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FEATURED EVENTS

Dates: 
12/26/2017
12/27/2017
12/28/2017

Organization:

ZoomDance

Location:

Equilibrium Dance, 1802 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19145
United States

Phone:

215.326.9613
Time: 
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

ZoomDance Winter Break Camp! Adventures in Outer Space

With lots of different movement classes, art projects, dancing, games, and performing there's plenty of space for all kids to expend energy, express themselves, and find something new they love. The program will vary day-to-day and specialty classes can include Music, Yoga, Capoeira, and Ballet. Each day will also feature ZoomDance performance workshops centered around one of our favorite stories.
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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/16/2017
12/17/2017

Location:

120 Radcliffe Street
Bristol, PA, 19007
United States

Phone:

215-785-0100
Time: 
Varies

AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS SONGBOOK 2017

The chill of winter is in the air as Keith Baker and the BRT Concert Band, along with fabulous entertainers, take the stage to perform your favorite carols and heartwarming holiday songs. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to celebrate the holidays in style!
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Dates: 
12/17/2017
12/20/2017
12/23/2017

Organization:

Elmwood Park Zoo

Location:

1661 Harding Blvd
Norristown, PA, 19401
United States

Phone:

800.652.4143
Time: 
Times vary

Gingerbread House Workshops

Sweeten up your holiday season with our Gingerbread House Workshops! Get creative with your festive designs, with ingredients provided by Bredenbeck's Bakery. Enjoy holiday music, a meet-and-greet with one of the zoo's educational animals, and a visit from Santa!
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Dates: 
12/22/2017

Organization:

Fabric Row

Location:

S 4th St
Philadelphia, PA, 19148
United States

Phone:

215.413.3713
Time: 
5 - 9pm

South Street Headhouse District 4th Fridays on Fabric Row 2017

Drape yourself in vintage collectibles or unique designs from a wide selection of independent boutiques. With Philly's historic Fabric Row smack-in-the-middle of the South Street Headhouse District, it is truly the birthplace of Philly fashion. You'll never know what one-of-a-kind items you'll find! Fabric, food, fashion, framing, fitness, fun - Fabric Row has you covered!
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Dates: 
12/16/2017
12/17/2017

Organization:

Philadelphia Zoo

Location:

3400 W Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
United States

Phone:

215-243-1100
Time: 
8 am or 9 am

Breakfast with Santa

Join Philadelphia Zoo and a special guest from the North Pole for a fun-filled holiday morning! Breakfast with Santa tickets include a breakfast buffet and photo opportunities with Santa--be sure to bring a camera or purchase a photo package!
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Dates: 
12/16/2017
12/17/2017
12/23/2017

Organization:

Elmwood Park Zoo

Location:

1661 Harding Blvd
Norristown, PA, 19401
United States

Phone:

800.652.4143
Time: 
10:30 am or 12:30 pm

Brunch with Santa

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Registration for Brunch with Santa is now open! One of our most popular events of the year, Brunch with Santa sells out quickly. It's never too early to reserve your space for a delicious all-you-can-eat brunch buffet, photos with Santa, and Holiday-themed crafts.
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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/16/2017
12/17/2017

Organization:

Walnut Street Theatre

Location:

825 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
United States

Phone:

215-574-3550
Time: 
Varies

Annie

Leapin' Lizards! Celebrate the holiday season with one of the world's best-loved musicals! Annie is a spunky orphan in 1930s New York City determined to find her parents. In one fun-filled adventure after another, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil schemes, befriends President Roosevelt and finds a new home with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace and a lovable mutt named Sandy. This Tony Award-winning Best Musical for the entire family features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written including "It's the Hard Knock Life," "Easy Street," "I Don't Need Anything But You," plus the eternal anthem of optimism, "Tomorrow." Annie will fill your heart with joy!
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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/16/2017
12/17/2017

Organization:

People's Light

Location:

39 Conestoga Road
Malvern, PA, 19355
United States

Phone:

610.647.1900
Time: 
2pm & 7pm showtimes

Aladdin: A Musical Panto

Make our hilarious, irreverent, rollicking panto your new holiday tradition! When young Aladdin and his animal pals find a mysterious lamp, the adventure begins. Cheer our heroes as they rescue Princess Mai Tai, fly a magic carpet, and plot with the beloved Dame, Widow Twankey, to save their village of Paolistein from the clutches of the evil villain Fu. This high-energy, musical romp “beats a sugar rush any day” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).
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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/16/2017
12/17/2017

Organization:

Dilworth Park

Location:

1 S 15th Street West Side of City Hall
Philadelphia, PA, 19106
United States

Phone:

215.440.5500
Time: 
See site for details

Dilworth Park Wintergarden

The Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park is an unparalleled entertainment experience on Philadelphia’s center stage in a wonderfully urban and unique setting. Open seven days a week, the rink offers wintry fun for all ages, with a full slate of programs. Plus, Learn-to-Skate programs are offered throughout the season.
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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/16/2017
12/17/2017

Organization:

Shady Brook Farm

Location:

931 Stony Hill Rd.
Morrisville, PA, 19067
United States

Phone:

215-968-1670
Time: 
Sunday – Thursday from 5 to 10pm Friday & Saturday from 5 to 11pm

Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm

Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland at Shady Brook Farm’s Holiday Light Show! Encounter whimsical displays and familiar characters as you drive through in the comfort of your own car or enjoy the show on an open-air wagon ride (weather permitting). The two-mile trail takes about 20 min. to drive through if you’re taking your time to enjoy the sights (on a non-busy night).
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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/16/2017
12/17/2017

Organization:

Arden Theatre Company

Location:

Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd St.,
Philadelphia, PA, 19106
United States

Phone:

215.922.8900
Time: 
Varies

Peter Pan

Join Peter on his adventure to Neverland, a magical island where there are no parents, no chores, and fairies and pirates rule! Introduce your children and grandchildren to the characters you loved from J.M. Barrie's timeless masterpiece: Wendy Darling, Tinker Bell, Captain Hook, a horde of mischievous Lost Boys, Nana the dog, and – last but not least – a very hungry, ticking crocodile.
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Dates: 
12/16/2017
12/23/2017
12/30/2017

Location:

121 N. Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA, 19106
United States

Phone:

(215) 922-2FUN
Time: 
11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Storytime at The Lodge

New this year is a storytime series taking place every Saturday starting December 2 in patnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia. The series features local Philly authors, performers, personalities, and more reading both classic and new books chosen by the Free Library of Philadelphia. Light snacks and hot chocolate will be provided for the kids. Saturdays (starting December 2nd), 11:30AM - 12:30PM
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Dates: 
12/27/2017
12/28/2017
12/29/2017

Location:

1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
United States

Phone:

19103
Time: 
10:00am-5:00pm

Dino-mite Winter

Spend your winter break with us! Warm up in Butterflies!, spend some time with our live animals, and visit our special Tiny Titans exhibit. Celebrate what makes the Academy great with exciting new stage shows, fascinating fossils, hands-on science, and special specimens from our collections.
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Dates: 
12/31/2017
01/01/2018

Location:

121 N. Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA, 19106
United States

Phone:

(215) 922-2FUN
Time: 
5-8PM and 10PM-1AM

New Year's Eve Parties on Ice

Secure your spot for the best view of the SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront. Each party features food, drinks, music, entertainment, ice skating (of course), and a show-stopping fireworks spectacular. Tickets are limited and sold in advance. Parking can also be reserved in advance for the lots at Market Street and Walnut Street and Columbus Blvd. Parties run from 5-8PM and 10PM-1AM
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Dates: 
12/31/2017
01/01/2018

Location:

121 N. Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA, 19106
United States

Phone:

(215) 922-2FUN
Time: 
6:00 pm – 12:00 pm

SugarHouse New Year's Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront

As the grand finale of Philadelphia’s holiday celebrations celebrate the biggest night of the year with fireworks! SugarHouse Casino is once again making the city’s NYE celebration possible by sponsoring the SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront with two shows, at 6PM and Midnight. Please note that parking on the Market Street and Walnut Street lots require advance purchase on New Year's Eve: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1583205
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11/18/2017

Organization:

Elmwood Park Zoo

Location:

1661 Harding Blvd
Norristown, PA, 19401
United States

Phone:

800.652.4143
Time: 
8:30 am or 10 am

Breakfast with the Animals

Join us on Saturday, November 18th from 8:30-10 AM to eat the most important meal of the day with our family of curious big cats! Join Inka, Zean, Luna, and Diego for a family breakfast! The jaguars will join us on exhibit at 8:45AM*.
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Dates: 
12/18/2017
12/19/2017
12/20/2017
Time: 
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Location:

Philly Art Center Cherry Hill
1721 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ, 08003
United States

Phone:

215-765-2787

Philly Art Center Vacation Camp Full Day Cherry Hill

When school is closed, we are open! Kiddo’s love our fun and thoughtful approach to creative learning while working with a huge range of materials to get “outside the box”! Grouped by age, caring teaching artists orchestrate the fun including outside playtime. Sign up for one day or any combination of days. Camps run from 9am-3pm with extra care from 8-9am and 3-6pm (for $5/hour or $2.50/half hour). Extra Care is booked at drop-off, not online. Kids attending vacation camp must be age 5, enrolled in Kindergarten.
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The event has already taken a place at this date: 
11/22/2017

Organization:

Elmwood Park Zoo

Location:

1661 Harding Blvd
Norristown, PA, 19401
United States

Phone:

800.652.4143
Time: 
2 pm - 6 pm

Kid`s Day Out

Need to finish up some last minute Thanksgiving cooking or shopping? Let us take care of the kids for you! Drop them off at Elmwood Park Zoo for a Kid's Day Out on Wednesday, November 22!
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Dates: 
12/26/2017
12/27/2017
12/28/2017

Location:

271 North 21st Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
United States

Phone:

215.448.1200
Time: 
Varies

Winter Break Camp

Spark curiosity and creativity in your child during the coldest month of the year! No School? No problem! Spend your Winter Break Camp at The Franklin Institute where science and silliness collide! With flexible daily rates and dynamic hands-on activities, Winter Break Camp at The Franklin Institute is the smart place to have fun.
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Dates: 
12/21/2017
12/22/2017
12/26/2017

Organization:

The Handwork Studio

Location:

35 N. Narberth Avenue
Narberth, PA, 19072
United States

Phone:

610-660-9600
Time: 
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Winter Camp

Our Winter Camp is project-based, one where kids learn multiple techniques while creating their project. So whether they are knitting, hand sewing, or machine sewing each project is designed to teach techniques with an artistic and engaging process. All projects are gender neutral and no experience necessary. Just bring a sense of adventure and let the fun happen!
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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/18/2017
12/19/2017
Time: 
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Location:

Philly Art Center Queen Village
514 Bainbridge Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
United States

Phone:

215-765-2787

Philly Art Center Vacation Camp Full Day Queen Village

When school is closed, we are open! Kiddo’s love our fun and thoughtful approach to creative learning while working with a huge range of materials to get “outside the box”! Grouped by age, caring teaching artists orchestrate the fun including outside playtime. Sign up for one day or any combination of days. Camps run from 9am-3pm with extra care from 8-9am and 3-6pm (for $5/hour or $2.50/half hour). Extra Care is booked at drop-off, not online. Kids attending vacation camp must be age 5, enrolled in Kindergarten.
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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/18/2017
12/19/2017
Time: 
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Location:

Philly Art Center Cherry Hill
1721 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ, 08003
United States

Phone:

215-765-2787

Philly Art Center Vacation Camp Full Day Fairmount

When school is closed, we are open! Kiddo’s love our fun and thoughtful approach to creative learning while working with a huge range of materials to get “outside the box”! Grouped by age, caring teaching artists orchestrate the fun including outside playtime. Sign up for one day or any combination of days. Camps run from 9am-3pm with extra care from 8-9am and 3-6pm (for $5/hour or $2.50/half hour). Extra Care is booked at drop-off, not online. Kids attending vacation camp must be age 5, enrolled in Kindergarten.
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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/16/2017
12/17/2017

Location:

100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Philadelphia, PA, 19118
United States

Phone:

215.247.5777
Time: 
10:00am

Holiday Garden Railway

Come see the Holiday Garden Railway dressed in its wintry finest! The railway will be open daily through December 31 (Arboretum is closed December 24 and 25).
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Dates: 
12/26/2017
12/27/2017
12/28/2017

Location:

6452 Greene St
Philadelphia , PA, 19119
United States

Phone:

215-849-1991
Time: 
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Youth Winter Camp 2017

The Philadelphia School of Circus Arts – Best of Philly Winner for “Kids Classes” – announces Winter Circus Camp 2017 for youth ages 7 – 14. We can’t wait to share the excitement and challenge of the circus with kids in our full-day program!
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Dates: 
12/16/2017
12/17/2017

Location:

121 N. Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA, 19106
United States

Phone:

(215) 922-2FUN
Time: 
1-5PM

Skate with Santa

Lace up those skates and get that family portrait on ice with Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest’s Skating Santa. For a special photo on stable ground, sit atop the giant #visitphilly chair for a photo that can feature the entire family. Saturdays and Sundays in December (through December 17th) 1-5PM
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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/16/2017
12/17/2017

Location:

121 N. Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA, 19106
United States

Phone:

(215) 922-2FUN
Time: 
Regular Operating Hours Monday - Thursday: 1PM - 11PM Friday: 1PM - 1AM Saturday: 11AM - 1AM Sunday: 11AM - 11PM *Skating session times vary from operating hours.

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest, Philadelphia’s largest outdoor ice skating rink and winter wonderland, returns for the season on Friday, November 24, 2017 through March 4, 2018. Open seven days a week, including all holidays, this seasonal winter park, includes a beautifully lit landscape featuring a majestic holiday tree, outdoor seating area with fire pits, cozy warming cabins, the Franklin Fountain Confectionary Cabin, the Kids Lodge with arcade games, and a chalet-inspired Lodge with food and beverages from local restauranteurs.
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Dates: 
12/15/2017
12/16/2017
12/17/2017

Organization:

Walnut Street Theatre

Location:

825 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
United States

Phone:

215-574-3550
Time: 
Saturdays at 10:30am, 1:00pm and 3:30pm, Sundays at 11:00am

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

The Walnut Street Theatre is proud to present Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Our holiday magic begins when a troupe of actors appear at the historic Walnut Street Theatre to set up and perform the heartwarming tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. We all know this grumpy old miser's response to holiday cheer is "Bah, Humbug." Scrooge is a bitter old man who can no longer feel joy or affection, even for his family. But on one remarkable Christmas Eve, he is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. With their help, can Scrooge change his ways? You and your favorite kids are in for a treat with a special hour-long adaptation which uses original and traditional songs to highlight Dickens' powerful story. Deck the halls as our holiday spirits travel beyond the footlights, right into your very own heart.
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