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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.

    My Very Own Polar Bear

     

    Take your little ones to Act II Playhouse in Ambler, PA for a new comedy about a very special Christmas present! Get lost in this heartwarming tale about a little girl and her polar bear friend, through December 31st!

    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!

    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.

    Holiday Garden Railway

     

    This is the last chance to catch this holiday classic! Head to the Morris Arboretum through December 31st for their annual, beloved holiday spectacular. Perfect for wonder-struck little ones, train enthusiasts, and the big kid in all of us. 

    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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    Yuletide at Winterthur
    Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
    November 18th, 2018 - January 6th, 2019
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    Franklin Square Holiday Festival
    Historic Philadelphia Inc. Center
    November 15th, 2018 - December 31st, 2018
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    Holiday Art Star Craft Bazaar
    Art Star Gallery and Boutique
    November 17th, 2018 - November 18th, 2018
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    Christmas Village in Philadelphia Preview Weekend
    Christmas Village Philadelphia
    November 17th, 2018 - November 18th, 2018
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    Symphony of Carols: The Music of Randol Bass and Pepper Choplin
    Distinguished Concerts International...
    November 18th, 2018
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    Gilded Age of Christmas
    Pennypacker Mills
    November 20th, 2018 - January 6th, 2019
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    Christmas Village in Philadelphia
    Christmas Village Philadelphia
    November 22nd, 2018 - December 24th, 2018
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    The Comcast Holiday Spectacular
    Comcast Center
    November 22nd, 2018 - January 1st, 2019
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    MUSEUMS
    Brandywine Christmas
    Brandywine River Museum of Art
    November 23rd, 2018 - January 6th, 2019
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    Twelfth Night Tours
    Pottsgrove Manor Historic site
    November 23rd, 2018 - January 6th, 2019
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    Keller’s Creamery Cookie Decorating at Dilworth Park
    Center City Philadelphia
    November 23rd, 2018
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    CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    Gingerbread in the Log House
    Mercer Museum
    November 23rd, 2018
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    TOURS
    Center City Holiday Tour
    Philly Tour Hub
    November 23rd, 2018 - November 30th, 2018
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    THEATRE
    A Christmas Story, the Musical
    The Players Club of Swarthmore
    November 23rd, 2018 - December 8th, 2018
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    American Heritage Credit Union's 12th Annual Grand Illumination and Tree Lighting Ceremony
    American Heritage Credit Union
    November 24th, 2018
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    Holiday Garden Railway
    Morris Arboretum of the University...
    November 25th, 2018 - December 31st, 2018
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    Shoppers Paradise 4th Annual Holiday Shopping Expo
    Survive Strive Thrive, Inc
    November 25th, 2018
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    KIDS
    Christmas Village in Philadelphia Grand Opening Ceremony
    Christmas Village Philadelphia
    November 25th, 2018
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    MUSIC
    A Winter Rose: The Holiday Music of Joseph Martin and Mark Hayes
    Distinguished Concerts International...
    November 26th, 2018
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    FREE Holiday Celebration in Rittenhouse Square Park
    Friends of Rittenhouse Square
    November 27th, 2018

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