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December 2017

In 1917 John G. Johnson, a famous lawyer, left his trove of European art to the city of Philadelphia. One hundred years later, visitors can take a new look at the collection. Encounter treasures by...

Cost: $20, adults; $14, ages 13-18; FREE, ages 12 & younger.

Where:
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19130
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Sponsor: Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Seatings are at 10am, 11am, 12pm and 1pm.  

Cost: $15-$20

Where:
Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Rd
Cherry Hill, NJ  08003
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Sponsor: Whole Food Market

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During the Revolutionary War (1775-1783), Philadelphia artist and soldier Charles Willson Peale produced several exhibitions of transparent paintings to celebrate important moments in the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-253-3046
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Don your reindeer ears, bring your wish list and snap a pic with Santa. Kids will read Santa story at 10:45am and again at 11:30am. Bring a camera.

Cost: $5

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 N. Park Dr.
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Brandywine Zoo
Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Children learn about making potato pancakes.

Where:
Albert Einstein Academy
101 Garden of Eden Road
Wilmington, DE
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Sponsor: Jewish Federation of Delaware

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Get into the holiday spirit with a lunch cruise from the Spirit of Philadelphia. Cruise the Delaware River for two hours while you enjoy waterfront views of Philly, a food menu, and an afternoon of...

Cost: $36.90

Where:
Spirit of Philadelphia
401 S. Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Ring in the holiday season with breakfast at the Museum followed by a visit with Jolly Ole Saint Nick himself! Breakfast takes place in the Coral Reef Canteen and includes pancakes, sausage, coffee...

Cost: $7,DMNH Member 12 months and older; $14,Non-Member 12 months and older

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Join the program to shrink your own drawing into a tiny plastic masterpiece. Use your shrinky dink as a holiday ornament, charm or give it as a gift. Family-friendly tours will be held at 1pm...

Where:
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
1020 South St.
Phila., PA  19147
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Sponsor: PECO

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Use seeds, pods, teasel, evergreen cones, and other natural materials to create holiday ornaments and whimsical woodland critters.  Samples are one display. Copy the examples, or create...

Cost: $5

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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Create own designs and holiday messages at this family-friendly event.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Woodmere Art Museum
9201 Germantown Ave
Phladelphia, PA  19118
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Telephone: 215-247-0476

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Join a traditional celebration of the Feast Day of Sankta Lucia, a holiday that is still marked by light and music in Sweden today. The doors of the church will open 30 minutes prior to each...

Where:
Old Swedes Church
606 N Church St
Wilmington, DE
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The Pennsylvania Girlchoir, led by Melissa Keylock, performs a selection of traditional carols. ​Each performance is approximately 30 minutes.

Where:
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA  19130
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Long December nights are glowing bright as Pottsgrove Manor celebrates its annual yuletide event, “Pottsgrove Manor by Candlelight,” on Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 2:00-8:00pm....

Cost: Suggested $2.00 Donation

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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Featuring a selection of latkes with diverse flavors from Philadelphia’s top restaurants, local entertainment, hands-on activities and a few new surprises, this year’s event...

Cost: $20

Where:
Gershman Y
401 S Broad St
Phila., PA
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Join this tea party complete with tea, festive treats and a take-home holiday craft project. Then, take a tour of the National Historic Register Wilson-Warner House that has been transformed...

Cost: $5

Where:
Historic Odessa Foundation
201 Main St.
Odessa, DE
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Telephone: 302-378-4119

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Visitors participate in activities that demonstrate how the four forces (weight, drag, lift and thrust) impact flying objects, and how helicopters use these forces to fly and maneuver.  

Where:
American Helicopter Museum
1220 American Blvd.
West Chester, PA  19380
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Sponsor: American Helicopter Museum
Telephone: 610-436-9600
Contact Name: Paul Kahan
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Step back in time to a Dickens holiday scene, as you enter the decorated Locktender’s house and sing along with the music played by local musician(s). Additional festivities include a cider...

Cost: $1, suggested donation.

Where:
Schuylkill Canal Park
Locktender's House
400 Towpath Rd
Mont Clare, PA
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Bring your pet to sit, stay and pose for a photo with Santa.  St.Nick. will be waiting at the Elevator Court

Cost: FREE

Where:
Montgomery Mall
230 Montgomery Mall
N. Wales, PA
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Loosely based on the play The Romancers (Les Romanesques) by Edmond Rostand, the musical follows two neighboring fathers who trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love by pretending...

Cost: $20-$40

Where:
Eagle Theatre
208 Vine St.
Hammonton, NJ
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Telephone: 609-704-5012

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Families enjoy a pancake breakfast with Santa, then share their holiday wishes, take pics with him and resident animals, make decorations and experience up-close animal encounters. Breakfast is...

Cost: $20, adults; $18, kids.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 N. Park Dr.
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Brandywine Zoo
Telephone: 302-571-7747
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Bucks County visitors and residents are invited to take in the spirit of the holidays. View 25 uniquely themed trees and vote for your favorite.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bucks County Visitor Center
3207 Street Rd.
Bensalem, PA
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Take a journey inside one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in history. Silent, steadfast and secret, more than 8,000 terracotta figures stood guard over the tomb of...

Cost: $25, adults; $15-$20, kids.

Where:
The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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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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Rudolph has lost the Christmas spirit. Santa only calls on him when it's a snowy or foggy night. Feeling unwanted and down in the dumps, he decides to leave the north pole forever! Rudolph...

Cost: $9 (school & group rates available)

Where:
Broadway Theatre of Pitman
43 S Broadway
Pitrman, NJ  08071
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Sponsor: Broadway Theatre of Pitman
Telephone: 856-384-8381
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Long before the Benjamin Franklin Parkway was built, the museum was drawing tourists to the site with the first dinosaur skeleton ever displayed. As Philadelphia celebrates the centennial of its...

Cost: $16.95 & up.

Where:
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-299-1043
Contact Name: Carolyn Belardo
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The first exhibition of its kind at the museum joins art and civic engagement. Initiated by artist Jeanne van Heeswijk, together with hundreds of collaborators from across the city, the...

Cost: $20; kids under 12 are free

Where:
Philadelphia Musem of Art, Perelman Building
2525 Pennsylvania Ave
Philadelphia, PA  19130
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Children enjoy a time travel play date with five kids from the past, and learn about their lives in earlier times. They’ll a canoe, climb aboard a train and explore an immigrant ship. 

Cost: $14, adults; $8, kids; FREE, ages 5 & younger.

Where:
Mercer Museum
84 S Pine St
Doylestown, PA  18901
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Telephone: 215-345-0210
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Visitors will enjoy performances of Carol of the Bells, Jingle Bell Rock, The 12 Days of Christmas and The Nutcracker by the Philadelphia Ballet, all shown on The...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Comcast Center
1701 JFK Blvd.
Lobby
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Celebrate this unique tradition as it recreates its first 1987 exhibit A Visit From St. Nicholas, also known as ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas. This famous poem, attributed to...

Cost: $10

Where:
Historic Houses of Odessa
201 Main St.
Odessa, DE  19730
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Sponsor: Historic Odessa Foundation
Telephone: 302-378-4119
Contact Name: Jennifer Cabell Kostik
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The manor will be decorated with holly and greenery to celebrate the winter season as lavish dessert displays alongside party games and activities will transport visitors back to the 18th century....

Cost: $2

Where:
Pottsgrove Manor
100 West King Rd.
Pottstown, PA  19464
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Sponsor: Pottsgrove Manor
Telephone: 610-326-4014
Contact Name: Ann Shipley
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Features O and O-27 gauge toy trains, from the 1930’s, 1940’s and 1950’s. 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
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Sponsor: The Museum of American History, Deptford, NJ
Telephone: 856-812-1121
Contact Name: Barbara Norcross
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The 1803 du Pont family ancestral home, Eleutherian Mills, will feature holiday decorations and interpretation on the French traditions of exchanging gifts on New Year’s Day and the...

Cost: Free with admission; Adults: $14, Children 6-14: $5, Children 5 and under: Free

Where:
Hagley Museum and Library
200 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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The exhibit features trees decorated to the tastes of earlier eras, together with some of the toys and games that once delighted children on Christmas mornings. The display draws from the Mercer...

Cost: $15, adults; $8, kids.

Where:
Mercer Museum
84 S Pine St
Doylestown, PA
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Tour Henry Francis du Pont’s former home decorated with holiday displays, including the dried-flower tree and a royally inspired tree display. Explore treasures of Christmases past...

Cost: $5-$22

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Rte. 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: M&T Bank
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information & Tours
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More than 40 local artisans, designers, crafters and confectionaries will offer unique selections for gifts and holiday foods in white, festively lit tents topped with...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dilworth Park
1400 JFK Blvd.
Phila., PA  19102
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 Guests are invited to explore the venue through tours, scavenger hunts and crafts. Themes and activities change monthly: Oct. 14 - A Focus on Rome Nov. 11 - Mythology Dec. 9 - Winter...

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA  9104
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The event will feature authentic German food and drinks that will be available all weekend. Make sure to stop by for a traditional German bratwurst with house-made sauerkraut, a schnitzel with...

Cost: FREE

Where:
LOVE Park
Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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Sponsor: The German Society of Philadelphia
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Take a train ride with Santa. During the 45-minute ride, Santa will greet each passenger in their seats and families will have the opportunity to visit with him and have their photo taken. As a...

Cost: $18, adults; $13, ages 2-11; $4, ages 1 & younger.

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Rd.
Ronks, PA  17572
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Sponsor: Strasburg Rail Road
Telephone: 186-672-59666
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Enjoy a festive holiday brunch and bring your kids to see Santa at the “North Pole.” Children will be invited to Santa’s Workshop to become one of his special helpers....

Cost: $30

Where:
Reeds at Shelter Haven
9601 3rd Ave
Stone Harbor, NJ
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Each month, adults and kids can create art together and experiment with new materials, techniques and themes in the Bank of America Education Wing studios. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Pkwy.
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Each year, 15,000 people count birds at feeders for Project Feeder Watch. With more than 1.5 million checklists submitted since 1987, feeder watchershave contributed valuable data to...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Plainsboro Preserve
80 Scotts Corner Rd.
Plainsboro, NJ  08536
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Sponsor: Plainsboro Preserve
Telephone: 160-942-73052
Contact Name: Anna Wright-Piersanti
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Discover cupboards, cabinets and entire rooms filled with treasures in miniature on this tour.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Rte. 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information & Tours
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Ever since J.M. Barrie's story first appeared in 1904, countless versions have been produced on stage and in film. Now, the company’s Children's Theatre presents a brand-new...

Cost: Cost varies.

Where:
Arden Theatre Company
40 N 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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This is a festive, family-friendly celebration with Sesame Street chracters. Sing along at three Christmas shows and a music and light show at the large 1-2-3 Christmas Tree. Take a...

Cost: $45 & up.

Where:
Sesame Place
100 Sesame Rd
Langhorne, PA  19047
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Sponsor: Sesame Place
Telephone: 215-702-3566
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Everyone’s favorite ogre is back in this hilarious stage adaptation of the award-winning DreamWorks film. Unlikely hero Shrek and his sassy sidekick Donkey set off to rescue the feisty Fiona,...

Cost: $14-$15

Where:
Delaware Children's Theatre
1014 Delaware Ave.
Wilmington, DE
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Holiday magic comes to life during this event, when Santa pops out of the main building’s chimney, waves his magic wand and turns on more than 1 million lights throughout the park. ...

Cost: $26.50

Where:
Storybook Land
6415 E Black Horse Pike
Egg Harbor Twp., NJ  08234
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Adventure awaits Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they battle the Rat King and embark on a journey into a magical winter wonderland of dancing Snowflakes. Arrive in the Kingdom of the Sweets and...

Cost: $18-$28

Where:
Neumann University’s Meagher Theater
1 Neumann Dr.
Aston, PA
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Venture back to the 1800s, where you’ll find a living nativity with animals, stories of farm life, carolers and a visit from Belschnikel, the traditional Pennsylvania German Christmas...

Cost: $10, adults; $5, ages 3-12.

Where:
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
347 Quiet Valley Rd.
Stroudsburg, PA
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Packed with indoor and outdoor fun for the whole family, the Christmas Village includes an ice rink, Santa's Workshop, games, pictures with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, nightly entertainment and...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Cape May Ferry Terminal
1200 Lincoln Blvd.
Cape May , NJ  08204
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Sponsor: Cape May Lewes Ferry
Telephone: 1.800.643.3779.
Contact Name: our Customer Service Team
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Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland. Encounter whimsical holiday displays and familiar characters. Drive through in the comfort of your own car or...

Cost: $12-$30

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Rd.
Yardley, PA
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Telephone: 215-968-1670

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Two hundred cast members and a menagerie of animals bring to life 13 outdoor walk-through vignettes during the event. The scenes aim to depict the full story of the birth of Jesus. Warm up...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fellowship Community Church
1520 Hainesport Rd
Mt. Laurel, NJ
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More than 150 Christmas trees float on Lake Meone and light u to music. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Historic Smithville & Village Greene
615 E. Moss Mill Rd.
Smithville, NJ  08205
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Telephone: 609-748-8999
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There’s no better way to celebrate the holidays than a Spirit of Philadelphia Jingle Bell Rock Dinner Cruise. Grab your friends and family and hop on a Spirit cruise for an extra special...

Cost: $73.90 (not including alcohol)

Where:
Spirit of Philadelphia
401 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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Sponsor: Spirit of Philadelphia

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When young Aladdin and his animal pals find a mysterious lamp, the adventure begins. Cheer the heroes as they rescue Princess Mai Tai, fly a magic carpet and plot with the beloved Dame,...

Cost: $29-$57

Where:
People's Light
39 Conestoga Rd.
Malvern, PA  19355
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Professional actors are joined by more than 60 members of the community to make this production a holiday tradition. Relive the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge, laugh with all...

Cost: $20-$35

Where:
Hedgerow Theatre
64 Rose Valley Rd.
Rose Valely, PA  19146
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This Christmas, take your family on a swashbuckling musical journey through the Neverland you never knew. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unlikely heroes, watch as Molly–a...

Cost: Mon - Thur: Regular: $29 Sr/Stu/Child: $27 Fri/Sat/Sun: Regular: $30 Sr/Stu/Chil

Where:
Labuda Center for the Performing Arts
DeSales University
2755 Station Ave.
Center Valley, PA  18104
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Sponsor: Act 1 DeSales University Performing Arts
Telephone: 610-282-3192
Contact Name: Roseann Damico Schatkowski
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Leapin' Lizards! Celebrate the holiday season with one of the world's best-loved musicals! Annie is a spunky orphan in 1930s New York City determined to find her...

Cost: $20-$97

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Sponsor: Stradley Ronon
Telephone: 215-574-3550
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Take a rare look at dinosaurs through their eggs, nests and embryos. This exhibit presents an array of authentic dinosaur eggs and nests collected from around the world, including examples from...

Cost: $17.95, adults; $13.95, ages 3-12.

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA
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Sing, explore, and pretend with friends and family in some favorite places from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Based on the award-winning PBS KIDS television series Daniel Tiger’s...

Cost: $19

Where:
Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Phila., PA
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Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy-Award winning...

Cost: $60, adults; $33, kids.

Where:
Candlelight Theatre
2208 Millers Rd.
Wilmington, DE
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The theme park transforms into a winter wonderland, where families can enjoy breakfast or lunch with Santa, ride along the 3-mile drive-through Hershey Sweet Lights experience, hop on themed rides,...

Cost: $24; FREE, ages 2 & younger.

Where:
Hersheypark
100 Hersheypark Dr.
Hershey , PA  17033
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Dazzle in the lights of the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show, a  spectacle that illuminates the Square with more than 50,000 lights to a soundtrack of holiday classics. ...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Franklin Square
200 N. 6th St.
Phila., PA
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Bring a camera for a meet-and-greet with St. Nick. Fridays: 6-8pm Nov. 17: 6:30-9am Saturdays: 12-7pm Sundays: 12–5pm

Cost: Cost varies.

Where:
Giggleberry Fair
166 Carousel Ln.
New Hope, PA
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This seasonal winter park includes a beautifully lit landscape featuring a holiday tree, outdoor seating area with fire pits, warming cabins, the Franklin Fountain Confectionary Cabin, the...

Where:
Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
101 S. Columbus Blvd.
Phila., PA
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Pick a Christmas tree and wreath to take home, meet barnyard animals and get some holiday shopping done. 

Cost: $7

Where:
Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Rd.
Princeton, NJ
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Why stand in line at the mall and wait to see Santa, when you can ride our train and have Santa come to you? The Jolly Old Elf himself rides the train and greets everyone on board, and gives all...

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

Where:
Wilmington & Western Railroad's Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE
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The excitement and wonder of the long-awaited midnight visit by Santa Claus, made famous in Clement Moore’s beloved poem, is brought to the stage by The Kelsey Players, in a musical...

Cost: $10-$12

Where:
Kelsey Theatre
1200 Old Trenton Rd.
West Windsor, NJ
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Enjoy a peaceful interlude at the end of the year with a 45-minute evening ride aboard the vintage coach train, which is covered with thousands of holiday lights. Many trackside neighbors decorate...

Cost: $13, adults; $11, kids.

Where:
Wilmington & Western Railroad's Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE
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Experience an authentic German market right in Love Park by City Hall. The outdoor space plays host to souvenir booths, food and drink, performances and gifts from around the globe.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Love Park
Arch Street
Phila., PA
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The annual Grand Court Light Show twinkles with thousands of LED lights projected onto a four-story velvet curtain, accompanied by music from the famed Wanamaker Grand Organ. The scenery extends...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Macy's Center City
1300 Market St.
Phila., PA
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The Gingerbread Competition and Display is a feast for the senses with more than 100 culinary creations brought to life with gingerbread, candy, icing and imagination in the following categories:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Peddler's Village
2400 Street Rd
New Hope, PA
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Little ones enjoy the Royal Light Show, cookies and milk with Santa, a seasonal show, storytime with a princess and the “polar playground.” Be sure to bring donations for the Toys for...

Cost: $13.99; FREE, ages 2 and younger.

Where:
Dutch Wonderland
2249 Lincoln Hwy. E.
Lancaster, PA
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A Longwood Christmas celebrates the holidays with interactive performances, colorful fountains, twinkling light displays and thousands of seasonal plants and trees, the centerpiece of which is a...

Cost: $23, adults; $12, kids.

Where:
Longwood Garden
1001 Longwood Rd.
Kennett Square, PA
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Festivities include Scuba Santa dives in the Ocean Realm exhibit, “snow showers” dance parties, storytime with an elf, photos with St. Nick and, new this year, the world’s tallest...

Cost: $29, adults; $21, kids.

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ
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Show More...
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Cost: FREE

Where:
Trevose Day School, Feasterville-Trevos
.4951 Central Ave
Feasterville-Trevos, PA
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Cost: FREE

Where:
Neshaminy Montessori, Feasterville-Trevose
4951 Central Ave, .
Feasterville-Trevose, PA
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In 1917 John G. Johnson, a famous lawyer, left his trove of European art to the city of Philadelphia. One hundred years later, visitors can take a new look at the collection. Encounter treasures by...

Cost: $20, adults; $14, ages 13-18; FREE, ages 12 & younger.

Where:
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19130
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Sponsor: Philadelphia Museum of Art
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During the Revolutionary War (1775-1783), Philadelphia artist and soldier Charles Willson Peale produced several exhibitions of transparent paintings to celebrate important moments in the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-253-3046
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Get into the holiday spirit with a lunch cruise from the Spirit of Philadelphia. Cruise the Delaware River for two hours while you enjoy waterfront views of Philly, a food menu, and an afternoon of...

Cost: $36.90

Where:
Spirit of Philadelphia
401 S. Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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The school hosts an information session.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Newtown Friends School, Newtown
1450 Newtown-Langhorne Rd.
Newtown, PA  18940
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Sponsor: Newtown Friends School
Telephone: 215-968-2225 ex. 102
Contact Name: Rebecca Niszczak
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Visitors participate in activities that demonstrate how the four forces (weight, drag, lift and thrust) impact flying objects, and how helicopters use these forces to fly and maneuver.  

Where:
American Helicopter Museum
1220 American Blvd.
West Chester, PA  19380
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Sponsor: American Helicopter Museum
Telephone: 610-436-9600
Contact Name: Paul Kahan
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This training session is offered to new parents and families of children with autism. The presentation covers the following topics: What is autism?  What does autism look like? How...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Newark and Lewes Autism Delaware Offices
928 Old Harmony Rd., Newark & 17517 Nassau Commons Blvd., Lewes
Newark & Lewes, DE
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Telephone: 302-224-6020

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Bucks County visitors and residents are invited to take in the spirit of the holidays. View 25 uniquely themed trees and vote for your favorite.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bucks County Visitor Center
3207 Street Rd.
Bensalem, PA
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Take a journey inside one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in history. Silent, steadfast and secret, more than 8,000 terracotta figures stood guard over the tomb of...

Cost: $25, adults; $15-$20, kids.

Where:
The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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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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Long before the Benjamin Franklin Parkway was built, the museum was drawing tourists to the site with the first dinosaur skeleton ever displayed. As Philadelphia celebrates the centennial of its...

Cost: $16.95 & up.

Where:
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-299-1043
Contact Name: Carolyn Belardo
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By playing with building toys, generations of kids have discovered how the physical world works and learned the skills necessary to design and shape the world around them. This exhibition is an...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Center for Architecture and Design
1218 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Sponsor: Center for Architecture and Design
Telephone: 215-569-3186 x107
Contact Name: David Bender
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Children enjoy a time travel play date with five kids from the past, and learn about their lives in earlier times. They’ll a canoe, climb aboard a train and explore an immigrant ship. 

Cost: $14, adults; $8, kids; FREE, ages 5 & younger.

Where:
Mercer Museum
84 S Pine St
Doylestown, PA  18901
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Telephone: 215-345-0210
Website »

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Visitors will enjoy performances of Carol of the Bells, Jingle Bell Rock, The 12 Days of Christmas and The Nutcracker by the Philadelphia Ballet, all shown on The...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Comcast Center
1701 JFK Blvd.
Lobby
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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The manor will be decorated with holly and greenery to celebrate the winter season as lavish dessert displays alongside party games and activities will transport visitors back to the 18th century....

Cost: $2

Where:
Pottsgrove Manor
100 West King Rd.
Pottstown, PA  19464
View map »


Sponsor: Pottsgrove Manor
Telephone: 610-326-4014
Contact Name: Ann Shipley
Website »

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The 1803 du Pont family ancestral home, Eleutherian Mills, will feature holiday decorations and interpretation on the French traditions of exchanging gifts on New Year’s Day and the...

Cost: Free with admission; Adults: $14, Children 6-14: $5, Children 5 and under: Free

Where:
Hagley Museum and Library
200 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Website »

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The exhibit features trees decorated to the tastes of earlier eras, together with some of the toys and games that once delighted children on Christmas mornings. The display draws from the Mercer...

Cost: $15, adults; $8, kids.

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

More information

Tour Henry Francis du Pont’s former home decorated with holiday displays, including the dried-flower tree and a royally inspired tree display. Explore treasures of Christmases past...

Cost: $5-$22

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Rte. 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: M&T Bank
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information & Tours
Website »

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More than 40 local artisans, designers, crafters and confectionaries will offer unique selections for gifts and holiday foods in white, festively lit tents topped with...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dilworth Park
1400 JFK Blvd.
Phila., PA  19102
View map »

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Discover cupboards, cabinets and entire rooms filled with treasures in miniature on this tour.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Rte. 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


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

More information

Ever since J.M. Barrie's story first appeared in 1904, countless versions have been produced on stage and in film. Now, the company’s Children's Theatre presents a brand-new...

Cost: Cost varies.

Where:
Arden Theatre Company
40 N 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Holiday magic comes to life during this event, when Santa pops out of the main building’s chimney, waves his magic wand and turns on more than 1 million lights throughout the park. ...

Cost: $26.50

Where:
Storybook Land
6415 E Black Horse Pike
Egg Harbor Twp., NJ  08234
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Packed with indoor and outdoor fun for the whole family, the Christmas Village includes an ice rink, Santa's Workshop, games, pictures with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, nightly entertainment and...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Cape May Ferry Terminal
1200 Lincoln Blvd.
Cape May , NJ  08204
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Sponsor: Cape May Lewes Ferry
Telephone: 1.800.643.3779.
Contact Name: our Customer Service Team
Website »

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Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland. Encounter whimsical holiday displays and familiar characters. Drive through in the comfort of your own car or...

Cost: $12-$30

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Rd.
Yardley, PA
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Telephone: 215-968-1670

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Bring your latest project for a low-key evening of crafting. All fiber arts are welcome.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fumo Family Library
2437 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA  19148
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Telephone: 215-685-1758
Contact Name: Abbe Klebanoff
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 Adults and teens of all skill levels are welcome to participate. Bring your own mat. New participants must sign a waiver.  

Cost: FREE

Where:
Charles Santore Library
932 S. 7th St.
Philadelphia, PA  19147
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Telephone: 215-686-1766
Contact Name: Jeanne Hamann
Website »

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When young Aladdin and his animal pals find a mysterious lamp, the adventure begins. Cheer the heroes as they rescue Princess Mai Tai, fly a magic carpet and plot with the beloved Dame,...

Cost: $29-$57

Where:
People's Light
39 Conestoga Rd.
Malvern, PA  19355
View map »

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Take a rare look at dinosaurs through their eggs, nests and embryos. This exhibit presents an array of authentic dinosaur eggs and nests collected from around the world, including examples from...

Cost: $17.95, adults; $13.95, ages 3-12.

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA
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Sing, explore, and pretend with friends and family in some favorite places from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Based on the award-winning PBS KIDS television series Daniel Tiger’s...

Cost: $19

Where:
Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Phila., PA
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Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy-Award winning...

Cost: $60, adults; $33, kids.

Where:
Candlelight Theatre
2208 Millers Rd.
Wilmington, DE
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The theme park transforms into a winter wonderland, where families can enjoy breakfast or lunch with Santa, ride along the 3-mile drive-through Hershey Sweet Lights experience, hop on themed rides,...

Cost: $24; FREE, ages 2 & younger.

Where:
Hersheypark
100 Hersheypark Dr.
Hershey , PA  17033
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Dazzle in the lights of the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show, a  spectacle that illuminates the Square with more than 50,000 lights to a soundtrack of holiday classics. ...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Franklin Square
200 N. 6th St.
Phila., PA
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This seasonal winter park includes a beautifully lit landscape featuring a holiday tree, outdoor seating area with fire pits, warming cabins, the Franklin Fountain Confectionary Cabin, the...

Where:
Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
101 S. Columbus Blvd.
Phila., PA
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Enjoy a peaceful interlude at the end of the year with a 45-minute evening ride aboard the vintage coach train, which is covered with thousands of holiday lights. Many trackside neighbors decorate...

Cost: $13, adults; $11, kids.

Where:
Wilmington & Western Railroad's Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE
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Experience an authentic German market right in Love Park by City Hall. The outdoor space plays host to souvenir booths, food and drink, performances and gifts from around the globe.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Love Park
Arch Street
Phila., PA
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The annual Grand Court Light Show twinkles with thousands of LED lights projected onto a four-story velvet curtain, accompanied by music from the famed Wanamaker Grand Organ. The scenery extends...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Macy's Center City
1300 Market St.
Phila., PA
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The Gingerbread Competition and Display is a feast for the senses with more than 100 culinary creations brought to life with gingerbread, candy, icing and imagination in the following categories:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Peddler's Village
2400 Street Rd
New Hope, PA
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Little ones enjoy the Royal Light Show, cookies and milk with Santa, a seasonal show, storytime with a princess and the “polar playground.” Be sure to bring donations for the Toys for...

Cost: $13.99; FREE, ages 2 and younger.

Where:
Dutch Wonderland
2249 Lincoln Hwy. E.
Lancaster, PA
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A Longwood Christmas celebrates the holidays with interactive performances, colorful fountains, twinkling light displays and thousands of seasonal plants and trees, the centerpiece of which is a...

Cost: $23, adults; $12, kids.

Where:
Longwood Garden
1001 Longwood Rd.
Kennett Square, PA
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Festivities include Scuba Santa dives in the Ocean Realm exhibit, “snow showers” dance parties, storytime with an elf, photos with St. Nick and, new this year, the world’s tallest...

Cost: $29, adults; $21, kids.

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ
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In 1917 John G. Johnson, a famous lawyer, left his trove of European art to the city of Philadelphia. One hundred years later, visitors can take a new look at the collection. Encounter treasures by...

Cost: $20, adults; $14, ages 13-18; FREE, ages 12 & younger.

Where:
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19130
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Sponsor: Philadelphia Museum of Art
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During the Revolutionary War (1775-1783), Philadelphia artist and soldier Charles Willson Peale produced several exhibitions of transparent paintings to celebrate important moments in the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-253-3046
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Get into the holiday spirit with a lunch cruise from the Spirit of Philadelphia. Cruise the Delaware River for two hours while you enjoy waterfront views of Philly, a food menu, and an afternoon of...

Cost: $36.90

Where:
Spirit of Philadelphia
401 S. Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Create a personal holiday greens arrangement for your home. Learn about the best and longest-lasting evergreens to grow in your own garden. Take home the arrangement you designed yourself.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dilworth Park
1 S 15th St
Phila., PA
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Visitors participate in activities that demonstrate how the four forces (weight, drag, lift and thrust) impact flying objects, and how helicopters use these forces to fly and maneuver.  

Where:
American Helicopter Museum
1220 American Blvd.
West Chester, PA  19380
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Sponsor: American Helicopter Museum
Telephone: 610-436-9600
Contact Name: Paul Kahan
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Students will learn the elements of HTML and CSS and use them to create a website. Using a text editor and web browser, they will edit web page templates and use them to make their own...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Roxborough Library
6245 Ridge Ave
Philadelphia, PA  19128
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Sponsor: TechGirlz
Contact Name: Debi Bender
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Begin the tour the Visitor Center with refreshments followed by a ride through the illuminated powder yards to Eleutherian Mills. From the bus stop guests can visit the barn and enjoy...

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

Where:
Hagley Museum and Library
200 Hagley Creek Rd.
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Pictures help us learn, understand and remember things better. For this reason, more and more businesses are using infographics to persuade their audience, tell a story and display their...

Cost: FREE

Where:
PSTV
440 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA  19130
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Sponsor: TechGirlz
Contact Name: Shelley Wolfe
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The annual concert brings current and former musicians from the Curtis Institute of Music and the Philadelphia Orchestra together for an orchestral performance and reading from A Christmas Carol...

Cost: $10

Where:
Glencairn Museum
1001 Cathedral Rd.
Bryn Athyn, PA
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Bucks County visitors and residents are invited to take in the spirit of the holidays. View 25 uniquely themed trees and vote for your favorite.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bucks County Visitor Center
3207 Street Rd.
Bensalem, PA
View map »

More information

Take a journey inside one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in history. Silent, steadfast and secret, more than 8,000 terracotta figures stood guard over the tomb of...

Cost: $25, adults; $15-$20, kids.

Where:
The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA  19103
View map »

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

Long before the Benjamin Franklin Parkway was built, the museum was drawing tourists to the site with the first dinosaur skeleton ever displayed. As Philadelphia celebrates the centennial of its...

Cost: $16.95 & up.

Where:
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA  19103
View map »


Telephone: 215-299-1043
Contact Name: Carolyn Belardo
Website »

More information

By playing with building toys, generations of kids have discovered how the physical world works and learned the skills necessary to design and shape the world around them. This exhibition is an...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Center for Architecture and Design
1218 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA  19107
View map »


Sponsor: Center for Architecture and Design
Telephone: 215-569-3186 x107
Contact Name: David Bender
Website »

More information

Children enjoy a time travel play date with five kids from the past, and learn about their lives in earlier times. They’ll a canoe, climb aboard a train and explore an immigrant ship. 

Cost: $14, adults; $8, kids; FREE, ages 5 & younger.

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


Telephone: 215-345-0210
Website »

More information

Visitors will enjoy performances of Carol of the Bells, Jingle Bell Rock, The 12 Days of Christmas and The Nutcracker by the Philadelphia Ballet, all shown on The...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Comcast Center
1701 JFK Blvd.
Lobby
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Join for stories, songs and activities. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fumo Family Library
2437 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA  19148
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Telephone: 215-685-1758
Contact Name: Abbe Klebanoff
Website »

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Celebrate this unique tradition as it recreates its first 1987 exhibit A Visit From St. Nicholas, also known as ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas. This famous poem, attributed to...

Cost: $10

Where:
Historic Houses of Odessa
201 Main St.
Odessa, DE  19730
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Sponsor: Historic Odessa Foundation
Telephone: 302-378-4119
Contact Name: Jennifer Cabell Kostik
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The manor will be decorated with holly and greenery to celebrate the winter season as lavish dessert displays alongside party games and activities will transport visitors back to the 18th century....

Cost: $2

Where:
Pottsgrove Manor
100 West King Rd.
Pottstown, PA  19464
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Sponsor: Pottsgrove Manor
Telephone: 610-326-4014
Contact Name: Ann Shipley
Website »

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The kids will enjoy books and interactive activities that support early literacy skills. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Steel City Coffeehouse
203 Bridge St
Phoenixville, PA  19460-5408
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Sponsor: Kiddie Academy of Phoenixville
Telephone: 484-924-8425
Contact Name: Laura Vernola
Website »

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The 1803 du Pont family ancestral home, Eleutherian Mills, will feature holiday decorations and interpretation on the French traditions of exchanging gifts on New Year’s Day and the...

Cost: Free with admission; Adults: $14, Children 6-14: $5, Children 5 and under: Free

Where:
Hagley Museum and Library
200 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Website »

More information

The exhibit features trees decorated to the tastes of earlier eras, together with some of the toys and games that once delighted children on Christmas mornings. The display draws from the Mercer...

Cost: $15, adults; $8, kids.

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

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Bring your little one for lap time with stories, songs, rhymes and bounces. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Charles Santore Library
932 S. 7th St.
Philadelphia, PA  19147
View map »


Telephone: 121-568-61766
Contact Name: Jeanne Hamann
Website »

More information

Tour Henry Francis du Pont’s former home decorated with holiday displays, including the dried-flower tree and a royally inspired tree display. Explore treasures of Christmases past...

Cost: $5-$22

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Rte. 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: M&T Bank
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information & Tours
Website »

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Socialize and play with library toys after storytime. This program is intended for children five years old and younger, accompanied by a caregiver; older siblings are welcome. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fumo Family Library
2437 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA  19148
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Telephone: 215-685-1758
Contact Name: Abbe Klebanoff
Website »

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More than 40 local artisans, designers, crafters and confectionaries will offer unique selections for gifts and holiday foods in white, festively lit tents topped with...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dilworth Park
1400 JFK Blvd.
Phila., PA  19102
View map »

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Read stories, sing songs and dance.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Charles Santore Library
932 S. 7th St.
Philadelphia, PA  19147
View map »


Telephone: 121-568-61766
Contact Name: Jeanne Hamann
Website »

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Discover cupboards, cabinets and entire rooms filled with treasures in miniature on this tour.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Rte. 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


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

More information

Ever since J.M. Barrie's story first appeared in 1904, countless versions have been produced on stage and in film. Now, the company’s Children's Theatre presents a brand-new...

Cost: Cost varies.

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

More information

Holiday magic comes to life during this event, when Santa pops out of the main building’s chimney, waves his magic wand and turns on more than 1 million lights throughout the park. ...

Cost: $26.50

Where:
Storybook Land
6415 E Black Horse Pike
Egg Harbor Twp., NJ  08234
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Develop a new habit with arotating collection of tabletop games. Bring a friend or make new ones. This event is part of LEAP (Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program) that provides homework help...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Thomas F. Donatucci Sr. Library
1935 Shunk St
Philadelphia, PA  19145
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Telephone: 215-685-1755
Contact Name: David Mariscotti
Website »

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Packed with indoor and outdoor fun for the whole family, the Christmas Village includes an ice rink, Santa's Workshop, games, pictures with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, nightly entertainment and...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Cape May Ferry Terminal
1200 Lincoln Blvd.
Cape May , NJ  08204
View map »


Sponsor: Cape May Lewes Ferry
Telephone: 1.800.643.3779.
Contact Name: our Customer Service Team
Website »

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Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland. Encounter whimsical holiday displays and familiar characters. Drive through in the comfort of your own car or...

Cost: $12-$30

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Rd.
Yardley, PA
View map »


Telephone: 215-968-1670

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Know a tween or teen girl interested in learning how to make their own website, app or video game? Are they new to digital technology and want to learn how to navigate what they can create and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Universal Copy and Print
114 E. Main St.
Norristown, PA  19401
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Sponsor: TechGirlz
Contact Name: Stephanie Stranick
Website »

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When young Aladdin and his animal pals find a mysterious lamp, the adventure begins. Cheer the heroes as they rescue Princess Mai Tai, fly a magic carpet and plot with the beloved Dame,...

Cost: $29-$57

Where:
People's Light
39 Conestoga Rd.
Malvern, PA  19355
View map »

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Leapin' Lizards! Celebrate the holiday season with one of the world's best-loved musicals! Annie is a spunky orphan in 1930s New York City determined to find her...

Cost: $20-$97

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Sponsor: Stradley Ronon
Telephone: 215-574-3550
Website »

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Take a rare look at dinosaurs through their eggs, nests and embryos. This exhibit presents an array of authentic dinosaur eggs and nests collected from around the world, including examples from...

Cost: $17.95, adults; $13.95, ages 3-12.

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

More information

Sing, explore, and pretend with friends and family in some favorite places from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Based on the award-winning PBS KIDS television series Daniel Tiger’s...

Cost: $19

Where:
Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Phila., PA
View map »

More information

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy-Award winning...

Cost: $60, adults; $33, kids.

Where:
Candlelight Theatre
2208 Millers Rd.
Wilmington, DE
View map »

More information

The theme park transforms into a winter wonderland, where families can enjoy breakfast or lunch with Santa, ride along the 3-mile drive-through Hershey Sweet Lights experience, hop on themed rides,...

Cost: $24; FREE, ages 2 & younger.

Where:
Hersheypark
100 Hersheypark Dr.
Hershey , PA  17033
View map »

More information

Dazzle in the lights of the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show, a  spectacle that illuminates the Square with more than 50,000 lights to a soundtrack of holiday classics. ...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Franklin Square
200 N. 6th St.
Phila., PA
View map »

More information

This seasonal winter park includes a beautifully lit landscape featuring a holiday tree, outdoor seating area with fire pits, warming cabins, the Franklin Fountain Confectionary Cabin, the...

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

More information

Enjoy a peaceful interlude at the end of the year with a 45-minute evening ride aboard the vintage coach train, which is covered with thousands of holiday lights. Many trackside neighbors decorate...

Cost: $13, adults; $11, kids.

Where:
Wilmington & Western Railroad's Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE
View map »

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Experience an authentic German market right in Love Park by City Hall. The outdoor space plays host to souvenir booths, food and drink, performances and gifts from around the globe.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Love Park
Arch Street
Phila., PA
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The annual Grand Court Light Show twinkles with thousands of LED lights projected onto a four-story velvet curtain, accompanied by music from the famed Wanamaker Grand Organ. The scenery extends...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Macy's Center City
1300 Market St.
Phila., PA
View map »

More information

The Gingerbread Competition and Display is a feast for the senses with more than 100 culinary creations brought to life with gingerbread, candy, icing and imagination in the following categories:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Peddler's Village
2400 Street Rd
New Hope, PA
View map »

More information

Little ones enjoy the Royal Light Show, cookies and milk with Santa, a seasonal show, storytime with a princess and the “polar playground.” Be sure to bring donations for the Toys for...

Cost: $13.99; FREE, ages 2 and younger.

Where:
Dutch Wonderland
2249 Lincoln Hwy. E.
Lancaster, PA
View map »


Website »

More information

A Longwood Christmas celebrates the holidays with interactive performances, colorful fountains, twinkling light displays and thousands of seasonal plants and trees, the centerpiece of which is a...

Cost: $23, adults; $12, kids.

Where:
Longwood Garden
1001 Longwood Rd.
Kennett Square, PA
View map »

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Festivities include Scuba Santa dives in the Ocean Realm exhibit, “snow showers” dance parties, storytime with an elf, photos with St. Nick and, new this year, the world’s tallest...

Cost: $29, adults; $21, kids.

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ
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Gather around the menorah to sing, dance and create! Close out the celebration with special guest performer, Yosi. 

Cost: $19

Where:
Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA  19131
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In 1917 John G. Johnson, a famous lawyer, left his trove of European art to the city of Philadelphia. One hundred years later, visitors can take a new look at the collection. Encounter treasures by...

Cost: $20, adults; $14, ages 13-18; FREE, ages 12 & younger.

Where:
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19130
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Sponsor: Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Kids read Olive, the Other Reindeer. Olive looks a lot like a dog, but she thinks that she is a reindeer. Knowing that it is the time of year when all reindeer help Santa Claus she decides to hop...

Cost: $14.95

Where:
All Fired Up!
602 Haddon Ave.
Collingswood, NJ  08108
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During the Revolutionary War (1775-1783), Philadelphia artist and soldier Charles Willson Peale produced several exhibitions of transparent paintings to celebrate important moments in the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-253-3046
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Get into the holiday spirit with a lunch cruise from the Spirit of Philadelphia. Cruise the Delaware River for two hours while you enjoy waterfront views of Philly, a food menu, and an afternoon of...

Cost: $36.90

Where:
Spirit of Philadelphia
401 S. Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Visitors participate in activities that demonstrate how the four forces (weight, drag, lift and thrust) impact flying objects, and how helicopters use these forces to fly and maneuver.  

Where:
American Helicopter Museum
1220 American Blvd.
West Chester, PA  19380
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Sponsor: American Helicopter Museum
Telephone: 610-436-9600
Contact Name: Paul Kahan
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Join Holy Child Academy at a Christmas-themed open house. Families can make gingerbread houses and ornaments. At 6:30 p.m., all are invited to the lower school Christmas Show, which showcases Holy...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Holy Child Academy
475 Shadeland Avenue
Drexel Hill, PA  19026
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Sponsor: Holy Child Academy
Telephone: 610-259-2712
Contact Name: Rebecca Kellich
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This hands-on class helps kids develop creativity, math skills and independence through cooking.

Cost: $20

Where:
RiverWinds Community Center
1000 Riverwinds Dr.
West Deptford, NJ
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Middle/upper school tours begin at 8:30am and 12:30pm. Lower school tours begin at 9am.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Friends' Central School, Wynnewood
1101 City Ave.
Wynnewood, PA
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Telephone: 610-649-7740
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Bucks County visitors and residents are invited to take in the spirit of the holidays. View 25 uniquely themed trees and vote for your favorite.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bucks County Visitor Center
3207 Street Rd.
Bensalem, PA
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Take a journey inside one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in history. Silent, steadfast and secret, more than 8,000 terracotta figures stood guard over the tomb of...

Cost: $25, adults; $15-$20, kids.

Where:
The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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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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Follow Kris Kringle from his childhood in the gloomy, small town of Sombertown to adulthood, when he stands up to grumpy Mayor Burgermeister Meisterburger for outlawing toys. This winter, learn how...

Cost: $9 (school & group rates available)

Where:
Broadway Theatre of Pitman
43 S Broadway
Pitman, NJ  08071
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Sponsor: Broadway Theatre of Pitman
Telephone: 856-384-8381
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Long before the Benjamin Franklin Parkway was built, the museum was drawing tourists to the site with the first dinosaur skeleton ever displayed. As Philadelphia celebrates the centennial of its...

Cost: $16.95 & up.

Where:
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-299-1043
Contact Name: Carolyn Belardo
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By playing with building toys, generations of kids have discovered how the physical world works and learned the skills necessary to design and shape the world around them. This exhibition is an...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Center for Architecture and Design
1218 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Sponsor: Center for Architecture and Design
Telephone: 215-569-3186 x107
Contact Name: David Bender
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Nature discoveries, stories and art projects are all part of the fun. Whenever possible, kids will venture outside, so make sure they’re dressed accordingly. These programs meet at the...

Cost: $4

Where:
Bellevue State Park
800 Carr Rd.
Wilmington, DE  19809
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Telephone: 302-793-3046
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Children enjoy a time travel play date with five kids from the past, and learn about their lives in earlier times. They’ll a canoe, climb aboard a train and explore an immigrant ship. 

Cost: $14, adults; $8, kids; FREE, ages 5 & younger.

Where:
Mercer Museum
84 S Pine St
Doylestown, PA  18901
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Telephone: 215-345-0210
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Visitors will enjoy performances of Carol of the Bells, Jingle Bell Rock, The 12 Days of Christmas and The Nutcracker by the Philadelphia Ballet, all shown on The...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Comcast Center
1701 JFK Blvd.
Lobby
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Celebrate this unique tradition as it recreates its first 1987 exhibit A Visit From St. Nicholas, also known as ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas. This famous poem, attributed to...

Cost: $10

Where:
Historic Houses of Odessa
201 Main St.
Odessa, DE  19730
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Sponsor: Historic Odessa Foundation
Telephone: 302-378-4119
Contact Name: Jennifer Cabell Kostik
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The manor will be decorated with holly and greenery to celebrate the winter season as lavish dessert displays alongside party games and activities will transport visitors back to the 18th century....

Cost: $2

Where:
Pottsgrove Manor
100 West King Rd.
Pottstown, PA  19464
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Sponsor: Pottsgrove Manor
Telephone: 610-326-4014
Contact Name: Ann Shipley
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The 1803 du Pont family ancestral home, Eleutherian Mills, will feature holiday decorations and interpretation on the French traditions of exchanging gifts on New Year’s Day and the...

Cost: Free with admission; Adults: $14, Children 6-14: $5, Children 5 and under: Free

Where:
Hagley Museum and Library
200 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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The exhibit features trees decorated to the tastes of earlier eras, together with some of the toys and games that once delighted children on Christmas mornings. The display draws from the Mercer...

Cost: $15, adults; $8, kids.

Where:
Mercer Museum
84 S Pine St
Doylestown, PA
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Tour Henry Francis du Pont’s former home decorated with holiday displays, including the dried-flower tree and a royally inspired tree display. Explore treasures of Christmases past...

Cost: $5-$22

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Rte. 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: M&T Bank
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information & Tours
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More than 40 local artisans, designers, crafters and confectionaries will offer unique selections for gifts and holiday foods in white, festively lit tents topped with...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dilworth Park
1400 JFK Blvd.
Phila., PA  19102
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Discover cupboards, cabinets and entire rooms filled with treasures in miniature on this tour.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Rte. 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information & Tours
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Ever since J.M. Barrie's story first appeared in 1904, countless versions have been produced on stage and in film. Now, the company’s Children's Theatre presents a brand-new...

Cost: Cost varies.

Where:
Arden Theatre Company
40 N 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Cost: FREE

Where:
Abington Friends School, Jenkintown
575 Washington Ln.
Jenkintown, PA
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Meet and greets bring little ones face-to-face with their imagination, as well-loved personalities from page and screen come to life. Don’t forget your camera, and please remember to be...

Where:
Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA  19131
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Holiday magic comes to life during this event, when Santa pops out of the main building’s chimney, waves his magic wand and turns on more than 1 million lights throughout the park. ...

Cost: $26.50

Where:
Storybook Land
6415 E Black Horse Pike
Egg Harbor Twp., NJ  08234
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Get your hands dirty with Maker projects, building challenges, snack making and robotics. Materials provided. This event is part of LEAP (Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program) that...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Thomas F. Donatucci Sr. Library
1935 Shunk St
Philadelphia, PA  19145
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Telephone: 215-685-1755
Contact Name: David Mariscotti
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Packed with indoor and outdoor fun for the whole family, the Christmas Village includes an ice rink, Santa's Workshop, games, pictures with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, nightly entertainment and...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Cape May Ferry Terminal
1200 Lincoln Blvd.
Cape May , NJ  08204
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Sponsor: Cape May Lewes Ferry
Telephone: 1.800.643.3779.
Contact Name: our Customer Service Team
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Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland. Encounter whimsical holiday displays and familiar characters. Drive through in the comfort of your own car or...

Cost: $12-$30

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Rd.
Yardley, PA
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Telephone: 215-968-1670

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Parents and siblings are welcome to bowl, with bumpers available for those who want to use them. There is no score keeping.  Reservations are requested by the Monday before bowling. You pay...

Cost: $2.50, game; $2.25, shoe rental.

Where:
Bowlerama
031 New Castle Ave.
New Castle, DE
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Sponsor: Autism Delaware

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There’s no better way to celebrate the holidays than a Spirit of Philadelphia Jingle Bell Rock Dinner Cruise. Grab your friends and family and hop on a Spirit cruise for an extra special...

Cost: $73.90 (not including alcohol)

Where:
Spirit of Philadelphia
401 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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Sponsor: Spirit of Philadelphia

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Get into the holiday spirit with one of Chestnut Hill’s oldest holiday traditions. Stroll along the festive Germantown Avenue and enjoy extended store hours (until 9pm) along with...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chestnut Hill Business District
Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19118
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This is an informal get together for neighborhood people who knit and crochet. During the program, participants will meet each week to make hats. scarves and mittens to donate to clients of Women...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Charles Santore Library
932 S. 7th St.
Philadelphia, PA  19147
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Telephone: 121-568-61766
Contact Name: Jeanne Hamann
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When young Aladdin and his animal pals find a mysterious lamp, the adventure begins. Cheer the heroes as they rescue Princess Mai Tai, fly a magic carpet and plot with the beloved Dame,...

Cost: $29-$57

Where:
People's Light
39 Conestoga Rd.
Malvern, PA  19355
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Leapin' Lizards! Celebrate the holiday season with one of the world's best-loved musicals! Annie is a spunky orphan in 1930s New York City determined to find her...

Cost: $20-$97

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Sponsor: Stradley Ronon
Telephone: 215-574-3550
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Take a rare look at dinosaurs through their eggs, nests and embryos. This exhibit presents an array of authentic dinosaur eggs and nests collected from around the world, including examples from...

Cost: $17.95, adults; $13.95, ages 3-12.

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA
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Sing, explore, and pretend with friends and family in some favorite places from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Based on the award-winning PBS KIDS television series Daniel Tiger’s...

Cost: $19

Where:
Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Phila., PA
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Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy-Award winning...

Cost: $60, adults; $33, kids.

Where:
Candlelight Theatre
2208 Millers Rd.
Wilmington, DE
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The theme park transforms into a winter wonderland, where families can enjoy breakfast or lunch with Santa, ride along the 3-mile drive-through Hershey Sweet Lights experience, hop on themed rides,...

Cost: $24; FREE, ages 2 & younger.

Where:
Hersheypark
100 Hersheypark Dr.
Hershey , PA  17033
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Dazzle in the lights of the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show, a  spectacle that illuminates the Square with more than 50,000 lights to a soundtrack of holiday classics. ...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Franklin Square
200 N. 6th St.
Phila., PA
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This seasonal winter park includes a beautifully lit landscape featuring a holiday tree, outdoor seating area with fire pits, warming cabins, the Franklin Fountain Confectionary Cabin, the...

Where:
Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
101 S. Columbus Blvd.
Phila., PA
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Enjoy a peaceful interlude at the end of the year with a 45-minute evening ride aboard the vintage coach train, which is covered with thousands of holiday lights. Many trackside neighbors decorate...

Cost: $13, adults; $11, kids.

Where:
Wilmington & Western Railroad's Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE
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Experience an authentic German market right in Love Park by City Hall. The outdoor space plays host to souvenir booths, food and drink, performances and gifts from around the globe.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Love Park
Arch Street
Phila., PA
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The annual Grand Court Light Show twinkles with thousands of LED lights projected onto a four-story velvet curtain, accompanied by music from the famed Wanamaker Grand Organ. The scenery extends...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Macy's Center City
1300 Market St.
Phila., PA
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The Gingerbread Competition and Display is a feast for the senses with more than 100 culinary creations brought to life with gingerbread, candy, icing and imagination in the following categories:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Peddler's Village
2400 Street Rd
New Hope, PA
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Little ones enjoy the Royal Light Show, cookies and milk with Santa, a seasonal show, storytime with a princess and the “polar playground.” Be sure to bring donations for the Toys for...

Cost: $13.99; FREE, ages 2 and younger.

Where:
Dutch Wonderland
2249 Lincoln Hwy. E.
Lancaster, PA
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A Longwood Christmas celebrates the holidays with interactive performances, colorful fountains, twinkling light displays and thousands of seasonal plants and trees, the centerpiece of which is a...

Cost: $23, adults; $12, kids.

Where:
Longwood Garden
1001 Longwood Rd.
Kennett Square, PA
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Festivities include Scuba Santa dives in the Ocean Realm exhibit, “snow showers” dance parties, storytime with an elf, photos with St. Nick and, new this year, the world’s tallest...

Cost: $29, adults; $21, kids.

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ
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In 1917 John G. Johnson, a famous lawyer, left his trove of European art to the city of Philadelphia. One hundred years later, visitors can take a new look at the collection. Encounter treasures by...

Cost: $20, adults; $14, ages 13-18; FREE, ages 12 & younger.

Where:
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19130
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Sponsor: Philadelphia Museum of Art
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During the Revolutionary War (1775-1783), Philadelphia artist and soldier Charles Willson Peale produced several exhibitions of transparent paintings to celebrate important moments in the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-253-3046
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Get into the holiday spirit with a lunch cruise from the Spirit of Philadelphia. Cruise the Delaware River for two hours while you enjoy waterfront views of Philly, a food menu, and an afternoon of...

Cost: $36.90

Where:
Spirit of Philadelphia
401 S. Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Visitors participate in activities that demonstrate how the four forces (weight, drag, lift and thrust) impact flying objects, and how helicopters use these forces to fly and maneuver.  

Where:
American Helicopter Museum
1220 American Blvd.
West Chester, PA  19380
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Sponsor: American Helicopter Museum
Telephone: 610-436-9600
Contact Name: Paul Kahan
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After caroling, embrace the joy of the season as the 6300 Germantown Avenue Business Alliance and Johnson House distributes food baskets to area families in need.  Enjoy hot apple cider and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Johnson House Historic Site
6306 Germantown Ave.
Phila., PA
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Come light the candles, play dreidel and sing songs as Cantor Scott Borsky leads us in a festive Hanukkah holiday celebration. Full menu available plus latkes! Seatings at 5:30pm and 7:00pm....

Cost: Cost of food

Where:
The Pop Shop
729 Haddon Ave.
Collingswood, NJ
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Telephone: 856-869-0111 ext 5

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There will be food and refreshments, characters, balloon artists, a magic show and crafts. For each $15 donation received, a family's stay is offset for one night.  

Cost: $15

Where:
Ronald McDonald House of Delaware
1901 Rockland Rd.
Wilmington, DE  19803
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Telephone: 302-428-5315
Contact Name: Dawn Brooks
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Kids meet the Big Guy in a sensory-friendly environment. 

Cost: $25+

Where:
We Rock the Spectrum
3111 New Jersey 38 #14
Mount Laurel, NJ
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Come to the lobby of the Community Center for an evening of holiday favorites. Shades of Harmony is a women’s a cappella chorus whose members share a love of singing and performing. Begun in...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Franklin Township Library
1584 Coles Mill Road
Franklinville, NJ  08322
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Sponsor: Franklin Township Library
Telephone: 856-694-2833
Contact Name: Dorothy Bramble
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Bucks County visitors and residents are invited to take in the spirit of the holidays. View 25 uniquely themed trees and vote for your favorite.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bucks County Visitor Center
3207 Street Rd.
Bensalem, PA
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Take a journey inside one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in history. Silent, steadfast and secret, more than 8,000 terracotta figures stood guard over the tomb of...

Cost: $25, adults; $15-$20, kids.

Where:
The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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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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Follow Kris Kringle from his childhood in the gloomy, small town of Sombertown to adulthood, when he stands up to grumpy Mayor Burgermeister Meisterburger for outlawing toys. This winter, learn how...

Cost: $9 (school & group rates available)

Where:
Broadway Theatre of Pitman
43 S Broadway
Pitman, NJ  08071
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Sponsor: Broadway Theatre of Pitman
Telephone: 856-384-8381
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Long before the Benjamin Franklin Parkway was built, the museum was drawing tourists to the site with the first dinosaur skeleton ever displayed. As Philadelphia celebrates the centennial of its...

Cost: $16.95 & up.

Where:
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-299-1043
Contact Name: Carolyn Belardo
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By playing with building toys, generations of kids have discovered how the physical world works and learned the skills necessary to design and shape the world around them. This exhibition is an...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Center for Architecture and Design
1218 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Sponsor: Center for Architecture and Design
Telephone: 215-569-3186 x107
Contact Name: David Bender
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Children enjoy a time travel play date with five kids from the past, and learn about their lives in earlier times. They’ll a canoe, climb aboard a train and explore an immigrant ship. 

Cost: $14, adults; $8, kids; FREE, ages 5 & younger.

Where:
Mercer Museum
84 S Pine St
Doylestown, PA  18901
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Telephone: 215-345-0210
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Visitors will enjoy performances of Carol of the Bells, Jingle Bell Rock, The 12 Days of Christmas and The Nutcracker by the Philadelphia Ballet, all shown on The...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Comcast Center
1701 JFK Blvd.
Lobby
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Celebrate this unique tradition as it recreates its first 1987 exhibit A Visit From St. Nicholas, also known as ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas. This famous poem, attributed to...

Cost: $10

Where:
Historic Houses of Odessa
201 Main St.
Odessa, DE  19730
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Sponsor: Historic Odessa Foundation
Telephone: 302-378-4119
Contact Name: Jennifer Cabell Kostik
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The manor will be decorated with holly and greenery to celebrate the winter season as lavish dessert displays alongside party games and activities will transport visitors back to the 18th century....

Cost: $2

Where:
Pottsgrove Manor
100 West King Rd.
Pottstown, PA  19464
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Sponsor: Pottsgrove Manor
Telephone: 610-326-4014
Contact Name: Ann Shipley
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Features O and O-27 gauge toy trains, from the 1930’s, 1940’s and 1950’s. 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
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Sponsor: The Museum of American History, Deptford, NJ
Telephone: 856-812-1121
Contact Name: Barbara Norcross
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The 1803 du Pont family ancestral home, Eleutherian Mills, will feature holiday decorations and interpretation on the French traditions of exchanging gifts on New Year’s Day and the...

Cost: Free with admission; Adults: $14, Children 6-14: $5, Children 5 and under: Free

Where:
Hagley Museum and Library
200 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Website »

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The exhibit features trees decorated to the tastes of earlier eras, together with some of the toys and games that once delighted children on Christmas mornings. The display draws from the Mercer...

Cost: $15, adults; $8, kids.

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

More information

Tour Henry Francis du Pont’s former home decorated with holiday displays, including the dried-flower tree and a royally inspired tree display. Explore treasures of Christmases past...

Cost: $5-$22

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Rte. 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: M&T Bank
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information & Tours
Website »

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More than 40 local artisans, designers, crafters and confectionaries will offer unique selections for gifts and holiday foods in white, festively lit tents topped with...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dilworth Park
1400 JFK Blvd.
Phila., PA  19102
View map »

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Discover cupboards, cabinets and entire rooms filled with treasures in miniature on this tour.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Rte. 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


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

More information

Ever since J.M. Barrie's story first appeared in 1904, countless versions have been produced on stage and in film. Now, the company’s Children's Theatre presents a brand-new...

Cost: Cost varies.

Where:
Arden Theatre Company
40 N 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Holiday magic comes to life during this event, when Santa pops out of the main building’s chimney, waves his magic wand and turns on more than 1 million lights throughout the park. ...

Cost: $26.50

Where:
Storybook Land
6415 E Black Horse Pike
Egg Harbor Twp., NJ  08234
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All skill levels are welcome. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fumo Family Library
2437 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA  19148
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Telephone: 215-685-1758
Contact Name: Abbe Klebanoff
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A trained puppy provides a judgment-free environment and allows kids to open up and feel comfortable reading aloud.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fumo Family Library
2437 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA  19148
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Telephone: 215-685-1758
Contact Name: Abbe Klebanoff
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Includes science experiments, cultural celebrations, geography games, little-known history and other surprises. This event is part of LEAP (Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program) that...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Thomas F. Donatucci Sr. Library
1935 Shunk St
Philadelphia, PA  19145
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Telephone: 215-685-1755
Contact Name: David Mariscotti
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Packed with indoor and outdoor fun for the whole family, the Christmas Village includes an ice rink, Santa's Workshop, games, pictures with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, nightly entertainment and...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Cape May Ferry Terminal
1200 Lincoln Blvd.
Cape May , NJ  08204
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Sponsor: Cape May Lewes Ferry
Telephone: 1.800.643.3779.
Contact Name: our Customer Service Team
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Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland. Encounter whimsical holiday displays and familiar characters. Drive through in the comfort of your own car or...

Cost: $12-$30

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Rd.
Yardley, PA
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Telephone: 215-968-1670

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More than 150 Christmas trees float on Lake Meone and light u to music. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Historic Smithville & Village Greene
615 E. Moss Mill Rd.
Smithville, NJ  08205
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Telephone: 609-748-8999
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Know a tween or teen girl interested in learning how to make their own website, app or video game? Are they new to digital technology and want to learn how to navigate what they can create and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Universal Copy and Print
114 E. Main St.
Norristown, PA  19401
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Sponsor: TechGirlz
Contact Name: Stephanie Stranick
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The magic of Christmas Eve is recreated on this special train ride. Visitors can wear their pajamas and enjoy cookies and milk as they travel down the tracks. On board, a reader dressed in a...

Cost: $18, adults; $13, ages 2-11; $4, ages 1 & younger.

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Rd.
Ronks, PA  17572
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Sponsor: Strasburg Rail Road
Telephone: 186-672-59666
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When young Aladdin and his animal pals find a mysterious lamp, the adventure begins. Cheer the heroes as they rescue Princess Mai Tai, fly a magic carpet and plot with the beloved Dame,...

Cost: $29-$57

Where:
People's Light
39 Conestoga Rd.
Malvern, PA  19355
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Professional actors are joined by more than 60 members of the community to make this production a holiday tradition. Relive the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge, laugh with all...

Cost: $20-$35

Where:
Hedgerow Theatre
64 Rose Valley Rd.
Rose Valely, PA  19146
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Leapin' Lizards! Celebrate the holiday season with one of the world's best-loved musicals! Annie is a spunky orphan in 1930s New York City determined to find her...

Cost: $20-$97

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Sponsor: Stradley Ronon
Telephone: 215-574-3550
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Take a rare look at dinosaurs through their eggs, nests and embryos. This exhibit presents an array of authentic dinosaur eggs and nests collected from around the world, including examples from...

Cost: $17.95, adults; $13.95, ages 3-12.

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA
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Sing, explore, and pretend with friends and family in some favorite places from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Based on the award-winning PBS KIDS television series Daniel Tiger’s...

Cost: $19

Where:
Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Phila., PA
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Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy-Award winning...

Cost: $60, adults; $33, kids.

Where:
Candlelight Theatre
2208 Millers Rd.
Wilmington, DE
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The theme park transforms into a winter wonderland, where families can enjoy breakfast or lunch with Santa, ride along the 3-mile drive-through Hershey Sweet Lights experience, hop on themed rides,...

Cost: $24; FREE, ages 2 & younger.

Where:
Hersheypark
100 Hersheypark Dr.
Hershey , PA  17033
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Dazzle in the lights of the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show, a  spectacle that illuminates the Square with more than 50,000 lights to a soundtrack of holiday classics. ...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Franklin Square
200 N. 6th St.
Phila., PA
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This seasonal winter park includes a beautifully lit landscape featuring a holiday tree, outdoor seating area with fire pits, warming cabins, the Franklin Fountain Confectionary Cabin, the...

Where:
Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
101 S. Columbus Blvd.
Phila., PA
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Enjoy a peaceful interlude at the end of the year with a 45-minute evening ride aboard the vintage coach train, which is covered with thousands of holiday lights. Many trackside neighbors decorate...

Cost: $13, adults; $11, kids.

Where:
Wilmington & Western Railroad's Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE
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Experience an authentic German market right in Love Park by City Hall. The outdoor space plays host to souvenir booths, food and drink, performances and gifts from around the globe.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Love Park
Arch Street
Phila., PA
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The annual Grand Court Light Show twinkles with thousands of LED lights projected onto a four-story velvet curtain, accompanied by music from the famed Wanamaker Grand Organ. The scenery extends...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Macy's Center City
1300 Market St.
Phila., PA
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The Gingerbread Competition and Display is a feast for the senses with more than 100 culinary creations brought to life with gingerbread, candy, icing and imagination in the following categories:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Peddler's Village
2400 Street Rd
New Hope, PA
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Little ones enjoy the Royal Light Show, cookies and milk with Santa, a seasonal show, storytime with a princess and the “polar playground.” Be sure to bring donations for the Toys for...

Cost: $13.99; FREE, ages 2 and younger.

Where:
Dutch Wonderland
2249 Lincoln Hwy. E.
Lancaster, PA
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A Longwood Christmas celebrates the holidays with interactive performances, colorful fountains, twinkling light displays and thousands of seasonal plants and trees, the centerpiece of which is a...

Cost: $23, adults; $12, kids.

Where:
Longwood Garden
1001 Longwood Rd.
Kennett Square, PA
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Festivities include Scuba Santa dives in the Ocean Realm exhibit, “snow showers” dance parties, storytime with an elf, photos with St. Nick and, new this year, the world’s tallest...

Cost: $29, adults; $21, kids.

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ
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Cost: FREE

Where:
Crefeld School, Philadelphia
8836 Crefeld St.
Phila., PA
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In 1917 John G. Johnson, a famous lawyer, left his trove of European art to the city of Philadelphia. One hundred years later, visitors can take a new look at the collection. Encounter treasures by...

Cost: $20, adults; $14, ages 13-18; FREE, ages 12 & younger.

Where:
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19130
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Sponsor: Philadelphia Museum of Art
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During the Revolutionary War (1775-1783), Philadelphia artist and soldier Charles Willson Peale produced several exhibitions of transparent paintings to celebrate important moments in the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-253-3046
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Imaginative play with wooden blocks helps kids develop several important skills. The library has an extensive collection of blocks and accessory figures to play with. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Charles Santore Library
932 S. 7th St.
Philadelphia, PA  19147
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Telephone: 121-568-61766
Contact Name: Jeanne Hamann
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Listen to an animated telling of a favorite children’s book, followed by meeting an  animal, a walk on the trails or making a simple craft.

Cost: $7

Where:
Plainsboro Preserve
80 Scotts Corner Rd.
Cranbury, NJ  08512
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Sponsor: Plainsboro Preserve
Telephone: 609-427-352
Contact Name: Anna Wright-Piersanti
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Get into the holiday spirit with a lunch cruise from the Spirit of Philadelphia. Cruise the Delaware River for two hours while you enjoy waterfront views of Philly, a food menu, and an afternoon of...

Cost: $36.90

Where:
Spirit of Philadelphia
401 S. Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Visitors participate in activities that demonstrate how the four forces (weight, drag, lift and thrust) impact flying objects, and how helicopters use these forces to fly and maneuver.  

Where:
American Helicopter Museum
1220 American Blvd.
West Chester, PA  19380
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Sponsor: American Helicopter Museum
Telephone: 610-436-9600
Contact Name: Paul Kahan
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​Heat up your holiday season with son jarocho, traditional dance music of southern Mexico. Enjoy performances by Radio Jarocho and Zenén Zeferino.

Where:
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA  19130
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Come in costume to celebrate the opening of the latest film in the Star Wars saga.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Franklin Square
200 N 6th St
Phila., PA
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Drop the kids off for this make-and-take project. Each child will make a glass snowman head ornament to take home that night. They’ll paint on faces, and each snowperson can wear...

Cost: $19.99 + tax

Where:
All Fired Up!
602 Haddon Ave.
Collingswood, NJ  08108
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A treasured stuffed whale goes missing and a portal to another dimension though the kitchen fridge sets a father and son off on a quest through space and time. Objects on stage appear to come...

Cost: $10-$25

Where:
FringeArts
140 N Christopher Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: FringeArts
Telephone: 215-413-1318
Contact Name: Hallie Martenson
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Bucks County visitors and residents are invited to take in the spirit of the holidays. View 25 uniquely themed trees and vote for your favorite.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bucks County Visitor Center
3207 Street Rd.
Bensalem, PA
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Take a journey inside one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in history. Silent, steadfast and secret, more than 8,000 terracotta figures stood guard over the tomb of...

Cost: $25, adults; $15-$20, kids.

Where:
The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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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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Follow Kris Kringle from his childhood in the gloomy, small town of Sombertown to adulthood, when he stands up to grumpy Mayor Burgermeister Meisterburger for outlawing toys. This winter, learn how...

Cost: $9 (school & group rates available)

Where:
Broadway Theatre of Pitman
43 S Broadway
Pitman, NJ  08071
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Sponsor: Broadway Theatre of Pitman
Telephone: 856-384-8381
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Long before the Benjamin Franklin Parkway was built, the museum was drawing tourists to the site with the first dinosaur skeleton ever displayed. As Philadelphia celebrates the centennial of its...

Cost: $16.95 & up.

Where:
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-299-1043
Contact Name: Carolyn Belardo
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By playing with building toys, generations of kids have discovered how the physical world works and learned the skills necessary to design and shape the world around them. This exhibition is an...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Center for Architecture and Design
1218 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Sponsor: Center for Architecture and Design
Telephone: 215-569-3186 x107
Contact Name: David Bender
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Children enjoy a time travel play date with five kids from the past, and learn about their lives in earlier times. They’ll a canoe, climb aboard a train and explore an immigrant ship. 

Cost: $14, adults; $8, kids; FREE, ages 5 & younger.

Where:
Mercer Museum
84 S Pine St
Doylestown, PA  18901
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Telephone: 215-345-0210
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Visitors will enjoy performances of Carol of the Bells, Jingle Bell Rock, The 12 Days of Christmas and The Nutcracker by the Philadelphia Ballet, all shown on The...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Comcast Center
1701 JFK Blvd.
Lobby
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Celebrate this unique tradition as it recreates its first 1987 exhibit A Visit From St. Nicholas, also known as ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas. This famous poem, attributed to...

Cost: $10

Where:
Historic Houses of Odessa
201 Main St.
Odessa, DE  19730
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Sponsor: Historic Odessa Foundation
Telephone: 302-378-4119
Contact Name: Jennifer Cabell Kostik
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The manor will be decorated with holly and greenery to celebrate the winter season as lavish dessert displays alongside party games and activities will transport visitors back to the 18th century....

Cost: $2

Where:
Pottsgrove Manor
100 West King Rd.
Pottstown, PA  19464
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Sponsor: Pottsgrove Manor
Telephone: 610-326-4014
Contact Name: Ann Shipley
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Features O and O-27 gauge toy trains, from the 1930’s, 1940’s and 1950’s. 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
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Sponsor: The Museum of American History, Deptford, NJ
Telephone: 856-812-1121
Contact Name: Barbara Norcross
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The 1803 du Pont family ancestral home, Eleutherian Mills, will feature holiday decorations and interpretation on the French traditions of exchanging gifts on New Year’s Day and the...

Cost: Free with admission; Adults: $14, Children 6-14: $5, Children 5 and under: Free

Where:
Hagley Museum and Library
200 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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The exhibit features trees decorated to the tastes of earlier eras, together with some of the toys and games that once delighted children on Christmas mornings. The display draws from the Mercer...

Cost: $15, adults; $8, kids.

Where:
Mercer Museum
84 S Pine St
Doylestown, PA
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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. Learning is encouraged...

Cost: $5; FREE, members.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Tour Henry Francis du Pont’s former home decorated with holiday displays, including the dried-flower tree and a royally inspired tree display. Explore treasures of Christmases past...

Cost: $5-$22

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Rte. 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: M&T Bank
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information & Tours
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More than 40 local artisans, designers, crafters and confectionaries will offer unique selections for gifts and holiday foods in white, festively lit tents topped with...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dilworth Park
1400 JFK Blvd.
Phila., PA  19102
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Discover cupboards, cabinets and entire rooms filled with treasures in miniature on this tour.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Rte. 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information & Tours
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Ever since J.M. Barrie's story first appeared in 1904, countless versions have been produced on stage and in film. Now, the company’s Children's Theatre presents a brand-new...

Cost: Cost varies.

Where:
Arden Theatre Company
40 N 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Holiday magic comes to life during this event, when Santa pops out of the main building’s chimney, waves his magic wand and turns on more than 1 million lights throughout the park. ...

Cost: $26.50

Where:
Storybook Land
6415 E Black Horse Pike
Egg Harbor Twp., NJ  08234
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Enjoy the Holiday Garden Railway lit up and decorated for the season. White lights sparkle along the rails and miniature greens adorn the buildings. To warm up your walk, hot cocoa or coffee will...

Cost: $18, adults; $9, kids.

Where:
Morris Arobretum
100 E Northwestern Ave.
Phila., PA
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Packed with indoor and outdoor fun for the whole family, the Christmas Village includes an ice rink, Santa's Workshop, games, pictures with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, nightly entertainment and...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Cape May Ferry Terminal
1200 Lincoln Blvd.
Cape May , NJ  08204
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Sponsor: Cape May Lewes Ferry
Telephone: 1.800.643.3779.
Contact Name: our Customer Service Team
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Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland. Encounter whimsical holiday displays and familiar characters. Drive through in the comfort of your own car or...

Cost: $12-$30

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Rd.
Yardley, PA
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Telephone: 215-968-1670

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More than 150 Christmas trees float on Lake Meone and light u to music. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Historic Smithville & Village Greene
615 E. Moss Mill Rd.
Smithville, NJ  08205
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Telephone: 609-748-8999
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The magic of Christmas Eve is recreated on this special train ride. Visitors can wear their pajamas and enjoy cookies and milk as they travel down the tracks. On board, a reader dressed in a...

Cost: $18, adults; $13, ages 2-11; $4, ages 1 & younger.

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Rd.
Ronks, PA  17572
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Sponsor: Strasburg Rail Road
Telephone: 186-672-59666
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When young Aladdin and his animal pals find a mysterious lamp, the adventure begins. Cheer the heroes as they rescue Princess Mai Tai, fly a magic carpet and plot with the beloved Dame,...

Cost: $29-$57

Where:
People's Light
39 Conestoga Rd.
Malvern, PA  19355
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This popular program features a mix of favorite holiday music, and gives new meaning to the term "holiday lights.” Runs Fri. at 7:30pm and Sat. at 7pm.

Cost: $5, adults; $3, kids.

Where:
Edelman Planetarium
201 Mullica Hill Rd
Glassboro, NJ
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Professional actors are joined by more than 60 members of the community to make this production a holiday tradition. Relive the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge, laugh with all...

Cost: $20-$35

Where:
Hedgerow Theatre
64 Rose Valley Rd.
Rose Valely, PA  19146
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Leapin' Lizards! Celebrate the holiday season with one of the world's best-loved musicals! Annie is a spunky orphan in 1930s New York City determined to find her...

Cost: $20-$97

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Sponsor: Stradley Ronon
Telephone: 215-574-3550
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Take a rare look at dinosaurs through their eggs, nests and embryos. This exhibit presents an array of authentic dinosaur eggs and nests collected from around the world, including examples from...

Cost: $17.95, adults; $13.95, ages 3-12.

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA
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Sing, explore, and pretend with friends and family in some favorite places from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Based on the award-winning PBS KIDS television series Daniel Tiger’s...

Cost: $19

Where:
Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Phila., PA
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Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy-Award winning...

Cost: $60, adults; $33, kids.

Where:
Candlelight Theatre
2208 Millers Rd.
Wilmington, DE
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The theme park transforms into a winter wonderland, where families can enjoy breakfast or lunch with Santa, ride along the 3-mile drive-through Hershey Sweet Lights experience, hop on themed rides,...

Cost: $24; FREE, ages 2 & younger.

Where:
Hersheypark
100 Hersheypark Dr.
Hershey , PA  17033
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Dazzle in the lights of the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show, a  spectacle that illuminates the Square with more than 50,000 lights to a soundtrack of holiday classics. ...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Franklin Square
200 N. 6th St.
Phila., PA
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Bring a camera for a meet-and-greet with St. Nick. Fridays: 6-8pm Nov. 17: 6:30-9am Saturdays: 12-7pm Sundays: 12–5pm

Cost: Cost varies.

Where:
Giggleberry Fair
166 Carousel Ln.
New Hope, PA
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This seasonal winter park includes a beautifully lit landscape featuring a holiday tree, outdoor seating area with fire pits, warming cabins, the Franklin Fountain Confectionary Cabin, the...

Where:
Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
101 S. Columbus Blvd.
Phila., PA
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The Dance Connection brings this abridged, fully narrated version of the classic ballet to the stage. This magical visit to the Land of the Sweets, followed by a meet and greet with the...

Cost: $14-$16

Where:
Kelsey THeatre
1200 Old Trenton Rd
West Windsor, NJ
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Enjoy a peaceful interlude at the end of the year with a 45-minute evening ride aboard the vintage coach train, which is covered with thousands of holiday lights. Many trackside neighbors decorate...

Cost: $13, adults; $11, kids.

Where:
Wilmington & Western Railroad's Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE
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Experience an authentic German market right in Love Park by City Hall. The outdoor space plays host to souvenir booths, food and drink, performances and gifts from around the globe.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Love Park
Arch Street
Phila., PA
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The annual Grand Court Light Show twinkles with thousands of LED lights projected onto a four-story velvet curtain, accompanied by music from the famed Wanamaker Grand Organ. The scenery extends...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Macy's Center City
1300 Market St.
Phila., PA
View map »

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The Gingerbread Competition and Display is a feast for the senses with more than 100 culinary creations brought to life with gingerbread, candy, icing and imagination in the following categories:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Peddler's Village
2400 Street Rd
New Hope, PA
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Little ones enjoy the Royal Light Show, cookies and milk with Santa, a seasonal show, storytime with a princess and the “polar playground.” Be sure to bring donations for the Toys for...

Cost: $13.99; FREE, ages 2 and younger.

Where:
Dutch Wonderland
2249 Lincoln Hwy. E.
Lancaster, PA
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A Longwood Christmas celebrates the holidays with interactive performances, colorful fountains, twinkling light displays and thousands of seasonal plants and trees, the centerpiece of which is a...

Cost: $23, adults; $12, kids.

Where:
Longwood Garden
1001 Longwood Rd.
Kennett Square, PA
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Festivities include Scuba Santa dives in the Ocean Realm exhibit, “snow showers” dance parties, storytime with an elf, photos with St. Nick and, new this year, the world’s tallest...

Cost: $29, adults; $21, kids.

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ
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The parade will make its way through Chestnut Hill, bringing holiday cheer with the help of live entertainment, floats and an appearance from Santa Claus. After the parade concludes, Sugar Plum...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chestnut Hill
Germantown Ave.
Phila., PA  19118
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Before loading his sleigh and starting his fast jaunt around the world, Santa has graciously agreed to stop at the Ferry terminal for a special breakfast with some of his favorite Cape May...

Cost: $21,Adults (13 & up); $14, Children (3-12); FREE, Children 2 & under

Where:
Cape May Ferry Terminal
1200 Lincoln Blvd
Cape May, NJ  08204
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Families who have kids with Down syndrome enjoy a meal with St. Nick.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dewey Beach Lions Club
115 McKinley St.
Rehoboth Beach, DE
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Sponsor: Boardwalk Buddy Walk

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In 1917 John G. Johnson, a famous lawyer, left his trove of European art to the city of Philadelphia. One hundred years later, visitors can take a new look at the collection. Encounter treasures by...

Cost: $20, adults; $14, ages 13-18; FREE, ages 12 & younger.

Where:
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19130
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Sponsor: Philadelphia Museum of Art
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We will read “Olive, The Other Reindeer” Olive looks a lot like a dog but…she thinks that she is a reindeer. Knowing that it is the time of year when all reindeer help Santa...

Cost: $14.95

Where:
All Fired Up!
602 Haddon Ave.
Collingswood, NJ  08108
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During the Revolutionary War (1775-1783), Philadelphia artist and soldier Charles Willson Peale produced several exhibitions of transparent paintings to celebrate important moments in the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-253-3046
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The December Small Explorers program theme is snow; we'll read "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats, visit the Inuit/Eskimo section of the "Hearth & Home" exhibition,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08608
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Contact Name: Kerry Scott
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Did you know that most of the world’s data is stored in something called a database? This includes your school grades, Yelp’s list of local pizza shops and music downloads on your...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Library
301 North 5th St.
Camden, NJ  08102
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Sponsor: TechGirlz
Contact Name: Ryan Lammers
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Enjoy a day of workshops. There is a free booth for ages 2-4. Admission includes a winter photo booth, coloring and card making table, wrapping paper station for your holiday...

Cost: $30

Where:
Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Ave
Wayne, PA  19087
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Telephone: 161-068-83553208
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How to converse with parents and friends, learning place settings, identifying utensils and glassware, napkin placement/use and special folds, selecting the correct utensils, how to hold a knife...

Cost: $65; $40, siblings.

Where:
Tilly Mint's Tea Room
20 W. Chestnut St.
Souderton, PA  18964
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Sponsor: Your Charming Child ~ Etiquette Instruction
Telephone: 215-453-1432
Contact Name: Lisa Butowsky
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Learn how to develop apps for mobile devices using Microsoft’s free Touch Develop development platform! Touch Develop makes it fun to learn programming skills needed to create apps and games...

Cost: FREE

Where:
South Philadelphia Library
1700 S Broad St
Unit 1
Philadelphia, PA  19145
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Sponsor: TechGirlz
Contact Name: Eric Vo
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All visitors will receive a free ticket to the Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at Dover International Speedway. Follow the parking signs when you arrive at the property....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dover International Speedway
1131 N Dupont Hwy.
Dover, DE
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Get into the holiday spirit with a lunch cruise from the Spirit of Philadelphia. Cruise the Delaware River for two hours while you enjoy waterfront views of Philly, a food menu, and an afternoon of...

Cost: $36.90

Where:
Spirit of Philadelphia
401 S. Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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We Kids Rock strives to create upbeat musical experiences for families. The band features catchy originals as well as traditional favorites in musical styles including rock n roll, rhythm &...

Cost: $10-$14

Where:
The Kennett Flash
102 Sycamore Alley
Kennett Square, PA
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Enjoy holiday snacks, crafts and drinks, and leave with a photo of you and the Grinch. Pups are welcome and encouraged. Tickets will also be sold at the door. All proceeds go towards the...

Cost: $20 per person, $50 per family

Where:
Morris Animal Refuge
1242 Lombard St.
Philadelphia, PA  19147
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Sponsor: Morris Animal Refuge
Contact Name: Sophie

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Photoshop is a popular software amongst professional photographers and graphic designers. Students will be introduced to Photoshop and its basic functions/tools. They will learn how to manipulate,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Baldwin School
701 Montgomery Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA  19010
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Sponsor: TechGirlz
Contact Name: Danica Pascavage
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Visit the “Making Christmas” holiday pop-up exhibit and visit the nearby Clay Studio to make your own ornament.  Learn the basics of working with clay and decorating techniques....

Cost: $5

Where:
Elfreth's Alley
126 Elfreth's Alley
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: Elfreth's Alley
Telephone: 215-574-0560
Contact Name: Patricia Silverman
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The Philadelphia Dance Academy, now in its 13th season, and its youth performance company, The Philadelphia Youth Ballet, celebrate their 8th annual production of the Nutcracker: the popular ballet...

Cost: $15-25

Where:
Drexel's Mandell Theater
3220 Chestnut St (close to the corner of 33rd and Chestnut Sts) Philadelphia, PA 19104
Philadelphia , PA  19104
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The first 500 guests will receive a free Jewelers Row holiday ornament and a chance to win dozens of prizes from local merchants including jewelry and restaurant vouchers. One winner will walk away...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Jewelers' Row District
700 block of Sansom St.-between 7th and 8th Sts.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: Jewelers' Row District Association
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Visitors participate in activities that demonstrate how the four forces (weight, drag, lift and thrust) impact flying objects, and how helicopters use these forces to fly and maneuver.  

Where:
American Helicopter Museum
1220 American Blvd.
West Chester, PA  19380
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Sponsor: American Helicopter Museum
Telephone: 610-436-9600
Contact Name: Paul Kahan
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Step into the Land of Sweets as Ballet 180 presents its debut production of Nutcracker Sweets, a fresh take on the classic story that combines live dance with desserts for audience members to...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Rosemont College's McShain Auditorium
1400 Montgomery Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA  19010
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Whirl around the rink to contemporary Jewish music, make an art project to take home, snack on latkes and watch as a 400-pound menorah ice sculpture is carved during the event. 

Cost: $12, door; $10, in advance.

Where:
Flyers Skate Zone
601 Laurel Oak Rd.
Voorhees, NJ
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A treasured stuffed whale goes missing and a portal to another dimension though the kitchen fridge sets a father and son off on a quest through space and time. Objects on stage appear to come...

Cost: $10-$25

Where:
FringeArts
140 N Christopher Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: FringeArts
Telephone: 215-413-1318
Contact Name: Hallie Martenson
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All children 10 and under attending the breakfast receive a gift from Santa Claus and have the opportunity to meet Santa, Yummie, and special guests, Frosty & Rudolph, so bring your...

Cost: $14.99, adults; $9.95, ages 3-10.

Where:
Kitchen Kettle Village
3529 Old Philadelphia Pike
Intercourse, PA
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This before-hours event includes a private tour of the trains in action with Brandywine Railroad engineers including special activities for the youngest train fans and a continental breakfast in...

Cost: $25

Where:
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffmans Mill Rd.
Chadds Ford, PA
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Enjoy a tasty brunch and a visit with Santa.  To reserve, please call 302.888.4826 or email ccater@winterthur.org.  $35.95 per adult.  Members receive 10% off.  Children...

Cost: $35.95 for adult

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302.888.4826
Contact Name: Restaurant Associates

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Bucks County visitors and residents are invited to take in the spirit of the holidays. View 25 uniquely themed trees and vote for your favorite.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Bucks County Visitor Center
3207 Street Rd.
Bensalem, PA
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Enjoy a breakfast buffet and snap pics with St. Nick. After, he’ll don a Santa swimsuit at the waterpark until 1pm. 

Cost: $9, in addition to admission price.

Where:
CoCo Key Water Resort
915 NJ-73
Mt. Laurel, NJ
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Take a journey inside one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in history. Silent, steadfast and secret, more than 8,000 terracotta figures stood guard over the tomb of...

Cost: $25, adults; $15-$20, kids.

Where:
The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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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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Follow Kris Kringle from his childhood in the gloomy, small town of Sombertown to adulthood, when he stands up to grumpy Mayor Burgermeister Meisterburger for outlawing toys. This winter, learn how...

Cost: $9 (school & group rates available)

Where:
Broadway Theatre of Pitman
43 S Broadway
Pitman, NJ  08071
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Sponsor: Broadway Theatre of Pitman
Telephone: 856-384-8381
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Long before the Benjamin Franklin Parkway was built, the museum was drawing tourists to the site with the first dinosaur skeleton ever displayed. As Philadelphia celebrates the centennial of its...

Cost: $16.95 & up.

Where:
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-299-1043
Contact Name: Carolyn Belardo
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By playing with building toys, generations of kids have discovered how the physical world works and learned the skills necessary to design and shape the world around them. This exhibition is an...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Center for Architecture and Design
1218 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Sponsor: Center for Architecture and Design
Telephone: 215-569-3186 x107
Contact Name: David Bender
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Children enjoy a time travel play date with five kids from the past, and learn about their lives in earlier times. They’ll a canoe, climb aboard a train and explore an immigrant ship. 

Cost: $14, adults; $8, kids; FREE, ages 5 & younger.

Where:
Mercer Museum
84 S Pine St
Doylestown, PA  18901
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Telephone: 215-345-0210
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Visitors will enjoy performances of Carol of the Bells, Jingle Bell Rock, The 12 Days of Christmas and The Nutcracker by the Philadelphia Ballet, all shown on The...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Comcast Center
1701 JFK Blvd.
Lobby
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Program designed to give fathers of all ages a group to find and give support with like-minded men who share the same desire to be the best father they can be and have a willingness to learn...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Elizabeth Murphy School
42 Kings Hwy E
Newark, DE
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Celebrate this unique tradition as it recreates its first 1987 exhibit A Visit From St. Nicholas, also known as ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas. This famous poem, attributed to...

Cost: $10

Where:
Historic Houses of Odessa
201 Main St.
Odessa, DE  19730
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Sponsor: Historic Odessa Foundation
Telephone: 302-378-4119
Contact Name: Jennifer Cabell Kostik
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The manor will be decorated with holly and greenery to celebrate the winter season as lavish dessert displays alongside party games and activities will transport visitors back to the 18th century....

Cost: $2

Where:
Pottsgrove Manor
100 West King Rd.
Pottstown, PA  19464
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Sponsor: Pottsgrove Manor
Telephone: 610-326-4014
Contact Name: Ann Shipley
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Features O and O-27 gauge toy trains, from the 1930’s, 1940’s and 1950’s. 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
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Sponsor: The Museum of American History, Deptford, NJ
Telephone: 856-812-1121
Contact Name: Barbara Norcross
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The 1803 du Pont family ancestral home, Eleutherian Mills, will feature holiday decorations and interpretation on the French traditions of exchanging gifts on New Year’s Day and the...

Cost: Free with admission; Adults: $14, Children 6-14: $5, Children 5 and under: Free

Where:
Hagley Museum and Library
200 Hagley Creek Road
Wilmington, DE  19807
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The exhibit features trees decorated to the tastes of earlier eras, together with some of the toys and games that once delighted children on Christmas mornings. The display draws from the Mercer...

Cost: $15, adults; $8, kids.

Where:
Mercer Museum
84 S Pine St
Doylestown, PA
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Tour Henry Francis du Pont’s former home decorated with holiday displays, including the dried-flower tree and a royally inspired tree display. Explore treasures of Christmases past...

Cost: $5-$22

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Rte. 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: M&T Bank
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information & Tours
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More than 40 local artisans, designers, crafters and confectionaries will offer unique selections for gifts and holiday foods in white, festively lit tents topped with...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dilworth Park
1400 JFK Blvd.
Phila., PA  19102
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Visit the website below or call to find out the week’s featured craft.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lakeshore Learning Store
340 W. DeKalb Pike
King of Prussia, PA  19406
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Learning Store
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A new comedy about the friendship between a little girl and her (real-to-her) polar bear. This is a story about a life-changing Christmas present. Inspired by such...

Cost: $10-$18

Where:
Act II Playhouse
56 E. Butler Ave.
Ambler, PA  19002
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Take a train ride with Santa. During the 45-minute ride, Santa will greet each passenger in their seats and families will have the opportunity to visit with him and have their photo taken. As a...

Cost: $18, adults; $13, ages 2-11; $4, ages 1 & younger.

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Rd.
Ronks, PA  17572
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Sponsor: Strasburg Rail Road
Telephone: 186-672-59666
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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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Each year, 15,000 people count birds at feeders for Project Feeder Watch. With more than 1.5 million checklists submitted since 1987, feeder watchershave contributed valuable data to...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Plainsboro Preserve
80 Scotts Corner Rd.
Plainsboro, NJ  08536
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Sponsor: Plainsboro Preserve
Telephone: 160-942-73052
Contact Name: Anna Wright-Piersanti
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Discover cupboards, cabinets and entire rooms filled with treasures in miniature on this tour.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Rte. 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information & Tours
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Ever since J.M. Barrie's story first appeared in 1904, countless versions have been produced on stage and in film. Now, the company’s Children's Theatre presents a brand-new...

Cost: Cost varies.

Where:
Arden Theatre Company
40 N 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Make something new to take home, such as kaleidoscopes, bouncy balls and crafts.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fumo Family Library
2437 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA  19148
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Telephone: 215-685-1758
Contact Name: Abbe Klebanoff
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Explore the theme of the exhibition Treasures on Trial through hands-on activities. 

Cost: $5-$20

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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This is a festive, family-friendly celebration with Sesame Street chracters. Sing along at three Christmas shows and a music and light show at the large 1-2-3 Christmas Tree. Take a...

Cost: $45 & up.

Where:
Sesame Place
100 Sesame Rd
Langhorne, PA  19047
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Sponsor: Sesame Place
Telephone: 215-702-3566
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You and your little ones will be welcomed by the Toy Soldier and escorted to the Terrace Room. You’ll sample an assortment of refreshments from the award-winning tea menu, while the Holiday...

Cost: $59.95, one child & adult.

Where:
The Radnor Hotel
591 Lancaster Ave
St. Davids, PA
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Santa will be in Greensleeves Village Bake Shop in Suite 31.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Liberty Village Outlet Marketplace
1 Church St.
Flemington, NJ  08822
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Try chess, checkers, Scrabble®, Catan and other games. Feel free to bring your favorite game with you. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fumo Family Library
2437 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA  19148
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Telephone: 215-685-1758
Contact Name: Abbe Klebanoff
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Everyone’s favorite ogre is back in this hilarious stage adaptation of the award-winning DreamWorks film. Unlikely hero Shrek and his sassy sidekick Donkey set off to rescue the feisty Fiona,...

Cost: $14-$15

Where:
Delaware Children's Theatre
1014 Delaware Ave.
Wilmington, DE
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The Philadelphia Dance Academy, now in its 13th season, and its youth performance company, The Philadelphia Youth Ballet, celebrate their 8th annual production of the Nutcracker: the popular ballet...

Cost: $15-25

Where:
Mandell Theater
3220 Chestnut St
(close to the corner of 33rd and Chestnut Sts)
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Telephone: 215 922-2422
Contact Name: Lori Lahnemann
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Holiday magic comes to life during this event, when Santa pops out of the main building’s chimney, waves his magic wand and turns on more than 1 million lights throughout the park. ...

Cost: $26.50

Where:
Storybook Land
6415 E Black Horse Pike
Egg Harbor Twp., NJ  08234
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Packed with indoor and outdoor fun for the whole family, the Christmas Village includes an ice rink, Santa's Workshop, games, pictures with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, nightly entertainment and...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Cape May Ferry Terminal
1200 Lincoln Blvd.
Cape May , NJ  08204
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Sponsor: Cape May Lewes Ferry
Telephone: 1.800.643.3779.
Contact Name: our Customer Service Team
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Celebrate the ancient tradition of wassailing and sing Christmas carols around the campfire. Roast marshmallows and enjoy apple cider as well.  

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Linvilla Orchards
137 Knowlton Rd.
Media, PA  19063
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Telephone: (610) 876-7116
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Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland. Encounter whimsical holiday displays and familiar characters. Drive through in the comfort of your own car or...

Cost: $12-$30

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Rd.
Yardley, PA
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Telephone: 215-968-1670

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Two hundred cast members and a menagerie of animals bring to life 13 outdoor walk-through vignettes during the event. The scenes aim to depict the full story of the birth of Jesus. Warm up...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fellowship Community Church
1520 Hainesport Rd
Mt. Laurel, NJ
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More than 150 Christmas trees float on Lake Meone and light u to music. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Historic Smithville & Village Greene
615 E. Moss Mill Rd.
Smithville, NJ  08205
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Telephone: 609-748-8999
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There’s no better way to celebrate the holidays than a Spirit of Philadelphia Jingle Bell Rock Dinner Cruise. Grab your friends and family and hop on a Spirit cruise for an extra special...

Cost: $73.90 (not including alcohol)

Where:
Spirit of Philadelphia
401 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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Sponsor: Spirit of Philadelphia

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Internationally known principal dancer Irina omarenko will dance the lead role for the company. She was a finalist in the 1998 USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, and in 2000...

Cost: $30, adults; $20, kids.

Where:
Plymouth/Whitemarsh High School
201 East Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA  19462
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Sponsor: International Ballet Exchange
Telephone: 215-849-7950
Contact Name: Nancy Malmed
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When young Aladdin and his animal pals find a mysterious lamp, the adventure begins. Cheer the heroes as they rescue Princess Mai Tai, fly a magic carpet and plot with the beloved Dame,...

Cost: $29-$57

Where:
People's Light
39 Conestoga Rd.
Malvern, PA  19355
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This popular program features a mix of favorite holiday music, and gives new meaning to the term "holiday lights.” Runs Fri. at 7:30pm and Sat. at 7pm.

Cost: $5, adults; $3, kids.

Where:
Edelman Planetarium
201 Mullica Hill Rd
Glassboro, NJ
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Professional actors are joined by more than 60 members of the community to make this production a holiday tradition. Relive the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge, laugh with all...

Cost: $20-$35

Where:
Hedgerow Theatre
64 Rose Valley Rd.
Rose Valely, PA  19146
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Leapin' Lizards! Celebrate the holiday season with one of the world's best-loved musicals! Annie is a spunky orphan in 1930s New York City determined to find her...

Cost: $20-$97

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Sponsor: Stradley Ronon
Telephone: 215-574-3550
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Take a rare look at dinosaurs through their eggs, nests and embryos. This exhibit presents an array of authentic dinosaur eggs and nests collected from around the world, including examples from...

Cost: $17.95, adults; $13.95, ages 3-12.

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA
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Sing, explore, and pretend with friends and family in some favorite places from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Based on the award-winning PBS KIDS television series Daniel Tiger’s...

Cost: $19

Where:
Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Phila., PA
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Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy-Award winning...

Cost: $60, adults; $33, kids.

Where:
Candlelight Theatre
2208 Millers Rd.
Wilmington, DE
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The theme park transforms into a winter wonderland, where families can enjoy breakfast or lunch with Santa, ride along the 3-mile drive-through Hershey Sweet Lights experience, hop on themed rides,...

Cost: $24; FREE, ages 2 & younger.

Where:
Hersheypark
100 Hersheypark Dr.
Hershey , PA  17033
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Dazzle in the lights of the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show, a  spectacle that illuminates the Square with more than 50,000 lights to a soundtrack of holiday classics. ...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Franklin Square
200 N. 6th St.
Phila., PA
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Bring a camera for a meet-and-greet with St. Nick. Fridays: 6-8pm Nov. 17: 6:30-9am Saturdays: 12-7pm Sundays: 12–5pm

Cost: Cost varies.

Where:
Giggleberry Fair
166 Carousel Ln.
New Hope, PA
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This seasonal winter park includes a beautifully lit landscape featuring a holiday tree, outdoor seating area with fire pits, warming cabins, the Franklin Fountain Confectionary Cabin, the...

Where:
Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
101 S. Columbus Blvd.
Phila., PA
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Why stand in line at the mall and wait to see Santa, when you can ride our train and have Santa come to you? The Jolly Old Elf himself rides the train and greets everyone on board, and gives all...

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

Where:
Wilmington & Western Railroad's Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE
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The Dance Connection brings this abridged, fully narrated version of the classic ballet to the stage. This magical visit to the Land of the Sweets, followed by a meet and greet with the...

Cost: $14-$16

Where:
Kelsey THeatre
1200 Old Trenton Rd
West Windsor, NJ
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Enjoy a peaceful interlude at the end of the year with a 45-minute evening ride aboard the vintage coach train, which is covered with thousands of holiday lights. Many trackside neighbors decorate...

Cost: $13, adults; $11, kids.

Where:
Wilmington & Western Railroad's Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE
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Experience an authentic German market right in Love Park by City Hall. The outdoor space plays host to souvenir booths, food and drink, performances and gifts from around the globe.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Love Park
Arch Street
Phila., PA
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The annual Grand Court Light Show twinkles with thousands of LED lights projected onto a four-story velvet curtain, accompanied by music from the famed Wanamaker Grand Organ. The scenery extends...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Macy's Center City
1300 Market St.
Phila., PA
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The Gingerbread Competition and Display is a feast for the senses with more than 100 culinary creations brought to life with gingerbread, candy, icing and imagination in the following categories:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Peddler's Village
2400 Street Rd
New Hope, PA
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Little ones enjoy the Royal Light Show, cookies and milk with Santa, a seasonal show, storytime with a princess and the “polar playground.” Be sure to bring donations for the Toys for...

Cost: $13.99; FREE, ages 2 and younger.

Where:
Dutch Wonderland
2249 Lincoln Hwy. E.
Lancaster, PA
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A Longwood Christmas celebrates the holidays with interactive performances, colorful fountains, twinkling light displays and thousands of seasonal plants and trees, the centerpiece of which is a...

Cost: $23, adults; $12, kids.

Where:
Longwood Garden
1001 Longwood Rd.
Kennett Square, PA
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Festivities include Scuba Santa dives in the Ocean Realm exhibit, “snow showers” dance parties, storytime with an elf, photos with St. Nick and, new this year, the world’s tallest...

Cost: $29, adults; $21, kids.

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ
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Festivities include hot chocolate, a visit with Santa and a holiday concert featuring Mainstage Center for the Arts’ professionally staged and choreographed show choirs, Harmony and...

Cost: $15, adults; $12, ages 12 & younger.

Where:
Dennis Flyer Theatre, Camden County College
200 College Drive
Blackwood, NJ  08083
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Sponsor: Mainstage Center for the Arts
Telephone: 855-936-24676
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