Weekend Planner: December 9, 2016

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for Dec. 9 - Dec. 11, 2015.

Top Picks for This Weekend

Experience a flurry of festivities Sat. at the Independence Seaport Museum’s Parade of Lights in Philly. Crafts, photo ops with St. Nick and performances all lead up to a majestic parade of tugboats, vessels and boats, decked with holiday lights, that sets sail up and down the Delaware River.



Spirit of Christmas Celebration New Castle DESpread holiday cheer Sat. during the FREE Spirit of Christmas Celebration throughout New Castle, DE. Enjoy views of decorated houses, an interactive street theater performance of A Christmas Carol, visits with Santa, caroling and the grand-finale tree-lighting ceremony.



Walk in a wonderland of winter festivals Sat. During Winter WonderFEST at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, enjoy ice skating, amusement rides and Santa’s Workshop. At the King of Prussia Town Center in PA, FREE Winterfest promises choirs, ice sculptures and hot chocolate. Over at Philly’s Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, families at the Winterfest Lantern Walk wander through the woodlands by twilight, then enjoy s’mores by a fire.


More Local Events the Kids Will Love

FREE Holiday Illumination & Visit with Santa at Pennsauken Twp., NJ's Burrough-Dover House, Fri.

FREE Frozen Night at Philly's Franklin Square, Fri.

FREE Tree Lighting Celebration at Newark, DE's Glasgow Park, Fri.

FREE Family Holiday Celebration at Wildwood, NJ's Wildwoods Convention Center, Fri. & Sat.

SantaFest at West Chester, PA's American Helicopter Museum and Education Center, Sat.

Jingle Bell Hayride at Wilmington, DE's Bellevue State Park, Sat.

Skate with Santa at Philly's Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest, Sat.

FREE Victorian Christmas Open House at Schwenksville, PA's Pennypacker Mills, Sat.

Children's Holiday Tea at St. Davids, PA's The Radnor Hotel, Sat.

Breakfast with the Trains at Chadds Ford, PA's Brandywine River Museum of Art, Sat. & Sun.