Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas This Weekend 11/26 – 11/28

Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas This Weekend 11/26 – 11/28

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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

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!


  • 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
  • Lights Up Holiday Weekends in West Chester – Friday, November 26, 2021 – January 1, 2022 This weekend features: Professional Gingerbread House Competition, Carolers, Music, Santa and more! Details and times HERE
  • Holiday Tree Lighting at Schauffele Plaza in Ardmore Friday, November 26, 2021 6 PM 
    “Fun for the entire family when the Ardmore Business Association lights the holiday tree and Santa arrives on a firetruck! FREE hot chocolate and cookies for everyone. Join us Black Friday, November 26th at 6:00 p.m. Be ready for Santa to arrive on a firetruck, light the tree, and take pictures with you! This is a FREE EVENT by the Ardmore Business Association.” Details HERE
  • Kennett Square Holiday Light Parade Friday, November 26, 2021 6 PM Join to kick off the holiday season! We will light up the town with dancers, floats, firetrucks and farm equipment! The parade takes place on State Street between Center and Broad Street and lasts about 40 minutes. Santa will light the tree but due to COVID concerns, will not greet the kids. Details HERE 
  • Holiday Open House Friday, November 26, 2021 6 PM – 8:30 PM at 11 S Jackson St, Media, PA “Come and join us on Friday 11/26/2021 from 6-830pm and meet your local firefighters and EMS providers. We will have informational literature about fire safety and tours of the fire trucks and ambulance. Please stop by and enjoy seasonal activities for the whole family! Please bring an unwrapped toy or monetary donation for Toys for Tots.” Details HERE
  • Makers at the Square Glen Eagle Square Saturday, November 27th 11 AM – 5 PM at 477 Wilmington West Chester Pike Glen Mills, PA “Come visit us at the Makers at the Square Holiday Pop-up. There will be 20 local makers, workshops, live music, and visits from Santa.
    Diane and Christine will be selling books, note cards, prints, ornaments, and more.
    The Market opens every Saturday, November 27th through December 18th from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.”
    Details HERE
  • Holiday Bazaar Saturday, November 27, 12 PM – 4 PM at 500 Pine street Building 6 Holmes PA 2nd Annual Holiday Bazaar with over 30 local vendors. Food! Raffle Items & More Details HERE
  • Saturday, November 27, 1-3pm and Sunday, November 28, 1-3pm** at The Knoetgen-Donahue Funeral Home 746 Kedron Ave (Route 420) Morton, PA ***Sunday the 28th we will be projecting the Eagles game outback along with DELCO Steaks food truck serving top of the line cheesesteaks! If you can, bring a toy for Toys For Tots.” Details HERE
  • Winterfest 2021 at The Grange Saturday, November 27, 12 PM – 6 PM Food trucks, Model Railroad, Mansion Tours, Tree Lighting, Story Time with Santa and more Details HERE
  • Holiday Tree Lighting at Glen Eagle Square Saturday, November 27th 4 PM – 8 PM at 477 Wilmington West Chester Pike Glen Mills, PA “‘Tis the season! Glen Eagle Square welcomes the community to join us for our annual Tree Lighting and Holiday Event on Saturday, November 27th from 4:00PM- 8:00PM. Get there early to see Santa’s arrival and light the tree. Enjoy live music, carriage rides along with complimentary kettle corn, hot chocolate and activities when you bring an unwrapped toy for a child in need (ages three – six) in support of local school, Stubbs Early Education Center in Wilmington, DE.
    Also be sure to check-out the Garnet Valley High School Pop-Up Art Exhibit, open exclusively for the holiday event, located by Ten Thousand Villages.
    Please RSVP here: and check-in at one of our reception areas.
    Everyone who checks in with their tickets and brings an unwrapped gift for a child ages three – six, will receive complimentary tickets for the nights’ festivities.
    *Check-in table at the POP-UP holiday makers market, The Makers at the Square, located next to Harvest Seasonal Grill.
    *Check-in table in front of the Magic Holiday Village where Santa and The Grinch will be set-up for the season, located next to Whole Foods.” Details HERE
  • Sunday Family Skate in Ardmore at Philadelphia Skating Club and Humane Society Sunday, November 28th 1:45 PM – 3:15 PM “Sunday family public sessions are back and open to all. Ice skating is fun and it’s great exercise too.
    Sundays 1:45 – 3:15 PM
    Admission $10/person
    Skate rentals $5/person
    Masks are required” Details HERE
  • Chanukah Village at Media Courthouse Sunday, November 28th 2:30 PM
    “Join us as State Street in Media is transformed into a MAGICAL CHANUKAH VILLAGE!
    *Dreidel Making *Chanukah Story Time
    *Donut Decorating *Chanukah Nail Art *Crafts *Judah The Maccabee *Guess How Many Dreidels *Chanukah Treats and So Much More!
    2:30 PM:
    Pickup your CHANUKAH VILLAGE ACTIVITY MAP in front of the Courthouse
    2:30-4:30 PM:
    Stroll around the neighborhood and enjoy exciting CHANUKAH ACTIVITIES at participating stores along the way
    4:30-5:00 PM:
    7th Annual GRAND MENORAH LIGHTING at the Courthouse
    *Greetings from Local Dignitaries & Community Leaders
    This event is FREE OF CHARGE & OPEN TO ALL! (Sponsorship opportunities available)
    For more info and to RSVP (required): Details HERE
  • Santa Stroll through Media  Sunday November 28th starting at 4PM on State Street Media PA Great floats will be lined up for the drive-by event, including string bands, local music and dance groups, Santa and elves and many other festive surprises! See the map for the route, and visit for details!
  • 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
  • Photo with Santa at Cabela’s 1100 Christiana Mall #1410 Newark, Delaware Reservations through Dec 23rd. Details and reservation info HERE
  • Photos with Santa at Exton Square Mall November 13 – December 24 Details HERE
  • Photos with Santa at Plymouth Meeting Mall November 20 – December 24 Details HERE
  • Photos with Santa at King of Prussia Mall November 12 – 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
  • Cut Your Own Christmas Tree at Linvilla Orchards beginning November 20th Take a hayride into the field and cut your own Christmas tree with your family. Hayride ticket required ($2.00 per person timed ticket) and must be reserved. Details, tree pricing and more HERE 
  • A Longwood Christmas November 19, 2021–January 9, 2022 1001 Longwood Road,
    Kennett Square,  PA
    Details, tickets and times HERE
  • A Very Furry Christmas Celebration at Sesame Place Select Dates November 20th – January 2nd  “A Very Furry Christmas Celebration at Sesame Place is a festive, family-friendly celebration with everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends. The park is transformed into a one-of-a-kind Christmas wonderland with millions of twinkling lights and festive decorations all around.
    At the center of our 1-2-3 Christmas Tree show, is a 30-foot fully-illuminated pixel-based tree, that will project festive animated images while guests can dance along to a festive holiday soundtrack – all making for the ultimate light show experience! Take a photo with Santa, visit the ALL-NEW Christmas Family Fun Zone, and so much more!” Details and ticket info HERE and HERE
  • Hanukkah Celebration at Sesame Place Hanukkah Celebration – November 28 & December 3, 4, & 5 “Celebrate the Festival of Lights with Sesame Place’s Menorah Lighting Ceremony.  Join a local cantor, Baby Bear, who celebrates Hanukkah with his family, Grover and more of your Sesame Street friends as we play a game of dreidel, light the Menorah, and learn all about Hanukkah!  Join us for the lighting ceremony at 5:00PM in Sesame Place Neighborhood. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.” Details and ticket info HERE
  • Dasher’s Lightshow A Christmas Drive Through November 5th through January 2nd at Philadelphia Mills Mall1455 Franklin Mills Cir, Philadelphia, PA Details, ticket info and more HERE
  • LEGOLAND Holiday Bricktacular Nov 19, 2021 – Jan 1, 2022 Create your own LEGO ornament and display it in our LEGO tree, Ho-Ho-Ho! LEGO Santa will be visiting from the LEGO North Pole, Find all of our holiday scenes in our Winter Wonderland in Miniland Philadelphia, Share your creations on social using #Bricktacular And more!” Details and ticket info HERE
  • Santa’s Paradise Express, Christmas Tree Train and Santa’s Christmas Trolley at Strasburg Rail Road Select Dates Details and ticket info HERE 
  • Santa’s Express at West Chester Railroad Nov 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 Dec 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 11AM, 1PM, 3PM Additional 5PM departures: Dec 4, 11, 12, 18, 19 Details and ticket info HERE 
  • Santa Train Rides at New Hope Railroad Details, train schedules, tickets and more HERE
  • Brandywine Railroad at Brandywine River Museum of Art  – 
  • “HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: A CELEBRATION OF FAMILY” at Hagley Museum November 26, 2021, through January 2, 2022 CLOSURES: Hagley closes at 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve and is closed on Christmas Day (December 25, 2021) at 298 Buck Road Wilmington, DE Details, exhibits, ticket info, times and more HERE
  • West Chester Christmas Light Display Opening Weekend Nov 27th & 28th located on: 895 South Concord Road, West Chester, PA From their Facebook Opening Weekend Event page,”Our outdoor walk-through Christmas Wonderland is sure to leave you with a smile on your face! Featuring over 45 inflatables, over 10,000 lights, lighted figures, and even some snow.  We welcome children to our “Letters to Santa” station, where they can write their own letter to Santa, stick it in a mailbox, and possibly receive a response back.  Not only is this the perfect way to enjoy the holidays, but it also benefits a great cause, too! For our 5th year, we will be partnering up with the Brandywine Valley SPCA to raise money for shelter animals. This year we are aiming to raise $7,500 through our outdoor Christmas Display, open to the community. Guests are REQUIRED TO PAY AN ADMISSION FEE (Suggested amount $5.00 – $10.00 per family), UPON ENTRY! 💵To give guests the true Christmas feeling, Hot Chocolate will be available!” Details HERE
  • All Aboard DiDonato’s Magical Holiday Express November 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, December 1-23 Hours: 4:45 pm – 9:00 pm After Christmas Pricing Special  Dates: December 26th – 30th Hours: 4:45 pm – 9:00 pm Cost: $10.95 per person online/ $12.95 at the door at
    DiDonato Family Fun Center 1151 S. White Horse Pike, Hammonton NJ Details and ticket info HERE
  • Herr’s Annual Christmas Lights Display 2021 November 24, 2021 – January 2, 2022 20 Herr Drive Nottingham, PA  Come enjoy our FREE Holiday Lights Display from dusk to dawn (5pm-7am). 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
  • Shady Brook Farm’s Holiday Light Show November 20th – January 5th 931 Stony Hill Rd. Yardley, PA “Shady Brook Farm’s spectacular Holiday Light Show features more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland. 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). Visit Santa’s Village after the show to warm up at a toasty campfire, enjoy hot cocoa, s’mores, tasty treats + spirited drinks.” Details and ticket info HERE
  • Hersheypark Christmas Candylane Select Dates in November and December 2021 “We’ve decked the halls with more than 5 million lights for the most merry event of the year, Hersheypark Christmas Candylane! Enjoy your favorite rides and coasters, a visit with Santa, festive Hershey Character experiences, and more.” Details, dates, times and ticket info HERE
  • Dutch Winter Wonderland Select Dates in November and December 2021“Dutch Winter Wonderland is a fun, winter wonderland event featuring themed rides, special entertainment, warm holiday drinks, and The Royal Lights Show! Take in thousands of twinkling lights as the kingdom is fully decorated for a truly royal holiday!” Details, dates, times and ticket info 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
  • Tinseltown Holiday Spectacular November 26th through January 2nd at the Fairgrounds at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center 100 Station Ave. Oaks, PA Details, times, tickets and more HERE
  • Christmas Spirit Light Show 2021 at Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster, PA Saturday November 27th – January 1st 650 N Prince St Lancaster, PA Details and ticket info HERE
  • Gingerbread Competition & Display at Peddler’s Village November 19, 2021 – January 8, 2022 at 2400 Street Road New Hope, PA A holiday tradition at Peddler’s Village since 1984, the Gingerbread Competition and Display is a feast for the eyes with 130 creative and whimsical entries in eight categories. The Gingerbread entries will be on exhibit during shopping hours from November 19 through January 8, 2022. Admission is free. Weekday and weekday evening visits are strongly encouraged. Lines and wait times can be long on weekends. Please do not touch the items on display.”  Details HERE
  • Winter at Dilworth Park in Philadelphia – Wintergarden on the Greenfield Lawn November 1, 2021-April 3, 2022, Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink & Cabin November 5, 2021-February 27, 2022,  Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market November 20, 2021-January 1, 2022, Deck the Hall Light Show November 22, 2021-January 1, 2022Dilworth Park’s winter season will begin on Monday, November 1 with the opening of the Wintergarden on the Greenfield Lawn presented by TD Bank. On Friday, November 5 the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink and Cabin will will return. The Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market will open on Saturday, November 20 with over 40 local vendors. And on Monday, November 22, Dilworth Park’s Deck the Hall Light Show will return to illuminate the west façade of Philadelphia’s historic City Hall.” Details 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
  • Christmas Village Love Park in Philadelphia November 25th through December 24, 2021
    Authentic German Christmas market at LOVE Park offering over 100 wooden booths, a festive atmosphere and delicious European food. FREE admission! Details HERE
  • Winter in Franklin Square presented by Citizens now through February 27, 2021
    Guests can enjoy the decorations and attractions throughout the winter as the Square will continue to provide safe outdoor public space as long as the weather allows. Meander through 18 holes of wintery wonder at Chilly Philly Mini Golf presented by IBEW Local 98, spin on the Parx Liberty Carousel, and experience lights and seasonal music like never before! November 18-December 31, Sunday through Thursday, 5-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5-10 p.m – Experience the magic of the holidays and celebrate new and old traditions! Dazzle in the lights of the Electrical Spectacle Light Show presented by PECO, and warm up comfort food, local brews, and hot beverages in the Winter Beer Garden. Details HERE and HERE
  • Wild Lights at Elmwood Park Zoo November 19th – December 30th 5 PM – 9 PM “Elmwood Park Zoo’s favorite family tradition, Wild Lights, returns this holiday season! With new lights and decorative attractions, and with more animals on exhibit, this year’s Wild Lights is sure to be brighter than ever! Each night of Wild Lights features live entertainment, unique animal encounters, performances, holiday music, and a chance to see Santa himself.” Details and ticket info HERE and HERE
  • LumiNature presented by Chase at the Philadelphia Zoo November 18 through January 9 “This dazzling winter light spectacular takes guests on a magical journey of lights, sounds and surprises, offering lively displays and 14 uniquely themed installations sure to thrill guests.
    Enjoy hot chocolate, warm adult beverages, s’mores making stations and more sweet treats as you stroll through the Zoo and marvel at the incredible sights!” Details and ticket info HERE and HERE
  • Yuletide at Winterthur November 20th – January 2nd 5105 Kennett Pike Winterthur, Delaware “Celebrate the season with a one-of-a-kind holiday experience. The Yuletide tour at Winterthur showcases rooms in Henry Francis du Pont’s former home decorated in full holiday splendor, including specialty decorated trees that celebrate the garden, and du Pont family traditions. The displays are inspired by the traditions and festivities of the season as enjoyed by H. F. du Pont and his family.   Special holiday programs throughout the season include Wonderful Wednesdays in December, evening events featuring live jazz performances, caroling, and workshops. In addition to the Wednesday evening festivities, visitors can enjoy a live one-man performance of A Christmas Carol by Gerald Charles Dickens, the great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens, wine and cocktail tastings, and family events with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus.” Details and ticket info HERE 
  • Disney’s The Little Mermaid at Walnut Street Theater Now through January 22, 2022 Details, showtimes and ticket info HERE
  • Mamma Mia at Media Theater through January 16th Details, times and ticket info 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
  • 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
  • Candytopia- 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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