101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in the Philadelphia Area - 2020 | Kids Out and About Philadelphia

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in the Philadelphia Area - 2020

KidsOutAndAbout is the Philadelphia area's online guide to everything for kids, teens, and families! Typically we list (MORE than) 101 ideas for holiday family fun, but. . . it's 2020, which means a bit less is happening than usual. The activities we've listed here are confirmed for this year, but many require reserving ahead of time, and please keep in mind that events could be canceled... so click through to make arrangements. Enjoy the holidays!

If we're missing an activity that should be on our list, please email Mindy Mangan at mindy@kidsoutandabout.com. Please make sure to include a link to the event when you email. Thank you!

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Santa Sightings

Nov 6 - Dec 24, 2020 Photos with Santa - Sprinfield Mall
Nov 6 - Dec 24, 2020  Santa's Back - Cherry Hill Mall
Nov 7 - Dec 24, 2020 Photo with Santa - Koziar's Christmas Village
Nov 7 - Dec 14, 2020 Pet Photos with Santa - Cherry Hill Mall
2020 info coming soon It's Santa Photo Time
Nov 14 - Jan 7, 2021 Virtual Visits with Santa at Home - Neshaminy Mall
Nov 19, 2020 Dashin’ Thru the Lights! - Shady Brook Farm
Nov 26, 2020 2020 6abc Dunkin' Thanksgiving Parade - Virtual event
Nov 27 - Dec 34, 2020 Macy's Santaland at Home - Virtual Event 
Nov 27 - Dec 24, 2020 Photos with Santa - Neshaminy Mall
Nov 27 - Dec 24, 2020 Lights. Camera. Santa! - Oxford Valley Mall
Nov 27 - Dec 24, 2020 Lights. Camera. Santa! - The Plaza - King of Prussia Court
No dates for 2020  Santa Express - Dilworth Park
Nov 28,Dec 5,12, 19, 2020 Santa Saturdays - Franklin Square
Nov 28 - Dec 19, 2020  Holiday Breakfast with Santa and Yummie - Kitchen Kettle Village
Dec 2020 select dates Brunch with Santa - Elmwood Zoo

 

Old-Time Christmas

Nov 19- Dec, 2020  Peddler's Village Holiday - Peddler's Village
Nov 26 - Dec 24, 2020 Christmas Village in Philadelphia - LOVE Park
Starting Nov 27 , 2020 Christmas at the Castle Online - Glencairn Museum
No dates for 2020 2019 Chestnut Hill Holiday House Tour - Chestnut Hill
No dates for 2020 Christkindmarkt - The German Society

 

Light Displays

Nov 7 - Jan 2, 2021 Christmas Lights - Koziar's Christmas Village
Nov 19 - Dec 2020 Peddler's Village Holiday - Peddler's Village
Nov 19 - Dec 31, 2020 Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show- Franklin Square
Nov 20 - Dec 30, 2020 Wild Lights - Elmwood Park Zoo
Nov 20 - Jan 5, 2021 LumiNature - Philadelphia Zoo
Nov 20 - Jan 10, 2021 A Longwood Christmas - Longwood Gardens
Nov 23 - Dec 24, 2020 Macy's Christmas Light Show Online Experience - Macy's Center City Philadelphia
Starting Nov 23, 2020  Drive Through Grand Illumination - American Heritage Credit Union
No date for 2020 Philly Holiday Tree Lighting - City of Philadelphia
Dec 12, 2020  Virtual Parade of Lights - Independence Seaport Museum
Dec 17, 19, 2020 Landmark in Lights for the Holidays - Glencairn Museum

 

Holiday Theatre

Nov 24, 2020 Turkey Drop & Live Broadcast - The Kimmel
Dec 4- 19, 2020  A Philly POPS Christmas - Kimmel Center

Holiday Concerts

Nov 19 - Dec 31, 2020 The Philly Pops at Franklin Square 
Nov 27 - Jan 3, 2021 select dates Outdoor Christmas Musicians - Longwood Gardens
Dec 16, 2020 Glencairn Christmas Sing Online Concert - Glencairn Museum
Dec 17 - 20, 2020 Favorites from The Nutcracker - The Philadelphia Orchestra Digital Performance
Dec 19, 2020 Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker Christmas Stream - Virtual

 

Christmas Tree Experience

Open Nov 27, 2020 Cut Your Own Tree - AGA Farms
Open Nov 27, 2020 Cut Your Own Tree - Colavita Christmas Tree Farm
Open Nov 27, 2020 Cut-Your-Own - Clark's Christmas Tree Farm<
Open Nov 27, 2020 Choose & Cut Trees - Hague's Christmas Trees
Open Nov 27, 2020 Cut Your Own Tree - Marsh Creek Tree Farm
Open Nov 27, 2020 Pre-Cut or Cut Your Own Tree -  McArdles Holiday Farm
Open Nov - Dec 2020 Choose-N-Cut Christmas Trees - Heylmun’s Pine Hill Christmas Tree Farm

 

Ice Skating

Nov 6 - Feb 2021 Ice Skating - The Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink
Nov 27 - March 7, 2021 Ice Skating - Blue Cross RiverRink
Open Late Nov 2020 Public Skating - Rizzo Rink

 

Hanukkah

Dec 15, 2020 A Magical Family Hanukkah Celebration - Online Event
Dec 22, 2020 Sensory Friendly Hanukkah Celebration - NMAJH
Dec 10, 26,27, 2020 Hanukkah/Kwanzaa Celebration - Franklin Square

Shopping & Craft Fairs

 Nov 9 - 22, 2020  Christmas 2020 Baskets - Virtual Link
Nov 16 - 22, 2020 Merchants Open House Week - Peddler's Village
Nov 21 - Jan 1, 2021 Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market - Dilworth Park

 

New Year's Eve

Dec 31, 2020 New Year's Eve Fireworks - Sesame Place

 

Miscellaneous

Nov 10 - Dec 23, 2020 The ALL-NEW Furry & Bright Christmas Drive-Thru - Sesame Place
Nov 19, 2020 Gingerbread House Competition & Display - Peddler's Village
Nov 19 - Dec 31, 2020 Chilly Philly Mini Golf - Franklin Square
Nov 20, 2020 Mystery Walking Tours: Elf on the Stealth Peddler's Village
Nov 26, 2020 Macy's Thanksgiving Parade - Virtual Event
Nov 28 - Dec 27, 2020 select dates Holiday Garden Railway - Morris Arboretum
Dec 2020 select dates Holiday Bricktacular - Legoland Discovery

 


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