Take a hike at Ridley Creek. Photo courtesy of Visit Philadelphia
Take a hike at Ridley Creek. Photo courtesy of Visit Philadelphia

Things to Do in Philly this Weekend: Performances, Dog Show, Take a Hike November 16-17

Now that November is in full force, Philly families can expect to find many seasonal activities popping up throughout the Delaware Valley as well as in our events calendar. Franklin Square's Holiday Festival is open, the trains at Longwood Gardens are running along the tracks, and Photo Pop's Winter Wonderland at The Bourse is ready to make the perfect backdrop for holiday cards.

This weekend boasts a few holiday productions on stages throughout the region. Music Mountain Theatre presents Frosty & Rudolph, American Music Theatre showcases its Christmas show entitled Joy To The World, and Walnut Street Theatre features The Gifts of the Magi. Not quite ready to make the plunge into the season? Non-holiday performances include Alice in Wonderland at Ambler Theater, Little Red Robin Hood: A Musical Panto at People's Light, and Frozen Jr. at Delaware Children's Theatre. Families looking for thrills are sure to flip over the acrobatic tricks found at UniverSoul Circus. Those who love animals can cheer on their favorite breed at The National Dog Show held at the Greater Expo Center. Round out the fun with a fall walk to celebrate National Take A Hike Day.

Whether you are in the holiday spirit and have been watching Hallmark Christmas movies for weeks or aren't ready for the season and still eating leftover Halloween candy, there are plenty of ways to have fun with our top picks below.


Fairmount Park (Next to the Mann Center)
52nd & Parkside Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
100 Station Ave
Oaks, PA 19456

Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Delaware Children's Theatre
1014 Delaware Ave.
Wilmington, DE 19806

PAWS Discovery Farm
1105 Hainesport-Mount Laurel Road
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

People's Light
39 Conestoga Road
Malvern, PA 19355

Ambler Theater
108 E. Butler Avenue
Ambler, PA 19002

Congresswoman Dean's Office
115 E. Glenside Ave. Suite 1
Glenside, PA 19038

Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd and Walnut Street Penn's Landing
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Linvilla Orchards
137 W. Knowlton Road
Media, PA 19063

Norristown Farm Park
2500 Upper Farm Rd
East Norriton, PA 19403

Churchville Nature Center
501 Churchville Lane
Churchville, PA 18966

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

Peace Valley Nature Center
170 N. Chapman Rd.
Doylestown, PA 18901