Weekend PhillyFun Picks For Kids

December 21, 2012 11:55 PM

Christmas is just a few days away now (wow, December flew by quickly, didn’t it??)! Get out and enjoy a final weekend of holiday fun for the whole family! Pick up a few last minute presents and make some fun family memories during the last weekend before Christmas. Merry Christmas everyone! – Jennifer Oxenford

Old City’s Winter Wonderland Village

Old City will host a Winter Wonderland village this weekend at the TRUST Building on Arch Street. Come out for a weekend of family fun activities, including music, arts and crafts, gift-wrapping stations, fun holiday refreshments and more. Kids can get their photos with Santa in the Winter Wonderland Workshop, too! Runs Friday 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

A Christmas Carol Performed by TheatreworksUSA!

It’s the classic Dickens Tale performed by TheatreworksUSA! at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center for one show only this Friday, Dec. 21st at 7:30 p.m. This family friendly telling of the classic tale of Ebeneezer Scrooge is sure to warm hearts young and old. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Tickets $6-$9.

Kids Movie Matinee

The Muppet Christmas Carol will be the featured kids movie matinee on Saturday, Dec. 22nd at 11 a.m. at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute. Enjoy this hilarious and heartwarming story of the Charles Dickens classic done Muppet style with original songs, lots of laughs and good fun. Tickets $4 for kids and $5 for adults.

11th Annual Antique Toy Train Show

If you love trains, don’t miss the 11th Annual Antique Toy Train show on special exhibit at the South Jersey Museum of American History. The exhibit features 0-27 gauge toy trains from the 1940’s and 1950’s including three Lionel and Marx engines. Plus vintage buildings and holiday displays make this a fun festive event for train lovers of all ages. $3-$4.

Caroling Hayrides

Linvilla Orchards offers one final night of caroling hayrides this season running at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m on Saturday, Dec. 22nd. Snuggle in tight to ride in the apple orchards and enjoy singing carols and warming up around the campfire. $5 per person.

Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol

With kid friendly production and family friendly prices, the Walnut Street Theater’s production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is one show sure to delight the whole family. Bring the kids out for this classic and heartwarming tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and his remarkable journey one very special Christmas Eve. Showtime is 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22nd. Tickets $10-$16.

Twelfth Night Tours

Enjoy a guided tour of this beautifully decorated Georgian manor house all ready for the holiday season. Come out to learn about the tradition of the English Twelfth Night and how it differs from Christmas today. Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday. $2 per person.

Jennifer Oxenford is a mother of two and the founder of phillyfun4kids, www.phillyfun4kids.com, your place to find free (and mostly free!) things to do with your kids in and around this great city of motherly love. You can also follow phillyfun4kids on Twitter at twitter/phillyfun4kids.
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