While Christmas Day is over, there’s still plenty of holiday cheer this weekend! How are you spending the last weekend of 2019? Here are a few ideas! You can always find even more fun things to do by visiting our Event Calendar. And if you’re looking for ways to spend New Year’s Eve, be sure to check out our New Year’s Eve Guide.
Holiday Garden Railway Nights at Morris Arboretum
When: Friday, December 27 through Sunday, December 29 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: 100 E. Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia
Enjoy the Holiday Garden Railway all lit up and decorated for the season. White lights sparkle along the rails and miniature greens adorn the buildings. New this year, on your way to the Holiday Garden Railway discover a forest of trees made of lights up to twelve feet tall.
Elmwood Park Zoo Hanukkah Celebration
When: Saturday, December 28 at noon
Where: 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown
Celebrate Hanukkah at the Zoo!.Kids can make some holiday themed crafts and play games at the Trail of the Jaguar exhibit. Then head on over to the Eagles Deck for the lighting of the menorah. This event is free with paid zoo admission.
Wild Lights at Elmwood Park Zoo is happening select nights through January 5!
Angelina Ballerina – The Very Merry Musical
When: Sunday, December 29 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: The Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Avenue, Glenside
Angelina and her friends are planning an absolutely positively spectacular holiday dance pageant; the best in all of Mouseland! When a mix-up prevents the pageant from going on, Angelina and her friends must use their creativity to save the show. By working together, Angelina, Alice, Gracie, AZ, Marco, and Angelina’s little sister, Polly, discover the true spirit of the holidays. It’s not about things you receive, but the holiday cheer you share. With dancing, singing and festivities, this heart-warming musical is perfect for everyone’s holiday season! Purchase tickets here.
Holiday Tours at Historic Pennypacker Mills
When: Now through January 5, Tuesday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sun: 1 to 4 p.m. Closed Mondays & Holidays
Where: 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville
Take a tour through historic Pennypacker Mills for an unforgettable Victorian Christmas experience! Using vintage inspired ornaments, the Christmas traditions of the early 1900’s, and how the Pennypackers spent their holiday, the site creates a magical experience for visitors. All tours include a stop at the Museum Shop, which is stocked with unique Victorian inspired ornaments, gift items, books, children’s toys, and holiday sweets. Groups of 10 or more should contact the site to arrange for a group reservation. Closed Mondays & County holidays.
Cost: All ages; suggested donation $2 per person.
Twelfth Night Tours
When: Now through Sunday, January 5 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Pottsgrove Manor, 100 W. King St., Pottstown
The whole family can enjoy learning about how the colonists celebrated the yuletide season through the lively merriment of Twelfth Night. Uncover the origins of many holiday traditions alongside some forgotten favorites on guided tours of Pottsgrove Manor. The entire house will be transformed for the season, sharing the stories of both the endless preparations done by the household staff and the celebrations that the Potts family would have enjoyed. All ages.
Cost: Suggested donation $2 per person.
Christmas at Colonial Gardens: Nights of Winter Lights
When: Now through December 29 on Friday through Sunday, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: 745 Schuylkill Road, Phoenixville
Colonial Gardens Gift & Floral Shop is a beautiful spot to get into the holiday spirit. Admission includes unlimited walk-through of thousands of brilliant, beautiful dancing lights and familiar characters through the Gardens, a cup of hot chocolate or a candy cane, and ornament decorating for kids. Santa will be there for photos from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. each night. Tickets can be purchased at the store during the event and cost $10 for adults, $8 for kids ages 3 through 11, and kids 2 and under are free.
Mikey the Elf and the Case of the Missing Mistletoe
When: Now through December 31
Where: Act II Playhouse, 46 E. Butler Ave., Ambler
Toyland’s magical mistletoe has been stolen, and a new detective elf is on the case! A crazy robot, zany new inventions, and a daffy penguin are just some of what Mikey will face when Mrs. Claus calls him to the North Pole. But Mikey will need your help to find the mistletoe and save Christmas! An Annual Holiday Treat for Kids 4 and up!