Weekend Fun for Philly Kids: Christmas, Kwanzaa, Celebrations Dec 25-27

Things to do with kids in Philadelphia, Winter Family Events

Winter break is finally here. Children are home from school. Moms and dads have taken days off from work. Now, everyone can sit back to savor time with family and friends. However, if the idea of winter break makes you wonder, "How am I going to occupy the children until school starts again?" do not worry! Our events calendar is your holiday wish come true.

Go see show such as Wizard of Oz at Gratz College Theatre or Cinderella at Ambler Theater. Check out Kwanzaa celebrations at the Please Touch Museum and the African American Museum in Philadelphia. Or burn off some of those Christmas cookies at special events held at BounceU in Horsham. 

No matter how you spend Christmas and the weekend ahead, enjoy this time with family and friends. For the latest fun, stay connect to Mommy Poppins through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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All Star Days- Philadelphia, PA
During Winter Break, the Academy of Natural Science hosts All Star Days, which features themes such as Dino Day, Reptile Day, and Bug Day.

Macy's Family Fun Days- Philadelphia,  PA
Visit the African American Museum in Philadelphia for its Kwanzaa celebration. Guests can learn about the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa through storytelling, music, and crafts.

Winter Family Studio- Philadelphia, PA
Spend time together as a family at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Visitors can explore the galleries and then create their own inspired masterpiece.

North Pole Express- New Hope, PA
Climb aboard the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad for a holiday train ride featuring music, hot cocoa, and treats.

Holiday Week- Philadelphia, PA
This weekend kicks off Holiday Week at the National Constitution Center. Guests to the Museum can expect educational activities such as historical character Meet & Greets, crafts, and interactive opportunities.

Wizard of Oz- Melrose Park, PA
Storybook Musical Theatre takes stage at Gratz College to perform the beloved tale of Dorothy, Tin Man, Lion, and Scarecrow as they follow the yellow brick road to meet the wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Kwanzaa Celebration- Philadelphia, PA
Guests to the Please Touch Museum can celebrate Kwanzaa by creating a family tree craft, listening to stories, and playing festive music on drums.

Friday, December 25

Washington Crossing the Delaware- Washington Crossing, PA
Watch as hundreds of reenactors make the historic trip across the Delaware River in three replica Durham boats.

Check out our What's Open on Christmas Day listing, too.

Saturday, December 26

Cinderella by Family Stages- Ambler, PA
The classic tale of Cinderella is spiced up a bit for Family Stage's version, performed at Ambler Theater.

Family Hour- Philadelphia, PA
Bring the family to the National Liberty Museum for a day full of learning. This session's theme is The Perfect Time to Think About Kindness.

Young Audiences- Phoenixville, PA
Enjoy a movie at The Colonial Theatre. This week's featured film is Hugo.

Toddler Time- Glen Mills, PA
Burn off some holiday energy at Skyzone's Toddler Time held with little ones in mind.

Candlelight Tours of Fonthill- Doylestown, PA
Have you ever wondered what it was like to live in a castle? Explore Fonthill Castle, as it is decorated for the holidays.

Sunday, December 27

Discovery Days- Wilmington, DE
Sunday kicks off Discovery Days at Delaware Museum of Natural History. Guests can enjoy learning about Baby Dinosaurs, Jurassic Giants, and more.

Toys of the Past- Doylestown, PA
Tablets, cell phones, and gaming systems didn't always exist, so find out what children of past generations did to keep themselves entertained at Mercer Museum's Expedition Cart.

Homeless for the Holidays 5K Run/2.5K Walk- Philadelphia, PA
Support a good cause and participate in either the 5K Run or 2.5K Walk. Proceeds from the race go to "Pennies From Kevan, a non-profit foundation which provides help to homeless and disadvantaged people.

Photo courtesy of Longwood Gardens