Delaware County PA and Surrounding Area Weekend Events and Holiday Family Fun 11/30 – 12/2

 

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Matilda The Musical
November 6th – January 6th
at Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia
Details and ticket info HERE and HERE

The Wizard Of Oz
Nov. 14 – Jan. 13
at The Media Theatre
Details and ticket info HERE

Annie The Musical! – A Professional Production
November 9th – December 1st
at Limelight Performing Arts Center 319 Westtown Rd, Ste W, West Chester, PA
Details and Ticket info HERE

A Christmas Story
Nov 23rd – Dec 8th
at Players Club of Swarthmore 614 Fairview Rd, Swarthmore PA
Thursday performances are at 7:30 PM
Friday & Saturday performances are at 8:00 PM (additional shows on 1st & 8th at 2:00 PM)
Sunday matinees are at 2:00 PM
Details and ticket info HERE

Little Shop of Horrors
at Haverford High School Theater 200 Mill Rd, Havertown, PA
November 30th – Dec 1st
Details and ticket info HERE

UniverSoul Circus
4800 Parkside Ave, Philadelphia PA
November 8th – December 2nd
Details and ticket info HERE

Cherry Street Pier
121 N Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia PA
Experience Delaware River Waterfront’s unique take on public space with the opening of Cherry Street Pier
Details HERE and HERE

Santa’s Steam Spectacular at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
November 10th – December 31st
Details and ticket info HERE

Santa at Springfield Mall
November 11th – December 24th
Family Pet Photos
Every Monday From November 12th – December 17th
Details and reservation info HERE

Santa at King of Prussia Mall
Nov 9th – Dec 24th
Details HERE

Santa at Plymouth Meeting Mall
Now – December 24th
Family Pet Photos
Every Monday From November 12th – December 17th
Details and reservation info HERE

Santa at Christiana Mall
Now through December 24th
Details, special event nights and reservation info HERE

Santa at Concord Mall
November 17th – December 24th
Details HERE

Photos and Visits with Santa at his Headquarters presented by HGTV at Deptford Mall
Now through December 24th
This year, Santa HQ’s new Elf Academy Clubhouse invites guests to come and stand in front of the Magic Mirror to be transformed into Santa’s Elf (with a little help from augmented reality), plus create your very own customized Elf-ID card using the new Elf-ID app and a selfie! And don’t forget to try Elf-Ray Vision and the Naughty or Nice Meter too.
Reservations available, but not required!
Details HERE

Santa at Cherry Hill Mall
Now – December 24th
Family Pet Photos
Every Monday From November 12th – December 17th
Details and reservation info HERE

Santa’s Express at West Chester Railroad
Nov 17, 18, 23, 24, 25
Dec 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23
11AM, 1PM, 3PM
Additional 5PM departures: Dec 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23
All aboard Santa’s Express! Join Santa for a 90 minute journey on our heated decorated train through the Chester Creek Valley. Santa will be greeting everyone at Market Street Station and then going along for the ride to Glen Mills. Once at Glen Mills passengers can disembark and explore the historic station. There are plenty of photo opportunities on Santa’s lap inside the station!
Details and ticket info HERE

Christmas at the Choo Choo Barn
November 15th – December 31st
The Choo Choo Barn transforms Traintown USA® to bring the magic of Christmas to its gigantic model train display.
Starting November 15, search for 57 hidden Santas (one for each year we have been open) and watch as Santa’s sleigh flies above the 1,700 square foot model train extravaganza, which includes 150 hand-built animations and 22 moving trains. Enjoy the holiday decorations throughout the display including holiday lights and the snow-covered landscape. Plus, take a close look at the zoo animals in Traintown to see how they’re getting into the holiday spirit.
More details and ticket info HERE

Santa’s Steam Spectacular at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
Nov 17th – Dec 31st
32 W Bridge St, New Hope, PA
The New Hope and Ivyland Railroad cordially invites you, your family and friends to a very special and unique holiday event.
Welcome the return of the historic #40 steam engine by joining Santa and Mrs. Claus for a ride upon their magical Steam Train adventure through the historic Bucks County countryside. This Santa Steam Spectacular departs New Hope Station for a round trip to the North Pole.
The journey begins when the Conductor calls “All Aboard!” Whether you’re a new guest or returning for a family tradition, you will experience the sounds and tastes of the holiday season. Sing along with our roaming musicians as they play Christmas carols and you sip warm cocoa and enjoy a freshly baked cookie.
Share your special wishes with Santa as he and Mrs. Claus visit with the children. Each child will receive their own sleigh bell gift from Santa himself. Children and adults alike are encouraged to indulge in the spirit of the season by wearing pajamas and settling in for a relaxing ride with family and friends aboard our festive railway cars adorned with holiday decorations.
Details, times and pricing HERE

Sesame Place – A Very Furry Christmas
November 17th – January 1st
Details and ticket info HERE

StoryBook Land – Christmas Fantasy with Lights!
6415 Black Horse Pike (Routes 40 / 322) Egg Harbor Township, NJ
November 17 – December 30
Come and experience holiday magic right before your eyes! Be here by 5:00PM when Santa Claus appears in his chimney, waves his magic wand, and lights the park with over one million lights for the holiday season! Santa is in his home and lights the park until December 23.
Details and ticket info HERE

Hershey Park Christmas Candyland
Select Dates November 16th – January 1st
Join for more than 4 million lights, your favorite rides and coasters, a visit with Santa, and so much more!
Details, ticket info and more HERE

Dutch Winter Wonderland
Select Dates November 17th – December 30th
Celebrate the magic of the season at Dutch Winter Wonderland with rides, entertainment, and thousands of twinkling lights!
Details HERE

Arasapha Holiday Hayride
Now through December 23rd
1835 Middletown Rd. Glen Mills, PA
“This heartwarming attraction includes a delightful ride on one of our sound equipped hay wagons, through the rolling hills of Arasapha Farm, which has been transformed into a winter wonderland filled with huge light displays, decorated trees and buildings, bridges and brooks. The hayride last about 20 minutes and is choreographed with all the favorite songs of the season. After the hay ride, relax by our bonfires or warm up with a cup of cocoa. This all new holiday hayride is perfect for all ages. Have your picture taken with Santa, and get an up close look at our famous live nativity scene that features real animals and the latest addition to our farm; Polo the Camel! Choose from hundreds of beautiful, fresh cut Christmas Trees that include Douglas Fir, Norway Spruce, and the ever favorite Fraser Fir. Deliveries available. We also have Wreaths and trimmings.”
Details and pricing HERE

Rose Tree Park 2018 Festival of Lights
5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
(Festival kicks off 7 PM on Nov 30th)
December 1st through January 1st
at Rose Tree Park in Media
Delaware County’s Festival of Lights has been a treasured tradition for more than four decades. The tradition began in 1976 as part of festivities planned to celebrate the nation’s Bicentennial. The Festival has grown from 50 lighted trees (one for each municipality and one large one to represent the County) to 75 decorated trees strung with 100,000 holiday lights, and dozens of hand-painted wooden figures, including toy soldiers, a snowman family and a replica of the Delaware County Courthouse. 
Admission and parking are free
Details HERE

Christmas Village in Philadelphia
Nov 17th – Dec 24th
at LOVE Park, 1500 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
An authentic open-air German Christmas market with holiday sights and sounds featuring thousands of twinkling lights, festive Christmas decorations, live music at the main stage, children’s activities, European foods and drinks and photos with Santa presented by ACME.
Details HERE

Franklin Square Holiday Festival
November 15th – December 31st
at Franklin Square, 6th & Race Sts in Philadelphia
“It’s sparkle time at Franklin Square for the 2018 Franklin Square Holiday Festival presented by CHASE, including a winter beer garden with fire pits for warmth and charm and Ben’s Sweets & Treats where guests can create and taste a variety of treats such as s’mores and gourmet hot chocolate stations inside the heated tent with views of the Square. From November 15 – December 31, dazzle in the lights of the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show presented by PECO.
In addition to the Parx Liberty Carousel and Philly Mini Golf, additional holiday entertainment includes #FranklinSquareFridays, Santa Saturdays, Seasonal Sounds on Sundays, Lightning Bolt Holiday Express train rides around the Square, and the traditional family-friendly Kid’s New Year’s Eve Countdown and Dance Party. Celebrate many holiday traditions with Santa, the Grinch, Hanukkah, Kwanza, pets in winter festive gear, and even the princesses from Frozen. Kids are invited to bring their letters to Santa for the special Santa Mailbox, or deliver them in person to him on Santa Saturdays. The Franklin Square Holiday Festival presented by CHASE was named one of America’s Top 10 Holiday Festivals by Fox News in 2016.
Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show presented by PECO
Sparked by Benjamin Franklin’s electrifying genius, the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show presented by PECO is the key to holiday fun in Franklin Square. Electrical Spectacle is a free light show that illuminates the Square nightly from November 15 – December 31. Marvel at more than 75,000 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 beginning at 4:30 pm daily. Every evening, one lucky audience member will be selected to kick off the evening’s festivities as the Igniter for the 4:30 pm show.”
Details, attractions and special events HERE

The Miracle on South 13th Street Holiday Light Display
1600 S 13th St Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Located on South 13th Street between Tasker and Morris streets, each neighbor uses their own resources and decorations to adorn their home to reflect their personal style. The lights can be enjoyed by foot (where you can get a close up look at many neighbors’ window displays) or by driving through (please NO stopping or honking). Street Parking is extremely limited so use of public transportation is strongly encouraged (we are 2 blocks from the Tasker/Morris subway stop).
Lights are on beginning the Saturday after Thanksgiving through New Years Day from 5pm-12am. Santa and his gang occasionally visit the block–check our Facebook page for dates and times. While folks of all ages are encouraged to come and visit us, we ask that you please remember to be respectful of those that live here year round and avoid littering or any loud and unruly behavior.
Details HERE

Longwood Christmas
Now through January 6th
Experience the Joys of the Season
Organ sing-alongs, strolling carolers, and performances fill our Gardens with festive cheer.
Delight in our holiday horticulture showcasing more than 6,000 seasonal plants. Outside, the sounds of oohs and aahs fill the air as illuminated stars twinkle above, colorful fountains dance to holiday music, and a half-million lights brighten the night
Details HERE

Holiday Garden Rail at Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
Nov 23rd – Dec 31st (Arboretum is closed December 24 and 25).
Make a stop at the Holiday Garden Railway Display a tradition for your family! The buildings and trains are all meticulously decorated for the holidays with lights that twinkle along the tracks and around the surrounding landscape. The railway will be open daily through December 31 (Arboretum is closed December 24 and 25)
Details HERE

Christmas in Peddler’s Village
Gingerbread Competition and Display – November 16th – January 5th
Photos with Santa, Shopping, Eateries and more
Details HERE

Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem
Weekends November 16th – December 23rd
101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA
• November 16-18
• November 23-25
• November 29-December 2
• December 6-9
• December 13-16
• December 20-23
Thursday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Details and ticket info HERE

Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm
Nov 17th – Jan 6th
931 Stoney Hill Rd, Yardley PA
Details and ticket info HERE

Yuletide at Winterthur
November 17th – January 6th
“Yuletide at Winterthur embraces the warmth and festivity of the season with a magnificent holiday tour of Henry Francis du Pont’s mansion as well as breathtaking trees, dazzling room displays, a magical dollhouse, and the opportunity to shop, dine, and create new memories.”
Details and ticket info HERE

DiDonato’s Magical Holiday Express
Dates: November 10th – 11th, 16th – 18th, 23th – 25th, 30th December 1st – 2nd and 7 – 23rd
Hours: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
DiDonato Family Fun Center 1151 S White Horse Pike, Hammonton NJ
Delight in the newest holiday tradition in South Jersey! Perfect for Kids age 1-92, DiDonato’s Magical Holiday Express was featured in the 9 Most Dazzling Light Displays in New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly and the 7 Most Festive Light Displays by Fun New Jersey.
Your admission includes:
Train ride through millions of Christmas lights
Meet and Greet with Santa and his elves in his Workshop with Free photo op
Present from Santa
Picture opportunity with everyone’s favorite Strike the Snowman and Holiday movie in his snow globe
Cookie treat to enjoy
Walkthrough Holiday Village and visit the Snack and Toy Cottage by Toy Market
One Free round on indoor, 3D glow-in-the-dark mini-golf with every ticket purchased (depending on availability or for a return visit)
One Free Game of Bowling and One shoe rental with every ticket purchased (depending on lane availability or for a return visit)
Details and ticket info 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

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Details 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

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

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

Diggerland
Details HERE

Sahara Sams Indoor & Outdoor Water Park
Details HERE

Friday November 30, 2018

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

Cornelia’s Corner: Storytime & Activity Event
10 AM – 11 AM
at Holy Child Academy, Drexel Hill 475 Shadeland Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA
Bring your young children, ages 18 months-4, to Cornelia’s Corner on Friday, 11/30, 10-11 a.m. We’ll be reading “The Littlest Elf” by Brandi Dougherty, and then children will make Christmas light fingerprint ornaments and enjoy other fun activities. Register for this FREE event
Details and registration info HERE

Board Games 
3 PM
Upper Darby Municipal Branch
Open to kids in grades 1-12.
Details HERE

After School Board Games
3 PM – 5 PM
at Middletown Free Library
Details HERE

BYOB & Pizza Night at Lulu’s Casita
4 PM – 7:30 PM
at 6 Cricket Avenue, Ardmore, PA
Lulu’s is open until 7:30pm for more fun, BYOB and pizza starting at 4pm. You can now place your pizza order ahead of time, give us a call, let them know what you want and they will have your pizza waiting for you! Regular admission
Details HERE

Game Day
5 PM – 6 PM
at Yeadon Library
Details HERE

Cricket Cringle
5 PM – 9 PM
Cricket Ave, Ardmore PA
Join the Downtown Ardmore business community as we welcome over 40 unique merchants and food purveyors to Cricket Avenue in Downtown Ardmore for the 5th annual Cricket Cringle, November 30 – December 1, 2018. Reminiscent of holiday villages found throughout Europe, this unique holiday shopping experience will feature an open-air marketplace, local restaurant favorites, food trucks, live music and performances, activities for kids, complimentary shopping totes, and more!
Cricket Cringle will be open Friday, November 30th from 5pm-9pm and Saturday, December 1st from 10am-4pm. The market will feature curated merchants, food trucks and vendors in the holiday marketplace selling specialty merchandise at all price points. Vendors will carry local or handcrafted items including jewelry, housewares, clothing, greens, wreaths, and gifts for all ages. Food trucks and food vendors will feature seasonal food and drink menus, including holiday cocktails, craft beer, hot chocolate, and more. The whole family will enjoy a visit from Santa, activities for the kids, and MORE!
Cricket Cringle is FREE, open to the public and will be held rain or shine. Food and merchandise will be available for sale. Parking is free after 6pm on Friday, November 30th and all day Saturday, December 1st at meters and lots in downtown Ardmore. Ardmore is easily reached via Septa Regional Rail as well.
Details HERE

2018 QVC West Chester Christmas Parade & Jingle Elf Run & Walk
5 PM – 9:30 PM
Jingle Elf Run 6:30pm | Parade 7:15pm | Holiday Village 5-9pm
This annual West Chester tradition, hosted by the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce, will kick off Friday, November 30, 2018 at 5:00pm (parade starts at 7:15pm). The parade promises to provide a seasonal mix of traditional elements with a modern twist—local schools, businesses, volunteer fire companies, and other service organizations will join the many marching bands, floats, and antique vehicles that have cemented themselves as mainstays in the QVC West Chester Christmas Parade experience.
Also returning this year as Master of Ceremonies is 6abc’s own Adam Joseph, along with QVC hosts. Our hosts will be introducing speakers, entertainers, and other volunteers all night, so be sure to come early to get a good spot! But that’s not all! Before the parade, many local businesses and organizations throughout downtown West Chester will be hosting Holiday Open Houses featuring seasonal refreshments and entertainment in preparation for the parade, plus the 10th Annual Jingle Elf Run & Walk. The 2-mile race (or 1-mile walk) kicks off at 6:30pm (before the parade)
Details HERE

Christmas in Wayne Sponsored by Wayne Business Association
5:30 PM – 8 PM
Horse-drawn carriage rides along South Wayne & Runnymede Avenues. Face painting & ornament decorating at the Radnor Fire House. Hot Chocolate to warm you at Wayne Church. Festive caroling by the Valley Forge Military Academy Chorale, a joyful cheer by the Radnor High School Cheerleaders, the magical evening culminates with an exhilarating countdown of the lighting of the Christmas Tree at the Wayne Train Station and Santa’s Arrival on a Radnor fire truck. The countdown to the tree lighting will be led by 6ABC Action News Reporter Vernon Odom. Many merchants in Wayne will have extended shopping hours until 8 pm on Friday evening and the restaurants will be abuzz with locals and visitors enjoying the festivities.
FREE EVENT!
Details HERE

Holiday Tree Lighting Powered by PECO
6 PM – 9 PM
at Blue Cross RiverRink 101 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
PERFORMANCES
6PM to 8PM
HEADLINERS:
Jackie Verna, top 10 finalist on Season 14 of @NBCTheVoice, and Bianca Ryan, the first winner of NBC’s America’s Got Talent and star of the upcoming series premiere of America’s Got Talent The Champions with Simon Cowell.
Details HERE

Rose Tree Park 2018 Festival of Lights
7 PM
at Rose Tree Park in Media
Delaware County’s Festival of Lights has been a treasured tradition for more than four decades. The tradition began in 1976 as part of festivities planned to celebrate the nation’s Bicentennial. The Festival has grown from 50 lighted trees (one for each municipality and one large one to represent the County) to 75 decorated trees strung with 100,000 holiday lights, and dozens of hand-painted wooden figures, including toy soldiers, a snowman family and a replica of the Delaware County Courthouse. Complimentary cocoa and coffee will be provided courtesy of Acme Markets.
Admission and parking are free
Details HERE

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Elves for the Shelves 5K and Fun Run
7 AM – 10 AM
hosted by Radnor Memorial Library
Radnor Memorial Library’s 5th Annual Elves for the Shelves 5K and fun run is a road race through the beautiful Wayne neighborhood. This family event, which takes place in conjunction with the WBA’s Old-Fashioned Christmas Santa Parade, has something fun for everyone, including a Fun Run with Santa, #elfies, and more.
Details and registration info HERE

Home for the Holidays Santa 5K Run/Walk
7:45 AM – 9:30 AM
Swarthmore Presbyterian Church Parking Lot (727 Harvard Ave)
This race is the kick-off for Swarthmore’s very festive annual event Home for the Holidays. The Swarthmore Farmer’s market will be open and will be located near the finish line, so please stick around after the race.
Dressing up to run in holiday gear is 100% encouraged. Not dressing up is extremely frowned upon.
Location:
Registration will take place at the Swarthmore Presbyterian Church Parking Lot (727 Harvard Ave). Opens at 7:45. Race starts at 8:45.
Recognition:
1st Place Male, 1st Place Female; AND top three (3) most festively dressed runners.
Course:
The 5K course will start at Swarthmore Presbyterian Church and end at Swarthmore Methodist Church.
Amenities:
Scenic Course through Swarthmore; Swarthmore Farmers Market open during and after race (featuring local farmers, merchants, and brewers). Other Home for the Holidays activates will commence in the afternoon. Long-sleeved t-shirt only for those who register before 11/13/2018.
Details and registration info HERE

Swarthmore Home For the Holidays Annual Event 
8:45AM 5K Run/Walk
9:30-1:30 Final Farmers Market of the Season
2PM-8PM Town Activities including carriage rides, food, drink, scavenger hunt, Santa parade, Dreidel games, Kwanzaa Dance Celebration, numerous musical performances, etc…..
HOM EVENTS
2:30-5:30PM
Look for HOM at the Swarthmore Town Center “Snack Bar” outside of Borough Hall with a collection of sweets for sale from Shane Candies.
2-3:30 PM at HOM
Children from the community will be addressing greeting cards to Compeer participants.
Compeer, Inc. is an international, non-profit organization that seeks to help people overcome the effects of mental illness through the power of friendship.
Open for shopping 9AM-8PM!
Details HERE

Bank of America and Merill Lynch Card Holders – FREE Museum Admission
Saturday and Sunday – Dec 1st & 2nd
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!

Home Depot Kids Workshop – Sled with Reindeer 
9 AM – 12 PM
Registration required
Details HERE

West Chester Growers Market
9 AM – 1 PM (May through December)
Corner of Church and Chestnut Streets, West Chester, PA
Details HERE

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

Garnet Valley Middle School Holiday Craft Fair
9 AM – 3 PM
601 Smithbridge Rd, Glen Mills, PA
Come and see over 100 fine artists and skilled crafters! Vendors will have homemade, creative works for sale. Items include jewelry, toys, quilts, apparel, ornaments, fresh flowers, dried-flower arrangements, leather goods, candles, soaps, and more!
Details HERE

St James Christmas Bazaar 2018
9 AM – 4 PM
St. James Regional Catholic School 500 Tome St, Ridley Park, PA
All your favorite crafts, food, and sale items will be there to help you get started on your holiday shopping.
**Craft vendors and gift shopping
**Bric-a-brac
**Hot food and sweet treats
**Live Nativity
Details HERE

Santa Parade and Pictures in Wayne
10 AM – 11:30 AM
Featuring the Radnor High School Marching Band & Cheerleaders and the Valley Forge Military Academy Field Music Group, Jolly Old Santa will make his way down Lancaster Avenue on a fire truck to the Wayne Hotel. Wide-eyed children and their families will gather on the Hotel’s veranda to visit with Santa, while enjoying fresh baked cookies and hot chocolate compliments of Paramour and the WBA. Visit with Santa on Saturday until approximately 11:30 a.m. on the Veranda of the Wayne Hotel.
Bring toys for TOYS for TOTS campaign at the Wayne Hotel
Details HERE

Kids Club Advent Calendar
10 AM – 12 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
$2 per project, ages 3+, supplies included.
$5 per project, ages 6+, supplies included.
Details HERE

KNUTE’S ANGELS Breakfast with Santa Toy Drive
10 AM – 12 PM
Haggerty’s Café 2373 MacDade Blvd, Holmes PA
“Please save the date and help spread the word of our 2nd annual KNUTE’S ANGELS BREAKFAST with SANTA TOY DRIVE.. last year we helped 8 different families to make their Christmas wishes come true..anyone who would like to help out are free to PM me..we are hoping for the same activities that were at last years toy drive.. such as Santa 🎅🏼, photo booth and face painter.”
Details HERE

Holiday Fair
10 AM – 2 PM
at Manoa Elementary School
There will be over 50 vendors, a Kid’s Secret Santa Shop (kids can buy gifts on their own!), games, and a bake sale! Stop on by and check out the raffle items from the vendors!
Details HERE

Cricket Cringle
10 AM – 4 PM
Cricket Ave, Ardmore PA
Join the Downtown Ardmore business community as we welcome over 40 unique merchants and food purveyors to Cricket Avenue in Downtown Ardmore for the 5th annual Cricket Cringle, November 30 – December 1, 2018. Reminiscent of holiday villages found throughout Europe, this unique holiday shopping experience will feature an open-air marketplace, local restaurant favorites, food trucks, live music and performances, activities for kids, complimentary shopping totes, and more!
Cricket Cringle will be open Friday, November 30th from 5pm-9pm and Saturday, December 1st from 10am-4pm. The market will feature curated merchants, food trucks and vendors in the holiday marketplace selling specialty merchandise at all price points. Vendors will carry local or handcrafted items including jewelry, housewares, clothing, greens, wreaths, and gifts for all ages. Food trucks and food vendors will feature seasonal food and drink menus, including holiday cocktails, craft beer, hot chocolate, and more. The whole family will enjoy a visit from Santa, activities for the kids, and MORE!
Cricket Cringle is FREE, open to the public and will be held rain or shine. Food and merchandise will be available for sale. Parking is free after 6pm on Friday, November 30th and all day Saturday, December 1st at meters and lots in downtown Ardmore. Ardmore is easily reached via Septa Regional Rail as well.
Details HERE

6th Annual Santa Paws Photographs
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
at Swarthmore Community Center
Bring your own camera.
Pictures can be taken with an on-site donation to the Providence Animal Center (former Delco SPCA). Dogs are welcome at this event with their families, please follow the signs at the event to be directed where to go!
Details HERE

Holiday Open House at Radnor Memorial Library
10:30 AM – 12 PM
Right after Santa’s Parade, the Radnor Memorial Library is holding a family holiday open house to celebrate the season. Drop by the children’s area anytime between 10:30am and 12:00pm for crafts, treats, and a giant gingerbread playhouse! Open to all ages. 
Registration required.
Details HERE

Walnut Street Theatre’s a Christmas Carol
11 AM
at Walnut Street Theatre
Details and ticket info HERE

Storytime and Activities Featuring How to Catch a Snowman
11 AM
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall PA
Our heroes’ entry for the snowman contest has magically come to life. Will the snowman teach our heroes a lesson they’ll never forget? Who snows!
Details HERE

Storytime with Craft & Santa
11 AM – 12:45 PM
at Upper Darby Primos Branch
Come enjoy a special storytime at the library. Make simple ornaments to decorate the Courthouse Christmas tree and to decorate your own tree at home. Go next door to the courthouse to enjoy a snack and see Santa ride up on a fire truck. Parents are welcome to take a picture of their children with Santa.
Details HERE

Annual Paw Pictures with Santa
11 AM – 2 PM
at Haverford Reserve Dog Park
$5 donation at time of photo taking! All proceeds go to maintenance, upkeep, and improvements at the park!
Details HERE

Lunch with Santa at la Padella
11:30 AM – 3 PM
la Padella 100 State Road, Media PA
Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa is Coming to la Padella
Join for a Buffet Lunch on December 1st with a special guest appearance from the Jolliest Elf on the Block, SANTA!!!
Adult Pricing – $26.95/person
Children Pricing (2-12yrs) – $14.95/person
**Tax and Gratuity not included in price**
Reservations are highly Recommended
Toy Collection for City Team Ministries will also be available, so please feel free to bring an unwrapped toy!!
Details HERE

Santa Saturday at H. K. Furness Free Library
12 PM – 1 PM
Families welcome! Classic tales, merry music, and a visit from the kindly old ‘gent himself. Light refreshments served, as well as a small token of Santa’s affection for each child. Registration begins November 1st. Just call or come in to register. Include family last name, number of children attending, and a good contact number please.
Details HERE

Movie: Arthur Christmas
1 PM – 2:40 PM
at H. K. Furness Free Library
Details HERE

MAKEbreak Gingerbread Houses
1 PM – 3 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: All supplies are included when you buy the gingerbread house kit.
Details HERE

TechGirlz-3D Jewelry Design with Tinkercad – 3D Manufacturing
1 PM – 3 PM
at Newtown Public Library
Design a bangle and learn to model it using primitive “building blocks” in Autocad’s Tinkercad 3D modeling software. Students will learn the basics of 3D modeling. They will also learn about the different types of professional 3D modeling software available and will walk away with an understanding of how small jewelry designers use 3D to design and manufacture.
For Middle School Girls. Please bring your own laptop. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Details HERE

The Donahue & Huf Family Train Showcase
2 PM – 6 PM
at The Knoetgen-Donahue Funeral Home 746 Kedron Ave Morton PA
Hot Chocolate, Coffee, Desserts and Santa!
11/24 2-6 PM, 11/25 12 PM – 4 PM, 12/1 2 PM – 6 PM, 12/2 12 PM – 4 PM
Details HERE

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Applebee’s Pancake Breakfast w/ A Visit from Santa
8 AM – 10 AM
Applebee’s Grill + Bar (Folsom, PA) 320 Macdade Blvd, Folsom, PA
This is a fundraiser to support Ridley High School Mini-Thon! Tickets will be sold at the door on a first come, first serve basis for $7. Santa Clause will also be making a special guest appearance for the children.
Details HERE

Bank of America and Merill Lynch Card Holders – FREE Museum Admission
Saturday and Sunday – Dec 1st & 2nd
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!

12TH Annual Holiday Cruise for Kids
9 AM – 11 AM
Rose Tree Park 1671 N Providence Rd, Upper Providence, PA
Delco Cruisers annual toy run from rose tree park to Crozer hospital and Marine Corp barracks in folsom. coffee and donuts supplied by WAWA . Santa will be there for the kids and then escorted to the hospital. please bring unwrapped toy (no stuffed animals please)
Details HERE

Annual Holiday Craft Show
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Congregation Beth Israel of Media 542 S New Middletown Rd, Media PA
Come join for a festive holiday craft show featuring woodworking, glass art, quilting, beadwork, fine jewelry, knitted gifts, scarves, stationery and so much more! Enjoy music by our Klezmer-style band and choose from delicious baked goods! Free Admission – bring the whole family!
Details HERE

Winter Wonderland (Free for Media Borough Residents)
12 PM
301 North Jackson Street, Media, PA
The Media Recreation Board will hold its annual Winter Wonderland from 12-2pm on Saturday, Dec. 8 in the Community Center. Santa will be available for pictures. There will be hot chocolate, coffee, tea, and cookies served. Each child will be given a book from Santa. The event is free to all Media Borough residents
Details HERE

The Donahue & Huf Family Train Showcase
12 PM – 4 PM
at The Knoetgen-Donahue Funeral Home 746 Kedron Ave Morton PA
Hot Chocolate, Coffee, Desserts and Santa!
11/24 2-6 PM, 11/25 12 PM – 4 PM, 12/1 2 PM – 6 PM, 12/2 12 PM – 4 PM
Details HERE

Narberth Dickens Festival
12 PM – 4 PM
The Narberth Dickens Festival is a free family event held each December on the streets of downtown Narberth. It draws thousands to this little borough every year, and it has become the fastest-growing holiday festival in the Philadelphia area. In this Dickens-themed event, the town of Narberth is transformed into 1840’s London, as Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and all the characters from A Christmas Carol roam the streets for an afternoon.
There is entertainment and activities for all ages, including horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday crafts, carolers, period vendors and food, dancers, musicians, ballet performances, puppet shows, magicians, puppeteers, ice sculptors, a free Dickens-themed scavenger hunt for children, and much more.
Details HERE

Photos with Santa at Marple Public Library 
2 PM – 4 PM
*Open to ALL Ages*
*No Registration Required*
Details HERE

MAKEbreak Gingerbread Man Slime
2 PM – 4 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: Buy the jar, and the premade slime and decorating supplies will be provided.
Details HERE

Chanukah Wonderland & Courthouse Menorah Lighting
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Media Community Center 4th & Jackson Streets, Media, PA
CHANUKAH WONDERLAND!! (2:30-4:20 pm)
*Dreidel Crafts *Face Paint *Judah Maccabee photo op *Hot Latkes *Donut Decorating *Chanukah Tot Town… and so much more!!
Chanukah Wonderland will be followed by the 4th annual
GRAND MENORAH LIGHTING AT THE COURTHOUSE!! (4:30 pm)
Join in a tremendous display of Jewish pride as we light a giant Menorah in front of the Delaware County Courthouse.
*Greetings from local Delaware County dignitaries & community leaders *Lively Music *Donuts… and for the first time ever:
THE GREAT CHANUKAH GELT DROP by the Media Fire Company
Watch hundreds of Chocolate Gelt coins rain down from the sky & have a blast collecting as much Gelt as you can!
Details HERE

Santa Coming to Ridley Park
3PM
Santa will be coming to town. He will be arriving by train at the Ridley Park Train Station and travel by fire truck through the business district. Stop by the business district to see Santa visit Ridley Park!

Clifton Heights Fire Company Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
6 PM
Join the Clifton Heights Fire Company for the annual Christmas tree lighting. Santa Claus will arrive by antique fire truck to light the tree. Then join Santa upstairs in the hall for photos, cookies and other treats.
Details HERE

Glenolden Borough Tree Lighting
6:45 PM – 8:45 PM
Bring your camera for photos with Santa
Details HERE

St. Albans Circle Tree Lighting
7 PM – 8 PM
Toys for Tots Collection – Bring an unwrapped children’s gift for Marine Corps. special containers
Festivities include:
Hot Chocolate offered by ReMax Realty
Chocolate Pretzels from Christopher Chocolates
Christmas Carols led by St Albans Episcopal Choir
Dance Exhibition by dancers of From the Top Dance Studio
Christmas musical interpretations provided by Praise Ensemble Spruce St. Baptist Church
Dance Celebration -Twirl
Newtown Township Volunteer Fire Co. escorting Santa’s arrival
Candy Canes for children – Christopher Chocolates
Sunday night forecast: 50 degrees
Hope you join us !
Sponsored by the Newtown Square Business Association
Details HERE

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