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The African American Children’s Book Fair goes virtual this year

Saturday's fair brings in 34 authors and illustrators for kid-friendly talks in panel sessions dedicated to themes like family, love, culture, social justice, joy, and fantasy.

A new year of COVID parenting starts this week. These virtual amusements can help.

The Art Museum and the Philadelphia Zoo are regular and reliable sources of online educational fun. Try these others, too.

Two last-call princess opportunities and more family fun as we head into the new year

Franklin Square remains open with winter lights, carousel rides, and mini golf. And you can keep kids occupied with crafts, stories, and a children's play from home.

‘Twas the week of Christmas, and for Philly families there’s a sweet variety of things to do

Arden's "Frog and Toad" has been extended, Derrick Pitts reads "The Polar Express," and Philly's Lady Hoofers do a tap-dancing take on "The Nutcracker." Plus, a peaceful place to walk amid art. Ahhhh!

‘Nutcracker’ tea parties on Zoom, new Sesame Place drive-through, and more to do with stir-crazy kids this week

Pennsylvania Ballet is streaming its great holiday tradition online, with innovative virtual teatimes as an add-on. Blue Cross RiverRink is open, and disinfecting rental skates like mad.

Magician David Copperfield is being inducted with Harry Houdini into Philly’s Jewish museum hall of fame

Saturday, Copperfield and Houdini will join Steven Spielberg, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and other luminaries being honored.

Twinkly miniature trains outdoors, ‘Christmas Carol’ and ‘Nutcracker’ treats online, and more family fun this week

Morris Arboretum's Garden Railway is an outdoor tradition. Local performing arts groups and museums take their holiday magic online.

Arden’s beloved ‘Frog and Toad’ is getting a limited run online — plus more family fun this week

Other options include ’80s holiday comedies at the Navy Yard drive-in and socially distanced Santa visits free at the South Street shambles.

Light shows across the Philly region, and a princess brunch in an igloo — this week’s top family activities

There's a big new light show at Wells Fargo Center, the return of the lights at Longwood Gardens and Franklin Square, and a DIY Thanksgiving parade to Zoom into after the televised ones.

Christmas at Diggerland and lots of virtual activities (sigh) for Philly families this week

Penn revives its virtual 'Storytimes with Stim' series, the Museum of the American Revolution offers a window into Native American Heritage Month, and more.