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December 2016

Frog and Toad are back! In a revival of one of the Arden’s most treasured children’s theatre productions, an unlikely friendship between the cheerful Frog and the rather grumpy Toad...

Cost: $20-$40

Where:
Arden Theatre Company
40 N 2nd St
, PA
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Reservations are a must and can be made by calling (215) 923-2500.

Cost: $25-$39

Where:
Moshulu
401 S. Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: Moshulu
Telephone: 610-220-3231
Contact Name: Jaimi Blackburn
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Holiday Garden Railway returns. The buildings and trains are all decorated for the holidays with lights along the tracks and around the surrounding landscape.  The Holiday Garden...

Cost: $17, adults; $15, seniors; $9, kids 3-17

Where:
Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19119
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Come to Woodford Mansion to enjoy ginger snaps and other delicious cookies from Sweetzels Bakery, as well as hot cider from Cosmic Cafe.

Cost: $8, adults; $5, seniors & students; FREE, kids under 12

Where:
Woodford Mansion
3400 West Dauphin Dr.
Philadelphia, PA  19132
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Ride the train with Santa and have your photo taken. Mrs. Claus will be available to help finalize letters to Santa and visitors can enjoy a ride aboard the Tinsel Trolley, a self-propelled...

Cost: $18, adults; $11, kids 3-11; $3, kids 2 & younger

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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This exhibit explores the nature of executive power under the Constitution, and how various presidents have exercised it over time.

Cost: FREE, with admission

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Telephone: 215-409-6600
Contact Name: Bryan Chan
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Create your own shimmering ornament inspired by the sparkling mirrors and colorful mosaics throughout our space.

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
1020 South Street
Philadelphia, PA  19147
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Sponsor: PECO

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Use seeds, flower pods, evergreen cones and other natural materials to create Christmas ornaments and whimsical woodland critters.  Make the same type of natural ornaments that you can see...

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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To an ancient Egyptian, a magic wand protected a newborn child. Sculpt your own wand and write a hieroglyphic spell in the drop-in workshop. Discover other magical objects from ancient Egypt on a...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
, PA
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Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits.

Cost: $10

Where:
Whiskey Tango
14000 Bustleton Ave.
Philadelphia, PA  19116
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Sponsor: Princeton School of Rock
Telephone: 609-890-7090
Contact Name: Gina Randazzo
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Come see this film and start off the season right.

Cost: $5

Where:
The Colonial Theatre
227 Bridge St
Phoenixville, PA  19460
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Sponsor: The Colonial Theatre
Telephone: 610-917-1228
Contact Name: Kirsten Van Vlandren
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Enjoy hot chocolate, s'mores and fun activities for your children. Meet the director, assistant director and staff. Tour the facilities and hear about the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Ramah Day Camp
7601 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA  19027
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Sponsor: Ramah Day Camp
Telephone: 215-885-8556
Contact Name: Eileen Graub
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Enjoy the manor lit by candlelight. Refreshments will be available. Visit the museum shop for historically oriented gifts like redware pottery and ornaments, reproduction...

Cost: Donations requested

Where:
Pottsgrove Manor historic site
100 King Street
Pottstown, PA  19464
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Sponsor: Pottsgrove Manor
Telephone: 610-326-4014
Contact Name: Lynn Symborski
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Kids will whip up cookie-dough rolls to slice & bake at home for the whole family to enjoy. They'll will also go home with their own handcrafted, cozy oven mitts. For ages 8+. All...

Cost: $45

Where:
The Handwork Studio
35 N Narberth Ave.
Narberth, PA  19072
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Telephone: 161-066-09600
Contact Name: Catalina
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Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits.

Cost: $10

Where:
Whiskey Tango
14000 Bustleton Ave.
Philadelphia, PA  19116
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Sponsor: Princeton School of Rock
Telephone: 609-890-7090
Contact Name: Gina Randazzo
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Hike, explore and experience an art process. Register online.

Cost: $30, members; $40, non-members

Where:
Bucktoe Creek Preserve
432 Sharp Rd
Avondale , PA  19311
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Sponsor: The Land Conservancy
Telephone: 610-347-0347 ext.104
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The magic of Christmas Eve is recreated on the Night Before Christmas Train ride. Visitors can wear their pajamas and enjoy cookies and milk as they travel down the tracks. The Strasburg Rail...

Cost: $18, adults; $11 kids 3-11; $3 kids 2 & under

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Road
Ronks, PA  17572
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Sponsor: Strasburg Rail Road
Telephone: 866-725-9666
Website »

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The theme park transforms into a winter wonderland. Rides are decked in holiday decor; join Santa and his reindeer for storytime; watch a festive aquarium show led by seals Bumper and Mango;...

Cost: $28.40

Where:
Hersheypark
100 Hersheypark Dr.
Hershey, PA
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Website »

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A cold-weather version of the BlueCross RiverRink Summerfest, Winterfest houses an Olympic-size skating rink overlooking the Delaware River, a ski chalet-style lodge and winter garden with a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Blue Cross RiverRink
Market St. & Columbus Blvd.
, PA
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A new play area for exploring natural history, especially for visitors ages 0-8 years and their caregivers. Investigate fossils, go camping, create a puppet show about New Jersey wildlife...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 W. State St.
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Website »

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Celebrate the holidays by enjoying a pancake breakfast with Santa. Share your holiday wishes with Santa and bring your camera to take photos. Make decorations and enjoy a few up-close animal...

Cost: $15, members; $18, non-members

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Brandywine Park
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Sponsor: Brandywine Zoo
Telephone: (302) 571-7747
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The exhibition showcases more than 100 toys that were made in New Jersey between 1880 and the late 1960s, during New Jersey’s golden era of manufacturing. Among the featured toys are green...

Cost: $5, adults; FREE, children 12 and under

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Feed your holiday excitement with breakfast with Santa. Bring a camera to get a perfect picture with your little one. Please call for reservations.

Cost: $15 adult; $10, child 1 & older

Where:
The Market at DelVal
2100 Lower State Rd.
Doylestown, PA  18901
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Telephone: 215-230-7170
Contact Name: Robert
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This is a vibrant exhibition chronicling the development of children's building toys over the past 150 years. These toys have been instrumental in fostering creativity in generations of kids...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Center for Architecture and Design
1218 Arch St.
Phila., PA  19107
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Before loading his sleigh and starting his fast jaunt around the world, Santa has graciously agreed to stop at each Ferry terminal for a breakfast with some of his favorite Delaware Bay children....

Cost: $15, adults; $11, kids before Dec. 1; $17, adults; $13, kids after.

Where:
Cape May-Lewes Ferry
1200 Lincoln Blvd
North Cape May, NJ
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Sponsor: Cape May-Lewes Ferry
Telephone: 1.800.643.3779
Contact Name: Rhona Bronson
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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...

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
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More information

Whether the family wants to indulge in seasonal goodies, say “hi” to Santa (Sat. & Sun.), cut down your own tree, partake in crafty activities, embark on a caroling hayride or see...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Linvilla Orchards
137 W Knowlton Rd.
Media, PA  19063
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More information

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

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Rd.
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Discover Philadelphia's connection to the founding of the U.S. Navy. The new, permanent exhibit features curated objects never, or rarely, seen by the public, highlighting the...

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


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

More information

The sights and sounds of the holidays come alive to entertain people of all ages and spread holiday cheer.  Visitors can enjoy performances of Carol of the Bells, Jingle Bell...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Comcast Center
1701 John F Kennedy Blvd
Phila., PA  19103
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Sponsor: Comcast
Telephone: 215-286-7676
Contact Name: Lisa Ferri

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Experience the museum’s decked halls, themed trees and Victorian decorations on the Winter Wonderland Holiday Decorations tour. 

Cost: $8-$14

Where:
Fonthill Castle
525 E Court St.
Doylestown, PA
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The annual holiday exhibit strives to capture the excitement of Christmas from a child’s point of view.  The show features trees decorated to the tastes of earlier eras, together with...

Cost: $8-$14

Where:
Mercer Museum
84 S Pine St.
Doylestown, PA  18901
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Enjoy an all-you-can-eat brunch with St. Nick, plus photo ops, holiday crafts and animal visits. Register early; spots fill quickly. There are two seatings: 10:30am and 12:30pn.  

Cost: $30.95, adults; $19.95, kids.

Where:
Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd.
Norristown, PA  19401
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Visitors will experience a charming winter bazaar with more than 30 local vendors in white, festively lit tents. Compared to the authentic German Christmas Village (next door at City Hall) with...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dilworth Park
1400 JFK Blvd.
Phila., PA  19102
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Creative play and participatory conversation make these tours the perfect introduction to art for young visitors and their families. Travel back to the age of castles, creatures, lords, and...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Philadelphia Museum of Art
, PA

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Philadelphia Zoo transforms into a winter wonderland for Zoo Noël. Visit with Santa before warming up at the Hot Chocolate Bar for some Yuletide treats. Later, visit the Little Elves...

Cost: FREE with Admission

Where:
Philadelphia Zoo
3400 W. Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Bring your camera and snap as many photos as you’d like. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Milburn Orchards
1495 Appleton Rd
Elkton, MD  21921
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Sponsor: Milburn Orchards
Telephone: 410-398-1349
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Modeled after a traditional German Christmas market, the indoor/outdoor village boasts more than 50 vendor booths that offer European food, treats, drinks, a variety of international gifts,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
West Shore Park
401 Light St.
Baltimore, MD
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View special exhibit Snow Travelers: Experiencing Winter at the Dawn of the Automotive Age including a display of early tire chains. Explore the Marshall Steam Museum and its collection...

Cost: FREE, members; $5, non-members

Where:
Marshall Steam Museum
3000 Creek Road, P.O. Box 61
Yorklyn, DE  19736
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Sponsor: Marshall Steam Museum
Telephone: 302-239-2385
Contact Name: Susan Randolph
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Drop in to play games, sketch from the masterpieces, and enjoy hands-on activities.

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Philadelphia Museum of Art
, PA

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Quintessence Theatre Group presents "Wilde Tales." A selfish giant builds a wall around his beautiful garden to prevent local children from playing in it. When the wall is...

Cost: $20, adult; $15, kids

Where:
Sedgwick Theatre
7137 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA  19119
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Sponsor: Quintessence Theatre Group
Telephone: 217-987-4450
Contact Name: Patricia Stranahan
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The Jolly Old Elf himself 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...

Cost: $18, adults; $17, seniors; $16, kids 2-12; FREE, kids under 2

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington , DE  19808
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Dazzle in the lights of the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show, a free spectacle that illuminates the Square with more than 50,000 lights to a soundtrack of holiday...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Franklin Square
200 6th St
Phila., PA  19106
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Sponsor: Historic Philadelphia
Telephone: 215-629-4026
Contact Name: Visitor Services
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The park is transformed into a Christmas wonderland with twinkling lights, festive decorations and whirling rides including Cookie’s Monster Land featuring five rides, a three-story net climb...

Cost: $27

Where:
Sesame Place
100 Sesame Rd
Langhorne, PA  19047
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Sponsor: Sesame Place
Telephone: 866-464-3566
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Lace up those skates and get that family portrait on ice with Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest’s Skating Santa.

Cost: $13

Where:
Blue Cross RiverRink WinterFest
101 South Christopher Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia PA, PA  19147
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Be transported through space with the all-new show, Holiday Laser Magic, featuring dazzling laser effects set to holiday music favorites.  Showing weekends through Dec. 17; and weekdays...

Cost: $7, adults; $5, ages 12 and under.

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State St.
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Dutch Winter Wonderland treats little snow queens and kings to seasonal rides, cookies and milk with Santa, interactions with a princess and the Royal Light Show, a spectacular display of thousands...

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

Where:
Dutch Wonderland
2249 Lincoln Hwy. E.
Lancaster, PA  17603
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Venture back to the 1800s, where you’ll find a living nativity with animals, stories of farm life, carolers and a visit from Belschnikel, the traditional Pennsylvania German Christmas...

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

Where:
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
347 Quiet Valley Rd.
Stroudsburg, PA
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Two hundred cast members and a menagerie of animals bring the Christmas story to life during the Mt. Laurel Living Nativity. Visitors stroll through 13 outdoor vignettes, then warm up inside the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fellowship Community Church
1520 Hainesport Rd.
Mt. Laurel, NJ
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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: $9; $7, ages 4-10; FREE, ages 3 and younger.

Where:
Koziar's Christmas Village
782 Christmas Village Rd.
Bernville, PA
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The drive-through light show follows a path lined with fun displays, familiar characters and millions of twinkling lights. Explore the route in your car or opt for an open-air hayride, followed by...

Cost: $25, carload.

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Rd.
Yardley, PA
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Watch over 100 Christmas trees magically float on Lake Meone and light up to festive music. It is an orchestrated show of dancing lights and music...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Village Greene at Historic Smithville
615 East Moss Mill Rd.
Smithville, NJ  08205
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Sponsor: The Village Greene at Historic Smithville
Telephone: 609-748-8999
Contact Name: Colonial Inn
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The Berks County park is decorated for the holidays. Walk through the serene country-setting, with thousands of lights illuminating the park landscaping and historic buildings. Warm up in the...

Cost: FREE; $5, parking.

Where:
Gring's Mill
Spring Township, PA

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In this Panto spin on the classic tale of fairies, awakenings and true love, a land made prosperous by its music industry is now in ruins. The King has banned all record players from Paoli Shoals...

Cost: $46-51

Where:
People's Light
39 Conestoga Rd
Malvern, PA  19355
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Drawn to Dinosaurs delves into the science and art of visualizing a living animal based on fragmentary fossils. This intimate exhibit illustrates what scientists can deduce from the fossil record...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-299-1000
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Dinosaurs Unearthed features more than a dozen realistic, full-bodied animatronic dinosaurs, as well as skeletons, skulls, claws and horns, real mosasaur and Spinosaurus teeth, an Oviraptor...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-299-1000
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Drawing from the museum's collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns.

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Rd.
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
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A troupe of actors appear at the historic theater to set up and perform the heartwarming tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge is a bitter old man who can no longer feel joy or affection, even for...

Cost: $14.50-$16.50

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut St.
Phila., PA  19107
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Telephone: 215-574-3550
Contact Name: Box Office
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Bring the kids to meet and take pictures with Santa Claus and his friend Olaf, from the movie Frozen. Walkthrough holiday light displays while you listen to the classic sounds of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oasis Family Farm
3 Circle Dr
Robbinsville, NJ  08691
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Cost: $9, adults; $7, ages 3-17; FREE, ages 3 & younger.

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Newark, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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While the uncles, stuffed with pudding, nap and bellow on the parlor couch, spectatorsare taken back in time to remember the joys of being young, the strength of a community and the comfort of...

Cost: $35

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut St.
Phila., PA  19107
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Telephone: 215-574-3550
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The celebration includes twinkling lights, glowing trees, gently falling snow and the return of the man in a red wetsuit – Scuba Santa. Kids will watch Scuba Santa and his elf friend swim...

Cost: $15-$30

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, 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.
Phila., PA
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Festivities includes a Lucia procession, treats and kids’ activities. Times:  Fri., Dec. - 6pm & 8pm Sat., Dec. 10 - 2:30pm, 3:30pm and 5:30pm Sun., Dec. 11 - 2pm, 3:30pm and...

Cost: $13, adults; $7, kids under 12.

Where:
Old Swedes Church
Phila., PA

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Frog and Toad are back! In a revival of one of the Arden’s most treasured children’s theatre productions, an unlikely friendship between the cheerful Frog and the rather grumpy Toad...

Cost: $20-$40

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

More information

Holiday Garden Railway returns. The buildings and trains are all decorated for the holidays with lights along the tracks and around the surrounding landscape.  The Holiday Garden...

Cost: $17, adults; $15, seniors; $9, kids 3-17

Where:
Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19119
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Ride the train with Santa and have your photo taken. Mrs. Claus will be available to help finalize letters to Santa and visitors can enjoy a ride aboard the Tinsel Trolley, a self-propelled...

Cost: $18, adults; $11, kids 3-11; $3, kids 2 & younger

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


Sponsor: Strasburg Rail Road
Telephone: 866-725-9666
Website »

More information

This exhibit explores the nature of executive power under the Constitution, and how various presidents have exercised it over time.

Cost: FREE, with admission

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


Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Telephone: 215-409-6600
Contact Name: Bryan Chan
Website »

More information

Hike, explore and experience an art process. Register online.

Cost: $30, members; $40, non-members

Where:
Bucktoe Creek Preserve
432 Sharp Rd
Avondale , PA  19311
View map »


Sponsor: The Land Conservancy
Telephone: 610-347-0347 ext.104
Website »

More information

The magic of Christmas Eve is recreated on the Night Before Christmas Train ride. Visitors can wear their pajamas and enjoy cookies and milk as they travel down the tracks. The Strasburg Rail...

Cost: $18, adults; $11 kids 3-11; $3 kids 2 & under

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


Sponsor: Strasburg Rail Road
Telephone: 866-725-9666
Website »

More information

The theme park transforms into a winter wonderland. Rides are decked in holiday decor; join Santa and his reindeer for storytime; watch a festive aquarium show led by seals Bumper and Mango;...

Cost: $28.40

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


Website »

More information

A cold-weather version of the BlueCross RiverRink Summerfest, Winterfest houses an Olympic-size skating rink overlooking the Delaware River, a ski chalet-style lodge and winter garden with a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Blue Cross RiverRink
Market St. & Columbus Blvd.
, PA
View map »

More information

A new play area for exploring natural history, especially for visitors ages 0-8 years and their caregivers. Investigate fossils, go camping, create a puppet show about New Jersey wildlife...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 W. State St.
Trenton, NJ  08625
View map »


Website »

More information

The exhibition showcases more than 100 toys that were made in New Jersey between 1880 and the late 1960s, during New Jersey’s golden era of manufacturing. Among the featured toys are green...

Cost: $5, adults; FREE, children 12 and under

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
View map »


Website »

More information

This is a vibrant exhibition chronicling the development of children's building toys over the past 150 years. These toys have been instrumental in fostering creativity in generations of kids...

Cost: FREE

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


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...

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

Whether the family wants to indulge in seasonal goodies, say “hi” to Santa (Sat. & Sun.), cut down your own tree, partake in crafty activities, embark on a caroling hayride or see...

Cost: FREE

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

More information

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

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Rd.
Kennett Square, PA  19348
View map »

More information

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

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


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

More information

The sights and sounds of the holidays come alive to entertain people of all ages and spread holiday cheer.  Visitors can enjoy performances of Carol of the Bells, Jingle Bell...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Comcast Center
1701 John F Kennedy Blvd
Phila., PA  19103
View map »


Sponsor: Comcast
Telephone: 215-286-7676
Contact Name: Lisa Ferri

More information

Experience the museum’s decked halls, themed trees and Victorian decorations on the Winter Wonderland Holiday Decorations tour. 

Cost: $8-$14

Where:
Fonthill Castle
525 E Court St.
Doylestown, PA
View map »

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The annual holiday exhibit strives to capture the excitement of Christmas from a child’s point of view.  The show features trees decorated to the tastes of earlier eras, together with...

Cost: $8-$14

Where:
Mercer Museum
84 S Pine St.
Doylestown, PA  18901
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This program, designed for children 12 months to 3 years, introduces families to the wonders of nature. Expand your child’s cognitive and interactive skills as you venture through the park...

Cost: $3

Where:
Bellevue Arts Center
800 Carr Rd.
Wilmington, DE  19809
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Telephone: 302-793-3046
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Visitors will experience a charming winter bazaar with more than 30 local vendors in white, festively lit tents. Compared to the authentic German Christmas Village (next door at City Hall) with...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dilworth Park
1400 JFK Blvd.
Phila., PA  19102
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Modeled after a traditional German Christmas market, the indoor/outdoor village boasts more than 50 vendor booths that offer European food, treats, drinks, a variety of international gifts,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
West Shore Park
401 Light St.
Baltimore, MD
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Quintessence Theatre Group presents "Wilde Tales." A selfish giant builds a wall around his beautiful garden to prevent local children from playing in it. When the wall is...

Cost: $20, adult; $15, kids

Where:
Sedgwick Theatre
7137 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA  19119
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Sponsor: Quintessence Theatre Group
Telephone: 217-987-4450
Contact Name: Patricia Stranahan
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Dazzle in the lights of the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show, a free spectacle that illuminates the Square with more than 50,000 lights to a soundtrack of holiday...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Franklin Square
200 6th St
Phila., PA  19106
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Sponsor: Historic Philadelphia
Telephone: 215-629-4026
Contact Name: Visitor Services
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The park is transformed into a Christmas wonderland with twinkling lights, festive decorations and whirling rides including Cookie’s Monster Land featuring five rides, a three-story net climb...

Cost: $27

Where:
Sesame Place
100 Sesame Rd
Langhorne, PA  19047
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Sponsor: Sesame Place
Telephone: 866-464-3566
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Be transported through space with the all-new show, Holiday Laser Magic, featuring dazzling laser effects set to holiday music favorites.  Showing weekends through Dec. 17; and weekdays...

Cost: $7, adults; $5, ages 12 and under.

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State St.
Trenton, NJ  08625
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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: $9; $7, ages 4-10; FREE, ages 3 and younger.

Where:
Koziar's Christmas Village
782 Christmas Village Rd.
Bernville, PA
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The drive-through light show follows a path lined with fun displays, familiar characters and millions of twinkling lights. Explore the route in your car or opt for an open-air hayride, followed by...

Cost: $25, carload.

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Rd.
Yardley, PA
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This club is designed for kids with ADHD, specific learning disabilities, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders (higher spectrum), emotional/behavioral disorders and physical or orthopedic...

Cost: $35; $70, 2 or more children + parking

Where:
Carpenter Sports Building at the University of Delaware
26 North College Ave.
Newark, DE
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Contact Name: Amanda Debus

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In this Panto spin on the classic tale of fairies, awakenings and true love, a land made prosperous by its music industry is now in ruins. The King has banned all record players from Paoli Shoals...

Cost: $46-51

Where:
People's Light
39 Conestoga Rd
Malvern, PA  19355
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Drawn to Dinosaurs delves into the science and art of visualizing a living animal based on fragmentary fossils. This intimate exhibit illustrates what scientists can deduce from the fossil record...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-299-1000
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Dinosaurs Unearthed features more than a dozen realistic, full-bodied animatronic dinosaurs, as well as skeletons, skulls, claws and horns, real mosasaur and Spinosaurus teeth, an Oviraptor...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-299-1000
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Drawing from the museum's collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns.

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Rd.
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
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Cost: $9, adults; $7, ages 3-17; FREE, ages 3 & younger.

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Newark, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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While the uncles, stuffed with pudding, nap and bellow on the parlor couch, spectatorsare taken back in time to remember the joys of being young, the strength of a community and the comfort of...

Cost: $35

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut St.
Phila., PA  19107
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Telephone: 215-574-3550
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The celebration includes twinkling lights, glowing trees, gently falling snow and the return of the man in a red wetsuit – Scuba Santa. Kids will watch Scuba Santa and his elf friend swim...

Cost: $15-$30

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, 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.
Phila., PA
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Frog and Toad are back! In a revival of one of the Arden’s most treasured children’s theatre productions, an unlikely friendship between the cheerful Frog and the rather grumpy Toad...

Cost: $20-$40

Where:
Arden Theatre Company
40 N 2nd St
, PA
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Holiday Garden Railway returns. The buildings and trains are all decorated for the holidays with lights along the tracks and around the surrounding landscape.  The Holiday Garden...

Cost: $17, adults; $15, seniors; $9, kids 3-17

Where:
Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19119
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Ride the train with Santa and have your photo taken. Mrs. Claus will be available to help finalize letters to Santa and visitors can enjoy a ride aboard the Tinsel Trolley, a self-propelled...

Cost: $18, adults; $11, kids 3-11; $3, kids 2 & younger

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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This exhibit explores the nature of executive power under the Constitution, and how various presidents have exercised it over time.

Cost: FREE, with admission

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Telephone: 215-409-6600
Contact Name: Bryan Chan
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Hike, explore and experience an art process. Register online.

Cost: $30, members; $40, non-members

Where:
Bucktoe Creek Preserve
432 Sharp Rd
Avondale , PA  19311
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Sponsor: The Land Conservancy
Telephone: 610-347-0347 ext.104
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To adequately adjust the 1,700-foot model train layout, the venue consulted with local autism experts from Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center. Elements, such as music and mirrors, that can be...

Cost: $7.50, ages 12 & up; $4.50, ages 3-11.

Where:
Choo Choo Barn
226 Gap Rd.
Strasburg, PA  17579
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The magic of Christmas Eve is recreated on the Night Before Christmas Train ride. Visitors can wear their pajamas and enjoy cookies and milk as they travel down the tracks. The Strasburg Rail...

Cost: $18, adults; $11 kids 3-11; $3 kids 2 & under

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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Individualized teacher attention to students and families; 100% college acceptance; Wilson Reading-affiliated curriculum. Partnership with Cabrini College.

Where:
Woodlynde School
445 Upper Gulph Rd.
Strafford, PA  19087
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Telephone: 610-687-9660
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The theme park transforms into a winter wonderland. Rides are decked in holiday decor; join Santa and his reindeer for storytime; watch a festive aquarium show led by seals Bumper and Mango;...

Cost: $28.40

Where:
Hersheypark
100 Hersheypark Dr.
Hershey, PA
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A cold-weather version of the BlueCross RiverRink Summerfest, Winterfest houses an Olympic-size skating rink overlooking the Delaware River, a ski chalet-style lodge and winter garden with a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Blue Cross RiverRink
Market St. & Columbus Blvd.
, PA
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The Woodlynde School  is the region's oldest and most successful college prep school, Grades K-12, for intelligent, talented students with: Language- or math-based learning...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Woodlynde School
445 Upper Gulph Rd.
Strafford, PA  19087
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A new play area for exploring natural history, especially for visitors ages 0-8 years and their caregivers. Investigate fossils, go camping, create a puppet show about New Jersey wildlife...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 W. State St.
Trenton, NJ  08625
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The exhibition showcases more than 100 toys that were made in New Jersey between 1880 and the late 1960s, during New Jersey’s golden era of manufacturing. Among the featured toys are green...

Cost: $5, adults; FREE, children 12 and under

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Girard College is an independent, college-preparatory, 5-day boarding school for grades 1 through 12 located at the top of the Fairmount/Art Museum neighborhood. All accepted students will be...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Girard College
2101 S. College Ave.
Admissions Office
Phila., PA  19121
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Sponsor: Girard College
Telephone: 215-787-4423
Contact Name: Office of Admissions
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This is a vibrant exhibition chronicling the development of children's building toys over the past 150 years. These toys have been instrumental in fostering creativity in generations of kids...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Center for Architecture and Design
1218 Arch St.
Phila., PA  19107
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Website »

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

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Whether the family wants to indulge in seasonal goodies, say “hi” to Santa (Sat. & Sun.), cut down your own tree, partake in crafty activities, embark on a caroling hayride or see...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Linvilla Orchards
137 W Knowlton Rd.
Media, PA  19063
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A Longwood Christmas celebrates the holidays with interactive performances, colorful fountains, twinkling light displays and thousands of seasonal plants and trees, the centerpiece of which is a...

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Rd.
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Classes offer outdoor exploration, assorted art processes, daily sensory stimulations and more. Register online.

Cost: $10, members; $20, non-members

Where:
The Annex
501 Chandler Mill Rd
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Sponsor: The Land Conservancy
Telephone: 610-347-0347 ext.104
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Discover Philadelphia's connection to the founding of the U.S. Navy. The new, permanent exhibit features curated objects never, or rarely, seen by the public, highlighting the...

Where:
Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd.
Phila., PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-413-8655
Contact Name: Public Engagement
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The sights and sounds of the holidays come alive to entertain people of all ages and spread holiday cheer.  Visitors can enjoy performances of Carol of the Bells, Jingle Bell...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Comcast Center
1701 John F Kennedy Blvd
Phila., PA  19103
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Sponsor: Comcast
Telephone: 215-286-7676
Contact Name: Lisa Ferri

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Experience the museum’s decked halls, themed trees and Victorian decorations on the Winter Wonderland Holiday Decorations tour. 

Cost: $8-$14

Where:
Fonthill Castle
525 E Court St.
Doylestown, PA
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The annual holiday exhibit strives to capture the excitement of Christmas from a child’s point of view.  The show features trees decorated to the tastes of earlier eras, together with...

Cost: $8-$14

Where:
Mercer Museum
84 S Pine St.
Doylestown, PA  18901
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Visitors will experience a charming winter bazaar with more than 30 local vendors in white, festively lit tents. Compared to the authentic German Christmas Village (next door at City Hall) with...

Cost: FREE

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

More information

Modeled after a traditional German Christmas market, the indoor/outdoor village boasts more than 50 vendor booths that offer European food, treats, drinks, a variety of international gifts,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
West Shore Park
401 Light St.
Baltimore, MD
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Quintessence Theatre Group presents "Wilde Tales." A selfish giant builds a wall around his beautiful garden to prevent local children from playing in it. When the wall is...

Cost: $20, adult; $15, kids

Where:
Sedgwick Theatre
7137 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA  19119
View map »


Sponsor: Quintessence Theatre Group
Telephone: 217-987-4450
Contact Name: Patricia Stranahan
Website »

More information

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Franklin Square
200 6th St
Phila., PA  19106
View map »


Sponsor: Historic Philadelphia
Telephone: 215-629-4026
Contact Name: Visitor Services
Website »

More information

The park is transformed into a Christmas wonderland with twinkling lights, festive decorations and whirling rides including Cookie’s Monster Land featuring five rides, a three-story net climb...

Cost: $27

Where:
Sesame Place
100 Sesame Rd
Langhorne, PA  19047
View map »


Sponsor: Sesame Place
Telephone: 866-464-3566
Website »

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Be transported through space with the all-new show, Holiday Laser Magic, featuring dazzling laser effects set to holiday music favorites.  Showing weekends through Dec. 17; and weekdays...

Cost: $7, adults; $5, ages 12 and under.

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State St.
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Website »

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Enjoy a rare opportunity to see Eleutherian Mills, the first du Pont family home built in America, dressed for the holidays and illuminated with softly glowing lights. Lace, fresh greenery,...

Cost: $10

Where:
Hagley Museum and Library
200 Hagley Creek Rd.
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: (302) 658-2400, ext. 261

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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: $9; $7, ages 4-10; FREE, ages 3 and younger.

Where:
Koziar's Christmas Village
782 Christmas Village Rd.
Bernville, PA
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The drive-through light show follows a path lined with fun displays, familiar characters and millions of twinkling lights. Explore the route in your car or opt for an open-air hayride, followed by...

Cost: $25, carload.

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

More information

In this Panto spin on the classic tale of fairies, awakenings and true love, a land made prosperous by its music industry is now in ruins. The King has banned all record players from Paoli Shoals...

Cost: $46-51

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

More information

Drawn to Dinosaurs delves into the science and art of visualizing a living animal based on fragmentary fossils. This intimate exhibit illustrates what scientists can deduce from the fossil record...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19103
View map »


Telephone: 215-299-1000
Website »

More information

Dinosaurs Unearthed features more than a dozen realistic, full-bodied animatronic dinosaurs, as well as skeletons, skulls, claws and horns, real mosasaur and Spinosaurus teeth, an Oviraptor...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-299-1000
Website »

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Drawing from the museum's collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns.

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Rd.
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
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A troupe of actors appear at the historic theater to set up and perform the heartwarming tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge is a bitter old man who can no longer feel joy or affection, even for...

Cost: $14.50-$16.50

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut St.
Phila., PA  19107
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Telephone: 215-574-3550
Contact Name: Box Office
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Cost: $9, adults; $7, ages 3-17; FREE, ages 3 & younger.

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

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While the uncles, stuffed with pudding, nap and bellow on the parlor couch, spectatorsare taken back in time to remember the joys of being young, the strength of a community and the comfort of...

Cost: $35

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut St.
Phila., PA  19107
View map »


Telephone: 215-574-3550
Website »

More information

The celebration includes twinkling lights, glowing trees, gently falling snow and the return of the man in a red wetsuit – Scuba Santa. Kids will watch Scuba Santa and his elf friend swim...

Cost: $15-$30

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ
View map »

More information

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Macy's Center City
1300 Market St.
Phila., PA
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Roman Catholic boys school in the tradition of Holy Cross empowers students with academics, values & skills for success. Service learning begins in PreK. Eight sports for 3rd & 4th grades.

Where:
Saint Edmond's Academy
2120 Veale Rd.
Wilmington , DE  19810
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Telephone: 302-475-5370
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Frog and Toad are back! In a revival of one of the Arden’s most treasured children’s theatre productions, an unlikely friendship between the cheerful Frog and the rather grumpy Toad...

Cost: $20-$40

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

More information

Holiday Garden Railway returns. The buildings and trains are all decorated for the holidays with lights along the tracks and around the surrounding landscape.  The Holiday Garden...

Cost: $17, adults; $15, seniors; $9, kids 3-17

Where:
Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19119
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Parents and caregivers with babes in tow are always welcome in the galleries, but it will be a bit easier for you with stroller tours. If the baby fusses, don't fret -- you'll be...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Philadelphia Museum of Art
, PA

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Ride the train with Santa and have your photo taken. Mrs. Claus will be available to help finalize letters to Santa and visitors can enjoy a ride aboard the Tinsel Trolley, a self-propelled...

Cost: $18, adults; $11, kids 3-11; $3, kids 2 & younger

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


Sponsor: Strasburg Rail Road
Telephone: 866-725-9666
Website »

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This exhibit explores the nature of executive power under the Constitution, and how various presidents have exercised it over time.

Cost: FREE, with admission

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Telephone: 215-409-6600
Contact Name: Bryan Chan
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The workshop centers on creativity-oriented themes. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/courageous-and-creative-kids-for-ages-4-5-tickets-27314162395

Cost: $5, children; $10, family

Where:
Empowering U Center
511 W. Main St.
Trappe, PA  19426
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Cost: FREE

Where:
Camden County Library
35 E Browning Rd.
Bellmawr, NJ  08031
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Hike, explore and experience an art process. Register online.

Cost: $30, members; $40, non-members

Where:
Bucktoe Creek Preserve
432 Sharp Rd
Avondale , PA  19311
View map »


Sponsor: The Land Conservancy
Telephone: 610-347-0347 ext.104
Website »

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In this workshop, you will use Blockly, a drag and drop language to interface with the memory of the computer. You will be trying a number of puzzles, mazes and games to explore sequential...

Cost: FREE

Where:
William Jeanes Memorial Library and Nicholas and A
4051 Joshua Road
Lafayette Hill, PA  19444
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Sponsor: Techgirlz
Contact Name: Danica Pascavage
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The magic of Christmas Eve is recreated on the Night Before Christmas Train ride. Visitors can wear their pajamas and enjoy cookies and milk as they travel down the tracks. The Strasburg Rail...

Cost: $18, adults; $11 kids 3-11; $3 kids 2 & under

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


Sponsor: Strasburg Rail Road
Telephone: 866-725-9666
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This will be a family support & information sharing meeting open to family members and individuals with Asperger's syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Y.A.L.E. School Ellisburg campus
11 Connecticut Ave.
Cherry Hill, NJ  08002
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Sponsor: Asperger Autism Spectrum Education Network
Telephone: 856-290-5075
Contact Name: Monique Castillo
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The theme park transforms into a winter wonderland. Rides are decked in holiday decor; join Santa and his reindeer for storytime; watch a festive aquarium show led by seals Bumper and Mango;...

Cost: $28.40

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


Website »

More information

A cold-weather version of the BlueCross RiverRink Summerfest, Winterfest houses an Olympic-size skating rink overlooking the Delaware River, a ski chalet-style lodge and winter garden with a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Blue Cross RiverRink
Market St. & Columbus Blvd.
, PA
View map »

More information

A new play area for exploring natural history, especially for visitors ages 0-8 years and their caregivers. Investigate fossils, go camping, create a puppet show about New Jersey wildlife...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 W. State St.
Trenton, NJ  08625
View map »


Website »

More information

The exhibition showcases more than 100 toys that were made in New Jersey between 1880 and the late 1960s, during New Jersey’s golden era of manufacturing. Among the featured toys are green...

Cost: $5, adults; FREE, children 12 and under

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
View map »


Website »

More information

This is a vibrant exhibition chronicling the development of children's building toys over the past 150 years. These toys have been instrumental in fostering creativity in generations of kids...

Cost: FREE

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


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...

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

More information

Whether the family wants to indulge in seasonal goodies, say “hi” to Santa (Sat. & Sun.), cut down your own tree, partake in crafty activities, embark on a caroling hayride or see...

Cost: FREE

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

More information

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

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Rd.
Kennett Square, PA  19348
View map »

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Montessori-based academics in mixed-age classrooms foster intellectual curiosity and independent learning in a peaceful, respectful environment. Country's first PreK-8 Fair Trade school.

Where:
Walden School, The
901 N. Providence Rd.
Media, PA  19063
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Telephone: 610-892-8000
Website »

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

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


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

More information

Nature discoveries, stories and art projects are all part of the fun. Whenever possible, participants will venture outside, so please dress accordingly. All programs meet at the Arts Center,...

Cost: $4

Where:
Bellevue State Park
800 Carr Rd.
Wilmington, DE  19809
View map »


Telephone: 302-793-3046
Website »

More information

The sights and sounds of the holidays come alive to entertain people of all ages and spread holiday cheer.  Visitors can enjoy performances of Carol of the Bells, Jingle Bell...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Comcast Center
1701 John F Kennedy Blvd
Phila., PA  19103
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Sponsor: Comcast
Telephone: 215-286-7676
Contact Name: Lisa Ferri

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Experience the museum’s decked halls, themed trees and Victorian decorations on the Winter Wonderland Holiday Decorations tour. 

Cost: $8-$14

Where:
Fonthill Castle
525 E Court St.
Doylestown, PA
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The annual holiday exhibit strives to capture the excitement of Christmas from a child’s point of view.  The show features trees decorated to the tastes of earlier eras, together with...

Cost: $8-$14

Where:
Mercer Museum
84 S Pine St.
Doylestown, PA  18901
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Visitors will experience a charming winter bazaar with more than 30 local vendors in white, festively lit tents. Compared to the authentic German Christmas Village (next door at City Hall) with...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dilworth Park
1400 JFK Blvd.
Phila., PA  19102
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Modeled after a traditional German Christmas market, the indoor/outdoor village boasts more than 50 vendor booths that offer European food, treats, drinks, a variety of international gifts,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
West Shore Park
401 Light St.
Baltimore, MD
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Quintessence Theatre Group presents "Wilde Tales." A selfish giant builds a wall around his beautiful garden to prevent local children from playing in it. When the wall is...

Cost: $20, adult; $15, kids

Where:
Sedgwick Theatre
7137 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA  19119
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Sponsor: Quintessence Theatre Group
Telephone: 217-987-4450
Contact Name: Patricia Stranahan
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The workshop centers on creativity-oriented themes. Each session will be a mix of staff-led activities and take-home projects. Themes include; Collage/Assemblage, Sculpture,...

Cost: $15

Where:
Empowering U Center
511 W. Main St.
Collegeville,, PA  19426
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Sponsor: Pillars of Light and Love
Telephone: 484-854-1162
Contact Name: Genia
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Dazzle in the lights of the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show, a free spectacle that illuminates the Square with more than 50,000 lights to a soundtrack of holiday...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Franklin Square
200 6th St
Phila., PA  19106
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Sponsor: Historic Philadelphia
Telephone: 215-629-4026
Contact Name: Visitor Services
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The park is transformed into a Christmas wonderland with twinkling lights, festive decorations and whirling rides including Cookie’s Monster Land featuring five rides, a three-story net climb...

Cost: $27

Where:
Sesame Place
100 Sesame Rd
Langhorne, PA  19047
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Sponsor: Sesame Place
Telephone: 866-464-3566
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Be transported through space with the all-new show, Holiday Laser Magic, featuring dazzling laser effects set to holiday music favorites.  Showing weekends through Dec. 17; and weekdays...

Cost: $7, adults; $5, ages 12 and under.

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State St.
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Enjoy a rare opportunity to see Eleutherian Mills, the first du Pont family home built in America, dressed for the holidays and illuminated with softly glowing lights. Lace, fresh greenery,...

Cost: $10

Where:
Hagley Museum and Library
200 Hagley Creek Rd.
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: (302) 658-2400, ext. 261

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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: $9; $7, ages 4-10; FREE, ages 3 and younger.

Where:
Koziar's Christmas Village
782 Christmas Village Rd.
Bernville, PA
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The drive-through light show follows a path lined with fun displays, familiar characters and millions of twinkling lights. Explore the route in your car or opt for an open-air hayride, followed by...

Cost: $25, carload.

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Rd.
Yardley, PA
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The inclusive, all-ages Autism Delaware Bowling Night is held every Wed. Parents and siblings are welcome to bowl, with bumpers available for those who want to use them. There is no score...

Cost: $2.25 per game; $2.25 shoe rental.

Where:
Bowlerama
3031 New Castle Ave.
New Castle, DE
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Contact Name: Karen Tuohy

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The Berks County park is decorated for the holidays. Walk through the serene country-setting, with thousands of lights illuminating the park landscaping and historic buildings. Warm up in the...

Cost: FREE; $5, parking.

Where:
Gring's Mill
Spring Township, PA

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On Wednesday nights throughout the holiday season, stroll around Chestnut Hill’s festively decorated shops, with extended store hours. Enjoy the joyful, holiday atmosphere with live...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chestnut Hill Business District
Germantown Avenue
Phila., PA  19118
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Quizzo is back for the winter season in the Lodge every Wednesday night. Bring the squad down to the waterfront for trivia fun, drink specials, and cool prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Blue Cross RiverRink WinterFest
101 South Christopher Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia , PA  19147
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In this Panto spin on the classic tale of fairies, awakenings and true love, a land made prosperous by its music industry is now in ruins. The King has banned all record players from Paoli Shoals...

Cost: $46-51

Where:
People's Light
39 Conestoga Rd
Malvern, PA  19355
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Bring the family and friends out to Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest for movie nights for the 12 days of Christmas. December 14 – A Christmas Carol (Jim Carrey)  December 15 –...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Blue Cross RiverRink WinterFest
101 South Christopher Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA  19147
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Drawn to Dinosaurs delves into the science and art of visualizing a living animal based on fragmentary fossils. This intimate exhibit illustrates what scientists can deduce from the fossil record...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-299-1000
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Dinosaurs Unearthed features more than a dozen realistic, full-bodied animatronic dinosaurs, as well as skeletons, skulls, claws and horns, real mosasaur and Spinosaurus teeth, an Oviraptor...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-299-1000
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Drawing from the museum's collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns.

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Rd.
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
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A troupe of actors appear at the historic theater to set up and perform the heartwarming tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge is a bitter old man who can no longer feel joy or affection, even for...

Cost: $14.50-$16.50

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut St.
Phila., PA  19107
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Telephone: 215-574-3550
Contact Name: Box Office
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Cost: $9, adults; $7, ages 3-17; FREE, ages 3 & younger.

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Newark, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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While the uncles, stuffed with pudding, nap and bellow on the parlor couch, spectatorsare taken back in time to remember the joys of being young, the strength of a community and the comfort of...

Cost: $35

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut St.
Phila., PA  19107
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Telephone: 215-574-3550
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The celebration includes twinkling lights, glowing trees, gently falling snow and the return of the man in a red wetsuit – Scuba Santa. Kids will watch Scuba Santa and his elf friend swim...

Cost: $15-$30

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, 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.
Phila., PA
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Visitors can celebrate the anniversary of the Bill of Rights, which gave Americans many of the rights and freedoms we enjoy today.  Visitors can view a rare, original copy of the...

Cost: $5

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Telephone: 215-409-6600
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Parents can meet the principle as children have fun making holiday-themed crafts.    

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mount Aviat Academy
399 Childs Road
Childs, MD  21916
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Telephone: 410-398-2206
Contact Name: Charlene Nichols
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Frog and Toad are back! In a revival of one of the Arden’s most treasured children’s theatre productions, an unlikely friendship between the cheerful Frog and the rather grumpy Toad...

Cost: $20-$40

Where:
Arden Theatre Company
40 N 2nd St
, PA
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Holiday Garden Railway returns. The buildings and trains are all decorated for the holidays with lights along the tracks and around the surrounding landscape.  The Holiday Garden...

Cost: $17, adults; $15, seniors; $9, kids 3-17

Where:
Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19119
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Celebrate with Kids' MusicRound of Yardley. Kids will learn some new tunes, show off their dance moves and have plenty of fun in this special sing- and play-along event.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oxford Valley Mall
2300 E Lincoln Hwy
Langhorne, PA  19047
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On the 225th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights, don’t miss our annual book festival featuring four back-to-back discussions with acclaimed authors. Registration is highly recommended.

Cost: $5

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Ride the train with Santa and have your photo taken. Mrs. Claus will be available to help finalize letters to Santa and visitors can enjoy a ride aboard the Tinsel Trolley, a self-propelled...

Cost: $18, adults; $11, kids 3-11; $3, kids 2 & younger

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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This exhibit explores the nature of executive power under the Constitution, and how various presidents have exercised it over time.

Cost: FREE, with admission

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Telephone: 215-409-6600
Contact Name: Bryan Chan
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Hike, explore and experience an art process. Register online.

Cost: $30, members; $40, non-members

Where:
Bucktoe Creek Preserve
432 Sharp Rd
Avondale , PA  19311
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Sponsor: The Land Conservancy
Telephone: 610-347-0347 ext.104
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The beloved McDonalds clown himself flips on the switch of the house’s holiday lights. Each $15 donation adds a bulb to the display. The celebration also includes refreshments and music.

Cost: FREE, donations welcome.

Where:
Ronald McDonald House of Delaware
1901 Rockland Rd.
Wilmington , DE  19803
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The magic of Christmas Eve is recreated on the Night Before Christmas Train ride. Visitors can wear their pajamas and enjoy cookies and milk as they travel down the tracks. The Strasburg Rail...

Cost: $18, adults; $11 kids 3-11; $3 kids 2 & under

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 theme park transforms into a winter wonderland. Rides are decked in holiday decor; join Santa and his reindeer for storytime; watch a festive aquarium show led by seals Bumper and Mango;...

Cost: $28.40

Where:
Hersheypark
100 Hersheypark Dr.
Hershey, PA
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A cold-weather version of the BlueCross RiverRink Summerfest, Winterfest houses an Olympic-size skating rink overlooking the Delaware River, a ski chalet-style lodge and winter garden with a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Blue Cross RiverRink
Market St. & Columbus Blvd.
, PA
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A new play area for exploring natural history, especially for visitors ages 0-8 years and their caregivers. Investigate fossils, go camping, create a puppet show about New Jersey wildlife...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 W. State St.
Trenton, NJ  08625
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The exhibition showcases more than 100 toys that were made in New Jersey between 1880 and the late 1960s, during New Jersey’s golden era of manufacturing. Among the featured toys are green...

Cost: $5, adults; FREE, children 12 and under

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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This is a vibrant exhibition chronicling the development of children's building toys over the past 150 years. These toys have been instrumental in fostering creativity in generations of kids...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Center for Architecture and Design
1218 Arch St.
Phila., PA  19107
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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...

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Whether the family wants to indulge in seasonal goodies, say “hi” to Santa (Sat. & Sun.), cut down your own tree, partake in crafty activities, embark on a caroling hayride or see...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Linvilla Orchards
137 W Knowlton Rd.
Media, PA  19063
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A Longwood Christmas celebrates the holidays with interactive performances, colorful fountains, twinkling light displays and thousands of seasonal plants and trees, the centerpiece of which is a...

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Rd.
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Classes offer outdoor exploration, assorted art processes, daily sensory stimulations and more. Register online.

Cost: $10, members; $20, non-members

Where:
The Annex
501 Chandler Mill Rd
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Sponsor: The Land Conservancy
Telephone: 610-347-0347 ext.104
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Enjoy storytime, then make a themed masterpiece with paint.

Cost: $12

Where:
Paint-a-Treasure
614 Station Ave.
Haddon Heights, NJ
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Discover Philadelphia's connection to the founding of the U.S. Navy. The new, permanent exhibit features curated objects never, or rarely, seen by the public, highlighting the...

Where:
Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd.
Phila., PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-413-8655
Contact Name: Public Engagement
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The sights and sounds of the holidays come alive to entertain people of all ages and spread holiday cheer.  Visitors can enjoy performances of Carol of the Bells, Jingle Bell...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Comcast Center
1701 John F Kennedy Blvd
Phila., PA  19103
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Sponsor: Comcast
Telephone: 215-286-7676
Contact Name: Lisa Ferri

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Experience the museum’s decked halls, themed trees and Victorian decorations on the Winter Wonderland Holiday Decorations tour. 

Cost: $8-$14

Where:
Fonthill Castle
525 E Court St.
Doylestown, PA
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The annual holiday exhibit strives to capture the excitement of Christmas from a child’s point of view.  The show features trees decorated to the tastes of earlier eras, together with...

Cost: $8-$14

Where:
Mercer Museum
84 S Pine St.
Doylestown, PA  18901
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Kidz Bounce offers moonbounces, Marple Mountain, toys, balls, scooters, parachutes and more.

Cost: $5

Where:
Marple Sports Arena
611 S Parkway
Broomall, PA  19008
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Sponsor: Marple Sports Arena
Telephone: 610-338-0111
Contact Name: Kelly
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Visitors will experience a charming winter bazaar with more than 30 local vendors in white, festively lit tents. Compared to the authentic German Christmas Village (next door at City Hall) with...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dilworth Park
1400 JFK Blvd.
Phila., PA  19102
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Modeled after a traditional German Christmas market, the indoor/outdoor village boasts more than 50 vendor booths that offer European food, treats, drinks, a variety of international gifts,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
West Shore Park
401 Light St.
Baltimore, MD
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Quintessence Theatre Group presents "Wilde Tales." A selfish giant builds a wall around his beautiful garden to prevent local children from playing in it. When the wall is...

Cost: $20, adult; $15, kids

Where:
Sedgwick Theatre
7137 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA  19119
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Sponsor: Quintessence Theatre Group
Telephone: 217-987-4450
Contact Name: Patricia Stranahan
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Dazzle in the lights of the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show, a free spectacle that illuminates the Square with more than 50,000 lights to a soundtrack of holiday...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Franklin Square
200 6th St
Phila., PA  19106
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Sponsor: Historic Philadelphia
Telephone: 215-629-4026
Contact Name: Visitor Services
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The park is transformed into a Christmas wonderland with twinkling lights, festive decorations and whirling rides including Cookie’s Monster Land featuring five rides, a three-story net climb...

Cost: $27

Where:
Sesame Place
100 Sesame Rd
Langhorne, PA  19047
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Sponsor: Sesame Place
Telephone: 866-464-3566
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Be transported through space with the all-new show, Holiday Laser Magic, featuring dazzling laser effects set to holiday music favorites.  Showing weekends through Dec. 17; and weekdays...

Cost: $7, adults; $5, ages 12 and under.

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State St.
Trenton, NJ  08625
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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: $9; $7, ages 4-10; FREE, ages 3 and younger.

Where:
Koziar's Christmas Village
782 Christmas Village Rd.
Bernville, PA
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The drive-through light show follows a path lined with fun displays, familiar characters and millions of twinkling lights. Explore the route in your car or opt for an open-air hayride, followed by...

Cost: $25, carload.

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Rd.
Yardley, PA
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Watch over 100 Christmas trees magically float on Lake Meone and light up to festive music. It is an orchestrated show of dancing lights and music...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Village Greene at Historic Smithville
615 East Moss Mill Rd.
Smithville, NJ  08205
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Sponsor: The Village Greene at Historic Smithville
Telephone: 609-748-8999
Contact Name: Colonial Inn
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The Berks County park is decorated for the holidays. Walk through the serene country-setting, with thousands of lights illuminating the park landscaping and historic buildings. Warm up in the...

Cost: FREE; $5, parking.

Where:
Gring's Mill
Spring Township, PA

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In this Panto spin on the classic tale of fairies, awakenings and true love, a land made prosperous by its music industry is now in ruins. The King has banned all record players from Paoli Shoals...

Cost: $46-51

Where:
People's Light
39 Conestoga Rd
Malvern, PA  19355
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Bring the family and friends out to Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest for movie nights for the 12 days of Christmas. December 14 – A Christmas Carol (Jim Carrey)  December 15 –...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Blue Cross RiverRink WinterFest
101 South Christopher Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA  19147
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Drawn to Dinosaurs delves into the science and art of visualizing a living animal based on fragmentary fossils. This intimate exhibit illustrates what scientists can deduce from the fossil record...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-299-1000
Website »

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Dinosaurs Unearthed features more than a dozen realistic, full-bodied animatronic dinosaurs, as well as skeletons, skulls, claws and horns, real mosasaur and Spinosaurus teeth, an Oviraptor...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-299-1000
Website »

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Drawing from the museum's collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns.

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Rd.
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Hagley Museum
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
Website »

More information

A troupe of actors appear at the historic theater to set up and perform the heartwarming tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge is a bitter old man who can no longer feel joy or affection, even for...

Cost: $14.50-$16.50

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut St.
Phila., PA  19107
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Telephone: 215-574-3550
Contact Name: Box Office
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Cost: $9, adults; $7, ages 3-17; FREE, ages 3 & younger.

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

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While the uncles, stuffed with pudding, nap and bellow on the parlor couch, spectatorsare taken back in time to remember the joys of being young, the strength of a community and the comfort of...

Cost: $35

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut St.
Phila., PA  19107
View map »


Telephone: 215-574-3550
Website »

More information

The celebration includes twinkling lights, glowing trees, gently falling snow and the return of the man in a red wetsuit – Scuba Santa. Kids will watch Scuba Santa and his elf friend swim...

Cost: $15-$30

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ
View map »

More information

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

Cost: FREE

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

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Frog and Toad are back! In a revival of one of the Arden’s most treasured children’s theatre productions, an unlikely friendship between the cheerful Frog and the rather grumpy Toad...

Cost: $20-$40

Where:
Arden Theatre Company
40 N 2nd St
, PA
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Holiday Garden Railway returns. The buildings and trains are all decorated for the holidays with lights along the tracks and around the surrounding landscape.  The Holiday Garden...

Cost: $17, adults; $15, seniors; $9, kids 3-17

Where:
Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19119
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Ride the train with Santa and have your photo taken. Mrs. Claus will be available to help finalize letters to Santa and visitors can enjoy a ride aboard the Tinsel Trolley, a self-propelled...

Cost: $18, adults; $11, kids 3-11; $3, kids 2 & younger

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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Come hear an animated telling of a favorite children’s book, followed by meeting a live animal, a walk on the trails, or making a simple craft.  Pre-registration is required by...

Cost: $5, members; $7, non-members

Where:
Plainsboro Preserve
80 Scotts Corner Road
Cranbury, PA  08512
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Sponsor: Plainsboro Preserve
Telephone: 609-897-9400
Contact Name: Anna Wright-Piersanti
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This exhibit explores the nature of executive power under the Constitution, and how various presidents have exercised it over time.

Cost: FREE, with admission

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Telephone: 215-409-6600
Contact Name: Bryan Chan
Website »

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Hike, explore and experience an art process. Register online.

Cost: $30, members; $40, non-members

Where:
Bucktoe Creek Preserve
432 Sharp Rd
Avondale , PA  19311
View map »


Sponsor: The Land Conservancy
Telephone: 610-347-0347 ext.104
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When shopping needs to be done and gifts need to be wrapped, bring your kids to Briar Bush for a night of natural fun and learning!

Cost: $45

Where:
Briar Bush Nature Center
1212 Edge Hill Road
Abington, PA  19001
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The magic of Christmas Eve is recreated on the Night Before Christmas Train ride. Visitors can wear their pajamas and enjoy cookies and milk as they travel down the tracks. The Strasburg Rail...

Cost: $18, adults; $11 kids 3-11; $3 kids 2 & under

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 Rock School for Dance Education presents the enchanting, dynamic, and magical Nutcracker 1776 blending Tchaikovsky’s score and the traditional Nutcracker story with...

Cost: $30-$50

Where:
Merriam Theater
250 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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An Actor’s Carol, is a fresh take on Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol.

Cost: $10, members/students/seniors; $15, non-members

Where:
Paul Robeson Center for the Arts
102 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ  08542
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Telephone: 609-924-8777
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The theme park transforms into a winter wonderland. Rides are decked in holiday decor; join Santa and his reindeer for storytime; watch a festive aquarium show led by seals Bumper and Mango;...

Cost: $28.40

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


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A cold-weather version of the BlueCross RiverRink Summerfest, Winterfest houses an Olympic-size skating rink overlooking the Delaware River, a ski chalet-style lodge and winter garden with a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Blue Cross RiverRink
Market St. & Columbus Blvd.
, PA
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Holiday Garden Railway returns in 2016 with  five Friday Night Lights every Friday in December. The buildings and trains are all decorated for the holidays with lights along the tracks...

Cost: $9, adults; $3, kids; $16, adults (non-member); $8, kids (non-member)

Where:
Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19119
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A new play area for exploring natural history, especially for visitors ages 0-8 years and their caregivers. Investigate fossils, go camping, create a puppet show about New Jersey wildlife...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 W. State St.
Trenton, NJ  08625
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The exhibition showcases more than 100 toys that were made in New Jersey between 1880 and the late 1960s, during New Jersey’s golden era of manufacturing. Among the featured toys are green...

Cost: $5, adults; FREE, children 12 and under

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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This is a vibrant exhibition chronicling the development of children's building toys over the past 150 years. These toys have been instrumental in fostering creativity in generations of kids...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Center for Architecture and Design
1218 Arch St.
Phila., PA  19107
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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...

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Whether the family wants to indulge in seasonal goodies, say “hi” to Santa (Sat. & Sun.), cut down your own tree, partake in crafty activities, embark on a caroling hayride or see...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Linvilla Orchards
137 W Knowlton Rd.
Media, PA  19063
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A Longwood Christmas celebrates the holidays with interactive performances, colorful fountains, twinkling light displays and thousands of seasonal plants and trees, the centerpiece of which is a...

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Rd.
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Enjoy storytime, then make a themed masterpiece with paint.

Cost: $12

Where:
Paint-a-Treasure
614 Station Ave.
Haddon Heights, NJ
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Discover Philadelphia's connection to the founding of the U.S. Navy. The new, permanent exhibit features curated objects never, or rarely, seen by the public, highlighting the...

Where:
Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd.
Phila., PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-413-8655
Contact Name: Public Engagement
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The sights and sounds of the holidays come alive to entertain people of all ages and spread holiday cheer.  Visitors can enjoy performances of Carol of the Bells, Jingle Bell...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Comcast Center
1701 John F Kennedy Blvd
Phila., PA  19103
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Sponsor: Comcast
Telephone: 215-286-7676
Contact Name: Lisa Ferri

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Experience the museum’s decked halls, themed trees and Victorian decorations on the Winter Wonderland Holiday Decorations tour. 

Cost: $8-$14

Where:
Fonthill Castle
525 E Court St.
Doylestown, PA
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The annual holiday exhibit strives to capture the excitement of Christmas from a child’s point of view.  The show features trees decorated to the tastes of earlier eras, together with...

Cost: $8-$14

Where:
Mercer Museum
84 S Pine St.
Doylestown, PA  18901
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Enjoy an all-you-can-eat brunch with St. Nick, plus photo ops, holiday crafts and animal visits. Register early; spots fill quickly. There are two seatings: 10:30am and 12:30pn.  

Cost: $30.95, adults; $19.95, kids.

Where:
Elmwood Park Zoo
1661 Harding Blvd.
Norristown, PA  19401
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Visitors will experience a charming winter bazaar with more than 30 local vendors in white, festively lit tents. Compared to the authentic German Christmas Village (next door at City Hall) with...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dilworth Park
1400 JFK Blvd.
Phila., PA  19102
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Modeled after a traditional German Christmas market, the indoor/outdoor village boasts more than 50 vendor booths that offer European food, treats, drinks, a variety of international gifts,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
West Shore Park
401 Light St.
Baltimore, MD
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Quintessence Theatre Group presents "Wilde Tales." A selfish giant builds a wall around his beautiful garden to prevent local children from playing in it. When the wall is...

Cost: $20, adult; $15, kids

Where:
Sedgwick Theatre
7137 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA  19119
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Sponsor: Quintessence Theatre Group
Telephone: 217-987-4450
Contact Name: Patricia Stranahan
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Dazzle in the lights of the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show, a free spectacle that illuminates the Square with more than 50,000 lights to a soundtrack of holiday...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Franklin Square
200 6th St
Phila., PA  19106
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Sponsor: Historic Philadelphia
Telephone: 215-629-4026
Contact Name: Visitor Services
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The park is transformed into a Christmas wonderland with twinkling lights, festive decorations and whirling rides including Cookie’s Monster Land featuring five rides, a three-story net climb...

Cost: $27

Where:
Sesame Place
100 Sesame Rd
Langhorne, PA  19047
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Sponsor: Sesame Place
Telephone: 866-464-3566
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Be transported through space with the all-new show, Holiday Laser Magic, featuring dazzling laser effects set to holiday music favorites.  Showing weekends through Dec. 17; and weekdays...

Cost: $7, adults; $5, ages 12 and under.

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State St.
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Take a ferry ride to the winter carnival at the Lewes Ferry Terminal with ice skating, amusement rides, crafts and activities at Santa's Workshop.   The Ferry offers shuttles to...

Cost: Cost varies.

Where:
Cape May Ferry Terminal
1200 Lincoln Blvd
North Cape May, NJ  08204
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Telephone: 1.800.643.3779.
Contact Name: Customer Service

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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: $9; $7, ages 4-10; FREE, ages 3 and younger.

Where:
Koziar's Christmas Village
782 Christmas Village Rd.
Bernville, PA
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The drive-through light show follows a path lined with fun displays, familiar characters and millions of twinkling lights. Explore the route in your car or opt for an open-air hayride, followed by...

Cost: $25, carload.

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Rd.
Yardley, PA
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Watch over 100 Christmas trees magically float on Lake Meone and light up to festive music. It is an orchestrated show of dancing lights and music...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Village Greene at Historic Smithville
615 East Moss Mill Rd.
Smithville, NJ  08205
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Sponsor: The Village Greene at Historic Smithville
Telephone: 609-748-8999
Contact Name: Colonial Inn
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Shopping includes in-store events, gift ideas, horse-drawn carriage rides and live holiday entertainment. Luminarias will light up along the Downtown sidewalks, complementing the trees...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Haddonfield
Haddonfield , NJ  08033


Sponsor: Partnership for Haddonfield
Telephone: 856-216-7253
Contact Name: Haddonfield Information Center
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The Berks County park is decorated for the holidays. Walk through the serene country-setting, with thousands of lights illuminating the park landscaping and historic buildings. Warm up in the...

Cost: FREE; $5, parking.

Where:
Gring's Mill
Spring Township, PA

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In this Panto spin on the classic tale of fairies, awakenings and true love, a land made prosperous by its music industry is now in ruins. The King has banned all record players from Paoli Shoals...

Cost: $46-51

Where:
People's Light
39 Conestoga Rd
Malvern, PA  19355
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Bring the family and friends out to Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest for movie nights for the 12 days of Christmas. December 14 – A Christmas Carol (Jim Carrey)  December 15 –...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Blue Cross RiverRink WinterFest
101 South Christopher Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA  19147
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Ballet 180 presents the Holiday Classic A Charlie Brown Christmas, an original ballet by Artistic Director Kelly Murray Farrell. For the fourth year, A Charlie Brown...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Rowitt Theater of McShain Performing Arts Center
1400 Montgomery Ave.
Rosemont, PA  19010
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Drawn to Dinosaurs delves into the science and art of visualizing a living animal based on fragmentary fossils. This intimate exhibit illustrates what scientists can deduce from the fossil record...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-299-1000
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Dinosaurs Unearthed features more than a dozen realistic, full-bodied animatronic dinosaurs, as well as skeletons, skulls, claws and horns, real mosasaur and Spinosaurus teeth, an Oviraptor...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-299-1000
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Drawing from the museum's collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns.

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Rd.
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
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Cost: $9, adults; $7, ages 3-17; FREE, ages 3 & younger.

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Newark, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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While the uncles, stuffed with pudding, nap and bellow on the parlor couch, spectatorsare taken back in time to remember the joys of being young, the strength of a community and the comfort of...

Cost: $35

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut St.
Phila., PA  19107
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Telephone: 215-574-3550
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The celebration includes twinkling lights, glowing trees, gently falling snow and the return of the man in a red wetsuit – Scuba Santa. Kids will watch Scuba Santa and his elf friend swim...

Cost: $15-$30

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, 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.
Phila., PA
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Frog and Toad are back! In a revival of one of the Arden’s most treasured children’s theatre productions, an unlikely friendship between the cheerful Frog and the rather grumpy Toad...

Cost: $20-$40

Where:
Arden Theatre Company
40 N 2nd St
, PA
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Holiday Garden Railway returns. The buildings and trains are all decorated for the holidays with lights along the tracks and around the surrounding landscape.  The Holiday Garden...

Cost: $17, adults; $15, seniors; $9, kids 3-17

Where:
Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19119
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Lights are turned up, the sound is lowered and kids can talk, move or do whatever they need to.

Where:
Westown Movies
150 Commerce Dr.
Middletown, DE  19709
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Participants will cut and color paper dolls based on Brandywine’s Ann Wyeth McCoy doll collection, make matching bracelets for themselves and their dolls, and enjoy an informal tea party....

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

Where:
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Rd.
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
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Sponsor: Brandywine River Museum of Art
Telephone: 610-388-8336
Contact Name: Hillary K. Holland
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Ride the train with Santa and have your photo taken. Mrs. Claus will be available to help finalize letters to Santa and visitors can enjoy a ride aboard the Tinsel Trolley, a self-propelled...

Cost: $18, adults; $11, kids 3-11; $3, kids 2 & younger

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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Join for snacks, singing, candy canes and a chance to tell Santa what you want for Christmas. Every kids get a free book.  

Cost: FREE

Where:
Glassboro Public Library
2 Center Street
Glassboro, NJ  08028
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Sponsor: Gloucester County Library System
Telephone: 856-881-0001
Contact Name: Loretta Lisowski
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Bake gingerbread men, making festive crafts, have pizza, and play fun games.  MUST REGISTER BY Dec. 14, 2016.

Cost: $25

Where:
Cuddles-N-Care Day Care
7707 Germantown Ave.
Chestnut Hill, PA  19118
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This exhibit explores the nature of executive power under the Constitution, and how various presidents have exercised it over time.

Cost: FREE, with admission

Where:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: National Constitution Center
Telephone: 215-409-6600
Contact Name: Bryan Chan
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Use Blockly, a drag and drop language to interface with the memory of the computer. We will be trying a number of puzzles, mazes and games to explore sequential events, selection and repetition....

Cost: FREE

Where:
George School’s Spruance-Alden Science Center Main
1690 Newtown Langhorne Rd.
Newtown, PA  18940
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Sponsor: TechGirlz
Contact Name: Tommy Cifelli
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You will be welcomed and escorted by the Radnor's Toy Soldier to where fun and entertainment are plentiful. Refreshments will be served. Once tea is finished, enjoy interactive and...

Cost: $59.95 (1 adult & 1 child)

Where:
The Radnor Hotel
591 East Lancaster Ave.
St. Davids, PA  19087
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Sponsor: The Radnor Hotel
Telephone: 610-341-3138
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The Rock School for Dance Education presents the enchanting, dynamic, and magical Nutcracker 1776 blending Tchaikovsky’s score and the traditional Nutcracker story with...

Cost: $30-$50

Where:
Merriam Theater
250 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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Dueling ice carvers and the launch of the charity coat, mitten and hat drive with One Warm Coat will put a festive tingle in the air. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Suburban Square
Anderson & Coulter Avenue
Ardmore, PA  19003
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Cost: $5

Where:
The Colonial Theatre
227 Bridge St
Phoenixville, PA  19460
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Sponsor: The Colonial Theatre
Telephone: 610-917-1228
Contact Name: Kirsten Van Vlandren
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The Take Two Drama Club of Sussex Central High School is proud to present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic, Cinderella. A special Princess & Prince Party will be held at before...

Cost: $8; $5, students/seniors/military

Where:
Sussex Central High School
26026 Patriots Way
Georgetown, DE  19947
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Sponsor: TAKE TWO DRAMA CLUB
Telephone: 302-258-5443
Contact Name: David Warick
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NJ's very own holiday smash is back! Rap legend Kurtis Blow rejoins the cast for this mash-up for the entire family.

Cost: $29-$79

Where:
Prudential Hall
1 Center St
Newark, NJ  07102
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Telephone: 888-466-5722

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The Rock School for Dance Education presents the enchanting, dynamic, and magical Nutcracker 1776 blending Tchaikovsky’s score and the traditional Nutcracker story with...

Cost: $30-$50

Where:
Merriam Theater
250 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19102
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Telephone: 215-551-7010 x1114
Contact Name: Elizabeth Guthrie
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Hike, explore and experience an art process. Register online.

Cost: $30, members; $40, non-members

Where:
Bucktoe Creek Preserve
432 Sharp Rd
Avondale , PA  19311
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Sponsor: The Land Conservancy
Telephone: 610-347-0347 ext.104
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This treat for the entire family comes complete with hot chocolate, a visit with Santa and a joyful holiday concert featuring Mainstage Center for the Arts’...

Cost: $16, adults; $12, ages 12 & younger.

Where:
Dennis Flyer Theatre, Camden County College
200 College Dr..
Blackwood, NJ  08012
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Sponsor: Mainstage Center for the Arts
Telephone: 855-936-2467, x3
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The theme park transforms into a winter wonderland. Rides are decked in holiday decor; join Santa and his reindeer for storytime; watch a festive aquarium show led by seals Bumper and Mango;...

Cost: $28.40

Where:
Hersheypark
100 Hersheypark Dr.
Hershey, PA
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A cold-weather version of the BlueCross RiverRink Summerfest, Winterfest houses an Olympic-size skating rink overlooking the Delaware River, a ski chalet-style lodge and winter garden with a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Blue Cross RiverRink
Market St. & Columbus Blvd.
, PA
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Join an exclusive, behind-the-scenes visit with the Brandywine River Museum of Art Railroad. Discover how the extensive layout, one of the world’s largest, is created and the complicated...

Cost: $25; $20, members.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Rd.
Chadds Ford, PA  19317
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Sponsor: Brandywine River Museum of Art
Telephone: 610-388-8336
Contact Name: Hillary K. Holland
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A new play area for exploring natural history, especially for visitors ages 0-8 years and their caregivers. Investigate fossils, go camping, create a puppet show about New Jersey wildlife...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 W. State St.
Trenton, NJ  08625
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The exhibition showcases more than 100 toys that were made in New Jersey between 1880 and the late 1960s, during New Jersey’s golden era of manufacturing. Among the featured toys are green...

Cost: $5, adults; FREE, children 12 and under

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Feed your holiday excitement with breakfast with Santa. Bring a camera to get a perfect picture with your little one. Please call for reservations.

Cost: $15 adult; $10, child 1 & older

Where:
The Market at DelVal
2100 Lower State Rd.
Doylestown, PA  18901
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Telephone: 215-230-7170
Contact Name: Robert
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Reservations can be made through ccater@winterthur.org or by calling 302-888-4826.

Cost: $34.95, adults; $18, kids 2-12

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-888-4826
Contact Name: Reservations
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Dine with St. Nick at the park's Logan Square Café.

Cost: $15.95, kids 12 & under; $22.95, adults; FREE, kids 1 & under

Where:
Logan Square Cafe
200 N 18th St
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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This is a vibrant exhibition chronicling the development of children's building toys over the past 150 years. These toys have been instrumental in fostering creativity in generations of kids...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Center for Architecture and Design
1218 Arch St.
Phila., PA  19107
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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...

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »

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Whether the family wants to indulge in seasonal goodies, say “hi” to Santa (Sat. & Sun.), cut down your own tree, partake in crafty activities, embark on a caroling hayride or see...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Linvilla Orchards
137 W Knowlton Rd.
Media, PA  19063
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A Longwood Christmas celebrates the holidays with interactive performances, colorful fountains, twinkling light displays and thousands of seasonal plants and trees, the centerpiece of which is a...

Where:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Rd.
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Enjoy storytime, then make a themed masterpiece with paint.

Cost: $12

Where:
Paint-a-Treasure
614 Station Ave.
Haddon Heights, NJ
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Discover Philadelphia's connection to the founding of the U.S. Navy. The new, permanent exhibit features curated objects never, or rarely, seen by the public, highlighting the...

Where:
Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd.
Phila., PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-413-8655
Contact Name: Public Engagement
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The sights and sounds of the holidays come alive to entertain people of all ages and spread holiday cheer.  Visitors can enjoy performances of Carol of the Bells, Jingle Bell...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Comcast Center
1701 John F Kennedy Blvd
Phila., PA  19103
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Sponsor: Comcast
Telephone: 215-286-7676
Contact Name: Lisa Ferri

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Experience the museum’s decked halls, themed trees and Victorian decorations on the Winter Wonderland Holiday Decorations tour. 

Cost: $8-$14

Where:
Fonthill Castle
525 E Court St.
Doylestown, PA
View map »

More information

The annual holiday exhibit strives to capture the excitement of Christmas from a child’s point of view.  The show features trees decorated to the tastes of earlier eras, together with...

Cost: $8-$14

Where:
Mercer Museum
84 S Pine St.
Doylestown, PA  18901
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Take your family out for some fresh air this winter. Gather in the Discovery Center for story time and then hit the trails for guided exploration and discovery every week.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
8480 Hagy's Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA  19128
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Sponsor: Schuylkill Center
Telephone: 215-482-7300
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Kids and parents to participate in nautical activities and experience adventures of distant shores, from making pirate battle rattles to sailor valentines. The program is also ideal...

Cost: $16, adults; $12, ages 3-12; FREE, ages 2 and younger.

Where:
Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd.
Phila., PA  19106
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Telephone: 215-413-8616
Contact Name: Nya Sturrup
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Visitors will experience a charming winter bazaar with more than 30 local vendors in white, festively lit tents. Compared to the authentic German Christmas Village (next door at City Hall) with...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dilworth Park
1400 JFK Blvd.
Phila., PA  19102
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An all-new show for kids and their families, mixing mystery and comedy. When the magical holly gets stolen, Christmas is threatened. Mrs. Claus calls upon Murray the...

Cost: $12-$16

Where:
Act II Playhouse
56 E. Butler Ave.
Ambler, PA  19002
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Telephone: 215-654-0200
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Visit the website below or call to find out the week’s featured craft.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lakeshore Learning Store
340 W. DeKalb Pike
King of Prussia, PA  19406
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Learning Store
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Modeled after a traditional German Christmas market, the indoor/outdoor village boasts more than 50 vendor booths that offer European food, treats, drinks, a variety of international gifts,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
West Shore Park
401 Light St.
Baltimore, MD
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Quintessence Theatre Group presents "Wilde Tales." A selfish giant builds a wall around his beautiful garden to prevent local children from playing in it. When the wall is...

Cost: $20, adult; $15, kids

Where:
Sedgwick Theatre
7137 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA  19119
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Sponsor: Quintessence Theatre Group
Telephone: 217-987-4450
Contact Name: Patricia Stranahan
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The Jolly Old Elf himself 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...

Cost: $18, adults; $17, seniors; $16, kids 2-12; FREE, kids under 2

Where:
Greenbank Station
2201 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington , DE  19808
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Dazzle in the lights of the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show, a free spectacle that illuminates the Square with more than 50,000 lights to a soundtrack of holiday...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Franklin Square
200 6th St
Phila., PA  19106
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Sponsor: Historic Philadelphia
Telephone: 215-629-4026
Contact Name: Visitor Services
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The park is transformed into a Christmas wonderland with twinkling lights, festive decorations and whirling rides including Cookie’s Monster Land featuring five rides, a three-story net climb...

Cost: $27

Where:
Sesame Place
100 Sesame Rd
Langhorne, PA  19047
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Sponsor: Sesame Place
Telephone: 866-464-3566
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Lace up those skates and get that family portrait on ice with Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest’s Skating Santa.

Cost: $13

Where:
Blue Cross RiverRink WinterFest
101 South Christopher Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia PA, PA  19147
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First State Ballet Theatre presents Wilmington's favorite holiday tradition, The Nutcracker. Enjoy the magical journey through the Land of the Sweets in FSBT's lavish production....

Cost: $14.99-$50

Where:
Grand Opera House
818 N. Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: First State Ballet Theatre
Telephone: 1 800-37GRAND
Contact Name: Grand Box Office
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Be transported through space with the all-new show, Holiday Laser Magic, featuring dazzling laser effects set to holiday music favorites.  Showing weekends through Dec. 17; and weekdays...

Cost: $7, adults; $5, ages 12 and under.

Where:
New Jersey State Museum
205 West State St.
Trenton, NJ  08625
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Dutch Winter Wonderland treats little snow queens and kings to seasonal rides, cookies and milk with Santa, interactions with a princess and the Royal Light Show, a spectacular display of thousands...

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

Where:
Dutch Wonderland
2249 Lincoln Hwy. E.
Lancaster, PA  17603
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Take a ferry ride to the winter carnival at the Lewes Ferry Terminal with ice skating, amusement rides, crafts and activities at Santa's Workshop.   The Ferry offers shuttles to...

Cost: Cost varies.

Where:
Cape May Ferry Terminal
1200 Lincoln Blvd
North Cape May, NJ  08204
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Two hundred cast members and a menagerie of animals bring the Christmas story to life during the Mt. Laurel Living Nativity. Visitors stroll through 13 outdoor vignettes, then warm up inside the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fellowship Community Church
1520 Hainesport Rd.
Mt. Laurel, NJ
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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: $9; $7, ages 4-10; FREE, ages 3 and younger.

Where:
Koziar's Christmas Village
782 Christmas Village Rd.
Bernville, PA
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The drive-through light show follows a path lined with fun displays, familiar characters and millions of twinkling lights. Explore the route in your car or opt for an open-air hayride, followed by...

Cost: $25, carload.

Where:
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Rd.
Yardley, PA
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Watch over 100 Christmas trees magically float on Lake Meone and light up to festive music. It is an orchestrated show of dancing lights and music...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Village Greene at Historic Smithville
615 East Moss Mill Rd.
Smithville, NJ  08205
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Sponsor: The Village Greene at Historic Smithville
Telephone: 609-748-8999
Contact Name: Colonial Inn
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The Berks County park is decorated for the holidays. Walk through the serene country-setting, with thousands of lights illuminating the park landscaping and historic buildings. Warm up in the...

Cost: FREE; $5, parking.

Where:
Gring's Mill
Spring Township, PA

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In this Panto spin on the classic tale of fairies, awakenings and true love, a land made prosperous by its music industry is now in ruins. The King has banned all record players from Paoli Shoals...

Cost: $46-51

Where:
People's Light
39 Conestoga Rd
Malvern, PA  19355
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Ballet 180 presents the Holiday Classic A Charlie Brown Christmas, an original ballet by Artistic Director Kelly Murray Farrell. For the fourth year, A Charlie Brown...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Rowitt Theater of McShain Performing Arts Center
1400 Montgomery Ave.
Rosemont, PA  19010
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Drawn to Dinosaurs delves into the science and art of visualizing a living animal based on fragmentary fossils. This intimate exhibit illustrates what scientists can deduce from the fossil record...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19103
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Telephone: 215-299-1000
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Dinosaurs Unearthed features more than a dozen realistic, full-bodied animatronic dinosaurs, as well as skeletons, skulls, claws and horns, real mosasaur and Spinosaurus teeth, an Oviraptor...

Cost: FREE with admission

Where:
Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Phila., PA  19103
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Magical Talking Tree: 12-5pm. The Magical Talking Tree wakes up every weekend to talk to the young and young at heart. Christmas Train Ride: 10am-8pm The Christmas Train will take you on a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Village Greene at Historic Smithville
615 East Moss Mill Rd.
Smithville, NJ  08205
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Sponsor: The Village Greene at Historic Smithville
Telephone: 609-748-8999
Contact Name: Colonial Inn
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Drawing from the museum's collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything from Duesenbergs to Datsuns.

Where:
Hagley Museum
201 Hagley Creek Rd.
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Hagley Museum
Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: Vanessa Spence
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A troupe of actors appear at the historic theater to set up and perform the heartwarming tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge is a bitter old man who can no longer feel joy or affection, even for...

Cost: $14.50-$16.50

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut St.
Phila., PA  19107
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Telephone: 215-574-3550
Contact Name: Box Office
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Bring the kids to meet and take pictures with Santa Claus and his friend Olaf, from the movie Frozen. Walkthrough holiday light displays while you listen to the classic sounds of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Oasis Family Farm
3 Circle Dr
Robbinsville, NJ  08691
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Cost: $9, adults; $7, ages 3-17; FREE, ages 3 & younger.

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Newark, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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While the uncles, stuffed with pudding, nap and bellow on the parlor couch, spectatorsare taken back in time to remember the joys of being young, the strength of a community and the comfort of...

Cost: $35

Where:
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut St.
Phila., PA  19107
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Telephone: 215-574-3550
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The celebration includes twinkling lights, glowing trees, gently falling snow and the return of the man in a red wetsuit – Scuba Santa. Kids will watch Scuba Santa and his elf friend swim...

Cost: $15-$30

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, 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.
Phila., PA
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