Historic Skippack Village – Quaint Shops, Restaurants, Events
Historic Skippack Village is one of our favorite places to visit in metropolitan Philadelphia. It’s enjoyable at any time of year, and particularly fun during the autumn and holiday season, due to the many special events that take place there.
2010 Christmas and Holiday Season Events at Historic Skippack Village
There are two major Christmas events at Skippack Village, one on Black Friday, and the other ongoing, on Wednesdays and Fridays, during the holiday season.
Black Friday, November 26th, 7:00 PM – Lighting of the Skippack Village Christmas Tree
On Black Friday, November 26th, 2010, Skippack Village will be hosting an annual Christmas event – the Lighting of the Skippack Village Christmas Tree. The event will start at 6:00 PM, with Christmas carolers performing. At 6:30 PM, there will be a performance by the Dance Centre of Skippack, followed by the main event at 7:00 PM - the Tree Lighting, itself. Santa Claus himself will also be making a personal appearance on Black Friday, at 7:00 PM.
Illuminaire Nights – Friday, November 26 – Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Skippack Village, throughout the Christmas season, hosts a unique, ongoing event, on Wednesdays and Fridays, starting on Black Friday, up to an including Wednesday, December 22, 2010.
Illuminaire Nights take place after sundown on Wednesdays and Fridays between Black Friday and December 22. On those nights, Skippack Village - already completely adorned for the Christmas season - is set aglow with candlelight, giving the historic village – which dates back to 1725 – a decidedly Colonial Revival aura of Christmas. Refreshments are available throughout the Village. It provides a great ambience for a Christmastime visit.
During Illuminaire Nights, the Skippack Village shops which participate in the promotion, will be open with extended hours, through 9:00 PM.
Traveling to Skippack Village – It’s Just 20 Miles North of Philadelphia
Skippack Village is located in central Montgomery County, about 20 miles north of Philadelphia. It’s an easy drive, and there are a variety of ways of doing so. (There’s no SEPTA service, as it’s in the too distant suburbs for it to be convenient – you have to drive.)
At the time of its founding in 1725, Skippack Village was very much a rural village, and although suburbanization in Montgomery County has begun to approach it, you really can have a great, retro time walking around while you’re there, due to its quaintness and character.
In terms of food – we enthusiastically recommend the pizza at Basta Pasta, the creatively rhymed name of the village’s Italian restaurant. It’s very clean and the pizza is outstanding.
For more information about any of the events, shops, etc., at Historic Skippack Village, you can call 610.584.6004.
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