30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: December 24–30
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Heading into the city? Here’s all the special programming they’ve got going on in our Philly Winter Break Survival Guide!
Winter Break Camps
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!
A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place
December 23–31 (closed on Christmas)
100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne
During the holidays, Sesame Place is transformed into a Christmas wonderland with millions of twinkling lights and festive decorations all around. New for this year, their 1-2-3 Christmas Tree show, has a brand-new illuminated pixel-based tree, that will project festive animated images while guests can sing and dance along to festive soundtrack. There are also three different holiday stage shows, an illuminated Christmas parade, and more.
Wild Lights at Elmwood Park Zoo
Through December 31, 6—9 pm
1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown
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 visit Bubby’s Dessert Party and enjoy seasonal treats with Bubby the Bison. Tickets are available online.
‘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.
A Longwood Christmas
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.
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.