Dutch Wonderland-Lancaster, PA. Saturdays, Sundays and Select Weekdays starting November 21- Weather permitting.Enjoy themed rides, tasty holiday treats, or watch our dazzling Royal Light Show featuring hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights that dance to your favorite holiday tunes. Don’t forget to share your wish lists with Santa through December 20. There’s fun waiting around every corner for kids of all ages. https://www.dutchwonderland.com/winterwonderland?promocode=DWWPreSale
Linvilla Orchards Christmasland. Sun – Thu 9AM to 6PM. Fri – Sat 9AM to 6PM. The Farm is decorated for Christmas. See our Christmasland display and visit with the animals in their winter coats. Our Christmas Shop & Garden Center features wreaths, freshly cut trees, greens & holly, decorations, fruit and gift baskets, Christmas gifts, hot mulled cider & children’s crafts.http://www.linvilla.com/family-fun/christmasland/
11/7 Koziar’s Christmas Village- Burnsville, PA https://www.facebook.com/koziarschristmasvillage/?fref=ts
- Driving through the darkened countryside and coming over that last hill on the unlit country road is like driving into a fairyland. Suddenly you find yourself in a dazzling valley set aglow with more than one million Christmas lights adorning buildings, gift barns, and landscape. A reflective lake adds to the stunning beauty of this magical place. Celebrating 68 years of Season’s Greetings, Koziar’s Christmas Village has grown to a mammoth and extraordinary seasonal attraction drawing visitors from great distances as well as local families who have made Koziar’s part of their Christmas tradition for three generations.
- First Saturday in Nov. to Thanksgiving:
Fri. 6 – 9 pm | Sat. 5:30 – 9:30 pm | Sun. 5:30 – 9 pm
Thanksgiving thru January 2nd:
Mon. – Fri. 6 – 9 pm | Sat. 5 – 9:30 pm | Sun. 5 – 9 pmADMISSION PRICING
3 & Under – FREE | 4 to 10 – $8.00
11 to 64 – $10.00 | Seniors (65+) – $9.00
11/12-12/31 Franklin Square Holiday Festival -Philadelphia. Dazzle in the lights of the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show; warm up with comfort food, authentic German beers, and hot beverages at Ben’s Bites & Brews; and shop for special holiday gifts at the Holiday Market.Inspired by Benjamin Franklin’s electrifying genius, the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show is the key to holiday fun in Franklin Square. Marvel at more than 50,000 lights as they shimmer, dance, and illuminate the Square to a soundtrack of holiday classics performed by The Philly POPS®* in two alternating shows every 30 minutes (4:30 – 8 pm, November 12 – December 31). Every evening, one lucky audience member will be selected to “ignite” the 4:30 pm show.http://www.historicphiladelphia.org/franklin-square/holidays-in-franklin-square/
11/13 Hersheypark Christmas Candylane-Herhshey, PA. The magic of the holidays comes to life with our biggest and brightest Hersheypark Christmas Candylane yet! Enjoy more than 4 million twinkling lights and fun rides for the whole family. Visit with Santa and his reindeer. http://www.hersheypark.com/seasons/christmas.php
11/14 Exleys Tree Farm- Sewell, NJ http://www.exleyslandscaping.com/christmas-tree-tagging/
- Weekends Only: November 14 – November 15, November 21 – November 22: Hours: 9:00 – 4:30
Tree tagging Daily Starting Friday, 11/27- Hours: 9am – 4:30. Garden Center Hours: 9:00 – 8:00
Pre cut live trees available, Pick up times for scheduled trees (3 days notice), Holiday greens
Family Activities: Weekends Only 10:00 – 4:30, Hay ride to tree tagging and Santa Land
Santa Land filled with animated holiday houses, Live Santa
Photo opportunities, Large inside train display, Outdoor Thomas the Train, Kid train ride
- 11/14 Exleys Tree Farm Monroeville, NJ http://www.exleyslandscaping.com/christmas-tree-tagging/
- Tree Farm Opens Friday, November 27- Open: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday ONLY. Hours: 9:00 – 4:30
Tagging: No. Select your tree and Exley’s will cut and load
- Family Activities: Weekends Only 10:00 – 4:30, Holiday indoor train display, Hay ride, Treasure Map
Fire Pit, Photo opportunities, Live Santa
11/20-1/2/16 Christmas in Cape May. This seaside town is transformed into a Dickens village for the holidays with garlands of fragrant greens and twinkling gaslights. Wrap yourself in the warmth of holiday spirit and sample a seemingly endless variety of fun and tasty events. From trolley rides to wine tastings, from house tours to themed dinners, we offer something for everyone! http://www.capemaymac.org/toursevents/christmasincapemay.html
11/20 5-9pm. Holiday Tree Lighting – The Promenade at Marlton.
The Promenade at Sagemore shopping center located on Route 73 South welcomes the holidays with a brighter-than-ever tree lighting ceremony on Friday, Nov. 20 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Guests that visit center court that evening will be treated to light refreshments, holiday music, special store discounts, trolley rides, prizes from The Promenade at Sagemore stores and, of course, visits with Santa Claus.http://www.marltonsun.com/2015/11/10/promenade-at-sagemore-to-hold-tree-lighting-nov-20/
Peddlers Village-Lahaska Bucks County, PA. https://www.peddlersvillage.com/festivals/grand-illumination-celebration
- 11/20- Grand Illumination Celebration. 6pm – 9pm / Shops open until 10pm
Lights switched on at 6:15pm with Free Admission and Free Parking -Santa comes to Bucks County for an outdoor holiday light display that kicks off our holiday season.Join us for free cider and marshmallow toasting, visit our shops (open until 10 pm that evening) and preview all the great holiday gifts in store.
- 11/20-12/23 Giggleberry Fair Breakfast with Santa. Kick-off the Christmas Season with a wonderful Breakfast in the company of Santa Claus at Giggleberry Fair. The 90 minute event will include a buffet style breakfast, story time with Santa, special treats and time to play on the Mountain, Grand Carousel, Giggles Discovers along with $5 to spend in the Game Room. This fascinating and fun morning with Santa at Giggleberry Fair will delight all ages and surely be a crowd-pleaser!
11/21 Fridays: 4:30pm – 9:00pm, Saturdays & Sundays 2:00pm – 9:00pm. Storybook Land, Egg Harbor Township. It’s the Christmas Fantasy with Lights!Come and see Storybook Land adorned with over ONE MILLION lights for the holiday season! Watch as Santa Claus appears in his magical chimney, waves his magic wand, and lights Storybook Land!Santa Claus turns the lights on every operating day at 5:00pm. https://storybookland.com
11/21 Sesame Place Santa Arrives at 5:15pm. Santa Claus is coming to town… right here at Sesame Place! Join us for a special Christmas celebration as everyone’s favorite furry friends and Santa’s trusty elves prepare for Santa’s Grand Arrival. After some holly jolly singing and dancing, Santa will make his grand arrival on a horse-drawn carriage and help us kick off a holiday season full of furry fun during A Very Furry Christmas! Santa will help us light up the night for the first time this year before making his way down Sesame Street to his Furry Workshop! http://sesameplace.com/en/langhorne/events/santas-grand-arrival/?carousel
11/21-1/10/16 5-10pm. Shady Brook Farms Holiday Light Show, Yardley PA. Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland. Encounter whimsical holiday displays and familiar characters. Drive through in the comfort of your own car or enjoy the show on an open air wagon ride (weather permitting).Warm up with a cup of hot cocoa and and cook up some s’mores at a toasty bonfire (cocoa, marshmallows, and more treats available for purchase in the Farm Market).
Santa is in the house! Visit and have your photo taken with the Big Man in our greenhouse. 25/carload
$30/Mini-Bus – min-bus, limo or RV, $100/Bus (seating capacity over 25) Credit cards are accepted at the Ticket Booth. http://shadybrookfarm.com/holiday-light-show/
11/21 & 11/22 Adventure Aquarium Sea Turtle Awareness.Guests will really get to know our sea turtles, including fan-favorites Bob, Old Green and Stitches, during special interactive adventure feeding sessions. Head to the top of Ocean Realm and climb onto the dock to get closer to these massive creatures than you’ve ever been before! (space limited, while supplies last)http://www.adventureaquarium.com/What-to-do-in-new-jersey/Aquarium-events/Sea-Turtle-Awareness-Weekend?icid=Home-TurtleWeekend
11/21 – 22, 2015/11/26 – 12/27, 2015 Christmas Village Philadelphia. Love Park (JFK Plaza) 1500 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 Sun. – Thur. 11am – 7pm Fri. – Sat. 11am – 8pm. Christmas Village in Philadelphia is an outside Holiday market event in downtown Philadelphia – at Love Park – on the west side of City Hall, which is modeled after the traditional Christmas Markets in Germany.From Thanksgiving through the last Sunday in December, vendors in more than 60 wooden booths will sell traditional European food, sweets and drinks. They will also offer a great shopping experience with international holiday gifts, ornaments, jewelry and high-quality arts and crafts.The unique atmosphere with thousands of lights, the big Holiday Tree, the delicious smell of waffles, gingerbread, bratwurst and mulled wine will bring you and your family into the perfect Christmas mood.http://www.philachristmas.com/28-0-About.html
11/21 530-730pm Chestnut Hill Circle of Trees. Family and friends come together to celebrate the annual tree lighting and the beginning of Chestnut Hill’s holiday season. Enjoy live music, hot chocolate, cookies, and a special surprise guest. Families are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to a charity for underprivileged children.http://woodmereartmuseum.org/event/holiday-event-chestnut-hill-circle-of-trees/
11/21-1/10/16 A Christmas Past in the Pennsylvania German Tradition at the Woodmere Art Museum.Be transported back in time with a visit to Woodmere’s exhibition of nineteenth-century children’s toys and holiday decorations from the collection of the Germantown Historical Society. Highlights include an amazing dollhouse replica of a Germantown row home, and a sculpture of Belsnickel, the predecessor of the modern Santa Claus, who often created as much fright as delight because he knew which children had been naughty and nice.http://woodmereartmuseum.org/calendar/holiday-events/
11/21-1/3/16 Winterthur Yuletide-Wilmington, DE. Join us to tour Henry Francis du Pont’s home decorated in holiday style! Enjoy visions of holidays past, including those of the Gilded Age. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the majestic dried-flower tree, featuring some 60 varieties of flowers.In addition to the Yuletide Tour, you can partake in one of our many related programming opportunities including family-friendly garden workshops and a live performance of A Christmas Carol as well as nighttime events such as Yuletide Jazz and Wine and University of Delaware Chorale performing Carols by Candlelight.http://www.winterthur.org/?p=1049
11/21 @ 10:00 Am – 1/3/16 @ 5:00 Pm Mercer Museum Under The Tree: A Century Of Holiday Trees And Toys. The Mercer Museum’s annual holiday exhibit captures the excitement of Christmas from a child’s point of view. The show features trees decorated to the tastes of earlier eras, together with some of the toys and games that once delighted children on Christmas mornings. The display draws from the Mercer Museum’s holdings and local private collections, and includes popular playthings from the Victorian Era through the 1980s. Period ornaments and appropriate reproductions adorn the trees, and show the evolution of Christmas.https://www.mercermuseum.org/events/
11/21 & 11/22 Ocean City, NJ Christmas Arts and Handcraft Festival – November 21st & 22nd, 10:00am to 5:00pm. Over 75 fine crafters, artists, photographers and gourmet food specialists at the Ocean City Music Pier on the Boardwalk between 8th and 9th Streets. Everything for the holidays including magnificent wreaths, floral decorations, jewelry, custom gift baskets, wooden toys, glass, blankets, metal art, dog and cat apparel and treats, floral decor, soaps and lotions. A $3 donation and booth rental fees benefit the Atlantic City Rescue Mission, Ocean City Food Cupboard and the Wounded Warrior Project. For information 800-822-4112http://www.oceancityvacation.com/details/1834-christmas-arts-and-handcraft-festival.html
11/21 6-8pm. A Discovery Museum Thanksgiving-Cherry Hill. Enjoy popcorn and toast while watching A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Visit with puppies from Puppy Tails Rescue. Bring a homemade blanket for project linus or a non-perishable food item for the neighborhood center and receive $5 admission after 5pm. http://www.discoverymuseum.com/event/a-discovery-museum-thanksgiving/?instance_id=11502
11/24-1/3/16 Comcast Holiday Spectacular- top of each hour 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM at Comcast Center in Philadelphia (1701 John F. Kennedy Blvd.) through New Year’s Day.Now an annual holiday tradition, the 15-minute Comcast Holiday Spectacular takes visitors on a festive, musical journey featuring classic family favorites like Carol of the Bells, Jingle Bell Rock, and The Twelve Days of Christmas. The show also includes a snippet of _The Nutcracker performed by the renowned Philadelphia Ballet as well as a nostalgic performance by actors from Philadelphia’s historic Walnut Street Theatre. http://www.visitphilly.com/museums-attractions/philadelphia/the-comcast-holiday-spectacular/
Johnson Corner Farm-Medford, NJ. http://johnsonsfarm.com/family-activities/holiday-activities/
- 11/27-12/23 Visit with Santa- Mon-Thurs. 5-8 PM, Friday 5-10PM, Black Friday and Saturdays 11AM to 10PM, Sun. 11 to 8 PM
- 11/27-12/30 Gingerbread Man and Cookie Decorating.Daily 10AM til closing daily
Dec. 26-30 from 3-9PM
- 11/27-12/30 Fire and Lights lights in the Discovery Barnyard and Animal Farm. Thousands of twinkling lights and a fire Pit for roasting marshmallows.Sunday thru Thursday evenings from 5 to 8, Friday eveningfrom 5PM to 9PM , Saturday from 5PM to 9PM Dec. 26-30 from 5-9PM.
- 11/27-12/30 Christmas “Light Show” Hayride. Sunday thru Thursday evenings from 5PM to 7:30PM. Friday and Saturday evenings from 5PM to 8:30 PM.Dec. 26-30 from 5 to 8:30PM
- 11/27-12/23 Horse Drawn Hayrides. Saturdays and Sundays from 11AM to 4:30PM
- 11/27-12/30 Marshmallow roasting. Monday thru Thursdays from 5 Pm to 8 PM, Fridays from 6PM to 9PM, Saturdays 11AM to 9PM, Sundays from 11AM to 8PM. Dec. 26-30 from 3-9PM
11/25 5:30-8:30 pm International Sports Center Mt. Laurel Thanksgiving Eve Family Fun Night. $5 + tax admission all you can’t eat pizza, Funzone (10/under), Adventure Alley (12/under), Skating Admission, Skate Rentals $4.50 +tax.https://www.facebook.com/ISCMTL/photos/pb.240065589356278.-2207520000.1448471547./1154333824596112/?type=3&theater
11/26 8:30am-12pm.Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade -Broadcast live on Channel 6 or see it Live. Paradehttp://dig.abclocal.go.com/wpvi/html/tdp2015/index.html
11/26-1/10/16 Longwood Gardens Christmas. Blue and white twinkling lights, whirling fountain features, thousands of seasonal plants, and a bounty of trees with icicles and fountain-inspired glass ornaments fill our Conservatory.Outside, a magical world awaits. From our Italian Water Garden illuminated with a 20-foot tree form, to a maple tree with its roots aglow near our Meadow Boardwalk, to the colorful fountains of our Open Air Theatre, there is holiday magic everywhere!http://longwoodgardens.org/events-and-performances/events/longwood-christmas
11/27 Collingwood Tree Lighting at 7pm. Santa descends from atop Borough Hall by way of the Collingswood Fire Department’s ladder truck – just in time for the Borough’s official Tree Lighting Ceremony. Choral groups will sing as the town tree is lit up with twinkling lights and season’s greetings are made by Mayor Jim Maley and Commissioners Joan Leonard and Mike Hall. http://www.collingswood.com/entertainment/holiday
11/27-12/31 Macy’s Christmas Light Show-Philadelphia. The Christmas Light Show can be seen every two hours (10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.) seven days a week starting the day after Thanksgiving.During the light show, more than 100,000 bright, energy-efficient LED lights combine to create fantastic holiday images. For shows starting at noon, the finale of the light show is accompanied live by festive music from the world-renowned Wanamaker Grand Organ.http://www.visitphilly.com/events/philadelphia/holiday-light-show-at-macys-center-city/
11/27 6pm. Haddon Heights Holiday Parade & Santa Meet and Greet. Arriving in a flurry of lights and music provided by area fire departments and our High School Band, Santa will travel from 10th Avenue along Station Avenue to the White Horse Pike. Join Santa and the band on their walk, returning to the Borough Hall for photos and a chance to tell Santa your Christmas Wishes.http://haddonhts.com/holiday-parade-santa-meet-and-greet/
11/27 Barrington Boro Parade and Tree Lighting. Tree Lighting at 6:30pm and Annual Santa Fire Truck Parade 7-8pm. http://barringtonboro.com
11/27 2-5pm. Christmas in the Downtown – “Our Miracle on Asbury Avenue”Ocean City, NJ. Join the merchants & Chamber in kicking off an old-fashioned Downtown Christmas.http://www.oceancityvacation.com/details/1750-christmas-in-the-downtown-our-miracle-on-asbury-avenue.html
11/28 5pm. Pitman Santa Parade
Location: Pitman United Methodist Church lot (Lambs Road & Broadway)& Ends: Ballard Park & Broadway
11/28 Kitchen Kettle-Lancaster, PA Breakfast with Santa. Add some fun to your holidays with a visit to Kitchen Kettle Village where you and your family can enjoy breakfast with Santa Claus and our gingerbread man mascot, Yummie.http://www.kitchenkettle.com/events/breakfast-with-santa-and-yummie.asp
11/28, 11/29, 12/4, 12/5, 12/6 “The Nutcracker”at the Voorhees Schools Theatre, 1000 Holly Oak Drive, Voorhees, N. J. o. Starring Guest Artists of the Pennsylvania Ballet, BalletX and artists from New York City, this production will feature sets from the award winning Quinlan’s Scenic Studios and costumes by Rosemary Gorman and Jurga Kwiatkowski. BalletNj will host two Girl Scout Days at the Ballet on November 28 and December 5. Both shows will begin at: 2:30. Ticket prices range from $18.00 to $22.00. Tickets can be ordered on-line @www.balletnj.org or by calling 856-768-9503. Parking is free and group rates are available, so order now, so you do not miss what one critic described as the “most entertaining production of the Nutcracker I have ever seen!https://www.facebook.com/BalletNJ/?fref=nf
11/28 10-11am Brandywine Museum Holiday Lights Workshop. Decorate a festive lantern to light up your family’s holiday in this hands-on, creative workshop designed for children ages 5 and older accompanied by an adult. $15 adults, $8 children, includes museum admission; Brandywine members $6 per person. http://www.brandywine.org/museum/events/holiday-lights-family-workshop
11/28 & 11/29 12-3pm. Photos with Santa Ocean City, NJ. at the Music Pier, Fee $10.http://www.oceancityvacation.com/details/1972-photos-with-santa.html
11/28 at 10am Collingswood Holiday Parade. Haddon Avenue beginning at Zane Avenue. Named Best Main Street Experience by South Jersey Magazine, the parade features lively seasonal entertainment, including marching bands, dancers, holiday characters, giants on stilts, floats, mummers, live music—even sports mascots like the Phillie Phanatic. http://www.collingswood.com/entertainment/holiday-parade
11/28 7pm. Audubon Fire Department’s 27th Annual Christmas Parade of Lights. The parade will begin at 7:00 PM, and follow it’s normal route down Hopkins Rd to Pine St, Pine to Wyoming Ave, Wyoming to Merchant St, and ending at the Fire House. We look forward to bring in the Holiday Season with the residents of Audubon. Who knows, the big man himself may even make an appearance!!
11/28 1pm Pennsauken Holiday Parade on Westfield Avenue. http://www.twp.pennsauken.nj.us/content/2015-pennsauken-township-holiday-parade
11/28 Monday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday 9 am – 3 pm. Stellwag’s Hidden Acre Farms. Sleigh rides and Santa/Train visitshttps://www.facebook.com/Stellwags-Hidden-Acres-Farm-188145803147/?fref=ts
- 11/28-1/6/16 530-830pm. Light Show on the Lake… Over 120 Christmas Trees constructed from over 50,000 Christmas lights, magically float on Lake Meone in the center of Historic Smithville. The moment darkness falls, an orchestrated show of lights and music is played out across the lake. The lights seem to dance and chase each other to the music all the while reflecting of the water’s surface. This show can be seen from either side of the village as well as the bridge
- Every Weekend till Christmas: Magical Talking Tree, Christmas Train Ride, Story Time with Mrs. Claus
- 12/3 Girls Night Out-An evening for the ladies to shop and celebrate the Holiday season together. There will be wine and cheese, raffles, discounts and other benefits for evening shopping. Grab your best girl friend and come join us!
- 12/5 Hospitality Night-Each year the shoppes at Historic Smithville thank their loyal customers with a Hospitality Night of Discounts, Refreshments, Live Entertainment and Raffles. This year Hospitality night is Saturday, December 5th beginning at 6:00pm.
- 12/12 & 12/19 Breakfast with Santa-Enjoy all your traditional breakfast favorites with everyone’s favorite…SANTA! One 9am seating. $13.95 ~ Call for reservations….609.652.0544
11/27 at 6pm Winterfest Ice Skating at Cooper River-Pennsauken. The celebration starts on Black Friday ay 6pm with a ribbon cutting ceremony, tree lighting, caroling, carriage rides and a spectacular ice skating show.http://skatewinterfest.com
11/27 6pm Haddonfield, NJ-Small Business Weekend and Candlelight Shopping. Starting at 6 p.m. luminarias will light up along the sidewalks, complementing the trees shining bright with dazzling lights.http://www.downtownhaddonfield.com/events-entries/candlelight-shopping-2015-holiday-festivities/
- You can also attend a Borough Holiday Tree tree-lighting ceremony at Library Point on Friday, November 27 at 6:30 p.m. followed by a parade featuring Santa Claus to Kings Court.
Musical performances during this kick-off evening will include Haddonfield’s Pick Up Band, the Mp4! Quartet, Shades of Harmony Chorus, Dr. Lou’s Quartet and the Pine Barons Chorus. Horse-drawn carriage rides will be available for all from 6 – 9 p.m.!
- Haddonfield’s Candlelight Shopping will take place every Friday throughout the holiday season, offering shoppers exciting gift ideas and in-store holiday events, as well as live entertainment throughout our downtown. Shoppers can enjoy a relaxing horse-drawn carriage ride through our historic downtown taking in all of the sights and sounds of the season.
11/27-3/6/16 Blue Cross River Rink Winterfest-Philly. New this year, the site will include tons more seating both indoors and out, a 360-degree deck around the skating rink, expanded food options from Garces Group and others (think amazing hot chocolates, holiday treats and more), more twinkling lights and awesome new themed events.http://www.visitphilly.com/events/philadelphia/blue-cross-riverrink/
11/27 6-9pm Pitman Fourth Friday. Every 4th Friday – All Year-Round – 6:00 to 9:00 pm Live music, great shops, good restaurants, and lots of fun. Come stroll along Broadway and take an ole fashion carriage ride. http://uptownpitman.com/fourth-friday/
11-27-1/3/16 Holiday Lights at Turtleback Zoo-Essex County.
Description: About 50 animal and holiday-themed figures will light up the winter night in Turtle Back Zoo and the surrounding Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex. Over 100,000 lights will illuminate figures of bears, tigers and elephants, along with holiday lights designed to look like wooden soldiers, stars and winter scenes. Several animal exhibits will be open, including the Sea Lion Sound, Essex Farm, Tam-ring Gibbons Reserve, Tropical Currents Aquarium and the Reptile Building.Myrtle the Turtle, the mascot of Turtle Back Zoo, and several of his winter friends will be on hand to greet visitors at the Zoo. “Selfies” with Santa Claus and a mailbox where children can send letters to Santa Clause at the North Pole will be available each night until December 23rd. Admission is Free.http://turtlebackzoo.com/holiday-lights-zoo/
11/28 1-4 pm. Camden Children’s Garden Santa Arrival. Always a festive day at the Camden Children’s Garden, this is the kick-off to the Garden’s Holiday Season! The day includes holiday treats, Santa’s afternoon arrival, festive crafts, and opportunities for pictures with the big guy in red! http://www.camdenchildrensgarden.org/events/
11/28 6-10pm– Mullica Hill Lights on Main & Small Business Saturday – Join us on Saturday November 28th from 6pm-10pm on Main Street for a festive evening. When Mayor Manzo lights our 60-foot tree, Christmas will officially begin! Come join your friends, neighbors and family as our whole community joins in revelry, festivities and laughter! There will be carriage rides along Main Street, delicious refreshments and drinks, activities for the kids, Christmas carols, and a visit from Santa! Shop local for special deals and discounts offered by the merchants in Mullica Hill. http://harrisontwp.us/calendar/lights-on-main-tree-lighting-ceremony/
11/28 1pm-3pm. Swedesboro Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting. Kings Highway will be alive with Christmas cheer as Swedesboro celebrates the start of the holiday season with its annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, November 28th at 1pm.The parade will feature a variety of floats,community groups and performing groups. The parade will be conclude with an appearance by Santa. Immediately following the parade, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting with children in the Woolwich Fire House until 4pm.The day’s events will wrap up at 6:30pm, with a Christmas tree lighting ceremony and caroling at Borough Hall, 1500 Kings Highway Swedesboro, Swedesboro 08086 http://www.historicswedesboro.com/events/annual-swedesboro-christmas-parade-tree-lighting/
11/29 5:30pm Runnemede Holiday Festivities at the Harry Williams Community Center.There will be balloon making, activities, refreshments and gifts. The fire truck parade will start at 7 p.m. along the Black Horse Pike. The tree lighting will start after the fire truck parade.
Morris Arboretum-Philadelphia. http://www.business-services.upenn.edu/arboretum/events_family_fun.shtml#simple2
- Holiday Garden Railway SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28 – SUNDAY, JANUARY 3 | All Day
Free with garden admission. Come see the Holiday Garden Railway dressed in its wintry finest!
- Friday Night Lights– FRIDAYS, DECEMBER 4, 11, & 18 | 4:30 – 7:30pm
Advanced tickets required. Ticket prices: Member adult $9, Member child $3, Non-member adult $16, Non-member child $8 Enjoy the Holiday Garden Rail all lit up and decorated for the season. White lights sparkle along the rails and miniature greens adorn the buildings.
- Holiday Concert with the Penn Glee Club-SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5 | 2:00 – 3:00pm
Free with garden admission. A winter tradition, the Penn Glee Club will return to Morris Arboretum on Saturday, December 5th for their sixth annual holiday concert. Come and enjoy the Glee Club’s fun and diverse holiday repertoire while enjoying hot cocoa and cookies in the garden.
11/30 4pm-7pm Millenium Skate World-Camden, NJ-Christmas Tree Lighting. FREE Admission with an ornament for the Christmas Tree.* without ornament $2.00 admission. Admission: FREE Admission with an ornament for our Christmas Tree Skate Rental: $3.50http://www.unitedskates.com/public/camden/schedule/special-events/index.cfm
12/1 6pm-pm SANTA arrives at Millennium Skate World-Camden, NJ. Bring your camera & Skate With Santa. Admission: $2.00 per person, Skate Rental: $2.00 Skate rental Mandatory for kids Age 3-17 without own skates.http://www.unitedskates.com/public/camden/schedule/special-events/index.cfm
12/4 Haddon Heights Holiday House Tour. Get ready to kick off the holidays with the Haddon Heights Library’s “All Through the House” Holiday House Tour. The library is celebrating the 32nd anniversary of the tour with 4 beautiful homes as well as the recently opened Stanfill Manor. We are very excited to share these wonderful homes with you and are happy to announce that we have a home from the new Glover Mill Village on our tour! This year’s tour is set for Friday, December 4. The tour runs from Noon – 3:30 p.m. & 6:30 – 10 p.m. http://haddonhts.com/all-through-the-house-holiday-house-tour-fri-dec-4th/
12/ 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 at 7 p.m., 12/ 5, 12 at 11 a.m., 12/6 at 2 p.m. Charlotte’s Web-Lincoln Hall – Little Theatre-Blackwood Campus, Camden County College. TICKETS ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC!
Please note due to the high demand for tickets and very limited seating – the box office will open approximately 1 hour before the performance. Free tickets will be distributed to the public in order of arrival. Tickets will only be distributed to audience members that are currently present. General Admission seating (saving seats will NOT be permitted).Reservations are not available.
Sponsored by the Camden County Cultural and Heritage CommissionContact Person
Professor Marjorie Sokoloff,(856) 227-7200, ext. 4737 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Suitable for children 5 years old and up. No child under the age of 3 will be admitted.http://www.camdencc.edu/academics/departments/arts/theatre/events.cfm
12/4 6:30pm. Christmas Parade-Ocean City, NJ on Asbury Avenue from 6th to 11th Street. Sponsored by the Ocean City Downtown Merchants Assoc. http://www.oceancityvacation.com/news-events/calendar-events.html
12/4 Woodstown by Candlelight-4-10PM Craft Fair 6 -10 PM House Tours. Get in the holiday spirit by spending the evening touring seasonally decorated homes, businesses and churches in a town that dates back to Colonial times. Enjoy shopping at local merchants or at the annual craft fair located in Borough Hall. There will be carolers, homemade cookies, wassail and a variety of other musical entertainments. Parking is free as is the transportation provided throughout the town on the night of the tour.http://www.woodstownbycandlelight.org
12/4 6pm American Swedish Historical Museum-Philadelphia. Julbord Join us for a very special Swedish holiday tradition. Drinks and an authentic Christmas smörgåsbord dinner are followed by the Lucia procession. The Christmas Market is open all evening. Members $50, non-members $60. Cash bar. Register by phone or online by December 1st.http://www.americanswedish.org/frames.htm
12/4-12/31 Adventure Aquarium Christmas Celebration. Adventure Aquarium is transformed into a winter wonderland under the sea, and we welcome back Scuba Santa®, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster and Rudolph during our 9th annual Christmas Celebration!Adventure Aquarium’s Christmas Celebration will feature larger-than-life decorations, twinkling lights, glowing trees, and gently falling snow – not to mention 8,500 super cool animals and two million gallons of fun. Festivities include exciting live shows, daily appearances by Scuba Santa in our Ocean Realm exhibit, character appearances, and more.http://www.adventureaquarium.com/Aquarium-admission/Annual-Passes/Special-Events/Christmas-Celebration
12/4 5-9pm Winterfest at Main Street Fire House- Evesham. Free picture with Santa with cookies and hot chocolate. https://www.facebook.com/EveshamTownship/photos/a.322242201133439.81195.322223094468683/1105522526138732/?type=3&fref=nf
12/4 7:15 pm. Downtown West Chester OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS PARADE
West Chester’s grandest parade is the highlight of the Winter holiday season with hundreds of dancers, performers, and musicians making the event a true extravaganza. Dozens of events surround the parade so come downtown early and enjoy all the Christmas spirit. Presented by the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce. USA Today called West Chester’s Old-Fashioned Christmas celebration “one of the top ten places to experience the arrival of Santa Claus during the holiday season.” The weekend is alive with scores of events throughout the town. The Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce’s 35th Annual Mars Drinks Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade is presented by QVC and will be televised on Christmas Day..http://www.downtownwestchester.com/view_program.php?id=298
12/5 Pop Shop-Collingswood, NJ. Santa is available to hear good girls and boys every weekend in December! There’s no charge to visit with Santa. Santa will welcome families at his Collingswood Headquarters at The Pop Shop, 729 Haddon Ave. Santa will hear good girls and boys on Friday nights from 6PM to 9PM, Saturdays from 1PM to 3PM and 5PM to 8PM and on Sunday afternoons from 1PM to 3PM.http://www.collingswood.com/entertainment/holiday
12/5 5:30 pm Paulsboro Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. http://paulsboronj.org/media/65475/HolidayTreeLightingCeremony_rev.pdf
12/5 Christmas Trolley Tour and Carol Sing-Ocean City, NJ. Christmas Trolley Tour and Carol SingThe Ocean City Historical Museum hosts a ride through the decorated neighborhoods and downtown of Ocean City while singing carols and learning of the historic architecture. Advanced tickets required. $20 for members/$25 for non-members.http://www.oceancityvacation.com/details/1973-christmas-trolley-tour-and-carol-sing.html
12/5 11:30am-4:30pm American Swedish Historical Museum-Philadelphia. Lucia & Christmas Market
Drop in for our family-friendly Lucia Fest, with Lucia processions at 1pm and 3pm. The Christmas Market includes your favorite holiday deli items, Christmas decorations, and gifts, and the SWEA bakery tables will be open all day. The Swedish Christmas Café will be selling holiday foods and sweets for your refreshment. Admission is $10 for non-members, $7 for members, children 4-12 $4, and children under 4 are free. Reservations are not required, but tickets may be purchased online in advance.http://www.americanswedish.org/frames.htm
12/5 Patco’s Santa’s Silver Sleigh.http://www.ridepatco.org/silversleigh/Children and adults alike will enjoy the opportunity to ride the train with Santa on Saturday, December 5, 2015. Specially decorated PATCO trains will make three trips, leaving the Lindenwold station at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and picking up passengers at all stops along the way. We’re making the train ride part of the family holiday fun,” says John Rink, PATCO General Manager. “PATCO is the best way to enjoy holiday traditions in Philadelphia. Parking is free at our stations after 10 a.m. and our 8th/Market station is in walking distance of all the action.”After enjoying their ride with Santa and his elves, complete with seasonal music, Santa’s Sleigh passengers can shop at Christmas Village in Love Park, check out the light show and “Christmas Carol” display at Macy’s or strap on their ice skates at the Rothman Rink at City Hall, among many other family-friendly activities.PATCO trains will be running every 30 minutes in the normal weekend schedule, but to travel in style with Santa, be ready to board the Silver Sleigh at the following times:
- Lindenwold – 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.
Ashland – 9:32 a.m., 11:02 a.m. or 12:32 p.m.
Woodcrest – 9:33 a.m., 11:03 a.m. or 12:33 p.m.
Haddonfield – 9:36 a.m., 11:06 a.m. or 12:36 p.m.
Westmont – 9:38 a.m., 11:08 a.m. or 12:38 p.m.
Collingswood – 9:40 a.m., 11:10 a.m. or 12:40 p.m.
Ferry Avenue – 9:42 a.m., 11:12 a.m. or 12:42 p.m.
Broadway – 9:45 a.m., 11:15 a.m. or 12:45 p.m.
City Hall – 9:46 a.m., 11:16 a.m. or 12:46 p.m.
Regular fares apply for all customers aged five and older;
children four and under ride free.
12/5-12/6, 12/13, 12/19, 12/20 11am-3pm. Philadelphia Zoo Noel. Philadelphia Zoo transforms into a winter wonderland as Santa travels to exotic places around the globe for a holiday celebration! Embark on a scavenger hunt around the Zoo, encountering unique scenes of Mr. Claus exploring the world. The adventure will take you to the rainforest, the Outback, the Arctic, on safari, and home on the farm. Stop by the Treehouse to get your picture taken with Santa Claus himself,* and be sure to visit the Hot Chocolate Bar and Little Elves’ Gift Shop. Enjoy crafts and activities, and take home a special gift! At Zoo Noël, you can visit the holiday hot chocolate bar with delicious hot chocolate available for purchase, and stop by the Little Elves’ Gift Shop. You can meet Santa live in the Treehouse when he stops by to spread holiday cheer and listen to all of your holiday wishes!. Bring a holiday card for your favorite animal, and Santa’s helpers will hand-deliver your greeting that day. Ring in the season as you enjoy the red pandas exploring, the polar bears frolicking and cats roaming about in Big Cat Crossing, while enjoying the season’s crisp winter air. Meet Santa at the Treehouse 1130am, 12pm & 2pm. http://www.philadelphiazoo.org/explore/upcoming-events/zoo-noel.htm
12/5 6-10pm. Dickens Festival-Medford. The Dickens Festival is an annual family event held in Medford, New Jersey. Medford magically lights up and comes alive as a Christmas wonderland for one night. The festival typically attracts over 10,000 visitors from within Medford and many other surrounding towns.
Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at the gazebo to begin the evening festivities. The free evening is sure to delight young and old with live music, face painters, a magician, a balloon artist, delicious food, a moon bounce, an ice carver, a live Nativity, and the Give and Take Jugglers.
For the 26th year, the Medford community will celebrate the holiday season with the Dickens Festival. Since 2011, the Medford Sunrise Rotary has sponsored the Dickens Festival as a community event.
12/5-12/11 10am. Broadway Theater Pitman Frosty the Snowman for Children. Frosty the Snowman is a jolly, happy soul made of snow and coal – and an old magician’s hat that brings him to life! Frosty brings his friends along to the North Pole so that he can keep cold. But are they aware that the magician is secretly following them? Come see this holiday musical perfect for the whole family! http://www.thebroadwaytheatre.org/?go=sho_dtl&sho=935
12/5 11am. Salem City’s Magic of Christmas Parade. Stop in to a few of the downtown stores for some early Christmas shopping, baked goods & lunch or dinner at one of our downtown restaurants! https://www.facebook.com/salemcitymagicofchristmasparade/info/?tab=page_info
12/5 10am & 12:30pm. Camden Childrens Garden Breakfast with Santa.Visit the Camden Children’s Garden for a buffet breakfast with Santa Claus catered by Zagat rated Tortilla Press! Children’s tickets include: catered brunch, Garden admission, printed picture with Santa, holiday crafts, a ride on the Garden Carousel and Arrow River Train. Reservations must be made in advance 856-365-8733. Member Adults & Children: $20 per person. Non Member Adults & Children: $26 per person. Member & Non Member Guests Under 2: $5 http://www.camdenchildrensgarden.org/events/
12/5 Mullica Hill Candlelight Shopping- Join us on Saturday December 5th from 10am- 8pm to see Main Street decorated in all its holiday splendor! Shops will be filled to the brim with candles, wreaths, books, holiday décor, antiques, gifts for all ages, and more. Main Street will be lit with candles, and shops will feature open house specials. There will be live music, carolers, strollers dressed in period costume and more. For more information, please contact Hazel Dilsaver at 856-223-5440. http://www.mullicahill.com/mullica-hill-new-jersey-calendar.html
12/6 6pm : Borough of Bellmawr Annual Fire TruckParade & Tree Lighting. School parking lot down Browning Road to CreekRoad ending at Christmas in the Park on Bell Road.http://www.egovlink.com/public_documents300/bellmawr/published_documents/General%20Information/2015/parade.png
12/6 3-7pm South Street Headhouse District Winter Wonderland. Celebrate the spirit of the season as South Street Headhouse District presents our annual extravaganza Winter Wonderland on Sunday, December 6, 2015, from 3:00pm to 7:00pm, at the Historic Headhouse Square Shambles on 2nd Street, 200 Pine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. FREE admission!Winter Wonderland is a celebration of SSHD’s finest holiday traditions, with free fun for all ages. Santa Claus will arrive on a firetruck with our city’s finest, then he will greet children and collect their wish lists. Parents should bring their own cameras for photos with Santa. Free horse-drawn carriage rides will circle Headhouse Square. https://www.facebook.com/events/177870339227641/
12/6 12-4pm Narberth Dickens Festival. The Narberth Dickens Festival is a free family event held each December on the streets of downtown Narberth. It draws thousands to this little borough every year, and it has become the fastest-growing holiday festival in the Philadelphia area. In this Dickens-themed event, the town of Narberth is transformed into 1840’s London, as Ebeneezer Scrooge and all the characters from A Christmas Carol roam the streets for an afternoon. http://www.narberthonline.com/browse/nbaspecial.aspx?eid=1
12/7: Wedgwood Women’s Club House Tour-Washington Township. 11:00 am to 3:00 pm &
5:00 pm to 9:30 pm, $15 donation. http://www.wedgwoodwomensclub.com/2015christmashousetour.html
12/9 6-8pm. Brandywine Museum Children’s Christmas Party. A holiday event for the entire family! With Santa and Mrs. Claus, magicians, costumed characters, cookies, music, face painting, trains, dolls and trees adorned with critters will all be part of this festive and enchanted evening. It is an evening of merriment that should not be missed. http://www.brandywine.org/museum/events/children’s-christmas-party
Adult Members $12, Adult Non-Members $15, Children & Non-Members aged 3-11 $5, Member Children and All Children Under Age 3 are Free.
12/15 1-4pm. Moorestown MoorArts Holiday Arts Festival. http://moorestown.com/calendar.cfm?Month=December/2015
12/11 at 7:30pm. Collingwood Parade of Lights. Continuing in tradition, fire trucks and floats strung in glittering lights will drive from Zane Ave. to Homestead Ave. (at the Collingswood post office, 970 Haddon Ave) for the Parade of Lights on Friday, Dec. 11 at 7:30. Collingswood’s Fire Department and civic organizations will come decorated and ready to represent their groups. Trucks will compete for top honors and prizes. Santa will follow on the last truck to greet children and spectators and send season’s greetings.http://www.collingswood.com/entertainment/holiday
12/11-12/12 Wildwood’s Family Holiday Celebration. The festivities begin Friday evening December 11 with the Greater Wildwood Jaycees’ Christmas Parade. Registration begins at 5:00pm at the North Wildwood Recreation Center (10th and Central Avenues). Lineup begins at 5:30pm and the parade starts promptly at 6:00pm. The rain date is Sunday December 13.The festival begins Friday evening following the parade, with the Tree Lighting Ceremony. Then crowds gather inside the Wildwoods Convention Center to warm up with hot chocolate and cookies and acknowledge the parade and the business decorating and lighting contest winners at the Award Ceremony. The celebration continues all day Saturday with family fun, pictures with Santa and holiday bazaar.http://wildwoodholiday.com
12/11 6-9pm Marlton Festival of Trees with Wiley Mission. Free food & fun throughout the campus of Wiley School, Church and Retirement Community. Horse & Carriage rides & Model Train Exhibit & Pics with Santa in his workshop plus live entertainment. https://www.facebook.com/events/167428090275900/
12/12 Mullica Hill Christmas House Tour- (Shops open 11am-8pm.) Join us on Saturday December 12th from 2pm-7pm to see the historic homes, churches and buildings on the Christmas House Tour. See the original architecture and beautiful decor of homes dating back to the early 1700’s. Live music, carolers, Civil War strollers, and Santa will be here. There will be a reading of the Dicken’s classic “A Christmas Carol” at Old Town Hall, as well as open house specials and refreshments at many shops. Transportation will be provided. Tickets are $8 in advance $10 the day of the event. For more information and to purchase tickets for the Christmas House Tour, please contact Hazel Dilsaver at 856-223-5440. http://www.mullicahill.com/mullica-hill-new-jersey-calendar.html
12/12 & 12/13 Frozen Breakfast and Dinner at Rastelli Kids Complex, Sewell- Indulge in a simply royal breakfast or dinner while enjoying a magical time with music, crafts, games, dancing and a special guest appearance by Elsa, Anna & Olaf! All children will receive a keepsake photo. Breakfast 10am-12pm Includes pancakes, bacon, fruit and juice. $20 per child $10 per adult. Dinner 4pm-6pm- Includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad and beverages. $30 per child $20 per adultTickets must be purchased through the following event rkcholidaybreakfast.peatix.com to attend the event.https://www.facebook.com/events/1217565274925408/
12/12 830-10 am Brandywine Museum Breakfast with the Trains. All Aboard! Join in an exclusive, behind-the-scenes visit with the Brandywine River Museum of Art Railroad. Discover how the extensive layout, one of the world’s largest, is created and the complicated multitasking it takes to keep everything running. This before-hours event includes a private tour of the trains in action with Brandywine Railroad engineers including special activities for the youngest train fans and a continental breakfast in the museum’s café. Children will receive a Brandywine Railroad souvenir; ages 3 and older accompanied by an adult are welcome.http://www.brandywine.org/museum/events/breakfast-trains
12/12 11am-2pm Santa’s Family Workshop at Cape May Zoo-Cape May, NJ-After telling Santa your wish list for Christmas, stroll through the zoo and see the more than 500 animals that call the Cape May County Zoo home – including our new lions, giraffe and bison.The Cape May County Zoo is located at 707 Route 9 North in Cape May Court House (Exit 11 off the Garden State Parkway). The free Zoo is open, weather permitting, 364 days a year – closed on Christmas Day. http://www.capemay.com/eventcalendar/?eID=11904
12/12 4-8pm. Haddon Heights Holiday Cheer Festival. SHOPS in town will be open late. We will be offering FREE carriage rides around the park, welcoming various wineries from the region, along with local vendors for your shopping needs, restaurants, food, and fun for all. Tents will be set up on Atlantic ave where Portable heaters, roasted chestnuts, and Santa will be there to offer warmth and plenty of cheer for adults and children!http://haddonhts.com/8723-2/
12/12-12/24 Broadway Theater Pitman Twas the Night Before Christmas for Children. Christmas Eve at Mr. Malcom’s house is a bit unsettled-the children are quarreling, and the cat is hunting for two mice who have entered the house! Will someone save the day? Could it be good ol’ Saint Nick? This holiday season, sing along to some Christmas classics as you watch the retelling of one of the most legendary poems ever written! http://www.thebroadwaytheatre.org/?go=sho_dtl&sho=885
Tickets are available for purchase online or in person. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Box Office during business hours or one hour prior to the show. For business hours please call 856-589-1911. Tickets are reserved seating only.
12/19 & 12/20- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Breakfast and Dinner at Rastelli Kids Complex- Join us for breakfast or dinner with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Cowabunga!! Event includes breakfast or dinner, karate clinic, meet & greet and keepsake photo. Breakfast 10am-12pm Includes pancakes, bacon, fruit and juice. $20 per child $10 per Adult. Dinner 4pm-6pm Includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad and beverages. $30 per Child $20 per Adult. Tickets must be purchased at rkctmnt.peatix.com to attend the event.https://www.facebook.com/events/952122991521895/
12/25 10am-3pm Being at Christmas at the the National Museum of Jewish History. Snowy. Jewish. Happy. Caring. Buddhist. Generous. Family. Creative. Friendly. Sparkly. Fill in your own blank and join us for our annual day of family fun. http://www.nmajh.org/dec25/
1/10/16 2pm Ice Sculpture Demonstrations with Grounds for Sculpture-Hamilton, NJ. Let the chips fall where they may as these master carvers turn huge blocks of ice into art! Using power saws, chisels, brawn, grit, and our current exhibition season as inspiration, this talented group of artists will amaze you with what and how they create!https://www.facebook.com/events/857778977675517/