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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!

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    A Very Furry Christmas
    Sesame Place
    November 18th, 2017 - December 31st, 2017

    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.

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    Breakfast With Santa
    Philadelphia Zoo
    December 2nd, 2017 - December 17th, 2017

    Breakfast With Santa

     

    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!

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    A Longwood Christmas
    Longwood Gardens
    November 23rd, 2017 - January 7th, 2018

    A Longwood Christmas

     

    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!

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    Holiday Bricktacular at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia
    LEGOLAND Discovery Center...
    November 25th, 2017 - December 31st, 2017

    Holiday Bricktacular at LEGOLAND

     

    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.

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    Nutcracker Sweets: Dancing & Desserts
    Ballet 180
    December 16th, 2017

    Nutcracker Sweets: Dancing and Desserts

     

    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!

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    George Balanchine's The Nutcracker®
    Pennsylvania Ballet
    December 8th, 2017 - December 31st, 2017

    The Nutcracker

     

    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!

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    HOLIDAY
    Under the Tree: A Century of Holiday Trees and Toys
    Mercer Museum
    November 18th, 2017 - December 31st, 2017
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    MUSEUMS
    Yuletide at Winterthur
    Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
    November 18th, 2017 - January 7th, 2018
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    Photos with Santa
    Cashman & Associates
    November 18th, 2017 - December 24th, 2017
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    THE COMCAST HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR
    Comcast
    November 23rd, 2017 - January 1st, 2018
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    TOURS
    Historic Odessa's 2017 Christmas Holiday Tours
    Historic Odessa Foundation
    November 14th, 2017 - December 31st, 2017
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    Christmas Village in Philadelphia
    German American Marketing, Inc.
    November 18th, 2017 - December 24th, 2017
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    KIDS
    Spirit of Philadelphia Silver Bells and Santa Lunch Cruises
    Spirit of Philadelphia
    December 1st, 2017 - December 31st, 2017
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm
    Shady Brook Farm, Inc.
    November 18th, 2017 - January 7th, 2018
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    MUSIC
    Holiday Singalong with Marc Sherman
    Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library
    December 13th, 2017
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    MUSEUMS
    The 15th Annual Antique Toy Train Show
    The Museum of American History at...
    November 24th, 2017 - January 28th, 2018
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    MUSEUMS
    Open House: Pop-Up Holiday Market
    The Barnes Foundation
    December 15th, 2017
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    TOURS
    Revolutionary Christmas
    Christ Church Preservation Trust
    December 8th, 2017 - December 22nd, 2017
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    MUSIC
    Holiday Music with the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale
    Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale
    December 15th, 2017
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Breakfast With Santa
    Philadelphia Zoo
    December 2nd, 2017 - December 17th, 2017
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    KIDS
    Dave & Buster's Breakfast with Santa!
    Dave & Buster's Plymouth Meeting
    December 16th, 2017
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    CULINARY
    Yuletide Brunch with Santa
    Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
    December 16th, 2017 - December 17th, 2017
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    KIDS
    Holiday Bricktacular at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia
    LEGOLAND Discovery Center...
    November 25th, 2017 - December 31st, 2017
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    OUTDOORS
    Holiday Garden Railway
    Morris Arboretum of the University...
    November 25th, 2017 - December 31st, 2017
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    KIDS
    Holiday Manners Tea Party
    Your Charming Child ~ Etiquette...
    December 16th, 2017
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Photos with Santa
    Philadelphia Zoo
    December 9th, 2017 - December 17th, 2017
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    DANCE
    Nutcracker Sweets: Dancing & Desserts
    Ballet 180
    December 16th, 2017

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