Top five holiday events in Roxborough, Manayunk and East Falls this month

Looking for some Christmas cheer in Manayunk, Roxborough or East Falls this month? Here are a few ideas:

Winter Concerts at Penn Charter

This Thursday, Penn Charter will host a winter concert for its Upper School at 7:30 p.m. It will be held at Penn Charter at the Kurtz Center, 3000 West School House Lane. Admission is free to the public. The Middle School concert will be Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. The Lower School concert will be Dec. 16 at 1 p.m. For more information, call (215) 844-3460.

Santa on Ice in Manayunk 

This Saturday, Dec. 10, master ice carver, Peter Slavin, will carve an ice throne for Santa.  Join in on the fun from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Canal View Park and don’t forget your camera for pictures with Santa! 

East Falls Holiday Sing

The East Falls Holiday Sing will be hosted on Wednesday, Dec. 14, in McMichael Park. The event will begin at 6:45 p.m. where guests will be directed by luminaries lighting to find the gathering spot. Afterwards, the group will walk to the Falls Presbyterian Church for cookies and hot cider. Cookie donations are being accepted all that day. In the event of rain, the holiday sing will be hosted at the Falls Presbyterian Church. For more information, call (215) 848-6232.

Broadway Rox Christmas Benefit

On Dec.16, the Broadway Rox performance group will host a Children’s Christmas Benefit at 7:30 p.m. It will be held at the Kendrick Recreation Center located at 5822 Ridge Avenue. The group will perform holiday favorites and modern classics. Donations of new unwrapped toys and books will be accepted for those at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Tickets are $10 for adult and $5 for kids 12 years of age and younger. For information, send an e-mail to

Amahl and the Night Visitors at the Kroc 

The Delaware Valley Opera Company will bring the Christmas opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors” to the Salvation Army Kroc Center’s stage on Dec. 17. The show will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person. For additional information, call (215) 558-1490. 

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