Ambler residents have chance to discover some unique holiday traditions

December 2, 2017 by  

The annual Ukrainian Christmas festival is offering a fun way to learn more about how another culture celebrates the holiday season.

Food and drink from the European nation are the highlights of this yearly extravaganza. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample Ukrainian beer and vodka while they enjoy a hearty meal consisting of borsht, pierogis, and more.

The Ukrainian Educational Cultural Center hosts the event at their location, and is a nonprofit that seeks to preserve Ukrainian heritage and promote the awareness of the culture to others in the community

In addition to the refreshments, there will also be traditional music and plenty of holiday shopping opportunities. Local vendors that would like to contribute to the event should call quickly to reserve a space to display their products and brochures. Traditional Ukrainian crafts like embroidered goods, jewelry, and elaborately decorated Easter eggs will all be on sale. Also available for purchase are many baked goods and other delicacies. Approximately 30 vendors are expected to take part in the celebration.

The celebration will take place in the Boris Zacharczuk Grand Ballroom from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on December 9. The center is located at 700 North Cedar Road in Jenkintown. There is no admission fee and parking is available but limited. Contact the ballroom for vendor rates and rules as well as an application.