Photo by D Groff courtesy of Narberth's Dickens Festival
Photo by D Groff courtesy of Narberth's Dickens Festival

35 Free Holiday and Christmas Events for Philly Kids

The holidays can be an expensive time of year as Philly parents make wishes come true. However, there are so many ways to celebrate the season without breaking the bank. After all money doesn't grow on trees! Throughout the Delaware Valley, Philly families can see twinkling lights, visit with Santa, listen to holiday stories, watch parades, and even see classic holiday performances without spending a cent. Read through our top FREE picks for the holiday season ahead.

Peddler's Village
Routes 202 & 263
Lahaska, PA 18931

Downtown Manayunk
4312 Main Street
Philadelphia, PA 19127

Downtown Philadelphia
20th Street and JFK Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA

Downtown Kennett Square
100 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse
3500 Reservoir Drive East Fairmount Park
Philadelphia, PA 19121

Downtown Wilmington
5th and Market Streets
Wilmington, DE

The Market at DelVal
2100 Lower State Rd.
Doylestown, PA 18901

Gorgas Park
6300 Ridge Avenue
Roxborough , PA 19454

Headhouse Square
200 Pine St (2nd and Lombard Streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Rittenhouse Square
18th and Walnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA

Thomas F. Donatucci, Sr. Library
1935 Shunk Street
Philadelphia, PA 19145

Downtown Phoenixville
100 - 300 blocks of Bridge Street.
Phoenixville, PA

Downtown Narberth
Narberth, PA

Free Library of Philadelphia/ Central Library
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19003

Fonthill Castle
525 East Court Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

Ambler Train Station
35 West Butler Avenue
Ambler, PA

Lock 60 at Schuylkill Canal Park
400 Towpath Road
Mont Clare, PA 19453

Pennypacker Mills
5 Haldeman Road
Schwenksville, PA 19473

Downtown Downingtown
Lancaster Avenue
Downingtown, PA

Tredyffrin Public Library
582 Upper Gulph Rd.
Strafford, PA 19087

New Hope-Solebury Library
93 W Ferry Street
New Hope, PA 18938

Railroad Plaza
West Main & Green Streets
Lansdale, PA

National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, PA

Washington Crossing Historic Park
1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA

Byers' Choice Ltd.
4355 County Line Road
Chalfont, PA 18914

Franklin Square
200 North 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Peddler's Village
Routes 202 & 263
Lahaska, PA 18931

Dilworth Park
Broad & Market Streets West Side of City Hall
Philadelphia, PA

Herr's Snack Factory
Route 1 and 272
Nottingham, PA

15th and JFK Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA

Comcast Center
1701 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Macy's Center City
1300 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Rose Tree Park
1671 N Providence Rd
Media, PA 19063

1500 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA

Abington Lines Model Railroad Lines Club House
2066 Second Street Pike
Richboro, PA 18954
American Swedish Historical Museum Reopens
American Swedish Historical Museum - 10:30 AM Pick
Grow Up Green
Sister Cities Park - 11:00 AM Pick
Bring Your Own Kayak
Peace Valley Nature Center - 7:30 PM Pick
Strasburg Railroad Reopens
Strasburg Rail Road - various times Pick
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