Waroquier Home.
Through Feb. 1, Wayne
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Wayne Art Center hosts this juried exhibition, which features contemporary craft work in various mediums, ranging from glass to wood to metal.
Jan. 3-5, Philadelphia
When it first debuted in 1940, Fantasia was groundbreaking, pushing the boundaries of what orchestra performances and cinematic art meant. Nearly 80 years later, it’s still as impactful. Fantasia gets the Philly treatment when it comes to Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center this month, where the Philadelphia Orchestra will perform it live.
Jan. 4-26, Chadds Ford
On weekends throughout the month of January, Penns Woods Winery is hosting pairings of cheese, honey and wine, featuring local crafters.
Aunt Mary Pat will perform at Ardmore Music Hall this month.
Jan. 9, Ardmore
The Queen of Delco, the incomparable Aunt Mary Pat (of social media fame) is taking things offline for her “Talk of the Township” tour. Making a stop at Ardmore Music Hall this month, she’ll sassily break down all things Delco, poking fun while simultaneous reveling in things like Wawa, Ackame (Acme to non-Delco natives) and the frigging Iggles.
Jan 10-12, 17-19, Philadelphia
Looking for some home remodeling inspiration? Look no further than the Philly Home Show, which will take place over two weekends this month at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, which features an upcycling challenge, workshops and more.
Jan. 11, Ardmore
Taste more than 50 craft beer samples at this beer festival, complete with live music and food. Local beer participants include 2SP Brewing, Evil Genius Beer Company, Conshohocken Brewing, Sterling Pig Brewery, Tired Hands Brewing Company and Workhorse Brewing.
Jan. 12, Glen Mills
Ever wanted to learn to blend your own teas or create your own smudge stick? Local herbalist Elise Hanks will show you how at this workshop at Terrain in Glen Mills.
Jan. 18, Philadelphia
Bringing together hundreds of guests, this yellow-centric fundraiser benefits Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and its fight against childhood cancer.
Jan. 18-26, Chadds Ford
For two weekends—Jan. 18-19 and Jan. 25-26—Chaddsford Winery will transform into a winter wonderland, complete with ice carvings, an ice luge wine shot, specialty cocktails, live music, food trucks, fire pits, and, of course, wine tastings.
Longwood Gardens' Orchid Extravaganza. Photo Courtesy of Chester County's Brandywine Valley.
Jan. 18 – March 22, Kennett Square
Warm up this season inside Longwood Garden’s vast conservatory, which transforms into a tropical paradise for its annual Orchid Extravaganza.
Jan. 26, Kennett Square
Indulge in sweet treats from professional and amateur bakers, who will vie for bragging rights in various categories. The annual festival is relocating to Unionville High School this year.