Kid-Friendly Events This Weekend: Dec. 17-19
Holiday celebrations and chilly outdoor outings
It may be nearing the nearest day of the year, but the Delaware Valley is still offering plenty of opportunities for your family to get out of the house. Enjoy holiday celebrations and fun outdoor adventures this weekend.
Community Holiday Parade
Dec. 18, 9-10 a.m.
Starting at Rex & Germantown Aves. in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA 19118
The Chestnut Hill Community Association is hosting their annual Community Holiday Parade in the neighborhood featuring marching bands, choirs, antique cars, horses, Santa Claus and even the Phillie Phanatic.
Meet Aspen the Reindeer
Dec. 18, 10 a.m.-noon
East Goshen Township Park, 1661 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380
Kids can find out what a real reindeer looks like up close at this event. They’ll have the chance to meet and pet Aspen the Reindeer and take a photo with Santa.
Family Cooking: Celebrate!
Dec. 18, 11 a.m.
Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
Join the Parkway Central Library for a family cooking class centered around the theme of celebration. Everyone will work together to prepare pizza, veggies, cupcakes and fruit soda.
A Grinchmas Morning! With the Grinch!
Dec. 18, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
729 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, New Jersey 08108
Bring the whole family for a special visit with the Grinch. He’ll be wearing his PJs, and you’re encouraged to as well!
History Explorers Club: Unboxing the Hessians
Dec. 18, 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S. Third St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
Learn facts about the Hessians and make your own Hessian helmet during this event. The History Explorers Club is suited for ages 7-11 but is open to kids of all ages.
Full Moon Walk
Dec. 18, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Norristown Farm Park, 2500 Upper Farm Rd., Norristown, PA 19403
Ages 8 and up are invited to experience a two-mile hike under a nearly full moon led by a local park ranger. You’ll have the chance to see some nocturnal animals and the beautiful starry sky.
Season of Light Planetarium Show
Dec. 19, 3-4 p.m.
Edelman Planetarium at Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro, NJ 08028
This special December show at the Edelman Planetarium explores why humans are so fascinated by light and traces the many holiday customs that revolve around light.
Alpaca Christmas at Harley Hill Farm
Through Dec. 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Harley Hill Farm, 451 Kellers Rd., Quakertown, PA 18951
Enjoy an old-fashioned and magical family holiday experience at this Bucks County alpaca farm. Visit with Harley Hill Farm’s 30 alpacas, enjoy complimentary hot coca, browse local Christmas trees, listen to holiday music and decorate a live wreath.