Weekend Planner: December 16, 2016
Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for Dec. 916- Dec. 18, 2015.
Top Picks for This Weekend
Star Wars fans of all ages learn the powers of the force alongside Darth Vader and Kylo Rem on Fri. during Jedi Training at Philly’s Franklin Square, followed by the FREE Star Wars Night featuring favorite characters and holiday attractions.
Early Hanukkah celebrations abound on Sun. Elkins Park, PA’s Congregation Adath Jeshurun hosts a performance by family-oriented musician Robbo. At the Gershman Y in Philly, Latkepalooza, where the area’s top chefs serve up potato pancakes sure to please any palate. Festivities at Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center in Millville, NJ’s Hanukkah Celebration are slated to include music, games, crafts, treats and the lighting of the glass menorah.
The longest night of the year is coming up — spend it together! On Sat., families at the Winter Solstice Celebration with King Winter at Lower Alsace Twp., PA’s Angora Fruit Farm relax around a campfire, listen to stories, meet King Winter and take a short candlelit hike to see what they can spot.
More Local Events the Kids Will Love
Santa's Paradise Express at Strasburg, PA's Strasburg Rail Road, through Sun.
A Charlie Brown Christmas Ballet at Rosemont, PA's McShain Performing Arts Center, Fri. & Sat.
Nutcracker 1776 at Philly's Merriam Theater, Fri. & Sat.
Mainstage Holiday Concert and Family Festival at Blackwood, NJ's Dennis Flyer Theatre, Sat.
FREE Star Wars Kids Day at Philly's Prince Theater, Sat.
FREE Winter Wonderland at Ardmore, PA's Suburban Square, Sat.
We Kids Rock! Holiday Show at Wilmington, DE's World Cafe Live, Sat.
FREE Ferry Merry Christmas at North Cape May, NJ's Cape May Ferry Terminal, Sun.
FREE Puppets Pizazz Holiday Show at Broomall, PA's Congregation Beth El-Ner Tamid, Sun.