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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: December 30–January 5

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See this: Philly Winter Break Survival Guide

Winter Break Camps

If the kids have off and you don’t, or you just need to send them somewhere enriching for the day, check out these great camps around town!

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.

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.

Elf: The Musical

November 13—January 12

The Media Theatre, 104 E. State Street, Media


A 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!

Happy Place

Through January 5

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.

Winter Clinics at Julian Krinsky School of Tennis

December 20–31 (closed December 25); see schedule for clinic times

Gulph Mills Tennis Club, 610 S. Henderson Rd., King of Prussia


Throughout break, kids ages 7-16 can participate in tennis clinics taught by full-time USPTA-, USPTR-, and JKST-trained professionals. Clinics are divided by skill level, and are $27 for 1-hour classes at the Red, Orange, and Green levels; and $50 for 1.5-hour classes at the Yellow and Blue levels. Sign up at the front desk of the club or sign up over the phone: 610.265.3677.

Young Sports Day-Off Camp

December 30, 31, and January 1 and 2; 8:30 am–3 pm (half days available)

133 Old Sugartown Road, Wayne


Kids ages 2.5-8 will enjoy a day of sports, games, crafts, and much more in a controlled, indoor environment.

Contributing Writer