101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in the Philadelphia Area - 2022 | Kids Out and About Philadelphia

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in the Philadelphia Area - 2022

KidsOutAndAbout is the Philadelphia area's online guide to everything for kids, teens, and families! 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!

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Santa Sightings

Nov 5, 2022 Santa Arrival PJ Party - Cherry Hill Mall
Nov 5 - Dec 24, 2022 Photo with Santa - Koziar's Christmas Village
Nov 5 - Dec 23, 2022 Photos with Santa - Cherry Hill Mall
Nov 10 - Dec 24, 2022  Potos with Santa - King of Prussia Court
Nov 12, 2022 Santa Arrival PJ Party - Springfield Mall
Nov 12 - Dec 24, 2022 Photos with Santa - Sprinfield Mall
Nov 17 - Dec 24, 2022  It's Santa Photo Time - Oxford Valley Mall
Nov 17, 2022 Holiday Show with Mrs. Claus & Frosty - Deptford Mall
Nov 18 - Dec 24, 2022 Pictures with Santa- Neshaminy Mall
Nov 19, 2022  The Chesnut Hill Community Hiliday Pardade - Woodmere Art Museum
Nov 19, 2022 Santa's Grand Illumination - Sesame Place
Nov 19, 2022 Circle of Trees Celebration - Chestnut Hill
Nov 19 - Dec 18, 2022 (select dates) Photos with Santa - Peddler's Village
Nov 24, 2022 6abc Dunkin' Thanksgiving Parade - Ben Franklin Parkway
Nov 25 - 26, 2022 Santa's Arrival - Franklin Square
Nov 25 - Dec 24, 2022 Macy's Dickens Village - Macy's Center City
Nov 26 - Dec 17, 2022  Holiday Breakfast with Santa and Friends - Kitchen Kettle Village
Nov 27 - Dec 17, 2022 (select dates) Breakfast with Santa - Shadybrook Farm
Nov 28,Dec 5,12, 19, 2022 Breakfast with Santa - Peddler's Village Cock n Bull
Dec 3 - 4, 2022 Holly Jolly Weekend - Peddler's Village
Dec 3 - 18, 2022 (select dates)  Brunch with Santa - Elmwood Zoo
Dec 4, 2022 Caring Santa - Oxford Valley Mall
Dec 4 2022 Santa Cares Day - Neshaminy Mall

 

Old-Time Christmas

Nov 11, 2022 Kick Off to the Holidays - Peddler's Village
Nov 19 - Dec 24, 2022 Christmas Village in Philadelphia - LOVE Park
Nov 25 - Dec 31, 2022 Macy's Dickens Village - Center City
Nov 25, 2022 - Jan 2, 2023  Franklin Frost - The Franklin Institute
Nov 19 - Dec 30, 2022 (select dates) Holidays at Fonthill Castle - Mercer Museum 
Dec 10, 2022 Chestnut Hill Community Holiday Parade - Chestnuut Hill
Dec 10, 2022 Victorian Christmas Open House - Pennypacker Mills

 

Light Displays

Nov 2022 - March 26, 2023 Wintergarden - Dilworth Park
Nov 19, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023 (select dates) Dutch Winter Wonderland - Dutch Wonderland 
Nov 5 - Jan 1, 2023 Christmas Lights - Koziar's Christmas Village
Nov 19, 2022 Santa's Grand Illumination - Sesame Place
Nov 25 - Dec 31, 2022 Macy's Christmas Light Show - Center City
Nov 16, 2022 - February 26, 2023 Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show- Franklin Square
Nov 17, 2022 - Jan 7, 2023 LumiNature - Philadelphia Zoo
Nov 18 - Dec 30, 2022 Wild Lights - Elmwood Park Zoo
Nov 18, 2021 - Jan 8, 2023 A Longwood Christmas - Longwood Gardens
Nov 19 - Jan 8, 2023 Holiday Light Show Drive Through or Wagon Ride - Shady Brook Farm
Nov 21, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023 Deck the Hall Light Show - Dilworth Park
Nov 23, 2022 - Jan 2, 2023 Herr's Annual Christmas Lights Display 2022 - Herr's Snack Factory
Nov 26, 2022 Grand Illumination - American Heritage Credit Union
Nov 26 - Dec 31, 2022 Sea-son of Lights Programing - Independence Seaport Museum
Nov 25 - Dec 31, 2022 Macy's Christmas Light Show - Macy's Center City Philadelphia
Dec 3, 2022 Holiday Lights Festival - Bustard Road
Dec 1, 2022 Philly Holiday Tree Lighting - WAWA Holiday Plaza
Dec 3, 2022 Towamencin Township Holiday Lights Festival 2022 - Fischers Park 

 

Holiday Theatre

Nov 5 - Dec 24, 2022 Santa's Sing-A-Long - The Adrienne Theatre
Nov, 22, 2022 Turkey Drop & Live Broadcast - The Kimmel
Nov 24, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023 The Comcast Holiday Spectacular - Comcast Center
Nov 25 - Dec 11, 2022 Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley - The Stagecrafters Theater
Nov 26 - Dec 4, 2022
Dec 6, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023 Cole For Your Stocking-  Act II Playhouse
Dec 9, 2022 Holly-Day Production - The Blue Moon Theatre
Dec 9 - 28, 2022 Philadelphia Ballet George Balanchine's The Nutcracker - Academy of Music
Dec 12 -25, 2022 Atlantic City Blues Brothers Blue Christmas - Adreienne Theater
Dec 17, 2022 Winter Wonderjawn: A Holiday Variety Show - Theatre Exile
Dec 17 - 24, 2022 Polar Express - The Newton Theatre

Holiday Concerts

Nov 25 - 27, 2022 Home Alone - The Philadelphia Orchestra
Dec 3, 2022 Along the Road Holiday Music - The Blue Moon Theatre
Dec 3 - 17, 2022 Phillly Pops Christmas: Spectacular Sounds of the Season - Verizon Hall
Dec 5, 2022 Christmas with Chris Ruggiero - Sellersville Theater
Dec 7, 2022 Irish Christmas in America - Sellersville Theater
Dec 9 - 11, 2022 Holiday Concert - Theatre Horizon
Dec 6, 9, 2022 & Jan 1, 2023 Cole for your Stocking - ActII Playhouse
Dec 10, 2022 Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox: A Very Postmodern Christmas - Miller Theater
Dec 11, 2022 Tuba Christmas - Commonwealth Plaza
Dec 12 - 25, 2022 Atlantic City Blues Brothers Blue Blue Christmas - Adrienne Theater
Dec 13, 2022 A Soulful Christmas - Verizon Hall
Dec 15, 16, 2022  Messiah - Verizon Hall
Dec 16, 2022 - Jan 31, 2023 The Glencairn Christmas Sing Online Concert - Glencairn Museum
Dec 16, 2022  A Very Jazzy ChristmasThe Newtown Theatre
Dec 18, 2022 Trans-Siberian Orchestra-The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve - Wells Fargo
Dec 17,18, 2022 The Muppet Christmas Carol in Concert - Verizon Hall
Dec 21 - 23, 2022 The Glorious Sound of Christmas - Verizon Hall
Nov 27 - Jan 9, 2022 select dates Outdoor Christmas Musicians - Longwood Gardens

 

Christmas Tree Experience

Open Nov 2022 Cut Your Own Tree - Colavita Christmas Tree Farm
Open Nov 19, 2022 Cut-Your-Own - Clark's Christmas Tree Farm
Open Nov 25, 2022 Choose & Cut Trees - Hague's Christmas Trees
Open Nov 25, 2022 Cut Your Own Tree - Marsh Creek Tree Farm
Open Nov 25, 2022  Cut Your Own Tree - AGA Farms

 

Ice Skating

Nov 4, 2022 - Feb 26, 2023 Ice Skating - The Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink
Nov 25, 2022 - March 5, 2023 Ice Skating - Blue Cross RiverRink
Open Nov 27, 2022 Public Skating - Rizzo Rink

 

Hanukkah

Dec 18 - 25, 2022 (select days) Hanukkah Celebration - Sesame Place
Dec 18, 2022 Hanukkah Dreidel Giveaway - Franklin Square

Shopping & Craft Fairs

Nov 19, 2022- Jan 1, 2023 Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market - Dilworth Park
Nov 19 - 20, 2022 Christmas Fest - Basket Bonanza - St. Anselm Parish
Nov 18 - 19, 2022 Merchants Open House Week - Peddler's Village
Dec 10, 2022 Philly Christmas Walk - Love Park 
Dec 17 - 18, 2022 Curate Noir Holiday Expo - Cherry Hill Mall

 

New Year's Eve

Dec 31, 2022 Noon Year’s Eve Kids paint pARTy! - ARTrageous Brush & Flow
Dec 31, 2022 New Year's Celebration - Verizon Hall
Dec 31, 2022 Kid's New Years Eve Countdown - Franklin Square
Dec 31, 2022 New Year's Eve Fireworks - Sesame Place
Dec 31, 2021 New Year's Eve Kids Countdown with Fireworks - Cherry Street Pier

 

Miscellaneous

Nov 16, 2022 - February 26, 2023  Chilly Philly Mini Golf - Franklin Square
Nov 18, 2022 - Jan 8, 2023 Gingerbread House Competition & Display - Peddler's Village
Nov 18, 2022 Dashin' thru the Lights - Shadybrook Farm
Nov 25 - Dec 18, 2022 Holiday Food Trucks - Peddler's Village
Nov 25, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023 Holiday Bricktacular - Legoland Discovery
Noov 22, 2022 - Jan 8, 2023 Holiday Tours - Pennypacker Mansion
Nov 24, 2022 Macy's Thanksgiving Parade - NYC 
Nov 26 - Dec 23, 2022 select dates Holiday Garden Railway - Morris Arboretum
Dec 10, 2022  The Chesnut Hill Community Holiday Parade - Chestnut Hill

 


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