Christmas Weekend 2022 in Philly Top Things To Do: Disney on Ice, Amusement Parks, and Light Shows

Bask in the glow of thousands of lights without ever leaving your car at Dasher's Lightshow at the Philadelphia Mills Mall. Photo courtesy of the event
Bask in the glow of thousands of lights without ever leaving your car at Dasher's Lightshow at the Philadelphia Mills Mall. Photo courtesy of the event

Looking for the best things to do in Philly this weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your schedule.

The countdown to Christmas is in full swing! Snap a pic with Santa before the big night and find out what's on everyone's wishlist. Make magical memories by taking your family to Disney On Ice, The Nutcracker, or Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story. If you love history, Washington Crossing the Delaware is the place to be on Christmas day. Grab some hot cocoa and ride on a merry-go-round at A Very Furry Christmas. Keep the festivities going at night with Dasher's Lightshow or American Heritage's Grand Illumination

Don't celebrate Christmas or looking to shake off the cabin fever after gifts are opened? Check out our list of 20 Things to Do on Christmas Day. We've got everything you need to keep the family busy while school's out, so browse our roundup of 35+ Fun Things Do Over Winter Break and our Holiday Bucket List, all featured in our Guide to Holiday and Christmas Events in Philly

Places featured in this article:


Washington Crossing Historic Park

Strasburg Rail Road

American Heritage Credit Union Campus

Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park

Washington Crossing Historic Park

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Brandywine River Museum
Little Art Kids
Philadelphia Museum of Art - 10:00 AM Pick
Preschool Storytime
Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library - 11:00 AM Pick
Joie Kathos & Friends
Kimmel Center - 8:00 PM Pick
Leaders and Legends of Philadelphia: Black History Month Exhibit
Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides