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Weekend Planner: Hatboro Holiday Parade, Dog Pics with Santa

'Tis an early start to the holiday season in Hatboro, Horsham and beyond as Santa Claus rides into town, lights are illuminated and more this weekend.

Your calendar is not mistaken. Even though Thanksgiving Day has not yet arrived, plenty of holiday cheer is being spread this weekend. So, break out the seasonal songs and get ready to meet Santa, check out some light displays and more. 

Here are some options:

HATBORO HOLIDAY PARADE

Where/when: Summit Avenue to Newington Road in Hatboro, Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Why go: See some 3,000 parade participants march, or drive by for the borough's 52nd annual holiday celebration.

Cost: Free

DOG PICTURES WITH SANTA

Where/when: Horsham Veterinary Hospital, 971 Horsham Road, Horsham, Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Why go: Even pooches want to meet Old St. Nick!

Cost: Printed photos cost $10 for 1, or 2 for $15

GRAND ILLUMINATION CELEBRATION

Where/when: Peddler's Village, routes 202 and 263, Lahaska, Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

Why go: At 6:15 p.m., Santa Claus switches on the holiday light display throughout Peddler’s Village, transforming it into a holiday wonderland with one million jewel-colored lights and glistening reindeer.

Cost: Free

STORYBOOK CLASSICS ON STAGE

Where/when: The Metropolitan Ballet Company will stage "Lily's Plastic Purple Purse" and "Peter Pan" at the Abington Friends School, 575 Washington Lane, Jenkintown, Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. 

Why go: Besides enjoying these classics on the stage, Horsham kids are part of the production.

Cost: $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

CONCERT TO BENEFIT HURRICANE SANDY

Where/when: 1111 Easton Road, Warrington, Friday at 8:30 p.m. 

Why go: Besides hearing this Neil Diamond tribute band, proceeds benefit Hurricane Sandy victims in Long Beach Island, N.J. and surrounding communities.

Cost: $15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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