30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: December 16–22
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A Longwood Christmas
November 22—January 5
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 holiday concerts, carolers, sing-a-longs, and more throughout the holidays. Timed admission tickets are required.
Portraits at Santa’s Village
December 16—20, 4–7 pm
Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union, 101 W. State St., Media
Stop by for free photos with Santa, no reservations necessary.
Shady Brook Farm’s Holiday Light Show
November 23—January 5
931 Stony Hill Rd., Yardley
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). You can even visit with Santa at the market.
Wild Lights at Elmwood Park Zoo
Select nights through January 5, 6—9 pm
1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown
Millions of lights illuminate the zoo, including animated installations, interactive elements, and themed attractions. Take a stroll through Snowflake Central, be dazzled by Rainbow Runway, and marvel at the custom decorations in the Wonder Way Christmas Tree exhibit. And of course, stop by Santa’s Workshop for photos—you may even see some live reindeer! Tickets are available online.
Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’
Through December 24
Hedgerow Theatre Company, 64 Rose Valley Rd., Rose Valley
Hedgerow presents its annual performance of this holiday classic. Come 45 minutes early for caroling before the show! Tickets available online.
Elf: The Musical
November 13—January 12
The Media Theatre, 104 E. State Street, Media
Call us cotton-headed ninny muggins, but it’s never too early to get into the spirit with this hilarious musical adaptation of the classic Will Ferrell film. After all, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!
Through January 5, 2020
King of Prussia Mall, 160 N. Gulph Rd., King of Prussia
Step into a mind-bending, colorful, larger-than-life and interactive 15,000 square foot pop-up installation in the King of Prussia Mall. Tickets available online.
Little Red Robin Hood: A Musical Panto
November 13—January 5
People’s Light, 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern
Fairytales collide in this brand new panto — Robin Hood is dead, his merry men are in hiding, and Nottinghamshire is taken over by a greedy villainess. Can a new hero (or heroine) emerge from Sherwood Forest and save the day? This musical mashup is sure to delight all ages through the holidays. Tickets available online.