Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Holiday Family Fun 12/22 – 12/24

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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

Rose Tree Park Festival of Lights
Nightly 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Details HERE

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
through March 4, 2018
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

Christmas Village in Philadelphia
through December 24, 2017
LOVE Park 1500 Arch St in Philadelphia
Christmas Village will feature over 80 vendors selling authentic European food, ornaments and arts & crafts from all over the world!
Details 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

Christmas Underwater at Adventure Aquarium
December 2nd – 30th
See the World’s Tallest Underwater Christmas Tree, “Dry-Side” Santa Claus appearances, Snow Shower Dance Party and more!
Details, ticket info and schedules 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 December 22, 2017

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

Franklin Square Fridays – Sculpting in The Square
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Watch live ice carving and enjoy ice sculptures to celebrate the holiday season! 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, December 23, 2017

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

Santa Visits the Reading Terminal Market
10 AM – 2 PM
12th & Arch Sts, Philadelphia
Santa Claus is coming to town – and he’s making a special stop at Reading Terminal Market. 
Join us for a jolly good time from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. where you’re welcome to snap a photo or take a selfie with Santa!
Details HERE

Disney on Ice – Dare to Dream
at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia
December 23rd – January 2nd
Details, showtimes and ticket info HERE

Jack Frost Saves Christmas
at Media Theater
11 AM Saturdays and 12 PM Sundays
through Dec 31st
Details and Ticket info HERE

Santa’s Magic Key Storytime 
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall
11 AM
Details HERE

Storytime at The Lodge
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
at Blue Cross RiverRink
New this year is a storytime series taking place every Saturday starting December 2. The series features local Philly authors, performers, personalities, and more reading both classic and new books chosen by theFree Library of Philadelphia. Light snacks and hot chocolate will be provided for the kids.
Details HERE

Santa Saturdays at Franklin Square
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Experience the magic of the holidays and celebrate traditions new and old at the Franklin Square Holiday Festival. The free Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show presented by PECO is the key to holiday fun in Franklin Square. Marvel at more than 50,000 lights as they shimmer, dance, and illuminate the Square to a soundtrack of holiday classics, some of which are performed by The Philly POPS in two alternating shows every 30 minutes from 4:30 pm to 9 pm on Saturdays.
On Santa Saturdays through December 23, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, visit Santa at his holiday bench, give him your list, and take an elfie-selfie! FREE.
On Saturdays from 4 pm to 5 pm, with advance ticket purchase ($15), you can also enjoy Milk & Cookies with Santa as he tells some of his favorite stories in the indoor, heated Pavilion. Reserve tickets for Milk & Cookies, here: http://68124.blackbaudhosting.com/68124/tickets?tab=3&txobjid=613c4f8e-4409-41fd-ac6a-ff89ae456fd1
Details HERE

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Santa Claus is Coming To Town!!

Disney on Ice – Dare to Dream
at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia
December 23rd – January 2nd
Details, showtimes and ticket info HERE

Jack Frost Saves Christmas
at Media Theater
11 AM Saturdays and 12 PM Sundays
through Dec 31st
Details and Ticket 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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