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    Published: November 18, 2021

    By: Frances Ellison & Phillyfunguide Staff

    • 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, both in-person* and virtual. From virtual holiday scavenger hunts to holiday light spectaculars, it's going to be near impossible to keep your family from feeling the holiday spirit!


    Let us know what you and your family are doing this holiday season on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @Phillyfunguide!


    *Please be sure to view and participate in these holiday activities safely. For up-to-date information on the City of Philadelphia's COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines, visit their official website.

    LumiNature at the Philadelphia Zoo


    Grab the family and head to the Philadelphia Zoo to see LumiNature, a dazzling holiday light spectacular beyond anything you've ever seen. Stroll through the 14 uniquely themed light displays, sip warm beverages (for kids and adults) and enjoy seasonal treats like s'mores, and marvel at the immersive multimedia displays and performance artists. Running through January 9, 2022, LumiNature is the perfect holiday festival for all ages.

    Christmas Underwater at Adventure Aquarium


    Christmas Underwater returns to Adventure Aquarium for its 13th season this November! With Christmas Underwater, you are entering an underwater winter wonderland - complete with a scuba diving Santa! Through Christmas Eve, guests can enjoy the animals of the aquarium alongside features like the World's Tallest Underwater Christmas Tree.

    Tinseltown Holiday Spectacular


    Head to The Fairgrounds at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks this holiday season for Tinseltown, a brand-new light spectacular presented by Dietz & Watson! This dazzling outdoor holiday festival has something for everyone in the family to enjoy; guests can stroll through the stunning light displays while enjoying holiday-themed beverages and snacks and even get some shopping done in the holiday market! Running through January 2, Tinseltown is a one-of-kind experience that your family will definitely remember!

    Holiday Night Lights in Manayunk


    Bring the family to Main Street Manayunk every Thursday night in December for dazzling holiday lights, amazing holiday shopping specials, food and drink and live entertainment!

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

    Find more fun holiday events on our PNC Arts Alive Holiday Spectacular page (starting November 29!) and sign up for Funsavers to learn more about your favorite arts organizations!

    Learn about this traditional German Christmas Market in the heart of Philly!
    Where to see the best light displays in the Philadelphia region!


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