Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, that holly jolly season is almost upon us, and that means Santa is coming to Philadelphia! Whether you are looking for the traditional Santa visit at the mall, a special adventure, or you want to see Santa at a winter festival, there are Santa celebrations running nearly all holiday season long, leading right up to the final night before he takes off in his sleigh to visit all the good little kids. Here is a roundup of some of our favorite spots to get a Santa sighting and ask for those special gifts on your little one's Christmas list.
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Thanksgiving day is all about the food. But if cooking isn't your thing, or you would rather leave it to the professionals, there are some amazing options for a family gathering that won't leave you with the dirty dishes! Start the day off with the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia, and leave the work to someone else. Reservations are strongly encouraged for all of the following restaurants as many fill up in advance.
From museums to amusement parks, playspaces and more, memberships to Philadelphia-area attractions are practically a dime a dozen. As a parent it is sometimes difficult to navigate the many options available. Is a membership worth the cost? Will you really visit more than once? To try to take some of the math out of this equation, we put together a list of our 16 favorite spots that offer memberships that are truly worth the money.
A brand new indoor play space, with an artistic bent, has made its home in East Falls. Splash Lab Arts has quickly become a go-to spot for kids aged four and up to get creative and try new mediums. We got a chance to take a peek at the space in its off hours to see all it had to offer. Read on for a full review!
With hundreds of miles of riding trails in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs, there are so many reasons to learn to ride a horse! Riding is both an exhilarating experience and a rather good workout. Horseback riding enthusiasts also extol the emotional benefits of riding, make it a perfect well-rounded sport for your child to pick up. It's also a great excuse to get out and enjoy the outdoors.
If riding isn't your child's thing after all, check out other classes in the area.
Montgomery County has an abundance of family-friendly events and activities sure to keep the entire family busy and learning all year round. Across the county there are many beautiful parks, creative playgrounds and play spaces, and walking trails that can be enjoyed by residents and non-residents alike. We've rounded up some of our favorite parks and playgrounds in the area. Whether you live there, or your visiting for a day, there are plenty of great places to play!
The dog days of summer are coming to an end. You can almost smell the fall in the air, and humidity levels are dropping (hooray!). Which means it is time to check off that summer bucket list before the kids head back to school and the days get shorter. One way to celebrate time with your kids is to take a page from your college days and go on a crawl—only this time, hit up the best parks and playgrounds in walking distance. There are plenty of great parks to play in, but we picked a few neighborhoods and areas that have some of the best parks in walking distance. Grab the stroller, pack a lunch (or follow our advice on where to get lunch), and get crawling!
Water ice is one of those classic Philadelphia traditions. Like the cheesesteak or the soft pretzel, it's definitely a food staple in this area. Delicious, especially on a hot day, this cold treat is one of my favorite ways to beat the dog days of summer. We've rounded up our top 10 favorite local shops to treat yourself to this authentic and yummy Philly treat.