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    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! 

     

    Thanks to our PNC Arts Alive Holiday Spectacular, we are bringing out the best in top kids' picks below!

     

    Let us know what you and your family is doing this holiday season on TwitterFacebook and Instagram @Phillyfunguide!

    A Very Furry Christmas

     

    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.

    Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

     

    Watch the classic holiday tale come to life this season at the Merriam Theater! Through December 29, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical will be delighting audiences with the beloved tale of the man whose heart was three sizes too small. Narrated by Max the Dog and accompanied by an original score by Mel Marvin and Timothy Mason, watch this timeless classic through brand new eyes. 

    Rosie the Reindeer and the Case of the Stolen Snow Globe

     

    The magical snow globe has been stolen from Santa's sleigh! It's up to Rosie the Reindeer, with a little help from the audience, to solve this mystery before Christmas Eve! This fun twist on an old classic is a delight for all ages. Save money on this and many other holiday events with our Holiday Promotion made possible by PNC Arts Alive!

    Holiday Bricktacular at LEGOLAND

     

    What better place to get into the holiday spirit than at Philly's brand new LEGOLAND Discovery Center?! Through December 30, 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, unopened toys will be accepted.

    Holiday Garden Railway

     

    Head to the Morris Arboretum through December 31 for their annual, beloved holiday spectacular. Perfect for wonderstruck little ones, train enthusiasts, and the big kid in all of us.

    Weekends with Santa in Chestnut Hill

     

    Whether it be to workshop a wish list, or check their spot on the good list this year, there will be no shortage of opportunities for your little one to get in front the big guy this holiday season! Every weekend in December (until December 23), you and the whole family can head to the Laurel Hill Gardens in Chestnut Hill for Weekends with Santa.

    Check out these great family-friendly holiday events in the Philadelphia Area!

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    St Teresa of Avila Christmas Bazaar
    St Teresa of Avila Parish
    November 8th, 2019
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    Annual Holiday Fair & Craft Bazaar
    The Waldorf School of Philadelphia
    November 22nd, 2019 - November 23rd, 2019
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    Brandywine Christmas
    Brandywine River Museum of Art
    November 29th, 2019 - January 5th, 2020
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    CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    Gingerbread In The Log House
    Mercer Museum
    November 29th, 2019
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    KIDS
    Express Train to the North Pole
    Broadway Theatre of Pitman
    December 4th, 2019 - December 8th, 2019
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    Official City of Philadelphia Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration
    City of Philadelphia
    December 4th, 2019
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    FREE
    Stag and Doe Night in Chestnut Hill
    Chestnut Hill Visitor's Center
    December 4th, 2019 - December 18th, 2019
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Holiday Critter Sale
    Brandywine River Museum of Art
    December 5th, 2019 - December 8th, 2019
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    THEATRE
    Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
    Lantern Theater Company
    December 5th, 2019 - December 29th, 2019
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    KIDS
    Polar Express Read-Aloud Pajama Party
    Brandywine River Museum of Art
    December 5th, 2019
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    THEATRE
    Miracle on 34th St The Musical
    Broadway Theatre of Pitman
    December 6th, 2019 - December 22nd, 2019
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Chestnut Hill Holiday House Tour
    Chestnut Hill Community Association
    December 7th, 2019
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    Candlelight Tours
    Peter Wentz Farmstead
    December 7th, 2019
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    MUSIC
    Dickinson Theatre Organ Society HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR 2019!
    Dickinson Theatre Organ Society
    December 7th, 2019
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    Breakfast with Santa @ Radisson Philadelphia Northeast
    Radisson Hotel Philadelphia...
    December 8th, 2019
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    Fonthill Castle Community Holiday Open House
    Fonthill Castle
    December 8th, 2019
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    FREE
    Sundays on Stage: The Nutcracker
    Free Library of Philadelphia
    December 8th, 2019
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    FREE
    Holiday Open House - December
    James A. Michener Art Museum
    December 10th, 2019
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Mercer Museum Holiday Open House
    Mercer Museum
    December 10th, 2019
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    KIDS
    Child's Play Series- Holidays
    Peter Wentz Farmstead
    December 11th, 2019
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    KIDS
    Frosty the Snowman
    Broadway Theatre of Pitman
    December 11th, 2019 - December 22nd, 2019

    Find more fun holiday events on our PNC Arts Alive Holiday Spectacular page and sign up for Funsavers to get 1/2-price tickets for more great events in Philly!

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