Lights, Action, and Holiday fun 2020 for kids and families

Find the holiday spirit in Philadelphia and nearby Pennsylvania attractions. The City of Brotherly Love is home to America's history and independence. Downtown city hall and points along the Delaware waterfront sparkle with joy. Whether your family enjoys gardens, holiday lights, scenic views, or train rides, there is something for everyone. Check NJ Kids Calendar for more events. Venue dates and times below are subject to change. Don't forget to visit New York City holiday lights and New Jersey Christmas attractions. 

A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place

Through Jan 3, 2021
The park is transformed into a A Very Furry Christmas wonderland with millions of twinkling lights and festive decorations. See 1-2-3 Christmas Tree, a 30 foot illuminated tree at the center of an ultimate light show experience. Special Christmas shows, ride a train through Twiddlebug’s Gingerbread Cookie Factory, dance along with your favorite Sesame Street friends and more! Face covering required for guests. COVID-19 safety guidelines in place. Buy tickets in advance. 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne, PA.

Furry & Bright Christmas Drive-Thru Experience at Sesame Place

Now through Dec 23, 2021
From the comfort of your own vehicle, journey through a winter wonderland with millions of twinkling lights, holiday décor, Christmas music, and everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends dressed in their holiday best. Kids will enjoy Candy Cane Lane, Snowflake Way, The Neighborhood Street Party Christmas Parade, 9 foot Menorah, and Santa Claus. Buy your car load ticket online sesameplace.com. 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne, PA.

Handmade Holidays at Crayola Experience, Easton PA

Now through Jan 4, 2021
Splash some color into your holiday adventure and head over to Crayola Experience for Handmade Holidays, now through Jan 4, 2021. Create gifts from the heart - an ornament, a handmade gift box, or mold a friendly snow man. Families can also enjoy seasonal treats, special character appearances and much more! Don't forget Crayola in general has 27 creative, hands-on activities. 30 Centre Square, Easton, PA.

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest in Philadelphia

Now through Mar 7, 2021
General Admission FREE and open to the public. The Philadelphia seasonal RiverRink Winterfest features a winter landscape with 100,000+ lights. Ice-skating rink, boardwalk games and rides have fees. New for 2020 is a Ferris Wheel ride. Face masks and safety guidelines enforced. 101 South Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA.

Holiday Lights Drive-Through Experience at Old Mill Steam Campground (Dutch Wonderland)

Now through Dec 31, 2020, 5PM-9PM
Enjoy holiday lights from the comforts of your own car in the heart of Lancaster PA at Dutch Wonderland. Take the 1.5 mile Holiday Lights journey through Old Mill Steam Campground, it's filled with twinkling lights and Christmas surprises. Stop by the Dutch Wonderland castle for hot cocoa, and a socially-distanced photo with Santa (through Dec 23rd)! Also take a ride aboard Dutch Wonderland's famous Wonderland Special train (included with admission). 2249 Lincoln Highway, East Lancaster, PA.

Hershey Lights

Hershey Sweet Lights

Now through Jan 3, 2021, 5PM-9PM
Sit in the comfort of your own car as you and your family enjoy the Hershey Sweet Lights drive-thru attraction. A 2 mile course featuring a Winter Wonderland with 600 illuminated animal displays. Buy your tickets online. 100 W. Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, PA. 

Hersheypark Christmas Candylane

Now through Jan 3, 2021, select dates
5 million lights at Hersheypark. Holiday light show NOEL will sure to delight, featuring over 250,000 lights synced to classic holiday music. Kids will have fun on rides and coasters. Visit Santa, explore Hershey’s Chocolate town, see Hershey festive characters, take photos, and more! Don’t forget to check out TREEville at the Boardwalk, festive trail with decked out trees. Safety rules followed, guest capacity, face masks, temperature checks and social distancing. All guest must make a reservation. 100 W. Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, PA

Longwood Gardens Christmas

A Longwood Christmas at Longwood Gardens

Now through Jan 10, 2021
Longwood Gardens Christmas celebrates the holiday season beautiful decorated towering trees, plants, flowers and more! More than 500,000 lights grace150 trees throughout the outdoor Gardens. Showcasing the Garden Railway, 31 locomotives and engines rumbling along 500 feet of track, kids will get a thrill with Thomas the Tank Engine and friends. Buy advance timed tickets online, wear face masks, keep 6-feet distance, and other safety protocols in place to keep your visit safe. 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA.

Philadelphia Zoo

Now through Jan 3, 2021
Unfortunately LumiNature at the Philadelphia Zoo is postponed until next Nov 2021. However, families can still visit the zoo in-person Friday-Sunday through Jan 3, 2021. The big cats, birds, penguins, reptiles, bears and more are waiting for you. Social distancing and face masks are required. Reserve tickets online. Located at 3400 West Girard Ave. Philadelphia, PA.

Strasburg Rail Road - Christmas and Santa Train Rides

Through Dec 2020, select dates
So many special Christmas train rides for this year 2020. Santa’s Christmas Trolley: Hop aboard a special Christmas train and your child can visit Santa. Christmas Tree Train: Travel aboard to Leaman Place Grove and choose a pre-cut Fraser Fir tree and have it delivered back to the station. The Night Before Christmas Train: Children will delight in an authentic stream train ride, hear about Christmas past, and enjoy stories about the anticipation of Christmas Eve. Santa’s Paradise Express: Santa welcomes you aboard a magical steam train. Santa Claus Limited: 45 minute ride through Amish Country and visit with Santa. All trains are cleaned and sanitized between trips. Santa and guests required to wear a face mask. Reservations online only. 301 Gap Rd, Ronks PA.

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