For many throughout the Delaware Valley, the first weekend in December means preparing for the winter holidays with special family traditions. Cutting down your own Christmas tree, sharing Hanukkah stories, taking in a Nutcracker performance, and attending the town's tree lighting ceremony are all ways Philly families get into the spirit of the season.
Even though traditions are important in making the holiday familiar, consider creating a new one this year. Schedule breakfast with Santa. Climb aboard for a winter train ride. Attend the annual Dickens Festival. Or, celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa at a benefit concert.
Read on to find our top picks for the weekend, and be sure to stay connected with Mommy Poppins Philly on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. Have fun making memories with old and new traditions alike!