Delaware County PA and Surrounding Area Weekend Events and Family Fun 1/3 – 1/5

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

Disney on Ice presents Road Trip Adventures
December 27th – January 4th
at Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia
Details, tickets and times HERE

Nicholas Wyeth Train Display
Jan 2nd – 5th
at Brandywine River Museum of Art 1 Hoffman Mill Rd, Chadds Ford PA
See Nicholas Wyeth’s historic tinplate train layout in the Museum atrium, December 23 – January 5.
Commissioned in 1976 as a Christmas gift for Nicholas Wyeth (b. 1943), older son of Andrew Wyeth, the 8×12′ standard gauge layout was designed and built for the living room of his Manhattan apartment.
In 2014, Nicholas Wyeth, who has a lifelong interest in modeling and continues to build and fly model airplanes, donated the train layout to the Brandywine River Museum of Art, where it has been recently enhanced with reproductions of a monorail and vintage racers. Standard gauge trains were introduced in 1906 by the Lionel Corporation, and the Wyeth train was made by Lionel in the 1920’s.
Details and ticket info HERE

Elf the Musical
at Media Theatre
Select dates Nov 21st – Jan 12th
Details, tickets, dates and times HERE

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

Rose Tree Park Festival of Lights **Last Weekend to Visit**
Dec 6th – Jan 5th
Nightly from 5:30 PM- 9:30 PM
The Festival has grown 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
Rose Tree Park 1671 N. Providence Rd., Media, PA
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

Horizon River Rink
November 29th through March 1, 2020
at 308 Justison St, Wilmington DE, at the Justison Landing Green, conveniently located on the Riverwalk
This family-oriented, outdoor ice skating rink provides fun for all ages! The Riverfront Rink is able to accommodate approximately 350 skaters at once and will be open 7 days a week with extended hours during the holiday break. The Horizon Services Riverfront Rink not only brings the fun winter tradition of skating to the Wilmington Riverfront, it will also offer numerous programs and promotions throughout the skating season.
Details, hours, prices and more 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 **Last Weekend to Visit**
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
Details and ticket info HERE

Longwood Christmas **Last Weekend to Visit**
Now through January 5th
Experience the Joys of the Season
Details HERE

LumiNature at the Philadelphia Zoo **Last Weekend to Visit**
through Jan 5th
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 
Details and times HERE

25th Annual Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm **Last Weekend to Visit**
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

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
𝗦𝗸𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗔𝗱𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗥𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗹𝘀
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

Shady Brook Farm Holiday Light Show **Last Weekend to Visit**
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

Brandywine Christmas **Last Weekend to Visit**
Nov. 29th – Jan. 5th
Brandywine River Museum of Art 1 Hoffman Mill Rd, Chadds Ford PA
The magic of the holiday season returns to the Brandywine River Museum of Art during Brandywine Christmas, November 29, 2019 through January 5, 2020 daily from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.. This spectacular holiday experience for all ages includes a gallery filled with an expansive model train display; a special exhibition featuring a selection of three beloved fairy tales and their evolution through time and different cultures; towering trees decorated with whimsical Critter ornaments; and a wide selection of holiday events and programs (listed below) for the whole family.
Details and ticket info HERE

Yuletide at Winterthur **Last Weekend to Visit**
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

Candytopia **Last Weekend to Visit**
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

Penn Museum
at Penn Museum 3260 South St, Philadelphia, PA
Details and ticket info HERE

The Franklin Institute
Details HERE

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Details HERE

Academy of Natural Sciences
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 January 3, 2020

For a calendar of Various Infant and Toddler Programs as well as Afterschool Events at local Delco Libraries, Go 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

First Friday Swarthmore
4 PM – 8 PM
Swarthmore Town Center 121 Park Ave, Swarthmore, PA
Gallery on Park
104 Park Avenue, 6-8 pm
Gallery on Park’s featured artist for January is Philadelphia artist, Barbara Mayfield. Graduating from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Barbara works in oil & acrylic on canvas, paper on panel, and monotype. Her work has been represented by fine galleries in Philadelphia, Washington DC, Stamford CT, and Santa Fe NM and now Swarthmore! She was also a mural painter for the Philadelphia Museum of Art Community Programs Department.
Ring in your new year by joining us on Friday, January 3 from 6-8 pm for the opening reception of her wonderful and colorful work. Complimentary refreshments will be served and all are welcome!
Harvey Oak Mercantile
102 Park Avenue, 5-7 pm
Sip, Shop, and SALE! Take 25% off all sale items on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. This includes clothing, shoes, seasonal items, and more!
Swarthmore Campus & Community Store
4 S. Chester Road, 4-7 pm
Make a “Good Things” memory jar! Join your friends at the Swarthmore Campus & Community Store to decorate and take home a “Good Things” memory jar. Put in a note whenever good things happen – task done well, a music piece completed, an athletic achievement, a good grade, a satisfactory resolution, and any other happy family event. Then on New Year’s Eve 2020 you can read back over all the good things of 2020. All materials provided for free. This event is open to the public and suitable for all ages.
Details HERE

Sensory-Friendly Train Evening
4:30 PM – 7 PM
at Brandywine River Museum of Art 1 Hoffman Mill Rd, Chadds Ford, PA
Individuals on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing disorder and their families are invited to join us for after-hours access to the Museum’s Brandywine Railroad, a holiday favorite featuring O-gauge model trains running on nearly 2,000 feet of track.
Created in conjunction with local families and occupational therapists, this inclusive and accessible program strives to provide a welcoming experience through offering:
Pre-visit social stories
Reduced crowding and noise
A sensory break area
On-hand support of skilled and friendly volunteers which include occupational therapy graduate students and faculty
Fidgets and noise-cancelling headphones to borrow
This program welcomes participants of all ages and their families (siblings welcome!). Space is limited and registration is requested. For more information or to register, contact Laura Westmoreland at lwestmoreland@brandywine.org or 610.388.8120.
Details HERE

Game Day 
5 PM – 6 PM
at Yeadon Library
An afternoon full of fun! For kids of all ages!
Details HERE

Sprouts Movie Night
6 PM – 8 PM
at Wallingford Presbyterian Church 110 E Brookhaven Rd, Wallingford PA
Come for dinner, popcorn and a showing of Brother Bear.
Sprouts is open to children grades K-5. There is no cost and if children are comfortable, parents need not stay for the event.
Details HERE

Winter Quizzo & Arts Night 2020
7 PM – 9 PM
at Media Community Center
A winter wonderland of quizzo & raffles! Plus, art for sale & art you can create! Admission is FREE. All proceeds from raffles and food/drinks will go to Community Life Links for hosting local Mental Health First Aid classes in 2020.
Details HERE

Quizzo
8:30 PM – 10:30 PM
at Swarthmore Co-Op 341 Dartmouth Avenue, Swarthmore, PA
Come and join in a friendly game of Quizzo with your friends and family in a friendly competition. Sign up to reserve a table at https://swarthmore.coop/events/quizzo-at-the-coop-jan-2020/
Details HERE

Saturday January 4, 2020

Sensory-Friendly Train Morning
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
at Brandywine River Museum of Art 1 Hoffman Mill Rd, Chadds Ford, PA
Individuals on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing disorder and their families are invited to join us for early access to the Museum’s Brandywine Railroad, a holiday favorite featuring O-gauge model trains running on nearly 2,000 feet of track.
Created in conjunction with local families and occupational therapists, this inclusive and accessible program strives to provide a welcoming experience through offering:
Pre-visit social stories
Reduced crowding and noise
A sensory break area
On-hand support of skilled and friendly volunteers which include occupational therapy graduate students and faculty
Fidgets and noise-cancelling headphones to borrow
This program welcomes participants of all ages and their families (siblings welcome!). Space is limited and registration is requested. For more information or to register, contact Laura Westmoreland at lwestmoreland@brandywine.org or 610.388.8120.
Details HERE

Winter Bird Walk with Gregg Gorton
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

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

Home Depot Kids Workshop – Mini Hockey Game 
9 AM – 12 PM
at participating Home Depot Locations
“Kids Face off with fun in this Mini Hockey Game Workshop. Kids develop hands-on skills by sanding, nailing, painting and more. With help from parents and Store Associates, your child will create and own their own game. 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.”
Details and registration info HERE

Nature Tots
10 AM – 11 AM
at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum 8601 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
Children ages 3-5 and an adult are invited to explore nature with a refuge ranger! Participants will enjoy story-times, crafts, hikes, and more! Registration is required. Please pre-register for Nature Tots, by sending a quick email to wingyi_kung@fws.gov, so that we know to expect you. Like all refuge activities, this event is FREE!
Details HERE

2020 West Chester Growers Market Winter Market – Opening Day
10 AM – 12 PM
We are the first and longest-running, outdoor producer-only market established in Southeastern, Pennsylvania. Producer-only means that we require that the fruits, vegetables, herbs, plants, chicken, beef, pork, eggs and cut flowers that we have to offer you be farmed by the farmer that you meet at market; that the cheeses, salsas, sauces, pies, jams, pasta, honey, maple syrup, breads, and soap be sold to you by the local artisans who make them.
Our farmers and artisans want to meet you, shake your hand, share their stories and talk about the importance of eating locally grown, sustainable foods and purchasing locally produced goods.
Farmers, Growers, and Artisans Scheduled to attend on January 4th:
Big Sky Bread
Butterfly Farm Pet Treats
Cocky Gourmet Confections LLC
Conebella Farm
Crisp Microgreens
Fahnestock Fruit Farm
Lancaster Hummus Co.
Lindenhof Farm
Maiale Deli and Salumeria
Nutty Novelties
Oley Valley Mushrooms
Queens Farm
Tally Ho Coffee
Taste of Puebla
Vera Pasta
Yomi Bites
Winter Market Hours: 10am to 12pm (rain, snow, or shine).
Details HERE

Mexican Food Fiesta & Market
10  AM – 2 PM
at Artisan Exchange 208 Carter Dr, Ste 13B, West Chester, PA
What a great way to start the New Year! Flavors of Jalisco Catering, LLC will be serving their usual mouth watering Mexican cuisine:
– Sope with your choice of – Chicken Tinga or Steak Picado –
A thick corn tortilla shaped into a bowl. Slightly fried and dipped in
enchilada sauce.Includes a smear of refried beans, topped with
choice of meat, garnished with shredded lettuce, diced tomato,
crumbled queso fresco, Mexican sour cream, radish slices and
salsa.
– Tres Leches Cake – Sponge cake soaked in three kinds of milk.
Topped with fresh whipped cream and strawberries.
– Strawberry Agua Fresca – Pureed fruit, water, a little sugar, mint
and a splash of lime juice.
Check out our weekly newsletter and individual Artisan Exchange Members Facebook pages for this weeks Specials!
Here are the artisans you’ll find at the market this week:
Aunt Kim (Gluten Free mixes and Cookies & Pies)
BrendAmore (Italian Specialties)
Buenos Aires Empanada Bar (Argentinian Empanadas)
Cook Awesome Food (Spice Blends and Vegan Dishes)
Flavors of Jalisco Catering, LLC (Mexican Chips, Salsa, Guacamole)
Frankly-Deep, LLC (Hot Sauces & Peppers))
Golden Valley Farms Coffee Roasters (Organic Shade-Grown Coffee)
Heavenly Sweet Chocolates (Handmade Chocolates & Party Favors)
Hip Brick (Solar Lights)
Jamonit Specialty Foods (Barbecue Sauces)
MacDougall’s Irish Victory Cakes
MoJo’s Pop Co. (Toffee Popcorn)
Peachala’s (Gourmet Baked Goods)
A Pocket Full Of Pie (fruit pies)
Pivotal Nutrition (Protein Bits)
Pure Scents Soy Candle Company (Soy Candles)
S.O.B Bacon (Dry Cured Artisanal Bacon)
Sunsobo (Hibiscus Tea)
Sweet Lana’s Vegan Express (International Fusion, Vegan Scrapple, & Spice Pastes)
Strattons Wynnorr Farm (Fresh Organic Produce)
Every Saturday, from 10 AM-2 PM, our artisans bring delicious eats to West Chester, offering lunch, meals to take home, treats-on-the-go, handmade goods and more! More than 20 LOCAL artisans. Support small businesses!
We are an indoor market, so we are up and running every weekend, rain or shine! You’ll find baked goods, appetizers, and food from dozens of different countries. Looking for vegan, vegetarian, organic, gluten free fare? We’ve got that too! Stop by for a sample!
Each week at the market you can find organic coffee and produce, cakes and breads, empanadas and dumplings, handmade candles and jewelry, cookies, brownies, vegan foods and more! The Artisan Exchange has international cuisine including Russian Cuisine, Chinese Food, Italian Dishes, Southern American Cooking, Latin Foods, German Specialties, and Polish Foods.
Details HERE

Storytime and Activities Featuring Grumpy Monkey 
11 AM
at Barnes & Noble Broomall PA
Jim the chimpanzee is in a terrible mood and has a bit of a meltdown when everyone starts giving him advice as to what makes THEM happy. Sometimes everyone just needs a day to be GRUMPY! This book shows kids they are allowed to demonstrate their feelings without hurting others in the process. Activities to follow!
Details HERE

4H & STEM
11 AM – 12 PM
at Lansdowne Public Library
Join the 4-H Computer Science Club for activities to explore STEM at the Lansdowne Library! This is a free program with coding, problem solving, fun and games!
Saturday January 4th 11am-12pm
Saturday February 1st 11am-12pm
Saturday March 7th 11am-12pm
Saturday April 4th 11am-12pm
Saturday May 2nd 11am-12pm
Saturday June 6th 11am-12pm
All children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Details HERE

Family Storytime
11 AM – 12 PM
at J. Lewis Crozer Library
Join for stories, songs, rhymes, and movement activities and discover how fun storytime is for your whole family!
Resources will be provided on fun, easy ways to encourage literacy at home. For young children of all ages. Ideal for caregivers with multiple-aged children.
Details HERE

LEGO Club
11 AM – 4 PM
at Middletown Free Library
ALL AGES can attend our drop-in LEGO build times! We’ll have small bricks for the advanced builders, and large bricks for the wee-ones. Registration is not required.
Details 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, 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

Meet the Frosty Sisters
12 PM – 2 PM
at Garden State Discovery Museum 2040 Springdale Road Suite 100 Cherry Hill, NJ
Details HERE

Jojo Sparkling Event
12:30 PM – 2 PM
at Sweet & Sassy Collegeville, PA- Salon, Spa and Celebrations 250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville, PA
$25.00 per child
JoJo Sweet Makeover includes:
-Bow up -do
-glittery makeup
-and just a polish on the fingers
– Jojo Craft
-Snacks and drinks
-Dancing & Singing to JoJo’s beats
-a magical ride in our HOT PINK limo!
Reservation Required & Pre-payments are required!
Spots are Limited
Details HERE

Makin Music at Ridley Township Public Library
1 PM – 1:45 PM
Suitable for ages 6 and under, but all are welcome
Join Makin’ Music as they play the guitar and lead families in fun and exciting songs and rhythm chants. Register below beginning January 6. Sign up once for the entire winter/spring session (January- May).
Details HERE

MAKE break Snowman Canvas
1 PM – 3 PM
at participating Michaels Craft Stores
Cost: Buy the canvas, and they’ll provide the supplies to decorate it.
Details HERE

Snowflakes for Someone Special
1 PM – 3 PM
at J. Lewis Crozer Library
Come to the library and use your creativity to create original and 3D paper snowflakes for someone special in your life!
Supplies and instructions will be provided. All ages welcome.
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

Kimmel Center Presents: Three Kings Day
4 PM – 7 PM
at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts 300 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA
The Mexican Consulate and the Mexican Cultural Center invite you to partake in one of the most widely-celebrated holidays among Hispanics and Latinos. Bring your family and join us for a reenactment of the story of theThree Wise Men. Enjoy an evening of activities, piñatas and a piece of traditional “Rosca de Reyes” bread, which will be the largest one ever made in Philadelphia!
This event is free and open to the public.
Details HERE

Gaming After Dark
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Teens take over the library during this monthly, after hours club! join us for board games, video games, art. and music. Hang out with friends in this super-chill, teens-only space. ParticIpants may contribute $5 for a group order of pizza but it is not required.
This event is free and open to all those ages 12+. No registration is required.
Details HERE

Sunday January 5, 2020

Bird Walk with Mary Ellen Krober
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

Pay What You Wish Family Festival at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
10 AM – 3 PM
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA
Museum admission is Pay What You on the first Sunday of every month. This monthly festival offers fun for the whole family, with artist demonstrations, art making, family tours, and fabulous performances.
January 5, 2020: 2020 Vision
Explore optics and illusions in art, and discover tricks that artists play on our eyes with color, light, and line.
Details HERE

PECO Free First Sunday Family Day at The Barnes Foundation
10 AM – 5 PM
at The Barnes Foundation 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA
Every first Sunday of the month admission to the Barnes is FREE! See our collection, join us for family activities, and catch the final days of 30 Americans.
Kick off the new year with creative journeys in music, poetry, and sculpture.
Join us for:
Art Making
Celebrate your identity and tell your story through sculpture, collage, and abstract art.
Exhibition: Vidas Suspendidas / Suspended Lives
Latinx artists across Philadelphia created self-portraits in the form of paper-mache sculptures. Inspired by piñatas, these life-size works explore the immigrant narrative and common obstacles while also celebrating individuality.
The project was created by Nora Hiriart Litz, director for art and culture at Puentes de Salud.
Storytime
Join Ms. Pam and Ms. Martina from Baby Wordplay for multicultural stories and fun sing-alongs that bring words on the page to life.
Music: Jahwula Seapoe
Move and groove to the tunes of West Philadelphia musicians. Jahwula Seapoe and friends share music—a blend of neo-soul and old-school R&B—and poetry throughout the afternoon.
Details HERE

Baby & Me Storytime Featuring 
11 AM
at Barnes & Noble Broomall PA
Join every Sunday for our Baby & Me Storytime, as we read a book and participate in activities featuring sensory growth for your little ones. For caregivers and children ages 0-2.
Details HERE

COCOKidsYoga 8 Class Series
12 PM – 1 PM
at The Haverford Reserve CREC 9000 Parkview Drive, Haverford PA
Help your kids start 2020 off with all the benefits of YOGA!! Starting Sunday, January 5th and continuing through the end of February I will be teaching a 8 week kids yoga series at the CREC in Haverford.
Sunday, January 5, 12,19,26
February 2,9,16 and 23
12:00-1:00
These are Early Bird Discounted Prices available until December 20th
Namaste
$22 for a drop In class
$18 a class for pre-registered children
$15 a class for all 8! ($120 total)
Details HERE

Meet the Frosty Sisters
12 PM – 2 PM
at Garden State Discovery Museum 2040 Springdale Road Suite 100 Cherry Hill, NJ
Details HERE

Cooking Class
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
at Middletown Free Library
For interested/passionate cookers & bakers ages 10, 11, 12
Sundays, January 5, 12, 19, 26
Registering means you will commit to all classes!
Learn the basics of cooking & baking with our amazing volunteer Diane F.! Kids will learn & practice how to read a recipe, measure ingredients & use basic kitchen utensils. Registration is required, and adults are encouraged to stay to help. Each week a new recipe & edible treat will be made!
Details and registration info HERE

Meet and Greet Princesses
2:45 PM – 4:15 PM
at at Sweet & Sassy Collegeville, PA- Salon, Spa and Celebrations 250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville, PA
$25/ per child
Included with the Princess Meet and Greet:
Princess Up-dos, Make-up, Just a polish on fingers, Princess coronation with tiara and Princess certificate to take home, snacks, and photo with the Princesses!
Includes HOt pink Limo!!
Call or book online today( limited space)
610-489-7465
No Refunds Must pay ahead of time!!

Details HERE

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