30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: December 31–January 6
Need plans? We've got something great, every day.
Need plans? We’ve got something great, every day.
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If your kids have off but you don’t, there are some great day-off camps that will keep them occupied and learning during Winter Break! Here’s our rundown!
Through January 6, 2019
People’s Light, 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern
Enjoy this musical tradition as People’s Light puts their signature spin on the magical tale of fairy godmothers and glass slippers. Best for kids ages 5 and up.
Through January 13
104 E. State Street, Media
This beloved tale is presented as a two-act Broadway musical with a live orchestra. Enjoy all your favorite songs and share them with the whole family!
November 22—January 6
Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square
Stroll among a winter wonderland of a half million lights, and see Longwood’s Main Fountain Garden illuminated for the season. Plus, catch carolers, sing-a-longs, and more.
Through January 6, 2019
931 Stony Hill Rd., Yardley
More than more than 3 million lights illuminate the farm with fantastic displays. You can drive through in the comfort of your own car, or enjoy the show on an open air wagon ride. After the show, sit by the bonfire, take in the sounds and sights of the Tree of Hope, and enjoy some s’mores and hot cocoa (available on site at the Farm Market).
Happy New Year's (Eve)! Get the rundown!
We’ve rounded up our top picks for New Year’s fun around town, so no matter how young your kids are, there’s something festive to do as a family. Happy New Year! Read More
Lulu’s Casita White Fiesta
Wear something white and celebrate with Mad Beatz Drumline! Plus face painting, photobooth, and fun! There will also be pizza and refreshments for the kids (plus mimosas for the parents). Email email@example.com to register. Read More
New Year’s Eve (Day) Family Jam
Spend your morning rocking out at Ardmore Music Hall with Alex and The Kaleidoscope as they ring in the New Year with their unique and positive sound. There will be a bar for the grownups, face painting, balloon art, crafts,a photobooth, and more. And of ... Read More
New Year’s Eve Countdown to Noon at Belmont Hills Library
Usher in the New Year with a special storytime. Make party hats, have a snack, and do the countdown! Read More
Countdown to Noon at Lansdowne Public Library
Celebrate with New Year's Eve themed invitations to play, noise makers, an apple juice toast, and of course a countdown to noon. Read More
Marple Sports Arena Countdown to Noon
Kids will enjoy a DJ dance party, inflatables, face painting, and a climb up Marple Mountain. And when it’s noon, there’s a massive balloon drop to welcome 2019. Read More
New Year’s Eve Family Celebration
The library is throwing a family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration complete with noise makers and party hats. Read More
Noon Years Eve Ball Drop at Penn Wynne Library
Come see the annual ball drop in front of the library, plus coloring for kids. Read More
New Year's Eve at Sesame Place
Have a celebratory meal and take character photos at The Count’s Countdown to New Year Celebration. Then, after a day of playing at the park and the 6 pm Neighborhood Street Party Christmas Parade, watch as the sky lights up with fireworks. Read More
Wild Lights at Elmwood Park Zoo
Millions of lights illuminate the zoo, including animated installations, interactive elements, and themed attractions. Follow the lighted path to visit Disco Ball Way and Candy Cane Lane, and stop by Santa’s Workshop for photos—you may even see some live reindeer! Be sure to add on a ... Read More
Celebrate New Year’s Day in Philly
Heading into the city to watch the Mummers or celebrate some other way? We have the rundown of what's open and happening! Read More
Nature Inspired Crafts
Kids ages 4-6 will celebrate the first day of 2019 with a hike! Decorate a special ‘journey stick,’ engage your senses outdoors, and create a noise maker using natural materials. Pre-registration required. Read More
Little Chefs: International Foods
Travel the world with our international cooking series as we prepare cuisine from different countries! Get your passport stamped at each class as we make and taste foreign fare. Thematic content and cooking tasks will be best suited to kids ages 3-6, but all ages ... Read More
January Kid Crew with Classroom Adventure Story
Kick off the New Year with Don Dougherty of Classroom Adventure Stories, who will be performing his Winter Fest Story! Dress warm -- because it just might SNOW inside the mall! Read More
Preschool Explorers at Media-Upper Providence Free Library
This week's theme is coding! Best for kids ages 3-5. No registration necessary. Read More
PAWS for Reading
Kids build confidence by sharing a story with a specially-trained therapy dog! Call 610-566-1918 to reserve a 10-minute slot. Read More
Music Monkey Jungle at cBOP
The Music Monkey Jungle sing along is best suited for ages baby- 4 years. $12 at the door. Babies under 6 months free. Read More
Children’s Nature Series: Owls
Kids ages 3 and up can touch an owl feather, examine an owl skull, and look at a pellet. Learn about these mysterious birds, how they hear, see, call, and hunt. Listen to a story and make an owl craft. Meet one of Elmwood Park ... Read More
Kindermusik presented by Musik FUNdamentals
Bond with your child as you play, sing, dance, and giggle together in this musical storytime led by Kindermusik instructor Becky Douglas. Please sign up in person, over the phone, or online for your preferred session time. Read More
Bilingual Spanish and English Storytime
Children 5 and under with a caregiver can join a fun bilingual storytime. No registration required; library will hand out free tickets starting 30 minutes before the program begins. Read More
Roots with Ruark at Lulu’s Casita
Come for a weekly music circle for little ones, then stay and play! Read More
Kids' Cooking Class: Dirt Pudding
Miss Casey will be making Dirt/Sand Pudding. All recipes are non-bake and have very few ingredients. Ages 5 and up only. Parents/Guardians must stay to assist their children. All ingredients and equipment will be provided. Read More
BYOB and Pizza Night at Lulu’s Casita
Lulu’s is open until 7:30 pm for more fun, BYOB, and pizza starting at 4 pm. Parents can relax with some adult beverages while kids tire themselves out before bedtime. Read More
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Photograph by Laura Swartz.