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December 2018

The breakfast buffet includes scrambled eggs with fresh herbs, bacon, fruit, an omelet station, pancakes and treats. Kids will get the chance to tell Santa all of their Christmas wishes, while...

Cost: $20, adults; $15, kids.

Where:
Congress Hall, Grand Ballroom
200 Congress Pl
Cape May, NJ
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This exhibition, organized by the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation and guest curated by Andrew Page for the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation, celebrates the botanical sculptures of an...

Cost: $10, adults; $7, students; FREE, ages 5 & younger.

Where:
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ  08332
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Sponsor: Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
Telephone: 856-825-6800
Contact Name: Taral Thompson
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Bring the whole family to learn about the holiday of Twelfth Night during Pottsgrove Manor’s holiday tours. Pottsgrove Manor is transformed for the yuletide season to reveal the traditions...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Pottsgrove Manor
100 West King Street
Pottstown, PA  19464
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Sponsor: Pottsgrove Manor
Telephone: 610-326-4014
Contact Name: Ann Shipley
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There will be two sessions. *First Session: 10:00am to 12:00pm *SEcond Session:  4:00pm - 6:00pm Admission: $10.95 per child (Advance Ticket Price)  $12.95 per child (at the Door...

Cost: $10.95

Where:
Pump It Up of Marlton
8 E.Stow Road, Suite 160
Marlton, NJ  08053
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Sponsor: Pump It Up
Telephone: 856-797-9663
Contact Name: pump it up
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This exhibition in the Down Jersey Folklife Center features the paper cuts, paper cut collage works and an installation created by the internationally celebrated Chinese artist, Xin Song. Many of...

Where:
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ  08332
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Sponsor: Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
Telephone: 185-682-56800
Contact Name: Taral Thompson
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AIM Academy is a college-prep independent school where students with language-based learning differences in Grades 1-12 thrive in a rigorous setting, taught by highly committed, experienced and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
AIM Academy, Philadelphia
1200 River Rd.
Philadelphia, PA  19428
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Explore the science of how things move by land, sea and air at From Here to There, October 6, 2018-January 6, 2019. Lift, launch and levitate as you experiment with hands-on exhibits that make...

Cost: Free with Museum admission: $9 ages 3-59, $8 for seniors, $3 for ages 1-2

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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View animated installations, interactive elements, and themed attractions. Follow the lighted path to visit Disco Ball Way and Candy Cane Lane, and be sure to stop by Santa’s Workshop...

Cost: Adults: $17.95; Children: $13.95; Baby: Free; Senior: $12.95; Student: $15.95

Where:
Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd.
Norristown, PA  19401
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Sponsor: 1SEO.com
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As you enjoy the miles of wooded trails in the Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve, Friends of Princeton Open Space, a nonprofit devoted to preservation and stewardship of land in...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mountain Lakes House
57 Mountain Ave
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Sponsor: Friends of Princeton Open Space
Telephone: 609-921-2772
Contact Name: Friends of Princeton Open Space
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Explore various monoprinting techniques inspired by exhibiting artist Shelley Thorstensen.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Delaware Contemporary
200 S Madison St
Wilmington, DE
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The open house will include activities, an info session and a campus tour. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Ramah Day Camp
7601 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA  19027
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Sponsor: Ramah Day Camp
Telephone: 215-885-8556
Contact Name: Eileen Graub
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Join Elsa, Grinch and a host of other characters for this interactive holiday show. Hot or cold tea and fresh-baked cookies will be served. Pictures with characters following. Doors open at...

Cost: $13

Where:
Milton Theatre
110 Union St
Milton, DE
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Enjoy a sing-along with a gathering or princesses and princes from popular movies, musicals and television shows. Kids are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite character. After the show,...

Cost: $35

Where:
Philadelphia Theatre Company’s Suzanne Roberts Theatre
480 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA  19147
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Attend a DIY Dumpling + Bubble Tea party to celebrate holiday season, including Chinese New Year.

Cost: $55

Where:
Asian Arts initiative
1219 Vine St,
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Sponsor: Asian Arts Initiative
Telephone: 215-352-4324
Contact Name: Yin
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The aquarium is adorned with lights and decorations, and families can make arts & crafts, play games and post for pics with Santa. Runs Dec. 14, 15, 21, 22, 26-28.

Cost: $14, adults; $8, kids.

Where:
Jenkinson's Aquarium
300 Ocean Ave.
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
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Celebrate the holidays with the return of the Cartoon Christmas Trio to Delaware Art Museum! Assembled in 1995, the Cartoon Christmas Trio has made live appearances on NBC, ABC, and NPR playing...

Cost: $10

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Broadway legend Todd Ellison takes the baton for an all-new repertoire of your favorite holiday classics. Fresh from his Tony-nominated An American in Paris stint, Ellison brings his...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Verizon Hall
300 S Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA
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Enjoy the theater’s most popular holiday panto; cheer on the heroes, “boo” the bad guys and sing along as this tale of the fairy godmother and glass slipper is transported to the...

Cost: Cost varies.

Where:
People's Light
39 Conestoga Rd.
Malvern, PA
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The north side of City Hall transforms into the Met Holiday Plaza, showcasing a handful of Philly Holiday Festival attractions, including the Craft Hall Pop-Up Restaurant (Nov. 23 - Dec. 23),...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Met Holiday Plaa
North side of City Hall
Philadelphia, PA
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Guests are invited to celebrate the magic of the holiday season and enjoy a breakfast buffet with Santa Claus. Event registration includes a breakfast buffet and a chance to meet jolly old St. Nick...

Cost: $35.99 - $42.99

Where:
Philadelphia Zoo
3400 W Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Telephone: 121-524-35375

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Feed your holiday excitement with a jovial breakfast with the Big Guy himself! A delicious homemade brunch of ham, French toast, omelet station, bacon, cut fruit, and more. Bring a camera to get a...

Cost: $17/Adult, and Children under 12 months are FREE.

Where:
The Market at DelVal
2100 Lower State Rd.
Doylestown, PA  18901
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Telephone: 215-230-7170
Contact Name: Robert
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Help Thomas the Tank Engine be a “really useful engine,” as you explore the sights and sounds of the island, including Knapford Station and Sodor Steamworks. Learn valuable STEM skills...

Cost: $19

Where:
Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA  19131
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Enjoy apple cider, sing carols around a fire and choose from more than 40,000 Douglas and Canaan firs to cut down.

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Linvilla Orchards
137 W Knowlton Rd
Media, PA  19063
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Sponsor: Linvilla Orchards
Telephone: 610-876-7116
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Enjoy brunch and a visit with Santa.

Cost: $35.95 per adult. Children under 12 are 50% off. Children under 2 free.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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Explore Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation, the National Constitution Center’s compelling new exhibit which highlights the competing ideas of Alexander Hamilton and his...

Cost: $14.50, adults; $11, kids; FREE, ages 5 & younger.

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-409-6600
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This holiday experience for all ages includes a gallery filled with an expansive model train display, a special exhibition featuring a selection of illustrations from three seasonal...

Cost: $6-$18

Where:
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Rd
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
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Telephone: 610-388-2700
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Each year, 15,000 people count birds at feeders for Project FeederWatch. With more than 1.5 million checklists submitted since 1987, FeederWatchers have contributed valuable data to scientists...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Plainsboro Preserve
80 Scotts Corner Road
Cranbury, NJ  08512
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Sponsor: Plainsboro Preserve
Telephone: 160-942-73052
Contact Name: Anna Wright-Piersanti
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Discover Philadelphia's connection to the founding of the U.S. Navy. The new, permanent exhibit features curated objects never, or rarely, seen by the public, highlighting the...

Where:
Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd.
Phila., PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-413-8655
Contact Name: Public Engagement
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From the 1600's to the present, dinnerware designs have been inspired by nature. Everything from painted butterflies and hand-modeled flowers to molded seashells can be found on a fascinating...

Cost: $20, adults; $5, kids.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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Using vintage inspired ornaments, the Christmas traditions of the early 1900’s, and how the Pennypackers spent their holiday, the site aims to provide a Victorian Christmas experience. All...

Cost: $2

Where:
Pennypacker Mills
5 Haldeman Road
Schwenksville, PA  19473
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Sponsor: Pennypacker Mills
Telephone: 610-287-9349
Contact Name: Linda Callegari
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The galleries will highlight antique Christmas ornaments of the early 20th century along with some ornaments and glass icicles from the Pennypacker family. Included on all...

Cost: $2

Where:
Pennypacker Mills
5 Haldeman Rd.
Schwenksville, PA  19473
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Sponsor: Pennypacker Mills
Telephone: 610-287-9349
Contact Name: Linda Callegari
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A hilarious holiday mystery for the family. Kids will help Rosie solve the mystery and save Christmas! Two professional actors play all the roles in this brand new comedy!...

Cost: $10-$18

Where:
Act II Playhouse
56 E. Butler Ave.
Ambler, PA  19002
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Step inside the larger-than-life pages of beloved fairy tales from around the globe including Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast and Jack and the Beanstalk in this hands-on exhibition, which is a...

Where:
Mercer Museum
84 S Pine Street
Doylestown, PA  18901
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Telephone: 121-534-50210
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Henry Francis du Pont’s home is decked out in holiday style with traditions from history and the du Pont family on display along with new inspirations from its outdoor exhibition, Follies, as...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Wilmington Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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This expansive exhibition, curated by Brooklyn artist Benjamin Wright, features over 20 contemporary artists whose work is inspired by science. The artwork on display will allow visitors to explore...

Cost: $10, adults; $7, students; FREE, ages 5 & younger.

Where:
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ  08332
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Sponsor: Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
Telephone: 856-825-6800
Contact Name: Taral Thompson
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Sign up to enter your creation; all houses are eligible for prizes and the contest is free to enter!  Submissions of all kinds welcome from expert to amateur of any age.  Completed...

Where:
Hagley Museum, Visitor Center
200 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum & Library
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Alisha Fox
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Features O and O-27-gauge toy trains from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Lionel, Marx and American Flyer engines, with adjoining cars, will race on two diverse platforms....

Cost: $4, adults; $3, kids.

Where:
The Museum of American History
138 Andaloro Way
Deptford, NJ  08093-1627
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Sponsor: The Museum of American History, Deptford, NJ
Telephone: 185-681-21121
Contact Name: Barbara Norcross
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The interactive playscape reveals connections between the city and Alexander Hamilton’s contributions to the nation’s founding. Through playful interactives, scenic...

Cost: $19, adults; $12, kids.

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-253-6731
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View buildings and trains meticulously decorated for the holidays, with lights that twinkle along the quarter-mile track and around the surrounding landscape. 

Cost: $19

Where:
Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19118
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Visit Fonthill Castle for daily holiday-themed tours throughout December and experience Henry Mercer’s home decked out for the holidays.

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Fonthill Castle
525 East Court Street
Doylestown, PA  18901
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Strasburg Rail Road welcomes Santa during Santa’s Paradise Express. Santa will climb aboard the historic steam train to greet families as they travel down the tracks to Paradise, PA and back....

Cost: 4.00 (0-1yrs) 13.50 (2-11yrs) 19.50 (12+) $30 Parlor Car $33 President's Car

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA  17572
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Sponsor: Strasburg Rail Road
Telephone: 866-725-9666
Contact Name: Hope Graby
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Christmas Village in Baltimore is ready to transform West Shore Park into a traditional indoor and outdoor German Christmas market. For the holiday season, this annual tradition will open early...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Inner Harbor, West Park
501 Light Street
Baltimore , MD  21230
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Historic Strawberry Mansion will host a gourmet tea and pastry reception on December 15 and 16.  Visitors are invited to stay for a cup of Christmas tea in the mansion’s Tea Room.  The...

Cost: $ 8.00 Adults, $ 5.00 Seniors (65+), Children 12 and under FREE

Where:
Historic Strawberry Mansion
2450 Strawberry Mansion Drive
Philadelphia, PA  19132
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More than 80 local and international vendors will offer holiday gifts, ornaments, jewelry, arts and crafts, fashion and décor. There’ll aslo be European foods, sweets and drinks, such...

Cost: FREE

Where:
LOVE Park
1500 JFK Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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The Garden Club of Philadelphia and Vicinity and The Porch Club of Riverton will decorate Historic Strawberry Mansion with the theme of “A Very Storied Christmas,” saluting the long...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Historic Strawberry Mansion
2450 Strawberry Mansion Dr.
Philadelphia, , PA  19132
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Nathan Willever is the 2017-18 Zeldin Fellow Resident Artist. He is dedicated to exploring the possibilities of using local clay and wood firing to create work inspired by the simplicity of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Clay Studio
137-139 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Catch some silver bells and explore murals. Become the subject of a life-sized vintage holiday card, get lost in nostalgia with Christmas classics, and see Santa checking over his list of...

Cost: $10

Where:
FIGMAGO
829 Bainbridge Street
Philadelphia, PA  19147
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Sponsor: Meg Saligman Studio
Telephone: 860-819-9667
Contact Name: Pat Alicki
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Find something for everyone on your shopping list while supporting local makers. The event features 30 arts and crafts vendors, photos with Santa, a gift-wrapping station and make-and-takes...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cherry Street Pier
121 N Christopher Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA
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Bring the kids to see Santa so they can share what’s on their wish lists this year and take a selfie with Santa.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Market at the Fareway
8221 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA  19147
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Magical Talking Tree.. noon-5pm The Magical Talking Tree wakes up every weekend to talk to the young and young at heart.       .             ...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Historic Smithville
615 East Moss Mill Road
Galloway, NJ  08205
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Telephone: 609-748-8999
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Meet Lila Liberty, a young hero on a quest to spread acceptance and kindness. To complete her mission she needs to collect all six of her Super Hero Gadgets, like Respectacles to see different...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
National Liberty Museum
321 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Liberty Museum
Telephone: 201-484-9851
Contact Name: Rosa Doherty
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November 18  Making Space Explore a variety of techniques used to depict space and participate in a science experiment that will test your depth perception. Teaching Artists: Kara Rutledge...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
118-128 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA
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Enjoy the story of a special friendship between a lovable pig and everyone’s favorite spider.  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 10am Fridays: 10am and 7pm Saturdays: 12pm and...

Cost: $22-$40

Where:
Arden Theatre Company
40 N. 2nd St.
Phildelphia , PA  19106
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Sponsor: Arden Theatre
Telephone: 215.922.1122
Contact Name: Stephen Rapp
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Wolf Performing Arts Center presents Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet! Parting is such sweet sorrow... The School of Verona, a prestigious Boarding School in Massachusetts in 2018, is a beautiful,...

Cost: 12-15

Where:
Wolf Performing Arts Center's Black Box Theater
1240 Montrose Ave
Bryn MAwr, PA  19010
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This favorite annual holiday event includes a selection of tea sandwiches (including a Green meadow farm ham with sugar plum compote), nutcracker-inspired sweets like Clara’s...

Cost: $45

Where:
The Bellevue Hotel
19th floor. Broad and Walnut streets
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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Two hundred cast members and a menagerie of animals bring to life more than a dozen outdoor walk-through vignettes during the Living Nativity, which aims to depict the full story of the birth of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fellowship Community Church
1520 Hainesport Rd
Mt. Laurel, NJ
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Enjoy food, a fanciful atmosphere and fabulous views.

Cost: $79.90

Where:
Penn's Landing
101 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Follow the Yellow Brick Road with Dorothy, Toto and all of your favorite characters in this classic, now celebrating its 80th anniversary. Based on the film, this musical is suited for...

Cost: $25-55

Where:
The Media Theatre
104 E. State St.
Media, PA  19063
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Telephone: 610-891-0100
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Based on the beloved Roald Dahl novel, Matilda The Musical is the inspiring story of an extraordinary little girl with an unbounded imagination and incredible courage. She proves that despite the...

Cost: $20 - $97

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Sponsor: Walnut Street Theatre
Telephone: 215-574-3550
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Come face-to-feet with nearly 20 massive, colorful, moving bugs. From a fluttering oversized monarch butterfly and a fluffy tri-colored bumblebee to a gigantic Madagascar hissing cockroach and a...

Cost: $24.95, adults; $20.95, kids.

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA
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Seasonal fun includes 45-plus themed rides and rollercoasters, meet-and-greets with Santa and his reindeer, live entertainment and Hershey Sweet Lights, a 2-mile drive-through experience featuring...

Cost: $39.95, adults; $29.95, ages 3-8

Where:
Hersheypark
100 Hersheypark Dr.
Hershey, PA
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Opening day special: Enjoy FREE ice skating. A limited number of tickets are available. This seasonal winter park includes a beautifully lit landscape featuring a holiday tree, outdoor...

Cost: FREE; $4, skating admission; $10, skate rentals.

Where:
Blue Cross RiverRink
101 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA
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Meet Santa, enjoy Christmas Light Displays and enjoy live Christmas Musicals at Sesame Place’s Christmas Celebration! Sing along at three special Christmas shows and a spectacular music and...

Cost: 65

Where:
Sesame Place
100 Sesame Road
Langhorne, PA  19047
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Telephone: 121-575-23566
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Watch as more than 100 Christmas trees magically float on Lake Meone and light up to music.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Historic Smithville & Village Greene
615 East Moss Mill Rd.
Galloway, NJ  08205
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Telephone: 609-748-8999
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Watch students from the Philadelphia Dance Academy perform this classic holiday tale.

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Mandell Theater
3220 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA
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This winter wonderland features a Christmas village with carnival rides, games, Santa’s workshop, entertainment and an ice rink. The fun extends to Cape Henlopen State Park, accessible by...

Cost: $15, advance; $20, on-site.

Where:
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal
Lewes, DE


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Holiday fun includes a massive light show, themed rides and entertainment, s’mores fire pits, extravagant decorations throughout the park and meet-and-greets with Santa and other seasonal...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Six Flags Great Advneture
1 Six Flags Blvd.
Jackson, NJ
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The Jolly Old Elf rides the train and greets everyone on board. All kids receive a chocolate treat. Santa will pose for photos with each child, so be sure to bring a camera on this round-trip ride...

Cost: $19, adults; $17, kids.

Where:
Wilmington & Western Railroad's Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Activities include: A 30-foot Christmas tree that you can stand inside of or walk through Operating model train layouts Indoor carousel rides Kids’ crafts Weekend train rides...

Cost: $20, adults; $12, kids.

Where:
B&O Railroad Museum
901 W Pratt St
Baltimore, MD
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Enjoy a family-friendly, abridged performance of this holiday classic. Dec. 14 at 7pm, Dec. 15 & 16 at 1pm & 4pm

Cost: $14-$16

Where:
Kelsey Theatre
1200 Old Trenton Rd
West Windsor, NJ
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Through Dec. 2, watch a one-man performance by Jared Reed. From Dec. 7-24, see the production in its traditional form with a full cast.

Cost: $25-$37

Where:
Hedgerow Theatre
64 Rose Valley Rd
Rose Valley, PA
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Performed by the Atlantic City Ballet. Show runs Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 4pm.

Cost: $40 & up.

Where:
Caesars Atlantic City
2100 Pacific Ave
Atlantic City, NJ
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This show features dancers in costumes, angelic singers, music box ballerinas, dancing soldiers, Atlantic City favorites Kevin and Caruso, aerial artistry of special guest, Lady Hellevi and the...

Cost: $30,$10

Where:
Tropicana Atlantic City
2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ  08401
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Sponsor: Tropicana Atlantic City
Telephone: 609-340-4000
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Join us with your little learner, ages 2-6, for Read & Romp, an exciting hour of imaginative storytelling, interactive games, and creative crafts in the Museum’s galleries. Read & Romps are held...

Cost: $10 for 1 child + up to 2 adults (additional fee for multiple children.)

Where:
National Liberty Museum
321 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Explore the science of how things move by land, sea and air at From Here to There, October 6, 2018-January 6, 2019. Lift, launch and levitate as you experiment with hands-on exhibits that make...

Cost: Free with Museum admission: $9 ages 3-59, $8 for seniors, $3 for ages 1-2

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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The breakfast buffet includes scrambled eggs with fresh herbs, bacon, fruit, an omelet station, pancakes and treats. Kids will get the chance to tell Santa all of their Christmas wishes, while...

Cost: $20, adults; $15, kids.

Where:
Congress Hall, Grand Ballroom
200 Congress Pl
Cape May, NJ
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The Rainbow Fish will enchant even the youngest child with his silver scales and heart of gold in a new adaptation of Marcus Pfizer’s award-winning books about the beautiful fish who learned...

Cost: $8

Where:
Copeland Hall
818 N Market St,
Wilmington, DE
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This exhibition, organized by the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation and guest curated by Andrew Page for the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation, celebrates the botanical sculptures of an...

Cost: $10, adults; $7, students; FREE, ages 5 & younger.

Where:
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ  08332
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Sponsor: Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
Telephone: 856-825-6800
Contact Name: Taral Thompson
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Bring the whole family to learn about the holiday of Twelfth Night during Pottsgrove Manor’s holiday tours. Pottsgrove Manor is transformed for the yuletide season to reveal the traditions...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Pottsgrove Manor
100 West King Street
Pottstown, PA  19464
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Sponsor: Pottsgrove Manor
Telephone: 610-326-4014
Contact Name: Ann Shipley
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There will be two sessions. *First Session: 10:00am to 12:00pm *SEcond Session:  4:00pm - 6:00pm Admission: $10.95 per child (Advance Ticket Price)  $12.95 per child (at the Door...

Cost: $10.95

Where:
Pump It Up of Marlton
8 E.Stow Road, Suite 160
Marlton, NJ  08053
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Sponsor: Pump It Up
Telephone: 856-797-9663
Contact Name: pump it up
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This exhibition in the Down Jersey Folklife Center features the paper cuts, paper cut collage works and an installation created by the internationally celebrated Chinese artist, Xin Song. Many of...

Where:
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ  08332
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Sponsor: Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
Telephone: 185-682-56800
Contact Name: Taral Thompson
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View animated installations, interactive elements, and themed attractions. Follow the lighted path to visit Disco Ball Way and Candy Cane Lane, and be sure to stop by Santa’s Workshop...

Cost: Adults: $17.95; Children: $13.95; Baby: Free; Senior: $12.95; Student: $15.95

Where:
Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd.
Norristown, PA  19401
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Sponsor: 1SEO.com
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The aquarium is adorned with lights and decorations, and families can make arts & crafts, play games and post for pics with Santa. Runs Dec. 14, 15, 21, 22, 26-28.

Cost: $14, adults; $8, kids.

Where:
Jenkinson's Aquarium
300 Ocean Ave.
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
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Have dinner at the Washington House Restaurant before the movie. Patrons with dinner reservations before It's A Wonderful Life will have seats held for them in the Theater.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sellersville Theater
24 W Temple Ave.
Sellersville, PA
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Christmas Village in Baltimore is ready to transform West Shore Park into a traditional indoor and outdoor German Christmas market. For the holiday season, this annual tradition will open early...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Inner Harbor, West Park
501 Light Street
Baltimore , MD  21230
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The Garden Club of Philadelphia and Vicinity and The Porch Club of Riverton will decorate Historic Strawberry Mansion with the theme of “A Very Storied Christmas,” saluting the long...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Historic Strawberry Mansion
2450 Strawberry Mansion Dr.
Philadelphia, , PA  19132
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Nathan Willever is the 2017-18 Zeldin Fellow Resident Artist. He is dedicated to exploring the possibilities of using local clay and wood firing to create work inspired by the simplicity of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Clay Studio
137-139 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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This favorite annual holiday event includes a selection of tea sandwiches (including a Green meadow farm ham with sugar plum compote), nutcracker-inspired sweets like Clara’s...

Cost: $45

Where:
The Bellevue Hotel
19th floor. Broad and Walnut streets
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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Enjoy food, a fanciful atmosphere and fabulous views.

Cost: $79.90

Where:
Penn's Landing
101 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Based on the beloved Roald Dahl novel, Matilda The Musical is the inspiring story of an extraordinary little girl with an unbounded imagination and incredible courage. She proves that despite the...

Cost: $20 - $97

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Sponsor: Walnut Street Theatre
Telephone: 215-574-3550
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Meet Santa, enjoy Christmas Light Displays and enjoy live Christmas Musicals at Sesame Place’s Christmas Celebration! Sing along at three special Christmas shows and a spectacular music and...

Cost: 65

Where:
Sesame Place
100 Sesame Road
Langhorne, PA  19047
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Telephone: 121-575-23566
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Broadway legend Todd Ellison takes the baton for an all-new repertoire of your favorite holiday classics. Fresh from his Tony-nominated An American in Paris stint, Ellison brings his...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Verizon Hall
300 S Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA
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Website »

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Enjoy the theater’s most popular holiday panto; cheer on the heroes, “boo” the bad guys and sing along as this tale of the fairy godmother and glass slipper is transported to the...

Cost: Cost varies.

Where:
People's Light
39 Conestoga Rd.
Malvern, PA
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The north side of City Hall transforms into the Met Holiday Plaza, showcasing a handful of Philly Holiday Festival attractions, including the Craft Hall Pop-Up Restaurant (Nov. 23 - Dec. 23),...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Met Holiday Plaa
North side of City Hall
Philadelphia, PA
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Help Thomas the Tank Engine be a “really useful engine,” as you explore the sights and sounds of the island, including Knapford Station and Sodor Steamworks. Learn valuable STEM skills...

Cost: $19

Where:
Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA  19131
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Enjoy apple cider, sing carols around a fire and choose from more than 40,000 Douglas and Canaan firs to cut down.

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Linvilla Orchards
137 W Knowlton Rd
Media, PA  19063
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Sponsor: Linvilla Orchards
Telephone: 610-876-7116
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Explore Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation, the National Constitution Center’s compelling new exhibit which highlights the competing ideas of Alexander Hamilton and his...

Cost: $14.50, adults; $11, kids; FREE, ages 5 & younger.

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-409-6600
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This holiday experience for all ages includes a gallery filled with an expansive model train display, a special exhibition featuring a selection of illustrations from three seasonal...

Cost: $6-$18

Where:
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Rd
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
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Telephone: 610-388-2700
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Each year, 15,000 people count birds at feeders for Project FeederWatch. With more than 1.5 million checklists submitted since 1987, FeederWatchers have contributed valuable data to scientists...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Plainsboro Preserve
80 Scotts Corner Road
Cranbury, NJ  08512
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Sponsor: Plainsboro Preserve
Telephone: 160-942-73052
Contact Name: Anna Wright-Piersanti
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Discover Philadelphia's connection to the founding of the U.S. Navy. The new, permanent exhibit features curated objects never, or rarely, seen by the public, highlighting the...

Where:
Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd.
Phila., PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-413-8655
Contact Name: Public Engagement
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From the 1600's to the present, dinnerware designs have been inspired by nature. Everything from painted butterflies and hand-modeled flowers to molded seashells can be found on a fascinating...

Cost: $20, adults; $5, kids.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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Using vintage inspired ornaments, the Christmas traditions of the early 1900’s, and how the Pennypackers spent their holiday, the site aims to provide a Victorian Christmas experience. All...

Cost: $2

Where:
Pennypacker Mills
5 Haldeman Road
Schwenksville, PA  19473
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Sponsor: Pennypacker Mills
Telephone: 610-287-9349
Contact Name: Linda Callegari
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The galleries will highlight antique Christmas ornaments of the early 20th century along with some ornaments and glass icicles from the Pennypacker family. Included on all...

Cost: $2

Where:
Pennypacker Mills
5 Haldeman Rd.
Schwenksville, PA  19473
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Sponsor: Pennypacker Mills
Telephone: 610-287-9349
Contact Name: Linda Callegari
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Step inside the larger-than-life pages of beloved fairy tales from around the globe including Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast and Jack and the Beanstalk in this hands-on exhibition, which is a...

Where:
Mercer Museum
84 S Pine Street
Doylestown, PA  18901
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Telephone: 121-534-50210
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Henry Francis du Pont’s home is decked out in holiday style with traditions from history and the du Pont family on display along with new inspirations from its outdoor exhibition, Follies, as...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Wilmington Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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This expansive exhibition, curated by Brooklyn artist Benjamin Wright, features over 20 contemporary artists whose work is inspired by science. The artwork on display will allow visitors to explore...

Cost: $10, adults; $7, students; FREE, ages 5 & younger.

Where:
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ  08332
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Sponsor: Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
Telephone: 856-825-6800
Contact Name: Taral Thompson
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Sign up to enter your creation; all houses are eligible for prizes and the contest is free to enter!  Submissions of all kinds welcome from expert to amateur of any age.  Completed...

Where:
Hagley Museum, Visitor Center
200 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum & Library
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Alisha Fox
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The interactive playscape reveals connections between the city and Alexander Hamilton’s contributions to the nation’s founding. Through playful interactives, scenic...

Cost: $19, adults; $12, kids.

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-253-6731
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View buildings and trains meticulously decorated for the holidays, with lights that twinkle along the quarter-mile track and around the surrounding landscape. 

Cost: $19

Where:
Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19118
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Visit Fonthill Castle for daily holiday-themed tours throughout December and experience Henry Mercer’s home decked out for the holidays.

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Fonthill Castle
525 East Court Street
Doylestown, PA  18901
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More than 80 local and international vendors will offer holiday gifts, ornaments, jewelry, arts and crafts, fashion and décor. There’ll aslo be European foods, sweets and drinks, such...

Cost: FREE

Where:
LOVE Park
1500 JFK Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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Come face-to-feet with nearly 20 massive, colorful, moving bugs. From a fluttering oversized monarch butterfly and a fluffy tri-colored bumblebee to a gigantic Madagascar hissing cockroach and a...

Cost: $24.95, adults; $20.95, kids.

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA
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Wilmington Friends School is a preschool-12th grade, Quaker school, in Wilmington, Delaware.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Wilmington Friends School
101 School Rd
Wilmington, DE
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Seasonal fun includes 45-plus themed rides and rollercoasters, meet-and-greets with Santa and his reindeer, live entertainment and Hershey Sweet Lights, a 2-mile drive-through experience featuring...

Cost: $39.95, adults; $29.95, ages 3-8

Where:
Hersheypark
100 Hersheypark Dr.
Hershey, PA
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Opening day special: Enjoy FREE ice skating. A limited number of tickets are available. This seasonal winter park includes a beautifully lit landscape featuring a holiday tree, outdoor...

Cost: FREE; $4, skating admission; $10, skate rentals.

Where:
Blue Cross RiverRink
101 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA
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This winter wonderland features a Christmas village with carnival rides, games, Santa’s workshop, entertainment and an ice rink. The fun extends to Cape Henlopen State Park, accessible by...

Cost: $15, advance; $20, on-site.

Where:
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal
Lewes, DE


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Holiday fun includes a massive light show, themed rides and entertainment, s’mores fire pits, extravagant decorations throughout the park and meet-and-greets with Santa and other seasonal...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Six Flags Great Advneture
1 Six Flags Blvd.
Jackson, NJ
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Activities include: A 30-foot Christmas tree that you can stand inside of or walk through Operating model train layouts Indoor carousel rides Kids’ crafts Weekend train rides...

Cost: $20, adults; $12, kids.

Where:
B&O Railroad Museum
901 W Pratt St
Baltimore, MD
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This show features dancers in costumes, angelic singers, music box ballerinas, dancing soldiers, Atlantic City favorites Kevin and Caruso, aerial artistry of special guest, Lady Hellevi and the...

Cost: $30,$10

Where:
Tropicana Atlantic City
2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ  08401
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Sponsor: Tropicana Atlantic City
Telephone: 609-340-4000
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The breakfast buffet includes scrambled eggs with fresh herbs, bacon, fruit, an omelet station, pancakes and treats. Kids will get the chance to tell Santa all of their Christmas wishes, while...

Cost: $20, adults; $15, kids.

Where:
Congress Hall, Grand Ballroom
200 Congress Pl
Cape May, NJ
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This exhibition, organized by the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation and guest curated by Andrew Page for the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation, celebrates the botanical sculptures of an...

Cost: $10, adults; $7, students; FREE, ages 5 & younger.

Where:
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ  08332
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Sponsor: Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
Telephone: 856-825-6800
Contact Name: Taral Thompson
Website »

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Bring the whole family to learn about the holiday of Twelfth Night during Pottsgrove Manor’s holiday tours. Pottsgrove Manor is transformed for the yuletide season to reveal the traditions...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Pottsgrove Manor
100 West King Street
Pottstown, PA  19464
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Sponsor: Pottsgrove Manor
Telephone: 610-326-4014
Contact Name: Ann Shipley
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There will be two sessions. *First Session: 10:00am to 12:00pm *SEcond Session:  4:00pm - 6:00pm Admission: $10.95 per child (Advance Ticket Price)  $12.95 per child (at the Door...

Cost: $10.95

Where:
Pump It Up of Marlton
8 E.Stow Road, Suite 160
Marlton, NJ  08053
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Sponsor: Pump It Up
Telephone: 856-797-9663
Contact Name: pump it up
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Toddlers and families will get into the spirit by learning about fun Swedish holiday traditions such as St. Lucia Day, Pepparkakor, and Jultomte. Attendees will read Lucia Morning in...

Cost: $5

Where:
American Swedish Historical Museum
1900 Pattison Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19145
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Sponsor: American Swedish Historical Museum
Telephone: 215-389-1776
Contact Name: Hampus Oberg
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This exhibition in the Down Jersey Folklife Center features the paper cuts, paper cut collage works and an installation created by the internationally celebrated Chinese artist, Xin Song. Many of...

Where:
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ  08332
View map »


Sponsor: Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
Telephone: 185-682-56800
Contact Name: Taral Thompson
Website »

More information

View animated installations, interactive elements, and themed attractions. Follow the lighted path to visit Disco Ball Way and Candy Cane Lane, and be sure to stop by Santa’s Workshop...

Cost: Adults: $17.95; Children: $13.95; Baby: Free; Senior: $12.95; Student: $15.95

Where:
Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd.
Norristown, PA  19401
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Sponsor: 1SEO.com
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The aquarium is adorned with lights and decorations, and families can make arts & crafts, play games and post for pics with Santa. Runs Dec. 14, 15, 21, 22, 26-28.

Cost: $14, adults; $8, kids.

Where:
Jenkinson's Aquarium
300 Ocean Ave.
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
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Have dinner at the Washington House Restaurant before the movie. Patrons with dinner reservations before It's A Wonderful Life will have seats held for them in the Theater.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sellersville Theater
24 W Temple Ave.
Sellersville, PA
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Broadway legend Todd Ellison takes the baton for an all-new repertoire of your favorite holiday classics. Fresh from his Tony-nominated An American in Paris stint, Ellison brings his...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Verizon Hall
300 S Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA
View map »


Website »

More information

Enjoy the theater’s most popular holiday panto; cheer on the heroes, “boo” the bad guys and sing along as this tale of the fairy godmother and glass slipper is transported to the...

Cost: Cost varies.

Where:
People's Light
39 Conestoga Rd.
Malvern, PA
View map »


Website »

More information

The north side of City Hall transforms into the Met Holiday Plaza, showcasing a handful of Philly Holiday Festival attractions, including the Craft Hall Pop-Up Restaurant (Nov. 23 - Dec. 23),...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Met Holiday Plaa
North side of City Hall
Philadelphia, PA
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Website »

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Help Thomas the Tank Engine be a “really useful engine,” as you explore the sights and sounds of the island, including Knapford Station and Sodor Steamworks. Learn valuable STEM skills...

Cost: $19

Where:
Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA  19131
View map »

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Enjoy apple cider, sing carols around a fire and choose from more than 40,000 Douglas and Canaan firs to cut down.

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Linvilla Orchards
137 W Knowlton Rd
Media, PA  19063
View map »


Sponsor: Linvilla Orchards
Telephone: 610-876-7116
Website »

More information

Explore Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation, the National Constitution Center’s compelling new exhibit which highlights the competing ideas of Alexander Hamilton and his...

Cost: $14.50, adults; $11, kids; FREE, ages 5 & younger.

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Telephone: 215-409-6600
Website »

More information

This holiday experience for all ages includes a gallery filled with an expansive model train display, a special exhibition featuring a selection of illustrations from three seasonal...

Cost: $6-$18

Where:
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Rd
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
View map »


Telephone: 610-388-2700
Website »

More information

Each year, 15,000 people count birds at feeders for Project FeederWatch. With more than 1.5 million checklists submitted since 1987, FeederWatchers have contributed valuable data to scientists...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Plainsboro Preserve
80 Scotts Corner Road
Cranbury, NJ  08512
View map »


Sponsor: Plainsboro Preserve
Telephone: 160-942-73052
Contact Name: Anna Wright-Piersanti
Website »

More information

Discover Philadelphia's connection to the founding of the U.S. Navy. The new, permanent exhibit features curated objects never, or rarely, seen by the public, highlighting the...

Where:
Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd.
Phila., PA  19106
View map »


Telephone: 215-413-8655
Contact Name: Public Engagement
Website »

More information

From the 1600's to the present, dinnerware designs have been inspired by nature. Everything from painted butterflies and hand-modeled flowers to molded seashells can be found on a fascinating...

Cost: $20, adults; $5, kids.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

Using vintage inspired ornaments, the Christmas traditions of the early 1900’s, and how the Pennypackers spent their holiday, the site aims to provide a Victorian Christmas experience. All...

Cost: $2

Where:
Pennypacker Mills
5 Haldeman Road
Schwenksville, PA  19473
View map »


Sponsor: Pennypacker Mills
Telephone: 610-287-9349
Contact Name: Linda Callegari
Website »

More information

The galleries will highlight antique Christmas ornaments of the early 20th century along with some ornaments and glass icicles from the Pennypacker family. Included on all...

Cost: $2

Where:
Pennypacker Mills
5 Haldeman Rd.
Schwenksville, PA  19473
View map »


Sponsor: Pennypacker Mills
Telephone: 610-287-9349
Contact Name: Linda Callegari
Website »

More information

Step inside the larger-than-life pages of beloved fairy tales from around the globe including Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast and Jack and the Beanstalk in this hands-on exhibition, which is a...

Where:
Mercer Museum
84 S Pine Street
Doylestown, PA  18901
View map »


Telephone: 121-534-50210
Website »

More information

Henry Francis du Pont’s home is decked out in holiday style with traditions from history and the du Pont family on display along with new inspirations from its outdoor exhibition, Follies, as...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Wilmington Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

This expansive exhibition, curated by Brooklyn artist Benjamin Wright, features over 20 contemporary artists whose work is inspired by science. The artwork on display will allow visitors to explore...

Cost: $10, adults; $7, students; FREE, ages 5 & younger.

Where:
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ  08332
View map »


Sponsor: Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
Telephone: 856-825-6800
Contact Name: Taral Thompson
Website »

More information

Sign up to enter your creation; all houses are eligible for prizes and the contest is free to enter!  Submissions of all kinds welcome from expert to amateur of any age.  Completed...

Where:
Hagley Museum, Visitor Center
200 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Hagley Museum & Library
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Alisha Fox
Website »

More information

The interactive playscape reveals connections between the city and Alexander Hamilton’s contributions to the nation’s founding. Through playful interactives, scenic...

Cost: $19, adults; $12, kids.

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Telephone: 215-253-6731
Website »

More information

View buildings and trains meticulously decorated for the holidays, with lights that twinkle along the quarter-mile track and around the surrounding landscape. 

Cost: $19

Where:
Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19118
View map »


Website »

More information

Visit Fonthill Castle for daily holiday-themed tours throughout December and experience Henry Mercer’s home decked out for the holidays.

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Fonthill Castle
525 East Court Street
Doylestown, PA  18901
View map »

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Miss Marcia reads a story featuring gardens, farming, animals and nature. Kids can also create a craft. Rain or shine.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Linvilla Orchards
589 Linvill Rd
Media, PA  19063
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The holiday magic begins when a troupe of actors appear at the historic theater to set up and perform the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge is a bitter old man who can no longer feel joy or...

Cost: $15-$18

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Sponsor: Walnut Street Theatre
Telephone: 334-233-0125
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Explore the science of how things move by land, sea and air at From Here to There, October 6, 2018-January 6, 2019. Lift, launch and levitate as you experiment with hands-on exhibits that make...

Cost: Free with Museum admission: $9 ages 3-59, $8 for seniors, $3 for ages 1-2

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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Christmas Village in Baltimore is ready to transform West Shore Park into a traditional indoor and outdoor German Christmas market. For the holiday season, this annual tradition will open early...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Inner Harbor, West Park
501 Light Street
Baltimore , MD  21230
View map »


Website »

More information

More than 80 local and international vendors will offer holiday gifts, ornaments, jewelry, arts and crafts, fashion and décor. There’ll aslo be European foods, sweets and drinks, such...

Cost: FREE

Where:
LOVE Park
1500 JFK Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA  19102
View map »

More information

The Garden Club of Philadelphia and Vicinity and The Porch Club of Riverton will decorate Historic Strawberry Mansion with the theme of “A Very Storied Christmas,” saluting the long...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Historic Strawberry Mansion
2450 Strawberry Mansion Dr.
Philadelphia, , PA  19132
View map »


Website »

More information

Nathan Willever is the 2017-18 Zeldin Fellow Resident Artist. He is dedicated to exploring the possibilities of using local clay and wood firing to create work inspired by the simplicity of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Clay Studio
137-139 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »

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Enjoy the story of a special friendship between a lovable pig and everyone’s favorite spider.  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 10am Fridays: 10am and 7pm Saturdays: 12pm and...

Cost: $22-$40

Where:
Arden Theatre Company
40 N. 2nd St.
Phildelphia , PA  19106
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Sponsor: Arden Theatre
Telephone: 215.922.1122
Contact Name: Stephen Rapp
Website »

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This favorite annual holiday event includes a selection of tea sandwiches (including a Green meadow farm ham with sugar plum compote), nutcracker-inspired sweets like Clara’s...

Cost: $45

Where:
The Bellevue Hotel
19th floor. Broad and Walnut streets
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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Enjoy food, a fanciful atmosphere and fabulous views.

Cost: $79.90

Where:
Penn's Landing
101 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Based on the beloved Roald Dahl novel, Matilda The Musical is the inspiring story of an extraordinary little girl with an unbounded imagination and incredible courage. She proves that despite the...

Cost: $20 - $97

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Sponsor: Walnut Street Theatre
Telephone: 215-574-3550
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Come face-to-feet with nearly 20 massive, colorful, moving bugs. From a fluttering oversized monarch butterfly and a fluffy tri-colored bumblebee to a gigantic Madagascar hissing cockroach and a...

Cost: $24.95, adults; $20.95, kids.

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA
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Seasonal fun includes 45-plus themed rides and rollercoasters, meet-and-greets with Santa and his reindeer, live entertainment and Hershey Sweet Lights, a 2-mile drive-through experience featuring...

Cost: $39.95, adults; $29.95, ages 3-8

Where:
Hersheypark
100 Hersheypark Dr.
Hershey, PA
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Opening day special: Enjoy FREE ice skating. A limited number of tickets are available. This seasonal winter park includes a beautifully lit landscape featuring a holiday tree, outdoor...

Cost: FREE; $4, skating admission; $10, skate rentals.

Where:
Blue Cross RiverRink
101 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA
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This winter wonderland features a Christmas village with carnival rides, games, Santa’s workshop, entertainment and an ice rink. The fun extends to Cape Henlopen State Park, accessible by...

Cost: $15, advance; $20, on-site.

Where:
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal
Lewes, DE


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Holiday fun includes a massive light show, themed rides and entertainment, s’mores fire pits, extravagant decorations throughout the park and meet-and-greets with Santa and other seasonal...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Six Flags Great Advneture
1 Six Flags Blvd.
Jackson, NJ
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Activities include: A 30-foot Christmas tree that you can stand inside of or walk through Operating model train layouts Indoor carousel rides Kids’ crafts Weekend train rides...

Cost: $20, adults; $12, kids.

Where:
B&O Railroad Museum
901 W Pratt St
Baltimore, MD
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This show features dancers in costumes, angelic singers, music box ballerinas, dancing soldiers, Atlantic City favorites Kevin and Caruso, aerial artistry of special guest, Lady Hellevi and the...

Cost: $30,$10

Where:
Tropicana Atlantic City
2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ  08401
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Sponsor: Tropicana Atlantic City
Telephone: 609-340-4000
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Meet Santa, enjoy Christmas Light Displays and enjoy live Christmas Musicals at Sesame Place’s Christmas Celebration! Sing along at three special Christmas shows and a spectacular music and...

Cost: 65

Where:
Sesame Place
100 Sesame Road
Langhorne, PA  19047
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Telephone: 121-575-23566
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The breakfast buffet includes scrambled eggs with fresh herbs, bacon, fruit, an omelet station, pancakes and treats. Kids will get the chance to tell Santa all of their Christmas wishes, while...

Cost: $20, adults; $15, kids.

Where:
Congress Hall, Grand Ballroom
200 Congress Pl
Cape May, NJ
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This exhibition, organized by the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation and guest curated by Andrew Page for the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation, celebrates the botanical sculptures of an...

Cost: $10, adults; $7, students; FREE, ages 5 & younger.

Where:
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ  08332
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Sponsor: Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
Telephone: 856-825-6800
Contact Name: Taral Thompson
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Bring the whole family to learn about the holiday of Twelfth Night during Pottsgrove Manor’s holiday tours. Pottsgrove Manor is transformed for the yuletide season to reveal the traditions...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Pottsgrove Manor
100 West King Street
Pottstown, PA  19464
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Sponsor: Pottsgrove Manor
Telephone: 610-326-4014
Contact Name: Ann Shipley
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There will be two sessions. *First Session: 10:00am to 12:00pm *SEcond Session:  4:00pm - 6:00pm Admission: $10.95 per child (Advance Ticket Price)  $12.95 per child (at the Door...

Cost: $10.95

Where:
Pump It Up of Marlton
8 E.Stow Road, Suite 160
Marlton, NJ  08053
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Sponsor: Pump It Up
Telephone: 856-797-9663
Contact Name: pump it up
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View animated installations, interactive elements, and themed attractions. Follow the lighted path to visit Disco Ball Way and Candy Cane Lane, and be sure to stop by Santa’s Workshop...

Cost: Adults: $17.95; Children: $13.95; Baby: Free; Senior: $12.95; Student: $15.95

Where:
Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd.
Norristown, PA  19401
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Sponsor: 1SEO.com
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Learn about the winter solstice and some of the traditions of other cultures surrounding this time of the year.  Children will hear a seasonal story and make a winter solstice craft. Meet...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Norristown Farm Park
Barley Sheaf Dr. & Germantown Pike
E. Norriton, PA  19403
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Sponsor: Montgomery County Parks, Trails, & Historic Sites
Telephone: 610-270-0215
Contact Name: Ruth King
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Explore the science of how things move by land, sea and air at From Here to There, October 6, 2018-January 6, 2019. Lift, launch and levitate as you experiment with hands-on exhibits that make...

Cost: Free with Museum admission: $9 ages 3-59, $8 for seniors, $3 for ages 1-2

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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This exhibition in the Down Jersey Folklife Center features the paper cuts, paper cut collage works and an installation created by the internationally celebrated Chinese artist, Xin Song. Many of...

Where:
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ  08332
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Sponsor: Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
Telephone: 185-682-56800
Contact Name: Taral Thompson
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The aquarium is adorned with lights and decorations, and families can make arts & crafts, play games and post for pics with Santa. Runs Dec. 14, 15, 21, 22, 26-28.

Cost: $14, adults; $8, kids.

Where:
Jenkinson's Aquarium
300 Ocean Ave.
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
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This production features the hit songs "You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas” (written by Albert Hague and Dr. Seuss) from the original animated series. Max...

Cost: $45-$95

Where:
Merriam Theater
250 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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This very unique and special train recreates the excitement and anticipation of Christmas Eve. A reader dressed in a Victorian nightshirt and cap will read Clement Clarke Moore’s classic...

Cost: 4.00 (0-1yrs) 13.50 (2-11yrs) 19.50 (12+) $30 Parlor Car $33 President's Car

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA  17572
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Sponsor: Strasburg Rail Road
Telephone: 866-725-9666
Contact Name: Hope Graby
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Broadway legend Todd Ellison takes the baton for an all-new repertoire of your favorite holiday classics. Fresh from his Tony-nominated An American in Paris stint, Ellison brings his...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Verizon Hall
300 S Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA
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Enjoy the theater’s most popular holiday panto; cheer on the heroes, “boo” the bad guys and sing along as this tale of the fairy godmother and glass slipper is transported to the...

Cost: Cost varies.

Where:
People's Light
39 Conestoga Rd.
Malvern, PA
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The north side of City Hall transforms into the Met Holiday Plaza, showcasing a handful of Philly Holiday Festival attractions, including the Craft Hall Pop-Up Restaurant (Nov. 23 - Dec. 23),...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Met Holiday Plaa
North side of City Hall
Philadelphia, PA
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Help Thomas the Tank Engine be a “really useful engine,” as you explore the sights and sounds of the island, including Knapford Station and Sodor Steamworks. Learn valuable STEM skills...

Cost: $19

Where:
Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA  19131
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Enjoy apple cider, sing carols around a fire and choose from more than 40,000 Douglas and Canaan firs to cut down.

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Linvilla Orchards
137 W Knowlton Rd
Media, PA  19063
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Sponsor: Linvilla Orchards
Telephone: 610-876-7116
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Montessori-based academics in mixed-age classrooms foster intellectual curiosity and independent learning in a peaceful, respectful environment. Country's first PreK-8 Fair Trade school.

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Walden School, Media
901 N. Providence Rd.
Media, PA
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Explore Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation, the National Constitution Center’s compelling new exhibit which highlights the competing ideas of Alexander Hamilton and his...

Cost: $14.50, adults; $11, kids; FREE, ages 5 & younger.

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-409-6600
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This holiday experience for all ages includes a gallery filled with an expansive model train display, a special exhibition featuring a selection of illustrations from three seasonal...

Cost: $6-$18

Where:
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Rd
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
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Telephone: 610-388-2700
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Each year, 15,000 people count birds at feeders for Project FeederWatch. With more than 1.5 million checklists submitted since 1987, FeederWatchers have contributed valuable data to scientists...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Plainsboro Preserve
80 Scotts Corner Road
Cranbury, NJ  08512
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Sponsor: Plainsboro Preserve
Telephone: 160-942-73052
Contact Name: Anna Wright-Piersanti
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Discover Philadelphia's connection to the founding of the U.S. Navy. The new, permanent exhibit features curated objects never, or rarely, seen by the public, highlighting the...

Where:
Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd.
Phila., PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-413-8655
Contact Name: Public Engagement
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From the 1600's to the present, dinnerware designs have been inspired by nature. Everything from painted butterflies and hand-modeled flowers to molded seashells can be found on a fascinating...

Cost: $20, adults; $5, kids.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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Using vintage inspired ornaments, the Christmas traditions of the early 1900’s, and how the Pennypackers spent their holiday, the site aims to provide a Victorian Christmas experience. All...

Cost: $2

Where:
Pennypacker Mills
5 Haldeman Road
Schwenksville, PA  19473
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Sponsor: Pennypacker Mills
Telephone: 610-287-9349
Contact Name: Linda Callegari
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The galleries will highlight antique Christmas ornaments of the early 20th century along with some ornaments and glass icicles from the Pennypacker family. Included on all...

Cost: $2

Where:
Pennypacker Mills
5 Haldeman Rd.
Schwenksville, PA  19473
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Sponsor: Pennypacker Mills
Telephone: 610-287-9349
Contact Name: Linda Callegari
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Step inside the larger-than-life pages of beloved fairy tales from around the globe including Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast and Jack and the Beanstalk in this hands-on exhibition, which is a...

Where:
Mercer Museum
84 S Pine Street
Doylestown, PA  18901
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Telephone: 121-534-50210
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Henry Francis du Pont’s home is decked out in holiday style with traditions from history and the du Pont family on display along with new inspirations from its outdoor exhibition, Follies, as...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Wilmington Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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This expansive exhibition, curated by Brooklyn artist Benjamin Wright, features over 20 contemporary artists whose work is inspired by science. The artwork on display will allow visitors to explore...

Cost: $10, adults; $7, students; FREE, ages 5 & younger.

Where:
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ  08332
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Sponsor: Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
Telephone: 856-825-6800
Contact Name: Taral Thompson
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Sign up to enter your creation; all houses are eligible for prizes and the contest is free to enter!  Submissions of all kinds welcome from expert to amateur of any age.  Completed...

Where:
Hagley Museum, Visitor Center
200 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum & Library
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Alisha Fox
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The interactive playscape reveals connections between the city and Alexander Hamilton’s contributions to the nation’s founding. Through playful interactives, scenic...

Cost: $19, adults; $12, kids.

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-253-6731
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View buildings and trains meticulously decorated for the holidays, with lights that twinkle along the quarter-mile track and around the surrounding landscape. 

Cost: $19

Where:
Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19118
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Visit Fonthill Castle for daily holiday-themed tours throughout December and experience Henry Mercer’s home decked out for the holidays.

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Fonthill Castle
525 East Court Street
Doylestown, PA  18901
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The holiday magic begins when a troupe of actors appear at the historic theater to set up and perform the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge is a bitter old man who can no longer feel joy or...

Cost: $15-$18

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Sponsor: Walnut Street Theatre
Telephone: 334-233-0125
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Christmas Village in Baltimore is ready to transform West Shore Park into a traditional indoor and outdoor German Christmas market. For the holiday season, this annual tradition will open early...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Inner Harbor, West Park
501 Light Street
Baltimore , MD  21230
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More than 80 local and international vendors will offer holiday gifts, ornaments, jewelry, arts and crafts, fashion and décor. There’ll aslo be European foods, sweets and drinks, such...

Cost: FREE

Where:
LOVE Park
1500 JFK Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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The Garden Club of Philadelphia and Vicinity and The Porch Club of Riverton will decorate Historic Strawberry Mansion with the theme of “A Very Storied Christmas,” saluting the long...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Historic Strawberry Mansion
2450 Strawberry Mansion Dr.
Philadelphia, , PA  19132
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Nathan Willever is the 2017-18 Zeldin Fellow Resident Artist. He is dedicated to exploring the possibilities of using local clay and wood firing to create work inspired by the simplicity of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Clay Studio
137-139 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Catch some silver bells and explore murals. Become the subject of a life-sized vintage holiday card, get lost in nostalgia with Christmas classics, and see Santa checking over his list of...

Cost: $10

Where:
FIGMAGO
829 Bainbridge Street
Philadelphia, PA  19147
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Sponsor: Meg Saligman Studio
Telephone: 860-819-9667
Contact Name: Pat Alicki
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Enjoy the story of a special friendship between a lovable pig and everyone’s favorite spider.  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 10am Fridays: 10am and 7pm Saturdays: 12pm and...

Cost: $22-$40

Where:
Arden Theatre Company
40 N. 2nd St.
Phildelphia , PA  19106
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Sponsor: Arden Theatre
Telephone: 215.922.1122
Contact Name: Stephen Rapp
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This favorite annual holiday event includes a selection of tea sandwiches (including a Green meadow farm ham with sugar plum compote), nutcracker-inspired sweets like Clara’s...

Cost: $45

Where:
The Bellevue Hotel
19th floor. Broad and Walnut streets
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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Brightly lit shops stay open late and welcome visitors with seasonal refreshments and creative gift ideas. Celebrate the spirit of the season as you hear carolers sing and say "hello" to...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chestnut Hill
Along Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA  19147
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Enjoy food, a fanciful atmosphere and fabulous views.

Cost: $79.90

Where:
Penn's Landing
101 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Follow the Yellow Brick Road with Dorothy, Toto and all of your favorite characters in this classic, now celebrating its 80th anniversary. Based on the film, this musical is suited for...

Cost: $25-55

Where:
The Media Theatre
104 E. State St.
Media, PA  19063
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Telephone: 610-891-0100
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Based on the beloved Roald Dahl novel, Matilda The Musical is the inspiring story of an extraordinary little girl with an unbounded imagination and incredible courage. She proves that despite the...

Cost: $20 - $97

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Sponsor: Walnut Street Theatre
Telephone: 215-574-3550
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Come face-to-feet with nearly 20 massive, colorful, moving bugs. From a fluttering oversized monarch butterfly and a fluffy tri-colored bumblebee to a gigantic Madagascar hissing cockroach and a...

Cost: $24.95, adults; $20.95, kids.

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA
View map »


Website »

More information

Seasonal fun includes 45-plus themed rides and rollercoasters, meet-and-greets with Santa and his reindeer, live entertainment and Hershey Sweet Lights, a 2-mile drive-through experience featuring...

Cost: $39.95, adults; $29.95, ages 3-8

Where:
Hersheypark
100 Hersheypark Dr.
Hershey, PA
View map »


Website »

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Opening day special: Enjoy FREE ice skating. A limited number of tickets are available. This seasonal winter park includes a beautifully lit landscape featuring a holiday tree, outdoor...

Cost: FREE; $4, skating admission; $10, skate rentals.

Where:
Blue Cross RiverRink
101 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA
View map »


Website »

More information

This winter wonderland features a Christmas village with carnival rides, games, Santa’s workshop, entertainment and an ice rink. The fun extends to Cape Henlopen State Park, accessible by...

Cost: $15, advance; $20, on-site.

Where:
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal
Lewes, DE


Website »

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Holiday fun includes a massive light show, themed rides and entertainment, s’mores fire pits, extravagant decorations throughout the park and meet-and-greets with Santa and other seasonal...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Six Flags Great Advneture
1 Six Flags Blvd.
Jackson, NJ
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Activities include: A 30-foot Christmas tree that you can stand inside of or walk through Operating model train layouts Indoor carousel rides Kids’ crafts Weekend train rides...

Cost: $20, adults; $12, kids.

Where:
B&O Railroad Museum
901 W Pratt St
Baltimore, MD
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This show features dancers in costumes, angelic singers, music box ballerinas, dancing soldiers, Atlantic City favorites Kevin and Caruso, aerial artistry of special guest, Lady Hellevi and the...

Cost: $30,$10

Where:
Tropicana Atlantic City
2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ  08401
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Sponsor: Tropicana Atlantic City
Telephone: 609-340-4000
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Meet Santa, enjoy Christmas Light Displays and enjoy live Christmas Musicals at Sesame Place’s Christmas Celebration! Sing along at three special Christmas shows and a spectacular music and...

Cost: 65

Where:
Sesame Place
100 Sesame Road
Langhorne, PA  19047
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Telephone: 121-575-23566
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Learn more about birds on a walk led by members of the Wyncote Audubon Society. Expect to see winter resident species. The walk will start at the parking lot access to the Pennypack Trail...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lorimer Park
183 Moredon Rd.
Huntingdon Valley, PA  19006
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Sponsor: Montgomery County Parks, Trails, & Historic Sites
Telephone: 215-947-3477
Contact Name: Leigh Altadonna
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The breakfast buffet includes scrambled eggs with fresh herbs, bacon, fruit, an omelet station, pancakes and treats. Kids will get the chance to tell Santa all of their Christmas wishes, while...

Cost: $20, adults; $15, kids.

Where:
Congress Hall, Grand Ballroom
200 Congress Pl
Cape May, NJ
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This exhibition, organized by the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation and guest curated by Andrew Page for the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation, celebrates the botanical sculptures of an...

Cost: $10, adults; $7, students; FREE, ages 5 & younger.

Where:
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ  08332
View map »


Sponsor: Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
Telephone: 856-825-6800
Contact Name: Taral Thompson
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Bring the whole family to learn about the holiday of Twelfth Night during Pottsgrove Manor’s holiday tours. Pottsgrove Manor is transformed for the yuletide season to reveal the traditions...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Pottsgrove Manor
100 West King Street
Pottstown, PA  19464
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Sponsor: Pottsgrove Manor
Telephone: 610-326-4014
Contact Name: Ann Shipley
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There will be two sessions. *First Session: 10:00am to 12:00pm *SEcond Session:  4:00pm - 6:00pm Admission: $10.95 per child (Advance Ticket Price)  $12.95 per child (at the Door...

Cost: $10.95

Where:
Pump It Up of Marlton
8 E.Stow Road, Suite 160
Marlton, NJ  08053
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Sponsor: Pump It Up
Telephone: 856-797-9663
Contact Name: pump it up
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This exhibition in the Down Jersey Folklife Center features the paper cuts, paper cut collage works and an installation created by the internationally celebrated Chinese artist, Xin Song. Many of...

Where:
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ  08332
View map »


Sponsor: Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
Telephone: 185-682-56800
Contact Name: Taral Thompson
Website »

More information

View animated installations, interactive elements, and themed attractions. Follow the lighted path to visit Disco Ball Way and Candy Cane Lane, and be sure to stop by Santa’s Workshop...

Cost: Adults: $17.95; Children: $13.95; Baby: Free; Senior: $12.95; Student: $15.95

Where:
Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd.
Norristown, PA  19401
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Sponsor: 1SEO.com
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This very unique and special train recreates the excitement and anticipation of Christmas Eve. A reader dressed in a Victorian nightshirt and cap will read Clement Clarke Moore’s classic...

Cost: 4.00 (0-1yrs) 13.50 (2-11yrs) 19.50 (12+) $30 Parlor Car $33 President's Car

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA  17572
View map »


Sponsor: Strasburg Rail Road
Telephone: 866-725-9666
Contact Name: Hope Graby
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The aquarium is adorned with lights and decorations, and families can make arts & crafts, play games and post for pics with Santa. Runs Dec. 14, 15, 21, 22, 26-28.

Cost: $14, adults; $8, kids.

Where:
Jenkinson's Aquarium
300 Ocean Ave.
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
View map »


Website »

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This production features the hit songs "You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas” (written by Albert Hague and Dr. Seuss) from the original animated series. Max...

Cost: $45-$95

Where:
Merriam Theater
250 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19102
View map »


Website »

More information

Broadway legend Todd Ellison takes the baton for an all-new repertoire of your favorite holiday classics. Fresh from his Tony-nominated An American in Paris stint, Ellison brings his...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Verizon Hall
300 S Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA
View map »


Website »

More information

Enjoy the theater’s most popular holiday panto; cheer on the heroes, “boo” the bad guys and sing along as this tale of the fairy godmother and glass slipper is transported to the...

Cost: Cost varies.

Where:
People's Light
39 Conestoga Rd.
Malvern, PA
View map »


Website »

More information

The north side of City Hall transforms into the Met Holiday Plaza, showcasing a handful of Philly Holiday Festival attractions, including the Craft Hall Pop-Up Restaurant (Nov. 23 - Dec. 23),...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Met Holiday Plaa
North side of City Hall
Philadelphia, PA
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Website »

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This yoga class is open to all levels. You’ll practice slow, easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature. Led by Beth Sheehy. Bring a yoga mat, small towel and a water bottle. Wear...

Cost: $10

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 180-044-83883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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Snacks provided.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Open Book Bookstore
7900 High School Rd.
Elkins Park, PA  19027
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Sponsor: Open Book Bookstore
Telephone: 267-627-4888
Contact Name: Lynn Rosen
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Innovative, progressive Montessori methodology helps students develop academically, intellectually, socially, emotionally and morally in a nurturing and secure environment.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hockessin Montessori School
1000 Old Lancaster Pike
Hockessin, DE
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Help Thomas the Tank Engine be a “really useful engine,” as you explore the sights and sounds of the island, including Knapford Station and Sodor Steamworks. Learn valuable STEM skills...

Cost: $19

Where:
Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA  19131
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Explore the science of how things move by land, sea and air at From Here to There, October 6, 2018-January 6, 2019. Lift, launch and levitate as you experiment with hands-on exhibits that make...

Cost: Free with Museum admission: $9 ages 3-59, $8 for seniors, $3 for ages 1-2

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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Enjoy apple cider, sing carols around a fire and choose from more than 40,000 Douglas and Canaan firs to cut down.

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Linvilla Orchards
137 W Knowlton Rd
Media, PA  19063
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Sponsor: Linvilla Orchards
Telephone: 610-876-7116
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Explore Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation, the National Constitution Center’s compelling new exhibit which highlights the competing ideas of Alexander Hamilton and his...

Cost: $14.50, adults; $11, kids; FREE, ages 5 & younger.

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-409-6600
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This holiday experience for all ages includes a gallery filled with an expansive model train display, a special exhibition featuring a selection of illustrations from three seasonal...

Cost: $6-$18

Where:
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Rd
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
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Telephone: 610-388-2700
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Each year, 15,000 people count birds at feeders for Project FeederWatch. With more than 1.5 million checklists submitted since 1987, FeederWatchers have contributed valuable data to scientists...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Plainsboro Preserve
80 Scotts Corner Road
Cranbury, NJ  08512
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Sponsor: Plainsboro Preserve
Telephone: 160-942-73052
Contact Name: Anna Wright-Piersanti
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Discover Philadelphia's connection to the founding of the U.S. Navy. The new, permanent exhibit features curated objects never, or rarely, seen by the public, highlighting the...

Where:
Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd.
Phila., PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-413-8655
Contact Name: Public Engagement
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From the 1600's to the present, dinnerware designs have been inspired by nature. Everything from painted butterflies and hand-modeled flowers to molded seashells can be found on a fascinating...

Cost: $20, adults; $5, kids.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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Using vintage inspired ornaments, the Christmas traditions of the early 1900’s, and how the Pennypackers spent their holiday, the site aims to provide a Victorian Christmas experience. All...

Cost: $2

Where:
Pennypacker Mills
5 Haldeman Road
Schwenksville, PA  19473
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Sponsor: Pennypacker Mills
Telephone: 610-287-9349
Contact Name: Linda Callegari
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The galleries will highlight antique Christmas ornaments of the early 20th century along with some ornaments and glass icicles from the Pennypacker family. Included on all...

Cost: $2

Where:
Pennypacker Mills
5 Haldeman Rd.
Schwenksville, PA  19473
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Sponsor: Pennypacker Mills
Telephone: 610-287-9349
Contact Name: Linda Callegari
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Step inside the larger-than-life pages of beloved fairy tales from around the globe including Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast and Jack and the Beanstalk in this hands-on exhibition, which is a...

Where:
Mercer Museum
84 S Pine Street
Doylestown, PA  18901
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Telephone: 121-534-50210
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Henry Francis du Pont’s home is decked out in holiday style with traditions from history and the du Pont family on display along with new inspirations from its outdoor exhibition, Follies, as...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Wilmington Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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Crybaby Matinee on Thursday, December 20 at 11 am. Additional regular screening on Wednesday, December 26.Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis ("Forrest Gump"; "Cast Away") reunite for "Polar...

Cost: $6

Where:
Hopewell Theater
5 S Greenwood Ave
Hopewell, NJ  08525
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Sponsor: Hopewell Theater
Telephone: 609-466-1964
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This expansive exhibition, curated by Brooklyn artist Benjamin Wright, features over 20 contemporary artists whose work is inspired by science. The artwork on display will allow visitors to explore...

Cost: $10, adults; $7, students; FREE, ages 5 & younger.

Where:
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ  08332
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Sponsor: Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
Telephone: 856-825-6800
Contact Name: Taral Thompson
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Sign up to enter your creation; all houses are eligible for prizes and the contest is free to enter!  Submissions of all kinds welcome from expert to amateur of any age.  Completed...

Where:
Hagley Museum, Visitor Center
200 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum & Library
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Alisha Fox
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Features O and O-27-gauge toy trains from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Lionel, Marx and American Flyer engines, with adjoining cars, will race on two diverse platforms....

Cost: $4, adults; $3, kids.

Where:
The Museum of American History
138 Andaloro Way
Deptford, NJ  08093-1627
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Sponsor: The Museum of American History, Deptford, NJ
Telephone: 185-681-21121
Contact Name: Barbara Norcross
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The interactive playscape reveals connections between the city and Alexander Hamilton’s contributions to the nation’s founding. Through playful interactives, scenic...

Cost: $19, adults; $12, kids.

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-253-6731
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View buildings and trains meticulously decorated for the holidays, with lights that twinkle along the quarter-mile track and around the surrounding landscape. 

Cost: $19

Where:
Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19118
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Visit Fonthill Castle for daily holiday-themed tours throughout December and experience Henry Mercer’s home decked out for the holidays.

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Fonthill Castle
525 East Court Street
Doylestown, PA  18901
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The holiday magic begins when a troupe of actors appear at the historic theater to set up and perform the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge is a bitter old man who can no longer feel joy or...

Cost: $15-$18

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Sponsor: Walnut Street Theatre
Telephone: 334-233-0125
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Christmas Village in Baltimore is ready to transform West Shore Park into a traditional indoor and outdoor German Christmas market. For the holiday season, this annual tradition will open early...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Inner Harbor, West Park
501 Light Street
Baltimore , MD  21230
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More than 80 local and international vendors will offer holiday gifts, ornaments, jewelry, arts and crafts, fashion and décor. There’ll aslo be European foods, sweets and drinks, such...

Cost: FREE

Where:
LOVE Park
1500 JFK Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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The Garden Club of Philadelphia and Vicinity and The Porch Club of Riverton will decorate Historic Strawberry Mansion with the theme of “A Very Storied Christmas,” saluting the long...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Historic Strawberry Mansion
2450 Strawberry Mansion Dr.
Philadelphia, , PA  19132
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Nathan Willever is the 2017-18 Zeldin Fellow Resident Artist. He is dedicated to exploring the possibilities of using local clay and wood firing to create work inspired by the simplicity of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Clay Studio
137-139 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Catch some silver bells and explore murals. Become the subject of a life-sized vintage holiday card, get lost in nostalgia with Christmas classics, and see Santa checking over his list of...

Cost: $10

Where:
FIGMAGO
829 Bainbridge Street
Philadelphia, PA  19147
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Sponsor: Meg Saligman Studio
Telephone: 860-819-9667
Contact Name: Pat Alicki
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Enjoy the story of a special friendship between a lovable pig and everyone’s favorite spider.  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 10am Fridays: 10am and 7pm Saturdays: 12pm and...

Cost: $22-$40

Where:
Arden Theatre Company
40 N. 2nd St.
Phildelphia , PA  19106
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Sponsor: Arden Theatre
Telephone: 215.922.1122
Contact Name: Stephen Rapp
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This favorite annual holiday event includes a selection of tea sandwiches (including a Green meadow farm ham with sugar plum compote), nutcracker-inspired sweets like Clara’s...

Cost: $45

Where:
The Bellevue Hotel
19th floor. Broad and Walnut streets
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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Watch as more than 100 Christmas trees magically float on Lake Meone and light up to music.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Historic Smithville & Village Greene
615 East Moss Mill Rd.
Galloway, NJ  08205
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Telephone: 609-748-8999
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Meet Santa, enjoy Christmas Light Displays and enjoy live Christmas Musicals at Sesame Place’s Christmas Celebration! Sing along at three special Christmas shows and a spectacular music and...

Cost: 65

Where:
Sesame Place
100 Sesame Road
Langhorne, PA  19047
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Telephone: 121-575-23566
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Enjoy food, a fanciful atmosphere and fabulous views.

Cost: $79.90

Where:
Penn's Landing
101 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Follow the Yellow Brick Road with Dorothy, Toto and all of your favorite characters in this classic, now celebrating its 80th anniversary. Based on the film, this musical is suited for...

Cost: $25-55

Where:
The Media Theatre
104 E. State St.
Media, PA  19063
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Telephone: 610-891-0100
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Based on the beloved Roald Dahl novel, Matilda The Musical is the inspiring story of an extraordinary little girl with an unbounded imagination and incredible courage. She proves that despite the...

Cost: $20 - $97

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Sponsor: Walnut Street Theatre
Telephone: 215-574-3550
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Come face-to-feet with nearly 20 massive, colorful, moving bugs. From a fluttering oversized monarch butterfly and a fluffy tri-colored bumblebee to a gigantic Madagascar hissing cockroach and a...

Cost: $24.95, adults; $20.95, kids.

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA
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Seasonal fun includes 45-plus themed rides and rollercoasters, meet-and-greets with Santa and his reindeer, live entertainment and Hershey Sweet Lights, a 2-mile drive-through experience featuring...

Cost: $39.95, adults; $29.95, ages 3-8

Where:
Hersheypark
100 Hersheypark Dr.
Hershey, PA
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Opening day special: Enjoy FREE ice skating. A limited number of tickets are available. This seasonal winter park includes a beautifully lit landscape featuring a holiday tree, outdoor...

Cost: FREE; $4, skating admission; $10, skate rentals.

Where:
Blue Cross RiverRink
101 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA
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This winter wonderland features a Christmas village with carnival rides, games, Santa’s workshop, entertainment and an ice rink. The fun extends to Cape Henlopen State Park, accessible by...

Cost: $15, advance; $20, on-site.

Where:
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal
Lewes, DE


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Holiday fun includes a massive light show, themed rides and entertainment, s’mores fire pits, extravagant decorations throughout the park and meet-and-greets with Santa and other seasonal...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Six Flags Great Advneture
1 Six Flags Blvd.
Jackson, NJ
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Activities include: A 30-foot Christmas tree that you can stand inside of or walk through Operating model train layouts Indoor carousel rides Kids’ crafts Weekend train rides...

Cost: $20, adults; $12, kids.

Where:
B&O Railroad Museum
901 W Pratt St
Baltimore, MD
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Through Dec. 2, watch a one-man performance by Jared Reed. From Dec. 7-24, see the production in its traditional form with a full cast.

Cost: $25-$37

Where:
Hedgerow Theatre
64 Rose Valley Rd
Rose Valley, PA
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This show features dancers in costumes, angelic singers, music box ballerinas, dancing soldiers, Atlantic City favorites Kevin and Caruso, aerial artistry of special guest, Lady Hellevi and the...

Cost: $30,$10

Where:
Tropicana Atlantic City
2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ  08401
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Sponsor: Tropicana Atlantic City
Telephone: 609-340-4000
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The breakfast buffet includes scrambled eggs with fresh herbs, bacon, fruit, an omelet station, pancakes and treats. Kids will get the chance to tell Santa all of their Christmas wishes, while...

Cost: $20, adults; $15, kids.

Where:
Congress Hall, Grand Ballroom
200 Congress Pl
Cape May, NJ
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This exhibition, organized by the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation and guest curated by Andrew Page for the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation, celebrates the botanical sculptures of an...

Cost: $10, adults; $7, students; FREE, ages 5 & younger.

Where:
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ  08332
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Sponsor: Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
Telephone: 856-825-6800
Contact Name: Taral Thompson
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Bring the whole family to learn about the holiday of Twelfth Night during Pottsgrove Manor’s holiday tours. Pottsgrove Manor is transformed for the yuletide season to reveal the traditions...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Pottsgrove Manor
100 West King Street
Pottstown, PA  19464
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Sponsor: Pottsgrove Manor
Telephone: 610-326-4014
Contact Name: Ann Shipley
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There will be two sessions. *First Session: 10:00am to 12:00pm *SEcond Session:  4:00pm - 6:00pm Admission: $10.95 per child (Advance Ticket Price)  $12.95 per child (at the Door...

Cost: $10.95

Where:
Pump It Up of Marlton
8 E.Stow Road, Suite 160
Marlton, NJ  08053
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Sponsor: Pump It Up
Telephone: 856-797-9663
Contact Name: pump it up
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This exhibition in the Down Jersey Folklife Center features the paper cuts, paper cut collage works and an installation created by the internationally celebrated Chinese artist, Xin Song. Many of...

Where:
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ  08332
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Sponsor: Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
Telephone: 185-682-56800
Contact Name: Taral Thompson
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December 21  Staying Warm! January 11  What’s Under the Snow? January 25  Animal Tracks February 8  Owls! February 22  Early Signs of Spring Kids...

Cost: $7

Where:
Plainsboro Preserve
80 Scotts Corner Road
Cranbury, NJ  08512
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Sponsor: Plainsboro Preserve
Telephone: 609-427-3052
Contact Name: Anna Wright
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View animated installations, interactive elements, and themed attractions. Follow the lighted path to visit Disco Ball Way and Candy Cane Lane, and be sure to stop by Santa’s Workshop...

Cost: Adults: $17.95; Children: $13.95; Baby: Free; Senior: $12.95; Student: $15.95

Where:
Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd.
Norristown, PA  19401
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Sponsor: 1SEO.com
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Local Philadelphian makers, Beth Beverly, and Lila Stuempfig will be bringing their handmade goods to Little Moon + Arrow. Lila creates carefully crafted Waldorf dolls, and Beth will be sharing her...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Little Moon + Arrow
729 s 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA  19147
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The aquarium is adorned with lights and decorations, and families can make arts & crafts, play games and post for pics with Santa. Runs Dec. 14, 15, 21, 22, 26-28.

Cost: $14, adults; $8, kids.

Where:
Jenkinson's Aquarium
300 Ocean Ave.
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
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Need a night to finish your shopping or wrap some presents? Let the kids have a night out so you can finish your holiday preparations.

Cost: $35 per child; $15 per sibling

Where:
Downingtown Rock Gym
462 Acorn Ln
Downigntown, PA  19335
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Sponsor: Downingtown Rock Gym
Telephone: 610-873-9620
Contact Name: Dana
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This production features the hit songs "You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas” (written by Albert Hague and Dr. Seuss) from the original animated series. Max...

Cost: $45-$95

Where:
Merriam Theater
250 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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Broadway legend Todd Ellison takes the baton for an all-new repertoire of your favorite holiday classics. Fresh from his Tony-nominated An American in Paris stint, Ellison brings his...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Verizon Hall
300 S Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA
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Enjoy the theater’s most popular holiday panto; cheer on the heroes, “boo” the bad guys and sing along as this tale of the fairy godmother and glass slipper is transported to the...

Cost: Cost varies.

Where:
People's Light
39 Conestoga Rd.
Malvern, PA
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The north side of City Hall transforms into the Met Holiday Plaza, showcasing a handful of Philly Holiday Festival attractions, including the Craft Hall Pop-Up Restaurant (Nov. 23 - Dec. 23),...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Met Holiday Plaa
North side of City Hall
Philadelphia, PA
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Help Thomas the Tank Engine be a “really useful engine,” as you explore the sights and sounds of the island, including Knapford Station and Sodor Steamworks. Learn valuable STEM skills...

Cost: $19

Where:
Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA  19131
View map »

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Enjoy apple cider, sing carols around a fire and choose from more than 40,000 Douglas and Canaan firs to cut down.

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Linvilla Orchards
137 W Knowlton Rd
Media, PA  19063
View map »


Sponsor: Linvilla Orchards
Telephone: 610-876-7116
Website »

More information

Explore Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation, the National Constitution Center’s compelling new exhibit which highlights the competing ideas of Alexander Hamilton and his...

Cost: $14.50, adults; $11, kids; FREE, ages 5 & younger.

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Telephone: 215-409-6600
Website »

More information

This holiday experience for all ages includes a gallery filled with an expansive model train display, a special exhibition featuring a selection of illustrations from three seasonal...

Cost: $6-$18

Where:
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Rd
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
View map »


Telephone: 610-388-2700
Website »

More information

Each year, 15,000 people count birds at feeders for Project FeederWatch. With more than 1.5 million checklists submitted since 1987, FeederWatchers have contributed valuable data to scientists...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Plainsboro Preserve
80 Scotts Corner Road
Cranbury, NJ  08512
View map »


Sponsor: Plainsboro Preserve
Telephone: 160-942-73052
Contact Name: Anna Wright-Piersanti
Website »

More information

Discover Philadelphia's connection to the founding of the U.S. Navy. The new, permanent exhibit features curated objects never, or rarely, seen by the public, highlighting the...

Where:
Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd.
Phila., PA  19106
View map »


Telephone: 215-413-8655
Contact Name: Public Engagement
Website »

More information

From the 1600's to the present, dinnerware designs have been inspired by nature. Everything from painted butterflies and hand-modeled flowers to molded seashells can be found on a fascinating...

Cost: $20, adults; $5, kids.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

Using vintage inspired ornaments, the Christmas traditions of the early 1900’s, and how the Pennypackers spent their holiday, the site aims to provide a Victorian Christmas experience. All...

Cost: $2

Where:
Pennypacker Mills
5 Haldeman Road
Schwenksville, PA  19473
View map »


Sponsor: Pennypacker Mills
Telephone: 610-287-9349
Contact Name: Linda Callegari
Website »

More information

The galleries will highlight antique Christmas ornaments of the early 20th century along with some ornaments and glass icicles from the Pennypacker family. Included on all...

Cost: $2

Where:
Pennypacker Mills
5 Haldeman Rd.
Schwenksville, PA  19473
View map »


Sponsor: Pennypacker Mills
Telephone: 610-287-9349
Contact Name: Linda Callegari
Website »

More information

Step inside the larger-than-life pages of beloved fairy tales from around the globe including Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast and Jack and the Beanstalk in this hands-on exhibition, which is a...

Where:
Mercer Museum
84 S Pine Street
Doylestown, PA  18901
View map »


Telephone: 121-534-50210
Website »

More information

Henry Francis du Pont’s home is decked out in holiday style with traditions from history and the du Pont family on display along with new inspirations from its outdoor exhibition, Follies, as...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Wilmington Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
Website »

More information

This expansive exhibition, curated by Brooklyn artist Benjamin Wright, features over 20 contemporary artists whose work is inspired by science. The artwork on display will allow visitors to explore...

Cost: $10, adults; $7, students; FREE, ages 5 & younger.

Where:
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ  08332
View map »


Sponsor: Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
Telephone: 856-825-6800
Contact Name: Taral Thompson
Website »

More information

Sign up to enter your creation; all houses are eligible for prizes and the contest is free to enter!  Submissions of all kinds welcome from expert to amateur of any age.  Completed...

Where:
Hagley Museum, Visitor Center
200 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Hagley Museum & Library
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Alisha Fox
Website »

More information

Features O and O-27-gauge toy trains from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Lionel, Marx and American Flyer engines, with adjoining cars, will race on two diverse platforms....

Cost: $4, adults; $3, kids.

Where:
The Museum of American History
138 Andaloro Way
Deptford, NJ  08093-1627
View map »


Sponsor: The Museum of American History, Deptford, NJ
Telephone: 185-681-21121
Contact Name: Barbara Norcross
Website »

More information

The interactive playscape reveals connections between the city and Alexander Hamilton’s contributions to the nation’s founding. Through playful interactives, scenic...

Cost: $19, adults; $12, kids.

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Telephone: 215-253-6731
Website »

More information

View buildings and trains meticulously decorated for the holidays, with lights that twinkle along the quarter-mile track and around the surrounding landscape. 

Cost: $19

Where:
Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19118
View map »


Website »

More information

Visit Fonthill Castle for daily holiday-themed tours throughout December and experience Henry Mercer’s home decked out for the holidays.

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Fonthill Castle
525 East Court Street
Doylestown, PA  18901
View map »

More information

The program introduces young visitors to art and the museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project.  Oct 26 Special...

Cost: $5, child & adult.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Pkwy.
Wilmington, DE  19350
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The holiday magic begins when a troupe of actors appear at the historic theater to set up and perform the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge is a bitter old man who can no longer feel joy or...

Cost: $15-$18

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
View map »


Sponsor: Walnut Street Theatre
Telephone: 334-233-0125
Website »

More information

Christmas Village in Baltimore is ready to transform West Shore Park into a traditional indoor and outdoor German Christmas market. For the holiday season, this annual tradition will open early...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Inner Harbor, West Park
501 Light Street
Baltimore , MD  21230
View map »


Website »

More information

More than 80 local and international vendors will offer holiday gifts, ornaments, jewelry, arts and crafts, fashion and décor. There’ll aslo be European foods, sweets and drinks, such...

Cost: FREE

Where:
LOVE Park
1500 JFK Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA  19102
View map »

More information

The Garden Club of Philadelphia and Vicinity and The Porch Club of Riverton will decorate Historic Strawberry Mansion with the theme of “A Very Storied Christmas,” saluting the long...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Historic Strawberry Mansion
2450 Strawberry Mansion Dr.
Philadelphia, , PA  19132
View map »


Website »

More information

Nathan Willever is the 2017-18 Zeldin Fellow Resident Artist. He is dedicated to exploring the possibilities of using local clay and wood firing to create work inspired by the simplicity of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Clay Studio
137-139 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Catch some silver bells and explore murals. Become the subject of a life-sized vintage holiday card, get lost in nostalgia with Christmas classics, and see Santa checking over his list of...

Cost: $10

Where:
FIGMAGO
829 Bainbridge Street
Philadelphia, PA  19147
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Sponsor: Meg Saligman Studio
Telephone: 860-819-9667
Contact Name: Pat Alicki
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Enjoy the story of a special friendship between a lovable pig and everyone’s favorite spider.  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 10am Fridays: 10am and 7pm Saturdays: 12pm and...

Cost: $22-$40

Where:
Arden Theatre Company
40 N. 2nd St.
Phildelphia , PA  19106
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Sponsor: Arden Theatre
Telephone: 215.922.1122
Contact Name: Stephen Rapp
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This favorite annual holiday event includes a selection of tea sandwiches (including a Green meadow farm ham with sugar plum compote), nutcracker-inspired sweets like Clara’s...

Cost: $45

Where:
The Bellevue Hotel
19th floor. Broad and Walnut streets
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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Set against the darkening winter sky, Holiday Garden Railway Nights features the model trains in action, decorated for the holidays with thousands of twinkling lights as they zip around an outdoor...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19118
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A Classic 2 Mile Christmas Light Drive-Thru at The Star Barn Village A Celebration of the True Meaning of Christmas in Lights including the story of Christ Christmas music CD is included...

Cost: $20, car

Where:
The Star Barn Village at Stone Gables Estate
1 Hollinger Lane
Elizabethtown, PA  17022
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Telephone: 717-902-9791
Contact Name: Gail Shane
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Watch as more than 100 Christmas trees magically float on Lake Meone and light up to music.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Historic Smithville & Village Greene
615 East Moss Mill Rd.
Galloway, NJ  08205
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Telephone: 609-748-8999
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Enjoy food, a fanciful atmosphere and fabulous views.

Cost: $79.90

Where:
Penn's Landing
101 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Follow the Yellow Brick Road with Dorothy, Toto and all of your favorite characters in this classic, now celebrating its 80th anniversary. Based on the film, this musical is suited for...

Cost: $25-55

Where:
The Media Theatre
104 E. State St.
Media, PA  19063
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Telephone: 610-891-0100
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Just in time for Christmas! Create this magical key holder just for Santa!

Cost: 25.00

Where:
All Fired Up!
602 Haddon Ave
Collingswood, NJ  08108-3704
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Sponsor: All Fired Up!
Telephone: 856-833-1330
Contact Name: Kim Raiguel
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This treat for the entire family comes complete with hot chocolate, a visit with Santa, and a joyful holiday concert featuring Mainstage Center for the Arts’...

Cost: $13-$16

Where:
Dennis Flyer Theatre
200 College Drive
Blackwood, NJ  08012
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Sponsor: Castor's Auto
Telephone: 855-936-2467
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Meet Santa, enjoy Christmas Light Displays and enjoy live Christmas Musicals at Sesame Place’s Christmas Celebration! Sing along at three special Christmas shows and a spectacular music and...

Cost: 65

Where:
Sesame Place
100 Sesame Road
Langhorne, PA  19047
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Telephone: 121-575-23566
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Join Delaware’s only professional ballet company for Wilmington’s favorite holiday tradition. Experience the magical journey through the land of sweets in First State Ballet...

Cost: $14.99-$50

Where:
The Grand Opera House
818 N. Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: First State Ballet Theatre
Telephone: 1-302-658-7897 x3851
Contact Name: Kristina Kambalov
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Based on the beloved Roald Dahl novel, Matilda The Musical is the inspiring story of an extraordinary little girl with an unbounded imagination and incredible courage. She proves that despite the...

Cost: $20 - $97

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Sponsor: Walnut Street Theatre
Telephone: 215-574-3550
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Come face-to-feet with nearly 20 massive, colorful, moving bugs. From a fluttering oversized monarch butterfly and a fluffy tri-colored bumblebee to a gigantic Madagascar hissing cockroach and a...

Cost: $24.95, adults; $20.95, kids.

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA
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Seasonal fun includes 45-plus themed rides and rollercoasters, meet-and-greets with Santa and his reindeer, live entertainment and Hershey Sweet Lights, a 2-mile drive-through experience featuring...

Cost: $39.95, adults; $29.95, ages 3-8

Where:
Hersheypark
100 Hersheypark Dr.
Hershey, PA
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Opening day special: Enjoy FREE ice skating. A limited number of tickets are available. This seasonal winter park includes a beautifully lit landscape featuring a holiday tree, outdoor...

Cost: FREE; $4, skating admission; $10, skate rentals.

Where:
Blue Cross RiverRink
101 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA
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This winter wonderland features a Christmas village with carnival rides, games, Santa’s workshop, entertainment and an ice rink. The fun extends to Cape Henlopen State Park, accessible by...

Cost: $15, advance; $20, on-site.

Where:
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal
Lewes, DE


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Holiday fun includes a massive light show, themed rides and entertainment, s’mores fire pits, extravagant decorations throughout the park and meet-and-greets with Santa and other seasonal...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Six Flags Great Advneture
1 Six Flags Blvd.
Jackson, NJ
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Activities include: A 30-foot Christmas tree that you can stand inside of or walk through Operating model train layouts Indoor carousel rides Kids’ crafts Weekend train rides...

Cost: $20, adults; $12, kids.

Where:
B&O Railroad Museum
901 W Pratt St
Baltimore, MD
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This very unique and special train recreates the excitement and anticipation of Christmas Eve. A reader dressed in a Victorian nightshirt and cap will read Clement Clarke Moore’s classic...

Cost: 4.00 (0-1yrs) 13.50 (2-11yrs) 19.50 (12+) $30 Parlor Car $33 President's Car

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA  17572
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Sponsor: Strasburg Rail Road
Telephone: 866-725-9666
Contact Name: Hope Graby
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Through Dec. 2, watch a one-man performance by Jared Reed. From Dec. 7-24, see the production in its traditional form with a full cast.

Cost: $25-$37

Where:
Hedgerow Theatre
64 Rose Valley Rd
Rose Valley, PA
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Celebrate the beginning of winter and take a break from your holiday shopping with a peaceful afternoon labyrinth walk. There is no fee for this program, but donations are accepted to help...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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This show features dancers in costumes, angelic singers, music box ballerinas, dancing soldiers, Atlantic City favorites Kevin and Caruso, aerial artistry of special guest, Lady Hellevi and the...

Cost: $30,$10

Where:
Tropicana Atlantic City
2831 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ  08401
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Sponsor: Tropicana Atlantic City
Telephone: 609-340-4000
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Explore the science of how things move by land, sea and air at From Here to There, October 6, 2018-January 6, 2019. Lift, launch and levitate as you experiment with hands-on exhibits that make...

Cost: Free with Museum admission: $9 ages 3-59, $8 for seniors, $3 for ages 1-2

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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The breakfast buffet includes scrambled eggs with fresh herbs, bacon, fruit, an omelet station, pancakes and treats. Kids will get the chance to tell Santa all of their Christmas wishes, while...

Cost: $20, adults; $15, kids.

Where:
Congress Hall, Grand Ballroom
200 Congress Pl
Cape May, NJ
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This exhibition, organized by the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation and guest curated by Andrew Page for the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation, celebrates the botanical sculptures of an...

Cost: $10, adults; $7, students; FREE, ages 5 & younger.

Where:
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ  08332
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Sponsor: Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
Telephone: 856-825-6800
Contact Name: Taral Thompson
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This exhibition in the Down Jersey Folklife Center features the paper cuts, paper cut collage works and an installation created by the internationally celebrated Chinese artist, Xin Song. Many of...

Where:
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ  08332
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Sponsor: Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
Telephone: 185-682-56800
Contact Name: Taral Thompson
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View animated installations, interactive elements, and themed attractions. Follow the lighted path to visit Disco Ball Way and Candy Cane Lane, and be sure to stop by Santa’s Workshop...

Cost: Adults: $17.95; Children: $13.95; Baby: Free; Senior: $12.95; Student: $15.95

Where:
Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd.
Norristown, PA  19401
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Sponsor: 1SEO.com
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Visit Santa at the Reading Terminal Market for some holiday fun! This family-friendly event will also feature horse-drawn carriage rides that begin on Arch Street and take passengers around...

Cost: Free

Where:
Reading Terminal Market
51 North 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Sponsor: Reading Terminal Market
Telephone: 215-922-2317
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This interactive, humorous show is presented in the format of a live radio broadcast. 

Cost: $10-$12

Where:
Kelsey Theatre
1200 Old Trenton Rd
West Windsor, NJ
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Join a park ranger on an early evening walk that will be illuminated by the light  of a full moon. Learn why the December full moon is sometimes called the "cold moon" or the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Norristown Farm Park
Barley Sheaf Dr. & Germantown Pike
E. Norriton, PA  19403
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Sponsor: Montgomery County Parks, Trails, & Historic Sites
Telephone: 610-270-0215
Contact Name: Ruth King
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The aquarium is adorned with lights and decorations, and families can make arts & crafts, play games and post for pics with Santa. Runs Dec. 14, 15, 21, 22, 26-28.

Cost: $14, adults; $8, kids.

Where:
Jenkinson's Aquarium
300 Ocean Ave.
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
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This production features the hit songs "You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas” (written by Albert Hague and Dr. Seuss) from the original animated series. Max...

Cost: $45-$95

Where:
Merriam Theater
250 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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Broadway legend Todd Ellison takes the baton for an all-new repertoire of your favorite holiday classics. Fresh from his Tony-nominated An American in Paris stint, Ellison brings his...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Verizon Hall
300 S Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA
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Enjoy the theater’s most popular holiday panto; cheer on the heroes, “boo” the bad guys and sing along as this tale of the fairy godmother and glass slipper is transported to the...

Cost: Cost varies.

Where:
People's Light
39 Conestoga Rd.
Malvern, PA
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The north side of City Hall transforms into the Met Holiday Plaza, showcasing a handful of Philly Holiday Festival attractions, including the Craft Hall Pop-Up Restaurant (Nov. 23 - Dec. 23),...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Met Holiday Plaa
North side of City Hall
Philadelphia, PA
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Help Thomas the Tank Engine be a “really useful engine,” as you explore the sights and sounds of the island, including Knapford Station and Sodor Steamworks. Learn valuable STEM skills...

Cost: $19

Where:
Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA  19131
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Enjoy apple cider, sing carols around a fire and choose from more than 40,000 Douglas and Canaan firs to cut down.

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Linvilla Orchards
137 W Knowlton Rd
Media, PA  19063
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Sponsor: Linvilla Orchards
Telephone: 610-876-7116
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Enjoy a breakfast buffet and snap pics with Santa. After, St. Nick will hit the pool in his “Santa swimsuit.”

Cost: $9.95, in addition to admission.

Where:
Sahara Sam's Oasis
535 NJ-73,
West Berlin, NJ
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Enjoy brunch and a visit with Santa.

Cost: $35.95 per adult. Children under 12 are 50% off. Children under 2 free.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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Explore Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation, the National Constitution Center’s compelling new exhibit which highlights the competing ideas of Alexander Hamilton and his...

Cost: $14.50, adults; $11, kids; FREE, ages 5 & younger.

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-409-6600
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The galleries will highlight antique Christmas ornaments of the early 20th century along with some ornaments and glass icicles from the Pennypacker family. Included on all...

Cost: $2

Where:
Pennypacker Mills
5 Haldeman Rd.
Schwenksville, PA  19473
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Sponsor: Pennypacker Mills
Telephone: 610-287-9349
Contact Name: Linda Callegari
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Henry Francis du Pont’s home is decked out in holiday style with traditions from history and the du Pont family on display along with new inspirations from its outdoor exhibition, Follies, as...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Wilmington Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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The interactive playscape reveals connections between the city and Alexander Hamilton’s contributions to the nation’s founding. Through playful interactives, scenic...

Cost: $19, adults; $12, kids.

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-253-6731
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Visit Fonthill Castle for daily holiday-themed tours throughout December and experience Henry Mercer’s home decked out for the holidays.

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Fonthill Castle
525 East Court Street
Doylestown, PA  18901
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The holiday magic begins when a troupe of actors appear at the historic theater to set up and perform the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge is a bitter old man who can no longer feel joy or...

Cost: $15-$18

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Sponsor: Walnut Street Theatre
Telephone: 334-233-0125
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Meet at the Visitor Center before hitting the trails for a guided exploration. Each week explores a different theme.  

Cost: FREE

Where:
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA  19128
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Telephone: 215-482-7300
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Festivities include a train ride on the Polar Express, crafts and a hot-chocolate bar. Two seatings, 10am and 12:30pm

Cost: $26; $2, ages 1 & younger.

Where:
Camden Children's Garden
3 Riverside Drive
Camden, PA  08103
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Enjoy a breakfast or lunch buffet, make holiday crafts and meet an education animal. Share your holiday wishes with Santa, take photos with him and explore the zoo. Seatings are at 12:30pm...

Cost: $34.95, adults; $24,.95, kids.

Where:
Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd
Norristown, PA
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Strasburg Rail Road welcomes Santa during Santa’s Paradise Express. Santa will climb aboard the historic steam train to greet families as they travel down the tracks to Paradise, PA and back....

Cost: 4.00 (0-1yrs) 13.50 (2-11yrs) 19.50 (12+) $30 Parlor Car $33 President's Car

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA  17572
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Sponsor: Strasburg Rail Road
Telephone: 866-725-9666
Contact Name: Hope Graby
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Christmas Village in Baltimore is ready to transform West Shore Park into a traditional indoor and outdoor German Christmas market. For the holiday season, this annual tradition will open early...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Inner Harbor, West Park
501 Light Street
Baltimore , MD  21230
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More than 50 artisans, designers, crafters and confectionaries from the greater Philadelphia region offer decorations, gifts and holiday foods inside white, festively lit tents topped...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dilworth Park
1 S 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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More than 80 local and international vendors will offer holiday gifts, ornaments, jewelry, arts and crafts, fashion and décor. There’ll aslo be European foods, sweets and drinks, such...

Cost: FREE

Where:
LOVE Park
1500 JFK Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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The Garden Club of Philadelphia and Vicinity and The Porch Club of Riverton will decorate Historic Strawberry Mansion with the theme of “A Very Storied Christmas,” saluting the long...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Historic Strawberry Mansion
2450 Strawberry Mansion Dr.
Philadelphia, , PA  19132
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Nathan Willever is the 2017-18 Zeldin Fellow Resident Artist. He is dedicated to exploring the possibilities of using local clay and wood firing to create work inspired by the simplicity of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Clay Studio
137-139 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Catch some silver bells and explore murals. Become the subject of a life-sized vintage holiday card, get lost in nostalgia with Christmas classics, and see Santa checking over his list of...

Cost: $10

Where:
FIGMAGO
829 Bainbridge Street
Philadelphia, PA  19147
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Sponsor: Meg Saligman Studio
Telephone: 860-819-9667
Contact Name: Pat Alicki
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See some of Philly’s most talented improvisers, along with teachers from the PHIT Kids and Teens program perform an improvised show.

Cost: $10, adults; $5, kids.

Where:
PHIT Comedy
2030 Sansom St.
1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Sponsor: PHIT Comedy
Contact Name: Joe Tuzzi
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Bring the kids to see Santa so they can share what’s on their wish lists this year and take a selfie with Santa.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Market at the Fareway
8221 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA  19147
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Magical Talking Tree.. noon-5pm The Magical Talking Tree wakes up every weekend to talk to the young and young at heart.       .             ...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Historic Smithville
615 East Moss Mill Road
Galloway, NJ  08205
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Telephone: 609-748-8999
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Meet Lila Liberty, a young hero on a quest to spread acceptance and kindness. To complete her mission she needs to collect all six of her Super Hero Gadgets, like Respectacles to see different...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
National Liberty Museum
321 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Liberty Museum
Telephone: 201-484-9851
Contact Name: Rosa Doherty
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Enjoy the story of a special friendship between a lovable pig and everyone’s favorite spider.  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 10am Fridays: 10am and 7pm Saturdays: 12pm and...

Cost: $22-$40

Where:
Arden Theatre Company
40 N. 2nd St.
Phildelphia , PA  19106
View map »


Sponsor: Arden Theatre
Telephone: 215.922.1122
Contact Name: Stephen Rapp
Website »

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This favorite annual holiday event includes a selection of tea sandwiches (including a Green meadow farm ham with sugar plum compote), nutcracker-inspired sweets like Clara’s...

Cost: $45

Where:
The Bellevue Hotel
19th floor. Broad and Walnut streets
Philadelphia, PA  19102
View map »

More information

Set against the darkening winter sky, Holiday Garden Railway Nights features the model trains in action, decorated for the holidays with thousands of twinkling lights as they zip around an outdoor...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19118
View map »

More information

A Classic 2 Mile Christmas Light Drive-Thru at The Star Barn Village A Celebration of the True Meaning of Christmas in Lights including the story of Christ Christmas music CD is included...

Cost: $20, car

Where:
The Star Barn Village at Stone Gables Estate
1 Hollinger Lane
Elizabethtown, PA  17022
View map »


Telephone: 717-902-9791
Contact Name: Gail Shane
Website »

More information

Watch as more than 100 Christmas trees magically float on Lake Meone and light up to music.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Historic Smithville & Village Greene
615 East Moss Mill Rd.
Galloway, NJ  08205
View map »


Telephone: 609-748-8999
Website »

More information

Enjoy food, a fanciful atmosphere and fabulous views.

Cost: $79.90

Where:
Penn's Landing
101 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Follow the Yellow Brick Road with Dorothy, Toto and all of your favorite characters in this classic, now celebrating its 80th anniversary. Based on the film, this musical is suited for...

Cost: $25-55

Where:
The Media Theatre
104 E. State St.
Media, PA  19063
View map »


Telephone: 610-891-0100
Website »

More information

This treat for the entire family comes complete with hot chocolate, a visit with Santa, and a joyful holiday concert featuring Mainstage Center for the Arts’...

Cost: $13-$16

Where:
Dennis Flyer Theatre
200 College Drive
Blackwood, NJ  08012
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Sponsor: Castor's Auto
Telephone: 855-936-2467
Website »

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Join Delaware’s only professional ballet company for Wilmington’s favorite holiday tradition. Experience the magical journey through the land of sweets in First State Ballet...

Cost: $14.99-$50

Where:
The Grand Opera House
818 N. Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: First State Ballet Theatre
Telephone: 1-302-658-7897 x3851
Contact Name: Kristina Kambalov
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Based on the beloved Roald Dahl novel, Matilda The Musical is the inspiring story of an extraordinary little girl with an unbounded imagination and incredible courage. She proves that despite the...

Cost: $20 - $97

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Sponsor: Walnut Street Theatre
Telephone: 215-574-3550
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Come face-to-feet with nearly 20 massive, colorful, moving bugs. From a fluttering oversized monarch butterfly and a fluffy tri-colored bumblebee to a gigantic Madagascar hissing cockroach and a...

Cost: $24.95, adults; $20.95, kids.

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA
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Website »

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Seasonal fun includes 45-plus themed rides and rollercoasters, meet-and-greets with Santa and his reindeer, live entertainment and Hershey Sweet Lights, a 2-mile drive-through experience featuring...

Cost: $39.95, adults; $29.95, ages 3-8

Where:
Hersheypark
100 Hersheypark Dr.
Hershey, PA
View map »


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Opening day special: Enjoy FREE ice skating. A limited number of tickets are available. This seasonal winter park includes a beautifully lit landscape featuring a holiday tree, outdoor...

Cost: FREE; $4, skating admission; $10, skate rentals.

Where:
Blue Cross RiverRink
101 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA
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Holiday fun includes a massive light show, themed rides and entertainment, s’mores fire pits, extravagant decorations throughout the park and meet-and-greets with Santa and other seasonal...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Six Flags Great Advneture
1 Six Flags Blvd.
Jackson, NJ
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Join us with your little learner, ages 2-6, for Read & Romp, an exciting hour of imaginative storytelling, interactive games, and creative crafts in the Museum’s galleries. Read & Romps are held...

Cost: $10 for 1 child + up to 2 adults (additional fee for multiple children.)

Where:
National Liberty Museum
321 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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This winter wonderland features a Christmas village with carnival rides, games, Santa’s workshop, entertainment and an ice rink. The fun extends to Cape Henlopen State Park, accessible by...

Cost: $15, advance; $20, on-site.

Where:
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal
Lewes, DE


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The Jolly Old Elf rides the train and greets everyone on board. All kids receive a chocolate treat. Santa will pose for photos with each child, so be sure to bring a camera on this round-trip ride...

Cost: $19, adults; $17, kids.

Where:
Wilmington & Western Railroad's Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19806
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All kids 10 and younger receive a gift from Santa Claus and have the opportunity to meet Santa, gingerbread mascot, and special guests Frosty & Rudolph, so bring your cameras. Kids will also...

Cost: $14.95, adults; $9.95, kids.

Where:
Kitchen Kettle Village
3529 Old Philadelphia Pike
Intercourse, PA
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Activities include: A 30-foot Christmas tree that you can stand inside of or walk through Operating model train layouts Indoor carousel rides Kids’ crafts Weekend train rides...

Cost: $20, adults; $12, kids.

Where:
B&O Railroad Museum
901 W Pratt St
Baltimore, MD
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Through Dec. 2, watch a one-man performance by Jared Reed. From Dec. 7-24, see the production in its traditional form with a full cast.

Cost: $25-$37

Where:
Hedgerow Theatre
64 Rose Valley Rd
Rose Valley, PA
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Cost: $15

Where:
Hopewell Theater
5 S Greenwood Ave
Hopewell, NJ  08525
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Sponsor: Hopewell Theater
Telephone: 609-466-1964
Contact Name: Emily Hollinger
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Bring the whole family to learn about the holiday of Twelfth Night during Pottsgrove Manor’s holiday tours. Pottsgrove Manor is transformed for the yuletide season to reveal the traditions...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Pottsgrove Manor
100 West King Street
Pottstown, PA  19464
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Sponsor: Pottsgrove Manor
Telephone: 610-326-4014
Contact Name: Ann Shipley
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Venture down to the WheatonArts Glass Studio on Saturday, December 8, 15, and 22 to be amazed as our glass artists create holiday-themed glass objects, large and small throughout the day! Visitors...

Cost: $10 Adults, $9 Senior Adults (62+), $7 Students, Children 5 & under free

Where:
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ  08332
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Sponsor: Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
Telephone: 856-825-6800
Contact Name: Taral Thompson
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There will be two sessions. *First Session: 10:00am to 12:00pm *SEcond Session:  4:00pm - 6:00pm Admission: $10.95 per child (Advance Ticket Price)  $12.95 per child (at the Door...

Cost: $10.95

Where:
Pump It Up of Marlton
8 E.Stow Road, Suite 160
Marlton, NJ  08053
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Sponsor: Pump It Up
Telephone: 856-797-9663
Contact Name: pump it up
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You can feel like Santa every Saturday until Christmas Eve on our Wassailing Caroling Hayrides. What better way to spread Christmas cheer than singing loud for all to hear? Celebrate the ancient...

Cost: varies

Where:
Linvilla Orchards
137 W Knowlton Rd
Media, PA  19063
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Sponsor: Linvilla Orchards
Telephone: 610-876-7116
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This holiday experience for all ages includes a gallery filled with an expansive model train display, a special exhibition featuring a selection of illustrations from three seasonal...

Cost: $6-$18

Where:
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Rd
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
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Telephone: 610-388-2700
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Each year, 15,000 people count birds at feeders for Project FeederWatch. With more than 1.5 million checklists submitted since 1987, FeederWatchers have contributed valuable data to scientists...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Plainsboro Preserve
80 Scotts Corner Road
Cranbury, NJ  08512
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Sponsor: Plainsboro Preserve
Telephone: 160-942-73052
Contact Name: Anna Wright-Piersanti
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Discover Philadelphia's connection to the founding of the U.S. Navy. The new, permanent exhibit features curated objects never, or rarely, seen by the public, highlighting the...

Where:
Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd.
Phila., PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-413-8655
Contact Name: Public Engagement
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From the 1600's to the present, dinnerware designs have been inspired by nature. Everything from painted butterflies and hand-modeled flowers to molded seashells can be found on a fascinating...

Cost: $20, adults; $5, kids.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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Using vintage inspired ornaments, the Christmas traditions of the early 1900’s, and how the Pennypackers spent their holiday, the site aims to provide a Victorian Christmas experience. All...

Cost: $2

Where:
Pennypacker Mills
5 Haldeman Road
Schwenksville, PA  19473
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Sponsor: Pennypacker Mills
Telephone: 610-287-9349
Contact Name: Linda Callegari
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Step inside the larger-than-life pages of beloved fairy tales from around the globe including Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast and Jack and the Beanstalk in this hands-on exhibition, which is a...

Where:
Mercer Museum
84 S Pine Street
Doylestown, PA  18901
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Telephone: 121-534-50210
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This expansive exhibition, curated by Brooklyn artist Benjamin Wright, features over 20 contemporary artists whose work is inspired by science. The artwork on display will allow visitors to explore...

Cost: $10, adults; $7, students; FREE, ages 5 & younger.

Where:
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ  08332
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Sponsor: Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
Telephone: 856-825-6800
Contact Name: Taral Thompson
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Sign up to enter your creation; all houses are eligible for prizes and the contest is free to enter!  Submissions of all kinds welcome from expert to amateur of any age.  Completed...

Where:
Hagley Museum, Visitor Center
200 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum & Library
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Alisha Fox
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Features O and O-27-gauge toy trains from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Lionel, Marx and American Flyer engines, with adjoining cars, will race on two diverse platforms....

Cost: $4, adults; $3, kids.

Where:
The Museum of American History
138 Andaloro Way
Deptford, NJ  08093-1627
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Sponsor: The Museum of American History, Deptford, NJ
Telephone: 185-681-21121
Contact Name: Barbara Norcross
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Meet Santa, enjoy Christmas Light Displays and enjoy live Christmas Musicals at Sesame Place’s Christmas Celebration! Sing along at three special Christmas shows and a spectacular music and...

Cost: 65

Where:
Sesame Place
100 Sesame Road
Langhorne, PA  19047
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Telephone: 121-575-23566
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View buildings and trains meticulously decorated for the holidays, with lights that twinkle along the quarter-mile track and around the surrounding landscape. 

Cost: $19

Where:
Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19118
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Explore the science of how things move by land, sea and air at From Here to There, October 6, 2018-January 6, 2019. Lift, launch and levitate as you experiment with hands-on exhibits that make...

Cost: Free with Museum admission: $9 ages 3-59, $8 for seniors, $3 for ages 1-2

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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