Delaware County Area Weekend Events, Festivities and Holiday Family Fun 12/6 – 12/8

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All Weekend

Santa at Granite Run Mall
Details and Times HERE

Santa at Springfield Mall
Details & Times HERE

Santa’s Paradise Express at Strasburg Railroad
Nov 30nd – Dec 1st,
Dec 7th & 8th
Dec 14th & 15th
Dec 21st & 22nd
Details, tickets & pricing HERE

Sesame Place – A Very Furry Christmas
Details and pricing HERE

Longwood Gardens
Details HERE

Linvilla Orchards
Details HERE

Brandywine River Museum A Brandywine Christmas Railroad
Now thru Jan 5, 2013
Details pricing & times HERE

Morris Arboretum Garden Railway
Now thru Dec 31st
Details, Times & Pricing HERE

Arasapha Farms Holiday Hayrides
Glen Mills, PA
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM, weather permitting
Details, dates, times and pricing HERE

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

Delaware Children’s Museum
The Wizard of OZ Exhibit
now through January 26th
Details & pricing HERE

Blue Cross River Rink
Details, prices and times HERE

Zoo Noel at the Philadelphia Zoo
Details, dates, tickets, prices and times HERE

Adventure Aquarium Christmas Celebration
Nov 29th thru Jan 1st
Details & pricing HERE

Macy’s Christmas Light Show & Dickens Village
at Macy’s Center City
Now thru Dec 31st
Details & times HERE

Reading Terminal Holiday Railroad
Now thru Dec 31st
Details & times HERE

The Comcast Holiday Light Spectacular
Now thru Jan 1, 2013
Details & Times HERE

Electrical Spectacle: A Holiday Light Show at Franklin Square
4:30 to 8 pm, November 14 – December 31
Details HERE

Choo Choo Barn Christmas Display
Nov 29th – Jan 5th
Details, times and pricing HERE

Hershey Park Christmas Candylane
Now thru Dec 31st
Days and hours vary
Details, dates, pricing and times HERE

Dutch Wonderland Winter Wonderland
Days and Hours vary
Details, dates, prices and times HERE

A roclicking pirate adventures with costumes and music presented by the Hedgrow Theater! – See more at:

Friday, December 6, 2013

Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol at Media Theater
 9:45 AM
Details, tickets & pricing HERE

Fun Friday Craft
1 PM – 2 PM
at Ridley Township Library
Details and registration info HERE

Stories with Miss Marie
1 PM – 2 PM
at Media – UP Library
Come listen to Miss Marie read stories & do a craft
ages 2 – 6
No Registration required
Details HERE

Creative Living Room – First Friday~Holiday SingALong & Story Time with Judy Schacher
6 PM – 7 PM
Free and open to the public. Geared for ages 2 – 7
Details HERE

Christmas Tree Lighting/Holiday Fun Festival
at Aston Library
6 PM – 8 PM
Come out and celebrate the holidays with the Aston community! Featuring Santa, the Christmas Tree lighting, Mr. Malcolm and activities for the kids! Santa is scheduled for a 6:30PM arrival. Mr. Malcolm’s program will share many holiday stories. His all-ages program will begin at 7PM.
Details HERE

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Bank of America and Merill Lynch Card Holders – FREE Museum Admission
Saturday and Sunday
Get free admission to over 100 participating  Museums, Zoos, Science Centers, and Botanical Gardens across the US! Head HERE for all of the details and to find a participating museum near you!

Indoor Flea Market at the Briarcliff Athletic Association
110 N. Bartram Ave Glenolden ( right behind the Walgreens near the Forman mills & Pathmark on MacDade Blvd. )
7:30 AM- 1 PM
Details HERE

Home Depot Kids Workshop – Tic-Tac-Toe Game
9 AM – 12 PM
For kids ages 5-12
FREE Registration and details HERE

Breakfast with Santa and Holiday Vendor Fair at Tinicum School
9 AM – 1 PM
91 Seneca St, Essington
Cost for the breakfast is $7 per person and includes a photo with Santa.  Additional photos $3
Admission to the vendor fair is free

Prospect Park Library Kids’ Holiday Open House
9 AM – 2 PM
Make a variety of FREE seasonal crafts and enjoy some yummy snacks!
All ages are welcome but parents are asked to assist children ages 5 & under.
Details HERE

Prospect Park United Methodist Church Christmas Bazaar
9 AM – 2 PM
8th & Lincoln Ave., Prospect Park

Glenolden School Holiday Bazaar
9 AM – 2 PM
MacDade Blvd & Knowles Ave, Glenolden
Over 20 vendors including Origami Owl, Tastefully Simple, Thirty One, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Pink Zebra, Scentsy, Crochet Scarves & Crafts, unique jewelry, gift cards and more
There will also be horse drawn sleigh rides in the school yard

Garnet Valley Middle School Craft Fair
9 AM – 3 PM
featuring 100 vendors with crafts, jewelry, soaps ornaments and more.
Admission is free
Details HERE

Michaels Craft Store – Melted Snowman Ornament
10 AM – 12 PM
$2 per person
Details HERE

Family pictures with Santa (Including the family dog!)
at Swarthmore Community Center, 715 Harvard Avenue, Swarthmore
10 AM – 12 PM
Bring your camera!
They will also be accepting towels/blankets/sheets for donation to the SPCA.
Details HERE

Tyler Arboretum’s Winter Wonderland Celebration & Country Gardeners Greens Sale
10 AM – 1 PM
Hayrides, crafts for kids, Reindeer Scavenger Hunt, treats around a campfire, tours, Family photo opp and more
Rain or Shine
Pre-registration required; limited capacity for photos and hayrides
Details, reservation info & pricing HERE

Primos Library Branch Holiday Storytime
10:30 AM
After the storytime, attendees will walk over to the courthouse for a chance to decorate the courthouse tree and to have a visit with Santa. Enjoy this community holiday event, sponsored jointly by the Upper Darby Primos Branch Library, District Court and the Westbrook Park Primos/Secane Fire Department.
Details HERE

Radnor Library Holiday Open House
11 AM – 1 PM
Right after Santa’s Parade on Saturday, December 7, the Radnor Memorial Library is hosting a holiday open house to celebrate the season. Bring the whole family to the Winsor Room anytime between 11:00am and 1:00pm for pizza, cookie-decorating, crafts, and a giant gingerbread house
Details and registration info HERE

Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol at Media Theater
11 AM
Details, tickets & pricing HERE

Christmas on the Farm at Colonial Plantation
11AM – 4 PM (last entry at 3 PM)
Details, pricing and info HERE

Players Club of Swarthmore – The Velveteen Rabbit
11 AM & 3 PM
Details, tickets & pricing HERE

Santa Saturday at H. K. Furness Free Library
12 PM
Classic holiday tales, merry music, light refreshments and a visit from Santa.
Details & Registration info HERE

Hedgerow Theater – A Christmas Carol
4 PM & 7:30 PM
Details, tickets & pricing HERE

Lansdowne Business & Professional Association Tree Lighting and a Visit from Santa Claus
6:30 PM
at Veterans Mini Park, located at the entrance to the Municipal parking lot at 30 N. Lansdowne Avenue, across from the Lansdowne Theater.
Free hot chocolate and apple cider and performances by the Penn Wood High School Band and Concert Choir. At 7, Santa will arrive on a Lansdowne fire truck
Details HERE

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Bank of America and Merill Lynch Card Holders – FREE Museum Admission
Saturday and Sunday
Get free admission to over 100 participating  Museums, Zoos, Science Centers, and Botanical Gardens across the US! Head HERE for all of the details and to find a participating museum near you!

Narberth Business Association Dickens Festival
12 PM – 4 PM
Details HERE

Historic Grange Estate Holiday Tours
The dates for the holiday tours are: November 30,
December 1, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 and January 4, 5, 11, 12
1 PM – 4 PM
Details & pricing HERE

Hedgerow Theater – A Christmas Carol
2 PM
Details, tickets & pricing HERE

Live Nativity at St James Regional
3 PM – 5 PM
at St James Regional Catholic School Tome St, Ridley Park
They will also be collecting donations of food and toys for families in the parish in need

Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol at Media Theater
7 PM
Details, tickets & pricing HERE

Winter Wonderland @ Rachel Kohl Library
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
CRAFTS — SNACKS — BALLOON ANIMALS — FACE PAINTING — DANCE PERFORMANCE FROM DARLINGTON ARTS — TREE LIGHTING! Bring a new, unwrapped present to donate and you’ll be entered to be our MASTER OF CEREMONIES and light the tree! This program is free and open to all ages. No registration is required.
Details HERE

Neumann College Live Nativity
6:15 PM
inside the Mirenda Center on Convent Road, Aston
Details HERE

Santa Arrives in Glenolden
at Glenolden Park
Event starts at 6:45 PM with caroling
Santa is scheduled to arrive at 7 PM via fire truck and will visit with the children at Glenolden Library

***Looking for great places in the Delaware County and surrounding areas to check out awesome Christmas light displays with your family? Big thanks to my friend Jess over at Delaware County Moms for sharing this awesome interactive map of local light displays – you can add displays that are not mentioned on it as well! Go HERE for map.


  1. So many fun things to do! I’m really looking forward to Longwood and Disney on Ice
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