Delaware County PA and Surrounding Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 1/4 – 1/6

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Looking for some Greater Philadelphia area DAY TRIP ideas? Check out this full list HERE for some inspiration.

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

Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink & Cabin
open seven days a week November 9, 2018 – February 24, 2019
Monday-Thursday: Noon – 9 p.m.
Friday: Noon – 11 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
at Dilworth Park 1 S 15th St (West Side of City Hall) Philadelphia, PA
Details 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

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

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

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 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
See my review and more info HERE

Sahara Sams Indoor & Outdoor Water Park
Details HERE

Friday January 4, 2019

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

Kindermusik with Musik FUNdamentals
9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
at Radnor Memorial Library
Bond with your child as you play, sing, dance, and giggle together in this musical storytime led by Kindermusik instructor Becky Douglas. Please sign up in person, over the phone, or online for your preferred session time. For ages 2 to 4.
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 Public Library
An afternoon full of fun and playing video games! All are welcome to attend!
Details HERE

Saturday, January 5, 2019

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

Bank of America and Merill Lynch Card Holders – FREE Museum Admission
Saturday and Sunday – Jan 5th & 6th
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 – Easel with Whiteboard 
9 AM – 12 PM
Registration required
Details HERE

Kids Club Fuzzy Snow Friends
10 AM – 12 PM
Cost: $2 per project, ages 3+, supplies included, $5 per project, ages 6+, supplies included.
Details HERE

Terrific Trains Family Program at Brandywine River Museum
10 AM – 12 PM
See the amazing Brandywine Railroad before it’s packed up for the season and create a colorful train craft.
Details HERE

Bird Day – Learn How to Make an Origami Crane 
10 AM – 5 PM
at Darby Public Library
Details HERE

Storytime and Activities Featuring Clifford the Big Red Dog 
11 AM
at Barnes & Noble, Lawrence Park Shopping Center, Broomall PA
Clifford is an adorable dog whose well-meaning bumblings have great kid appeal especially for his owner, Emily Elizabeth
Details HERE

Kids Playgroup hosted by Wallingford Presbyterian Church
11 AM – 1 PM
110 E Brookhaven Rd, Wallingford, PA
The first playgroup of 2019 will feature Future Captain Sports, which works with soccer players and teams throughout the region to help them develop the skills and knowledge necessary to compete at the highest levels. Join us in Fellowship Hall, where kids will get a chance to exercise and burn off some of their post-Christmas and New Year’s energy!
Playgroup is best for children 5 and under. 
Details and registration info HERE

Storytime in the Lodge
11:30 AM
at Blue Cross RiverRink 101 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
Gather around the Lodge for Philly’s favorite weekly story hour. On Saturdays from November through March, your little ones can enjoy a brand new story while munching on cookies by Rope and Anchor PHL. Plus, sing their favorite songs and dance with Learn Listen Play!
Details HERE

Chess Club
1 PM
at Lansdowne Library
Details HERE

Makin’ Music
1 PM – 1:45 PM
at Ridley Township Library
Suitable for ages 6 and under, but all are welcome.
January 5, February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4
Join Makin’ Music as they play the guitar and lead children and parents in familiar and original songs and rhythm chants! Bring the family and come join the fun.
Details HERE

MakeBreak Snowman Mason Jar
1 PM – 3 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: Buy the jar, and the supplies to decorate it will be provided.
Details HERE

Winter Ball And Tea Party With The Snow Sisters
1 PM – 3 PM
Carousel Ballroom 319 Westtown Rd, West Chester PA
Please join the Snow Sisters for their Winter Grand Ball and Tea party. Tea time followed by songs, interaction, dancing and a fun craft. The price is 25.00 a person, this is a prepayment event
Details and registration HERE and HERE

Trains at the Grange
Jan 5-6
1 PM – 4 PM
143 Myrtle Avenue, Havertown, PA
The train display is up and running and the mansion is ready for visitors
Details HERE

PAWS for Reading at Middletown Free Library
2 PM
“PAWS for Reading is a program that allows children to read aloud to a therapy dog (or cat, or bunny!) in order to improve reading and communication skills. Children read individually to trained therapy pets (and their handlers) in schools, libraries, or other settings where they can feel comfortable and confident — and have fun! After all, a dog will not correct them or make them feel awkward if they stumble.”
MFL is a participating library in PAWS for Reading program! We have enough spaces per visit for 12 kids/readers. We recommend ages 5+ or any one who can read aloud.
Readers are limited to 10 minutes of reading aloud to a pet, but can read on their own or enjoy the library while waiting. Register for each individual child you will be bringing (do not include yourself or caregivers in the number).
If you register but do not show-up without notice, you will forfeit any future sign-ups for this program. Those unable to sign up are welcome to come and take any open space that may happen from no-shows!
Details and registration info HERE

Gaming After Dark
6:30 PM – 9 PM
at Haverford Twp. Free Library
Teens take over the library during this monthly, after hours club. Join us for video games, board games, music, and art. Hang out with friends in this super-chill teens only space. Five dollars for a group order of pizza is optional.
Ths program is free and open to those entering grades 6-12.
No registration is required.
Details HERE

Fill The World with Love Day Cabaret
7:30 PM
at Upper Darby Summer Stage at UD Performing Arts Center 601 N Lansdowne Ave, Drexel Hill, PA
A day-long fundraiser to see Summer Stage friends, make new memories and fill the world with love!
Daytime: students participate in classes, theater games, and learn a song & dance number to perform in evening cabaret.
Evening: Mainstagers and Alumni perform along with daytime students.
Registration fees and donations go directly to the Fill The World With Love Fund.
Details and registration info HERE

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Bank of America and Merill Lynch Card Holders – FREE Museum Admission
Saturday and Sunday – Jan 5th & 6th
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!

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day at The Barnes Foundation
10 AM – 5 PM
2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA
Every first Sunday of the month there is free admission at the Barnes! Visitors have access to the collection and #BertheMorisot: Woman Impressionist.
This month, we are inspired by our friends across the ocean—The Big Draw is a British-based visual literacy program that encourages learning through drawing.
During Art Making join artists in creating a “doodle mural”—a visual landscape combining casual doodles and detailed illustrations. Practice drawing a still-life or make your own sketch book!
Join our storyteller for a journey of pictures and words!
This month #LetsConnectPhilly artist-in-residence, Eric Goldberg, will be showcasing a printing demonstrating in the Mural Arts Philadelphia Studio at the Barnes.
Watch as the entertainers of Philly’s Fabulous Faces twist colorful balloons into animals and plants drawn from their imagination.
Learn more about all the activities of the day:
Free tickets are available on-site at 10am, include collection access, and are limited to four per person. Families with children under 18 get priority access to the collection at the time of arrival. Tickets go fast, but you don’t need one to enjoy our other activities and performances. Just drop by anytime during the day!
Details HERE

Trains at the Grange
Jan 5-6
1 PM – 4 PM
143 Myrtle Avenue, Havertown, PA
The train display is up and running and the mansion is ready for visitors
Details HERE

Lego Club
1:30 PM – 3 PM
at Marple Public Library]
Come join and explore our creativity with LEGOS! All LEGOS will be provided.
Different themes each session!
Ages 6-10
Register by phone, email or in person.
Details HERE;

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