What's happening in and around Phoenixville, PA.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Pennsylvania Philharmonic to perform Disney Fantasia: Live in Concert on January 2

On Friday, January 2nd, the Pennsylvania Philharmonic will perform Disney Fantasia: Live in Concert at the Phoenixville Area Middle School. From bewitched broomsticks to flying horses, this iconic program taken from the original 1940 version and “Fantasia 2000,” includes Dukas’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, Respighi's Pines of Rome, Stravinsky’s Firebird, Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” Suite and much more, is performed live by The Pennsylvania Philharmonic’s 80-piece ensemble while Disney’s stunning footage is shown on a gigantic high-definition screen above the orchestra.

For more information and to order tickets, go to http://paphilharmonic.org/fantasia_phoenixville.html or call 717-368-5143.

Monday, December 08, 2014

SCA Holiday Luminaria This Saturday

On Saturday, December 13, the Schuylkill Canal Association will be hosting their annual the Holiday Luminaria from 6-9pm.
Celebrate the holidays with the Schuylkill Canal Association as we invite you to join us for the Holiday Luminaria, on Saturday, December 13th, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. This magnificent holiday light show will be held along the Schuylkill Canal up to Lock 60 and the Locktender’s House in Mont Clare, PA, just across the river from Phoenixville, PA.

See one of the most beautiful sights of the season as you observe well over a thousand luminary candles reflecting on the canal waterway.
Towpath Road will be lined with candles from the Mont Clare Bridge / Rt. 29, all the way to Lock 60 and surrounding the Locktender’s House. Beginning at dusk, the candles are lit for a spectacular display. If there is a mist or light snowfall the scene is even more beautiful.

The Locktender’s House; built in 1836, will be decorated beautifully for the holidays with natural greens and ribbons under soft light throughout the house. Meadowlark, a husband and wife duo playing their fiddle and mandolin, strum soft holiday music inside the house for all to enjoy. And our special guest, Santa Claus will arrive at 6:30 PM to visit children and to spread some holiday cheer.

All are welcome to visit and partake in the festivities of the evening.

Friday, December 05, 2014

Candlelight Holiday Tour Being Held Tomorrow

Looking for something to do tomorrow before heading up to watch the Firebird Festival? The Phoenixville Candlelight Holiday Tour will be held from 3-7pm and features "beautifully decorated homes, houses of worship, and adaptive re-use. There will be several homes in the Main Street, Church Street and Gay Streets area near downtown for those who wish to make this part of the tour a walking tour. There are also homes featured in Schuylkill Township, which will require some driving. Of special interest will be a Celtic harpist featured at one of the homes, original art work done by another home owner, model trains, holiday collectibles, and decorations from Country Charm Furnishings which can be purchased that evening."

Tickets can be purchased today for $20 at the following locations: Heidi Sue Variety (230 Bridge St); Valley Forge Pizza (1130 Valley Forge Rd); Forestas Market (1098 West Bridge St); Ellie's Choice (211 Bridge St). They will also be on sale tomorrow at St. Peter's Episcopal Church (121 Church Street) for $25.

Proceeds from this year's tour will benefit children and the arts: The Firebird Children’s Theatre and the Phoenix Village Art Center Youth Scholarship programs.

For more information, visit the Phoenixville Chamber of Commerce.