Friday, December 6, 2013

Santa Comes To Norristown!

Not only will Santa be arriving this weekend, and sticking around for the festivities, but a symphony orchestra and The Norristown Chorale will give free concerts.

Tonight, Friday, from 6 to 8 pm at RESCHEDULED DUE TO RAIN to Thursday, Dec 12, 6-8 pm at Elmwood Park Zoo, come to the zoo's annual Holiday Tree Lighting. Carols, hot chocolate, s'mores, and photo opportunities with Santa and Anya, the reindeer. Admission to the event is FREE.

Saturday morning from 10 am to noon, Mt. Zion Health Ministry and TRUST for an Informational Forum will host "Get Covered America," a seminar about health insurance. I've been to one of these seminars and they're a great place to start if you need to buy health insurance under the new Affordable Care Act (however, I urge you to do your own research, too--and, the voice of experience here, DON'T let it go until the last minute). The event is at Mt. Zion, 1312 Willow St. For more info on Get Covered America, click here.

One of Norristown's best kept arts secrets is the fact that St. Patrick's Church hosts 2 concerts annually by the Ambler Symphony. They pass the plate for a freewill offering if you'd care to donate, but otherwise, NO CHARGE. If your kids have never heard an adult orchestra live, bring them to St. Pat's, Dekalb and Chestnut Sts. on Saturday afternoon, 2:45 pm, for an hour's concert of Christmas music.

Same afternoon at 4 pm, The Norristown Chorale will presents, "Where Are You Christmas?" at the First Baptist Church of Norristown, 445 Burnside Ave (technically, West Norriton). Admission is free; free-will offering accepted.

Ebenezer Concert Choir
Saturday night from 7 to 9 pm
, you're invited to "Winter Wonderland at Riverfront Park" (entrance at end of Haws Ave). Come and join the Dragon Boat Club of Norristown for their tree lighting, a night of singing Christmas carols (led by Ebenezer Choir), and the reading of "Twas The Night Before Christmas."  Hot beverages will be available. Bring a plate of cookies for a cookie potluck. Bring your own chair. Don't forget to have your child write to Santa and put the letter in Santa's mail. Rumor has it that Santa may arrive by dragon boat! (Parking lot will be closed for the safety of children.)

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