Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas This Weekend 12/3 – 12/5

Fun Things to Do in Delaware County PA and Surrounding Areas This Weekend 12/3 – 12/5

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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!! Be sure to shop these wonderful businesses all though out the holiday season – and all year long!

  • Flight on Ice Opening Day at Delco Veterans Memorial Pop Up Rink in Newtown Square Friday December 3 Skating Hours: Mon – Fri 3pm – 10pm, Sat 10am – 10pm, Sun 10am – 8pm Hours are weather dependent. Opening at 10am on weekdays from December 20th – 31th Expect fun for the whole family including ice skating sessions, lounge area, heated tent, and great food and beverages. Details and ticket info HERE and HERE
  • Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars Holiday Show Friday December 3 7:30pm and Saturday December 4  2:00pm at Upper Darby High School Details and ticket info HERE
  • Rose Tree Park Festival of Lights Opening Night Friday December 3rd then Open December 3, 2021 – January 2, 2022 “Dozens of illuminated trees and lit displays draw visitors back every year to walk in the winter wonderland and linger in the festive atmosphere. The 2021 Festival of Lights opens with a brief Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, December 3, at 5:00 PM. Displays are lit nightly from 5:00-10:00 PM through Sunday, January 2. Admission and parking are free. The pedestrian mall is handicapped accessible. Well-behaved canine companions on a leash are welcome. This year The Festival of Lights will feature a Delco Vendor Village on the first three weekends: December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18. For details, please visit” Details 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
  • IT’S A DELCO WINTER WONDERLAND! Stop by Delco Steaks & Delco Land Mini Golf in Folsom (336 Kedron Ave.) 12/3 until 1/9 to enjoy festive lights, good eats, firepits & more!
    Be sure to bring a toy for local families in need this holiday season & receive a gift card from Delco Steaks!” Details HERE
  • West Chester Tree Lighting Friday, December 3, 2021 6:45 PM – 8 PM “Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Historic Chester County Courthouse (2 N. High St.) including live music from West Chester University Marching Band, Gospel Choir and acapella Group Under A Rest as well as the West Chester Area School District Honors Choir. Keep an eye out for the big guy in a red suit, as well as iconic images from holidays past projected on borough buildings. In addition to the traditional decorations, the tree is featuring over 70 handmade ornaments created by local non-profits and businesses in Chester County. Miss Pennsylvania Meghan Sinisi, will also be in attendance! This is First Friday in the borough and stores will be open late. There will also be FREE street-level parking. High Street (from Gay to Market Street) will be closed from 5-9pm for the ceremony.” Details HERE
  • Prospect Park Tree Lighting at Park Square, Prospect Park Friday, December 3rd 7 PM “The Prospect Park Beautification Committee’s Tree Lighting is back! The Interboro High School Choir will be there and so will Santa to help light the tree. Due to covid concerns there will not be pictures with Santa after the tree lighting this year, but we encourage you to take your own family photos at the memorial bench in front of the tree after the lighting.
    Cookies and hot chocolate will be available after the tree is lit.
    There will also be a 50-50.
    We will be collecting canned goods for the Loaves and Fishes food pantry. Please bring a donation to the tree lighting.”
    Details HERE
  • Christmas in Wayne Friday, December 3 – Saturday December 4 2021 “Friday evening – Carriage rides, carolers, tree lighting and Santa’s Arrival.  Saturday – Radnor Memorial Library Elves for Shelves Fun Run 5 K at 8 AM and Santa Parade down Lancaster Ave with Santa pics on the veranda of Rosalie Restaurant at the Wayne Hotel” Details HERE
  • 2021 Kennett Square Holiday Village Market Sat Dec 4th, Sun Dec 5th Sat Dec 11th & Sun Dec 12th 11 AM – 5 PM at The Creamery of Kennett Square Details HERE
  • Christmas Treasures and More Event at Church of the Redeemer, Springfield PA Saturday December 4th 9 AM – 3 PM 145 W Springfield Rd Springfield, PA Christmas Thrift Shop, Cookie Walk, Raffle Baskets, Silent Auction, Homemade Baked Goods, Soups to Go *Please note, masks are required. Details HERE
  • Harry’s Hands to Help & Heal Christmas Bazaar Saturday December 4th 9 AM – 3:30 PM hosted by First Presbyterian Church 2 South Chester Pike Glenolden, PA  Food, Vendors, Basket Raffle, Kid Games, Face Painting, Meet Santa, 50/50, Fun & Shopping Details HERE
  • Swarthmore Town Center is proud to present Home For The Holidays Saturday December 4 9:00 AM – 7:30 PM “Home For The Holiday’s at SUMC future home of Park Avenue Community Center.PAC will open in January, but you don’t have to wait to visit our new home at 129 Park Ave. Stop by during Home for the Holidays for these special events:
    1:00 pm “A Charlie Brown Christmas” Let’s get cozy in the Centennial Room with popcorn and a holiday classic. Perfect for all ages.
    1:40 pm – Join Judy Luzak, retired preschool teacher and musician extraordinaire in the Park Avenue Room as she leads children in joyful holiday music with tambourines, drums, xylophones and other fun school age instruments. Let’s wiggle, dance and sing our way into the Holidays together.
    2:30 – 3:30 – The “Craft-Ma’s” will set up their “workshop” in the Centennial room providing simple holiday crafts for children of all ages. Hang your creations on the holiday tree in the front yard! Stop in anytime between 2:30 and 3:30
    2:00 – SRA’s Hometown Harvest goes to Home for the Holidays for a festive ornament-making competition and some cookie decorating! Visit for registration and instructions. Hang your ornament on the holiday tree in the front yard!
    2:30 – 3:30 Dance Me A Story – The Nutcracker
    It’s Nutcracker time! Lisa Oster from The Creative Living Room presents a creative movement storytelling workshop. Kids will meet Clara and Fritz at their holiday party, battle the Mouse King, sail to the Land of Sweets and dance with Hot Chocolate, Candy Canes, and of course The Sugar Plum Fairy, who will be there LIVE! Ideal for kids 2-8. After the story create a fun craft.
    Home for the Holidays is Swarthmore’s annual holiday tradition featuring horse-drawn carriage rides, a visit from Santa Claus and fire truck parade, events for kids of all ages, strolling singers from Media Chamber Chorale, and so much more!” Details HERE For a complete list of the day’s events visit 
  • Santa and Mrs. Claus at Jacquette’s Saturday December 4th 10 AM – 12 PM 2076 Sproul Rd, Broomall, PA Santa and Mrs.Claus are making a very special visit to Jacquette’s on December 4th! Make sure to bring the kiddies to get an extra special treat and pictures with Santa and Mrs.Claus! Details HERE
  • Gather the family and step inside a Life Size Snowglobe Saturday December 4th from Noon to 4PM “capture the magic of the season for a one-of-a-kind holiday card! Visit  in the Plum St. Mall. Special thanks to Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union for sponsoring this cool event!” Details HERE
  • Holiday Celebration with the Grinch at Swarthmore Public Library Saturday December 4th 10 AM – 12 PM
    10-10:45am Storytime with the Grinch
    Listen to stories of the season’s holidays! There will be time to take photos with the Grinch.
    10:45-11:45am Crafts and Activities
    Create and hang Grinch ornaments
    Make Grinch slime
    Pin the heart on the Grinch Details HERE
  • Lights Up Holiday Weekends in West Chester Saturday December 4th Sat. from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.- West Chester’s Merrie Minstrels Carolers! Courtesy of our friends at the West Chester Downtown Foundation. ; Sat. from 11 a.m – Noon – Little Lincolns Gettysburg Address Competition at the Historic Courthouse Steps. Middle school students from across the county put on their best Lincoln attire and recite the Gettysburg Address. More information HERE.; Sat. from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.– Holiday Market and Green Sale at the History Center 225 North High Street, West Chester. Support CCHC by joining them for their 2nd annual Holiday Market and Green Sale. Gifts, Greens, Wreaths, and More! Shop in their locally curated market for original items. Do your holiday shopping, pick up a gift for family/friends, or find something special for yourself!; Sat. from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – The Holiday Home Tour will showcase eight homes on the North side of the borough decked out for the holidays. Presented by the West Chester Public Library. Tickets HERE. The Holiday Door Tour also starts this Saturday and runs until December 19th;  Sat. from 1-3 p.m. – FREE Hot Chocolate and Coffee at Northwestern Mutual West Chester Offices located at 200 N High St. Ste 300 West Chester (across from the History Center); Sat. from 2-3 p.m. – Making Spirits Bright Holiday Music Series featuring Peirce Middle School/Henderson High School Jazz Bands and Henderson High School Chamber Choir at the Historic Chester County Courthouse (2 N. High St.); Sat. Performances at 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. – Scrooge! Produced by West Chester Dance Works in residence at Diane Matthews School of Dance Arts. Located at West Chester United Methodist Church. For tickets, click HERE. ; Sat. at 3 p.m. – Santa is Coming! Wave to Santa as he tours the borough on a fire truck!; Sat. from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Free photos with Santa being organized by the West Chester Borough Parks and Recreation Department at Marshall Square Park gazebo (200 E. Marshall St.) Leashed pets welcome. Details HERE
  • Santa Saturday at The Helen Kate Furness Free Library Saturday December 4th 12 PM – 1 PM Classic tales on the front lawn, merry music, tasty treats, and a visit from the kindly old gent’ himself.  We’ve got a special mailbox for kid’s letters to Santa.  You can even take a picture on the front steps of the library with the REAL Santa (you can tell by his whiskers!).  He will send a small token of his affection down the chimney chute for the children to enjoy.   Dress cozily for the weather, wear your most festive mask, and bring your snuggly blankets.   Also, we are collecting new caps, hats, scarves, and mittens for our child friends in Chester through December 10th if you’d like to bring some along.  REGISTRATION REQUIRED Details HERE
  • Toys For Tots Event at 39 North Taproom & Grill Saturday December 4th 12 PM 110 S MacDade Blvd Glenolden, PA Get your picture taken with Santa from 12 PM – 2 PM while enjoying great Food & Drink. Coloring books and candy canes for all the kids.  Please be sure to bring a toy to donate to Toys for Tots! Details HERE
  • Winterfest “2021” at Norwood School Saturday December 4th 4 PM – 7 PM  “Norwood Home and School is preparing for a night of fun to kick off this holiday season with the first ever outdoor winter festival! This event will be held in the large parking lot and back field of the school. There will be carnival style winter themed games, craft vendors selling their holiday goodies, hot chocolate, crafts for the kids to make, raffle baskets, food and so much more! This event is open to the community so bring your family and friends and enjoy a night out where there is fun for everyone! Wristbands are $6 which include: Unlimited games, one hot chocolate, one craft, and one reindeer food bag. (You do not have to pay to walk through our vendors).” Details HERE
  • Bird Walk with Emily Dodge and Chuck Root at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum Sunday December 5th 9 AM 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. There are restrooms and a water fountain near the trailhead. No registration required. Details HERE
  • Hanukkah Fiesta at Lulu’s Casita West Chester Sunday December 5th 9:30 AM – 12 PM 109 N. High St. West Chester, PA “Join us for a Hanukkah Party at Lulu’s! Dreidel Painting , Photobooth, light refreshments and more included $25/child RSVP to or Venmo your ticket to @LulusWC” Details HERE
  • Lunch with Santa and the Elves at Gatsby’s Bar & Grill Sunday December 5th  12 PM – 2:50 PM 4936 Pennell Rd, Aston, PA Lunch with Santa and the Elves, bring a camera and a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots Details HERE
  • Narberth Dickens Festival Sunday December 5th 12 PM – 4 PM  The Narberth Dickens Festival is a free family event held each December on the streets of downtown Narberth.  It draws thousands to this little borough every year, and it has become one of the most anticipated holiday festivals in the Philadelphia area.  In this Dickens-themed event, the town of Narberth is transformed into 1840’s London, as Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and all the characters from A Christmas Carol roam the streets for an afternoon.  There is entertainment and activities for all ages, including horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday crafts, carolers, period vendors and food, dancers, musicians, ballet performances, puppet shows, magicians, puppeteers, a free Dickens-themed scavenger hunt for children, and much more.Details HERE
  • Santa Claus Comes to Ridley Park – Downtown Ridley Park Sunday December 5th at 1:15PM “Santa Claus is coming to Ridley Park via the SEPTA Regional Rail on December 5th, 2021 at 1:15PM. Come out to see Santa help us light our Christmas tree in downtown Ridley Park. Children will be able to visit with Santa! Come out for a fun afternoon in Ridley Park!” Details HERE
  • Glenolden Borough’s Tree Lighting & Santa Visit Sunday December 5th 6:15 PM at the Glenolden Library – Masks required – 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
  • Roma Deli will have Santa Clause in store every Saturday until Christmas from 1pm to 5 pm. “Everyone is welcome to come and take their own FREE pictures with Santa Clause with your cell phone or camera and tell him what you want for Christmas.
    Roma Deli is sponsoring a local family in Norwood this year that is in need of financial help to pay their bills. Their son that helped out with the bills is out of work with Covid. We as a community need to come together and help those in need of our help! That being said a donation bin will be set up next to Santa’s chair from now until Christmas and all donations will be given to this family. On top of that Roma Deli will match the total donations dollar for dollar up to the first $2,000.00 that is collected for this family. Help a local neighbor that is in need!” Details 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
  • 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
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Jr. at Media Theater December 4th -24th Details, times and ticket info 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 
  • Christmas Around the Farm at Linvilla Orchards “We transform the Garden Center into a Winter Wonderland, featuring Santa and his Elves, handmade wreaths, greens and holly, and a sea of poinsettias. Shop an enormous selection of timeless holiday decorations, children’s toys and collectibles you won’t find anywhere else!” Details HERE
  • Christmas Underwater at Adventure Aquarium Camden NJ Now Through December 24th – “Now through December 24, explore underwater with Scuba Santa surrounded by more holiday decor than ever before, underwater light displays and the return of the World’s Tallest Underwater Christmas Tree!” Advance tickets required Details 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 Mall 1455 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
  • Holiday Walk Through at Araspaha Farm Nightly from Dusk to 8 PM 1835 Middletown Rd Glen Mills, PA Details HERE
  • Brandywine Railroad at Brandywine River Museum of Art  – 
  • Garden Railway at Morris Arboretum Now through January 2nd 10:00am – 4:00pm (Day) and Saturday & Sunday, December 4 & 5, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, December 10, 11 & 12, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, December 17, 18 & 19, Sunday, December 26 4:30pm – 7:30pm (Nights) (Morris Arboretum is closed December 24, 25, 31, and January 1.) Details and ticket info HERE
  • Choo Choo Barn’s Holiday Display Now through December 31st “Starting November 11, search for 60 hidden Santas (one for each year we have been open) and watch as Santa’s sleigh flies above the 1,700 square foot model train extravaganza, which includes 150 hand-built animations and 22 moving trains. Enjoy the holiday decorations throughout the display including holiday lights and the snow-covered landscape. Plus, take a close look at the zoo animals in Traintown to see how they’re getting into the holiday spirit. The Christmas layout is open 7 days a week through December 31 from 10am-4:30pm (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas days). Please note that we close early (3:00pm) on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.” Details HERE
  • “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 1st782 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
  • Macy’s Christmas Light Show in Philadelphia For 2021, the light show will run just once a day at 10:30 a.m. from Dec. 1-24, and moves to 11:30 a.m. from Dec. 26-31  inside The Wanamaker Building at 13th & Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA  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
  • Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest through March 6, 2022 101 S. Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia PA “For 28 seasons, Winterfest has been Philadelphia’s favorite Winter tradition on the Delaware River Waterfront, inviting visitors for a chance to indulge in flights of fancy under thousands of sparkling lights in a winter wonderland with spectacular views of the Delaware River, complete with comforting warming cabins, physically-distanced fire pit stations, games for the young and young-at-heart, delicious food and refreshing drinks, the signature holiday tree and — of course — ice skating on our NHL-sized rink. Winterfest is a top destination for anyone looking for safe, family fun.” Details 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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