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November 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
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
View map »

More information

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

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

Tours of the mansion during the holidays are a reflection of Christmases past when shimmering glass ornaments dangled from tree branches and shiny ribbons were woven through mantle greens and...

Cost: FREE; $2, suggested donation.

Where:
Pennypacker Mills
5 Haldeman Rd.
Schwenksville, PA  19473
View map »


Sponsor: Pennypacker Mills
Telephone: 610-287-9349
Contact Name: Linda Callegari
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

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
View map »

More information

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
View map »

More information

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
View map »

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 »

More information

Join Clara and her friends on her voyage meeting mice, giant rats, marching soldiers, snowflakes, flowers and the Sugar Plum Fairy and her cavalier. Children should plan for a...

Cost: $15

Where:
The College Of New Jersey’s Kendall Main Stage
2000 Pennington Rd
Ewing, NJ  08628
View map »


Sponsor: Roxey Ballet
Telephone: 609-397-7616
Contact Name: Roxey Ballet
Website »

More information

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
View map »


Website »

More information

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
View map »

More information

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
View map »

More information

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

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
View map »


Sponsor: The Village Greene at Historic Smithville
Telephone: 609-748-8999
Contact Name: Colonial Inn
Website »

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
View map »


Telephone: 215-299-1000
Website »

More information

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
View map »


Telephone: 215-574-3550
Contact Name: Box Office
Website »

More information

Cost: $9, adults; $7, ages 3-17; FREE, ages 3 & younger.

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Newark, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-658-9111
Website »

More information

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

Cost: FREE

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

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

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
View map »

More information

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

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

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
View map »

More information

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
View map »


Telephone: 302-793-3046
Website »

More information

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
View map »

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 »

More information

Join Clara and her friends on her voyage meeting mice, giant rats, marching soldiers, snowflakes, flowers and the Sugar Plum Fairy and her cavalier. Children should plan for a...

Cost: $15

Where:
The College Of New Jersey’s Kendall Main Stage
2000 Pennington Rd
Ewing, NJ  08628
View map »


Sponsor: Roxey Ballet
Telephone: 609-397-7616
Contact Name: Roxey Ballet
Website »

More information

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
View map »


Website »

More information

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
View map »

More information

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

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
View map »


Contact Name: Amanda Debus

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
View map »


Telephone: 215-299-1000
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $9, adults; $7, ages 3-17; FREE, ages 3 & younger.

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Newark, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-658-9111
Website »

More information

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

Cost: FREE

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

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

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
View map »

More information

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

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

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
View map »


Sponsor: Girard College
Telephone: 215-787-4423
Contact Name: Office of Admissions
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
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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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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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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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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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Kids in grades k-3 will attend an expo to showcase what they have made, while grades 4-8 will compete against other students at their grade level.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lansdowne Library
55 S. Lansdowne Rd.
Lansdowne, PA  19050
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Sponsor: little town robotics academy
Telephone: 484-474-0573
Contact Name: dan grant
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Join Clara and her friends on her voyage meeting mice, giant rats, marching soldiers, snowflakes, flowers and the Sugar Plum Fairy and her cavalier. Children should plan for a...

Cost: $15

Where:
The College Of New Jersey’s Kendall Main Stage
2000 Pennington Rd
Ewing, NJ  08628
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Sponsor: Roxey Ballet
Telephone: 609-397-7616
Contact Name: Roxey Ballet
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Website »

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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 »

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
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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
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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
Website »

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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
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Telephone: 302-793-3046
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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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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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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
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 »

More information

Join Clara and her friends on her voyage meeting mice, giant rats, marching soldiers, snowflakes, flowers and the Sugar Plum Fairy and her cavalier. Children should plan for a...

Cost: $15

Where:
The College Of New Jersey’s Kendall Main Stage
2000 Pennington Rd
Ewing, NJ  08628
View map »


Sponsor: Roxey Ballet
Telephone: 609-397-7616
Contact Name: Roxey Ballet
Website »

More information

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
View map »


Website »

More information

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
View map »

More information

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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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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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
View map »


Telephone: 215-299-1000
Website »

More information

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
View map »


Telephone: 215-574-3550
Contact Name: Box Office
Website »

More information

Cost: $9, adults; $7, ages 3-17; FREE, ages 3 & younger.

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Newark, DE  19807
View map »


Telephone: 302-658-9111
Website »

More information

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

Cost: FREE

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

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

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
View map »

More information

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

Enjoy crackling fires, hot mulled cider, the sounds of carolers, and pathways lit by candlelight. Schedule

Cost: $14, Adults; $12, Seniors; $6, Children

Where:
Pennsbury Manor
400 Pennsbury Memorial Road
Morrisville, PA  19067
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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
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

Enjoy storytime, then make a themed masterpiece with paint.

Cost: $12

Where:
Paint-a-Treasure
614 Station Ave.
Haddon Heights, NJ
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

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
View map »

More information

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
View map »

More information

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
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Sponsor: Sesame Place
Telephone: 866-464-3566
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Join Clara and her friends on her voyage meeting mice, giant rats, marching soldiers, snowflakes, flowers and the Sugar Plum Fairy and her cavalier. Children should plan for a...

Cost: $15

Where:
The College Of New Jersey’s Kendall Main Stage
2000 Pennington Rd
Ewing, NJ  08628
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Sponsor: Roxey Ballet
Telephone: 609-397-7616
Contact Name: Roxey Ballet
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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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Stroll through the festively decorated Laurel Hill, Woodford, and Historic Strawberry Mansion on this candlelight tour.

Cost: $45

Where:
Lloyd Hall
1 Boathouse Row
Philadelphia, PA  19130
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Sponsor: Historic Strawberry Mansion
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Discuss historical fiction books, try snacks, and make crafts related to the book for each month.

Cost: $25-35

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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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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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 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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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 calling...

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
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Participants will make this fun and tasty wreath to take home or give as a gift.  Supplies and light refreshments provided. Register by Dec. 1.

Cost: $10

Where:
Bellevue State Park
800 Carr Rd.
Wilmington, DE  19809
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Join Meredith Graves, coordinator of the Winterthur Flower Program, for a behind-the-scenes look at Yuletide, including the creation of the dried-flower tree. 

Cost: $15; FREE, members.

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Telephone: 800.448.3883
Contact Name: Information & Tours
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The evening features storytelling with Mrs. Claus and Yummie, a gift from Mrs. Claus and photo opportunities all in the setting of the Kling House Restaurant, the home of Kitchen Kettle...

Cost: $16.95, adults; $ 9.95, children; FREE, children 2 & younger

Where:
Kitchen Kettle Village
3529 Old Philadelphia Pike
Intercourse, PA  17534
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Sponsor: Eden Resort & Suites, Fulton SteamBoat Inn
Telephone: 180-073-23538
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Jump into an icy cold above-ground pool to warm the hearts of our Special Olympics Pennsylvania, Philadelphia athletes. While you wait to plunge, play Unified Bocce and Volleyball with our athletes...

Cost: $50

Where:
Drexel University Recreation Center, Fitness Plaza
3301 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Sponsor: Special Olympics Pennsylvania
Telephone: 610-630-9450 x252
Contact Name: Kristin Craven
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West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts presents its Holiday Spectacular. Sing, dance and listen to stories.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Chester County Historical Society
225 N. High Street
West Chester, PA  19380
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Sponsor: West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts
Telephone: 484-995-2915
Contact Name: Therese Walden-Murphy
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Enjoy experiments, movies, games, arts and crafts, and more! There’s something for everyone ages 5 through 10. Admission fee includes a pizza dinner for campers.

Cost: $20, members; $25, non-members

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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Enjoy crackling fires, hot mulled cider, the sounds of carolers, and pathways lit by candlelight. Schedule

Cost: $14, Adults; $12, Seniors; $6, Children

Where:
Pennsbury Manor
400 Pennsbury Memorial Road
Morrisville, PA  19067
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Open to everyone. Family, friends and support staff are welcome.

Cost: $6, adults; $4, children, FREE, children 6 and under

Where:
SpArc Philadelphia
2350 West Westmoreland St.
Phila., PA  19140
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Telephone: 215.229.4550
Contact Name: Meghan Forsyth

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The celebration will feature free train rides on the Christmas train, horse and carriage rides, a Human Snow Globe where you can get a free photo, free arts and crafts and refreshments. The...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown District
Mount Holly Twp., NJ

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Students will learn jewelry making techniques while making a metal ornament necklace.

Cost: $55

Where:
Darlington Arts Center
977 Shavertown Road
Garnet Valley, PA  19060
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Telephone: 610-358-3632
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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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Hundreds of luminaria candles light up the park while carolers perform holiday tunes.  Located on East Marshall Street between Matlack and Franklin Streets; from downtown, walk or drive...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Marshall Square Park
405 N Franklin S.
West Chester, PA
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The oldest, nonsectarian, continuously run independent school in the nation offers outstanding academics in a setting steeped in more than 250 years of tradition.

Where:
Germantown Academy
340 Morris Rd., PO Box 287
Fort Washington, PA  19034
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Telephone: 215-646-3300
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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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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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This is part of a series of selected days from September 2016 through August 2017 with free admission for all visitors.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Rd.
Millville, NJ  08332
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Sponsor: PNCArts Alive
Telephone: 856-825-6800
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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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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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Join Clara and her friends on her voyage meeting mice, giant rats, marching soldiers, snowflakes, flowers and the Sugar Plum Fairy and her cavalier. Children should plan for a...

Cost: $15

Where:
The College Of New Jersey’s Kendall Main Stage
2000 Pennington Rd
Ewing, NJ  08628
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Sponsor: Roxey Ballet
Telephone: 609-397-7616
Contact Name: Roxey Ballet
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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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You'll find an open-air marketplace with 50+ merchants selling gifts for all ages and price points, Local restaurants, Food trucks, Gift-wrapping station, Breakfast with Santa, Giving Trees,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cricket Ave.
35 Cricket Ave.
Ardmore, PA  19003
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Sponsor: pucciManuli
Telephone: 484-466-2067
Contact Name: carrie kohs
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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 First Friday Dance Party is open to everyone. Family, friends and support staff are welcome.

Cost: $6, adults; $4, children, FREE, children 6 and under

Where:
SpArc Philadelphia
2350 West Westmoreland St
Phila., PA
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Sponsor: The Arc of Philadelphia
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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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Bring your family out for the 16th annual Holiday Open House with entertainment, children’s activities, costumed characters, refreshments and FREE photos with Santa. The event also...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rockwood Park & Museum
4651 Washington Street Extension
Wilmington, DE  19809
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Sponsor: New Castle County
Telephone: 302-395-5652
Contact Name: Suzy Casey
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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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Holidays, Horses and Hounds portrays how the mansion may have appeared during a holiday hunt. Colonel Swayne often hunted informally on the property accompanied by local...

Cost: $5

Where:
Hibernia County Park
1 Park Rd.
Coatesville, PA  19380
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Sponsor: Friends of Hibernia County Park
Telephone: 610-383-3812
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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
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
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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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Shop a European-style holiday market complete with sleigh rides and a visit from Santa.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tuckerton Seaport
120 W Main St
Tuckerton, NJ  08087
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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 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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All children 10 and under attending the breakfast receive a special gift from Santa Claus and have the opportunity to meet Santa, Yummie, and special guests, Frosty & Rudolph, so bring your...

Cost: $14.95, adults; $9.95, kids; FREE, kids 2 & under

Where:
Kitchen Kettle Village
3529 Old Philadelphia Pike
Intercourse, PA  17534
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Sponsor: Eden Resort & Suites, Fulton SteamBoat Inn, National Penn Bank, Strasburg Railroad
Telephone: 180-073-23538
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Stories are offered on the half hour beginning 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. John Bell House on The Green A Victorian Christmas was a time to celebrate the past and hope for the future. Enjoy the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
First State Heritage Park Welcome Center
121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. North
Dover, DE  19901
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Telephone: 302-739-9194
Contact Name: First State Heritage Park

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Travel aboard an authentic, vintage steam train to Leaman Place Grove to select a fresh-cut, locally grown tree. As passengers board the train to ride back to the station, their tree will follow...

Cost: $18, adults; $1, kids 11 and younger.

Where:
Strasburg Rail Road
301 Gap Rd.
Ronks, PA  17572
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Sponsor: Strasburg Rail Road
Telephone: 866-725-9666
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Students will learn how to use GameMaker Studio, an intuitive program for the creation of electronic games. They will learn to create a basic running and jumping game, and how to customize the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Comcast
1701 JFK Blvd
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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Sponsor: Techgirlz
Contact Name: Eileen Bengston
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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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Opera Philadelphia performs at historic mansion in Fairmount Park. http://holidaysinthepark.com/holiday-houses/woodford/

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

Where:
Woodford Mansion
3400 West Dauphin Dr.
Philadelphia, PA  19132
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The Historic Houses of Fairmount Park will decorate for the holidays and entertain visitors with four days of special programming to showcase what makes Philadelphia great.

Cost: $8 per house

Where:
Fairmount Park Historic Houses
Cedar Grove Mansion
1 Cedar Grove Drive
Philadelphia, PA  19131
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Sponsor: Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
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St. Nick, his elves and a jingling sleigh loaded with cookies, coal and holiday cheer will arrive at the farm, kicking off an all-day program,  Afterward, take a wagon ride to cut down a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Howell Living History Farm
70 Woodens Ln.
Lambertville, NJ  08530
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Please visit our website, www.delmnh.org, for the current seating time. Pre-registration is required. Non-refundable. If this seating fills, we will open additional times and/or...

Cost: $5

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19713
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Telephone: 302-658-9111
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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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The Penn Museum’s international collection of art and artifacts forms the backdrop of this annual celebration. Groups from across the region share their cultural heritage through music and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Families can enjoy activities like cookie decorating, crafts (think pine-cone bird feeders, tea-light holders and pomanders) and a visit with Santa. The cost is $10 for 5 activities, additional...

Cost: $10, pre-registered; $12, at door.

Where:
Springdale Farms
1638 Springdale Rd.
Cherry Hill, NJ
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Telephone: 856-414-1972

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Enjoy petite fours, treats, sweets, tea and fruit. An ornament and signed photo with your child's favorite character is included.

Cost: $18, adults; $12, kids.

Where:
Schwartz Center for the Arts
Dover, DE


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Costumed interpreters lead the day that includes refreshments, horse-drawn carriage rides, entertainment and a visit from Father Christmas.

Cost: $12, adults; $10, ages 3-10; FREE, ages 3 and younger.

Where:
Historic Cold Spring Village
1075 Stone Harbor Blvd.
Stone Harbor, NJ  08247
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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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Lucia is one of the most iconic and beloved Swedish traditions. Celebrated in the dark of December, this tradition brings light and warmth, with a procession of children dressed up as Lucia and her...

Cost: $4-$10

Where:
American Swedish Historical Museum
1900 Pattison Ave.
Phila., PA  19145
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Telephone: 215-389-1776

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Celebrate the start of the holiday season with Bucks County Audubon Society and Tuckamony Christmas Tree Farm at the annual Christmas in the Hollow Event! Join for Christmas tunes, s’mores...

Cost: $5, members; $20, member families; $10, non-members; $30, non-member families

Where:
Bucks County Audubon Society
2877 Creamery Rd.
New Hope, PA  18938
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Sponsor: Bucks County Audubon Society
Telephone: 215-297-5880
Contact Name: Marissa Farra
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The museum and village are transformed into a Christmas wonderland. Young visitors can try their hand at a variety of holiday crafts, including paper quilling, which is new this year; and visit...

Cost: $3-$6

Where:
Delaware Agricultural Museum
866 N. DuPont Hwy.
Dover, DE  19901
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Sponsor: Delaware Agricultural Museum
Telephone: 302-734-1618
Contact Name: Margie Collier
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Stefano Catalani, Mi-Kyoung Lee and selected craft artists from around the United States and abroad discuss contemporary craft techniques in ceramics, wood, fiber, glass, mixed...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Avenue
Wayne, PA  19087
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Telephone: 610-688-3553
Contact Name: Karen Louise Fay
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In this workshop you will use publicly available data to create your own customized map of recreation activities in the City of Philadelphia, using free online software (CARTO).

Cost: FREE

Where:
Villanova University Idea Accelerator @ the Falvey
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA  19085
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Sponsor: Techgirlz
Contact Name: Sue Metzger
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In this workshop, students will learn how satellite images collected by various agencies around the world can be used to help humanity globally. Platforms like Tomnod and Openstreet offer an...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Promptworks
1211 Chestnut St
Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA  19107
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Sponsor: Techgirlz
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The Academy of International Ballet in Media, PA invites parents and children to sit in and observe in an open rehearsal. The program is FREE and open to the public. Ample free parking is...

Cost: FREE

Where:
75 West Baltimore Pike
75 West Baltimore Pike
Media, PA
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Sponsor: Academy of International Ballet
Telephone: 866-908-5666
Contact Name: Denis Gronostayskiy
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Roxey Ballet is proud to offer a sensory-friendly...

Cost: $20

Where:
The College of New Jersey's Kendall Hall
2000 Pennginton Rd
Ewing, NJ  08628
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Sponsor: Roxey Ballet
Telephone: 609-397-7616
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Each family will receive their own large cookie cottage, freshly baked and pre-assembled by Clay's Corner Bakery, as well as the icing and candy to decorate it.

Cost: $60

Where:
Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Ave
Wayne, PA  19087
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=Create an assortment of home-grown woodland critters using natural materials like acorns, pine cones, seeds and pods. Samples provided, but imaginations are encouraged. Hot glue guns will be...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Warwick County Park
191 County Park Road
Pottstown, PA  19465
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The soft glow of candles will guide you throughout the Farmstead for tours showcasing colonial music, seasonal entertaining, and a visit from Belsnickel, a Pennsylvania German St. Nicholas in furs.

Cost: Donations welcome

Where:
Peter Wentz Farmstead
2030 Shearer Road
Lansdale, PA  19446
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Sponsor: Peter Wentz Farmstead
Telephone: 610-584-5104
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Merge Dance Studio in Manayunk is holding an open house for potential new students to come in to see their space, get fitted for and order dancewear, learn more about their classes, and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Merge Dance Studio
4047 Cresson St.
2nd Floor Rear
Philadelphia, PA  19127
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Sponsor: Merge Dance Studio
Telephone: 215-266-1311
Contact Name: Christa Campbell
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The brand-new office hosts holiday festivities, cookies and gingerbread house- & wreath-making. Please leave your therapy companion at home — you'll get treats to bring back to...

Cost: FREE; small fee for gingerbread & wreath decorating.

Where:
PAWS Office & Training Center
703 Dawson Dr.
Newark, DE
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Sponsor: PAWS for People
Telephone: 302-351-5622

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The village will be overflowing with merchants! Each store will have a special event going on from music to food tastings.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Historic Smithville & Village Greene
615 E. Moss Mill Rd.
Smithville, NJ  08205
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Telephone: 609-748-8999
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The village will be overflowing with hospitable merchants. From music to food tastings, each store will be hosting a special event. 

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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Medford magically lights up and comes alive as a Christmas wonderland for one night. The festival typically attracts over 10,000 visitors from witin Medford and many othr surrounding towns....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Main Stret
Medford, NJ

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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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Kids ages 9 to 16 from around the region will show off their skills in this fast-paced competition. This year's FLL challenge is Animal Allies in which students were tasked with improving how...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
500 West Willow Grove Ave
Phila., PA  19118
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Sponsor: First Programs
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A variety of thematic programs and events are developed for the first Saturday of each month, including tours of the two capitol buildings, guided walking tours of The Green and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
First State Heritage Park
121 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd N
43 The Green
Dover, DE  19901
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Sponsor: First State Heritage Park
Telephone: 302-739-9194
Contact Name: Sarah Zimmerman
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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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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
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
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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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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 a family-friendly breakfast buffet as kids visit with Santa and hear a Christmas story. Bring your Christmas lists and enjoy treats for the kids.

Cost: $17, adults; $12, kids 3-12.

Where:
Inn of Cape May
7 Ocean St.
Cape May, NJ  08204
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Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC)
Telephone: 609-884-5404
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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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Including hot apple cider, holiday hayrides, marshmallows by the fire, locally grown Christmas trees, locally made wreaths, handcrafted gift baskets and holiday goodies. Schedule

Cost: FREE

Where:
Fifer Orchards Farm and Country Store
1919 Allabands Mill Road
Camden-Wyoming, DE  19934
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Telephone: 302-697-2141
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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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This is part of a series of selected days from September 2016 through August 2017 with free admission for all visitors.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Rd.
Millville, NJ  08332
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Sponsor: PNCArts Alive
Telephone: 856-825-6800
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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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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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In this workshop, children and their caregiver will work together to create a special holiday gift to give or keep.

Cost: $48

Where:
Darlington Arts Center
977 Shavertown Road
Garnet Valley, PA  19060
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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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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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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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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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Love decorating gingerbread houses, but hate the clean up? Leave that to The Market at DelVal! Bring your creativity, and they will supply the rest. Please call for reservations.

Cost: $29.99 per house

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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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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The Academy of International Ballet in Media, PA invites parents and children to sit in and observe in an open rehearsal. The program is FREE and open to the public. Ample free parking is...

Cost: FREE

Where:
75 West Baltimore Pike
75 West Baltimore pike
Media, PA  19063
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Sponsor: Academy of International Ballet
Telephone: 866-908-5666
Contact Name: Denis Gronostayskiy
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Join Clara and her friends on her voyage meeting mice, giant rats, marching soldiers, snowflakes, flowers and the Sugar Plum Fairy and her cavalier. Children should plan for a...

Cost: $15

Where:
The College Of New Jersey’s Kendall Main Stage
2000 Pennington Rd
Ewing, NJ  08628
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Sponsor: Roxey Ballet
Telephone: 609-397-7616
Contact Name: Roxey Ballet
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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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You'll find an open-air marketplace with 50+ merchants selling gifts for all ages and price points, Local restaurants, Food trucks, Gift-wrapping station, Breakfast with Santa, Giving Trees,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cricket Ave.
35 Cricket Ave.
Ardmore, PA  19003
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Sponsor: pucciManuli
Telephone: 484-466-2067
Contact Name: carrie kohs
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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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Bring your family out for the 16th annual Holiday Open House with entertainment, children’s activities, costumed characters, refreshments and FREE photos with Santa. The event also...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rockwood Park & Museum
4651 Washington Street Extension
Wilmington, DE  19809
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Sponsor: New Castle County
Telephone: 302-395-5652
Contact Name: Suzy Casey
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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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Holidays, Horses and Hounds portrays how the mansion may have appeared during a holiday hunt. Colonel Swayne often hunted informally on the property accompanied by local...

Cost: $5

Where:
Hibernia County Park
1 Park Rd.
Coatesville, PA  19380
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Sponsor: Friends of Hibernia County Park
Telephone: 610-383-3812
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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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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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Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Cardholders get FREE weekend access to participating venues, including: Philadelphia: African American Museum in Philadelphia, the National Constitution Center,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
, PA

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Shop a European-style holiday market complete with sleigh rides and a visit from Santa.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Tuckerton Seaport
120 W Main St
Tuckerton, NJ  08087
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See Santa, drink hot apple cider and enjoy the Christmas lights that decorate the Village. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Peddler's Village
2400 Street Rd
New Hope, PA  18938
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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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