Night Before Christmas Train

Strasburg Rail Road

Nov 30, 2017 - Dec 22, 2017

This event occurs weekly, on Thursday and Friday.

The magic of Christmas Eve is recreated on this special train ride. Visitors can wear their pajamas and enjoy cookies and milk as they travel down the tracks. On board, a reader dressed in a Victorian nightshirt and cap will read aloud the classic poem The Night Before Christmas. At the station, visitors can enjoy storybook readings of holiday classics aboard a heated stationary Caboose and a...

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2017 Philadelphia Polar Plunge

Drexel University Recreation Center

Dec 1, 2017

The Philadelphia Polar Plunge is an opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics PA - Philadelphia athletes by jumping into an icy-cold pool. Special Olympics PA is the state's largest year-round organization devoted to sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Jumping into icy water not your...

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Partners In Preservation will host the fifth annual Holiday Tour of B&B’s, Churches and the George. F. Boyer Museum in Wildwood. Each location is different and even if you have visited before, you may find something new that has been added…perhaps at the museum where there is always something new. Sit down and go through the many scrapbooks on entertainers, “boardwalk...

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Spirit of Philadelphia Silver Bells and Santa Lunches

Spirit of Philadelphia

Dec 1, 2017 - Dec 30, 2017

Get into the holiday spirit with a lunch cruise from the Spirit of Philadelphia. Cruise the Delaware River for two hours while you enjoy waterfront views of Philly, a food menu, and an afternoon of fun. Spirit Cruises are all carefully climate controlled, so you don’t have to worry about getting chilly! On December 9th and 10th Santa will be cruising on Spirit with you, ready to take...

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Parents' Night Off: Super Sleuths

Delaware Museum of Natural History

Dec 1, 2017

It may be called Parents’ Night Off, but let’s be honest…it’s really for the kids! Each night has a different theme, so we’ll do something new every time. Experiments, movies, games, arts and crafts, and other activities mean there's plenty to do for ages 5 – 10. Includes pizza dinner for campers. Pre-registration required.

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Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting

Shore Rd. to City Hall

Dec 1, 2017

This annual parade will lead Santa Claus down Shore Rd. from Dawes Ave. to New Jersey Ave. and up to City Hall. Festive floats, live music and groups from the community and school will march holiday cheer. Mayor Jack Glasser and Santa Claus will light the tree after the parade concludes. I nside City Hall, Santa Claus will meet with children for pictures while his elves give out special...

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