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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: December 17–23

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See this: Holiday Lights on the Main Line and Beyond

Linvilla Orchards’ Christmas Around the Farm

Through December 23

598 Linvill Rd., Media


Cut your own Christmas tree, visit the Christmas shop, and even see Santa (he’s there Saturdays and Sundays at 1 pm and 3 pm).

Drop-Off Play at Lulu’s Casita West Chester

December 17–21, 9–11:15 am

109 N. High Street, West Chester



Drop of kids ages 18 months-5 years for supervised play in the morning. Email luluscasitawestchester@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

Santa’s Village at FMFCU

December 17—23, 4—7 pm

100 West State Street, Media


 Visit with Santa at FMFCU for photos and wishes.

‘Cinderella: A Musical Panto’

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.

Shady Brook Farm’s Holiday Light Show

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). You can even visit with Santa at the market.

Garden Railway at Longwood Gardens

Through January 6, 2019

1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square


Find this yearly favorite right near the restaurant at Longwood—it includes almost 400 feet of track, and beautiful models of favorite Longwood buildings constructed from natural materials.

West Chester Griswolds

November 22—January 1; Monday—Thursday 4:45—9:45 pm, Friday—Sunday 4:45—10:15 pm

304 Dutton Mill Rd., West Chester


The Plummer Family’s annual display features over 85,000 LED lights, and is gets bigger and better every year. They start working on their holiday spectacle each fall, and it runs from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. The Plummers suggest that if you visit, to tune your car radio to 87.9 for Christmas songs and information about the display.

‘Rosie the Reindeer and the Case of the Stolen Snowglobe’

Select dates through December 30

Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Avenue, Ambler


The magical snow globe was stolen from Santa’s sleigh … and Mrs. Claus needs Rosie to crack the case! Two actors play all the roles in this hilarious quick-change comedy for the family. Tickets available online.


Contributing Writer