Workshop for middle- and high-school students, 7 p.m. Tuesday, West Deptford Free Public Library, 420 Crown Point Road, West Deptford, N.J. Preregister at 856-845-5593.
On Wednesday at 4 p.m., Santa himself will read Clement Moore's The Night Before Christmas, then listen to children's gift wishes and pose for pics. (BYO camera.) Free at Barnes & Noble, 1805 Walnut St., 215-665-0716.
'A Christmas Carol'
Theatreworks U.S.A. presents a one-hour version of the Dickens classic, "A Christmas Carol," 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill. Tickets $6-$9, best suited for ages 6 and up, udpac.org.
Holiday tram rides
The Grounds for Sculpture stays open late Friday and Saturday and offers rides through the holiday-lit property from 5-8:30 p.m. Free with admission (free for kids 5 and under, $8 ages 6-17, $12 adults, seniors, $10). 18 Fairgrounds Road, Mercerville, N.J., www.groundsforsculpture.org.
The Ambler Theater presents a 10:30 a.m. matinee Saturday of the 2003 holiday movie starring Will Ferrell as an oversize elf. $4, 108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler, www.amblertheater.com.