Do you have friends or family visiting over the upcoming holidays? I always like to come up with some activities to help keep everyone busy and happy. I did a post before Thanksgiving that included things to do in the Philadelphia area including holiday shopping, etc. that are ongoing now, click here to see that article. To help you create your activity calendar, I’ve summarized options that you can plan:
Live entertainment – dance, theater, music:
- Delaware Theater Company – A Sign of the Times runs Nov 28-Dec 23.
- Pennsylvania Ballet – George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker runs Dec 7-Dec 31.
- Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at the Walnut Street Theater.
- Check out the schedule of Events at the newly renovated opera house, The Met in Philadelphia.
- People’s Light in Paoli, PA is offering the children-friendly Cinderella: A Musical Panto that runs Nov 14-Jan 6.
- Macy’s Light Show runs through Dec 31 every two hours daily 10am-8pm.
- City Hall is illuminated nightly through Jan 1, check the schedule for times.
- Franklin Square Holiday Festival & Electrical Holiday Light Show runs through Dec 31.
- The Comcast Holiday Spectacular runs through Jan 1.
Activities geared for kids (of all ages):
- 1-2-3 Christmas Tree Show at Sesame Place runs through Jan 1.
- Hersheypark at Christmas Candylane runs through Jan 1 if you feel like taking a drive!
- Santa’s Paradise Express on the Strasburg Railroad.
- Santa’s Express out of West Chester, PA.
- Wild Lights at Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown, PA runs through Dec 31.
- Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm runs through Jan 6 in Yardley, PA.
I always like to have some down-time activities planned. Perhaps a few favorite holiday movies or crafts on hand for the kids. Depending on the age will determine how complicated you want to get. Your neighborhood craft store will offer many holiday kit crafts for you to choose from based on the kids involved.
- Candy Cane Reindeer
- Ribbon Christmas Tree Ornament
- Make and decorate sugar cookies – have various sprinkles, and store purchased frostings on hand to add to the fun!
Have fun planning, filling your days with good times and laughter!
By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz, Google+ and Instagram.