Photos by Jeff Fusco for Historic PhiladelphiaInc.
Treat your little ones to the magic of the holiday season this year!
There's no shortage of family-friendly holiday events in the city this season. From brunch with Santa, to spending the holidays at LEGOLAND, it's going to be near impossible to keep your family from feeling the holiday spirit!
Enjoy this festive, family-friendly celebration with everyone’s favorite Sesame Street® friends. The park is transformed into a one-of-a-kind Christmas wonderland with millions of twinkling lights, festive decorations and whirling rides including the new Cookie’s Monster Land featuring five rides, a three-story net climb, and a soft toddler play area. Guests will enjoy special Christmas shows, savory Christmas menus, super holiday shopping, and a visit with Santa in his Furry Workshop.
It's the most wonderful time of the year, where Ol' St. Nick begins to make his holiday rounds, spending time with all the good boys and girls. Why not share your holiday season with the Philadelphia Zoo this year, with their special holiday breakfast?! Every weekend this month (through December 17th), the Zoo will be hosting a delicious breakfast buffet with a special appearence from Kris Kringle himself!
A holiday favorite, A Longwood Christmas is back again for another year of joy and cheer! This year, the Gardens will be modeled after the holiday spendor of France's Versailles, complete with "fanciful topiaries, imaginative wreaths, ornate mirrors, and more than 50 trees trimmed in classic holiday hues and sparkling crystal ornaments." Through January 7th, you can catch the magic - don't miss it!
What better place to get into the holiday spirit than at Philly's brand new LEGOLAND Discovery Center?! Through December 31st, you can don your best ugly Christmas Sweater and head to the Discovery Center in Plymouth Meeting for their Holiday Bricktacular. LEGO lovers of all ages will have a chance to meet LEGO Santa, participate in holiday-themed build activities, and even take part in a special North Pole Workshop. LEGOLAND will also be accepting donations for Toys for Tots at this time; only brand new, upopened toys will be accepted.
Head to Rosemont College on the Main Line this Saturday, December 16th, for Ballet 180's special take on the Nutcracker! Combining dancing and delicious sweet treats, this debut performance will be one to remember! Make sure to show up early to take pictures with the Sugarplum Fairy before the show!
Escape to the Land of Sweets for the Philadelphia region’s most beloved holiday tradition, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™. For years, families have created yuletide memories with Pennsylvania Ballet’s production of this classic tale. The simple story of a girl, a gift, and a fanciful dream is made magical by opulent sets and costumes, the charm of The School of Pennsylvania Ballet students, and the impassioned artistry of Pennsylvania Ballet dancers. The celebrated Philadelphia Boys Choir raises their voices with the magnificent Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra to bring Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score to life.
Check out these great family-friendly holiday events in the Philadelphia Area!