Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas This Weekend 11/12 – 11/14

Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas This Weekend 11/12 – 11/14

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*Please note that changes can occur at anytime to any of these events due to safety regulations and Social Distancing precautions or weather. Be sure to check with each venue and keep up to date on their social media pages for updates, changes, closures and more. Also be sure to check individual pages **

Looking for places to walk or hike? Check out our round up of Delaware County PA and Surrounding Area Trails, Parks and Places to Walk and Hike HERE

  • Phestivaof Trees at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks PA November 12, 13 & 14, 2021 100 Station Ave Oaks, PA  “PHestivaof Trees is a 3-day, holiday event in the PHiLadelphia area benefitting local animal shelters & rescues.” A three-day annual holiday-themed family event featuring uniquely decorated holiday trees and gingerbread houses, live entertainment, holiday shopping village 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 and gingerbread houses created by local designers, artists, florists, individuals, schools and community groups. Additional attractions include live entertainment, beer & wine garden and seasonal merchants.” Details and ticket info HERE
  • Veterans Day Weekend at The Museum of the American Revolution November 11-14, 2021 “This Veterans Day and Veterans Day Weekend, join the Museum onsite and online in honoring America’s first veterans as well as those who have served and continue to serve the nation today. Throughout the weekend, the Museum will offer free admission to those currently serving in the military, veterans, and Blue Star Families, courtesy of Comcast NBCUniversal.” Details, schedule, ticket info and more HERE
  • Delaware Children’s Museum’s “$5 After 5pm”  featuring special extended hours until 8pm, unique programming, and discounted pricing for guests visiting after 5pm. Thursdays and Fridays will never be the same! Museum hours on Thursdays and Fridays will be 10am – 8pm, with admission starting at just $5 per person after 5pm (DCM Members are free). Details HERE
  • Fall Family Storytime Friday November 12th 10 AM at Ridley Township Public Library for ages 0-5 years. In-person program. Bring a blanket and join us for stories and music.  Classes will be held either outdoors in the courtyard or in the large meeting room.  Registration for this program will open one weeks prior to event.  When held indoors, masks are required for ages 2+.  Details HERE
  • Outdoor Storytime at Veterans Memorial Park Friday November 12th 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM hosted by Marple Public Library at Veterans Memorial Park 354 Lawrence Road Broomall, PA Join us every Friday in September, October & November for outdoor storytime in the gazebo at Veterans Memorial Park on Lawrence Road! Stories, songs, rhymes, wiggles, and fun! Recommended for kids ages 5 and under but all are welcome! No registration required. Social distancing in effect. Masks highly recommended for all. Feel free to bring a blanket or towel to sit on. Details HERE
  • Outdoor Storytime in the Amphitheater Friday November 12th 11 AM – 11:30 AM Join Mr. Scott from Swarthmore Library for an outdoor storytime! So here’s how it will work: We will read books, sing songs, and do some movement activities. Bring a blanket or chairs if you would like!Please follow CDC guidlines for masking.  In the event of bad weather or the threat of bad weather, storytime will be cancelled for the day. Please check your email the day of the storytime if things are looking iffy.  Registration is per family/group, not individual.  Beginning on 11/12/2021 we will be in the amphitheater located right outside the library building.” Details HERE
  • Lego on the Lawn Friday November 12th 4 PM – 4:45 PM at Swarthmore Public Library Come join for an afternoon of building with LEGOS in the amphitheater outside of the library!” Registration required, space limited. Details and registration info HERE
  • Craft Show and Flea Market Sponsored by Ridley High School Marching Band Saturday November 13th 9 AM – 1 PM at Ridley Township Swim Club Parking Lot 2001 Academy Ave. Folsom, PA Shop from over 20 vendors! Details HERE
  • Rep O’Mara & Delco DA Stollsteimer’s Free Shred Event at Broomall Fire Company Saturday November 13th 9 AM – 12 PM 1 N Malin Rd, Broomall PA Free shred and drug-take back event Details HERE
  • Christmas Baazar at Chambers Memorial Presbyterian Church in Rutledge Saturday November 13th 9 AM – 2 PM 2 E Sylvan Ave Rutledge PA Details HERE
  • Gobble Gobble! Thanksgiving Stories and a Craft Saturday November 13th 10 AM – 10:45 AM at Media-Upper Providence Free Library We’ll read stories about Thanksgiving (and pie!) and make a craft. Best for ages 2-7. Siblings welcome. Note: We will be upstairs in the large meeting room. Masks required for ages 2+. Limited group size.” Details HERE
  • Nature Tots! John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum Saturday November 13th 10 AM – 11 AM Nature Tots are back at the refuge! 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, so that we know to expect you. Like all refuge activities, this event is FREE!” Details HERE 
  • Tex Mex Taco Fest & Artisan Market Saturday November 13th 10 AM – 1 PM at The Artisan Exchange 208 Carter Drive Suite 13B West Chester, PA Details, menu and list of artisans HERE
  • Outdoor YogAmi Classes – Turkey Fun Kids Yoga with Allison DeSalvo’s World of Song Saturday November 13th 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM (weather permitting or online class via Zoom EST) ​Outdoor Location: Little Crum Creek Swarthmore PA Geared for ages 4-7. Details, registration info and more HERE
  • Linvilla Food Truck Frenzy Saturday November 13th 11 AM – 4 PM (Rain or Shine event) “We have two bands for your entertainment while you dine!  Starting off our day are our good friends, The Ultimates. They will be putting out their soulful sounds from 10:30 – 1pm.  The Whiskey Trail is a band from right here in Media, PA who play Irish music but also cover all genres from Johnny Cash to Bob Marley to the Beatles.  The Whiskey Trail will be performing from 1:30pm – 4pm. Food trucks coming to delight your palate: Fiesta Churros, 22BBQ, On The Roll, Haagen-Daz, Carmona Mobile Foods – Specialty Hot Dogs, Chank’s Grab-N-Go – Pizza Cones, Cupcake Carnivale, Dos Gringos, Dr. Wutzit’s Wonder Balls, Jeremiah’s Custom Cuisine – Sliders, Koi on the Go – Asian/Latin fusion, Have a Ball! – Meatballs, Mojo Loco – Taco Rice Bowls – Loaded fries, The Plum Pit and Barkley’s BBQ!” Details HERE
  • Marcus Hook Veterans Day Parade Saturday November 13th 12 PM Parade begins at the Marcus Hook/ Trainer Borough line and will continue to Market Street where it will turn left  and finish at Market Square Memorial Park. The parade will feature a number of marching bands, musical groups, and organizations including the Chester County Antique Car Club, South Philly String Band, Quaker City String Band, Ferko String Band, Avalon String Band, West Powelton Steppers – official 76ers drum team, Trinidad North Steel Drum Duo, Media Dixies, the Valley Forge Highlanders, and of course Uncle Sam and the Statue of Liberty, along with many other civic and community groups! Details  HERE and  HERE
  • Science Saturday at Hagley Museum: Fusion Fashions Saturday November 13th 12 PM – 4 PM**Please note that this event is now in the Hagley Library. Use Hagley’s Buck Road East entrance off Route 100.** “Create “fabric” out of plastic grocery bags and find a new use for it. Visitors of all ages are invited to discover solutions to science and engineering challenges at Science Saturday. Activities are included in regular admission and free for Hagley members. This is a drop-in activity, feel free to join the fun at any time from 12 to 4 p.m.” Details and ticket info HERE
  • Siege Weekend at Fort Mifflin Saturday November 13th and Sunday November 14th 10 AM – 4 PM Fort Mifflin and Hog Island Roads Philadelphia, PA “Commemorate the greatest bombardment of the American Revolution with us! Meet Revolutionary War soldiers and civilians, enjoy musket and cannon demonstrations and living history activities. Say “hay” to the Queen’s Rangers and their horses, visit with demonstrators, play with 18th century toys and MORE. Guided tours at noon and 2 pm, Skirmish at 1:30. Fun living history activities all day!” Details and ticket info HERE
  • Chaddsford Winery Fall Food Truck Event Saturday November 13th and Sunday November 14th 12 PM – 5 PM “Treat your tastebuds to a weekend full of tasty street food!
    Enjoy mouthwatering creations from local trucks, live music, and the sights of the Brandywine Valley. Sip on all the cozy, comforting fall flavors you love with plenty of Chaddsford wine, PA-made craft beers and specialty cocktails.” Details HERE and HERE
  • Interboro High School Fall Craft Fair  500 16th Avenue Prospect Park, PA Details HERE
  • Santa’s Arrival at Springfield Mall Sunday November 14th 10 AM – 4 PM Celebrate with holiday characters, Grab a holiday craft, Treat yourself to a cookie, Santa arrives on the Springfield Township Fire Truck at 11:45am! Details HERE
  • PECO Family Jams: Pinecone Harvest at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens Sunday November 14th 12 PM – 4 PM 1020 South Street Philadelphia, PA “In 1998, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens creator Isaiah Zagar planted corn, flowers, and a small pine tree in the empty lots next to his studio. While Isaiah transformed the space into a fully mosaicked art environment with winding pathways, bridges, tunnels, stairways, and courtyards, the tree remained… and grew. Now, at over 60 feet tall, the “little” pine tree towers over nearby buildings, providing shade to PMG’s visitors and habitat for local birds and squirrels. Every year, the tree also produces hundreds of pine cones which we gather and bake (melting the sap smells wonderful and turns the cones shiny). This month, visitors are invited to enjoy the harvest by creating ornaments, autumnal decorations, or a few woodland friends using pine cones.” Details and ticket info HERE
  • 10th Annual Green Sunday Craft Fair Sunday November 14th 1 PM – 5 PM at the Media Providence Friends School 125 W 3rd St Media, PA “You will find a variety of handmade and upcycled gifts including jewelry, soaps, and more” Details HERE and HERE
  • Photos with Santa at Springfield Mall Beginning Sunday November 14th through December 24th Details HERE
  • Photos with Santa at Christiana Mall Now through December 24th Details HERE
  • Photos with Santa at Exton Square Mall November 13 – December 24 Details HERE
  • Photos with Santa Claus at Cherry Hill Mall November 4, 2021 through December 24, 2021 Details HERE
  • Photos with Santa at Deptford Mall November 12th through December 24th Details HERE
  • Kozier’s Christmas Village November 6th – January 1st 782 Christmas Village Rd. Bernville, PA “Driving through the darkened countryside and coming over that last hill on the unlit country road is like driving into a fairyland. Suddenly you find yourself in a dazzling valley set aglow with more than one million Christmas lights adorning buildings, gift barns, and landscape. A reflective lake adds to the stunning beauty of this magical place.” Details, reservation and ticket info and more HERE
  • The Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin at Dilworth Park in Philadelphia Operates seasonally, November 5, 2021-February 27, 2022 Hours:  Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sunday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. “Relax and warm up during a visit to the Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin, beautifully decorated with elements reminiscent of a rustic ski chalet. The space is adorned in winter-inspired foliage and dangling lights, perfect for photo-ops. Adults 21 and older can toast to good cheer with refreshing cocktails made with Maker’s Mark Bourbon and Haku Japanese Vodka. Favorites like Stella Artois and Michelob Ultra will also be offered. Head outside to the PNC Terrace to enjoy toasty fire pits at no charge. Alcohol is served starting at 5 p.m. on weekdays, and 11 a.m. on the weekends for adults 21 and over. “ Details HERE and HERE
  • Universal Soul Circus Opens October 28, 2021 at Fairmount Park at 52nd & Parkside Ave ​5201 Parkside Avenue, Philadelphia, PA Details and ticket info HERE
  • Little Red Riding Hood at Hedgegrow Theater through Sunday November 14th All Performances located at Hedgerow Farmhouse at 146 W. Rose Valley Road, Rose Valley, PA Details, tickets and times HERE
  • Hamilton October 20th – November 28th at The Academy of Music in Philadelphia 240 S Broad St. Philadelphia, PA Details, showtimes and ticket info HERE
  • Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary Open select nights, Sept. 24 through Nov. 13 at 2027 Fairmount Avenue Philadelphia, PA  Halloween Nights consists of 15 attractions:…and more surprises in store!
    • 2 haunted houses (scary!)
    • 3 immersive walk-through experiences (not scary)
    • 3 live, interactive performances
    • 4 themed bars and lounges
    • 3 opportunities to explore the penitentiary’s cellblocks, history, and relevance today (including NEW, exclusive narration by actor Steve Buscemi!) Details and ticket info HERE
  • The Stories We Wear at the Penn Museum on view: September 25, 2021–June 12, 2022 at 3260 South Street Philadelphia, PA “Showcasing 2,500 years of style and adornment through approximately 250 remarkable objects, The Stories We Wear reveals how clothing and accessories offer powerful expressions of identity—examining the purpose and meaning behind what we wear. Discover a spectacular array of attire, jewelry, uniforms, regalia, and tattoos. Explore common threads woven throughout stories that transcend language, culture, and time.” 
    Details HERE
  • – Philadelphia 901 Market Street #1150 Philadelphia, PA Details and ticket info HERE
  • Insta Philly Instagrammable Photo Experience  219 Market Street – Philadelphia, PA Details and ticket info HERE
  • Pick Your Own at Linvilla Orchards Pick-Your-Own is open Monday-Friday from 8AM – 4PM and Saturdays and Sundays from 8AM – 5PM.Weather and Crop Permitting. Details, pricing and ticket info HERE
  • Media Farmers Market Sundays 10 AM – 1 PM Edgemont St. between Media Elementary and Barrall Field  every Sunday from now until November from 10am to 1pm. Make sure you plan to come every week – during the growing season new items are arriving at the Market all the time! Details HERE
  • Ship Bottom Brewery Beer Garden at Linvilla Orchards Saturdays and Sundays 12 PM – 6 PM (weather dependent) Food Truck will be onsite each day, Fire Pits & Patio Heaters, Ship Bottom will have a social distance program and contact-less environment in place for your safety.  Seating will be first come first serve. Details HERE
  • Adventure Aquarium Camden NJ – Advance tickets required Details HERE
  • Wonderspaces 27 N 11th St, Philadelphia, PA Details, tickets and hours HERE
  • Please Touch Museum Philadelphia PA  Details HERE
  • The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Philadelphia PA Advance Reservation Required Details HERE
  • Franklin Square in Philadelphia: The Wizard of Oz Educational Exhibit October 8, 2021 through January 16, 2022 “Visitors of all ages are invited to come along with Dorothy and Toto on a multi-sensory exploration of the Land of Oz.” Details, ticket info  and more HERE
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art Philadelphia, PA Reservations required Details HERE
  • Museum of the American Revolution Philadelphia, PA Reservations required Details HERE
  • Longwood Gardens Kennett Square, PA Advance Tickets Required Details HERE
  • Philadelphia Zoo Philadelphia PA – Experience BIG TIME, Philadelphia Zoo’s new prehistoric exhibit. Advance tickets required Details HERE
  • Elmwood Park Zoo Norristown, PA – Advance tickets required Details HERE
  • Brandywine Zoo Wilmington, DE Details HERE
  • Tyler Arboretum Media, PA Details HERE
  • Morris Arboretum Philadelphia, PA Advance tickets required Details HERE
  • Putt Putt Fun Center 5300 W Baltimore Pike Clifton Heights, PA Details and ticket info HERE
  • Bettes Family Fun Center Aston, PA Details HERE
  • Urban Air Adventure Park Springfield PA Details HERE
  • Sky Zone Glen Mills PA Details HERE
  • Jumpers Family Fun Zone Newtown Square PA Advance Reservations Required Details HERE
  • Arnold’s Family Fun Center Oaks PA Details HERE
  • Diggerland USA West Berlin, NJ Details HERE
  • Strasburg Railroad Ronks PA Advance Tickets required Details HERE

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