101 Fun Things To Do With Kids in Philly

Discover family-friendly events with the Philadelphia Family Community Calendar. Our team adds fresh content every week to help you make the most of raising kids in Philly, from the baby and little ones-stage through the teen years and beyond! Please be sure to check with the host location about their health and safety protocols, as well as their registration requirements, prior to heading out!

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The Comcast Holiday Spectacular

The Comcast Center 1701 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA

"The Comcast Holiday Spectacular" is a 15-minute family-friendly show that brings the magic of the holidays to life, featuring classic holiday songs and performances by the Pennsylvania Ballet. The show includes a breathtaking sleigh ride around the world and into the heart of Philadelphia. Audience […]

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Manayunk Gets Lit!

Main Street Manayunk Main St., Philadelphia, PA

Get in the holiday spirit, and join for Manayunk Gets Lit!, their 3rd annual holiday decorating event! Manayunk businesses are decorating their storefronts, windows, roofs, and more to deck out the street from November 17th to December 31st. So, grab a cup of cocoa, and […]

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Dasher’s Lightshow

Philadelphia Mills Mall 1455 Franklin Mills Circle, Philadelphia, PA

Dasher’s Lightshow is returning to Philadelphia for its second year of dazzling local residents with a million+ lights, transforming the parking lot of Philadelphia Mills Mall into a magical, musical holiday spectacle. From Nov. 25-Dec. 31, 2022, the dynamic LED display, synched to favorite holiday […]

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Holiday Garden Railway

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania 100 E Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Visitors of all ages will be wowed by a quarter mile of track featuring seven loops and tunnels with fifteen different rail lines and two cable cars, nine bridges (including a trestle bridge you can walk under), and bustling model trains, all set in the […]

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The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz

Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History 101 S Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA

"The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz” explores the transformative changes America has experienced since 2020 and addresses antisemitism, racial violence, immigration, women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights and more. It offers new perspectives on history and raises – but does not answer […]

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The Lion Guard : The Exhibit at Please Touch Museum

Please Touch Museum 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA

Experience the first-ever children’s museum exhibit based on Disney Junior’s “The Lion Guard” at Philadelphia’s Please Touch Museum this fall! This one-of-a-kind exhibit brings “The Lion Guard” story to life, taking young children and their families on an adventure through the African savanna to defend […]

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The Comcast Holiday Spectacular

The Comcast Center 1701 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA

"The Comcast Holiday Spectacular" is a 15-minute family-friendly show that brings the magic of the holidays to life, featuring classic holiday songs and performances by the Pennsylvania Ballet. The show includes a breathtaking sleigh ride around the world and into the heart of Philadelphia. Audience […]

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Christmas Village in Philadelphia 2022

City Hall and LOVE Park 1500 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA

Christmas Village in Philadelphia will transform LOVE Park and City Halls Courtyard and North Broad section into an authentic German Christmas market. Returning for its 15th season, 110+ vendors will offer their unique Christmas giftware and delicious European food specialties from November 19th – December […]

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Manayunk Gets Lit!

Main Street Manayunk Main St., Philadelphia, PA

Get in the holiday spirit, and join for Manayunk Gets Lit!, their 3rd annual holiday decorating event! Manayunk businesses are decorating their storefronts, windows, roofs, and more to deck out the street from November 17th to December 31st. So, grab a cup of cocoa, and […]

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Dasher’s Lightshow

Philadelphia Mills Mall 1455 Franklin Mills Circle, Philadelphia, PA

Dasher’s Lightshow is returning to Philadelphia for its second year of dazzling local residents with a million+ lights, transforming the parking lot of Philadelphia Mills Mall into a magical, musical holiday spectacle. From Nov. 25-Dec. 31, 2022, the dynamic LED display, synched to favorite holiday […]

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Holiday Garden Railway

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania 100 E Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Visitors of all ages will be wowed by a quarter mile of track featuring seven loops and tunnels with fifteen different rail lines and two cable cars, nine bridges (including a trestle bridge you can walk under), and bustling model trains, all set in the […]

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The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz

Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History 101 S Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA

"The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz” explores the transformative changes America has experienced since 2020 and addresses antisemitism, racial violence, immigration, women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights and more. It offers new perspectives on history and raises – but does not answer […]

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The Lion Guard : The Exhibit at Please Touch Museum

Please Touch Museum 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA

Experience the first-ever children’s museum exhibit based on Disney Junior’s “The Lion Guard” at Philadelphia’s Please Touch Museum this fall! This one-of-a-kind exhibit brings “The Lion Guard” story to life, taking young children and their families on an adventure through the African savanna to defend […]

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The Comcast Holiday Spectacular

The Comcast Center 1701 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA

"The Comcast Holiday Spectacular" is a 15-minute family-friendly show that brings the magic of the holidays to life, featuring classic holiday songs and performances by the Pennsylvania Ballet. The show includes a breathtaking sleigh ride around the world and into the heart of Philadelphia. Audience […]

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Christmas Village in Philadelphia 2022

City Hall and LOVE Park 1500 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA

Christmas Village in Philadelphia will transform LOVE Park and City Halls Courtyard and North Broad section into an authentic German Christmas market. Returning for its 15th season, 110+ vendors will offer their unique Christmas giftware and delicious European food specialties from November 19th – December […]

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Manayunk Gets Lit!

Main Street Manayunk Main St., Philadelphia, PA

Get in the holiday spirit, and join for Manayunk Gets Lit!, their 3rd annual holiday decorating event! Manayunk businesses are decorating their storefronts, windows, roofs, and more to deck out the street from November 17th to December 31st. So, grab a cup of cocoa, and […]

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Dasher’s Lightshow

Philadelphia Mills Mall 1455 Franklin Mills Circle, Philadelphia, PA

Dasher’s Lightshow is returning to Philadelphia for its second year of dazzling local residents with a million+ lights, transforming the parking lot of Philadelphia Mills Mall into a magical, musical holiday spectacle. From Nov. 25-Dec. 31, 2022, the dynamic LED display, synched to favorite holiday […]

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Holiday Garden Railway

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania 100 E Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Visitors of all ages will be wowed by a quarter mile of track featuring seven loops and tunnels with fifteen different rail lines and two cable cars, nine bridges (including a trestle bridge you can walk under), and bustling model trains, all set in the […]

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The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz

Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History 101 S Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA

"The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz” explores the transformative changes America has experienced since 2020 and addresses antisemitism, racial violence, immigration, women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights and more. It offers new perspectives on history and raises – but does not answer […]

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The Lion Guard : The Exhibit at Please Touch Museum

Please Touch Museum 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA

Experience the first-ever children’s museum exhibit based on Disney Junior’s “The Lion Guard” at Philadelphia’s Please Touch Museum this fall! This one-of-a-kind exhibit brings “The Lion Guard” story to life, taking young children and their families on an adventure through the African savanna to defend […]

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The Comcast Holiday Spectacular

The Comcast Center 1701 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA

"The Comcast Holiday Spectacular" is a 15-minute family-friendly show that brings the magic of the holidays to life, featuring classic holiday songs and performances by the Pennsylvania Ballet. The show includes a breathtaking sleigh ride around the world and into the heart of Philadelphia. Audience […]

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Christmas Village in Philadelphia 2022

City Hall and LOVE Park 1500 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA

Christmas Village in Philadelphia will transform LOVE Park and City Halls Courtyard and North Broad section into an authentic German Christmas market. Returning for its 15th season, 110+ vendors will offer their unique Christmas giftware and delicious European food specialties from November 19th – December […]

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Manayunk Gets Lit!

Main Street Manayunk Main St., Philadelphia, PA

Get in the holiday spirit, and join for Manayunk Gets Lit!, their 3rd annual holiday decorating event! Manayunk businesses are decorating their storefronts, windows, roofs, and more to deck out the street from November 17th to December 31st. So, grab a cup of cocoa, and […]

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Stag & Doe Nights

Germantown Ave. 9601 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA

Chestnut Hill’s beloved annual Stag & Doe Night returns weekly on Wednesdays beginning November 30. During Stag & Doe, shops and restaurants on Germantown Avenue will feature extended store hours, holiday specials, and unique entertainment. Each Wednesday, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., guests can enjoy […]

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Dasher’s Lightshow

Philadelphia Mills Mall 1455 Franklin Mills Circle, Philadelphia, PA

Dasher’s Lightshow is returning to Philadelphia for its second year of dazzling local residents with a million+ lights, transforming the parking lot of Philadelphia Mills Mall into a magical, musical holiday spectacle. From Nov. 25-Dec. 31, 2022, the dynamic LED display, synched to favorite holiday […]

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Holiday Garden Railway

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania 100 E Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Visitors of all ages will be wowed by a quarter mile of track featuring seven loops and tunnels with fifteen different rail lines and two cable cars, nine bridges (including a trestle bridge you can walk under), and bustling model trains, all set in the […]

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The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz

Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History 101 S Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA

"The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz” explores the transformative changes America has experienced since 2020 and addresses antisemitism, racial violence, immigration, women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights and more. It offers new perspectives on history and raises – but does not answer […]

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The Lion Guard : The Exhibit at Please Touch Museum

Please Touch Museum 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA

Experience the first-ever children’s museum exhibit based on Disney Junior’s “The Lion Guard” at Philadelphia’s Please Touch Museum this fall! This one-of-a-kind exhibit brings “The Lion Guard” story to life, taking young children and their families on an adventure through the African savanna to defend […]

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The Comcast Holiday Spectacular

The Comcast Center 1701 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA

"The Comcast Holiday Spectacular" is a 15-minute family-friendly show that brings the magic of the holidays to life, featuring classic holiday songs and performances by the Pennsylvania Ballet. The show includes a breathtaking sleigh ride around the world and into the heart of Philadelphia. Audience […]

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Christmas Village in Philadelphia 2022

City Hall and LOVE Park 1500 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA

Christmas Village in Philadelphia will transform LOVE Park and City Halls Courtyard and North Broad section into an authentic German Christmas market. Returning for its 15th season, 110+ vendors will offer their unique Christmas giftware and delicious European food specialties from November 19th – December […]

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Manayunk Gets Lit!

Main Street Manayunk Main St., Philadelphia, PA

Get in the holiday spirit, and join for Manayunk Gets Lit!, their 3rd annual holiday decorating event! Manayunk businesses are decorating their storefronts, windows, roofs, and more to deck out the street from November 17th to December 31st. So, grab a cup of cocoa, and […]

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Holiday Light Nights

Main Street Manayunk Main St., Philadelphia, PA

Bring the family to Main Street in Manayunk every Thursday in December from 5-9 p.m. for Holiday Light Nights! This weekly event brings food and drink deals, shopping specials, and live entertainment all accompanied by festive decorated storefronts. Too cold to walk? The free Jolly […]

Kringle Mingle

Moorestown Mall 400 Route 38, Moorestown, NJ

Dress up as Kris Kringle and get ready to Mingle in HomeSense Court! Come to the mall dressed as Santa, one of his elves, or wear an over-the-top holiday ugly sweater to receive a free drink ticket to one of the restaurants, a goodie bag […]

Kringle Mingle

Cherry Hill Mall 2000 Route 38, Cherry Hill, NJ

Dress up as Kris Kringle, otherwise known as Santa, and get ready to mix it up in Grand Court! Your ticket to the party is to come to the mall dressed as Santa or in holiday gear, an ugly sweater, etc., and join the party. […]

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