Delaware County PA Area Weekend Events and Holiday Family Fun 11/29 – 12/1

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Mean Girls
at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia
November 18th – December 1st
Details and ticket info HERE

Annie
Nov 22nd – Dec 7th
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
Saturday & Sunday matinees are at 2:00 PM
Please note: there are both matinee and evening performances on Saturday, November 23rd.
Details and ticket info HERE

Shrek The Musical
Now through January 5, 2020
at Walnut Street Theatre
Details and ticket info HERE

Santa’s Express
Nov 23 – Dec 22
West Chester Railroad 230 E Market St, West Chester, PA
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! Passenger’s will enjoy live entertainment onboard from Greg Wright and friends!
Details, tickets and more info HERE

Santa’s Steam Spectacular at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
32 W. Bridge St., New Hope, PA
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, November 29th thru December 22nd
Monday thru Thursday, December 16th thru 19th
“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 and ticket info HERE

Santa Claus Express
Select Dates Nov 29th – Dec 23rd
at Wilmington & Western Railroad 2201 Newport Gap Pike, Wilmington, DE
The Jolly Old Elf rides the train and greets everyone on board, and gives all children a chocolate treat. Be sure to bring your camera and have Santa pose for pictures with your child during this 1½-hour round-trip to Ashland.
Details and ticket info HERE

Danielle Foster Creations 2019 Santa Experience
Reservations required
Details, pricing and reservation info HERE

Santa at Springfield Mall
Now through December 24th
Details and reservation info HERE

Santa at King of Prussia Mall
Now through Dec 24th
Details HERE

Santa at Plymouth Meeting Mall
Now – December 24th
Details and reservation info HERE

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

Photos and Visits with Santa at Cabela’s
Nov 16th – Dec 24th
1100 Christiana Mall Newark, DE
Details HERE

Photos and Visits with Santa at his Headquarters presented by HGTV at Deptford Mall
Now through December 24th
This holiday, check out the interactive Elf Academy at Santa HQ. You can try on the latest elf looks with Santa’s Magic Mirror, create your very own Elf- ID Card and scan yourself on the Naughty or Nice O’Meter. Plus, new this year, spend less time in line and more time on holiday fun with a Fast Pass. Purchase yours today!
Details HERE

Santa at Cherry Hill Mall
Now – December 24th
Details and reservation info HERE

Santa Photo Time at King of Prussia Mall
King of Prussia Court
Reserve your FastPass & Skip the Line to see Santa
Details, dates, times and reservation info HERE

Christmas Village in Philadelphia
Nov 28th – Dec 24th
LOVE Park, 1500 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia’s largest holiday attraction will transform LOVE Park into 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 and European food and drinks.
Details HERE

Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market
November 23rd – January 1st
Over 50 artisans, designers, crafters and confectionaries from the greater Philadelphia region will offer decorations, gifts and holiday foods inside white, festively lit tents topped with original Herrnhut Stars. Just feet away from the tents will be the dazzling holiday Christmas Village Philadelphia Carousel delighting children of all ages in the City Hall Courtyard. The Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market and the Christmas Village Carousel join Wintergarden and the Rothman Ice Rink as part of many holiday festivities surrounding Center City this season. The open-air pop-up market is curated by organizers of Christmas Village in Philadelphia, which will set up across the street in LOVE Park for its 12th season. Admission to the market is free, with Carousel rides $3.00 each.
Details HERE

Holiday Light Show at Fashion District Philadelphia
November 14 – December 31
Featuring over 1,600 lights, a 45 foot floating tree, and music from The Philly POPS, The District’s spectacular light show is not to be missed.
Showing Daily from 4pm until close every 30minutes.
Details HERE

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
November 29, 2019 – March 8, 2020
A cold-weather version of the roller skating oasis Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, Winterfest houses an Olympic-size ice skating rink overlooking the Delaware River, a ski chalet-style lodge and winter garden with a majestically lit holiday tree (featuring tens of thousands of LED lights!), an outdoor seating area with fire pits, cozy warming cabins, a kids’ lodge with arcade games and plenty more.
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

Photo Pop Philly Winter Wonderland
November 15th – January 5th
Photo Pop Philly is an interactive art exhibit that strives to design thought-provoking and wholesome experiences weaving art, pop culture and seasonal celebrations together. Guests can escape reality, have fun, and express themselves, all while taking one-of-a-kind photos. It’s the first of its kind in Philadelphia. Winter Wonderland is Photo Pop’s third exhibit.
Details and ticket info HERE

Linvilla Orchards
Details HERE

Ship Bottom Beer Garden at Linvilla Orchards
Beginning Weekends in May
HOURS: Sat & Sun -Noon to 9pm
Corn Hole, Giant Jenga. Share a pint under the stars
Pouring some of your favorite and remote releases of Limited Editions
Some Ales will be crafted with Linvilla’s Own farm grown products.
At Ship Bottom Brewery we handcraft every batch of beer that we make and pride ourselves in doing so. We only use the freshest ingredients that are hand selected by our head brewer. Our handcrafted ale and lager recipes were created to maximize the complex flavors of malts and hops.
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 Holiday Bricktacular
November 22nd – December 31st
Details and ticket info HERE

Longwood Christmas
Now through January 5th
Experience the Joys of the Season
Details HERE

LumiNature at the Philadelphia Zoo
LumiNature, a fantastical new winter light experience set to transform the Zoo, will take guests on a magical journey of illuminations, music, sound and surprises.
LumiNature is a timed ticketed event, please purchase your tickets in advance and plan on arriving at least 20 minutes prior to your reservation to allow time for parking and entrance.
Details, ticket info and discount ticket info HERE

Franklin Square
Fountain Show
Beginning July 31st
A brand new fountain show with lights, music, and dancing water will come to the Square in summer 2019,
Holiday Festival and Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show
Beginning November 14th – December 31st
Details and times HERE

Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem 2019
Weekends through December 22nd
101 Founders Way, Bethlehem PA
PNC Plaza at SteelStacks | Bethlehem, PA
• November 22-24
• November 29-December 1
• December 5-8
• December 12-15
• December 19-22
Thursdays: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Fridays: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sundays: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Christkindlmarkt presented by Univest Bank & Trust Co. is a one-of-a-kind family event that brings the spirit of Bethlehem alive with the season. Twice recognized as one of the best holiday markets in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure, this heart-warming holiday event features:
– Aisles of handmade works by more than 150 of the nation’s finest artisans.
– The ring-ting-tingling sounds of live Christmas music and jolly, old St. Nick’s hearty laughter.
– Ice carving and glassblowing demonstrations, including the popular – Hot Glass Experience: Ornament.
– Käthe Wohlfarht, offering handmade ornaments, nutcrackers and collectibles from Germany.
– Breakfast with St. Nicholas (additional ticket required).
Details and ticket info HERE

25th Annual Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm
Nov 23rd – Jan 5th
931 Stony Hill Rd, Yardley, PA
Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland at Shady Brook Farm’s spectacular Holiday Light Show! Encounter whimsical displays and familiar characters as you drive through in the comfort of your own car, or enjoy the show on an open air wagon ride (select dates & weather permitting).
After the show, warm up with a cup of hot cocoa and roast up s’mores at a toasty bonfire (cocoa, s’mores kits, and more treats available for purchase in the Farm Market). Live music in the greenhouse on select nights.
Details and ticket info HERE

Christmas Village in Philadelphia
November 28th – December 24th
LOVE Park, 1500 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
Christmas Village in Philadelphia returns to LOVE Park for its 12th season to put Center City in the mood for the winter holidays. From Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 28, 2019) through Christmas Eve (Tuesday, December 24, 2019), Philadelphia’s largest holiday attraction will transform LOVE Park into 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 and European food and drinks.
Details HERE

Winter at Dilworth Park
From skating to fitness on the Rink, and karaoke to quizzo in the Cabin, Dilworth Park is hosting great events, all winter long! Skate, stroll, shop, eat and drink.
November through February
1 S 15th St Philadelphia, PA
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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.
Holiday hours: https://bit.ly/2pxmTSg
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Kids 10 & Under: $3
Adults: $5
Skate Rental: $10
(skate sizes range from kids’ size 9 to men’s size 14)
Penguin Skate-Aids: $15 per hour
(available anytime for children 10 years old and under)
Lockers: $10
Group Rate: $12 per person for 10+ guests
(Includes admission and skate rental)
Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin
Cozy up with warm cocktails like spiked hot chocolate or festive drinks featuring Maker’s Mark and Jim Beam Apple, along with craft beers from Victory Brewing and Stella Artois. Tasty bites and sweet treats will keep guests going in between skating sessions and shopping trips.
Hours November – December
Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Hours January – February
Monday-Thursday: 4 p.m.-9 p.m.
Friday: 4 p.m.-11 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Wintergarden
November 8, 2019-February 23, 2020
Chaddsford Winery Hours
November 8, 2019-January 1, 2020
Monday-Friday: 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
Holiday hours may vary
Dilworth Park’s wintertime centerpiece returns with picturesque plantings, whimsically-crafted topiaries and a brand-new Chaddsford Winery station! Guests 21 and older can purchase warm mulled wine served in a one-of-a-kind souvenir mug that can be refilled for $7. Choose from “Holiday Spirit”, a Pennsylvania-made glüwein, or “Spiced Apple,” made with pressed apple wine.
Children and adults are free to wander the Wintergarden at no cost through February 23, 2020
Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market
The Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market brings local designers, crafters and artisans to Dilworth Park for the winter season. Stop by for unique gifts, handmade trinkets and delicious treats! The Market is open November 23, 2019 – January 1, 2020.
Deck the Hall Light Show
Show Schedule
November 25
Opening Night: Every 30 Minutes
November 26-December 21
Sunday-Thursday: Every Hour
Friday-Saturday: Every 30 Minutes
December 22-January 1
Daily: Every 30 Minutes
Deck the Hall Light Show presented by Independence Blue Cross dazzles Dilworth Park visitors every winter. In partnership with 6abc, the spectacle returns this season with nightly show times and a touch of holiday magic. Visitors can enjoy shows daily from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. on Novmber 25, 2019 – January 1, 2020.
Details HERE

Macy’s Christmas Light Show and Dickens Village
November 29, 2019 – December 31, 2019 (closed on Christmas)
Downtown Philadelphia
Details and times HERE

The Comcast Holiday Spectacular
Comcast Center Lobby 1701 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia PA 19103
November 28, 2019 – January 1, 2020
10:00am – 8:00pm; 15-minute shows beginning at the top of each hour shown daily
* The show is not presented on weekdays at 5:00pm
Santa stops by Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Details HERE

Winter Wonderland at The Reading Terminal Market
November 29th – December 29th
at Reading Terminal Market 12th & Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA
Join us for a whole month of winter-themed special events at the Market. All events are FREE and open to the public! Make-and-take arts & crafts for the kids, live music, meet & greets with Crispy the Gingerbread man, The Snow Queen, and SANTA (Dec. 21st), and a whole day devoted to Mummers. See below for the full calendar of events:
Arts & Crafts:
In Piano Court Seating Area- 10 AM – 3 PM
Make & take arts & crafts
November 29
November 30, December 1
December 7 & 8
December 14 & 15
December 21, 22, 23
December 24 (ends at 2 pm)
December 28
December 29 (ends at 2 pm)
Santa Visits the Market:
Saturday, December 21st from 11 AM – 3PM
In Piano Court Seating Area (behind Miller’s Twist)
Snap a selfie with Santa!
Music at the Market:
In Center Court Seating Area from 12 PM – 2PM
Live music while you eat & shop
December 14: Glenn Bryan & Friends
December 21: Psalms
December 22: Galena Brass
Meet & Greets:
In Piano Court Seating Area from 10 AM – 12PM
Meet your favorite winter charcters
December 8 • Crispy the Gingerbread Man
December 15 • The Snow Queen
Mummer Day at the Market
Saturday, December 28 from 11 AM- 2 PM: Quaker City String Band will be performing around the Market
11:30 AM – 12:30PM: New Year’s Cooking Demo with Rob Passio of Guinta’s Prime Shop
SEPTA Holiday Buses:
Saturday, December 21
Outside on 12th & Filbert Streets
Tour SEPTA buses decorated for the holiday season!
Details HERE

Koziar’s Christmas Village
Now through January 1st
782 Christmas Village Rd, Bernville, PA 19506
In November, open:
Fri (6:00-9:00pm)
Sat (5:30-9:30pm)
Sun (5:30-9:00pm)
From Thanksgiving though Jan. 1st  open every night.
Mon-Fri (6:00-9:00pm)
Sat. (5:00-9:30pm)
Sun (5:00-9:00pm)
Come and start your Holidays off with over a million sparkling lights!
Details HERE

HersheyPark Christmas Candyland
Select dates November 15, 2019 – January 1, 2020
Details and ticket info HERE

Dutch Winter Wonderland at Dutch Wonderland
2249 Lincoln Highway East Lancaster, PA
2019 Dutch Winter Wonderland operating schedule:
November 23 – 24, 29 – 30 and December 1, 7 -8, 14 – 15, 21 – 22, 26 – 30.
Weekdays 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturdays 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sundays 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Details and ticket info HERE

Storybook Land Christmas Fantasy with Lights 
6415 Black Horse Pike (Routes 40 / 322) Egg Harbor Township, NJ
November Hours
Saturdays and Sundays
2:00 – 9:00
Black Friday
2:00 – 9:00
December Hours
Saturdays and Sundays
2:00 – 9:00
Mondays thru Fridays (Beginning December 5th)
4:30 – 9:00
December 26th thru 30th
4:30 – 9:00
Details and ticket info HERE

Sesame Place – A Very Furry Christmas
November 23rd– January 1st
Details and ticket info HERE

Shady Brook Farm Holiday Light Show
November 23, 2019 to January 5, 2020
931 Stony Hill Rd., Yardley, PA
Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland at Shady Brook Farm’s Holiday Light Show! Encounter whimsical displays and familiar characters as you drive through in the comfort of your own car or enjoy the show on an open air wagon ride (weather permitting). The two mile trail takes about 20 min. to drive through if you’re taking your time to enjoy the sights (on a non-busy night).
Warm up with a cup of hot cocoa and cook up s’mores at a toasty bonfire (cocoa, s’mores kits, and more treats available for purchase in the Farm Market.)
Visit and have your photo taken with Santa (at the Farm Market) and pick out the perfect Christmas tree while you’re here!
Details, pricing and coupons HERE

DiDonato’s Magical Express 
1151 South 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 of 2016 in New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly and the 7 Most Festive Light Displays of 2016 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
Holiday Movie tent and picture opportunity with everyone’s favorite Snowman
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
One Free Game of Bowling and One shoe rental with every ticket purchased (depending on lane availability or for a return visit)
ALL included for $14.95 per person
Tickets purchased at the door will be $16.70 per ticket
(They recommend purchasing tickets online as they do sell-out)
2019 Dates
Dates: November 8th – 10th, 15th – 17th, 22nd – 24th, 29th, and 30th December 1st, and December 6 – 23rd
Hours: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: ALL INCLUDED for $14.95 per person
(Tickets purchased at the door will be $16.70 per ticket)
After Christmas Pricing Special
Dates: December 26th – 30th
Hours: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $9.95 per person
Tickets purchased at the door for the After Christmas Special will be $11.45 per ticket
After Christmas Special includes;
Train ride through millions of Christmas lights
Holiday Movie tent and picture opportunity with everyone’s favorite Snowman
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
Details and ticket info HERE

Christmas at the Choo Choo Barn
November 21 to December 31, 2019
The Choo Choo Barn transforms Traintown USA® to bring the magic of Christmas to its gigantic model train display.
Starting November 21, search for 58 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.
The Christmas layout is open 7 days a week through December 31 from 10am-4:30pm (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas days). Please note that we close early (3:30pm) on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
More details and ticket info HERE

Holiday Garden Rail at Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
Nov 29th – 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.
Details HERE

Yuletide at Winterthur
November 23rd – January 5th
“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

Christmas in Peddler’s Village
Gingerbread Competition and Display – November 15th – January 4th
Photos with Santa, Shopping, Eateries and more
Details HERE

One Liberty Holiday Tours
Weekends Until December 29th
One Liberty Observation Deck 1625 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA
Get in the spirit with a sky-high guided tour of Philadelphia’s holiday history and happenings during our Holiday Tours from the 57th floor. Our guides will fill you with plenty of holiday cheer (and knowledge) with a 40-50 minute skyline tour of America’s oldest city.
From a lively history of the famous Philadelphia Mummers to tips on where to see the best light shows, our tours should be the very first thing on your list this season.
*This seasonal themed tour is available on the hour, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10 AM – 5 PM November 15th-December 29th. There is no 2 PM tour. Tickets include General Admission to the observation deck and are also available on site.
Details HERE

Candytopia
Sep 20, 2019 – Jan 5, 2020
Event details:
Adults: $28
Kids (4-12): $20 / Kids (3 and under): FREE
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 8.30pm
Sunday: 11am – 8.30pm
Location: Fashion District Philadelphia, 901 Market Street #1150, Philadelphia
Important details:
Guests under 18 years old must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
Please purchase tickets in advance as tickets are not available at the door.
Details HERE

Please Touch Museum
Details HERE

The Franklin Institute
Details HERE

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Details HERE

Academy of Natural Sciences 
Wild Wizarding Weekend
Nov 29 – Dec 1
Explore the magical world of the Academy with a weekend of spellbinding, hands-on activities! Meet the Academy’s own fantastic beasts and learn about the real animals that inspire your favorite fantasy stories.
Take in a Bunnies and Broomsticks game, make a magic wand and explore the scientific sorcery of the wizarding world. Wear a costume and get a $2 discount at the door or save when you purchase online.
Details HERE

Dinosaurs Around the World
June 30, 2019–January 20, 2020
“Dinosaurs Around the World introduces visitors to more than a dozen animatronic dinosaurs on a voyage from the ferocious plains of Africa and the tropical beaches of Antarctica, to the inland seas of North America and the polar darkness of Australia.”
Details and ticket info HERE

Adventure Aquarium
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

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
Details HERE

Diggerland Winterfest
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

Friday November 29, 2019

Black Friday LEGO and Robot Camp
10 AM – 4 PM
at Eastern Pennsylvania Robotics Alliance 1001 Washington Ave, Prospect Park, PA
Join for a fun filled day with robots, LEGO, and science – turning Black Friday into Robot Friday!
Building and programming robots
Taking apart electronics to learn how they work
Building LEGO challenges
Conducting fun and explosive science experiments
and general fun!
Parents can enjoy some quiet shopping or holiday prep time while kids learn and play with robots!
This event will qualify Girl Scouts for all three robotics badges and Boy Scouts for their badges. Older kids can learn about our 120lb robots and have a chance to drive them!
Hours 10am until 4pm. Kids ages 5 to 18 welcome as will have a variety of activities for any age, If you need before and after care, please email epraprograms@gmail.com
Snacks provided. Attendees must bring their own lunch.
$50 per attendee.
Register here: http://tinmints.net/black-friday-robotics-and-science-camp/
More details HERE

After Turkey Play Day (Free)
10 AM – 4 PM
at Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse 3500 Reservoir Dr, Philadelphia PA
On the day after Thanksgiving, bring the family that’s in town for the holiday weekend and “play-off” that Thanksgiving turkey on the Playground! They’ll also have a few special crafts for you!
Details HERE

Santa Express
10:30 AM – 12 PM
at Dilworth Park  1 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA
All aboard! Festively decorated SEPTA – iseptaphilly.com trains are bringing Santa Claus to the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute Ice Rink. After a fun-filled holiday ride featuring live entertainment, Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves will lead a parade, followed by a skating session with Santa himself. B101 Philly will join in on the festivities throughout the morning! Visit ISEPTAPHILLY.com for train times and stations.
Details HERE

Green Friday Walk
11 AM – 12:30 PM
at Glen Providence Park Media, PA
After a day of feasting, family, or whatever Thanksgiving traditions you observe, come join us for a simple, refreshing walk to fill up on nature’s rejuvenating power. No purchase necessary! Led by Aura Lester and Holly Hoffmann. #optoutside
Geared towards families, but open to all.
Snow, drizzle, or shine
LOGISTICS:
— Free!
— Meet at the main entrance at 550 West State Street, Media
— Be prepared for stream crossings, steep hills, and uneven (possibly icy or muddy) terrain: wear sturdy walking shoes, bring a hiking pole if you use one, and you never know when you’ll want binoculars!
— *Rain, snow, or shine – but in the event of high winds, we will post on Facebook and our website that morning whether we will meet.
Details HERE

Frozen Black Friday Party
11 AM – 2 PM
at Marple Sports Arena
Come meet the Snow Queen and make your early holiday wishes come true.
DJ Dance Party & Contest
Moon Bounces
Face Painting
Crafts
Marple Mountain Access
Frozen Costume Contest
Photos with the Snow Queen
$12 Admission for Children
$1 Adult Admission
Details HERE

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest Ice Princess Fun!
12:30 PM – 4 PM
101 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia,  PA
* Catch FOUR ice princess performances and snap a selfie with
royalty during post-performance meet-and-greets
* Become an ice princess or prince with custom face painting
Snag special ice prince and princess temporary tattoos and candy
cane giveaways (while supplies last)
* Enjoy a festive DIY dance ribbon station (while supplies last)
* Make an ice prince or princess crown (while supplies last)
* Snap a pic by our big Snow Globe with a featured performer inside
* Show off your best dance moves with hula hoop fun
* Plus, enjoy our make-your-own giant bubbles activity (while supplies last)
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

Holiday Stroll & Festival of Lights
4 PM – 8 PM
State Street in Media PA
Media is Everybody’s Hometown for the Holidays! The fun begins Friday, November 29th with Black Friday at 10am. Holiday music by The Brass Works starts at 4pm and the Festival of Lights begins when the Town Tree is lit, and all of State Street is illuminated for the holidays.
Media’s Strolling Postman will be up and down State Street during the Festival of Lights, 5-8PM. Children can give Mr Postman their letters to Santa with their name and address, and Santa will write them from the North Pole! (No postage required) Mr Postman will then stop at Scooped Ice Cream & Gelato to collect letters from 6:00to 630pm.
Details HERE

A Bit of the Arts
4 PM – 8 PM
at Twentieth Century Club of Lansdowne Lansdowne, PA
A fun, family-friendly event filled with art, music, great food, kids’ crafts and more!
Free admission
Details HERE

Kennett Square Holiday Light Parade
6:15 PM
Join for the annual Holiday Light Parade, which takes place on a State Street on November 29th at 6:15pm. Watch as they light up the town with antique cars, marching bands, farm equipment, fire equipment and Santa!
Details HERE

Saturday November 30, 2019

**Happy Small Business Saturday! Shop Local and Support all of our Local Delco and surrounding area small businesses!**

Bird Walk with Cliff Hence
9 AM – 11 AM
at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia PA
Take an educational walk with one of our knowledgeable volunteers! Discover the 300+ species of birds that use the Refuge during their migration routes – each week guarantee different species!
Walk will meet by visitor center and be at a relaxed paced on flat surfaces. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers. Binoculars can be loaned from the front desk before the walk. No registration required.
Details HERE

Bird Walk
9 AM – 11 AM
at Newlin Grist Mill 219 Cheyney Rd, Glen Mills, PA
Newlin Grist Mill and Wild Birds Unlimited-Concordville are teaming up to explore the wonderful world of bird life. Join us for monthly naturalist-led walks through the 160-acre park at Newlin Grist Mill. We will meet year-round residents, visit exciting migrants, and learn the basics of bird identification and biology.
Families and beginners are welcome!
When: last Saturday of each month; Nov.-Mar., 9-11am; Apr.-Oct., 8-10am
Where: meet at the NGM Visitor Center
Cost: Free
Details HERE

Home Depot Kids Workshop – Stocking Ornament
9 AM – 12 PM
Kids – Have fun making your own stocking ornament this holiday season. Using the pieces in this kit, you’ll learn to nail a frame to the inside of your ornament. The frame can hold any favorite small photo. With help from your parents and our Store Associates, you can paint your creation to make it truly unique. Don’t forget to add stickers for a final special touch. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.
Details and registration info HERE

Lansdowne Farmers Market
30 N Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne, PA

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

West Chester Growers Market
Every Saturday 9 AM -1 PM (May through December)
1st, 3rd & 5th Saturdays: 10 AM – Noon January through April
at the corner of North Church and West Chestnut Streets in downtown West Chester, PA
Details HERE

Swarthmore Farmers Market
9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Every Saturday
May 11 – December 7
Central Park
121 Park Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081
THE Saturday Morning food, art, and community gathering place!
The market includes a great variety of weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly local food vendors and a rotation of live performers, kids’ crafts, artists, food trucks, and special community and healthy living events.

Canterbury Market
9:30 AM – 2:30 PM (Pictures with Santa from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM)
at St. James Episcopal Church 11th & Lincoln Ave Prospect Park, PA
Lunch, Cookie Walk, Tea Room, Bake & Soup Table, Silent Auction White Elephant, Jewelry, 50/50, Crafts, Lottery Wreaths, Raffles and more
Kids can decorate gingerbread men, enjoy games, crafts and face painting
Details HERE

Knute’s Angels Toy Drive, Breakfast and a Visit from Santa
10 AM
at Haggerty’s Café 2373 MacDade Blvd Holmes, PA
“This is a great event for everyone of all ages.. no kids no problem, drinks will be flowing with great music thanks to Rob Walker, you have kids they will be entertained by Flossie Hyland Roche will paint their faces.. we have letters to Santa stations and write your name on your own Santa hat to keep. And thanks to RJ Perry and Frankie R for the pancake breakfast . Also after Santa arrives on the fire truck you can get your photo with him to keep as a keepsake memory from KNUTE’S Angels toy drive. Fee is $10 per person at the door.. I hope see you there!
THANK YOU FOR KEEPING OUR FATHER’S memory of community service by helping others!”
$10 per person
Details HERE

A Bit of the Arts
10  AM – 4 PM
at Twentieth Century Club of Lansdowne Lansdowne, PA
A fun, family-friendly event filled with art, music, great food, kids’ crafts and more!
Free admission
Details HERE

Black Saturday Extravaganza
10 AM – 4 PM
at Yeadon Public Library
Join at the Yeadon Public Library for our Annual Black Saturday Extravaganza!!
A day full of fun, trivia, food and more!
All are welcome to attend!
Details HERE

Storytime and Activities Featuring Dear Santa and Cookies for Santa 
11 AM
at Barnes & Noble Broomall PA
Join for Storytime and activities featuring two books about cherished holiday traditions for families.
Details HERE

Russian Story Time at Middletown Free Library
11 AM – 12:30 PM
Ages: Birth-3 years with an adult partner.
“Learn, move and play along as we read old favorite and modern Russian children fairy tales, poems and rhymes. Join us at the Middletown Free Library for fun reading activities, meet friends and practice Russian. This is a lively language enrichment story time for babies and toddlers, but ALL ages are welcome to come and learn some Russian words & phrases!”
Registration is not required!
Details HERE

Colonial Chocolate Making
11 AM – 4 PM
at Betsy Ross House 239 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA
Take a tour of the historic Betsy Ross House and witness the process of making chocolate up close with three Colonial female entrepreneurs. Learn the important roles women played during the American Revolution – from making important military supplies, like flags and musket cartridges, to choosing “patriotic” beverages like chocolate and coffee, rather than tea. Then taste a sample of an authentic 18th-century chocolate recipe!
Details and ticket info HERE

Saturday Storytime at the Lodge
11:30 AM
Saturdays Nov 30, 2019 – Mar 7, 2020
Gather around in the Lodge for Philadelphia’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 and hot cocoa (while supplies last). Select Saturdays feature bilingual books and readers. Plus, before and after each story, children are invited to sing and dance to their favorite songs with Music Play Patrol!
SCHEDULE
Saturday, November 30: The Meteorologist in Me read by Meteorologist Violeta Yasfrom Telemundo 62
Saturday, December 7: Special guest reader from the Free Library of Philadelphia. More details to come.
Saturday, December 14: There’s No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System read by Ted Greenberg from Telemundo 62
Saturday, December 21: Santa Themed. More details to come.
Saturday, December 28: Pirate Themed. More details to come.
Saturday, January 4: Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution read by Mark Squilla Sr.
Saturday, January 11: Special guest reader from the Free Library of Philadelphia. More details to come.
Saturday, January 18: Drag Queen Storyhour. More details to come.
Saturday, January 25: “¡Me gusta cómo soy! / I Like Myself!” ready by Anchor Symaire Villalobos from Telemundo 62
Saturday, February 1: Special guest reader from the Free Library of Philadelphia. More details to come.
Saturday, February 8: TBA
Saturday, February 15: TBA
Saturday, February 22: TBA
Saturday, February 29: TBA
Saturday, March 7: Special reader from the Free Library of Philadelphia. More details to come.
FYI
* General admission to Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest is FREE
and open to the public. Ice skating and food and drinks are pay-as-
you-go
* Purchase your ice skating tickets ahead online to reduce your wait
time.
* Parking and Directions
* Dogs on leashes are welcome on-site, but not in the Lodge or
warming cabins.
* The site is wheelchair accessible
* Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest is a smoke, vape-and tobacco-
free zone
Details HERE

The Donoahue & Huf Family Christmas Train Showcase
located at the Knoetgen-Donahue Funeral Home 746 Kedron Av2 (Rt 420) Morton, PA
12 PM – 3 PM
Hot Chocolate, Coffee, Desserts and special guest Santa Claus
They are also collecting toys for Toys for Tots

King of Prussia Town Center Winterfest
12 PM – 5 PM
Winterfest returns to the King of Prussia Town Center! Join us for free, family fun – complete with tastings, holiday activations, live entertainment, special guest appearances from our favorite holiday characters and more. Let’s celebrate the season together in the Town Center. 
Saturday, November 30
Horse and carriage rides
Kids arts + crafts table by The Painted House
DJ Soundscapes
Phila Handbell Ensemble
Mother Teresa School Choir
Santa
Frozen’s Elsa (from 1pm – 4pm)
Details HERE

Chair Yoga
1 PM – 2 PM
at Ridley Township Public Library
Learn chair yoga with certified yoga instructor Donna Shumaker. Come to the library and get fit where you sit!
Registration required
Details HERE

Chess Club
1 PM – 3:30 PM
at Lansdowne Public Library
Join us to play chess, make new friends, learn new skills and have fun! All ages open chess every Saturday afternoon.
Details HERE

Tinicum Community Day and Health Fair
1 PM – 6 PM
This is a Christmas Themed Event featuring:
5K Run/Walk
Live Music – Mike Raymond Band, Full Deck and Christmas Carols w/ Interboro High School Jazz Band
Food and Craft Vendors, Tombola Table, Moon Bounce, Christmas themed children’s activities, Christmas tree lighting, visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. This year, there will be TETHERED HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES as well!
This event is the culmination of all of the Patriotic Org. events for the year. All money that has been raised with these events will be donated to help people battling cancer.
Details HERE

Lego Club
1:30 PM – 3 PM
at Marple Public Library
Come and join Mr. Dustin in creating amazing Lego structures accompanied by a different theme each week. Legos will be supplied. No Fee.
Ages: 6-11
*Registration required
Details HERE

Santa & Reindeer
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
at Olde Ridge Village 100 Ridge Rd, Chadds Ford, PA
Hosted by the Merchants of Olde Ridge Village. The Holiday tradition continues with the annual visit from Santa, Mrs Claus and a local reindeer. Join us on Small Business Saturday November 30th from 1:30 – 3:30 Bring your phone or camera for a photo.
Details HERE

Holiday Event & Tree Lighting
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
at Glen Eagle Square 477 Wilmington West Chester Pike, Glen Mills, PA
Glen Eagle Square welcomes the community to join us for our annual holiday event and tree lighting on Saturday, November 30th from 5:30 – 8:30. Be there early to see Santa’s arrival on the fire truck and catch our first annual pet parade. The tree will light-up at 6:00 pm. Bring an unwrapped gift for a child (age 3-6) in need and get a complimentary photo with Santa. There will be food, drinks, live music, carriage rides around the center, a stilt walker, face painter, magician, balloon artist, and a face sketcher!
Check back often to find out where you can pick-up giveaways, gifts with purchase and shopping discounts at the businesses around the square.
Please RSVP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-event-and-tree-lighting-tickets-81644718551 and bring your tickets to our check-in area ***in between White House Black Market and Avenue Kitchen***. Everyone that checks in with their tickets will receive a complimentary drink ticket for beer, wine or bubbly {must be 21 years of age} + kids will get a free gift.
Details HERE

Holiday Tree Lighting & Caroling
6 PM – 6:30 PM
at Swarthmore Town Center 121 Park Ave, Swarthmore, PA
Join Swarthmore Town Center and the Swarthmore United Methodist Church for a Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, November 30 at 6 pm. Usher in the holiday spirit and spread good cheer by caroling alongside friends and neighbors!
Details HERE

Sunday December 1, 2019

Bird Walk with Emily Dodge
9 AM – 11 AM
at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia PA
Take an educational walk with one of our knowledgeable volunteers! Discover the 300+ species of birds that use the Refuge during their migration routes – each week guarantee different species!
Walk will meet by visitor center and be at a relaxed paced on flat surfaces. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers. Binoculars can be loaned from the front desk before the walk. No registration required.
Details HERE

Media Farmers Market
10 AM
Edgemont St, Media PA
The Market will be held every Sunday from 10 to 2 on Edgemont Street between Media Elementary and Barrall Field. Come on out for fresh produce, baked goods, meats, eggs, prepared foods, and more!
Details HERE

Baby & Me Storytime Featuring Baby Shark: Meet Baby Shark 
11 AM
at Barnes & Noble Broomall PA
Baby & Me Storytime continues for caregivers and children 0-24 months old. Join us as we read a book and participate in activities featuring sensory growth for your little ones.
Details HERE

Third Annual New Hope Holiday Parade
11 AM – 1:30 PM
New Hope, PA
The Parade is a free event for residents and visitors alike. No matter what you celebrate, you can enjoy a festive kickoff to the holiday season at this all-inclusive family event. From floats to fire trucks, dance troops and more, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.
​The Parade route begins at the High School and ends on South Main Street. After the Parade, stay and enjoy all the festive atmosphere New Hope has to offer
Details HERE

The Donoahue & Huf Family Christmas Train Showcase
located at the Knoetgen-Donahue Funeral Home 746 Kedron Av2 (Rt 420) Morton, PA
11 AM – 2 PM
Hot Chocolate, Coffee, Desserts and special guest Santa Claus
They are also collecting toys for Toys for Tots

Winterfest 2019
11 AM – 5 PM
at Eagleview Town Center 565 Wellington Square, Exton PA
Winterfest is back again this year on Sunday, December 1st from 11am-5pm in the Town Center. But this year, we’re going all out! In addition to the Winterfest you know and love, this year’s event features artists and crafters, dancers, performances, live music, and much more! There will also be a selection of food, local spirits, & wintertime treats! Of course, the day will end with our annual tree-lighting.
Admission is FREE!
Details HERE

Chanukah Story Hour
1 PM – 2 PM
at Media-Upper Providence Free Library
Hey Kids!! Come on over to the Library for an awesome story time led by Rabbit Rikki Altein of Chabad of Delaware County. The storytime features “If the Candles Could Speak” – a giant Chanukah book!
Enjoy an interactive hour of Chanukah stories, crafts and games.
Free of charge and open to all! Best for ages 2-7. Older siblings are welcome.
Registration required
Details HERE

3D Giving Day
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
at Middletown Free Library
Help bring picture books to life for those with visual impairments!
Learn how to use a 3Doodler to literally lift picture books off the page, making them accessible to people with visual impairments.
Using 3Doodler pens, we will create 3D outlines of artwork from classic children’s books, making beloved stories come to life. Finished creations will be shared with a local charity matched with the library through Build a Better Book & 3Doodler.
For Everyone Ages 8 & up–Teens & Adults welcome!!
Registration required
Details HERE

6th Annual Media Christmas Parade and Santa’s State Street 5K Fun Run/Walk  ** Cancelled due to weather forecast – no rain date scheduled**
2:30 PM – 6:30 PM
State Street in Media PA
2pm: Block party
4pm: Costume Contest
4:15pm Fun Run/Walk
5pm Parade
Details HERE

South Street Tree Lighting
4 PM – 6 PM
South Street Headhouse District 200 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA
Santa Claus will arrive on a firetruck with the city’s finest, then he will greet children and collect their wish lists. Parents should bring their own cameras for photos with Santa. Music, treats, and gift shopping will also be part of the event. CBS3 ‘s Kimberly Davis will help Santa count down to the official lighting of the tree at 5:00pm. Bring your family, friends and neighbors – the event is free! SSHD, CBS 3 and The CW Philly 57 will collect unwrapped toys for children in the region through the Salvation Army. Look for collection bins under the Shambles during the event.
Details HERE

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