Philly with Cheers! Family friendly things to do with kids..
Not too far from South New Jersey is where you will find Philadelphia, home to the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the Betsy Ross House. The City of Brotherly Love is transformed into a fun and festive place for the Christmas holidays and filled with plenty of children activities. Whether your family enjoys the arts, gardens, holiday lights, scenic views, or theme park rides, there is something for everyone.
Holidays at Crayola Experience, Easton PA
Splash some color into your holiday and head over to our friends at Crayola Experience for Handmade Holidays, now through January 2, 2020! Create gifts from the heart during Crayola Experience's Handmade Holidays! Families can also enjoy seasonal treats, special character appearances and much more! These holiday adventures are all in addition to their 27 creative, hands-on activities.
Have Breakfast with Santa at Crayola. Enjoy a yummy breakfast with Santa Claus at Crayola Experience, December 14, 15, 21 or 22, 2019 from 8am - 10am! Meet and greet with Santa, take fun photos, and enjoy early access to the Crayola Experience attraction! Breakfast buffet includes Waffles, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Pastries/Bagels, Fruit, Yogurt, Juice and Milk.
Holiday Tours at One Liberty Observation Deck
Through December 29, 2019, select dates
Experience a 40-50 minute One Liberty Holiday Tours! Go to the top of the 57th floor of One Liberty Observation Deck for spectacular views of Philadelphia. Gaze out at the dazzling lights of the Miracle on South 13th Street and learn about Philly's holiday history. 1650 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 215.561.3325.
Winter Wonderland at the Reading Terminal Market
December 7-8, 14-15, 2019, 10AM-3PM
Walk, see, and taste delicious food at the Reading Market. Arts and crafts at the Winter Wonderland experience. 12th & Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA.
Holidays at the Franklin Institute
Polar Express Day, December 14, 2019, 10AM-3PM
Unique guided experience aboard the authentic Baldwin 60,000 locomotive and train science activities.
Creation Station, December 26-31, 2019
An interactive area where kids can design, build and play in a construction zone where budding engineers can let their creativity run wild.
Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest in Philadelphia
Through March 8, 2020
FREE and open to the public. The Philadelphia seasonal RiverRink Winterfest features a winter landscape with 100,000+ lights, ice-skating rink (fee), fire pits, Kids Lodge with kids arcade, cozy warming cabins, and plenty of food. 101 South Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA.
LumiNature at the Philadelphia Zoo
Through January 5, 2020, 4:30PM-10PM
With LumiNature at the Philadelphia Zoo, it is transformed and guests will enjoy a fantastic winter light experience filled with a magical journey of illuminations, music, sound and surprises. Located at 3400 West Girard Ave. Philadelphia, PA.
A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place
Through January 1, 2020
The park is transformed into a Christmas wonderland with millions of twinkling lights and festive decorations. Special Christmas shows, along with your favorite Sesame Street friends. Also featuring the Neighborhood Street Party Christmas Parade. 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne, PA.
A Longwood Christmas
Through January 5, 2020
Longwood Gardens Christmas display celebrates the many shapes of the season, including trees, plants, flowers and more! More than 500,000 lights grace 150 trees throughout the outdoor Gardens. Daily musical performances and caroling. 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA.