Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Holiday Family Fun 12/18 – 12/20

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Photos with Santa at Springfield Mall
Details HERE

Holiday Photos with Santa at King of Prussia Mall
Details HERE

Cherry Hill Mall – DreamWorks Dream Place Santa Experience
2000 Route 38, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Reservations required
Details, pricing and reservation info HERE
Check out our review from last year HERE

Photos with Santa at Christiana Mall
Details HERE

Photos with Santa at Concord Mall (starting Nov 14th)
Details HERE

Santa Headquarters presented by HDTV at Deptford Mall Deptford, NJ
Details HERE

Photos with Santa Plymouth Meeting Mall
Details HERE

Santa’s Village at Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union in Media
December 14th-23rd
Weekdays 3 to 7 pm, weekends 12-4pm
Details HERE

Philadelphia Zoo – Zoo Noel
December 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th & 20th
11 AM – 3 PM
Details, schedule and ticket info HERE

Santa’s Express
at West Chester Railroad
Dec 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20
11AM, 1PM, 3PM
Additional 5PM departures on 12, 13, 19, 20
Details, tickets and more info HERE

Santa’s Paradise Express
at Strasburg Railroad
Dec 5-6, Dec 12-13, Dec 19-20
Details, ticket info and more HERE

Night Before Christmas Train
at Strasburg Railroad
Dec 4, 11, 18
Details Tickets and more info HERE

North Pole Express
at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
Nov 21 – Dec 31
Details, schedules, prices and more info HERE

Rose Tree Park Festival of Lights
Rose Tree Park, Media PA
The trees are lit nightly from 5:30 – 9:00 for public enjoyment.
Details HERE

A Longwood Christmas
at Longwood Gardens
November 26, 2015–January 10, 2016
Details, times, ticket info and more HERE

A Brandywine Christmas
November 27, 2015 to January 3, 2016
Details, events, ticket info and more HERE

Yuletide at Winterthur Museum
November 21, 2015–January 3, 2016
Details, ticket info and more HERE

Arasapha Holiday Hayride
Select days November 27th – Dec 27th
Details, calendar, ticket info and more HERE

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
Details, hours, prices, events and more HERE

Macy’s Christmas Light Show and Macy’s Dickens Christmas Village
November 27, 2015 – December 31, 2015 (Closed Christmas Day)
Details, showtimes and more info HERE

The Comcast Holiday Spectacular
at the Comcast Center
1701 John F Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia
Details, showtimes and more info HERE

Rothman Ice Skating Rink
at Dilworth Park in Philadelphia
November 13, 2015 – February 28, 2016
Details, pricing and parking info HERE

Christmas Village in LOVE Park in Philadelphia
Now through Dec 27th
Details, times, events and more info HERE

Franklin Square Holiday Festival/Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show
November 12 – December 31, 4:00 – 8:00 pm
More than 50,000 lights will shimmer, dance, and illuminate the Square in alternating shows every 30 minutes (4:30 – 8 pm)
Details HERE

Morris Arboretum Holiday Garden Railway
Nov 27th – Jan 3rd (Closed December 24, 25, and January 1)
Details HERE

Choo Choo Barn Holiday Display
Nov 27th – through December 31 (closed 12/25). Open January 2-3, 9-10, and 15-18.
Details and ticket info HERE

HersheyPark Christmas Candyland
Select Days/times Nov 13th – Dec 31st
Details HERE

Sesame Place – A Very Furry Christmas
Select Days/ times Nov 21st – Dec 31st
Details HERE

Holiday in the Park at Great Adventure
Select Days/times November 21 -January 3, 2016
Details and ticket info HERE

Dutch Wonderland Winter Wonderland
Select Weekends and Weekdays through Dec 30th
Check calendar HERE for dates, times and ticket info

Storybook Land Christmas Fantasy with Lights
Select Weekends and Weekdays through Dec 30th
Check calendar HERE for dates, times and ticket info

Shady Brook Farm Holiday Light Show and other Holiday Happenings
Details HERE

Christkindlmarkt – Bethlehem, PA
Details, times, ticket info and more HERE

Holidays at Hagley Museum
Friday, November 28, 2014 to Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Details, ticket info and more HERE

Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars presents Holiday Spectacular
Dec 18th 7:30 PM and Dec 19th 2 PM
at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
Details and ticket information HERE

Ridley Drama Group presents White Christmas
7:30 pm Dec 11, 12, 18, 19
3 pm Dec 13 and 20
at Ridley High School Auditorium
$10 in advance or $12 at the door
Details and ticket info HERE

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer the Musical
Dec 17th – 20th
at Merriam Theater
Details, times and ticket info HERE

Jack Frost
at Media Theater
Nov 21st – Jan 3rd
Details, tickets, times and more info HERE

A Christmas Carol, The Musical
at Walnut Street Theater
Nov 10th – Jan 10th
Details, tickets and more info HERE

Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates
at Arden Theater in Philadelphia
Nov 24th – Jan 31st
Details, ticket info, show times and more HERE

Linvilla Orchards
** Christmas Around the Farm 9 AM – 6 PM and Santa will be here every Saturday and Sunday 1 PM – 3 PM in December
Details HERE

The Franklin Institute
Details and pricing HERE

Academy of Natural Sciences
Details HERE

Garden State Discovery Museum
Details HERE

Adventure Aquarium
Details HERE

Delaware Children’s Museum
Details HERE

Brandywine Zoo
Details HERE

Diggerland
Details HERE
Review HERE

Sahara Sam’s Indoor Water Park
Details HERE

Studio Movie Grill Upper Darby
Movie, Food, Bar, comfy seats and more!
Details HERE

AMC Dine In Movie Theater – Painters Crossing – West Chester
Movie, Food, Bar, comfy reclining seats and more!
** Best to purchase tickets online through amctheaters.com
See my review and more info HERE

Friday December 18, 2015

For a calendar of Various Infant and Toddler Programs at local Delco Libraries, Go HERE. Take note that some (not all) programs require registration. Details can be found under each event on the calendar.

Gaming Club
2:30 PM – 4 PM
at Haverford Township Library
For Grades 6-12
No registration required
Come relax and play a game! A Wii, WiiU, and Game Cube are available with games, but feel free to bring your own portable device or game to play.
Details HERE

Freedom Fridays
3 PM
at Lansdowne Library
Come for fun video games with your peers.
Details HERE

Crafty Friday
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
at Darby Free Library
Details HERE

Pizza and Movie Night – The Minions Movie
5 PM – 7:30 PM
at Middletown Free Library
FREE pizza & water while we watch the Minions movie. After the flick, we will make a craft. Feel free to bring a snack/beverage to share with the group
Registration required
Details HERE

Cookies with Santa
at My Gym Cherry Hill, 1401 Marlton Pike East, Cherry Hill, NJ
5 PM – 8 PM
Games, activities, zip line, and Santa!  $10 per child, $5 for siblings
Details HERE

Kenny Rogers: Once Again It’s Christmas – Christmas And Hits
8 PM
at Valley Forge Casino Resort  1160 1st Ave, King of Prussia, PA
Valley Forge Music Fair presents GRAMMY Award-winning country superstar Kenny Rogers and his Once Again Its Christmas Tour, featuring Linda Davis.
21 and older
Details and ticket info HERE

Saturday December 19, 2015

Cookie Walk
at Ridley Park United Methodist Church, 501 N Swarthmore Ave, Ridley Park PA
8 AM – 11 AM or until sold out
$8 for small container (approx. 1 pound) or $15 for a large container (approx 2.5 lbs)

Breakfast with the Trains
8:30 AM – 10 AM
at Brandywine River Museum
Reservation/online ticket purchase required – limited seating
Details, ticket pricing and reservation info HERE

Linvilla Orchards
Christmas Around the Farm 9 AM – 6 PM
Fresh Wreath Making Class 10 AM – 11 AM ($30 per person, registration required)
Santa every Saturday and Sunday 1 PM – 3 PM in December
Cut Your Own Trees – 10 AM – 5 PM ($59.99 plus tax)
Penns Woods Winery at Linvilla 11 AM – 4 PM
Gleeche – Performing Live! 1 PM – 3 PM
Wassailing Caroling Hayrides – 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM – $5 per person
Details HERE

Social Needleworking
10 AM
at Lansdowne Library
Bring your project, whatever it is—fabric, fiber, paper, or jewelry—to the library and connect with other crafters!
Share your favorite tips and learn a few as well.
Details HERE

Miss Jackie’s Weekly Weekend StoryTime
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
10:30 AM
Details HERE

Christmas with the Dolls
11 AM – 12 PM
at Brandywine River Museum
Bring your favorite doll to the museum for a morning of creative crafts and light refreshments and informal tea party
Best for ages 3 and up
Reservations/online ticket purchase required in advance
Details, ticket pricing and reservation info HERE

Holiday Craft for Kids
11 AM – 12 PM
at Aston Public Library
Ages 7 and up
FREE
Registration required
Details HERE

The Players Club of Swarthmore presents “A Winnie The Pooh Christmas Tale
Saturday Dec 5th, 12th & 19th
11 AM & 3 PM
Details and ticket info HERE

Chess Club
1 PM
at Lansdowne Library
Come to play, practice, and learn the ultimate strategy game with tutors and peers.
Details HERE

Skate with Santa
4 PM – 6 PM
at Marple Sports Arena
This event is sure to be fun for the whole family!! $15 admission for Skating, Marple Mountain,
and Inflatables!
Details HERE and HERE

Annual Luminaries in the Park
at dusk
at Park Square in Prospect Park, PA
View the Candlelit walkways and Christmas tree

Sunday December 20, 2015

Linvilla Orchards
Christmas Around the Farm 9 AM – 6 PM
Santa every Saturday and Sunday 1 PM – 3 PM in December
Fresh Wreath Making Class 10 AM – 11 AM – registration required Fee:$30
Cut Your Own Trees – 10 AM – 5 PM – $59.99 plus tax
Penns Woods Winery at Linvilla 11 AM – 5:30 PM
Details HERE

Sunday Brunch
at Herbert W Best VFW Post 928, Sutton Ave & MacDade Blvd, Folsom PA
9 AM – 12 PM
$8 adults, $2 children
Includes waffles with strawberries and eggs benedict

Brunch with Santa
10 AM – 2 PM
at Springfield County Club
Reservations required
Details and pricing info HERE

Cookies with Santa
at My Gym Cherry Hill, 1401 Marlton Pike East, Cherry Hill, NJ
12 PM – 2 PM
Games, activities, zip line, and Santa!  $10 per child, $5 for siblings
Details HERE

O’Hara Family Christmas
5 PM
at Cardinal O’Hara High School
 Mass begins at 5 p.m. in St. John Vianney Hall followed by the outdoor tree lighting ceremony, entertainment, visit from Santa and refreshments.
This year, we are having a baby shower for baby Jesus to benefit the Mother and Baby Program at Cityteam Ministry in Chester. Cityteam works with parents to insure that their children maintain a healthy environment by providing diapers, formula, baby food, car seats, strollers, cribs and emotional support to disadvantaged mothers and their children. “Baby shower gifts” will be collected before Mass
Details HERE

Looking for some Greater Philadelphia area DAY TRIP ideas? Check out this full list HERE for some inspiration!

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