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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!

    Candlelight Tours
    Peter Wentz Farmstead
    December 7th, 2019
    Child's Play Series- Holidays
    Peter Wentz Farmstead
    December 11th, 2019
    Joy to the World
    1812 Productions
    December 16th, 2019
    Kids’ Holiday Centerpiece (Ages 6–12)
    Morris Arboretum of the University...
    December 21st, 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!

    Learn about this traditional German Christmas Market in the heart of Philly!


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