Weekend Planner: December 23, 2014

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for Dec. 23-Dec. 28, 2014.

Seasons Greetings from your friends at MetroKids!

The hustle and bustle of holiday prep is just about over. The time is nigh to settle in and make the most of winter break, days off and — most importantly — family. 

 

 

 

Top Picks for This Weekend

See history come to life at Washington Crossing Historic Park’s FREE Christmas Day Crossing Reenactment in Washington Crossing, PA Thurs. Families line the Delaware River to watch hundreds of re-enactors dress in Continental military garb, listen to an inspiring speech by General Washington and row in replica boats across the water. Pick up the excitement on the other side of the river Sat. during the Battle of Trenton Reenactment at Trenton, NJ’s Old Barracks Museum.

Enjoy a flurry of indoor wintry activities Sat. during Winterfest at Aston, PA’s IceWorks. Whether you take advantage of discounted skate sessions or bring Frosty accessories for the team Snowman Building Contest, there’s fun in store for all ages. Add giveaways, figure skating & hockey exhibits, free skating lessons, s’mores making, crafts and hot chocolate to the mix, and you just may spend the whole day there.

Let it snow – and let the magic of the holiday season continue Sat. at the Delaware Children’s Museum’s Snowflake Festival In Wilmington. Along with cookies, hot chocolate, face painting and access to the Horizon Riverfront Rink, families can create icy masterpieces from frozen paint cubes, engineer marshmallow igloos, interact with alpacas, catch a special drum-line performance of The Nutcracker and meet Frozen’s Anna, Elsa and Olaf. 

 

More Local Events the Kids Will Love

Enjoy an animated tale about friendship during $1 Kids’ Movie Screening: The Legend of Sarila at Philly’s PFS Theater at the Roxy Sat.

From Sat. through Dec. 30, Philly’s Academy of Natural Sciences hosts themed All-Star Days (think dinos, animals, birds & bugs and weird things in jars) with live animal shows, museum specimens and family activities.

Storytime, stand-up comedy, ceramics and music from Baby Loves Disco are on tap for Being [ ] at Christmas at Philly’s National Museum of American Jewish History Dec. 25.

Family-friendly magic and comedy merge during Fred’s Magic World: Winter Wonders at Philly’s The Playground at the Adrienne, Sat. through Dec. 30.

Hands-on learning with historical documents, arts & crafts and period-clothing dress-up are part of Holiday Week at Philly’s National Constitution Center, Fri. through Dec. 31.

The holiday season continues with the Garden State Discovery Museum’s Kwanzaa Celebration in Cherry Hill, NJ, on Fri. & Sun., and the African American Museum in Philadelphia’s Macy’s Family Fun Day: Kwanzaa Celebration, on Sat. & Sun.

Help Santa’s helper solve a mystery and save Christmas during Murray the Elf and the Case of the Stolen Sleighbells at Ambler, PA’s Act II Playhouse through Fri.

Get ready to belt out a few of your favorite things Sat., when Philly’s World Café Live is alive with the family-time Sing-Along The Sound of Music.

 

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