Delaware County PA Area New Years Weekend Events and Family Fun 12/30 – 1/1

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

All Weekend

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

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
Timed tickets for ice skating can be purchased HERE
Details about weekend events and festivities HERE and 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

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

at Media Theatre
Select dates – November 12th – December 31st
Details and ticket info 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
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

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

The Franklin Institute
Details and pricing 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
See my review and more info HERE

Friday December 30, 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.

Discovery Days: Frozen Friday & Early New Year Countdown
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
at Delaware Museum of Natural History
Frozen Friday at Discovery Days: Extreme Habitats, presented by Bank of America. We’re showing the movie Frozen, and will have an appearance by the princesses themselves, Anna and Elsa from 10am to 11am. Enjoy lunch from the Outlandish Food Truck, sing along with Mr. Mike’s Dinorific Poetry, and end the day with an early New Year’s celebration at 3:30 p.m. with music from Garry and the Complainers, a snowball drop and early countdown to 2017 at a time perfect for families.
Member price: $5, Non-members: $9. Free admission for Sustaining Members and children under age 3.
Purchase or renew a DMNH membership during Discovery Days, and save $20 off of the price of your membership. Purchase or renew a Sustaining (or higher) membership during the month of December, save $20 and get into Discovery Days for free!
Details HERE

Macy’s Family Fun Day! Kwanzaa / Nia-Purpose
10 AM – 5 PM
at the African American Museum in Philadelphia
This day of family-friendly activities will include a candle lighting ceremony, Kwanzaa-themed arts and crafts, face painting, all day family friendly game center highlighting games created by African-Americans and traditional West African games. Get a move and shake your collective groove with Camara Arts West African Dance. Bring your singing voice, your poetry, or try a new instrument with Drumming Like A Lady Drum Performance and Community Jam Session. Share the love by supporting the artists in AAMP’s locally curated Kwanzaa marketplace and much more.
All activities and performances are included with museum admission, so grab your friends, family and loved ones and join us for another can’t-miss holiday celebration at AAMP!
Details HERE

Kiddie Krafts
10:30 AM
at Middletown Free Library
All ages, no registration required
Details HERE

New Year’s Eve at Elmwood Park Zoo
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Start your New Years celebrations early with our Zoo Year’s Eve festivities on Friday, December 30 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM! in our Canopy Gardens Hall!
Join us for games, arts and crafts, dancing, live animal program at 11 AM, and of course, a countdown to “midnight” and ball drop! We’ll toast the new year at noon.
Zoo Year’s Eve is free to attend with zoo admission.
Details HERE

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

Countdown to Noon hosted by Lansdowne Library
at the Twentieth Century Club of Lansdowne
11 AM – 12:30 PM
The Lansdowne Library is pleased to announce the return of the Noon Year’s Eve party for our youngest guests!
Join us for crafts, activities, music and more as we do an early celebration for the New Year.
This event will take place at the historic Twentieth Century Club, located at 84 S Lansdowne Ave.
Details HERE

Noon New Year’s Eve at Media-UP Free Library
11 AM – 12:00 PM
Play fun games, make crafts, listen to music, and countdown to noon! Please register at EventbriteAges 2 and up.
Details HERE

Winter Movies
11 AM – 1 PM
at Haverford Twp. Free Library
This program is FREE and open to children of all ages.  No registration is required.
Details HERE 

Friday Flicks at Lansdowne Library – Sully
12 PM
Details HERE

Popcorn & Games
2 PM – 4 PM
at Middletown Free Library
Come to the library to enjoy some fresh popcorn & games of all kinds. Board games, video games, tabletop games, card games, and puzzles. We have something for everybody to have a great time!
Details HERE

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

Franklin Square Fridays: Final Friday of 2016!
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
6th & Race Streets, Philadelphia
Create free New Year’s Eve crafts and look forward to the final night of the Franklin Square Holiday Festival. FREE.
Details HERE

Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia
8 PM
Save up to 50% on tickets HERE

Saturday December 31, 2016

Comprehensive Local Round Up of  Delaware County and Greater Philadelphia Area Family Friendly New Years Eve Events and Countdowns HERE

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

Sunday January 1, 2016

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

Philadelphia Mummer’s Parade Philadelphia, PA
Times, parade route info, line of march and more HERE

Kimmel Center New Year’s Day Celebration Philadelphia PA
FREE! 10 AM – 5 PM
Details 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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