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December 2019

Dive into the pages of some of your favorite childhood books at the Very Eric Carle exhibit, which encourages children to become immersed in the world of the children's book author and...

Where:
Please Touch Museum
4231 Ave. of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA  19131
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The park is transformed into a Christmas wonderland with millions of lights and decorations.  Make memories at the Merry Marketplace, located in Oscar’s Wacky Taxi courtyard. Enjoy...

Where:
Sesame Place
Sesame Place 100 Sesame Rd
Langhorne, PA  19047
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Sponsor: Sesame Place®
Telephone: 215-702-3566
Contact Name: Sesame Place
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Interactive art installation celebrates the vibrant colors and flavors of favorite sugary delights across over a dozen environments, from flying unicorn pigs to a marshmallow tsunami. More than one...

Cost: $20-$28

Where:
Fashion District Philadelphia
9th and Market
Philadelphia, PA
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Make visiting the Historic Strawberry Mansion, Fairmount Park’s largest historic house, part of your holiday tradition. The Porch Club of Riverton and the Garden Club of Philadelphia and...

Cost: $8 for Adults, $5 for Seniors (65+), Children 12 and under are FREE

Where:
Historic Strawberry Mansion
2450 Strawberry Mansion Drive
Philadelphia, PA  19132
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Sponsor: Historic Strawberry Mansion
Telephone: 215-228-8364
Contact Name: Historic Strawberry Mansion
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The ultimate indoor LEGO playground is transforming into a winter wonderland complete with themed workshops, magical LEGO creations and a LEGO Santa.   Festivities...

Where:
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia
Located inside Plymouth Meeting Mall
500 West Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting, NY  19462
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Use natural materials such as pinecones, seeds, pods and berries to make whimsical woodland critters and other environmentally friendly decorations for the holidays. Make owls and deer from...

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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Step up to the lanes and join Santa for a holiday photo. Choose between a classic Santa photo or a photo on the lanes while bowling with Santa and take the photo via your mobile phone. Tag South...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
South Bowl
19 E Oregon Ave
Philadelphia, PA
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The event includes period street vendors and food, caroling, musicians, costumed performers, puppet shows, dance performances, ice sculpting and carriage rides. Kids join in the free scavenger...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Narberth
101 Forrest Ave
Narberth, PA  19072
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Sponsor: Narberth Business Association
Telephone: 484-430-1792
Contact Name: Ed Ridgway
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Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous On exhibit October 26, 2019-January 19, 2020 65 million years ago, dinosaurs roamed the earth. Travel back in time to see their world as they knew it, and...

Cost: $9 ages 3-59, $8 seniors, $3 ages 1-2, free for under 12 months and DMNH members

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Bring the kids to make and decorate winter-themed ornaments. This is a drop-in activity.

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Clay Studio
139 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA
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Featuring Leroy Anderson’s "Sleigh Ride”, Samuel Coleridge Taylor’s "Christmas Overture”, highlights from Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus" along with...

Cost: $5-$20

Where:
Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
601 N. Lansdowne Avenue
Drexel Hill, PA  19026
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Sponsor: Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra
Telephone: 610-622-1189
Contact Name: Ryan Stone
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The big draw here is the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show. In addition to the Parx Liberty Carousel and Philly Mini Golf, holiday entertainment includes #FranklinSquareFridays, Santa...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Franklin Square
6th and Race Streets
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: Historic Philadelphia Inc.
Contact Name: Cari Bender
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  Magical Talking Tree.. noon-5pm The Magical Talking Tree wakes up every weekend to talk to the young and young at heart.                                    ...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Historic Smithville
615 East Moss Mill Road
Galloway, NJ  08205
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Telephone: 609-748-8999
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The retail and entertainment space boasts a 45-foot-tall floating tree with giant stainless steel mirror ornaments and a light show timed to music by the Philly Pops. The five-minute show runes...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fashion District Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA


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Take a stroll through Snowflake Central and be dazzled by Rainbow Runway. Catch a giant video show in the giraffe yard, and marvel at the custom decorations in the Wonder...

Cost: $14, adults; $9, kids

Where:
Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd
Norristown, PA
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Dozens of decorated lit trees and festive displays draw visitors back each year to stroll the glimmering walkways and grounds, linger in the festive atmosphere, and pay a visit to childhood figures...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rose Tree Park
1671 N Providence Rd.
Media, PA
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Santa Claus appears in his chimney, waves his magic wand, and lights the park with over 1 million lights for the holiday season. St. Nick's last day at the park is Dec. 23, however the...

Cost: $24.50, online; $28.50, at gate

Where:
Storybook Land
6415 E Black Horse Pike
Egg Harbor Twp., NJ  08234
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Join Santa on an adventure into Christmas past on the 1930 Philadelphia-built Brill Motorcar! Cocoa, cookies, a free souvenir and a visit with Santa are included on this roughly 40-minute...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
Colebrookdale Railroad
64 S Washington St
Boyertown, PA  19512
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Telephone: 610-367-0200
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Five quick-changing actors play dozens of roles in this fast, funny and highly theatrical reimagining of one of the most beloved holiday stories ever told. Terrorizing the good citizens of Bucks...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Bucks County Playhouse
70 S Main St
New Hope, PA
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This award-winning Broadway musical is based on the Oscar-winning movie. A reclusive ogre finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess. Throw in...

Cost: $27 & up

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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This attraction includes a ride on a sound-equipped hay wagon, through the farm, which has been transformed into a winter wonderland filled with huge light displays, decorated trees and buildings,...

Cost: $15, adults; $10, kids

Where:
Arasapha Farm
1835 Middletown Rd.
Glen Mills, PA
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The season-long event features themed rides, special entertainment, warm holiday drinks and the Royal Lights Show, complete with thousands of twinkling lights.

Cost: $15.99

Where:
Dutch Wonderland
2249 Lincoln Hwy. East
Lancaster, PA  17602
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The dairy farm celebrates the season with light displays, a musical dancing tree light show and music. Experience it all aboard the hayride, then stroll through Barnyard Walk and take pics with...

Cost: $15, adults; $10, kids

Where:
Creamy Acres Farm
448 Lincoln Mill Rd.
Mullica Hill, NJ
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Decorating is serious business here: In addition to canopies of lights suspended above walkways and decked-out roller coasters, the light show at the center of Holiday in the Park is large enough...

Cost: $57.99

Where:
Six Flags Great Advneture
1 Six Flags Blvd
Jackson Township, NJ  08527
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Connect the science of the senses with the mind and the literary experience. Visitors learn about their identity, perceptions, and brain development by following five anthropomorphic characters...

Where:
Rare Book Department
Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine St.
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-686-5416
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The exhibit features images by photographer Albert Horner which capture the quiet beauty and intimate landscapes of New Jersey’s Pinelands National Reserve. A number of artifacts and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 W. State St.
Trenton, NJ  08608
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PAX Unplugged is the tabletop-only show in the international series of PAX events featuring more than 250 exhibitors, the chance to see the best live tabletop shows such as Acquisitions...

Cost: $10 & up

Where:
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Head over to the WheatonArts Event Center from November 29 through December 8 for the annual Holiday Studio Sale! Get your pick of WheatonArts studio glass prototypes, seconds and overstocks, glass...

Cost: free admission to the sale

Where:
WheatonArts
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ  08332
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Sponsor: WheatonArts
Telephone: 856-825-6800
Contact Name: Taral Thompson
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The display is inspired by the contours of traditional holiday favorites like ribbons and colorful confectionery, and by the figures of nature from pine cones to snowflakes. Outdoors, stroll...

Cost: $25, adults; $13, kids

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Rd.
Kennet Square, PA
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Activities include wassailing hayrides, bonfires, cut-your-own or pre-cut Christmas trees, and visit the holiday shop & garden center for decorations, wreaths, gifts, crafts and food &...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Linvilla Orchards
137 W Knowlton Rd
Media, PA  19063
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Telephone: 610-876-7116
Contact Name: Linvilla Orchards
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Enjoy a breakfast or lunch buffet, make holiday crafts, meet an animal and share your wish list with Santa. Sessions at 9:00AM, 10:30AM, 12:00PM, & 1:30PM

Cost: $34.95, adults; $24.95, kids

Where:
Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd,.
Norristown, PA
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Explore Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation, the National Constitution Center’s compelling new exhibit which highlights the competing ideas of Alexander Hamilton and his...

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

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

Cost: $18, adults; $6, kids

Where:
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Rd
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
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Telephone: 610-388-2700
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View buildings and trains meticulously decorated for the holidays, with lights that twinkle along the quarter-mile track and around the surrounding landscape. 

Cost: $19

Where:
Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19118
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On one remarkable Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three ghosts who show him past, present—and possible future. You and your favorite kids are in for a treat with a special hour-long...

Cost: $14-$20

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Telephone: 215-574-3555
Contact Name: Kevin Vestal
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Meet Lila Liberty, a young hero on a quest to spread acceptance and kindness. To complete her mission she needs to collect all six of her Super Hero Gadgets, like Respectacles to see different...

Cost: $9, adults; $2, kids

Where:
National Liberty Museum
321 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Liberty Museum
Telephone: 215-925-2800
Contact Name: Tessa Coberly
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Escape into the imaginative world of garden follies, the venue’s first-ever exhibition of whimsical and classic garden structures. Thirteen structures await discovery and...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Rt 52)
Winterthur, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information & & Tours
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Follow the untold story of Irish soldier and artist Richard St. George, whose personal trauma and untimely death provide a window into the entangled histories of the American Revolution of 1776 and...

Cost: $21

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. Third Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-253-6731
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Activities include: 10:30a.m. Young Artist Storytime. Ages 2–6. 11:30a.m. Lunch Bunch. Café. All families. 12-3p.m. Sunday Studio. Ages 6+.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Pkwy.
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Sponsor: The Museum Council

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Pages to Pirouettes brings the story of Marie and the Nutcracer to life, accompanied by the enchanting music of Tchaikovsky. This library tradition closes with a ballet lesson for the whole...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Free Library of Philadelphia
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Sponsor: The Philadelphia City Institute Board of Managers
Telephone: 215-686-5372
Contact Name: Sundays on Stage

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

Cost: $4, adults; $3, kids

Where:
The Museum of American History
138 Andaloro Way
Deptford, NJ  08093-1627
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Sponsor: The Museum of American History, Deptford, NJ
Telephone: 856-812-1121
Contact Name: Barbara Norcross
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This holiday tour of Henry Francis du Pont’s celebrates 40 years with the best of displays from across the decades as chosen by visitors. You’ll view Christmas trees of all shapes and...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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Visit with Santa on Saturday and Sunday from 12-3pm. Choose the perfect Christmas tree and wreath. Start your holiday shopping. Warm up by the bonfire with hot chocolate. Roasting...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Rd
Princeton, NJ  08540
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Sponsor: Terhune Orchards
Telephone: 609-924-2310
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Breakfast is catered by Silver Diner, with songs, stories and a visit with Santa.

Cost: $20

Where:
Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ  08003
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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: $15, adults; $6, kids

Where:
Hagley Museum and Library
200 Hagley Creek Rd.
Wilmington, DE
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Discover the hectic holiday preparations of the 18th century on guided tours. The museum is transformed for the season to highlight the festive traditions of Twelfth Night. The merriment of this...

Cost: $2

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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Explore the grounds to find clues and get a prize.

Cost: $5

Where:
Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington Street
Cape May, NJ  08204
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Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC)
Telephone: 609-884-5404
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This exhibition features paj ntaub artworks and jewelry created by Hmong master artist and teacher, Pang Xiong Sirirathasuk Sikoun. Many of...

Cost: $12, adults; $7, students; FREE, ages 5 & younger

Where:
WheatonArts
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ  08332
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With a gift for each child, Santa will greet families at their seat and offer the opportunity to have a photo taken with him. At the station, Mrs. Claus will be available to help finalize letters...

Cost: $20, adults; $14, kids; $4, age 1 & younger

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA  17572
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Sponsor: Strasburg Rail Road
Telephone: 866-725-9666
Contact Name: Strasburg Rail Road
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Take a trip back in time to visit the Paws Homestead. There will be tours of the historical buildings and property, old-fashioned games, colonial crafts, and a campfire. You can also enjoy up-close...

Where:
Paws Discovery Farm
1105 Hainesport-Mount Laurel Road
Mount Laurel, NJ  08054
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Sponsor: Paws Discovery Farm
Telephone: 833-246-3276
Contact Name: Jordan Blau
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The outdoor area around the Walter Sondheim Fountain and along the Inner Harbor Promenade will bring the original Christmas Village charm with its authentic German-style wooden huts to Baltimore....

Cost: FREE

Where:
West Shore Park at the Inner Harbor
401 Light St.
Baltimore, MD
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Stop by the farm market for a free photo with Santa. Bring your own camera.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Milburn Orchards
1495 appleton rd
elkton, MD  21921
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Telephone: 410-398-1349
Contact Name: Milburn Orchards
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Based on Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tale, this production transports audiences on a journey through the four seasons. When Gerda’s best friend is captured by the...

Cost: $25 & up

Where:
Arden Theatre Company
40 N 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-922-1122
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The program offers a different theme and activity each week. November 3rd – "Floating ink" Seascapes Create waterways and seascapes using a marbling process to blend water and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
118-128 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA
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More than 100 Christmas trees magically float on Lake Meone and light up to the 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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Bring your furry friend for photos with Santa on Sunday, December 8, from 7pm to 9pm!

Cost: TBD on photo package

Where:
Montgomery Mall
230 Montgomery Mall
North Wales, PA  19454
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Sponsor: Montgomery Mall
Telephone: 215-790-7512
Contact Name: Kaitlyn Palocsko
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This is an exhibition of contemporary art featuring new works developed and created by artists invited to utilize the resources and facilities at the museum for experiment-based exploration. The...

Cost: $12 Adults, $11 Seniors, $7 Students, and Children 5 & under are free.

Where:
WheatonArts
1501 Glasstown Road
GPS 1000 Village Drive
Millville, NJ  08332
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Sponsor: WheatonArts
Telephone: 856-825-6800
Contact Name: Taral Thompson
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Set against the darkening winter sky, the vent series features the model trains in action, decorated for the holidays with thousands of twinkling lights as they zip around an outdoor quarter-mile...

Cost: $20, adults; $10, kids

Where:
Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Ave
Philadelphia, PA  19119
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Sponsor: Morris Arboretum
Telephone: 215-247-5777
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You’ll have 60 minutes to make your way through a four room ‘80s adventure with one goal: To "get back to the future. Do the right thing and beckon a real, live,...

Cost: $37.55

Where:
Escape The 1980s
The Bourse Building
111 S Independence Mall E
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: Escape The 1980s
Telephone: 215-402-7036
Contact Name: John Foster
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Fairytales collide in this new holiday panto — Robin Hood is dead, his merry men are in hiding, and Nottinghamshire is taken over by a greedy villainess. Can a new hero, or heroine,...

Cost: $38-$55

Where:
People's Light
39 Conestoga Road
Malvern, PA  19355
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Seasonal fun includes 45-plus themed rides and rollercoasters, meet-and-greets with Santa and his reindeer, live entertainment and Hershey Sweet Lights, a 2-mile drive-through experience featuring...

Cost: $23.95

Where:
Hersheypark
100 Hersheypark Dr.
Hershey, 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...

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

Where:
Blue Cross RiverRink
101 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA
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Performed by the Kelsey Players. Show dates and times: Friday, Dec. 6 at & 7pm​ Saturday, Dec. 7 at 1pm & 4pm​ Sunday, Dec. 8 at 1pm & 4pm

Cost: $12, adults; $10, kids

Where:
Kelsey Theatre
1200 Old Trenton Rd
West WIndsor, NJ
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Santa rides the train and greets everyone on board, and gives all children a chocolate treat. Be sure to bring your camera and have Santa pose for pictures with your child during this...

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

Where:
Wilmington & Western Railroad's Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
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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.
Philadelphia, PA
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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: $30, carload; $15, person on wagon ride

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Rd.
Yardley, PA
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Enjoy lush, imaginative holiday décor arranged throughout the venue. Each room features artfully decorated trees and vignettes crafted by Bucks County artists, decorators and community...

Cost: $16, adults; $8, students

Where:
Pearl S. Buck House & Historic Site
520 Dublin Rd.
Perkasie, PA
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Telephone: 215-249-0100
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"Elf The Musical," Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is a human,...

Cost: $20

Where:
Second Street Players' Riverfront Theatre
2 S Walnut St
Milton, PA
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This appetizing mix of confectionary creations serves up themes that range from traditional to 3D to kids only. All crafted by local folks, the display is surrounded by 1 million lights strung...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Peddler's Village
Routes 202 & 263
Lahaska, PA  18931
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This colorful, North Pole-reminiscent village is home places like Santa’s Post Office, the Old-Fashioned Bakery, gift shops, decorated glass buildings and displays.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Koziar's Christmas Village
782 Christmas Village Rd.
Bernville, PA
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Visit Scuba Santa in Ocean Realm as he holiday cheer and poses for underwater selfies. The World’s Tallest Underwater Christmas Tree is back and joined by eight whimsical miniature...

Cost: $29, adults; $21, kids

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ
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Two hundred cast members and a menagerie of animals bring to life more than a dozen outdoor walk-through vignettes during the Living Nativity, which aims to depict the full story of the birth of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fellowship Community Church
1520 Hainesport Rd.
Mt. Laurel, NJ
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Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous On exhibit October 26, 2019-January 19, 2020 65 million years ago, dinosaurs roamed the earth. Travel back in time to see their world as they knew it, and...

Cost: $9 ages 3-59, $8 seniors, $3 ages 1-2, free for under 12 months and DMNH members

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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Dive into the pages of some of your favorite childhood books at the Very Eric Carle exhibit, which encourages children to become immersed in the world of the children's book author and...

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


Telephone: 215-581-3181

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The park is transformed into a Christmas wonderland with millions of lights and decorations.  Make memories at the Merry Marketplace, located in Oscar’s Wacky Taxi courtyard. Enjoy...

Where:
Sesame Place
Sesame Place 100 Sesame Rd
Langhorne, PA  19047
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Sponsor: Sesame Place®
Telephone: 215-702-3566
Contact Name: Sesame Place
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Interactive art installation celebrates the vibrant colors and flavors of favorite sugary delights across over a dozen environments, from flying unicorn pigs to a marshmallow tsunami. More than one...

Cost: $20-$28

Where:
Fashion District Philadelphia
9th and Market
Philadelphia, PA
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Make visiting the Historic Strawberry Mansion, Fairmount Park’s largest historic house, part of your holiday tradition. The Porch Club of Riverton and the Garden Club of Philadelphia and...

Cost: $8 for Adults, $5 for Seniors (65+), Children 12 and under are FREE

Where:
Historic Strawberry Mansion
2450 Strawberry Mansion Drive
Philadelphia, PA  19132
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Sponsor: Historic Strawberry Mansion
Telephone: 215-228-8364
Contact Name: Historic Strawberry Mansion
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The ultimate indoor LEGO playground is transforming into a winter wonderland complete with themed workshops, magical LEGO creations and a LEGO Santa.   Festivities...

Where:
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia
Located inside Plymouth Meeting Mall
500 West Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting, NY  19462
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Bring the kids to make and decorate winter-themed ornaments. This is a drop-in activity.

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Clay Studio
139 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA
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The retail and entertainment space boasts a 45-foot-tall floating tree with giant stainless steel mirror ornaments and a light show timed to music by the Philly Pops. The five-minute show runes...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fashion District Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA


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The big draw here is the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show. In addition to the Parx Liberty Carousel and Philly Mini Golf, holiday entertainment includes #FranklinSquareFridays, Santa...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Franklin Square
6th and Race Streets
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: Historic Philadelphia Inc.
Contact Name: Cari Bender
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Take a stroll through Snowflake Central and be dazzled by Rainbow Runway. Catch a giant video show in the giraffe yard, and marvel at the custom decorations in the Wonder...

Cost: $14, adults; $9, kids

Where:
Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd
Norristown, PA
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Dozens of decorated lit trees and festive displays draw visitors back each year to stroll the glimmering walkways and grounds, linger in the festive atmosphere, and pay a visit to childhood figures...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rose Tree Park
1671 N Providence Rd.
Media, PA
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Santa Claus appears in his chimney, waves his magic wand, and lights the park with over 1 million lights for the holiday season. St. Nick's last day at the park is Dec. 23, however the...

Cost: $24.50, online; $28.50, at gate

Where:
Storybook Land
6415 E Black Horse Pike
Egg Harbor Twp., NJ  08234
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Join Santa on an adventure into Christmas past on the 1930 Philadelphia-built Brill Motorcar! Cocoa, cookies, a free souvenir and a visit with Santa are included on this roughly 40-minute...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
Colebrookdale Railroad
64 S Washington St
Boyertown, PA  19512
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Telephone: 610-367-0200
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Five quick-changing actors play dozens of roles in this fast, funny and highly theatrical reimagining of one of the most beloved holiday stories ever told. Terrorizing the good citizens of Bucks...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Bucks County Playhouse
70 S Main St
New Hope, PA
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This award-winning Broadway musical is based on the Oscar-winning movie. A reclusive ogre finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess. Throw in...

Cost: $27 & up

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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This attraction includes a ride on a sound-equipped hay wagon, through the farm, which has been transformed into a winter wonderland filled with huge light displays, decorated trees and buildings,...

Cost: $15, adults; $10, kids

Where:
Arasapha Farm
1835 Middletown Rd.
Glen Mills, PA
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The season-long event features themed rides, special entertainment, warm holiday drinks and the Royal Lights Show, complete with thousands of twinkling lights.

Cost: $15.99

Where:
Dutch Wonderland
2249 Lincoln Hwy. East
Lancaster, PA  17602
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The dairy farm celebrates the season with light displays, a musical dancing tree light show and music. Experience it all aboard the hayride, then stroll through Barnyard Walk and take pics with...

Cost: $15, adults; $10, kids

Where:
Creamy Acres Farm
448 Lincoln Mill Rd.
Mullica Hill, NJ
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Decorating is serious business here: In addition to canopies of lights suspended above walkways and decked-out roller coasters, the light show at the center of Holiday in the Park is large enough...

Cost: $57.99

Where:
Six Flags Great Advneture
1 Six Flags Blvd
Jackson Township, NJ  08527
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Connect the science of the senses with the mind and the literary experience. Visitors learn about their identity, perceptions, and brain development by following five anthropomorphic characters...

Where:
Rare Book Department
Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine St.
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-686-5416
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The exhibit features images by photographer Albert Horner which capture the quiet beauty and intimate landscapes of New Jersey’s Pinelands National Reserve. A number of artifacts and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 W. State St.
Trenton, NJ  08608
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The display is inspired by the contours of traditional holiday favorites like ribbons and colorful confectionery, and by the figures of nature from pine cones to snowflakes. Outdoors, stroll...

Cost: $25, adults; $13, kids

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Rd.
Kennet Square, PA
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Activities include wassailing hayrides, bonfires, cut-your-own or pre-cut Christmas trees, and visit the holiday shop & garden center for decorations, wreaths, gifts, crafts and food &...

Cost: Cost varies

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

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

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

Cost: $18, adults; $6, kids

Where:
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Rd
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
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Telephone: 610-388-2700
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View buildings and trains meticulously decorated for the holidays, with lights that twinkle along the quarter-mile track and around the surrounding landscape. 

Cost: $19

Where:
Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19118
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Follow the untold story of Irish soldier and artist Richard St. George, whose personal trauma and untimely death provide a window into the entangled histories of the American Revolution of 1776 and...

Cost: $21

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. Third Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-253-6731
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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.
Philadelphia, PA
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This holiday tour of Henry Francis du Pont’s celebrates 40 years with the best of displays from across the decades as chosen by visitors. You’ll view Christmas trees of all shapes and...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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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: $15, adults; $6, kids

Where:
Hagley Museum and Library
200 Hagley Creek Rd.
Wilmington, DE
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Explore the grounds to find clues and get a prize.

Cost: $5

Where:
Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington Street
Cape May, NJ  08204
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Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC)
Telephone: 609-884-5404
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The outdoor area around the Walter Sondheim Fountain and along the Inner Harbor Promenade will bring the original Christmas Village charm with its authentic German-style wooden huts to Baltimore....

Cost: FREE

Where:
West Shore Park at the Inner Harbor
401 Light St.
Baltimore, MD
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Fairytales collide in this new holiday panto — Robin Hood is dead, his merry men are in hiding, and Nottinghamshire is taken over by a greedy villainess. Can a new hero, or heroine,...

Cost: $38-$55

Where:
People's Light
39 Conestoga Road
Malvern, PA  19355
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Seasonal fun includes 45-plus themed rides and rollercoasters, meet-and-greets with Santa and his reindeer, live entertainment and Hershey Sweet Lights, a 2-mile drive-through experience featuring...

Cost: $23.95

Where:
Hersheypark
100 Hersheypark Dr.
Hershey, 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...

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

Where:
Blue Cross RiverRink
101 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, 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.
Philadelphia, PA
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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: $30, carload; $15, person on wagon ride

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Rd.
Yardley, PA
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Enjoy lush, imaginative holiday décor arranged throughout the venue. Each room features artfully decorated trees and vignettes crafted by Bucks County artists, decorators and community...

Cost: $16, adults; $8, students

Where:
Pearl S. Buck House & Historic Site
520 Dublin Rd.
Perkasie, PA
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Telephone: 215-249-0100
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This appetizing mix of confectionary creations serves up themes that range from traditional to 3D to kids only. All crafted by local folks, the display is surrounded by 1 million lights strung...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Peddler's Village
Routes 202 & 263
Lahaska, PA  18931
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This colorful, North Pole-reminiscent village is home places like Santa’s Post Office, the Old-Fashioned Bakery, gift shops, decorated glass buildings and displays.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Koziar's Christmas Village
782 Christmas Village Rd.
Bernville, PA
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Visit Scuba Santa in Ocean Realm as he holiday cheer and poses for underwater selfies. The World’s Tallest Underwater Christmas Tree is back and joined by eight whimsical miniature...

Cost: $29, adults; $21, kids

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ
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Join us for classroom tours that highlight our unique developmental approach to education that encourages deep thinking and exploration; allows for true engagement and development of creativity,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Kimberton Waldorf School
410 W Seven Stars Road
Phoenixville, PA  19460
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Sponsor: Kimberton Waldorf School
Telephone: 610-933-3635
Contact Name: Tammi Stein
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Provides an authentic Montessori program and curriculum for children 18 months through 6th grade. TMS encourages students to grow as self-motivated, intellectually engaged learners who will serve...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Montessori School, Dresher
1701 Jarrettown Road
Dresher, PA
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Dive into the pages of some of your favorite childhood books at the Very Eric Carle exhibit, which encourages children to become immersed in the world of the children's book author and...

Where:
Please Touch Museum
4231 Ave. of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA  19131
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Telephone: 215-581-3181

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Interactive art installation celebrates the vibrant colors and flavors of favorite sugary delights across over a dozen environments, from flying unicorn pigs to a marshmallow tsunami. More than one...

Cost: $20-$28

Where:
Fashion District Philadelphia
9th and Market
Philadelphia, PA
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Make visiting the Historic Strawberry Mansion, Fairmount Park’s largest historic house, part of your holiday tradition. The Porch Club of Riverton and the Garden Club of Philadelphia and...

Cost: $8 for Adults, $5 for Seniors (65+), Children 12 and under are FREE

Where:
Historic Strawberry Mansion
2450 Strawberry Mansion Drive
Philadelphia, PA  19132
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Sponsor: Historic Strawberry Mansion
Telephone: 215-228-8364
Contact Name: Historic Strawberry Mansion
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The ultimate indoor LEGO playground is transforming into a winter wonderland complete with themed workshops, magical LEGO creations and a LEGO Santa.   Festivities...

Where:
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia
Located inside Plymouth Meeting Mall
500 West Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting, NY  19462
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Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous On exhibit October 26, 2019-January 19, 2020 65 million years ago, dinosaurs roamed the earth. Travel back in time to see their world as they knew it, and...

Cost: $9 ages 3-59, $8 seniors, $3 ages 1-2, free for under 12 months and DMNH members

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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The park is transformed into a Christmas wonderland with millions of lights and decorations.  Make memories at the Merry Marketplace, located in Oscar’s Wacky Taxi courtyard. Enjoy...

Where:
Sesame Place
Sesame Place 100 Sesame Rd
Langhorne, PA  19047
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Sponsor: Sesame Place®
Telephone: 215-702-3566
Contact Name: Sesame Place
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This guided tour is designed especially for adults accompanied by babies.

Cost: $18, adults; $6, kids

Where:
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Road
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
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Telephone: 610-388-2700
Contact Name: Brandywine River Museum of Art
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Bring the kids to make and decorate winter-themed ornaments. This is a drop-in activity.

Cost: FREE

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


Website »

More information

The retail and entertainment space boasts a 45-foot-tall floating tree with giant stainless steel mirror ornaments and a light show timed to music by the Philly Pops. The five-minute show runes...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fashion District Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA


Website »

More information

The big draw here is the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show. In addition to the Parx Liberty Carousel and Philly Mini Golf, holiday entertainment includes #FranklinSquareFridays, Santa...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Franklin Square
6th and Race Streets
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Sponsor: Historic Philadelphia Inc.
Contact Name: Cari Bender
Website »

More information

Take a stroll through Snowflake Central and be dazzled by Rainbow Runway. Catch a giant video show in the giraffe yard, and marvel at the custom decorations in the Wonder...

Cost: $14, adults; $9, kids

Where:
Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd
Norristown, PA
View map »


Website »

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Dozens of decorated lit trees and festive displays draw visitors back each year to stroll the glimmering walkways and grounds, linger in the festive atmosphere, and pay a visit to childhood figures...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rose Tree Park
1671 N Providence Rd.
Media, PA
View map »


Website »

More information

Santa Claus appears in his chimney, waves his magic wand, and lights the park with over 1 million lights for the holiday season. St. Nick's last day at the park is Dec. 23, however the...

Cost: $24.50, online; $28.50, at gate

Where:
Storybook Land
6415 E Black Horse Pike
Egg Harbor Twp., NJ  08234
View map »


Website »

More information

Join Santa on an adventure into Christmas past on the 1930 Philadelphia-built Brill Motorcar! Cocoa, cookies, a free souvenir and a visit with Santa are included on this roughly 40-minute...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
Colebrookdale Railroad
64 S Washington St
Boyertown, PA  19512
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Telephone: 610-367-0200
Website »

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Katayoun M. Copeland, Delaware County District Attorney, will be speaking at The Baldwin School, 701 Montgomery Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA, on Tuesday, December 10 in The Simpson Center for the Performing...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Baldwin School
701 Montgomery Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA  19010
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Telephone: 610-525-2700
Contact Name: The Baldwin School
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Five quick-changing actors play dozens of roles in this fast, funny and highly theatrical reimagining of one of the most beloved holiday stories ever told. Terrorizing the good citizens of Bucks...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Bucks County Playhouse
70 S Main St
New Hope, PA
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Website »

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This award-winning Broadway musical is based on the Oscar-winning movie. A reclusive ogre finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess. Throw in...

Cost: $27 & up

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


Website »

More information

This attraction includes a ride on a sound-equipped hay wagon, through the farm, which has been transformed into a winter wonderland filled with huge light displays, decorated trees and buildings,...

Cost: $15, adults; $10, kids

Where:
Arasapha Farm
1835 Middletown Rd.
Glen Mills, PA
View map »


Website »

More information

The season-long event features themed rides, special entertainment, warm holiday drinks and the Royal Lights Show, complete with thousands of twinkling lights.

Cost: $15.99

Where:
Dutch Wonderland
2249 Lincoln Hwy. East
Lancaster, PA  17602
View map »


Website »

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The dairy farm celebrates the season with light displays, a musical dancing tree light show and music. Experience it all aboard the hayride, then stroll through Barnyard Walk and take pics with...

Cost: $15, adults; $10, kids

Where:
Creamy Acres Farm
448 Lincoln Mill Rd.
Mullica Hill, NJ
View map »


Website »

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Decorating is serious business here: In addition to canopies of lights suspended above walkways and decked-out roller coasters, the light show at the center of Holiday in the Park is large enough...

Cost: $57.99

Where:
Six Flags Great Advneture
1 Six Flags Blvd
Jackson Township, NJ  08527
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Website »

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Connect the science of the senses with the mind and the literary experience. Visitors learn about their identity, perceptions, and brain development by following five anthropomorphic characters...

Where:
Rare Book Department
Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine St.
Philadelphia, PA  19103
View map »


Telephone: 215-686-5416
Website »

More information

The exhibit features images by photographer Albert Horner which capture the quiet beauty and intimate landscapes of New Jersey’s Pinelands National Reserve. A number of artifacts and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 W. State St.
Trenton, NJ  08608
View map »


Website »

More information

The display is inspired by the contours of traditional holiday favorites like ribbons and colorful confectionery, and by the figures of nature from pine cones to snowflakes. Outdoors, stroll...

Cost: $25, adults; $13, kids

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Rd.
Kennet Square, PA
View map »


Website »

More information

Activities include wassailing hayrides, bonfires, cut-your-own or pre-cut Christmas trees, and visit the holiday shop & garden center for decorations, wreaths, gifts, crafts and food &...

Cost: Cost varies

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


Telephone: 610-876-7116
Contact Name: Linvilla Orchards
Website »

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

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

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


Telephone: 215-409-6600
Website »

More information

This holiday experience for all ages includes a gallery filled with an expansive model train display, an exhibition featuring illustrations from three seasonal children’s books, trees...

Cost: $18, adults; $6, kids

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


Telephone: 610-388-2700
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $19

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


Website »

More information

Escape into the imaginative world of garden follies, the venue’s first-ever exhibition of whimsical and classic garden structures. Thirteen structures await discovery and...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Rt 52)
Winterthur, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information & & Tours
Website »

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Follow the untold story of Irish soldier and artist Richard St. George, whose personal trauma and untimely death provide a window into the entangled histories of the American Revolution of 1776 and...

Cost: $21

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. Third Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Telephone: 215-253-6731
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.
Philadelphia, PA
View map »


Website »

More information

This holiday tour of Henry Francis du Pont’s celebrates 40 years with the best of displays from across the decades as chosen by visitors. You’ll view Christmas trees of all shapes and...

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


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

More information

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: $15, adults; $6, kids

Where:
Hagley Museum and Library
200 Hagley Creek Rd.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Website »

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Discover the hectic holiday preparations of the 18th century on guided tours. The museum is transformed for the season to highlight the festive traditions of Twelfth Night. The merriment of this...

Cost: $2

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
Website »

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Explore the grounds to find clues and get a prize.

Cost: $5

Where:
Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington Street
Cape May, NJ  08204
View map »


Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC)
Telephone: 609-884-5404
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On one remarkable Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three ghosts who show him past, present—and possible future. You and your favorite kids are in for a treat with a special...

Cost: $14-$20

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Telephone: 215-574-3555
Contact Name: Kevin Vestal
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This exhibition features paj ntaub artworks and jewelry created by Hmong master artist and teacher, Pang Xiong Sirirathasuk Sikoun. Many of...

Cost: $12, adults; $7, students; FREE, ages 5 & younger

Where:
WheatonArts
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ  08332
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The outdoor area around the Walter Sondheim Fountain and along the Inner Harbor Promenade will bring the original Christmas Village charm with its authentic German-style wooden huts to Baltimore....

Cost: FREE

Where:
West Shore Park at the Inner Harbor
401 Light St.
Baltimore, MD
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Read, sing, play and learn at this story time for babies and caregivers.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Woodlawn Library
2020 West 9th St
Wilmington, DE  19805
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Telephone: 302-571-3869
Contact Name: MARIA MASINGTON

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Program includes storytime.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Woodlawn Library
2020 West 9th St
Wilmington, DE  19805
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Sponsor: Woodlawn Library
Telephone: 302-571-3869
Contact Name: MARIA MASINGTON

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This is an exhibition of contemporary art featuring new works developed and created by artists invited to utilize the resources and facilities at the museum for experiment-based exploration. The...

Cost: $12 Adults, $11 Seniors, $7 Students, and Children 5 & under are free.

Where:
WheatonArts
1501 Glasstown Road
GPS 1000 Village Drive
Millville, NJ  08332
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Sponsor: WheatonArts
Telephone: 856-825-6800
Contact Name: Taral Thompson
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Each child will receive one picture (it will be printed out at the event) in a  custom frame. You may take your own pictures as well. The facility will be decorated with a Winter...

Cost: $12.95/child

Where:
Pump It Up of Marlton
8 E. Stow Road
Suite 160
Marlton, NJ  08053
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Sponsor: pump it up
Telephone: 856-797-9663
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Fairytales collide in this new holiday panto — Robin Hood is dead, his merry men are in hiding, and Nottinghamshire is taken over by a greedy villainess. Can a new hero, or heroine,...

Cost: $38-$55

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

More information

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

Cost: $23.95

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


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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...

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

Where:
Blue Cross RiverRink
101 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA
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The school's Montessori child directed program provides a low student/teacher ratio and individualized instruction. Its Enrichments include Chinese Instruction and Gardening. Preprimary...

Cost: FREE

Where:
CACC Montessori School, Hockessin
1313 Little Baltimore Rd.
Hockessin, DE  19707
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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.
Philadelphia, PA
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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: $30, carload; $15, person on wagon ride

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Rd.
Yardley, PA
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Enjoy lush, imaginative holiday décor arranged throughout the venue. Each room features artfully decorated trees and vignettes crafted by Bucks County artists, decorators and community...

Cost: $16, adults; $8, students

Where:
Pearl S. Buck House & Historic Site
520 Dublin Rd.
Perkasie, PA
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This appetizing mix of confectionary creations serves up themes that range from traditional to 3D to kids only. All crafted by local folks, the display is surrounded by 1 million lights strung...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Peddler's Village
Routes 202 & 263
Lahaska, PA  18931
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This colorful, North Pole-reminiscent village is home places like Santa’s Post Office, the Old-Fashioned Bakery, gift shops, decorated glass buildings and displays.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Koziar's Christmas Village
782 Christmas Village Rd.
Bernville, PA
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Visit Scuba Santa in Ocean Realm as he holiday cheer and poses for underwater selfies. The World’s Tallest Underwater Christmas Tree is back and joined by eight whimsical miniature...

Cost: $29, adults; $21, kids

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ
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Dive into the pages of some of your favorite childhood books at the Very Eric Carle exhibit, which encourages children to become immersed in the world of the children's book author and...

Where:
Please Touch Museum
4231 Ave. of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA  19131
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The park is transformed into a Christmas wonderland with millions of lights and decorations.  Make memories at the Merry Marketplace, located in Oscar’s Wacky Taxi courtyard. Enjoy...

Where:
Sesame Place
Sesame Place 100 Sesame Rd
Langhorne, PA  19047
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Sponsor: Sesame Place®
Telephone: 215-702-3566
Contact Name: Sesame Place
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Interactive art installation celebrates the vibrant colors and flavors of favorite sugary delights across over a dozen environments, from flying unicorn pigs to a marshmallow tsunami. More than one...

Cost: $20-$28

Where:
Fashion District Philadelphia
9th and Market
Philadelphia, PA
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The ultimate indoor LEGO playground is transforming into a winter wonderland complete with themed workshops, magical LEGO creations and a LEGO Santa.   Festivities...

Where:
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia
Located inside Plymouth Meeting Mall
500 West Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting, NY  19462
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Enjoy singing, dancing and instruments for children 5 and under.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Montgomery Mall
230 Montgomery Mall
North Wales, PA  19454
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Sponsor: Montgomery Mall
Telephone: 215-790-7512
Contact Name: Kaitlyn Palocsko
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Bring the kids to make and decorate winter-themed ornaments. This is a drop-in activity.

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Clay Studio
139 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA
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The retail and entertainment space boasts a 45-foot-tall floating tree with giant stainless steel mirror ornaments and a light show timed to music by the Philly Pops. The five-minute show runes...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fashion District Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA


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A Brandywine River Museum of Art tradition for more than four decades, the Children’s Christmas Party is one of the season’s highlights. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoy holiday...

Cost: Members: $12 adults, free for children. Non-members: $15 adults, $5 children (3-

Where:
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Road
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
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Telephone: 610-388-2700
Contact Name: Brandywine River Museum of Art
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Make visiting the Historic Strawberry Mansion, Fairmount Park’s largest historic house, part of your holiday tradition. The Porch Club of Riverton and the Garden Club of Philadelphia and...

Cost: $8 for Adults, $5 for Seniors (65+), Children 12 and under are FREE

Where:
Historic Strawberry Mansion
2450 Strawberry Mansion Drive
Philadelphia, PA  19132
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Sponsor: Historic Strawberry Mansion
Telephone: 215-228-8364
Contact Name: Historic Strawberry Mansion
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The big draw here is the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show. In addition to the Parx Liberty Carousel and Philly Mini Golf, holiday entertainment includes #FranklinSquareFridays, Santa...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Franklin Square
6th and Race Streets
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: Historic Philadelphia Inc.
Contact Name: Cari Bender
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Take a stroll through Snowflake Central and be dazzled by Rainbow Runway. Catch a giant video show in the giraffe yard, and marvel at the custom decorations in the Wonder...

Cost: $14, adults; $9, kids

Where:
Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd
Norristown, PA
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Dozens of decorated lit trees and festive displays draw visitors back each year to stroll the glimmering walkways and grounds, linger in the festive atmosphere, and pay a visit to childhood figures...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rose Tree Park
1671 N Providence Rd.
Media, PA
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Santa Claus appears in his chimney, waves his magic wand, and lights the park with over 1 million lights for the holiday season. St. Nick's last day at the park is Dec. 23, however the...

Cost: $24.50, online; $28.50, at gate

Where:
Storybook Land
6415 E Black Horse Pike
Egg Harbor Twp., NJ  08234
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Join Santa on an adventure into Christmas past on the 1930 Philadelphia-built Brill Motorcar! Cocoa, cookies, a free souvenir and a visit with Santa are included on this roughly 40-minute...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
Colebrookdale Railroad
64 S Washington St
Boyertown, PA  19512
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Telephone: 610-367-0200
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Five quick-changing actors play dozens of roles in this fast, funny and highly theatrical reimagining of one of the most beloved holiday stories ever told. Terrorizing the good citizens of Bucks...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Bucks County Playhouse
70 S Main St
New Hope, PA
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This award-winning Broadway musical is based on the Oscar-winning movie. A reclusive ogre finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess. Throw in...

Cost: $27 & up

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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This attraction includes a ride on a sound-equipped hay wagon, through the farm, which has been transformed into a winter wonderland filled with huge light displays, decorated trees and buildings,...

Cost: $15, adults; $10, kids

Where:
Arasapha Farm
1835 Middletown Rd.
Glen Mills, PA
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The season-long event features themed rides, special entertainment, warm holiday drinks and the Royal Lights Show, complete with thousands of twinkling lights.

Cost: $15.99

Where:
Dutch Wonderland
2249 Lincoln Hwy. East
Lancaster, PA  17602
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The dairy farm celebrates the season with light displays, a musical dancing tree light show and music. Experience it all aboard the hayride, then stroll through Barnyard Walk and take pics with...

Cost: $15, adults; $10, kids

Where:
Creamy Acres Farm
448 Lincoln Mill Rd.
Mullica Hill, NJ
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Decorating is serious business here: In addition to canopies of lights suspended above walkways and decked-out roller coasters, the light show at the center of Holiday in the Park is large enough...

Cost: $57.99

Where:
Six Flags Great Advneture
1 Six Flags Blvd
Jackson Township, NJ  08527
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Connect the science of the senses with the mind and the literary experience. Visitors learn about their identity, perceptions, and brain development by following five anthropomorphic characters...

Where:
Rare Book Department
Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine St.
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-686-5416
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The exhibit features images by photographer Albert Horner which capture the quiet beauty and intimate landscapes of New Jersey’s Pinelands National Reserve. A number of artifacts and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 W. State St.
Trenton, NJ  08608
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The display is inspired by the contours of traditional holiday favorites like ribbons and colorful confectionery, and by the figures of nature from pine cones to snowflakes. Outdoors, stroll...

Cost: $25, adults; $13, kids

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Rd.
Kennet Square, PA
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Activities include wassailing hayrides, bonfires, cut-your-own or pre-cut Christmas trees, and visit the holiday shop & garden center for decorations, wreaths, gifts, crafts and food &...

Cost: Cost varies

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

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

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

Cost: $18, adults; $6, kids

Where:
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Rd
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
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Telephone: 610-388-2700
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View buildings and trains meticulously decorated for the holidays, with lights that twinkle along the quarter-mile track and around the surrounding landscape. 

Cost: $19

Where:
Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19118
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Escape into the imaginative world of garden follies, the venue’s first-ever exhibition of whimsical and classic garden structures. Thirteen structures await discovery and...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Rt 52)
Winterthur, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information & & Tours
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Follow the untold story of Irish soldier and artist Richard St. George, whose personal trauma and untimely death provide a window into the entangled histories of the American Revolution of 1776 and...

Cost: $21

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. Third Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-253-6731
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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.
Philadelphia, PA
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This holiday tour of Henry Francis du Pont’s celebrates 40 years with the best of displays from across the decades as chosen by visitors. You’ll view Christmas trees of all shapes and...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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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: $15, adults; $6, kids

Where:
Hagley Museum and Library
200 Hagley Creek Rd.
Wilmington, DE
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Discover the hectic holiday preparations of the 18th century on guided tours. The museum is transformed for the season to highlight the festive traditions of Twelfth Night. The merriment of this...

Cost: $2

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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Explore the grounds to find clues and get a prize.

Cost: $5

Where:
Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington Street
Cape May, NJ  08204
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Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC)
Telephone: 609-884-5404
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Program offered @ 10am + 1pm Preschoolers will learn about historic holiday traditions and make a craft to take home.   Ages: 3 and up & accompanied by an adult.  Fee: $5 per child;...

Cost: $5/child

Where:
Peter Wentz Farmstead
2030 Shearer Road
Lansdale, PA  19446
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Sponsor: Peter Wentz Farmstead
Telephone: 610-584-5104
Contact Name: Mrs. B
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On one remarkable Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three ghosts who show him past, present—and possible future. You and your favorite kids are in for a treat with a special...

Cost: $14-$20

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Telephone: 215-574-3555
Contact Name: Kevin Vestal
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This exhibition features paj ntaub artworks and jewelry created by Hmong master artist and teacher, Pang Xiong Sirirathasuk Sikoun. Many of...

Cost: $12, adults; $7, students; FREE, ages 5 & younger

Where:
WheatonArts
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ  08332
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The outdoor area around the Walter Sondheim Fountain and along the Inner Harbor Promenade will bring the original Christmas Village charm with its authentic German-style wooden huts to Baltimore....

Cost: FREE

Where:
West Shore Park at the Inner Harbor
401 Light St.
Baltimore, MD
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Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous On exhibit October 26, 2019-January 19, 2020 65 million years ago, dinosaurs roamed the earth. Travel back in time to see their world as they knew it, and...

Cost: $9 ages 3-59, $8 seniors, $3 ages 1-2, free for under 12 months and DMNH members

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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This is an exhibition of contemporary art featuring new works developed and created by artists invited to utilize the resources and facilities at the museum for experiment-based exploration. The...

Cost: $12 Adults, $11 Seniors, $7 Students, and Children 5 & under are free.

Where:
WheatonArts
1501 Glasstown Road
GPS 1000 Village Drive
Millville, NJ  08332
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Sponsor: WheatonArts
Telephone: 856-825-6800
Contact Name: Taral Thompson
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Pathways Parenting Group A parenting group intended to build both community and advocacy skills in parents. *Every other Wednesday from 10am-noon This group is *free*. This group is without...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Bok Building
1901 S. 9th Street Space 519
Philadelphia, PA  19148
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Sponsor: Pathways Magazine
Telephone: 610-565-2360
Contact Name: Jackie

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Stroll along the festive Germantown Avenue and enjoy extended store hours, along with holiday sales and promotions throughout the Chestnut Hill shopping district. Celebrate the season with live...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chestnut Hill Business District
Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19118
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Sponsor: Chestnut Hill Business District
Telephone: 215-247-6696
Contact Name: Kate O'Neill
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Fairytales collide in this new holiday panto — Robin Hood is dead, his merry men are in hiding, and Nottinghamshire is taken over by a greedy villainess. Can a new hero, or heroine,...

Cost: $38-$55

Where:
People's Light
39 Conestoga Road
Malvern, PA  19355
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Seasonal fun includes 45-plus themed rides and rollercoasters, meet-and-greets with Santa and his reindeer, live entertainment and Hershey Sweet Lights, a 2-mile drive-through experience featuring...

Cost: $23.95

Where:
Hersheypark
100 Hersheypark Dr.
Hershey, 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...

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

Where:
Blue Cross RiverRink
101 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, 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.
Philadelphia, PA
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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: $30, carload; $15, person on wagon ride

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Rd.
Yardley, PA
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Enjoy lush, imaginative holiday décor arranged throughout the venue. Each room features artfully decorated trees and vignettes crafted by Bucks County artists, decorators and community...

Cost: $16, adults; $8, students

Where:
Pearl S. Buck House & Historic Site
520 Dublin Rd.
Perkasie, PA
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Telephone: 215-249-0100
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The production is performed by Gerald Charles Dickens, the great-great-grandson of literary master Charles Dickens. During his energetic one-man show, Gerald—an actor and producer hailing...

Cost: $24, adults; $18, kids

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE
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This appetizing mix of confectionary creations serves up themes that range from traditional to 3D to kids only. All crafted by local folks, the display is surrounded by 1 million lights strung...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Peddler's Village
Routes 202 & 263
Lahaska, PA  18931
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This colorful, North Pole-reminiscent village is home places like Santa’s Post Office, the Old-Fashioned Bakery, gift shops, decorated glass buildings and displays.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Koziar's Christmas Village
782 Christmas Village Rd.
Bernville, PA
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Visit Scuba Santa in Ocean Realm as he holiday cheer and poses for underwater selfies. The World’s Tallest Underwater Christmas Tree is back and joined by eight whimsical miniature...

Cost: $29, adults; $21, kids

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ
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Children ages 3-6 are invited to join us for an active program where they will learn more about how our local animals find food and shelter in the winter.  An adult (no fee) is required to attend...

Cost: $10

Where:
Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy
1 Skippack Pike
Schwenksville, PA  19473
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Telephone: 610-287-9383

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Grab your girls and head to the Village for some shopping from 6-8pm. Each store will be running its own promotion, from discounts to food tastings! Enjoy the fun! Historic Smithville offers 60...

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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This event is for PreK-4th grade.  Rigorous curriculum designed for motivated & academically talented students. Campus features garden classroom with sustainable architecture....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Princeton Day School
650 The Great Rd.
Princeton, NJ  08542
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Join us as Chandra Pitts of One Village Alliance leads the discussion about this month's pick, Some Places More Than Others by Renée Watson. Free.  Well-Read Black Girl Mission Statement:...

Cost: Free

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Recreate the magic of Christmas Eve aboard an authentic steam train. Passengers can wear their PJs and enjoy cookies and milk as they travel down the tracks. During the trip, a reader dressed in a...

Cost: Adults $20.00; Children (ages 2-11) $14.00; Infants (ages 1 and under) $4

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA  17572
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Sponsor: Strasburg Rail Road
Telephone: 866-725-9666
Contact Name: Strasburg Rail Road
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Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous On exhibit October 26, 2019-January 19, 2020 65 million years ago, dinosaurs roamed the earth. Travel back in time to see their world as they knew it, and...

Cost: $9 ages 3-59, $8 seniors, $3 ages 1-2, free for under 12 months and DMNH members

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

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Dive into the pages of some of your favorite childhood books at the Very Eric Carle exhibit, which encourages children to become immersed in the world of the children's book author and...

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


Telephone: 215-581-3181

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The park is transformed into a Christmas wonderland with millions of lights and decorations.  Make memories at the Merry Marketplace, located in Oscar’s Wacky Taxi courtyard. Enjoy...

Where:
Sesame Place
Sesame Place 100 Sesame Rd
Langhorne, PA  19047
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Sponsor: Sesame Place®
Telephone: 215-702-3566
Contact Name: Sesame Place
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Interactive art installation celebrates the vibrant colors and flavors of favorite sugary delights across over a dozen environments, from flying unicorn pigs to a marshmallow tsunami. More than one...

Cost: $20-$28

Where:
Fashion District Philadelphia
9th and Market
Philadelphia, PA
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Make visiting the Historic Strawberry Mansion, Fairmount Park’s largest historic house, part of your holiday tradition. The Porch Club of Riverton and the Garden Club of Philadelphia and...

Cost: $8 for Adults, $5 for Seniors (65+), Children 12 and under are FREE

Where:
Historic Strawberry Mansion
2450 Strawberry Mansion Drive
Philadelphia, PA  19132
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Sponsor: Historic Strawberry Mansion
Telephone: 215-228-8364
Contact Name: Historic Strawberry Mansion
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The ultimate indoor LEGO playground is transforming into a winter wonderland complete with themed workshops, magical LEGO creations and a LEGO Santa.   Festivities...

Where:
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia
Located inside Plymouth Meeting Mall
500 West Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting, NY  19462
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Includes 1/2 hour craft, 1/2 hour music & movement, and snack. 

Cost: $12

Where:
Doylestown
64 S. Main Street
Doylestown, PA  18901
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Sponsor: Fabby-Do
Telephone: 215-939-0233
Contact Name: Robin Brackbill
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Held in Sears Court, located on the Lower Level in front of Sears.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Montgomery Mall
230 Montgomery Mall
North Wales, PA  19454
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Sponsor: North Wales Library
Telephone: 215-790-7512
Contact Name: Kaitlyn Palocsko
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Bring the kids to make and decorate winter-themed ornaments. This is a drop-in activity.

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Clay Studio
139 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA
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The retail and entertainment space boasts a 45-foot-tall floating tree with giant stainless steel mirror ornaments and a light show timed to music by the Philly Pops. The five-minute show runes...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fashion District Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA


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The big draw here is the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show. In addition to the Parx Liberty Carousel and Philly Mini Golf, holiday entertainment includes #FranklinSquareFridays, Santa...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Franklin Square
6th and Race Streets
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: Historic Philadelphia Inc.
Contact Name: Cari Bender
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Join a park ranger on an early evening walk that will be illuminated by the light of a full moon. Learn why the December full moon is sometimes called the 'cold moon' or the 'long...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Norristown Farm Park
Barley Sheaf Dr. & Germantown Pike
E. Norriton, PA  19403
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Sponsor: Montgomery County Parks, Trails, & Historic Sites
Telephone: 610-270-0215
Contact Name: Ruth King
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Take a stroll through Snowflake Central and be dazzled by Rainbow Runway. Catch a giant video show in the giraffe yard, and marvel at the custom decorations in the Wonder...

Cost: $14, adults; $9, kids

Where:
Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd
Norristown, PA
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Dozens of decorated lit trees and festive displays draw visitors back each year to stroll the glimmering walkways and grounds, linger in the festive atmosphere, and pay a visit to childhood figures...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rose Tree Park
1671 N Providence Rd.
Media, PA
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Santa Claus appears in his chimney, waves his magic wand, and lights the park with over 1 million lights for the holiday season. St. Nick's last day at the park is Dec. 23, however the...

Cost: $24.50, online; $28.50, at gate

Where:
Storybook Land
6415 E Black Horse Pike
Egg Harbor Twp., NJ  08234
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For each $15 donation, a light will be added to the holiday display. See the building illuminated for the season and enjoy refreshments and entertainment.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Ronald McDonald House of Delaware
1901 Rockland Rd
Wilmington, DE
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Join Santa on an adventure into Christmas past on the 1930 Philadelphia-built Brill Motorcar! Cocoa, cookies, a free souvenir and a visit with Santa are included on this roughly 40-minute...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
Colebrookdale Railroad
64 S Washington St
Boyertown, PA  19512
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Knowing how to talk to young children about substances and substance use can be challenging. Join JFCS, a Certified Family Recovery Specialist from Be A Part of the Conversation, and Max Hirsh, a...

Cost: $20

Where:
The Barbara and Harvey Brodsky Enrichment Center
345 Montgomery Ave.
Bala Cynwyd, PA  19004
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Sponsor: JFCS
Telephone: 267-256-2018
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Five quick-changing actors play dozens of roles in this fast, funny and highly theatrical reimagining of one of the most beloved holiday stories ever told. Terrorizing the good citizens of Bucks...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Bucks County Playhouse
70 S Main St
New Hope, PA
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This award-winning Broadway musical is based on the Oscar-winning movie. A reclusive ogre finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess. Throw in...

Cost: $27 & up

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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This attraction includes a ride on a sound-equipped hay wagon, through the farm, which has been transformed into a winter wonderland filled with huge light displays, decorated trees and buildings,...

Cost: $15, adults; $10, kids

Where:
Arasapha Farm
1835 Middletown Rd.
Glen Mills, PA
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The season-long event features themed rides, special entertainment, warm holiday drinks and the Royal Lights Show, complete with thousands of twinkling lights.

Cost: $15.99

Where:
Dutch Wonderland
2249 Lincoln Hwy. East
Lancaster, PA  17602
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The dairy farm celebrates the season with light displays, a musical dancing tree light show and music. Experience it all aboard the hayride, then stroll through Barnyard Walk and take pics with...

Cost: $15, adults; $10, kids

Where:
Creamy Acres Farm
448 Lincoln Mill Rd.
Mullica Hill, NJ
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Decorating is serious business here: In addition to canopies of lights suspended above walkways and decked-out roller coasters, the light show at the center of Holiday in the Park is large enough...

Cost: $57.99

Where:
Six Flags Great Advneture
1 Six Flags Blvd
Jackson Township, NJ  08527
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Connect the science of the senses with the mind and the literary experience. Visitors learn about their identity, perceptions, and brain development by following five anthropomorphic characters...

Where:
Rare Book Department
Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine St.
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-686-5416
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The exhibit features images by photographer Albert Horner which capture the quiet beauty and intimate landscapes of New Jersey’s Pinelands National Reserve. A number of artifacts and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 W. State St.
Trenton, NJ  08608
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The display is inspired by the contours of traditional holiday favorites like ribbons and colorful confectionery, and by the figures of nature from pine cones to snowflakes. Outdoors, stroll...

Cost: $25, adults; $13, kids

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Rd.
Kennet Square, PA
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Activities include wassailing hayrides, bonfires, cut-your-own or pre-cut Christmas trees, and visit the holiday shop & garden center for decorations, wreaths, gifts, crafts and food &...

Cost: Cost varies

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

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

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

Cost: $18, adults; $6, kids

Where:
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Rd
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
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Telephone: 610-388-2700
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View buildings and trains meticulously decorated for the holidays, with lights that twinkle along the quarter-mile track and around the surrounding landscape. 

Cost: $19

Where:
Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19118
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Escape into the imaginative world of garden follies, the venue’s first-ever exhibition of whimsical and classic garden structures. Thirteen structures await discovery and...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Rt 52)
Winterthur, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information & & Tours
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Follow the untold story of Irish soldier and artist Richard St. George, whose personal trauma and untimely death provide a window into the entangled histories of the American Revolution of 1776 and...

Cost: $21

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. Third Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-253-6731
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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.
Philadelphia, PA
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The show features O- and O-27-gauge toy trains from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Lionel, Marx and American Flyer engines, with adjoining cars, will race on two diverse platforms....

Cost: $4, adults; $3, kids

Where:
The Museum of American History
138 Andaloro Way
Deptford, NJ  08093-1627
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Sponsor: The Museum of American History, Deptford, NJ
Telephone: 856-812-1121
Contact Name: Barbara Norcross
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This holiday tour of Henry Francis du Pont’s celebrates 40 years with the best of displays from across the decades as chosen by visitors. You’ll view Christmas trees of all shapes and...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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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: $15, adults; $6, kids

Where:
Hagley Museum and Library
200 Hagley Creek Rd.
Wilmington, DE
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Discover the hectic holiday preparations of the 18th century on guided tours. The museum is transformed for the season to highlight the festive traditions of Twelfth Night. The merriment of this...

Cost: $2

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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Explore the grounds to find clues and get a prize.

Cost: $5

Where:
Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington Street
Cape May, NJ  08204
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Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC)
Telephone: 609-884-5404
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On one remarkable Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three ghosts who show him past, present—and possible future. You and your favorite kids are in for a treat with a special...

Cost: $14-$20

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Telephone: 215-574-3555
Contact Name: Kevin Vestal
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This exhibition features paj ntaub artworks and jewelry created by Hmong master artist and teacher, Pang Xiong Sirirathasuk Sikoun. Many of...

Cost: $12, adults; $7, students; FREE, ages 5 & younger

Where:
WheatonArts
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ  08332
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The outdoor area around the Walter Sondheim Fountain and along the Inner Harbor Promenade will bring the original Christmas Village charm with its authentic German-style wooden huts to Baltimore....

Cost: FREE

Where:
West Shore Park at the Inner Harbor
401 Light St.
Baltimore, MD
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This is an exhibition of contemporary art featuring new works developed and created by artists invited to utilize the resources and facilities at the museum for experiment-based exploration. The...

Cost: $12 Adults, $11 Seniors, $7 Students, and Children 5 & under are free.

Where:
WheatonArts
1501 Glasstown Road
GPS 1000 Village Drive
Millville, NJ  08332
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Sponsor: WheatonArts
Telephone: 856-825-6800
Contact Name: Taral Thompson
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More than 100 Christmas trees magically float on Lake Meone and light up to the 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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This weekly tour takes visitors on an adventure into the heart of Colonial Philadelphia’s pub culture with stops at modern-day watering holes and a Colonial tavern. 

Cost: $50

Where:
Betsy Ross House
239 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA
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Each child will receive one picture (it will be printed out at the event) in a  custom frame. You may take your own pictures as well. The facility will be decorated with a Winter...

Cost: $12.95/child

Where:
Pump It Up of Marlton
8 E. Stow Road
Suite 160
Marlton, NJ  08053
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Sponsor: pump it up
Telephone: 856-797-9663
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Fairytales collide in this new holiday panto — Robin Hood is dead, his merry men are in hiding, and Nottinghamshire is taken over by a greedy villainess. Can a new hero, or heroine,...

Cost: $38-$55

Where:
People's Light
39 Conestoga Road
Malvern, PA  19355
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Seasonal fun includes 45-plus themed rides and rollercoasters, meet-and-greets with Santa and his reindeer, live entertainment and Hershey Sweet Lights, a 2-mile drive-through experience featuring...

Cost: $23.95

Where:
Hersheypark
100 Hersheypark Dr.
Hershey, 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...

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

Where:
Blue Cross RiverRink
101 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, 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.
Philadelphia, PA
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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: $30, carload; $15, person on wagon ride

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Rd.
Yardley, PA
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Enjoy lush, imaginative holiday décor arranged throughout the venue. Each room features artfully decorated trees and vignettes crafted by Bucks County artists, decorators and community...

Cost: $16, adults; $8, students

Where:
Pearl S. Buck House & Historic Site
520 Dublin Rd.
Perkasie, PA
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Telephone: 215-249-0100
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The production is performed by Gerald Charles Dickens, the great-great-grandson of literary master Charles Dickens. During his energetic one-man show, Gerald—an actor and producer hailing...

Cost: $24, adults; $18, kids

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE
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This appetizing mix of confectionary creations serves up themes that range from traditional to 3D to kids only. All crafted by local folks, the display is surrounded by 1 million lights strung...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Peddler's Village
Routes 202 & 263
Lahaska, PA  18931
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This colorful, North Pole-reminiscent village is home places like Santa’s Post Office, the Old-Fashioned Bakery, gift shops, decorated glass buildings and displays.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Koziar's Christmas Village
782 Christmas Village Rd.
Bernville, PA
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Visit Scuba Santa in Ocean Realm as he holiday cheer and poses for underwater selfies. The World’s Tallest Underwater Christmas Tree is back and joined by eight whimsical miniature...

Cost: $29, adults; $21, kids

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ
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Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous On exhibit October 26, 2019-January 19, 2020 65 million years ago, dinosaurs roamed the earth. Travel back in time to see their world as they knew it, and...

Cost: $9 ages 3-59, $8 seniors, $3 ages 1-2, free for under 12 months and DMNH members

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Dive into the pages of some of your favorite childhood books at the Very Eric Carle exhibit, which encourages children to become immersed in the world of the children's book author and...

Where:
Please Touch Museum
4231 Ave. of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA  19131
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Telephone: 215-581-3181

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The park is transformed into a Christmas wonderland with millions of lights and decorations.  Make memories at the Merry Marketplace, located in Oscar’s Wacky Taxi courtyard. Enjoy...

Where:
Sesame Place
Sesame Place 100 Sesame Rd
Langhorne, PA  19047
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Sponsor: Sesame Place®
Telephone: 215-702-3566
Contact Name: Sesame Place
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Interactive art installation celebrates the vibrant colors and flavors of favorite sugary delights across over a dozen environments, from flying unicorn pigs to a marshmallow tsunami. More than one...

Cost: $20-$28

Where:
Fashion District Philadelphia
9th and Market
Philadelphia, PA
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Make visiting the Historic Strawberry Mansion, Fairmount Park’s largest historic house, part of your holiday tradition. The Porch Club of Riverton and the Garden Club of Philadelphia and...

Cost: $8 for Adults, $5 for Seniors (65+), Children 12 and under are FREE

Where:
Historic Strawberry Mansion
2450 Strawberry Mansion Drive
Philadelphia, PA  19132
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Sponsor: Historic Strawberry Mansion
Telephone: 215-228-8364
Contact Name: Historic Strawberry Mansion
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Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s timeless score accompanies the story of Clara and her Uncle Drosselmeyer as they battle the Mouse King, travel to a magical land of dancing Snowflakes and finally to the...

Cost: $20-$45

Where:
West Chester University
Emilie K Asplundh Concert Hall
700 S. High Street
West Chester, PA  19383
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Sponsor: Brandywine Ballet
Telephone: 610-696-2711
Contact Name: Michelle Marquette
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The ultimate indoor LEGO playground is transforming into a winter wonderland complete with themed workshops, magical LEGO creations and a LEGO Santa.   Festivities...

Where:
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia
Located inside Plymouth Meeting Mall
500 West Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting, NY  19462
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Board a meticulously restored century-old rail cars for a two-hour expedition into one of the most scenic and historic regions in the northeast. Once the province of pioneers and patriots, the...

Cost: Adult (13-64) Deluxe Coach $36.00 Dining Car $70.00 1st Class Parlor $55.00 Loco

Where:
Colebrookdale Railroad
64 S Washington St
Boyertown, PA  19512
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Bring the kids to make and decorate winter-themed ornaments. This is a drop-in activity.

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Clay Studio
139 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA
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The retail and entertainment space boasts a 45-foot-tall floating tree with giant stainless steel mirror ornaments and a light show timed to music by the Philly Pops. The five-minute show runes...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fashion District Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA


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The big draw here is the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show. In addition to the Parx Liberty Carousel and Philly Mini Golf, holiday entertainment includes #FranklinSquareFridays, Santa...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Franklin Square
6th and Race Streets
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: Historic Philadelphia Inc.
Contact Name: Cari Bender
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There will be music, gift and specialty food vendors, live performances, refreshments, and Santa’s Workshop with activities and more.  Don’t forget to bring your camera to take a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Glasgow Park, Bank Barn and Frazer House
2275 Pulaski Highway
Bank Barn & Frazer House (Hermitage)
Newark, DE  19702
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Sponsor: New Castle County
Telephone: (302) 395-5600
Contact Name: Suzanne Casey
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Take a stroll through Snowflake Central and be dazzled by Rainbow Runway. Catch a giant video show in the giraffe yard, and marvel at the custom decorations in the Wonder...

Cost: $14, adults; $9, kids

Where:
Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd
Norristown, PA
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There will be music, gift & specialty food vendors, performances, refreshments and Santa’s Workshop with activities. Bring your camera to take a picture with St. Nick.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Glasgow Park
2275 Pulaski Hwy.
Newark, DE
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Santa Claus appears in his chimney, waves his magic wand, and lights the park with over 1 million lights for the holiday season. St. Nick's last day at the park is Dec. 23, however the...

Cost: $24.50, online; $28.50, at gate

Where:
Storybook Land
6415 E Black Horse Pike
Egg Harbor Twp., NJ  08234
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Recreate the magic of Christmas Eve aboard an authentic steam train. Passengers can wear their PJs and enjoy cookies and milk as they travel down the tracks. During the trip, a reader dressed in a...

Cost: Adults $20.00; Children (ages 2-11) $14.00; Infants (ages 1 and under) $4

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA  17572
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Sponsor: Strasburg Rail Road
Telephone: 866-725-9666
Contact Name: Strasburg Rail Road
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Dozens of decorated lit trees and festive displays draw visitors back each year to stroll the glimmering walkways and grounds, linger in the festive atmosphere, and pay a visit to childhood figures...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rose Tree Park
1671 N Providence Rd.
Media, PA
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The aquarium is adorned with lights and decorations, and families can make arts & crafts, play games and post for pics with Santa. Runs Dec. 13 & 14, 20-22 and 27 & 28.  

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

Where:
Jenkinson's Aquarium
300 Ocean Ave.
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
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Featuring Grammy nominee DaTruth and sensational worship minister, Chandler Moore also featuring local artists such as: Cameron Rudd, Kyle Alexander, Emory, Janay, Rylan, Alesha, GRS and Rebecca...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Victory Christian Fellowship
100 Wilton Boulevard
New Castle, DE  19720
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Sponsor: Victory Christian Fellowship
Telephone: 302-324-5400
Contact Name: Receptionist
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Haddonfield’s Candlelight Shopping will take place from 6-9 p.m. every Friday evening starting Friday, November 29 through Friday, December 20.  Merchants along Kings Highway and our charming...

Cost: Free

Where:
Downtown Haddonfield
Kings Highway
Haddonfield, NJ  08033
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A performance of the Christmas narrative and a holiday repertoire with gospel hymns like, "Breath of Heaven" and "Hymn to the Virgin", to holiday favorites such as "Feliz...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
St. Katharine of Siena
104 S Aberdeen Ave.
Wayne, PA  19087
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Telephone: 215-222-3500
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Five quick-changing actors play dozens of roles in this fast, funny and highly theatrical reimagining of one of the most beloved holiday stories ever told. Terrorizing the good citizens of Bucks...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Bucks County Playhouse
70 S Main St
New Hope, PA
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This award-winning Broadway musical is based on the Oscar-winning movie. A reclusive ogre finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess. Throw in...

Cost: $27 & up

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


Website »

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This attraction includes a ride on a sound-equipped hay wagon, through the farm, which has been transformed into a winter wonderland filled with huge light displays, decorated trees and buildings,...

Cost: $15, adults; $10, kids

Where:
Arasapha Farm
1835 Middletown Rd.
Glen Mills, PA
View map »


Website »

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The season-long event features themed rides, special entertainment, warm holiday drinks and the Royal Lights Show, complete with thousands of twinkling lights.

Cost: $15.99

Where:
Dutch Wonderland
2249 Lincoln Hwy. East
Lancaster, PA  17602
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The dairy farm celebrates the season with light displays, a musical dancing tree light show and music. Experience it all aboard the hayride, then stroll through Barnyard Walk and take pics with...

Cost: $15, adults; $10, kids

Where:
Creamy Acres Farm
448 Lincoln Mill Rd.
Mullica Hill, NJ
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Decorating is serious business here: In addition to canopies of lights suspended above walkways and decked-out roller coasters, the light show at the center of Holiday in the Park is large enough...

Cost: $57.99

Where:
Six Flags Great Advneture
1 Six Flags Blvd
Jackson Township, NJ  08527
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Connect the science of the senses with the mind and the literary experience. Visitors learn about their identity, perceptions, and brain development by following five anthropomorphic characters...

Where:
Rare Book Department
Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine St.
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-686-5416
Website »

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The exhibit features images by photographer Albert Horner which capture the quiet beauty and intimate landscapes of New Jersey’s Pinelands National Reserve. A number of artifacts and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 W. State St.
Trenton, NJ  08608
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The display is inspired by the contours of traditional holiday favorites like ribbons and colorful confectionery, and by the figures of nature from pine cones to snowflakes. Outdoors, stroll...

Cost: $25, adults; $13, kids

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Rd.
Kennet Square, PA
View map »


Website »

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Activities include wassailing hayrides, bonfires, cut-your-own or pre-cut Christmas trees, and visit the holiday shop & garden center for decorations, wreaths, gifts, crafts and food &...

Cost: Cost varies

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


Telephone: 610-876-7116
Contact Name: Linvilla Orchards
Website »

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

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

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-409-6600
Website »

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This holiday experience for all ages includes a gallery filled with an expansive model train display, an exhibition featuring illustrations from three seasonal children’s books, trees...

Cost: $18, adults; $6, kids

Where:
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Rd
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
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Telephone: 610-388-2700
Website »

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

Cost: $19

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


Website »

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Escape into the imaginative world of garden follies, the venue’s first-ever exhibition of whimsical and classic garden structures. Thirteen structures await discovery and...

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


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

More information

Follow the untold story of Irish soldier and artist Richard St. George, whose personal trauma and untimely death provide a window into the entangled histories of the American Revolution of 1776 and...

Cost: $21

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. Third Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
View map »


Telephone: 215-253-6731
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.
Philadelphia, PA
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This exclusive ride aboard the historic LO&S Motorcar affords children and their grown-ups the opportunity to visit with Old St. Nick in a magical “sleigh” of a very different sort. During the...

Cost: $30.00 for all ages

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA  17572
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Sponsor: Strasburg Rail Road
Telephone: 866-725-9666
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The show features O- and O-27-gauge toy trains from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Lionel, Marx and American Flyer engines, with adjoining cars, will race on two diverse platforms....

Cost: $4, adults; $3, kids

Where:
The Museum of American History
138 Andaloro Way
Deptford, NJ  08093-1627
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Sponsor: The Museum of American History, Deptford, NJ
Telephone: 856-812-1121
Contact Name: Barbara Norcross
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This holiday tour of Henry Francis du Pont’s celebrates 40 years with the best of displays from across the decades as chosen by visitors. You’ll view Christmas trees of all shapes and...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
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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: $15, adults; $6, kids

Where:
Hagley Museum and Library
200 Hagley Creek Rd.
Wilmington, DE
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Discover the hectic holiday preparations of the 18th century on guided tours. The museum is transformed for the season to highlight the festive traditions of Twelfth Night. The merriment of this...

Cost: $2

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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Explore the grounds to find clues and get a prize.

Cost: $5

Where:
Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington Street
Cape May, NJ  08204
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Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC)
Telephone: 609-884-5404
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Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to the Museum through a story, interactive tour, and art making. Ages 2+.  Family Friendly.

Cost: Free to Members; $5 per child and one adult free for Non-Members..

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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On one remarkable Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three ghosts who show him past, present—and possible future. You and your favorite kids are in for a treat with a special...

Cost: $14-$20

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Telephone: 215-574-3555
Contact Name: Kevin Vestal
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This exhibition features paj ntaub artworks and jewelry created by Hmong master artist and teacher, Pang Xiong Sirirathasuk Sikoun. Many of...

Cost: $12, adults; $7, students; FREE, ages 5 & younger

Where:
WheatonArts
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ  08332
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The outdoor area around the Walter Sondheim Fountain and along the Inner Harbor Promenade will bring the original Christmas Village charm with its authentic German-style wooden huts to Baltimore....

Cost: FREE

Where:
West Shore Park at the Inner Harbor
401 Light St.
Baltimore, MD
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Based on Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tale, this production transports audiences on a journey through the four seasons. When Gerda’s best friend is captured by the...

Cost: $25 & up

Where:
Arden Theatre Company
40 N 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-922-1122
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This is an exhibition of contemporary art featuring new works developed and created by artists invited to utilize the resources and facilities at the museum for experiment-based exploration. The...

Cost: $12 Adults, $11 Seniors, $7 Students, and Children 5 & under are free.

Where:
WheatonArts
1501 Glasstown Road
GPS 1000 Village Drive
Millville, NJ  08332
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Sponsor: WheatonArts
Telephone: 856-825-6800
Contact Name: Taral Thompson
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More than 100 Christmas trees magically float on Lake Meone and light up to the 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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You’ll have 60 minutes to make your way through a four room ‘80s adventure with one goal: To "get back to the future. Do the right thing and beckon a real, live,...

Cost: $37.55

Where:
Escape The 1980s
The Bourse Building
111 S Independence Mall E
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: Escape The 1980s
Telephone: 215-402-7036
Contact Name: John Foster
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Fairytales collide in this new holiday panto — Robin Hood is dead, his merry men are in hiding, and Nottinghamshire is taken over by a greedy villainess. Can a new hero, or heroine,...

Cost: $38-$55

Where:
People's Light
39 Conestoga Road
Malvern, PA  19355
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Seasonal fun includes 45-plus themed rides and rollercoasters, meet-and-greets with Santa and his reindeer, live entertainment and Hershey Sweet Lights, a 2-mile drive-through experience featuring...

Cost: $23.95

Where:
Hersheypark
100 Hersheypark Dr.
Hershey, 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...

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

Where:
Blue Cross RiverRink
101 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA
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Presented by Dance Connection. Show dates and times: Friday, Dec. 13 at 7pm           Saturday, Dec. 14 at 1pm & 4pm Sunday, Dec....

Cost: $12, adults; $10, kids

Where:
Kelsey Theatre
1200 Old Trenton Rd.
West Windsor, NJ
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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.
Philadelphia, PA
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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: $30, carload; $15, person on wagon ride

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Rd.
Yardley, PA
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Enjoy lush, imaginative holiday décor arranged throughout the venue. Each room features artfully decorated trees and vignettes crafted by Bucks County artists, decorators and community...

Cost: $16, adults; $8, students

Where:
Pearl S. Buck House & Historic Site
520 Dublin Rd.
Perkasie, PA
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Telephone: 215-249-0100
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"Elf The Musical," Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is a human,...

Cost: $20

Where:
Second Street Players' Riverfront Theatre
2 S Walnut St
Milton, PA
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This appetizing mix of confectionary creations serves up themes that range from traditional to 3D to kids only. All crafted by local folks, the display is surrounded by 1 million lights strung...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Peddler's Village
Routes 202 & 263
Lahaska, PA  18931
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This colorful, North Pole-reminiscent village is home places like Santa’s Post Office, the Old-Fashioned Bakery, gift shops, decorated glass buildings and displays.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Koziar's Christmas Village
782 Christmas Village Rd.
Bernville, PA
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Visit Scuba Santa in Ocean Realm as he holiday cheer and poses for underwater selfies. The World’s Tallest Underwater Christmas Tree is back and joined by eight whimsical miniature...

Cost: $29, adults; $21, kids

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ
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Includes a meal, holiday crafts, music, hot cocoa station, photo ops and $10 power card with unlimited video games.

Cost: $23.24

Where:
Dave & Buster's Plymouth Meeting
500 W. Germantown Pike
Suite 2195
Plymouth Meeting, PA
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Afternoon Family Magic Shows!! All ages welcome!     June/July shows feature the comedy and magic of;Danny Archer, Mike Bonacci, Mike Miller, Mystique plus more wonderful...

Cost: $20/$15

Where:
Smoke & Mirrors Magic Theater
2840 Pine Rd. Landmark Business Center
Landmark Business Center
Philadelphia, PA  19006
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Sponsor: Smoke & Mirrors Magic Theater
Telephone: 267-626-1366
Contact Name: Danny Archer
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Dive into the pages of some of your favorite childhood books at the Very Eric Carle exhibit, which encourages children to become immersed in the world of the children's book author and...

Where:
Please Touch Museum
4231 Ave. of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA  19131
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Telephone: 215-581-3181

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Enjoy holiday-themed crafters and movies, photos with Santa, choir & dance performances, kids’ crafts, face painting and magic shows.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Wildwoods Convention Center
4501 Boardwalk
Wildwood, NJ
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Visit the nation's most decorated battleship and see Santa as well at this annual breakfast event. Hot food is served from the ship's chow line. Guests can win prizes and children can get...

Cost: $24, adults; $18, kids

Where:
Battleship New Jersey
100 Clinton St
Camden, NJ
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The park is transformed into a Christmas wonderland with millions of lights and decorations.  Make memories at the Merry Marketplace, located in Oscar’s Wacky Taxi courtyard. Enjoy...

Where:
Sesame Place
Sesame Place 100 Sesame Rd
Langhorne, PA  19047
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Sponsor: Sesame Place®
Telephone: 215-702-3566
Contact Name: Sesame Place
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Interactive art installation celebrates the vibrant colors and flavors of favorite sugary delights across over a dozen environments, from flying unicorn pigs to a marshmallow tsunami. More than one...

Cost: $20-$28

Where:
Fashion District Philadelphia
9th and Market
Philadelphia, PA
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Make visiting the Historic Strawberry Mansion, Fairmount Park’s largest historic house, part of your holiday tradition. The Porch Club of Riverton and the Garden Club of Philadelphia and...

Cost: $8 for Adults, $5 for Seniors (65+), Children 12 and under are FREE

Where:
Historic Strawberry Mansion
2450 Strawberry Mansion Drive
Philadelphia, PA  19132
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Sponsor: Historic Strawberry Mansion
Telephone: 215-228-8364
Contact Name: Historic Strawberry Mansion
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Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s timeless score accompanies the story of Clara and her Uncle Drosselmeyer as they battle the Mouse King, travel to a magical land of dancing Snowflakes and finally to the...

Cost: $20-$45

Where:
West Chester University
Emilie K Asplundh Concert Hall
700 S. High Street
West Chester, PA  19383
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Sponsor: Brandywine Ballet
Telephone: 610-696-2711
Contact Name: Michelle Marquette
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The ultimate indoor LEGO playground is transforming into a winter wonderland complete with themed workshops, magical LEGO creations and a LEGO Santa.   Festivities...

Where:
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia
Located inside Plymouth Meeting Mall
500 West Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting, NY  19462
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Supplies are provided to build your own terrarium. Choose from a variety of containers and plants, and Garden Center staff will guide you through the process. Fairy Garden pieces are sold...

Cost: $35

Where:
Linvilla Orchards
137 W Knowlton Rd
Media, PA  19063
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Telephone: 610-876-7116
Contact Name: Linvilla Orchards
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Santa arrives via helicopter at 11am to visit with kids. Therapy dog visits, crafts and movies are also part of the fun.

Cost: $10

Where:
American Helicopter Museum
1220 American Blvd
West Chester, PA
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This indoor juried market will feature 70 vendors with high-quality products geared towardholiday gift giving (the focus will be on handmade goods with a few spaces possible for shelf-stable...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Baldwin School
701 Montgomery Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA
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Relive the magic and wonder of the timeless classic holiday tale The Polar Express with activities inspired by the award-winning book and beloved film. Climb aboard the authentic Baldwin...

Cost: $23, adults; $19, kids.

Where:
The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA
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Bilingual storytelling with children’s librarian Mr. Pagan-Ramirez. Face painting and games are also part of the event.

Cost: $5

Where:
Teatro Esperanza
4261 North 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA  19140
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Sponsor: Teatro Esperanza
Telephone: 2153240746 x271
Contact Name: Ashley Osori0
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Choose 12-2 PM or 8-10 pm. Skate rentals are included with admission.

Cost: $10; $5, with ugly sweater

Where:
Revolution Ice Gardens
1621 Mearns Road
Warminster, PA  18974
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Sponsor: Colonial Skating Club of Pennsylvania
Telephone: 215-441-5004
Contact Name: Brian Reagan
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Sing Christmas carols in the Horizon Foundation Theater at 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm.

Cost: $15.95

Where:
Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ  08003
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Learn how to code your own game and create your own working game controller using everyday household items and food! In this workshop, students will use a Makey Makey Inventor's kit to build a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Newtown Public Library
201 Bishop Hollow Rd
Newtown Square, PA  19073
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Bring a camera to get your child’s picture taken with Santa.

Cost: FREE

Where:
South Square Market
2221 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
Philadelphia, PA, PA  19146
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Telephone: 215-545-4349
Contact Name: South Square Market

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Workshops include: Melting Snowman Cookies, Tree Decorating, Snowy Ornaments, Snow Fairies and Gingerbread Houses. All projects are ongoing; opt for one or try them all.

Cost: $35

Where:
Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Avenue
Wayne, PA  19087
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The mansion comes alive with living historians, Santa himself & a bell choir performing on the porch. Discover holiday traditions that have stood the test of time. See how the Pennypacker...

Cost: $2

Where:
Pennypacker Mills
5 Haldeman Road
Schwenksville, PA  19473
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Sponsor: Pennypacker Mills
Telephone: 610-287-9349
Contact Name: Linda Callegari
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Bring the kids to make and decorate winter-themed ornaments. This is a drop-in activity.

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Clay Studio
139 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA
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The retail and entertainment space boasts a 45-foot-tall floating tree with giant stainless steel mirror ornaments and a light show timed to music by the Philly Pops. The five-minute show runes...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fashion District Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA


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The big draw here is the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show. In addition to the Parx Liberty Carousel and Philly Mini Golf, holiday entertainment includes #FranklinSquareFridays, Santa...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Franklin Square
6th and Race Streets
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: Historic Philadelphia Inc.
Contact Name: Cari Bender
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Take a stroll through Snowflake Central and be dazzled by Rainbow Runway. Catch a giant video show in the giraffe yard, and marvel at the custom decorations in the Wonder...

Cost: $14, adults; $9, kids

Where:
Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd
Norristown, PA
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There will be music, gift & specialty food vendors, performances, refreshments and Santa’s Workshop with activities. Bring your camera to take a picture with St. Nick.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Glasgow Park
2275 Pulaski Hwy.
Newark, DE
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Venture down to the WheatonArts Glass Studio on Saturday, December 7, 14, & 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to watch our glass artists celebrate the season by creating holiday-themed glass objects, large...

Cost: General Admission

Where:
WheatonArts
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ  08332
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Sponsor: WheatonArts
Telephone: 856-825-6800
Contact Name: Taral Thompson
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Dozens of decorated lit trees and festive displays draw visitors back each year to stroll the glimmering walkways and grounds, linger in the festive atmosphere, and pay a visit to childhood figures...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rose Tree Park
1671 N Providence Rd.
Media, PA
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Santa Claus appears in his chimney, waves his magic wand, and lights the park with over 1 million lights for the holiday season. St. Nick's last day at the park is Dec. 23, however the...

Cost: $24.50, online; $28.50, at gate

Where:
Storybook Land
6415 E Black Horse Pike
Egg Harbor Twp., NJ  08234
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The aquarium is adorned with lights and decorations, and families can make arts & crafts, play games and post for pics with Santa. Runs Dec. 13 & 14, 20-22 and 27 & 28.  

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

Where:
Jenkinson's Aquarium
300 Ocean Ave.
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
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On one remarkable Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three ghosts who show him past, present—and possible future. You and your favorite kids are in for a treat with a special hour-long...

Cost: $14-$20

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Telephone: 215-574-3555
Contact Name: Kevin Vestal
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Five quick-changing actors play dozens of roles in this fast, funny and highly theatrical reimagining of one of the most beloved holiday stories ever told. Terrorizing the good citizens of Bucks...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Bucks County Playhouse
70 S Main St
New Hope, PA
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This award-winning Broadway musical is based on the Oscar-winning movie. A reclusive ogre finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess. Throw in...

Cost: $27 & up

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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This attraction includes a ride on a sound-equipped hay wagon, through the farm, which has been transformed into a winter wonderland filled with huge light displays, decorated trees and buildings,...

Cost: $15, adults; $10, kids

Where:
Arasapha Farm
1835 Middletown Rd.
Glen Mills, PA
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The season-long event features themed rides, special entertainment, warm holiday drinks and the Royal Lights Show, complete with thousands of twinkling lights.

Cost: $15.99

Where:
Dutch Wonderland
2249 Lincoln Hwy. East
Lancaster, PA  17602
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The dairy farm celebrates the season with light displays, a musical dancing tree light show and music. Experience it all aboard the hayride, then stroll through Barnyard Walk and take pics with...

Cost: $15, adults; $10, kids

Where:
Creamy Acres Farm
448 Lincoln Mill Rd.
Mullica Hill, NJ
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Decorating is serious business here: In addition to canopies of lights suspended above walkways and decked-out roller coasters, the light show at the center of Holiday in the Park is large enough...

Cost: $57.99

Where:
Six Flags Great Advneture
1 Six Flags Blvd
Jackson Township, NJ  08527
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Connect the science of the senses with the mind and the literary experience. Visitors learn about their identity, perceptions, and brain development by following five anthropomorphic characters...

Where:
Rare Book Department
Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine St.
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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The exhibit features images by photographer Albert Horner which capture the quiet beauty and intimate landscapes of New Jersey’s Pinelands National Reserve. A number of artifacts and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 W. State St.
Trenton, NJ  08608
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The display is inspired by the contours of traditional holiday favorites like ribbons and colorful confectionery, and by the figures of nature from pine cones to snowflakes. Outdoors, stroll...

Cost: $25, adults; $13, kids

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Rd.
Kennet Square, PA
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Activities include wassailing hayrides, bonfires, cut-your-own or pre-cut Christmas trees, and visit the holiday shop & garden center for decorations, wreaths, gifts, crafts and food &...

Cost: Cost varies

Where:
Linvilla Orchards
137 W Knowlton Rd
Media, PA  19063
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Telephone: 610-876-7116
Contact Name: Linvilla Orchards
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Enjoy a breakfast or lunch buffet, make holiday crafts, meet an animal and share your wish list with Santa. Sessions at 9:00AM, 10:30AM, 12:00PM, & 1:30PM

Cost: $34.95, adults; $24.95, kids

Where:
Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd,.
Norristown, PA
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Swim and nosh alongside St. Nick.

Where:
Sahara Sam's Oasis
535 NJ-73
West Berlin, NJ
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Explore Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation, the National Constitution Center’s compelling new exhibit which highlights the competing ideas of Alexander Hamilton and his...

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

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

Cost: $18, adults; $6, kids

Where:
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Rd
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
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Telephone: 610-388-2700
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This exhibition will feature an array of illustrations for three fairy tales, including Cinderella, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and The Three Little Pigs.

Cost: $18, adults; $6, kids; FREE, ages 5 & younger

Where:
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Road
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
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View buildings and trains meticulously decorated for the holidays, with lights that twinkle along the quarter-mile track and around the surrounding landscape. 

Cost: $19

Where:
Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19118
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Escape into the imaginative world of garden follies, the venue’s first-ever exhibition of whimsical and classic garden structures. Thirteen structures await discovery and...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Rt 52)
Winterthur, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information & & Tours
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Expect Christmas trees, wreaths and décor available for purchase, as well as free hot apple cider, farm tours and marshmallow roasting. Santa and Mrs. Claus visit the farm from 12-2pm.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fifer Orchards Farm and Country Store
1919 Allabands Mill Road
Camden-Wyomng, DE  19934
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Follow the untold story of Irish soldier and artist Richard St. George, whose personal trauma and untimely death provide a window into the entangled histories of the American Revolution of 1776 and...

Cost: $21

Where:
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. Third Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-253-6731
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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.
Philadelphia, PA
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The show features O- and O-27-gauge toy trains from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Lionel, Marx and American Flyer engines, with adjoining cars, will race on two diverse platforms....

Cost: $4, adults; $3, kids

Where:
The Museum of American History
138 Andaloro Way
Deptford, NJ  08093-1627
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Sponsor: The Museum of American History, Deptford, NJ
Telephone: 856-812-1121
Contact Name: Barbara Norcross
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This holiday tour of Henry Francis du Pont’s celebrates 40 years with the best of displays from across the decades as chosen by visitors. You’ll view Christmas trees of all shapes and...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800-448-3883
Contact Name: Information and Tours
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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: $15, adults; $6, kids

Where:
Hagley Museum and Library
200 Hagley Creek Rd.
Wilmington, DE
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Explore the grounds to find clues and get a prize.

Cost: $5

Where:
Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington Street
Cape May, NJ  08204
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Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC)
Telephone: 609-884-5404
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  Magical Talking Tree.. noon-5pm The Magical Talking Tree wakes up every weekend to talk to the young and young at heart.                                    ...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Historic Smithville
615 East Moss Mill Road
Galloway, NJ  08205
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Telephone: 609-748-8999
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Discover the hectic holiday preparations of the 18th century on guided tours. The museum is transformed for the season to highlight the festive traditions of Twelfth Night. The merriment of this...

Cost: $2

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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More than 50 artisans, designers, crafters and confectionaries from the greater Philadelphia region offer decorations, gifts and holiday foods inside white, festively lit tents topped...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dilworth Park
1 S 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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This exhibition features paj ntaub artworks and jewelry created by Hmong master artist and teacher, Pang Xiong Sirirathasuk Sikoun. Many of...

Cost: $12, adults; $7, students; FREE, ages 5 & younger

Where:
WheatonArts
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ  08332
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Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous On exhibit October 26, 2019-January 19, 2020 65 million years ago, dinosaurs roamed the earth. Travel back in time to see their world as they knew it, and...

Cost: $9 ages 3-59, $8 seniors, $3 ages 1-2, free for under 12 months and DMNH members

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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With a gift for each child, Santa will greet families at their seat and offer the opportunity to have a photo taken with him. At the station, Mrs. Claus will be available to help finalize letters...

Cost: $20, adults; $14, kids; $4, age 1 & younger

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA  17572
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Sponsor: Strasburg Rail Road
Telephone: 866-725-9666
Contact Name: Strasburg Rail Road
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The outdoor area around the Walter Sondheim Fountain and along the Inner Harbor Promenade will bring the original Christmas Village charm with its authentic German-style wooden huts to Baltimore....

Cost: FREE

Where:
West Shore Park at the Inner Harbor
401 Light St.
Baltimore, MD
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Stop by the farm market for a free photo with Santa. Bring your own camera.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Milburn Orchards
1495 appleton rd
elkton, MD  21921
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Telephone: 410-398-1349
Contact Name: Milburn Orchards
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Based on Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tale, this production transports audiences on a journey through the four seasons. When Gerda’s best friend is captured by the...

Cost: $25 & up

Where:
Arden Theatre Company
40 N 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-922-1122
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Children and adults are invited to bring a doll or stuffed animal to this program, an opportunity to see the holiday decorations, sip tea, munch cookies and go on a tour of the mansion’s...

Cost: $5

Where:
Historic Strawberry Mansion
2450 Strawberry Mansion Dr.
Philadelphia, PA  19132
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Sponsor: Historic Strawberry Mansion
Telephone: 215-228-8364
Contact Name: Historic Strawberry Mansion
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Families line Germantown Avenue to wave to the marchers in our Annual Chestnut Hill Community Holiday Parade! We welcome teams, scouts, and musical groups to help us celebrate! In 2017, our 6th...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chestnut Hill
8200 to 8600 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19118
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Sponsor: Chestnut Hill Community Association
Telephone: 215-248-8810
Contact Name: Chestnut Hill Community Association
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Celebrate the holidays by making a candle. 

Cost: $23 (admission + fee)

Where:
Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA
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More than 100 Christmas trees magically float on Lake Meone and light up to the 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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Set against the darkening winter sky, the vent series features the model trains in action, decorated for the holidays with thousands of twinkling lights as they zip around an outdoor quarter-mile...

Cost: $20, adults; $10, kids

Where:
Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Ave
Philadelphia, PA  19119
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Sponsor: Morris Arboretum
Telephone: 215-247-5777
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Celebrate the ancient tradition of wassailing and sing Christmas carols around the campfire and enjoy apple-cider samples. While there, search for the perfect Christmas tree from over 40,000...

Cost: $5

Where:
Linvilla Orchards
137 W Knowlton Rd
Media, PA  19063
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Telephone: 610-876-7116
Contact Name: Linvilla Orchards
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You’ll have 60 minutes to make your way through a four room ‘80s adventure with one goal: To "get back to the future. Do the right thing and beckon a real, live,...

Cost: $37.55

Where:
Escape The 1980s
The Bourse Building
111 S Independence Mall E
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: Escape The 1980s
Telephone: 215-402-7036
Contact Name: John Foster
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All aboard! Experience an exclusive, behind-the-scenes visit with the Brandywine River Museum of Art’s train display. Discover how the extensive layout is created and the complicated multitasking...

Cost: $20 members; $25 non-members

Where:
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Road
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
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Telephone: 610-388-2700
Contact Name: Brandywine River Museum of Art
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Fairytales collide in this new holiday panto — Robin Hood is dead, his merry men are in hiding, and Nottinghamshire is taken over by a greedy villainess. Can a new hero, or heroine,...

Cost: $38-$55

Where:
People's Light
39 Conestoga Road
Malvern, PA  19355
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Seasonal fun includes 45-plus themed rides and rollercoasters, meet-and-greets with Santa and his reindeer, live entertainment and Hershey Sweet Lights, a 2-mile drive-through experience featuring...

Cost: $23.95

Where:
Hersheypark
100 Hersheypark Dr.
Hershey, 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...

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

Where:
Blue Cross RiverRink
101 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA
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Presented by Dance Connection. Show dates and times: Friday, Dec. 13 at 7pm           Saturday, Dec. 14 at 1pm & 4pm Sunday, Dec....

Cost: $12, adults; $10, kids

Where:
Kelsey Theatre
1200 Old Trenton Rd.
West Windsor, NJ
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Santa rides the train and greets everyone on board, and gives all children a chocolate treat. Be sure to bring your camera and have Santa pose for pictures with your child during this...

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

Where:
Wilmington & Western Railroad's Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE  19808
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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.
Philadelphia, PA
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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: $30, carload; $15, person on wagon ride

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Rd.
Yardley, PA
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Enjoy lush, imaginative holiday décor arranged throughout the venue. Each room features artfully decorated trees and vignettes crafted by Bucks County artists, decorators and community...

Cost: $16, adults; $8, students

Where:
Pearl S. Buck House & Historic Site
520 Dublin Rd.
Perkasie, PA
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Telephone: 215-249-0100
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"Elf The Musical," Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is a human,...

Cost: $20

Where:
Second Street Players' Riverfront Theatre
2 S Walnut St
Milton, PA
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This appetizing mix of confectionary creations serves up themes that range from traditional to 3D to kids only. All crafted by local folks, the display is surrounded by 1 million lights strung...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Peddler's Village
Routes 202 & 263
Lahaska, PA  18931
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This colorful, North Pole-reminiscent village is home places like Santa’s Post Office, the Old-Fashioned Bakery, gift shops, decorated glass buildings and displays.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Koziar's Christmas Village
782 Christmas Village Rd.
Bernville, PA
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Visit Scuba Santa in Ocean Realm as he holiday cheer and poses for underwater selfies. The World’s Tallest Underwater Christmas Tree is back and joined by eight whimsical miniature...

Cost: $29, adults; $21, kids

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ
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Two hundred cast members and a menagerie of animals bring to life more than a dozen outdoor walk-through vignettes during the Living Nativity, which aims to depict the full story of the birth of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fellowship Community Church
1520 Hainesport Rd.
Mt. Laurel, NJ
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Enjoy a homemade brunch and get that perfect picture of Santa with your little ones. Menu includes omelets, French toast, bacon and fruit.

Cost: $17, adults; $12, kids

Where:
Market at DelVal
2100 Lower State Rd
Doylestown, PA  18901
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