The first full weekend of January brings much excitement, adventure, and education to Philly families. Our events calendar is filled with train fun, outdoor exploration, and even a bit of remaining Christmas magic.
For the train enthusiasts, both the Schuylkill Valley Model Railroad Club and the Brandywine River Museum have their train garden displays on view. Fans of chilly, winter temperatures can get outside to count birds at the annual Winter Bird Count at the Conservancy Cottage or take a hike throughout the grounds at Wolf's Hollow County Park or Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. Die-hard Christmas fans can soak up the last remaining Christmas fun by seeing the Holiday Lights at Shady Brook Farms, watching The Media Theatre's A Christmas Story- The Musical, or visiting A Longwood Christmas or Yuletide at Winterthur as they all conclude for the season this weekend.
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Annual Model Railroad Open House- Phoenixville, PA
Train lovers young and old can enjoy watching the locomotives race down the tracks at the Schuylkill Valley Model Railroad Club's annual display.
A Christmas Story- The Musical - Media, PA
It's the last weekend to enjoy this classic story about Ralphie and his Christmastime at The Media Theatre.
Saturday, January 7
Home Depot Kids Workshop- Your town, PA
Make something special at your local Home Depot. This month's activities include building a crate toolbox.
Seafarin' Saturday- Philadelphia, PA
Learn about Morse code at the Independence Seaport Museum.
Saturdays @ SCEE- Philadelphia, PA
Get into nature at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. Explore the Discovery Center, listen to stories, and take a nature hike.
Peanut Butter and Jams welcomes Gustafer Yellowgold- Philadelphia, PA
Dance, twist, and groove along with Gustafer Yellowgold as he performs live at World Cafe Live.
Terrific Trains Family Program- Chadds Ford, PA
It's your last chance to see the Brandywine River Museum's train display during this special family event.
Make a Website using HTML/CSS- Newtown Square, PA
Girls ages 12-14 can learn how to make a website at this interactive session run by the Newtown Square Public Library.
Resolution Hike- Atglen, PA
Keep your new year's resolution with a hike through Wolf's Hollow County Park.
Sunday, January 8
PECO Family Jams- Philadelphia, PA
Visit the Philadelphia's Magic Garden to create your very own snow globe.
Free Family Sundays- Wilmington, DE
Explore the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art during this free opportunity. This month features the theme, David Bowie Remembered.
Second Sunday Family Corner- Philadelphia, PA
The National Museum of Jewish American History offers family-friendly activities every second Sunday of the month. Little ones can play in a special corner just for them.
Winter Bird Count- Gladwyne, PA
Birds of a feather flock at the Conservancy Cottage to count feathered friends. Enjoy some hot chocolate, coffee, and donuts while chatting about the birds seen.
Sunday Studio- Wilmington, DE
Participate in a collaborative clay workshop at the Delaware Art Museum.
Photo courtesy of Brandywine River Museum