Weekday Picks for Philly Kids: All Star Days, NYE Fun Dec 28-Jan 1

As 2015 comes to an end, Philly families can reflect on all the fun that was had throughout the year. Whether it was making memories on vacation, exploring a museum for the first time, or visiting Historic Philadelphia, we hope it has been a great year.

But 2015 isn't over yet, and this last week of the year does not disappoint! The Academy of Natural Science hosts its annual All-Star Days and Delaware Museum of Natural History features its Discovery Days. The National Constitution Center holds Holiday Week where kids can dress in period clothing, make crafts, and meet historical characters.

Continue reading for the top picks for the week. Don't forget to check out our Events Calendar for a complete listing of winter break fun and our New Year's Eve Round Up which offers lots of family-friendly ways to welcome 2016.

Monday, December 28
All-Star Days- Philadelphia, PA
The Academy of Natural Science gets ready for a week filled with scientific fun. Monday's theme is Dino Day but be sure to check out the entire week, including Bug Day and Weird Things in a Jar.

See all Monday's events

Tuesday, December 29
Snowflake Special- Boyertown, PA
Climb aboard the train for a two-hour excursion on the rails of Colebrookdale as Secret Valley says goodbye to 2015.

See all Tuesday's events

Wednesday, December 30
Peeps Fest- Bethlehem, PA
While on winter break, take a drive up to ArtsQuest Center to experience Peeps Fest. Kids can enjoy scavenger hunts, face-painting, music, crafts, and magic shows.

See all Wednesday's events

Thursday, December 31
Kids' New Year's Eve Countdown- Philadelphia PA
Franklin Square hosts its annual free New Year's Celebration, perfect for families to welcome in 2016.

Be sure to check out 10 Fun Places for New Year's Eve with Kids in Philadelphia.

See all Thursday's events

Friday, January 1
Mummers Parade- Philadelphia, PA
Start off the new year by watching the annual Mummers Parade march along Broad Street.

See all Friday's events


Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Mummers Day Parade

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