The long holiday weekend means extra days for even more family fun! The seasonal festivities continue this weekend with so much to do in Philly. Take a break from all that deal hunting and pie eating to enjoy some quality fun with your family on this last weekend of November!
Ring in the holidays at the Downtown Ardmore Holiday Celebration taking place Saturday November 29th starting at 10am. Shop local businesses for Small Business Saturday and enjoy a flurry of seasonal fun including Santa’s arrival, a scavenger hunt and lots more. Plus enjoy a tree lighting ceremony and caroling at 5pm. Free.
The Christmas Village in Love Park is now open and ready to help you feel festive as you wander through the authentic German Christmas market with over 60 vendors from all over the world with crafts, food and more. Plus enjoy special entertainment and even visits with Santa! Free.
It’s the Grand Opening of the Holiday Garden Railway at Morris Arboretum this Saturday November 29th from 1-3pm. Bring the whole family out for kid crafts, carolers, holiday photo opps and of course the seasonal garden railway complete with a quarter mile of track featuring seven loops and tunnels with fifteen rail lines and more. $16 adults, $8 children.
Icy fun continues at the new Rothman Skate Rink at Dilworth Park this Friday November 28th – Sunday November 30th. Philly families can now enjoy outdoor public skating against the backdrop of our landmark City Hall. Adults $4, children 10 and under $3, skate rental $8.
The Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest is now open with a magical winter landscape including a dazzling light show, winter garden and forest, shopping and refreshements in the new “Lodge” with indoor fireplaces, rustic décor and outdoor heat lamps plus shopping at ArtStar with gifts and handmade items. And of course, the outdoor ice skating rink as the centerpiece of all the fun. Admission to Winterfest is free. Skate admission $3. Skate rental $10.
The seasonal festivities continue at Sesame Place this weekend with A Very Furry Christmas featuring all of your favorite furry Sesame Street pals. The park is transformed into a Christmas wonderlands with millions of lights, festive decorations, plenty of rides and fun and of course special visits with all your favorite Sesame Street characters and event Santa in his Furry Workshop! Tickets $24 online, $29 at the gate.
Don’t miss the Fairmount Park Gingerbread House Display featuring 12 gingerbread houses handcrafted by Philadelphia chefs and made to look like historic sites in Fairmount Park including Strawberry Mansion, SMITH Playground and more. Free.
Philadelphia’s oldest square, Franklin Square, is transformed into a magical holiday setting starting this weekend with the Electrical Spectacle holiday light show and more. Plus new this year, shop for handmade gifts at the Holiday Market and sample local beers and snacks in Ben’s Bites and Brews, too. Festivities are offered 4-8pm daily. Entrance is free. Some attractions ticketed.
Meet Jan Brett, author of the children’s book The Animal’s Santa and have the book signed by the author. Jan’s tour bus will be parked in the store parking lot on Sunday November 30th starting at 9am and families may take photos outside the bus which is wrapped in artwork from The Animal’s Santa. Book must be purchased at Children’s Book World to be signed. The first 100 families in line will receive a free Jan Brett poster so arrive early!
Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum on Sunday mornings including this Sunday November 30th between 9:30am – 12pm. Free.
Kids will delight in the Magic of POLY! this Sunday November 30th at 2pm at the Parkway Central Library. Poly will wow the whole family with his fun filled magic program with illusions, comedy, and audience interaction and participation too. Free.