2016 Delaware County PA and Greater Philadelphia Area Holiday Fun

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Santa Pictures

Pictures with Santa at Springfield Mall
Saturday November 12th through December 24th
**Bring the whole family for Pet Photo night every Monday through December 19th.
Details and times HERE

Pictures with Santa at Plymouth Meeting Mall
Saturday November 12th through December 24th
**Bring the whole family for Pet Photo night every Monday through December 19th.
Details and times HERE

DreamWorks DreamPlace Adventure to Santa at Cherry Hill Mall
Nov 4th – Dec 24th
Reservations highly suggested; Walk Up Guests are not guaranteed a preferred time on the same day
Details, ticket info and more HERE

Pictures with Santa at Concord Mall
beginning November 19th
** Pet photos with Santa Nov 20th & 27th from 6:30 PM – 8 PM
Details and times HERE

Photos with Santa at Christiana Mall
Now – Dec 24th
Details and more info HERE

Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch/Dinner with Santa and Holiday Tea

** Please check individual links for prices and reservation information

Bon Air Fire Company Dinner with Santa
Friday December 9, 2016
5 PM – 8 PM
Details HERE

Media Lions Club Breakfast with Santa
8:30 AM – 12 PM
Saturday December 10, 2016
at VFW Post 3460, 11 Hilltop St, Media PA
Details HERE

St Pius X Breakfast with Santa
Saturday December 10, 2016
9 AM
220 Lawrence Rd, Broomall, PA
Details HERE

Breakfast with Santa at Norwood Fire Company
Saturday December 10, 2016
9 AM – 11 AM
336 Chester Pike, Norwood PA
Details HERE

3rd annual Rock for CHOP Breakfast with Santa
Saturday December 10, 2016
9 AM – 12 PM
Regal Banquets & Catering 822 Lincoln Ave, Prospect Park
Details HERE

Children’s Holiday Tea at The Radnor Hotel
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Saturday, December 17, 2016
1 PM – 3 PM
Details HERE

Santa is Coming to Neighborhood Nutrition
Sunday December 11, 2016
10 AM
**RSVP by Saturday at 1:00
519 Welcome Ave, Norwood PA
Details HERE

Lunch with Santa at Movements in Motions Dance Studio
Sunday December 11, 2016
10 AM – 2 PM
17 Mifflin Ave, Ste 102, Havertown PA
Details HERE

Springfield Country Club Brunch with Santa
Sunday December 11, 2016
and Sunday December 18, 2016
Details HERE

Breakfast with Santa at Applebees Ridley
Saturday December 17, 2016
8 AM – 10 AM
320 MacDade Blvd, Folsom, PA
Hosted by RHS Cheerleaders
Details HERE

Breakfast with Santa at Red Iron Pub
Saturday December 17, 2016
10 AM – 1 PM
650 Baltimore Pike, Springfield
Details HERE

Breakfast with Santa at John Wesley Cross American Legion Post 507
Sunday December 18, 2016
9 AM – 11 AM
20 W Cleveland Ave, Norwood, PA
$7 adults, $5 children 7-12, children 6 and under FREE
Details HERE

Breakfast with Santa at Folcroft Fire Company
Sunday December 18, 2016
9 AM – 1 PM
1647 Delmar Dr, Folcroft, Pennsylvania
Bring your cameras and take pictures with the Santa.
Meal includes your choice of  Pancakes, Eggs, Homefries, Bacon, Coffee and Juice
Adults $9, Kids $6, Kids under 2 FREE
Details HERE

Philadelphia PA Holiday Fun

Macy’s Christmas Light Show
November 25th – December 31st
located inside The Wanamaker Building at 13th & Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA
Showtimes: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm. The Store is closed Christmas Day.
Details HERE

Macy’s Dickens Christmas Village
November 25th – December 31st
located inside The Wanamaker Building at 13th & Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA on the 3rd Floor
Open daily: 10am-7pm
Details HERE

The Comcast Holiday Light Spectacular
November 24, 2016 – January 1, 2017
1701 JOHN F. KENNEDY BOULEVARD PHILADELPHIA, PA
Daily at the top of each hour, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (excluding weekdays at 5 p.m.) through December 31 and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on New Year’s Day
Details HERE

Reading Terminal Market Holiday Railroad
November 25th – December 31st
at Reading Terminal Market, 12th & Arch Streets, Philadelphia
Enjoy watching the 17 working train lines and miniature scenery of Center City
FREE
Details HERE

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest 
Timed tickets for ice skating can be purchased HERE
Details about weekend events and festivities HERE and HERE

Independence Seaport Parade of Lights
Saturday December 10, 2016
11 AM – 6:30 PM
Details and schedule of activities HERE

Christmas Village in Philadelphia
November 24th – December 24th
at City Hall in Pholadelphia
Full list of vendors, food, events, and more HERE

Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show and Other Holiday Family Fun
at Franklin Square in Philadelphia
November 10th – December 31st
Details and schedules HERE

Rothman Rink
at Dilworth Park, 1 S 15th Street, Philadelphia
2016-17 Rink Admission:
Kids 10 & Under: $3
Adults: $5
Skate Rental: $10
Group Rate (10 or more guests): $12
Details HERE

Zoo Noel at the Philadelphia Zoo
December 3rd & 4th and December 10th & 11th
11 AM – 3 PM
Meet Santa at the Treehouse* at:
11:00 a.m.
12:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
Crafts, activities and more
Details HERE

Delaware County PA Holiday Fun

Festival of Lights
at Rose Tree Park in Media, PA
5:30 PM – 9:30 PM nightly
through January 3, 2017
Details HERE

Arasapha Farms Holiday Hayride
November 25th – December 23rd
Come face to face with a real live Reindeer, see a beautifully animated Santa’s workshop, take a 20 minute hayride, relax by the bonfires, visit with Santa, enjoy a live nativity scene and more!
Details and ticket info HERE

Shadybrook Farm Holiday Light Show
November 19th – January 8th
Details, cost and schedule HERE

A Longwood Christmas
November 24th – January 8th
at Longwood Gardens
Timed tickets required
Details and ticket info HERE

Kennett Holiday Village Market
December 3rd & 4th
The Kennett Holiday Village Market is a curated open air artisan market filled with unique holiday gift options from local and regional vendors. Enjoy food trucks, ice sculptures, seasonal craft workshops, Christmas tree & greenery sales and one of the kind holiday shopping at the enchanting Creamery of Kennett Square (401 Birch Street) on Saturday and Sunday December 3rd and 4th from 10am to 4pm. Presented by Kennett Township ( Kennett Holiday Village Market) and Historic Kennett
Details HERE

Holiday Garden Railway
Saturday November 26th through Saturday December 31st
at Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
Details and ticket info HERE and HERE

Holidays at Hagley Museum
November 25th – January 1st
Details and ticket info HERE

Yuletide at Winterthur Museum
November 19th – January 8th
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Details and ticket info HERE

Choo Choo Barn Holiday Display
November 23rd – January 16th
Choo Choo Barn transforms Traintown USA to bring the magic of Christmas to its gigantic model train display
Details HERE

St. Alban’s Railroad Fellowship Open House (Model Train Display)
3625  Chapel Road, Newtown Square, PA.
December 29th Thursday evening 7:00 – 10:00 PM
January 7th Saturday afternoon 1:00 – 4:00 PM
January 8th Sunday afternoon 1:00 – 4:00 PM
January 21st Sunday afternoon 1:00 – 4:00 PM
January 22nd Sunday afternoon 1:00 – 4:00 PM
February 11th Saturday afternoon 1:00 – 4:00 PM
February 12th Sunday afternoon 1:00 – 4:00 PM
February 25th Saturday afternoon 1:00 – 4:00 PM
February 26th Sunday afternoon 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Details HERE

Other Local Holiday Fun

Santa Fest at American Helicopter Museum
Saturday December 10, 2016
10 AM – 1 PM
Santa arrives in a helicopter!
Details HERE

Herr’s Christmas Lights Display and Snacktacular
December 13th – 24th
20 Herr Drive, Notingham, PA
Details HERE and HERE

Adventure Aquarium – Christmas Celebration
December 3rd – 30th
“I Believe in Scuba Santa” Live Show, Christmas Story Time, Mail Letters to Scuba Santa and more
Details and schedules HERE

Koziar’s Christmas Village
782 Christmas Village Rd. Bernville, PA
Thanksgiving thru January 1st:
Mon. – Fri. 6 pm – 9 pm, Sat. 5 pm – 9:30 pm, Sun. 5 pm – 9 pm
Open ALL major holidays!
Details, directions, pricing and more HERE

Train Rides

Santa’s Express at West Chester Railroad
Dec 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18
11AM, 1PM, 3PM
Additional 5PM departures on Dec 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18
Details and ticket info HERE

Santa’s Paradise Express and Christmas Tree Trains at Strasburg Railroad
Details, times and ticket info HERE

Amusement Park Holiday Fun

Sesame Place – A Very Furry Christmas
Sesame Place is open select dates from November 19 to January 1 for A Very Furry Christmas.
Details, ticket info and more HERE
Linvilla Orchards
Details HERE

Hersheypark Christmas Candyland
Select Dates Nov. 11 – Jan. 1
(with a special Buy two, get one free ticket deal through Nov 20th online only)
Details HERE

Dutch Winter Wonderland
at Dutch Wonderland
November 19- December 30, 2016
Select Saturdays (3-9pm), Sundays (3-8pm), and weekdays (5-9pm) (Weather permitting)
Details HERE
Dutch Winter Wonderland $8.99 Ticket Deal HERE

Storybook Land – Christmas Fantasy with Lights
Saturdays & Sundays 2 PM – 9 PM through December 18th
**Santa lights the park at 5 PM
Details and ticket info HERE

Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Great Adventure
weekends and select days from November 19 through January 1
Details and ticket info HERE

Holiday Shows on Stage 

Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars present a “Holiday Spectacular”
December 16 at 7:30 pm and December 17 at 2:00 pm
at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA
Tickets are $7 – $10 and may be purchased by calling the box office at 610.622.1189 or by visiting HERE
Details and a ticket giveaway HERE

Miracle on 34th Street
at Colonial Playhouse 522 W Magnolia Ave, Aldan, PA
Show dates – November 25, 26, 27*, December 2, 3, 4*, 9, 10, and 11*
* indicates matinee performances.
Tickets are $15 for evening shows – 8 pm and $13 for matinees at 2 pm.
Details and ticket info HERE

A WINNIE-THE-POOH CHRISTMAS TAIL
at Media Theatre
Select dates – November 12th – December 31st
Details and ticket info HERE

The Christmas Encounter
at Barnstomers Theater
Dec 9, 10, 16, 17 @ 7 pm
Dec 11 & 18 @ 2 pm
Details and ticket info HERE

A Christmas Carol
at Hedgegrow Theater
November 25th – December 24th
Details and ticket info HERE

A Philly POPS Christmas
December 2nd – 18th
at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia
Details and ticket info HERE

A Year with Frog and Toad
at Arden Theater in Philadelphia
Now – January 29th
Details HERE

Wizard of Oz
at Walnut Street Theater
November 8th – January 8th
Details and ticket info HERE

Disney on Ice presents Follow Your Heart
at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia
December 23rd – January 2nd
Details and ticket info HERE

The Nutcracker Performances

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
December 9, 2016 to December 31, 2016
(sensory friendly performance December 22nd)
at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia
Details HERE

The Nutcracker
December 9 th – December 18th
Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, 700 S High St, West Chester, PA
Details HERE

Haverford Nutcracker 1776
December 10th: 1pm & 4pm
December 11th: 2pm
Centennial Hall- Haverford, PA
Details HERE

Academy of International Ballet presents The Nutcracker
at Unionville High School, 750 Unionville Rd, Kennett Square
December 10, 2016 at 2 PM & 7 PM
Details and ticket info HERE

PSC&HS Holiday Show: The Nutcracker On Ice
Saturday December 10, 2016 at 5:00pm
at Philadelphia Skating Club & Humane Society, Ardmore
This event is free for members and guests
They will be collecting new or gently used hats, gloves and scarfs for their “MITTEN TREE” Project !
The items will be donated to “OUR CLOSET”, a local organization that assists needy families !!!
The “TREE” will be located in the LOWER LOUNGE during the season, you can drop the items off at any time or bring them with you when you come to the show !
Details HERE

The Nutcracker Ballet
at Neumann University
Sunday, November 11, 2016
2 PM – 4 PM
Details HERE

Nutcracker 1776
Friday December 16th – 7pm
Saturday, December 17th – 1pm and 4pm
at Merriam Theater – Philadelphia, PA
Details HERE

Nutcracker Night in Franklin Square
November 18, 2016
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Characters from the Pennsylvania Ballet’s The Nutcracker bring holiday fantasy to life in Franklin Square. Visit with the Sugar Plum Fairy and Mouse King. FREE kids’ craft activity.
Details HERE



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