30 Holiday Activities and Christmas Events in Philadelphia for Kids

The zoo lights are aglow at LumiNature. Photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Zoo
The zoo lights are aglow at LumiNature. Photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Zoo

Check this list twice for all the best holiday activities and Christmas events near Philly.

When the most wonderful time of the year arrives, in-the-know Philly parents appreciate a long list of ideas to celebrate with kids. November marks the arrival of twinkling lights, mesmerizing train gardens, and a jolly old elf from the North Pole. With that in mind, we've rounded up our favorite must-do holiday activities and Christmas events in Philly, including some new additions to the calendar, that are sure to make the season memorable.

For additional seasonal fun, review our Philadelphia Holiday Guide, which includes the best Polar Express winter train rides in the area and our favorite outdoor skating rinks.

 

Places featured in this article:


American Swedish Historical Museum

Great Plaza at Penn's Landing

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center

Washington Crossing Historic Park
Indoor Mini Golf at Linvilla
Linvilla Orchard - 9:00 AM Pick
Little Art Kids
Philadelphia Museum of Art - 10:00 AM Pick
Preschool Storytime
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library - 11:00 AM Pick
Northern Liberties Restaurant Week
Northern Liberties - various times Pick
Wintergarden
Dilworth Park - 9:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
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