Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 11/24 – 11/26

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. Thank you for your support!

All Weekend

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

Santa at Springfield Mall
November 11th – December 24th
Details HERE

Santa at Cherry Hill Mall (with free Interactive A Christmas Story Experience – Details HERE)
November 11th – December 24th
Details HERE

Annie
at The Walnut Street Theater
November 7, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Details HERE

Disney’s The Little Mermaid
November 24th – December 9th
at the Players Club of Swarthmore
* Two shows at 2pm & 8pm on 12/2 and 12/9.
Thursday performances are at 7:30 PM
Friday and Saturday performances are at 8:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 2:00 PM
Details and ticket info HERE

A Christmas Carol
November 24th – December 9th
at Colonial Playhouse in Aldan
Fridays & Saturdays: 8 pm ($15)
Sunday Matinees: 2 pm ($13)
Children 12 and Under: $12 (all performances)
Details and ticket info HERE

UniverSoul Circus
Now through November 26th
Fairmount Park at 52nd and Parkside in Philadelphia
Details and ticket info HERE

Opening Weekend at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
November 24th – November 26th
Opening weekend hours
Friday, November 24th: 11AM – 1AM
Saturday, November 25th: 11AM – 1AM
Sunday, November 26th: 11AM – 11PM
Weekend activities include ice skating, free face painting, claymation with The Clay Studio, LEGO building with ColonialLUG, fire pits hangs, photos in the Philadelphia — visitphilly.com Big Red Chair, and more!
Tickets to skating sessions can be purchased in advance or on-site: https://riverrink.ticketfly.com/. Thanks to the continued support of Independence Blue Cross, all IBX cardholders and employees get free admission for up to 4 people (skate rental not included). In addition, all first responders and military get free admission with ID.
Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest is the city’s largest outdoor ice skating rink, surrounded by a winter forest and HUGE holiday tree (to be lit on December 1st), ski-style Lodge with food from Chickie’s & Pete’s and Garces Group, a variety of hot and cold sweet treats from Franklin Fountain, and a rink-side cafe serving festival snacks. In addition, the site has tons of wood fire pits and propane heaters, adirondack chairs, cozy cabins, and a Kids Lodge filled with arcades
Details HERE

Opening Weekend – Christmas Village in Philadelphia
November 25th – November 26th
LOVE Park 1500 Arch St in Philadelphia
Our joyous holiday celebration is known for appearances by the Christkind of Nuremberg, international and local vendors, live music, and the official Opening Ceremony on Sunday. This ceremony will kick off at 3:00 pm with a performance by the Camden Catholic High School Band. There will also be a live performance by our host Ingo Düe
Details HERE

North Pole Express
November 11th – November 26th
at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
Join Santa and Mrs. Claus as you depart New Hope Station for a North Pole Express Train ride through the historic Bucks County countryside on the way to the North Pole.
Details and ticket info HERE

Santa’s Express
November 18th – December 23rd
at West Chester Railroad
Details and ticket info HERE

Yuletide at Winterthur
November 18th – January 7th
Details and ticket info HERE and HERE

Christmas Layout at the Choo Choo Barn
Nov 24th – Dec 31st (closed Christmas Day) Also open January 6-7 and 12-15.
Celebrate the holiday season as the Choo Choo Barn transforms Traintown USA® to bring the magic of Christmas to its gigantic model train display
Details HERE

Holiday Garden Railway at the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
November 24th – December 31st (Except 12/24 & 12/25)
10 AM – 4 PM
Details HERE

StoryBook Land
Details HERE

Dilworth Park Wintergarden and Rothman Instititute Ice Rink and Cabin
Now through February 24, 2018
Details and events HERE

Christkindlmarkt’s 25th Season
Bethlehem, PA
November 17th – December 23rd
Details HERE

Linvilla Orchards 
Details HERE

Lansdowne Landing
7 AM – 10 PM
30 North Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA
What is The Landing?
Inspired by awesome outdoor gathering places like Philadelphia’s own The Porch or Spruce Street Harbor Park, the Lansdowne Landing is a fun, festive spot that’s open from 7am to 10pm.
Visit www.lansdownelanding.com for a full schedule of events, updated regularly, so check by often for fun from family-friendly fun to live music to food trucks and more!
Details HERE

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia
Details and ticket info HERE

Please Touch Museum
Details HERE

The Franklin Institute 
Details HERE
PURCHASE DISCOUNT TICKETS FOR WEEKDAY GENERAL ADMISSION HERE

Academy of Natural Sciences 
Details and ticket info HERE

Philadelphia Zoo
Details and Ticket Info HERE

Delaware Museum of Natural History
Details, ticket info and more HERE

Field Station Dinosaurs
40 Fort Lee Road Leonia, NJ
Details HERE

Longwood Gardens
Details HERE

The Crayola Experience
Easton, PA
Details HERE
Purchase discount tickets HERE and get $4 off admission price (Regular Price: $19.99 Your Price: $15.99)

Garden State Discovery Museum
Details HERE

Delaware Children’s Museum
Details HERE

Brandywine Zoo
Details HERE

Diggerland
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

Dutch Wonderland 
Details HERE

Dorney Park
Details HERE

Sesame Place
Details HERE

Friday November 24, 2017

For a calendar of Various Infant and Toddler Programs at local Delco Libraries, Go HERE.

Fall Day Camp
8:30 AM – 12 PM
at Makin Music Rockin Rhythms, 5561 Pennell Rd, Media, PA
Shop ‘til you drop on Black Friday (11/24) and drop your kids off with us for a day of fun in Media. Sandi & her staff will keep your kids happy with music, art, and more! Here are the details:
Ages 3 1/2 to 7 (must be potty trained)
8:30 am to 12:00 pm
$35 for the first child; $25 for each additional sibling
Details HERE

MOANA comes to Marple Sports Arena
10 AM – 12 PM
Bring the whole family to meet and sing a long with Moana at MSA. For a $12 admission your child can climb the Marple Mountain, bounce on inflatables, do arts and crafts, get their facepainted and meet and sing a long with the one and only Hawaiian Princess Moana!
Adults tickets are $1 for admission.
Beat the line and purchase your tickets in advance! Visitwww.marplesportsarena.com and click on the online registration tab.
Details HERE

Second Annual Holiday Stroll & Festival of Lights in Media
State Street
Some of the many fun activities include:
*Specials at different retailers
*FREE popcorn, cider, cookies and hot chocolate on State Street.
*Holiday treats provided by Trader Joe’s from 3pm in front of Media Armory
*Music from Brass Works at 4:00 pm
*A STROLLING POSTMAN will be collecting letters to Santa Claus.
*Carriage Rides on November 24th and 25th on the corner of Orange & State streets from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
*AT 5 PM ON FRIDAY, THE TOWN AND TREE LIGHTS WILL BE LIT!
Details HERE

Santa Express at Dilworth Park in Philadelphia
10:30 AM – 12 PM
All aboard! Santa Claus is comin’ to the Rothman Institute Orthopaedics Ice Rink – on SEPTA – iseptaphilly.com. Board specially decorated SEPTA trains filled with entertainment for a fun-filled holiday ride. 
Visit ISEPTAPHILLY.com for train times and stations. A festive parade will welcome Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves to the Rothman Ice Rink, where riders are invited to stay and skate with Santa.
Details HERE

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest Opening Day
11 AM – 1 AM
There will be a “Bull in a China Shop” activation taking place from 12 PM – 5 PM People of all ages will have the chance to put on a bull sumo suit and make their way through the inflatable obstacles! Guests can also receive FERDINAND bull horns and mini posters. Of course, Winterfest’s grand opening features all kinds of fun activities for the whole family as well!
More Details about the weekend’s events HERE

Cookies with Santa & Friends at Dutch Wonderland
4 PM – 5 PM
Join Santa and the Dutch Wonderland friends for cookies and milk to celebrate the holiday season! Spend time with Santa, Princess Brooke, the Knight of Safety, Merlin, and Duke the Dragon as you enjoy treats in Merlin’s Buffet before your visit to Dutch Winter Wonderland.
Package includes: Visit with Santa Claus, a voucher for a 5×7 photo with Santa, and delicious treats (cookies, grapes, pretzels, white and chocolate milk, hot chocolate, coffee & tea)!
Price: $9.99 (Ages 3+); ages 2 and under are free
Details HERE

A Bit of the Arts Holiday Sale
4 PM – 8 PM
at the Twentieth Century Club in Lansdowne
Come do your holiday shopping in style!
Free Admission
Live Music – Food
Pottery – Photography
Paper Arts – Painting
Jewelry – Printmaking
Fibers – And More!
Details HERE

Franklin Square Fridays – Santa’s Arrival in Franklin Square
5 PM – 7 PM
The holiday season begins in the Square when Saint Nick arrives at 5 pm to spread Christmas cheer! Tell him what’s on your list, and take an elfie-selfie! FREE.
Details HERE

Marple Sports Arena Friday Night Skate 
7:30 PM -10 PM
FRIDAY NIGHT SKATE IS BACK! Bring your friends and family this Friday for a $12 all access pass! Skating, Marple Mountain and Moonbounce!
Details HERE

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Small Business Saturday – Consider Shopping Local for Your Holiday Gifts this Year!

Bryn Mawr Farmers’ Market 
Every Saturday 9am-1pm (open year round)
in the Amtrak Parking Lot
at the intersection of Lancaster & Bryn Mawr Avenues
Details HERE

Downingtown Farmers Market
every Saturday
in Kerr Park
from 9 AM – 1 PM
Details HERE

Upper Merion Farmers Market
Saturdays 9 AM – 1 PM
175 W Valley Forge Rd, King of Prussia, PA
Market Details: Located at the bottom lot behind Township Building. Free parking and bathrooms are available. The market is dog and family friendly. Vendors sell gluten-free goods, jams, produce, dairy, meats, and more! Please support our vendors and see what they have from 9am-1pm, rain or shine!
Details HERE

Swarthmore Farmers Market 
9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
May 14th through Saturday Decemeber 2nd
at 121 Park Avenue in Central Park directly next to Swarthmore Borough Hall
Rain or shine
Details HERE

A Bit of the Arts Holiday Sale
10 AM – 4 PM
at the Twentieth Century Club in Lansdowne
Come do your holiday shopping in style!
Free Admission
Live Music – Food
Pottery – Photography
Paper Arts – Painting
Jewelry – Printmaking
Fibers – And More!
Details HERE

Everything is Mama Storytime 
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
11 AM
Details HERE

Chess Club
1 PM
at Lansdowne Public Library
No matter your age, no matter your skill level, join us for great lessons and games.
Details HERE

Cookies with Santa & Friends at Dutch Wonderland
2 PM – 3 PM (Saturdays: Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9, & 16)
Join Santa and the Dutch Wonderland friends for cookies and milk to celebrate the holiday season! Spend time with Santa, Princess Brooke, the Knight of Safety, Merlin, and Duke the Dragon as you enjoy treats in Merlin’s Buffet before your visit to Dutch Winter Wonderland.
Package includes: Visit with Santa Claus, a voucher for a 5×7 photo with Santa, and delicious treats (cookies, grapes, pretzels, white and chocolate milk, hot chocolate, coffee & tea)!
Price: $9.99 (Ages 3+); ages 2 and under are free
Details HERE

2017 Miracle on S. 13th St. Lighting Block Party!
5 PM – 9 PM
1600 S 13th St in Philadelphia
 The residents of the 1600 Block of South 13th Street have been hard at work stringing lights and hanging garlands for all to enjoy. Saturday’s party will be the official unveiling of their efforts and we invite all to attend. 
There will be games and rides for kids and adults alike, a DJ spinning holiday tunes, a festive Photo Booth, and a variety of food truck vendors serving up delicious eats! The EPX Civic Association volunteers will be on site handing out hot cocoa to warm you up as you stroll the block. If you’re feeling crafty, they will also have a festive cookie decorating station where you can create fun icing designs.
NOTE: Parking in the area will be limited and the street will be closed to vehicle traffic. Use of public transportation is encouraged.
Details HERE

Tree Lighting Event
5:30 PM – 8 PM
at Glen Eagle Square in Glen Mills
Mark your calendar and bring the family for a fun night of face painting, balloon artists, cookies, hot cocoa, caramel corn, sweet treats, arts and crafts, carriage rides, ice carvings, and more! 
Arrive a little early to help us in welcoming Santa to the Square at 6!
Santa photos will be taking place this year in the space between Cameo Waterwear and Benjamin Lovell Shoes. It will be a Santa POP up hosted by Little Nest Portraits. Bring a canned good for the West Chester Food Cupboard and spread a little holiday cheer through the square.
Details HERE

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting with Visit from Santa
6:30 PM – 8 PM
at Lansdowne Landing
Lansdowne’s Small Business Saturday celebration culminates with the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony with the Mayor, residents, Borough officials, and guests at Veterans Mini Park, located at the entrance to the Municipal parking lot at 30 N. Lansdowne Avenue, across from the Lansdowne Theater at 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy a dance performance by Premiere Dance Academy and holiday hit music by Steve E Love Sound as we light the Christmas tree.
Little ones can warm up with complimentary hot chocolate and cider as they await the arrival of Santa atop a Lansdwone fire engine at 7:00 p.m. Bring your own camera to capture the kiddies as they give Santa their wish lists.
In the spirit of the season, guests are encouraged to bring non-perishable food and new unwrapped toys which will be accepted on behalf of Lansdowne Presbyterian Church and Toys for Tots to benefit local families.

Details HERE

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Pancake Breakfast With Santa
8 AM – 10 AM
at Applebees of Ridley  in Folsom PA
Pancake Breakfast With Santa
FREE Visit With Santa!
$8 per person (child and adult)
Children 2 and under are FREE
Buy tickets online in advance
Day of: CASH ONLY – no cards
Bring your cameras for a picture with Santa
Benefits the Fireworks Dance Center Competition Dance Team
Open to EVERYONE!!! Invite family, friends, neighbors. A fun tradition and a great way to get your picture with Santa!
Details HERE

Lego Club with Dustin
1:30 PM – 3 PM
at Marple Public Library
Ideal for children aged between 7-11 years old who love construction and being creative! A new theme will be presented each session. 
LEGO bricks will be supplied.
Registration required.
Details HERE

Santa’s Fun Run, Walk, Block Party and Santa Parade
2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Veterans Square / State Street in Media
A family-friendly, holiday spirit-filled fun run and walk for all ages.
The course is about a mile and a half and you can choose on loop or two. Here’s the map: 
http://www.santaparade.media/services.html
**Please note this event is UNTIMED** The run/walk immediately precedes Media’s 4th Annual Christmas Parade! 
Come dressed in your best, most festive, totally decked out holiday costume! Winners get to ride in a float along the parade route!
The run/walk is FREE to all participants, but your admission ‘fee’ is a donation of canned goods for the Media Food Bank, or an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. Items will be collected at State St. and Veterans Square.
SIGN UP HERE!
https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Media/SantaStateStFunRun
Santa Parade to follow the Run/Walk
Details HERE and 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



Thank you for reading, please share your thoughts:

*

CommentLuv badge