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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.

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    LumiNature at Philly Zoo presented by Chase!
    Philadelphia Zoo
    November 18th, 2021 - January 9th, 2022

    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.

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    Christmas Underwater!
    Adventure Aquarium
    November 26th, 2021 - December 24th, 2021

    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.

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    Tinseltown Holiday Spectacular presented by Dietz & Watson
    Spectacor Events & Entertainment
    November 26th, 2021 - January 2nd, 2022

    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!

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    Holiday Light Nights
    Manayunk Development Corporation
    December 2nd, 2021 - December 30th, 2021

    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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    MUSIC
    Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars “Holiday Spectacular”
    Upper Darby Performing Arts Center
    December 3rd, 2021 - December 4th, 2021
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    A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage
    Merriam Theater
    December 4th, 2021
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    THEATRE
    Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol (LIVE)
    Lantern Theater Company
    December 3rd, 2021 - December 30th, 2021
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    Luciafest & Christmas Market
    American Swedish Historical Museum
    December 4th, 2021 - December 5th, 2021
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    FREE
    Holiday Tours at Historic Pennypacker Mills
    Pennypacker Mills
    November 27th, 2021 - January 9th, 2022
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    KIDS
    Wreath Making Classes
    Linvilla Orchards
    December 4th, 2021 - December 5th, 2021
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    THEATRE
    A Christmas Carol
    People's Light
    November 20th, 2021 - January 2nd, 2022
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    OUTDOORS
    Tinseltown Holiday Spectacular presented by Dietz & Watson
    Spectacor Events & Entertainment
    November 26th, 2021 - January 2nd, 2022
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Dasher's Lightshow - Philadelphia
    Belmont Hills Public Library
    December 2nd, 2021 - January 2nd, 2022
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    One Africa! One Nation! Holiday Marketplace
    AFRICAN PEOPLES EDUCATION AND...
    December 4th, 2021
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    KIDS
    Christmas Underwater!
    Adventure Aquarium
    November 26th, 2021 - December 24th, 2021
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    FREE
    Atlantic City Holiday Bazaar
    Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton...
    December 4th, 2021 - December 5th, 2021
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Night Tours: Winter Holidays
    Eastern State Penitentiary Historic...
    November 26th, 2021 - December 30th, 2021
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    OUTDOORS
    Souderton Holiday Parade
    Souderton Connects
    December 4th, 2021
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Barn and Vineyard Illumination Event
    Bishop Estate Vineyard and Winery
    December 4th, 2021
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    MUSEUMS
    Holiday Lights Meander: 30-Minute “On Your Own” Timed Holiday Experience
    Mercer Museum
    December 4th, 2021 - December 31st, 2021
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    Joy Around the World: The Virtual Holiday Scavenger Hunt
    Watson Adventures
    December 4th, 2021 - December 23rd, 2021
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    Santa Paws
    Pet Friendly Dog Bakery
    December 5th, 2021
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    FREE
    Jingle Jawn Holiday Market
    Old Pine Community Center
    December 5th, 2021
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Narberth Dickens Festival
    Narberth Business Association
    December 5th, 2021
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    LumiNature at Philly Zoo presented by Chase!
    Philadelphia Zoo
    November 18th, 2021 - January 9th, 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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