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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!

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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Holiday Light Nights
    Manayunk Development Corporation
    December 1st, 2022 - December 22nd, 2022
    QUICK VIEW
    KIDS
    LumiNature
    Philadelphia Zoo
    November 17th, 2022 - January 7th, 2023
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Holiday Bricktacular
    LEGOLAND Discovery Center...
    November 25th, 2022 - January 1st, 2023
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    MUSEUMS
    Festival of Trees
    Morven Museum & Garden
    November 16th, 2022 - January 8th, 2023
    QUICK VIEW
    MUSEUMS
    Pearl S. Buck House Festival of Trees
    Pearl S. Buck International®
    November 16th, 2022 - January 8th, 2023
    QUICK VIEW
    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Christmas Village in Philadelphia
    Christmas Village Philadelphia
    November 19th, 2022 - December 24th, 2022
    QUICK VIEW
    TOURS
    Christmas in Doylestown
    St. Paul's Episcopal Church...
    December 2nd, 2022 - December 3rd, 2022
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Souderton Tree Lighting
    Souderton Connects
    December 2nd, 2022
    QUICK VIEW
    SPECIAL EVENTS
    West Chester Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting
    Greater West Chester Chamber of...
    December 2nd, 2022
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    THEATRE
    MAC Film: State Street Movie Night - Classic Christmas Movie
    Media Arts Council
    December 2nd, 2022
    QUICK VIEW
    SPECIAL EVENTS
    PHestivaL of Trees
    TKE, LLC
    December 3rd, 2022 - December 4th, 2022
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    PHestivaL of Trees
    PHestivaL of Trees
    December 3rd, 2022 - December 4th, 2022
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Handcrafted Holiday Market
    GoggleWorks Center for the Arts
    December 3rd, 2022
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    MUSEUMS
    Winter Weekends at the Museum of the American Revolution
    Museum of The American Revolution
    December 3rd, 2022 - December 18th, 2022
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Lucia & Christmas Market
    American Swedish Historical Museum
    December 3rd, 2022 - December 4th, 2022
    QUICK VIEW
    KIDS
    Free Photos with Santa
    A Dash of Magic Events
    November 26th, 2022 - December 17th, 2022
    QUICK VIEW
    FREE
    Souderton Holiday Parade
    Souderton Connects
    December 3rd, 2022
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Holiday Mansion Tours At Hope Lodge
    Friends of Hope Lodge and Mather...
    December 3rd, 2022
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    FREE
    The Clay Studio presents Handcrafted Holidays: Ornament Making
    The Clay Studio
    December 3rd, 2022
    QUICK VIEW
    MUSEUMS
    Sea-son of Lights Programming
    Independence Seaport Museum
    November 26th, 2022 - December 31st, 2022
    QUICK VIEW
    KIDS
    Winter Solstice Party
    Stenton
    December 3rd, 2022

    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!

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