The Best Holiday Kid-Friendly Attractions & Events

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Wild Lights (Norristown) November 18 - December 30

Light up the night celebrating Elmwood Park Zoo’s favorite holiday tradition. Experience the magic of festive attractions that warm your spirits and cherish the ones around you. Featuring live entertainment, holiday music, animals and even the spectacular Saint Nick himself!


Holiday Bricktacular (Plymouth Meeting) Nov. 25 - Jan. 1

Come build your own ornament this holiday season and hang it for all to see at the LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Plymouth Meeting. Explore a mini festive LEGOLAND made of 1.5 million LEGO bricks with your little builders. Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year in a place built for holiday cheer.

Twas the Night Before Christmas Train (Colebrookdale) Select dates in December

All aboard the magical train of Colebrookdale! Gather your little ones for an unforgettable ride in the comfortability of your own pjs and enjoy a cup of steaming hot cocoa and cookies as the story Twas the Night Before Christmas is read. Sit back and relax as you gaze out the window searching for lights and a surprise guest with a bag of gifts and Christmas cheer!

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Brunch with Santa (Norristown) Every Saturday and Sunday starting Dec. 4

Grab the kids to meet Saint Nick and tell him all your holiday wishes at Elmwood Park Zoo. Enjoy a delightful brunch buffet and greet one of Elmwood’s beloved education animals. Register early as space is limited for this event!

Gingerbread House Decorating Party (Conshohocken) Dec. 11

Take the kids and test your decorating skills icing ginger walls and lining the roof with gumdrops at this family-favorite event. Held at the Cedar Grove barn, gingerbread houses are $25.00 per house, come pre-assembled and participants must provide their own decorating materials. Deadline to register is Dec. 2! To register, contact Emily Moore at 610-828-7276 x2404

Children’s Christmas Critter Quest (Bryn Athyn) Tuesday, Wednesdays, and select Sundays in December

Hosted by the grand Cairnwood Estate, grab your little critters to search for the hidden Cairnwood critters that lie hidden in the dazzling rooms of the Estate. Build fond family memories while exploring the rich history of Cairnwood. This event is free for Cairnwood members and children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are sold at $5 per child (ages 4 - 12 years) Adults $10 per ticket.

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