December GoList: The Best Things To Do with Philly Kids This Month

Holiday and Winter Fun Events for Families in Philadelphia PA

The holiday season has officially arrived. Everywhere you look, folks are decorating their houses, the air is getting colder, hats and mittens have come out of hiding, and the scent of evergreens are in the air! This month is full of holiday shows as well as breakfast, photos, and even train rides with Santa, and more. Have fun and enjoy a happy and warm holiday season!

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DRWC's Annual Christmas Tree Lighting- Philadelphia
December 1, 2017
Head to Blue Cross Riverrink for its annual Christmas tree lighting. Enjoy performances from singers, ice skaters, and dancers!

Philadelphia Orchestra Christmas Kids' Spectacular- Philadelphia
December 2, 2017
Listen to the songs of the season as the Philadelphia Orchestra performs this special Christmas concert just for kids.

Holiday Village Market- Kennett Square
December 2, 3, 9, & 10, 2017
Head to The Creamery in Kennett Square for holiday shopping, live music, ice sculpture demonstrations, craft workshops, seasonal treats, and Christmas tree sales! Free shuttle service is available to and from downtown Kennett Square.

Greensgrow Holiday Bazaar- Philadelphia
December 2, 3, 16, & 17, 2017
Support local artists at this annual craft fair hosted by Greensgrow Farms. Enjoy hot cocoa, holiday shopping, and more.

Winter Wonderland- Philadelphia
December 9, 2017
Smith Memorial Playground's annual celebration features crafts, s'mores making, ice carving demos, and live music. Plus, kids can run around the 6 1/2 acre playground.

Latkepalooza- Philadelphia
December 10, 2017 
Visit the Gershman Y for its signature event. Enjoy games, Hanukkah crafts, balloon animals, face painting, live music, and more. Sample some delicious potato pancakes from Philly's top chefs.

Hanukkah Wonderland- Philadelphia
December 13, 2017
The Please Touch Museum celebrates the Festival of Lights with singing, dancing, and food!

Family Jazz Night: The Cartoon Christmas Trio- West Chester
December 21, 2017
Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center performs classic holiday cartoon music. Listen to music from A Charlie Brown Christmas, The Grinch, and more.

Washington Crossing the Delaware- Washington Crossing
December 25, 2017
Watch as hundreds of reenactors dress in Continental military gear to cross the Delaware River in this annual tradition!

Kwanzaa Celebration with Queen Nur- Cherry Hill, NJ
December 28, 2017
Experience the symbols and principles of this African American tradition at Garden State Discovery Museum as Queen Nur takes the stage with interactive storytelling and song.

Peeps Fest- Bethlehem
December 30-31, 2017
Celebrate your favorite marshmallow treat at Peeps Fest at SteelStacks in Bethlehem. Enjoy live music, arts and crafts, photos with the Peeps chick, and more.

Noon Year's Eve- Wilmington, DE
December 31, 2017
The New Year starts a little early for young kiddos at the Brandywine Zoo's Noon Year's Eve celebration. Kids will love the games, crafts, and sparkling cider toast to ring in the new year.

New Year's Eve in Kennett Square- Kennett Square
December 31, 2017
Ring in the New Year in Kennett Square with live music, food, and activities until 8 PM, then watch the raising and lighting of the Mushroom!