Historic Philadelphia alights at the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show at Franklin Square. Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia
Historic Philadelphia alights at the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show at Franklin Square. Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

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 Christmas trees!

Throughout the Delaware Valley, Philly families can see twinkling lights, visit with Santa, and get into the spirit of the season without spending a cent. Read through our top FREE picks for the holiday season ahead.

For additional holiday fun, browse our Best Holiday and Christmas Events near Philadelphia in 2020.

Be advised that due to newly enacted COVID-19 restrictions in and around Philadelphia some events might be canceled on short notice. And while we try to promote safe activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, keep your family and others safe by wearing a mask and maintaining appropriate distance. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our event calendar to find something else to do.


Dilworth Park
1 S. 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Franklin Square
200 North 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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

Bucks Country Gardens Ltd.
1057 N Easton Rd
Doylestown, PA 18902

LOVE Park
15th and JFK Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA

American Heritage Credit Union Campus
2060 Red Lion Road
Philadelphia, PA 19115

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

Downtown Quakertown
314 W Broad St
Quakertown, PA 18951

Bartram’s Garden
54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA

Rockwood Park & Museum
4651 Washington Street Extension
Wilmington, DE 19809

Rose Tree Park
1671 N Providence Rd
Media, PA 19063

Fischer's Park
2225 Bustard Road
Lansdale, PA 19446

LOVE Park
15th and JFK Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA

Warwick Park
1733 Township Greene
Jamison, PA 18929

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

The Chabad Center
1925 Kresson Rd.
Cherry HIll, NJ 08003
Holidays in the Village
Peddler's Village - 10:00 AM Pick
Christmas Underwater at the Adventure Aquarium
Adventure Aquarium - various times Pick
PHestivaL of Trees
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center - various times Pick
Christmas Tree Train
West Chester Railroad - 8:00 AM
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