January GoList: The Best Things To Do With Philly Kids

Winter Fun Events for Families in Philadelphia PA

With the holidays winding down, and the start of a new year, now is the perfect time for Philly families to refocus and prioritize family time. With so much to do in the Philly area, make 2017 a year to remember by attending some of the many great events our event calendar has to offer. From shows and museums, to classes, and more, we've got you covered. 

We hope you enjoyed 2016 and that 2017 is a wonderful new year full of great new memories with your family.

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Mummers Parade- Philadelphia
January 1, 2017
Join this only-in-Philly tradition as the colorful Mummers strut down Broad Street. Find a spot at one of the three performance zones to catch the Fancies, Comics, and String Bands.

Three Kings Day- Philadelphia
January 6, 2017
The Kimmel Center hosts this free event celebrating one of Mexico's most popular holidays. Enjoy a reenactment of the story of the Three Wise Men, piñatas, and traditional "Rosca de Reyes" bread.

Wild Animals Up Close- Glenmoore
January 12, 2017
Kids 2-5 can learn about animals native to Pennsylvania and see them up close and personal. This event is free and requires advanced registration.

 Photo of Cirque Eloize courtesy of The Kimmel Center.

Cirque Eloize: Saloon- Philadelphia
January 13 & 14, 2017
Watch Cirque Eloize's latest acrobatic comedy at the Merriam Theatre inspired by the Wild Wild West.

Comics & Cards Convention- Mount Bethel
January 15, 2017
This comic book show includes vendors, artists, writers, costume groups, and more.

Puss in Boots by Family Stages- Ambler
January 16, 2017
See the story of Puss in Boots live as two actors play all the characters in this fun family show presented by Family Stages at Ambler Theater.

World Culture Series: Chinese New Year- Philadelphia
January 21, 2017
Penn Museum teaches kids how the Chinese culture celebrates the Year of the Lion. This all-day event includes dance and music performances, Feng Shui demonstrations and workshops, crafts, and more. The day concludes with the Grand Finale Lion Dance Parade.

 Photo of Elephant and Piggie courtesy of The Kimmel Center.

Elephant and Piggie- Philadelphia
January 21, 2017
Catch one of two performances of Elephant and Piggie at the Merriam Theater on January 21st. This delightful show is based on the Mo Willem's classic Elephant Gerald and Piggie series.

Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival- New Hope
January 28 & 29, 2017
With an abundance of family activities happening during this two-day event, this festival is a can't-miss! From ballet and storytime, to puppet shows, walking tours, and more, there's something for everyone at this fun festival.

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