Delaware County PA and Philadelphia Area Weekend Events and Holiday Family Fun 12/23 – 12/25

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Check out our Comprehensive Round Up of 2016 Delaware County PA and Greater Philadelphia Area Holiday Fun HERE

All Weekend

**Be sure to check with each venue for holiday hours and closings on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day**

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Christmas Carol
at Hedgegrow Theater
November 25th – December 24th
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

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

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

Merriness at the Museum at The Delaware Museum of Natural History
Every weekend in December
Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sundays, 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
FREE with Museum admission
Details and activities/schedule HERE

Diggerland
100 Pinedge Dr, West Berlin, NJ
Details and schedule HERE

The Franklin Institute
Details and pricing HERE
PURCHASE DISCOUNT TICKETS FOR WEEKDAY ADMISSION HERE

Jurassic World: The Exhibition at The Franklin Institute
November 25, 2016 to April 23, 2017
Details and ticket info HERE

Academy of Natural Sciences
Details and ticket info HERE

Arctic Adventure and Rainforest Explorers at Delaware Museum of Natural History
Saturday October 15th – January 15th, 2017
Arctic Adventure and Rainforest Explorers is an interactive exhibit focusing on the habitats of two iconic animals — polar bears and tree frogs — and how climate change affects them. Visitors can take on the role of field scientists to investigate the shrinking populations of polar bears, learn how to gather weather station data, visit an Amazon rainforest field research tent, and identify a variety of tree frogs.
Details, ticket info and more HERE

Garden State Discovery Museum
Details HERE

Delaware Children’s Museum
Details HERE

Brandywine Zoo
Details 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 23, 2016

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.

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

Holiday Open House at H.K. Furness Library
10 AM – 5 PM
Stop by December 23 for treats in our front room all day long. The musical duo Last Chance featuring Ingrid Rosenback and Jack Scott (library volunteer) will present a short concert for us starting at 12:00 PM. Take a break from gift wrapping to joing our Coloring for Grown-ups group from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.
Details HERE

Minecraft Pocket Edition Playdate
1 PM – 2:30 PM
at Middletown Free Library
Details HERE

ReCreate Camp: Balloon Cars
2 PM – 3 PM
at Middletown Free Library
In this STE(A)M monthly camp Mr. Jason shows kids how to make something out of the given recycled supplies. It is up to the kids to rethink, reuse, and recreate to make it again or make it better! This month we will be making balloon cars.
Registration is required so Mr. Jason can have enough materials and space available.
Suggested for ages 4+
Details HERE

Gaming Club
2:30 PM – 4 PM
at Haverford Free Library
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.
Free and open to students entering grades 6-12. No registration is required.
Details HERE

Freedom Fridays
3 PM
at Lansdowne Library
Come over at 3 pm on Fridays for video gaming for teens!
Details HERE

Holiday Garden Railway – Friday Night Lights at Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Advanced ticket purchase highly recommended; a limited number of tickets may be available at the gate.
Member Adult: $9.00 / Member Child: $3.00
Non-member Adult: $16.00 / Non-member Child: $8.00
Details HERE and HERE

Franklin Square Fridays: Hanukkah Celebration
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
6th & Race Streets, Philadelphia
Join us for holiday games and crafts, the night before Hanukkah begins, to celebrate the Festival of Lights. FREE.
Details HERE

A Christmas Carol
7 PM – 8:30 PM
20 Lansdowne Ct, Lansdowne, PA
hosted by Lansdowne Arts Board
A free reading of Dickens’s classic holiday tale by Lansdowne local Jared Reed, Artistic Director of Media’s Hedgerow Theatre Company and Julliard-trained actor. Cookies & hot cider, too! Doors open at 6pm.
*We recommend this performance for families with children 8 and up, but you know them best!
Details HERE

Saturday December 24, 2016

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

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

Sunday December 25, 2016

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

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

Being ___ at Christmas
10 AM – 5:30 PM
Hosted by National Museum of American Jewish History
Snowy. Jewish. Happy. Caring. Buddhist. Generous. Family. Creative. Friendly. Sparkly. Fill in your own blank and join us for our annual day of family fun: “Being ___ at Christmas”!
Families from every background are invited to join in a day of music, games, dancing, children’s activities, crafts with The Clay Studio, live music from Emmy Award-winning Alex & the Kaleidoscope, delicious food from Magical Sweet Shop, and access to the special exhibition, Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution.
Adult Pricing: $12 Adults/FREE for Members*
Child Pricing: $5 Kids 12 & under/FREE for kids of Family Level Members* and above
Sponsored by the Robert Saligman Jewish Heritage Fund
To see the full schedule of events or to purchase ticket go HERE
Details and info HERE

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

Looking for some Delaware County Area Indoor Fun? Check out our awesome comprehensive list HERE



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