Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Holiday Family Fun 11/27 – 11/29


All Weekend

Photos with Santa at Springfield Mall
Details HERE

Holiday Photos with Santa at King of Prussia Mall
Details HERE

Cherry Hill Mall – DreamWorks Dream Place Santa Experience
2000 Route 38, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Reservations required
Details, pricing and info HERE
Check out our review from last year HERE

Photos with Santa at Christiana Mall
Details HERE

Photos with Santa at Concord Mall (starting Nov 14th)
Details HERE

Photos with Santa Deptford Mall
Details HERE

Photos with Santa Plymouth Meeting Mall
Details HERE

StARR (St Alban’s Railroad) Model Railroad Open House
Nov 28th – 29th
1 PM – 4 PM
at St Alban’s Episcopal Church, 3625 Chapel Rd, Newtown Square
No admission charged but donations appreciated
Perfect for vistors of all ages
Details HERE

Santa’s Express
at West Chester Railroad
November 27, 28, 29
Dec 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20
11AM, 1PM, 3PM
Additional 5PM departures on 12, 13, 19, 20
Details, tickets and more info HERE

Santa’s Paradise Express
at Strasburg Railroad
Nov 27 – 29, Dec 5-6, Dec 12-13, Dec 19-20
Details, ticket info and more HERE

Night Before Christmas Train
at Strasburg Railroad
Nov 27, Dec 4, 11, 18
Details Tickets and more info HERE

North Pole Express
at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
Nov 21 – Dec 31
Details, schedules, prices and more info HERE

A Longwood Christmas
at Longwood Gardens
November 26, 2015–January 10, 2016
Details, times, ticket info and more HERE

A Brandywine Christmas
November 27, 2015 to January 3, 2016
Details, events, ticket info and more HERE

Yuletide at Winterthur Museum
November 21, 2015–January 3, 2016
Details, ticket info and more HERE

Arasapha Holiday Hayride
Select days November 27th – Dec 27th
Details, calendar, ticket info and more HERE

Opening Weekend at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
November 27 – November 29
11 AM – 11 PM
Enjoy three days of fun and entertainment at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest, with a STAR WARS THEMED OPENING DAY. All of the activities are FREE and open to the public. Ice skating admission and rentals are extra. Please note that all take-home activities are first come first served.
Check out a full list of fun activities all weekend long HERE

Macy’s Christmas Light Show and Macy’s Dickens Christmas Village
November 27, 2015 – December 31, 2015 (Closed Christmas Day)
Details, showtimes and more info HERE

The Comcast Holiday Spectacular
at the Comcast Center
1701 John F Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia
Details, showtimes and more info HERE

Rothman Ice Skating Rink
at Dilworth Park in Philadelphia
November 13, 2015 – February 28, 2016
Details, pricing and parking info HERE

Christmas Village in LOVE Park in Philadelphia
Now through Dec 27th
Details, times, events and more info HERE

Franklin Square Holiday Festival/Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show
November 12 – December 31, 4:00 – 8:00 pm
More than 50,000 lights will shimmer, dance, and illuminate the Square in alternating shows every 30 minutes (4:30 – 8 pm)
Details HERE

Morris Arboretum Holiday Garden Railway
Nov 27th – Jan 3rd (Closed December 24, 25, and January 1)
Details HERE

Choo Choo Barn Holiday Display
Nov 27th –  through December 31 (closed 12/25). Open January 2-3, 9-10, and 15-18.
Details and ticket info HERE

HersheyPark Christmas Candyland
Select Days/times Nov 13th – Dec 31st
Details HERE

Sesame Place – A Very Furry Christmas
Select Days/ times Nov 21st – Dec 31st
Details HERE

Holiday in the Park at Great Adventure
Select Days/times November 21 -January 3, 2016
Details and ticket info HERE

Dutch Wonderland Winter Wonderland
Select Weekends and Weekdays through Dec 30th
Check calendar HERE for dates, times and ticket info

Storybook Land Christmas Fantasy with Lights
Select Weekends and Weekdays through Dec 30th
Check calendar HERE for dates, times and ticket info

Shady Brook Farm Holiday Light Show and other Holiday Happenings
Details HERE

Christkindlmarkt – Bethlehem, PA
Details, times, ticket info and more HERE

Holidays at Hagley Museum
Friday, November 28, 2014 to Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Details, ticket info and more HERE

Jack Frost
at Media Theater
Nov 21st – Jan 3rd
Details, tickets, times and more info HERE

A Christmas Carol, The Musical
at Walnut Street Theater
Nov 10th – Jan 10th
Details, tickets and more info HERE

Matilda the Musical
at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia
Tuesday, November 17 – Sunday, November 29
Details, tickets, times and more info HERE and HERE

Linvilla Orchards
Details HERE

The Franklin Institute
Details and pricing HERE

Academy of Natural Sciences
Details HERE

Garden State Discovery Museum
Details HERE

Adventure Aquarium
Details HERE

Delaware Children’s Museum
Details HERE

Brandywine Zoo
Details HERE

Details HERE
Review 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
See my review and more info HERE

Friday November 27, 2015

Rothman Rink Santa Express
10 AM – 2 PM
Board specially decorated SEPTA trains filled with entertainment for a fun-filled holiday ride to Dilworth Park. Visit for train times and locations. A festive parade will welcome Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and the elves to the Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park. Then, plan to stay and skate with our ice-skating Santa.
Details HERE

Super Hero Party at Marple Sports Arena
11 AM – 1 PM
Come to Marple Sports Arena and party with some super heroes! This event will be fun for the whole family! $12 admission for skating*, Marple Mountain, Moon Bounces, Fun with the characters and so much more! Both boy and girl heroes represented!!
Details HERE

Eyes of the Wild
1:30 PM
For all ages & NO registration required. Meet & learn about exotic LIVE animals in this fun, interactive program. Back by popular demand!
Details HERE

Santa’s Arrival & Festival of Lights at the Delaware County Courthouse in Media PA
5 PM
Warm up with live entertainment from Makin’ Music from 5-6 PM and a special guest before Santa’s grand entrance at 6pm on a Media Fire Company fire truck
Details HERE

Kennett Square Holiday Lights Parade
6:15 PM
State Street closes at 5pm between Lafayette and Broad. The parade runs east Center to Broad. Activities on the street start around 5:45, a few performances shortly after 6, with the parade beginning at 6:15, ending around 7 with Santa lighting the tree. Children can visit with Santa after the parade near the tree.
Details HERE

Saturday November 28, 2015

Small Business Saturday – Support our small businesses by shopping local this Saturday and all year long!

50% Off Everything at Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County
Details HERE

Black Saturday Shopping Extravaganza & Harvest Tasting Event
10 AM – 4 PM
a Yeadon Library
Join The friends of the Yeadon Public Library for Black Saturday Shopping Extravaganza and Harvest Tasting Event!! The Harvest Tasting Event will feature the sale of delectable food samples from “The Taste of Yeadon Cookbook” and from the kitchens of other great Yeadon Cooks! So don’t miss the opportunity to shop and taste some of the best food Yeadon has to offer!
Details HERE

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

Santa’s Arrival and Tree Lighting at Suburban Square in Ardmore
10:30 AM – 1 PM
Santa’s parade will start at Trader Joe’s and make it’s way down to the courtyard.  Santa will light the Christmas Tree and be available for photographs with the kids.  Music, face painting, balloon sculpting, entertainment and more!
Details HERE

Chess Club
1 PM
at Lansdowne Library
Come to play, practice, and learn the ultimate strategy game with tutors and peers.
Details HERE

Roni Wear Designer Holiday Collection Fashion Show
2 PM – 4 PM
at Yeadon Library
Join Roni Wear Holiday Collection as we rip the runway in an exclusive Fashion Show here at Yeadon Public Library!
Details HERE

Santa’s Arrival and Tree Lighting at Glen Eagle Square in Glen Mills
Beginning at 5:30 PM, Santa arrives at 6 PM
Details HERE

Sunday November 29, 2015

Christmas Tree Train
at West Chester Railroad
Nove 29th, Dec 6th and Dec 13th
8 AM – 10 AM
Details, ticket info and more HERE

Santa’s Parade and Fun Run/Walk – State St. Media PA
Run Walk Begins at 4 PM
Santa Parade Starts at 5 PM
Details, registration info for Run/Walk, Parade route and more 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

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