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.

PECO Free First Sundays at the Barnes
The Barnes Foundation - 10:00 AM Pick
Sundae Sundays Doodlebug Express
Colebrookdale Railroad - 12:00 PM Pick
Sunday Fun Days at Awbury Arboretum
Awbury Arboretum - 1:00 PM Pick
Norristown Free Outdoor Concert Series
Elmwood Park Bandshell - 7:00 PM Pick
Pay What You Wish
Philadelphia Museum of Art - various times Pick
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