5 Kid Friendly Christmas Events in Philly to Take the Little Ones To!
Yes it’s that time of year where kids get wide eyed and anxious for Christmas. So if you’re looking for activities to keep them busy and occupied until the big day, we gotcha’ covered. From story times to ice skating to live plays, we found 5 kid friendly events in Philly to take your little ones. Check it out!
The Walnut Street Theatre is proud to present Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Our holiday magic begins when a troupe of actors appear at the historic Walnut Street Theatre to set up and perform the heartwarming tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. We all know this grumpy old miser’s response to holiday cheer is “Bah, Humbug.” Scrooge is a bitter old man who can no longer feel joy or affection, even for his family. But on one remarkable Christmas Eve, he is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. With their help, can Scrooge change his ways?
Dec. 2nd-17th (Saturday & Sundays)| Blue Cross RiverRink
Lace up those skates and get that family portrait on ice with Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest’s Skating Santa. For a special photo on stable ground, sit atop the giant #visitphilly chair for a photo that can feature the entire family.
Now-Dec. 17th (Saturdays & Sundays)| The Philadelphia Zoo
Philadelphia Zoo guests are invited to celebrate the magic of the holiday season and enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet with Santa Claus as he travels the globe to visit America’s first zoo. Tell Santa all your holiday wishes and be sure to bring your camera to capture the memories at this exclusive festive celebration. Professional photographer services will also be available for purchase at the event.
Dec, 9th -March 3rd (Saturdays)| Blue Cross RiverRink
New this year is a storytime series taking place every Saturday starting December 2 in partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia. The series features local Philly authors, performers, personalities, and more reading both classic and new books chosen by the Free Library of Philadelphia. Light snacks and hot chocolate will be provided for the kids.
Bring family and friends out to Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest for 12 movie nights leading up to Christmas Eve. Enjoy holiday favorites such as A Charlie Brown Christmas, Elf, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, and more. All movies will be shown in the Lodge, with plenty of comfy seating and great food and drinks.
December 14 A Christmas Melody
December 15 The Brady Brunch A Very Brady Christmas
December 16 A Charlie Brown Christmas
December 17 This Christmas
December 18 A Christmas Carol with Jim Carey
December 19 Elf
December 20 Best Man’s Holiday
December 21 National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
December 22 Married by Christmas
December 23 The Santa Clause
December 24 Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas