Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas this Weekend 11/27 – 11/29

Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas this Weekend 11/27 – 11/29

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        1. Local Businesses Join To Host Outdoor Holiday Shop and Sip Friday November 27th 12 PM – 4 PM – St Albans Circle – Newtown Square PA Details HERE
        2. PHestivaL of Trees November 27 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm, November 28 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm, November 29 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Fairgrounds at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks PA Festive holiday drive-thru family event featuring 200 uniquely decorated holiday trees, live nativity scene, Hanukkah menorah, Kwanza imagery, 40 feet live decorated tree, drone light show, and Santa himself. Come and enjoy this festive holiday drive-thru family event featuring 200 uniquely decorated holiday trees, live nativity scene, Hanukkah menorah, Kwanzaa imagery, 40′ live decorated tree, light show and Santa himself! All gathered to support worthy not for profit animal rescues and shelters. The focal point of the event is the display and sale of spectacular holiday trees by local designers, artists, florists, individuals, schools and community groups. The cost is only $20 per vehicle (seats up to 8 people). No large trucks, vans (more than 8 seats) or busses are permitted. Details and ticket info HERE and HERE 
        3. SHOP LOCAL – Support all of our DELCO AREA LOCAL BUSINESSES especially during SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY! Be sure to shop these wonderful businesses all though out the holiday season – and all year long!
        4. Christmas Market & Mexican Food Fest Saturday, November 28, 2020 AT 10 AM – 1 PM at Artisan Exchange West Chester, PA “Our first Christmas Market of the year will feature free reusable shopping bags , Over 20 Vendors and amazing Mexican food by Flavors of Jalisco Catering, LLC. ” Details and list of artisans HERE
        5. Thornbury Farm Christmas Fair Saturday, November 28, 2020 AT 10 AM – 4 PM  Located on Rt 926 and S. New Street on Thornbury Rd in West Chester PA Enjoy some time on the farm, see the animals. Enjoy baked goods, Christmas shop & trees, and live music by -“Think Like That”. Natalie’s Food Truck, great Vendors! Colonial cooking demonstration. Come in your colonial garb for fun. Details HERE
        6. Pet Photos with Santa in Park Square in Prospect Park Saturday, November 28, 2020 AT 11 AM – 2 PM (Raindate: December 5th) 
          Bring your pets to have their photo taken with Santa! (Dogs and Cats must be leashed or in carriers!) EVERYONE MUST WEAR A MASK! $5 suggested donation
          Bring your own camera or they’ll take the photo and email it to you! Proceeds will go to the Prospect Park Town Watch Annual Toy Drive which benefits children and families of Prospect Park Elementary. Details HERE
        7. Cool Yule™ Holiday Photos Saturday November 28th 11:30 AM – 4 PM In Suburban Square 602 Coulter Ave., Ardmore PA Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a day of live music, outdoor refreshments and pre-booked, socially-distant photo experiences! Things will be a little different this year, but the holiday magic remains the same. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in their handcrafted toyshop with stunning backdrops, perfect for your holiday cards this year. Your photo experience includes: one FREE digital image, options to purchase additional images or the full gallery. Proceeds go to the Penn Wynne Library Association. Details and ticket info HERE and HERE
        8. Winter on Broad Street: A Holiday Light Spectacular! presented by Dietz & Watson November 27th – January 3rd outside of the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Stroll through a winter wonderland of lights, shopping, and dining. Winter on Broad Street is open 5-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Ample parking is available for FREE in the Wells Fargo Center parking lots. Details HERE and HERE
        9. Celebrate the Holidays at Winterthur November 21, 2020–January 3, 2021 “This year, one of the Brandywine Valley’s most spectacular holiday showcases will dazzle you indoors and outdoors. Warm yourself by the fire pit and enjoy some s’mores; watch our 3D light show* displayed on the outside of the house (December 1–12), discover new areas of festive holiday décor at the Greenhouses and all around the house, and explore the Conservatory and entertaining rooms on the fifth floor of the house at your own pace. And that’s just the beginning! Throughout the season, there will be many exciting programs and events to make this a truly special holiday. Winterthur will be open on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.” Details and ticket info HERE 
        10. Santa at Springfield Mall November 6th – December 24th Monday – Saturday: 11am to 7pm* Sunday: Noon to 5pm *Santa will take a break Monday – Saturday from 3-3:45pm. Subject to change. Also new for 2020: Visit Santa from the comfort of your home and book a virtual visit with Santa.  Reservations are required to take a photo with Santa. Details, pricing and reservation info HERE
        11. Santa at Plymouth Meeting Mall November 12th – December 24th Monday – Saturday: 11am to 7pm* Sunday: Noon to 5pm *Santa will take a break Monday – Saturday from 3-3:45pm. Subject to change. Also new for 2020: Visit Santa from the comfort of your home and book a virtual visit with Santa.  Reservations are required to take a photo with Santa. Details, pricing and reservation info HERE
        12. Santa at Exton Square Mall  November 6th – December 24th Monday – Saturday: 11am to 7pm* Sunday: Noon to 5pm *Santa will take a break Monday – Saturday from 3-3:45pm. Subject to change. Also new for 2020: Visit Santa from the comfort of your home and book a virtual visit with Santa.  Reservations are required to take a photo with Santa. Details, pricing and reservation info HERE
        13. Santa at Cherry Hill Mall  November 6th – December 24th Monday – Saturday: 11am to 7pm* Sunday: Noon to 5pm *Santa will take a break Monday – Saturday from 3-3:45pm. Subject to change. Also new for 2020: Visit Santa from the comfort of your home and book a virtual visit with Santa.  Reservations are required to take a photo with Santa. Details, pricing and reservation info HERE
        14. Lights, Camera, Santa at King of Prussia Mall November 20 – December 24 at King of Prussia – The Plaza Details and reservation info HERE
        15. Celebrate the Holiday Season with Create Magic (including Virtual visit with Santa!) hosted by Concord Mall Now through December 24th options include virtual visit with Santa, holiday traditions gift box, snacks, gifts and more.  Details, pricing and options HERE
        16. Ship Bottom Brewery Beer Garden at Linvilla Orchards (21 and older) November 14th thru December 20th Saturdays & Sundays 12pm – 6pm (weather dependent) Details HERE
        17. Wintergarden on the Greenfield Lawn at Dilworth Park October 31, 2020-February 28, 2021 1 S 15th St (West Side of City Hall) Philadelphia, PA “Philadelphia’s premier wintertime attractions at Dilworth Park will open in phases starting with the return on October 31 of the Wintergarden on the Greenfield Lawn with whimsically-crafted reindeer topiaries, seasonal plantings, an open-air layout featuring a Chaddsford Winery kiosk and new safety protocols in accord with City, State and CDC guidelines.” Details HERE
        18. Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink at Philadelphia’s  Dilworth Park Open seven days a week, November 6, 2020-February 28, 2021 1 S 15th St (West Side of City Hall)
          Philadelphia, PA Details, ticket info and more HERE
        19. Christmas Village in Philadelphia November 26, 2020 through Christmas Eve Thursday, December 24, 2020  1599 JFK Blvd, Philadelphia Philadelphia’s largest holiday attraction will transform LOVE Park and parts of City Hall into an authentic open-air German Christmas market. Sunday – Thursday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm; Friday – Saturday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm; Thanksgiving Day: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm; Christmas Eve: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Details HERE and HERE
        20. Winter in Franklin Square presented by Citizens November 19-December 31, 2020  Residents and visitors alike can enjoy the magic of the holidays with health and safety protocols, expanded seating, and plenty of fresh air to enjoy new and old traditions. Celebrations include Santa Saturdays, Hanukkah Dreidel Giveaway with Old City Jewish Arts Center, and Kwanzaa Weekend with the African American Museum in Philadelphia. Details HERE
        21. Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show Presented by PECO Daily, November 19-December 31
          *Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day* HOURS: Sunday through Thursday, 5-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5-10 p.m. 
           The free light show illuminates and dazzles the Square nightly with over 100,000 lights (more than ever before) that shimmer, dance, and illuminate to a soundtrack of holiday classics. The Philly POPS will perform in two alternating shows every 30 minutes beginning 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. from Sunday through Thursday and from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, weather permitting. Details HERE
        22. Herrs Christmas Lights Display November 25th, 2020 – January 2nd, 2021 Come enjoy our FREE Holiday Lights Display from dusk to dawn. Drive through our corporate campus and over 600,000 dazzling lights. We ask that all visitors stay in their cars for everyone’s safety.” Details HERE and HERE
        23. Christmas Spirit Light Show 650 N. Prince Street, Lancaster PA Enjoy our twinkly lights from the comfort and safety of your vehicle in our drive-through light show.
          You’ll love our new songs, new design elements and new layout, whether you have visited us before or this is your first time! You can pre-purchase tickets on our website for contactless payment, or purchase in person at our ticket booth window. We accept Cash or Credit.*Ticket cost per vehicle: $20.00 (8 passengers & under) $30.00 (9 passengers & over, buses, etc.) Pre-purchased online tickets can be used on any night of the 2020 season. Details and ticket info HERE and HERE
        24. Holiday Magic at Brandywine (Oct. 31-Jan. 10) at Brandywine River Museum The wonder of the holiday season starts early at the Brandywine River Museum of Art this year! Beginning on October 31, 2020, visitors can enjoy “Holiday Magic at Brandywine” with the opening of the Brandywine Railroad—a holiday favorite since 1972. On view through January 10, 2021, this year’s seasonal offerings will also include the return of artist and composer Ann Wyeth McCoy’s dollhouse, which features six rooms filled with three-dozen dolls and hundreds of miniature objects that will delight visitors of all ages.
          While slightly modified this year to provide a safe and socially distant experience, the Brandywine Railroad display will still have plenty of model trains, miniature details and the engaging elements that everyone loves—including interactive components operated by hands-free foot pedals. The iconic O-gauge display will feature trains running on a thousand feet of track through a small village, a drive-in movie theater and even a carnival. NEW THIS YEAR: the Brandywine will introduce two model train sets with layouts once owned by Nicky and Jamie Wyeth—sons of the renowned American artist, Andrew Wyeth.
          Beginning November 27, the Brandywine’s whimsical Critter ornaments—handcrafted by volunteers at home this year—will be back to decorate the towering trees in the Museum’s three-story atrium. Thousands of these unique treasures will be available for purchase during the Annual Holiday Critter Sale from December 2-6, 2020. Details, times and ticket info HERE and HERE
        25. The Grand’s Winter in Wilmington Drive-Thru Light Show November 27th – January 3rd The holiday season comes to life as you drive your car through the Winter in Wilmington Light Show on Wilmington’s Riverfront. Thousands of lights make up this dazzling show. Dash through this electric trail in your one-horse open sleigh as there is so much to see! Your family will love the animated installations, interactive music, and holiday cheer. Create a new family tradition this year with The Grand’s Winter in Wilmington Light Show! Advanced tickets required Details and ticket info HERE and HERE
        26. Celebrate the Holidays at Peddler’s Village November 19, 2020 – January 10, 2021 Holiday magic is here! Now through January 10, stroll an enchanted village illuminated with a million holiday lights; see a magnificent display of more than 100 gingerbread houses created by our community; and so much more. Details HERE
        27. DiDonato’s Magical Holiday Express 2020 November 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30 December 1-23 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm at DiDonato Family Fun Center
          1151 S. White Horse Pike, Hammonton NJ
          All Aboard DiDonato’s Magical Holiday Express 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, Walk through Holiday Village and visit the Snack and Toy Cottage by Toy Market For 2020: Everything in your ticket is totally OUTDOORS! Add on Game of Bowling, one shoe rental with socks & one round of indoor galactic golf for $5 at the door Advance tickets required Details and reservation/ticket info HERE
        28. Wild Lights at Elmwood Park Zoo November 20th – December 30th 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Elmwood Park Zoo will transform into a magical wonderland aglow with brilliant displays and spectacular lights. In addition to new installations and returning favorites, this year’s Wild Lights features more animal encounters, music and live entertainment that is sure to put you in the holiday spirit! Best of all, you can visit Santa’s workshop where the jolly man himself will be available for meet and greets and photos! Details and ticket info HERE and HERE
        29. A Longwood Christmas Now through January 10, 2020 From towering trees that touch the sky to acres of twinkling lights, A Longwood Christmas makes your holiday oh so merry and bright. This holiday season, experience all the traditions that make A Longwood Christmas so special. Inside, stroll among beautifully adorned trees and plant palettes of delicate winter whites to rich reds and the greenest of evergreens as you wrap yourself in a nostalgic Christmas morning scene. Engage your senses with fragrant lilies and paperwhites, and relish in the timeless beauty of Christmas favorites like poinsettias and kalanchoe woven throughout the Conservatory. Outdoors, watch your family’s eyes sparkle at all the wondrous sights. Feel like a kid again with our whimsical Garden Railway and find magic within our shimmering tunnel of light. Right down to our cozy fire pits that not only warm the hands—but also the heart—a spirit of merriment, of joy, of time-honored happiness awaits you.” Details, tickets and events HERE
        30. Koziar’s Christmas Village Nov 7th through Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving through Jan 2nd 782 Christmas Village Rd. Bernville, PA Details, ticket info and more HERE
        31. HersheyPark Christmas Candylane Select Dates Nov. 13, 2020 – Jan. 3, 2021 Enjoy more than 5 million lights, winter rides on their newest coaster, Candymonium, visits with Santa, delicious hot chocolate, and more! Details HERE
        32. Holiday Bricktacular Nov. 20, 2020 – Jan. 3, 2021 at Legoland Discovery Center Philadelphia Holiday Bricktacular will be taking place every weekend this holiday season! Enjoy seasonal build activities and holiday theming throughout the Center, perfect for the entire family. Special photo ops! Grab your family photo on our LEGO sleigh and meet our new LEGO reindeer! It’s a Winter Wonderland take-over of MINILAND! Build a LEGO ornament and decorate our holiday tree! Stop by the our Elves Workshop for holiday build tips from our Master Model Builder and his team! Dress up in your favorite ugly sweater And more! Details and ticket info HERE
        33. Santa’s Express at West Chester Railroad Nov 21, 22, 27, 28, 29; Dec 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 11AM, 1PM, 3PM Additional 5PM departures: Dec 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 All aboard Santa’s Express! Join Santa for a 75 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 and return. Santa will be visiting all passengers while on the train. Make sure you bring your holiday lists with you so Santa can check them twice! Passenger’s will also enjoy live entertainment onboard from Greg Wright and friends! NOTE: Due to COVID-19, our Santa’s Express event will be operated a little different than in past years. Our trains will only operate at 50% capacity and tickets are limited. Details and ticket info HERE and HERE
        34. Christmas Tree Train Saturday Nov 28th, Sun Nov 29th, Sun Dec 6th, Sun Dec 13th 8 AM at West Chester Railroad Once on board, passengers will enjoy coffee, hot chocolate, and donuts. The train will arrive at Wiggins at approx 8:30 AM where passengers will disembark at the tree farm to go pick and cut down your Christmas tree (hand saws will be supplied). Once you’ve picked that perfect tree, it will be banded up, tagged, and placed on our flat car. At 9:45 AM, passengers will then board the train and be brought back to West Chester where your trees will be offloaded from the train. Don’t miss this new spin on a classic holiday tradition! Trip is approximately 2 hours. Seating is very limited so please order soon!
          All trees have the special price of $60 for all Tree Train ticket holders. The price of the tree is not included in the price of your ticket. NOTE: Santa will NOT be on board this train. Details and ticket info HERE
        35. Diggerland USA Drive-Thru Holidig Light Show  November 18th thru January 3rd from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Drive the theme park and witness a 100,000 light spectacular show from your own vehicle. Details and ticket info HERE
        36. Holidays at Hagley Every Friday-Sunday starting November 27, then daily from December 21 through January 3 at Hagley MuseumBring your family and friends to enjoy the holidays at Hagley. Head up to Workers’ Hill where you can sample individually wrapped cookies outside the Gibbons House and peek into a nineteenth century kitchen where cookies would have been baked in a woodstove. Stop by and see the festive entries in Hagley’s annual Gingerbread House Competition.These wonderful creations will be on display in the Millwright Shop, Dec. 1 to Jan. 3! Children will receive an activity kit to create a wooden gear ornament that they can make either while visiting Hagley or at home!
          Free admission to Hagley Museum is available from December 1 through January 3 for teachers, front-line healthcare workers, active fire and police personnel, and others who have been working to keep the community healthy and safe.
          Personnel who qualify for free admission includes doctors, nurses, care aides, paramedics, teachers, firefighters, EMTs, police officers, corrections officers, 911 dispatchers, and other professionals involved in emergency response. Details and ticket info HERE and HERE
        37. West Chester Christmas Light Display 895 S Concord Rd, West Chester PA
          November 26th, 2020 – December 31st, 2020 Monday – Sunday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm (weather permitting) Free Walk Through Display – No admission, just bring a donation (Monetary or supplies) for the BVSPCA The display is a unique display in that the sole purpose for our display is to raise money for the Brandywine Valley SPCA. This year’s display includes a full walk through pathway, filled with lights, inflatables, and everything in between. We have a special Letters to Santa area where children can write their own letters to Santa, and if they leave their address, Santa will write back to them!” Details HERE
        38. The 2020 Nowak Holiday Lights Display 1590 Wineberry Ln, West Chester, PA from 5-10pm, starting on Thanksgiving and ending on New Years Eve 20,000+ lights & close to 24 inflatables! If you are able to, please place a new and unwrapped toy in the designated bin. They will be benefiting Chester County’s Toys For Tots. Details HERE
        39. The Griswolds of New Jersey Light Display 503 Legends Court Mickleton, NJ evenings beginning Friday, November 27th – please consider bringing a new unwrapped toy to add to the RV for their holiday toy drive. Details HERE

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