Special Events

Philadelphia

Bad Girl Blow Out

Beauty event for the Bad Girls of Philly, hosted by Ms. Cat of the Bad Girls Club The Weave Bar, 5622 Germantown Ave. 2d Fl. 12/16. 6 pm.

Santa Is Coming Franklin Mills, 1455 Franklin Mills Circle Photo package prices. Closes 12/24.

Pennsylvania suburbs

Santa Touring

The Fire Department is announcing that Santa will be touring the area. Upper Gwynedd Fire Department, 660 Garfield Ave, Lansdale. 12/17. Noon.

New Jersey

Christmas Candlelight House Tour

Self-guided, features carolers, strolling musicians, architectural gems & vintage decorations. Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1048 Washington St., Cape May; Reservations recommended: 609-884-5404.

. $25; $20 children 3-12. Closes 12/17.

Historic Smithville Mansion Guided Tours Learn about the property's history as you explore the mansion, annex rooms & courtyard gardens. 803 Smithville Rd., Mount Holly. $6.

Sea of Lights Holiday displays. Jenkinson's Aquarium, 300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant. $6. Closes 12/27.

Walk in the Wild Event will take place the third Sunday of the month with a different focus each month. Old Pine Farm Natural Lands Trust, Rankin Ave., Woodbury; 856-579-4441.

Kid's Stuff

Children's events

Breakfast With Santa

Perkasie Fire Company, 100 N. 5th St., Perkasie.

. $7; $3.50 children 4-12; free 3 and under. 12/18. 7:30-12:30 pm.

Cookies & Storytime A weekly program for preschoolers that includes an introduction to books, an activity, and snack. Harleysville Books LLC, 674 Main St., Harleysville; 215-256-9311. $2 per child.

Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream Rapunzel & friends set off on an adventure in Disney's latest ice show. Closes 1/1. Wells Fargo Center (formerly Wachovia Center), 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-339-7600. www.disneyonice.com. $15-$85.

Glory of Stories Children's storytime & craft activity. Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington. $3.

Peanut Butter & Jams Welcomes The Diggity Dudes Children's music band who sing about values, good citizenship & life lessons, along with some silly just-for-fun numbers. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400. $10; $7 children 1-12; free under 1. 12/17. 11:30 am.

Polar Express Night Reading & opportunity to meet Santa Claus. Harleysville Books LLC, 674 Main St., Harleysville; Registration requested. 12/17. 6-9 pm.

Preschool Playtime Informal playgroup for children birth through those not yet in kindergarten and their caregivers. Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown; 610-446-3082.

Children's museums & attractions

Camden Children's Garden

3 Riverside Dr., Camden; 856-365-8733.

. $6; $5 ages 3-11; free 2 & under. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm.

The Crayola Factory 30 Centre Square, Easton; 610-515-8000. www.crayola.com/factory/.

Delaware Children's Museum 110 S. Poplar St., Wilmington; 302-654-2340. www.delawarechildrensmuseum.org. Stratosphere. The Power of Me. ECOconnect. Bank on It. Training Wheels. Structures. $12; free 12 months & under. Daily 9 am-4:30 pm.

Garden State Discovery Museum 2040 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill; 856-424-1233. www.discoverymuseum.com. Down the Shore. Fleet Backstage Theater. Arts & Imagination. Inky's Newsroom. Best Friends on Main Street. Recycled Rhythm Shack. The Discovery Diner. The Rock Climbing Wall. News & Weather. Storybook Castle. Little Discoveries. Dinosaurium. Hurray for Hanukkah. 12/18. 1 pm. $10.95; $9.95 seniors; free under 1. Oct.-Apr.: Sun.-Fri. 9:30 am-5:30 pm, Sat. 9:30 am-8:30 pm.

Insectarium 8046 Frankford Ave.; 215-335-9500. www.myinsectarium.com. Working Beehive. Cockroach Kitchen. $7; free under 2. Mon.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm.

Kix & Giggles Children's Playground 9356 Old Bustleton Ave.; 215-677-4140. www.kixandgiggles.com. Kix & Giggles Attractions. $7. Wed.-Fri. 10 am-3 pm; Sat. 10 am-7 pm; Sun. 10 am-5 pm.

Please Touch Museum 4231 Avenue of the Republic; 215-581-3181. www.pleasetouchmuseum.org. City Capers. Flight Fantasy. Roadside Attractions. River Adventures. Wonderland. Centennial Exploration. Liberty Arm & Torch. Woodside Park Dentzel Carousel. ShopRite Supermarket Exhibit. Space Station. Enchanted Colonial Village. 12/16. $15; free under 1, members. Mon.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Sun. 11 am-5 pm.

Sesame Place 100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne; 215-752-7070. www.sesameplace.com. A Very Furry Christmas. $19.99; free under 2. To 12/31.

Smith The Kids' Play Place in the Park 33rd St.; 215-765-4325. smithkidsplayplace.org. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-4 pm.