Weekend Fun for Philly Kids Nov 26-29: Thanksgiving Fun, Black Friday Madness and Holiday Activities

Ahhh... at last! Thanksgiving and the long weekend that follows are here. This holiday typically is full of family, friends, and food. But don't forget about fun because our Events Calendar is exploding with excitement for everyone.

Once the dinner dishes are cleaned and put away, gather the family to kick off the holiday season. Whether it is Santa trains, holiday lights, or Christmas shows, there is something for everyone. Or, if family-togetherness has reached its fill, tackle your shopping list without the kids. Whatever you chose, Mommy Poppins hopes you have a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

Thanksgiving Weekend Fun for NJ Kids: Holiday Lights, Christmas Tree Lighting, Nov 26-29

Thanksgiving is here, and thankfully, there are plenty of fun ways to get into the holiday spirit over the long weekend. Santa’s popping up all over the state, via helicopter in Nutley, at the Christmas Tree Lighting in Palmer Square and during the Christmas Festival at the Morristown Green. Brighten up the weekend with dazzling light displays, including the Turtle Back Zoo Holiday Lights and the Skylands Stadium's Christmas Lights Show. And if crowded malls aren’t your idea of indoor fun, catch performances of Disney Live! Three Classic Fairytales, The Nutcracker or Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas. Whatever you decide to do this Thanksgiving weekend, we hope you enjoy it with family and friends. For even more activity options, check out our Event Calendar.

Thanksgiving Weekend for NYC Kids: Macy's Parade, Santaland, Dyker Lights

Whether you're visiting NYC or staying local for Thanksgiving, there is plenty for kids and families to do over the holiday and long weekend while school is out.

Have we mentioned the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade yet? There will be a dozen marching bands! Plus, the New York Botanical Garden's beautiful Holiday Train Show is up and running, Santa is brunching with kids all over town, the big department stores are unveiling those over-the-top holiday windows, and Christmas tree and other holiday lights are being switched on all over NYC.

There's lots of non-holiday fun to enjoy, too, like a feline-themed stop-motion animation workshop, a Black Friday non-shopping event for families and plenty of theater, including preschool favorite Clifford the Big Red Dog.

These are just a few of the great things going on this Thanksgiving weekend. Read on for all of our picks, and remember, you can find additional options in our Event Calendar. Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Weekend Fun for Long Island Kids: Turkey Trots, Santa & His Reindeer, November 26-29

Get ready to gobble, gobble your way into some serious family fun this Thanksgiving weekend. From Turkey Day Trots to Christmas trees, holiday lights, art and more, we are serving up several weekend activity options. And for more seasonal fun, be sure to check out our Long Island Holiday Guide.

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Parent Review: 'Finding Neverland' on Broadway with Glee's Matthew Morrison

The story of Peter Pan is universal and beloved by children everywhere. While it’s probably most well-known as a Disney movie, it was originally a play written in 1904 by Scotland’s J.M. Barrie.

Finding Neverland, which hit Broadway earlier this year, explores Barrie’s process and inspiration for writing the play. While it centers around Peter Pan and contains plenty of references to characters we know and love, going into Finding Neverland anticipating a show about Wendy and the Lost Boys will leave you disappointed. But recreating the magic of Peter Pan is not what Finding Neverland is about. 

Thanksgiving Weekend Fun for CT Kids: Turkeys, Lights, and Holiday Shows

All of us here at Mommy Poppins CT wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving. May you enjoy the company of family and friends and have safe and easy travels if you are on the road this holiday weekend. 

After the turkey and stuffing are but a distant and delicious memory, we've got plenty of activities to keep you busy including holiday lights, outdoor fun, and a LEGO exhibit that the Star Wars fans in your life will not want to miss. If you have visitors in town, we have a full run down of ideas to get everyone out of the house in Fairfield County. We've also got suggestions for upcoming holiday shows and Santa activities that you won't want to miss.

Enjoy the holiday weekend! 

Thanksgiving Weekend for Westchester Kids: Frosty Day, Winter Wonderland, Chanukah Fun Nov. 26-29

Thanksgiving is upon us, as is the official kickoff of the holiday season in Westchester. With a four-day weekend ahead, there are plenty of great events happening in our area to keep families entertained.

To help minimize damage to your waist line from all that pie and stuffing, join one of the turkey trots we’ve identified in Westchester and the Hudson Valley.

As we shift gears from Thanksgiving to Christmas and Chanukah, the holiday events start to really pick up. Several big events make their debut this weekend, including the Chanukah Fun House and Gift ShopWinter Wonderland and Holiday Spirit Festival, to name a few. Also happening this weekend is the return of Frosty Day, featuring a town-wide celebration of the pride that comes from claiming Frosty as a native son. 

When you’ve had your fill of holidays, kick back at the live performance of Curious George.

Read on for our top weekend picks and click through for full details. Looking for more holiday options? Browse our Holiday Guide, full of events, activities and ideas for every day of the holiday season. Also be sure to check our Event Calendar for more fun happening this weekend and beyond.

We wish you a wonderful holiday weekend filled with family, friends, great food—and lots of fun activities!

Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree Near Boston

Whether it’s a family holiday tradition or a new experience, cutting your own Christmas tree adds a dimension to the holiday season that’s hard to match. There’s nothing quite like the real deal—a pine-smelling, sap-sticky, Christmas tree—and the opportunity for creating a lasting family memory in the process is an added bonus. We have rounded up a sampling of cut-your-own locations to get started, and keep reading to the end for helpful tips!

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