Kid-Friendly Events This Weekend: Dec. 10-12
Festive events to get in the holiday spirit
This weekend, the Delaware Valley is filled with festive events to get your family into the holiday spirit. Check out the decked-out SEPTA buses, make edible ornaments for birds, stock up on presents from local makers and much more.
SEPTA Holiday Bus Display at Trolley Portal Gardens
Dec. 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Trolley Portal Gardens, 4000 Baltimore Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19104
Check out the special SEPTA buses that are decked out for the holidays at the Trolley Portal Gardens at 40th and Baltimore this weekend. Kids will love to take a ride on the festive “Jolly Trolley” which will be offering free rides up and down Baltimore Avenue from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Natural Ornaments for Birds
Dec. 11, 10-11 a.m.
Norristown Farm Park, 2500 Upper Farm Rd., Norristown, PA 19403
Ages 6 and up are invited to make edible ornaments for birds after taking a walk through Norristown Farm Park to spot local wildlife.
Handmade Holiday Market & Family Day
Dec. 11, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
120 W. Whitesbog Rd., Browns Mills, NJ 08015
Support local makers, enjoy wagon rides, roast marshmallows and go on a candy cane hunt through the woods at Whitesbog Historic Village’s holiday market.
Dec. 11, 12 p.m.
South Philadelphia Library, 1700 South Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19145
Join the South Philadelphia Library for an outdoor winter celebration for families and kids at DiSilvestro Playground. Featuring a story time, meet and greats with Elsa and Olaf from Frozen, free hot chocolate and snacks and take home crafts!
Warm Up By The River
Dec. 11, 1-3 p.m.
Pennypack On The Delaware Park, 7801 State Road, Philadelphia, PA 19136
Enjoy hot chocolate, a guided educational walk along the Delaware River, geocaching and s’mores at this fun winter outdoor event. Co-hosts are Let’s Go Outdoors, a family-friendly outdoor programming organization, and RiverFront North, an organization that restores parks along the Delaware River.
Happy Holidays from Roxborough 2021
Dec. 11, 2-6 p.m.
Roxborough Pocket Park, 6170 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19128
The Roxborough District will be celebrating the holidays with their annual family-friendly event including a tree lighting ceremony, Santa visits, special treats and craft activities for kids.
The Crossing Reenactment
Dec. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. & Dec. 25, NOON-3 p.m.
Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA 18977
Your family has two chances to witness the reenactment of George Washington’s 1776 crossing of the Delaware River this month. The First Crossing will be performed on Dec. 12 with colonial-era activities and demonstrations, with a second one on Christmas Day.
18th-Century Holiday Frost Fair at Pottsgrove Manor
Dec. 12, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Pottsgrove Manor, 100 W. King St., Pottstown, PA 19464
Your family will enjoy this 18th-century winter market with living history demonstrations, period games and holiday gifts for sale.