Weekend Phillyfun Picks: Feb 5-7

Happy first weekend in February! Lots to do in and around Philly this weekend for families including Lunar New Year celebrations, African American History Month celebrations and much more!

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Lunar New Year
Saturday Feb. 6
11am – 3pm
Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA

Head to the Independence Seaport Museum this Saturday Feb. 6th from 11am – 3pm to celebrate the Year of the Monkey! Learn about Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese traditions and enjoy family friendly activities, entertainment and more. Free with admission.

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Mr. Men and Little Miss Free Family Event
Saturday Feb. 6th 11am
babyGap King of Prussia Mall
160 N. Gulph Road
King of Prussia, PA

Bring the kids out to the babyGap in the King of Prussia Mall this Saturday Feb. 6th at 11am for a Mr. Men and Little Miss Fun Family Event featuring a story reading from the classic Mr. Men Little Miss book series, themed activities, treats and more. Plus character photo opps and more! Free.

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FORE The Planet Indoor Mini-Golf
Friday Feb. 5 – Sunday Feb. 7
Linvilla Orchards
137 W. Knowlton Rd.
Media, PA

Enjoy indoor educational mini golf at Linvilla Orchards in the new exhibition created by the Academy of Natural Sciences that pairs environmental issues with the fun of mini golf. Tickets $4.95 – $6.95.

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African American Children’s Book Fair

Saturday Feb. 6th
1pm
Community College of Philadelphia
1700 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA

Don’t miss the 24th annual African American Children’s Book Fair happening this Saturday Feb. 6th at the Community College of Philadelphia starting at 1pm. View presentations by bestselling illustrators and authors, play games, and browse multicultural literature for kids of all ages! Free.

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Passport to Discovery: Lunar New Year
Saturday Feb. 6 – Sunday Feb. 7
Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ

Kids and families can celebrate the Lunar New Year this weekend at the Garden State Discovery Museum Saturday Feb. 6 and Sunday Feb. 7. Ring in the Year of the Monkey with themed activities, crafts, and fun. On Sat. Feb. 6th take part in a Chinese Lantern release at 5pm in the Butterfly Garden, too. $13.95.

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Free Sundays at the Brandywine River Museum of Art
Sunday Feb. 7
9:30am -12pm
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman’s Mill Road
Route 1
Chadds Ford, PA

Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum of Art this Sunday February 7 between 9:30am – 12pm. Free until 12 Noon.

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Asian New Year
Sunday Feb. 7th
10am – 3pm
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia PA

Celebrate the Year of the Monkey at the Philadelphia Museum of Art this Sunday Feb. 7th from 10am – 3pm with a performance by Dance China NY, a Chinese lantern art activity, calligraphy demonstrations and tours of the East Asian art exhibits. Admission normally $20 adults, $14 for ages 13-18, free for ages 12 and younger. Since it’s the first Sunday of the month, pay what you wish!

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Family See and Make Afternoon: Celebrate Setsubun!
Sunday Feb. 7
12:30pm
Shofuso Japanese House & Garden
Lansdowne Dr. and Horticultural Dr.
Philadelphia, PA

Celebrate the Japanese holiday that marks the transition from winter to spring at the Japanese House & Garden this Sunday Feb. 7th starting at 12:30pm. Enjoy traditional kamishibai storytelling, taiko drumming and mask making. $8

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Chinese New Year Community Gala
Sunday Feb. 7
1pm – 5pm
Great Valley High School
225 N. Phoenixville Pike
Malvern, PA

Head to the annual Chinese New Year Community Gala at Great Valley High School in Malvern this Sunday Feb. 7th starting from 1pm – 5pm. Kids of all ages will enjoy celebrating a lion dance, Chinese music, martial arts demos, and cultural fair. Free.

FREE Mr. Men Little Miss baby Gap Event at KOP Mall

 

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I’m so excited to have teamed up with Milk & Bookies , a non-profit that exposes young children to how great it feels to give back while celebrating the love of a good book and baby Gap to celebrate the launch of the super cute new Mr. Men and Little Miss collection!

The Mr. Men and Little Miss limited edition collection features beloved characters from the iconic children’s books created by British author Roger Hargreaves. The new collection includes onesies, bibs, blankets socks and hats all designed with Mr. Men Little Miss’ signature bright colors and bold lines. Many of the series’ original characters make an appearance including Mr. Bump, Little Miss Hug, Mr. Happy and Little Miss Giggles. The collaboration also introduces two new, specially created characters: Mr. Gap and Little Miss Gap, who are based on Gap founders Don and Doris Fisher.

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NEW Mr. Men and Little Miss Collection at baby Gap

Join me this Saturday Feb. 6th at babyGap in the King of Prussia Mall to help launch this new joyful and fun Mr. Men Little Miss collection!! I will be guest reading a book from the Mr. Men Little Miss series and then kids and families can enjoy fun activities such as Mr. Men and Little Miss treats, character photo opps, and more! Bring the little ones out to celebrate the launch of this adorable new collection and partnership! And please also consider bringing gently used books for donation to the local Boys and Girls Club, too.

If you go:
babyGap is located in the King of Prussia Mall at 160 N. Gulph Road, King of Prussia, PA. The mall opens at 10am. BEST ENTRANCE: Park between JCP and Neiman Marcus and enter through the Rite Aid entrance. LOCATION IN MALL: Located on the lower level of the Plaza, near Apple.

Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of the Mr. Men Little Book for the purposes of the guest reading and a gift card to shop the new collection. As always, all opinions expressed about feeling passionate about encouraging kids to be readers are our own. 

Giveaway: Two tickets to Sports Zone Exhibit at The Franklin Institute

I always enjoy supporting local Philadelphia based companies, don’t you? So today I’m happy to share info with you about CoverSports. CoverSports, a local Philadelphia-based company, is an industry leader in gym mats, padding, field covers and a myriad of sports facility related products.

Recently, CoverSports, in partnership with Art Guild. Inc, provided padding and netting for The Franklin Institute’s new exhibit Sports Zone. Sports Zone is a new permanent exhibition at The Franklin Institute that explores how sport connects the science of the human body, laws of motion, and technical innovation. The exhibit allows visitors to explore physical fitness, nutrition, equipment, and safety as they prepare to play. Then, kids hit the turf and test their skills at pitching, jumping, surfing, and running all while investigating the fundamental concepts of health, materials science, mechanics, and motion. Check out a full write up of how CoverSports products were used to promote safety for the exhibit here.

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In honor of this collaboration, Cover Sports is giving one lucky phillyfun4kids reader two free tickets to see the Sports Zone exhibit at the Franklin Institute. To enter to win the two free tickets to the Franklin Institute’s Sports Zone exhibit, simply fill out the easy giveaway form below by leaving a comment telling us what sports your children play and what injuries are you most concerned about your children receiving when playing these sports. The deadline for entries is February 15th, 2016. Winner will be picked at random. Good luck!!

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Disclaimer: I was provided with two complimentary tickets to the Sports Zone exhibit for the purposes of this giveaway. As always all opinions expressed about how great it is to support local Philadelphia based businesses and how important it is to promote safety during sports are our own! 

Weekend Phillyfun Picks: Jan. 15-18

Enjoy all the fun to be had this weekend in and around Philly plus an extra day of kids being off school for the Martin Luther King, Jr. day of service too. So many activities and ways to honor Dr. King’s dream of equality for all.

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MLK Weekend
Friday Jan. 15 – Monday Jan. 18
African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA

Enjoy a weekend of interactive family-friendly activities, workshops and performances to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the African American Museum in Philadelphia this weekend running Friday Jan. 15th – Monday Jan. 18th. $2 admission, extra fees for some activities.

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Phila Home and Garden Show
Friday Jan. 15 – Sunday Jan. 17
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks
100 Station Avenue
Oaks, PA

Enjoy 3 days of home and garden inspiration at the Philly Home + Garden Show happening in Oaks this Friday Jan. 15th – Sunday Jan. 17th. Kids can enjoy the Make and Take DIY craft areas, too. Get tickets $2 off if you buy in advance online. $10 adults, kids 12 and younger free.

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Little Blue Penguins Grand Opening
Friday Jan. 15 – Monday Jan. 18
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ

Take the kiddos to the opening of the Little Blue Penguins Grand Opening at Adventure Aquarium this weekend. Enjoy a day at the beach on a sandy Australian shoreline and fall in love with the smallest penguins in the world – the Blue penguins from Australia! $26.95/adults, $19.95 kids ages 2-12, under 2 free.

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FORE The Planet Indoor Mini-Golf
Friday Jan. 15 – Monday Jan. 18
Linvilla Orchards
137 W. Knowlton Rd.
Media, PA

Enjoy indoor mini golf at Linvilla Orchards in the new exhibition created by the Academy of Natural Sciences that pairs environmental issues with the fun of mini golf. Tickets $4.95 – $6.95.

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Hans Brinker and The Silver Skates
Saturday Jan. 16th – Sunday Jan. 17th
Arden Theatre Company
40 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA

Enjoy this new production of Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates at the Arden Theatre Company running this weekend Saturday January 16th and Sunday January 17th. Set in 19th century Holland, this new production celebrates the importance of grit and determination, the value of generosity, and the thrill of flying down the ice on a pair of skates. Tickets $20-$36.

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Passport to Discovery: Culinary Art
Sunday Jan. 17th
Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ

Kids and families can discover culinary art with the crew from Paint-a-Chef during Passport to Discovery: Culinary Art this Sunday Jan. 17th at 11am at the Garden State Discovery Museum in Cherry Hill. $13.95.

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Free Sundays at the Brandywine River Museum of Art
Sunday Jan. 17th
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman’s Mill Road
Route 1
Chadds Ford, PA

Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum of Art this Sunday January 17th between 9:30am – 12pm. Free until 12 Noon.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday Jan. 18th
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA

Head to the National Constitution Center on Monday Jan. 18th for a day long celebration commemorating and honoring Dr. King’s lifelong dedication to justice, equality, and service for good. $5, courtesy of Macy’s.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
Monday Jan. 18th
National Liberty Museum
321 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

The National Liberty Museum will hold a family friendly pay what you wish admission day of service with crafts, educational activities and exhibits highlighting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of equality. Kids can create their own speech and share their dream, too. Pay what you wish.

Giveaway: Winter Session 1 FREE Class at NEST and 25% Off All Classes

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Have you all checked out the Big Kid and Baby Classes offered at NEST recently? If not, you’re in for a treat because NEST has some new and exciting changes to their Baby and Big Kid programming. With the start of new program director, David Socha, NEST has added new times for Baby Music classes as well as adding music elements to parent education and movement baby classes. There are also two brand new Big Kid classes this session called Fitness Kids and Drama Kids!
Winter Session 1 is underway and runs Jan. 4 – Feb. 27, 2016 but you can still register for classes during their priority enrollment now open. Check out the full listing and schedule of Winter Session 1 Baby and Big Kid classes.

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Want to check it out yourself? Well, now one lucky phillyfun4kids reader can win a FREE Big Kid or Baby Class of their choice valued between $170 – $285 (time and day subject to availability)! Simply enter this easy Rafflecopter giveaway below to be entered. Giveaway runs now through Thurs. 1/14 at 11:59 PST so enter now!

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Exclusive Discount for phillyfun4kids Readers Take 25% any Winter 1 Session
In addition, we’re delighted to offer all phillyfun4kids readers an exclusive 25% off discount on any Winter 1 class of their choice (including Baby, Big Kid, or Toddler classes) just by using the discount code PF4K25. This exclusive code will be valid until the start date of the Winter 2 Session (Monday, February 29th).

Disclaimer: I was provided with a free class and discount code to share with readers from NEST for the purposes of this giveaway. As always, all opinions expressed about how awesome our unique indoor play places like NEST are for Philly families are our own. 

Weekend Phillyfun Picks: Jan. 8-10

While there might be some rain in the weekend forecast don’t let that dampen your family fun! Lots to do in and around Philly with the little ones this weekend!

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Introductory Classes at Temple Music Prep
Saturday Jan. 9
Starting at 9:15 am
Temple University Center City
1515 Market St.
5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA

Get a taste of Temple Music Early Childhood Music Classes for kids during this morning of introductory sessions free for trial before registering on Saturday January 9th starting at 9:15am. Free.

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Distaff Day
Saturday Jan. 9th
11am
Pottsgrove Manor historic site
100 King Street
Pottstown PA

Head to the Pottsgrove Manor historic site this Saturday January 9th starting at 11am for Distaff Day featuring live demonstrations of traditional spinning techniques and opportunities to learn about natural fibers used to make textiles too. Plus enjoy the last opportunity for a guided tour this season. $2 suggested donation.

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Hans Brinker and The Silver Skates
Saturday Jan. 9th – Sunday January 10th
Arden Theatre Company
40 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA

Enjoy this new production of Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates at the Arden Theatre Company running this weekend Saturday January 9th and Sunday January 10th. Set in 19th century Holland, this new production celebrates the importance of grit and determination, the value of generosity, and the thrill of flying down the ice on a pair of skates. Tickets $20-$36.
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Family Movie
Saturday Jan. 9th
1:30-3pm
Shaun The Sheep
Media-Upper Providence Free Library
11 S. Jackson St. 2nd Floor
Media, PA

Don’t miss the family movie, Shaun the Sheep, taking place at the Media Free Library this Saturday January 9th at 1:30pm. Bring your own snack and enjoy this family friendly PG film together. Free.

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Free Sundays at the Brandywine River Museum of Art
Sunday Jan. 10th
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman’s Mill Road
Route 1
Chadds Ford, PA

Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum of Art this Sunday January 10th between 9:30am – 12pm. Free until 12 Noon.

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PECO Family Jams: Creations in Clay
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
1020 South St.
Philadelphia, PA

Don’t miss the first PECO Family Jams of the new year happening this Sunday January 10th at the Philadelphia Magic Gardens. This month’s Family Jam featured Creations in Clay providing the opportunity to learn basic clay hand building techniques and learn how to use simple tools to make beautiful clay masterpieces to take home. Family tours at 1pm and 3pm. Free with admission. $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12. Free for children 5 and under.

Weekend Phillyfun Picks: Jan 2-3

Happy New Year Philly families!! Enjoy this first weekend of the New Year and the last weekend of the holiday break with the kiddos with one of these great local family fun events happening in and around Philly this weekend!
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Young Innovators Fair
Saturday Jan. 2nd and Sunday Jan. 3rd
K12 SuperSTEM Event
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
100 Station Ave
Oaks, PA

Don’t miss the chance to take your young innovators to the K12 SuperSTEM Event of the year happening at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center this Saturday Jan. 2nd and Sunday Jan. 3rd. Enjoy two full days of over 100 awe-inspiring attractions and 40 live acts featuring STEM activities, events, performances, demonstrations and more from national and local organizations helping to promote STEM in young children. Tickets $27 at the door. Free for children 2 and under.

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Disney On Ice: 100 Years of Magic
Saturday Jan. 2nd – Sunday Jan. 3rd
Wells Fargo Center
3601 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA

It’s the last weekend for Disney On Ice: 100 Years of Magic in Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center this weekend with shows running Saturday Jan. 2nd and Sunday Jan. 3rd. This magical Disney show features all of your favorite characters such as Simba, Snow White, Nemo, Woody, Lilo and more and of course Mickey and Minnie, too! Tickets start at $38.

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Hans Brinker and The Silver Skates
Saturday Jan. 2nd – Sunday Jan. 3rd
Arden Theatre Company
40 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA

Enjoy this new production of Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates at the Arden Theatre Company running this weekend Saturday January 2nd and Sunday January 3rd. Set in 19th century Holland, this new production celebrates the importance of grit and determination, the value of generosity, and the thrill of flying down the ice on a pair of skates. Tickets $20-$36.

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A Brandywine Christmas and Free Sundays at the Brandywine River Museum of Art
Sunday Jan. 3rd
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman’s Mill Road
Route 1
Chadds Ford, PA

Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum of Art this Sunday January 3rd between 9:30am – 12pm. Free until 12 Noon.

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Free First Sunday and ArtSee Activities: Dance, Dance, Dance
Sunday Jan. 3rd
The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA

Take the little ones The Barnes Museum to enjoy Free First Sundays and ArtSee fun this Sunday January 3rd (free first Sundays starts at 10am and ArtSee programs begins at 1pm). Enjoy imagination stations and drop-in programs for all ages on this free first Sunday of the month featuring a celebration of Dr. Barnes’ birthday with a dancing selfie and a ballroom bag craft. Free.

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Jack Frost Saves Christmas
Saturday Jan. 2nd – Sunday Jan. 3rd
The Media Theatre
104 E. State St.
Media, PA

Don’t miss the final weekend of Jack Frost Saves Christmas, a family musical for children continues this weekend Saturday Jan. 2nd and Sun. Jan. 3rd at The Media Theatre. In this hour long musical Jack Frost must journey to Christmastown to save the holidays. Geared for ages 4 and up. Tickets $12-15.

New Years Fun for Kids

Still trying to figure out what to do with the kiddos for New Years? Look no further as we have some great last minute ideas for Philly families to ring in the new year together!!

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Countdown To Noon

Swarthmore Community Center
715 Harvard Ave
Swarthmore, PA

Don’t miss the annual Countdown to Noon at the Swarthmore Community Center on Thursday December 31st from 10:30am – 12Noon! Join Queen Elsa from 11am -12pm for singing, photo opps, games and then of course the countdown to noon and great balloon drop. Snacks, drinks and crafts included, too! $5 per child, $10 per family.

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New Years Eve Party

Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA

It’s the annual blowout New Year’s Eve Party happening at the Please Touch Museum Thursday December 31st from 9am – 3pm. Countdowns at Noon and 1pm along with lots of fun for the whole family to ring in 2016 together! Tickets $25.

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Sugar House New Years Eve Fireworks

Delaware Riverfront
Philadelphia, PA

Ring in the new year Philly family style with the Sugar House New Years Eve free fireworks on the Delaware River with family friendly fireworks show at 6pm (or a midnight show for the bigger kids). Free.

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Square Drop Countdown to New Years

Franklin Square
200 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Head to Franklin Square for the annual Square Drop Countdown at 6pm for the early bedtime crowd. Kids will be able to enjoy a dance party, the countdown to the square drop, and a great view of the early fireworks show on Penn’s Landing. Free. Carousel and mini-golf require ticket purchase.

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Free at the Kimmel New Year’s Day Celebration 

The Kimmel Center
Commonwealth Plaza
300 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA

Enjoy the Free at the Kimmel New Year’s Day Celebration family celebration on 2016 at The Kimmel Center on New Year’s Day with views of the famous Philadelphia Mummers strutting down Broad Street and lots of family fun and activities inside too. Enjoy great live music and performances, kids crafts and activities, and even a free hot chocolate lounge for the kiddos. Free.

And of course if you don’t feel like leaving the house or fighting the crowds, you can always pop some sparkling cider at home and play the Netflix New Years countdown on demand with your kids’ favorite characters anytime to ensure a regular bedtime and good ring in to the new year for all!!

Weekend Phillyfun Picks: Dec. 18-20

It’s the last weekend before Christmas so take a break from all that last minute hustle and bustle of shopping and stop to enjoy the seasonal fun for families in and around Philly this weekend! Or, just take advantage of Parents Night Out to get those final to-do’s crossed off your list.

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Star Wars Night
Friday Dec. 18th
Franklin Square
6th & Race Streets
Philadelphia, PA

Don’t miss Star Wars Night at Franklin Square this Friday December 18th starting at 5:30pm. Celebrate the release of The Force Awakens with visits from characters from the movie as well as food trucks and other fun too. $3, free for kids 2 and younger.

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Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars
Friday Dec. 18th and Sat. Dec. 19th
Upper Darby High School
601 N. Lansdowne Ave
Upper Darby PA

The annual Holiday Spectacular by the Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars takes place this Friday Dec. 18th at 7:30pm and Saturday Dec. 19th at 2pm. The highly talented performers of the Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars perform holiday favorites from classics old and new that will be sure to get you and your family in the holiday spirit! Tickets $7-$10.

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Christmas Open House at the Charms of Fairmount Park
Saturday Dec. 19th
Charms of Fairmount Park
Fairmount Park
Philadelphia, PA

It’s the final weekend for guests to enjoy visits to the “charms” of Fairmount Park to view the festive holiday decorations inspired by beloved Christmas carol, The Twelve Days of Christmas. Visits run 10am – 4pm Sat. Dec. 19th and Sun. Dec. 20th. $5 per person per house, children 12 and under free. Or see all 6 Charms for $20 through the Park Charms Holiday Pass.

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Breakfast with Santa
Saturday Dec. 19th
Camden Children’s Garden
3 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ

Kids and families will enjoy a buffet-style breakfast with Jolly Old St. Nick on Saturday Dec. 19th at the Camden Children’s Garden as well as holiday crafts, a ride on the Garden Carousel and Arrow Train, and of course visits and a printed photo with Santa. Two seatings available at 10am and 12:30pm. $26 for non-members, $20 for members.

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Hans Brinker and The Silver Skates
Friday Dec. 18th – Sunday Dec. 20th
Arden Theatre Company
40 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA

Enjoy this new production of Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates at the Arden Theatre Company running this weekend Friday Dec. 18th through Sunday Dec. 20th. Set in 19th century Holland, this new production celebrates the importance of grit and determination, the value of generosity, and the thrill of flying down the ice on a pair of skates. $20-$36.

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Parents Night Out
Saturday Dec. 19th
1-4pm
Winter Wonderland
Philadelphia Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA

Get that holiday shopping done by dropping off the kids at the Independence Seaport Museum this Saturday December 19th between 1-4pm for Parents Night Out! Kids enjoy a fun-filled afternoon at the museum and make ornaments, enjoy crafts and activities and some tasty holiday treats, too. $35 per single child, $25 for all siblings.

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Christmas Village
Friday Dec. 18th – Sunday Dec. 20th
Love Park
1500 Arch Street
Philadelphia PA

Christmas Village in Love Park continues this weekend running Dec. 18th – Dec. 20th. Enjoy this German style Christmas village with visits with Christkind, shopping handmade and artisan wares and tastes of delicious authentic German treats, too Free.

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A Very Furry Christmas
Saturday Dec. 19th – Sunday Dec. 20th
Sesame Place
100 Sesame Road
Langhorne PA

It’s the final weekend for A Very Furry Christmas happening at Sesame Place in Langhorne PA. This beloved family-friendly celebration happens Sat. Dec. 19th and Sunday Dec. 20th and features everyone’s favorite furry Sesame Street friends. Kids of all ages will be delighted as the park is transformed into a one of a kind Christmas wonderland with lights, shows, holiday menus and of course Santa in his Furry Workshop too! Tickets $25-$30.

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Zoo Noel
Saturday Dec. 19th and Sunday Dec. 20th
Philadelphia Zoo
3400 W. Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA

Head to the Philadelphia Zoo this Saturday Dec. 19th and Sunday Dec. 20th between 11am – 3pm for Zoo Noel where the Zoo is transformed into a winter wonderland as Santa travels the globe on a wildlife adventure and kids and families get to follow-along and learn too! Bring a holiday card for your favorite animal and Santa’s helpers will deliver it to the animal that day. $16, free for kids under 2 years.

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Free Sundays at the Brandywine River Museum of Art
Sunday Dec. 20th
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman’s Mill Road
Route 1
Chadds Ford, PA

Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum of Art this Sunday Dec. 20th between 9:30am – 12pm. Free until 12 Noon.

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Jack Frost Saves Christmas
The Media Theatre
104 E. State St.
Media, PA

Jack Frost Saves Christmas, a family musical for children continues this weekend Saturday Dec. 19th and Sun. Dec. 20th at The Media Theatre. In this hour long musical Jack Frost must journey to Christmastown to save the holidays. Geared for ages 4 and up. Tickets $12-15.

Weekend Phillyfun Picks: Dec. 4-6

It’s the first full weekend in December which means lots of holiday fun for the whole family this weekend with everything from light shows and family performances to Santa appearances and more. Get out and enjoy all the holiday festivities with the kids this weekend!

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Christmas Open House at the Charms of Fairmount Park
Saturday Dec. 5th – Sunday Dec. 6th
Charms of Fairmount Park
Fairmount Park
Philadelphia, PA

Guest can enjoy visits to the Charms of Fairmount Park for viewing of the festive holiday decorations inspired by beloved Christmas carol, The Twelve Days of Christmas. Visits run 10am – 4pm Sat. Dec. 5th and Sun. Dec. 6th. $5 per person per house, children 12 and under free. Or see all 6 Charms for $20 through the Park Charms Holiday Pass.

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Electrical Spectacle: A Holiday Light Show
Friday Dec. 4th – Sunday Dec. 6th
Franklin Square
200 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Enjoy the Electrical Spectacle: A Holiday Light Show this Friday Dec. 4th through Sunday Dec. 6th. Don’t miss this dazzling display of lights and then warm up with comfort food and hot beverages too. Free.

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Hans Brinker and The Silver Skates
Friday Dec. 4th – Sunday Dec. 6th
Arden Theatre Company
40 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA

Enjoy this new production of Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates at the Arden Theatre Company running this weekend Friday Dec. 4th through Sunday Dec. 6th . Set in 19th century Holland, this new production celebrates the importance of grit and determination, the value of generosity, and the thrill of flying down the ice on a pair of skates. $20-$36.

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“Thanks & Giving” – Allison DeSalvo’s 11th Annual World of Song Children’s Holiday Benefit Concert for Charity
Saturday Dec. 5th
Swarthmore United Methodist Church
129 Park Ave
Swarthmore PA

Head to the Swarthmore United Methodist Church on Sat. Dec. 5th starting at 10:30am for the 11th Annual World of Song Children’s Holiday Benefit Concert for Charity. The day will include songs, dance, art activities, facepainting, food, and crafter’s tables, too. $8. Infants free. Proceeds benefit Anabelle’s Wish.

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Christmas Village
Friday Dec. 4th – Sunday Dec. 6th
Love Park
1500 Arch Street
Philadelphia PA

Christmas Village in Love Park continues this weekend running Dec. 4th – Dec. 6th. Enjoy this German style Christmas village and grand opening ceremony on Sat. Nov. 28th with the arrival of Christkind from Germany’s oldest Christmas markets, the Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg at 3pm. Free.

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A Very Furry Christmas
Saturday Dec. 5th – Sunday Dec. 6th
Sesame Place
100 Sesame Road
Langhorne PA

A Very Furry Christmas continues this weekend at Sesame Place in Langhorne PA. This beloved family-friendly celebration happens Sat. Dec. 4th and Sunday Dec. 6th and features everyone’s favorite furry Sesame Street friends. Kids of all ages will be delighted as the park is transformed into a one of a kind Christmas wonderland with lights, shows, holiday menus and of course Santa in his Furry Workshop too! Tickets $25-$30.

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Lucia Fest
Saturday Dec. 5th
American Swedish Historical Museum
1900 Pattison Ave
Philadelphia, PA

The family-friendly Lucia Fest is happening this Saturday Dec. 5th at the American Swedish Historical Museum. Drop in for family fun with Lucia processions at 1pm and 3pm and a Christmas market with holidays items and baked goods too. $10 for non-members, $4 for kids ages 4-12. Under 4 free.

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Free Sundays at the Brandywine River Museum of Art
Sunday Dec. 6th
9:30am – 12pm
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman’s Mill Road
Route 1
Chadds Ford, PA

Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum of Art this Sunday Dec. 6th between 9:30am – 12pm. Free until 12 Noon.

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Jack Frost Saves Christmas
Saturday Dec. 5th – Sunday Dec. 6th
The Media Theatre
104 E. State St.
Media, PA

Jack Frost Saves Christmas, a family musical for children continues this weekend Saturday Dec. 5th and Sun. Dec. 6th at The Media Theatre. In this hour long musical Jack Frost must journey to Christmastown to save the holidays. Geared for ages 4 and up. Tickets $12-15.