Special Events


Army Navy Pep Rally

To pump up fans for the annual game. The Shops at Liberty Place, S. 16th St. & Chestnut St.; 215-851-9055. 12/13. Noon.

Army-Navy Fanfest Pregame interactive displays & activities for ticketholders. Lincoln Financial Field, 3501 S. Broad St.; Ticketmaster: 215-336-2000. www.phillylovesarmynavy.com. Included with game tickets: $75-$125. 12/14. 11 am-3 pm.

Army-Navy Tailgate Pregame party featuring food, beer & music. Citizens Bank Park, N. Pattison Ave. www.phillylovesarmynavy.com. $65. 12/14. Noon-2 pm.

Art & Architecture Tour Focusing on center's architecture & the artwork on display. Sat. 10:30 am. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999.

Frisky for the Holidays Enjoy 90 minutes of this dance masterclass with two instructors. The Arts Parlor, 1170 S. Broad St. $25. 12/14. 4:30-6 pm.

Germantown White House Exhibits Interactive exhibits featuring George Washington's family & household. Germantown White House (formerly Deshler-Morris House), 5442 Germantown Ave.

Holidayay Holiday party. The Philadelphia Building - Leeway Foundation, 1315 Walnut St 12/18. 5-9 pm.

Homeless Memorial Day Remember homeless & formerly homeless Philadelphians. Municipal Services Building - Thomas Paine Plaza, 1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd. 12/19. 4:30-5:30 pm.

Inaugural Sports & Education Expo Play sports, meet sports stars. Convention Center, 1101 Arch St.; 215-418-4700. $10-$20; free 12 and under. Closes 12/15.

Pattison-Leader Ball Pennsylvania policy and politics discussion. Hyatt at the Bellevue Philadelphia, 200 S. Broad St. $60. 12/14. 8 pm.

Washington Crossing the Delaware 30-minute illustrated program about Washington's daring crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas night. Second Bank of the United States/Portrait Gallery, 420 Chestnut St. (between S. 4th and S. 5th). Closes 12/29.

Pennsylvania suburbs

Annual Winter Festival to Benefit Toys for Tots

A Star Wars theme. Kimberton Community Park and Fairgrounds, 2202 Kimberton Rd., Phoenixville. 12/14. 10 am-4 pm.

Exhibitions in the Community: Susan Wallack Solo Art Show by Susan Wallack. Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology, 569 W. Lancaster Ave., Haverford.

Holiday Ethnic Food Sale Pirogies, stuffed cabbage & more on sale. St. Mark's Orthodox Church, 452 Durham Rd., Newtown. 12/14. 10 am-1 pm.

Passion and Purpose Featuring Matthew Kelly and musical guest Eliot Morris. St. Cyril of Jerusalem Parish, 1410 Almshouse Rd., Jamison; 215-343-1288. $39. 12/14. 9 am-1:30 pm.

Santa Claws In-Store Photo Event Take a picture with your pet & Santa. Petsmart, 901 Old York Rd, Jenkintown. $5 suggested donation. 12/14. 11 am-4 pm.

New Jersey

Awakening Drum Circle

Jewish prayer chanting & drumming. Congregation M'Kor Shalom, 850 E. Evesham Rd., Cherry Hill. 12/15. 11:15 am.

Cherry Valley Model Railroad Club Open House Model railroad display. Grace Episcopal Church, 7 E. Maple Ave., Pennsauken. Closes 1/12.

Christmas Candlelight House Tour Self-guided tour features carolers, strolling musicians, architectural gems & vintage decorations. Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1048 Washington St., Cape May; 609-884-5404. www.capemaymac.org. $25; $20 children 3-12. Closes 12/28.

Family Holiday Celebration Tree lighting ceremony, parade, visits with Santa, crafts, music, magic, movies & more. Wildwoods Convention Center, 5401 Boardwalk, Wildwood; 609-729-9000. www.wildwoodholiday.com. Closes 12/14.

Greater Wildwood Jaycees Christmas Parade Procession from North Wildwood to Wildwoods Convention Center. North Wildwood, 2nd Ave. 12/13. 6:30 pm.

Lessons & Carols Service with music. St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 1989 Marlton Pike E., Cherry Hill. 12/15. 10 am.

Live Nativity Live animals from the Christmas story. St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 1989 Marlton Pike E., Cherry Hill. 12/15. 3 pm.

Second Saturday Tours of Paulsdale Learn about Alice Paul's life with a presentation and guided tour. Paulsdale (Alice Paul Institute), 128 Hooten Rd., Mount Laurel; 856-231-1885. $5. Closes 12/14.

The Civil War: Echoes of New Jersey's Finest Soldier artifacts from the Civil War. Gloucester County Historical Society Museum, 58 N. Broad St., Woodbury; 856-848-8531. Included in admission.

Walk in the Wild Event will take place the third Sunday of the month with a different focus each month. Call 856-579-4441 for information. Old Pine Farm Natural Lands Trust, Rankin Ave., Woodbury. 12/15.


Spirit of Christmas Celebration

Historic home tours, live entertainment & a tree-lighting ceremony. City of New Castle, 220 Delaware St., New Castle; 302-328-3279.

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. 12/14. 9:30-5 pm.

Kids' Stuff

Children's events

ArtSee Drop-In Activities

Weekly craft activities for kids & adults. The Barnes Foundation - Philadelphia, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.

Glory of Stories Children's storytime & craft activity. Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington. $3. Closes 12/27.

Magical Talking Tree Holiday tree entertains young & young at heart. Historic Smithville Village Greene, Route 9 & Moss Mill Rd., Absecon. Closes 12/29.

Story Time With Mrs. Claus Congress Hall, 251 Beach Ave., Cape May. Closes 12/21.

Story Time with Mrs. Claus Mrs. Claus reads stories to children in her Christmas Cottage. Historic Smithville Village Greene, Route 9 & Moss Mill Rd., Absecon. Closes 12/29.

Stroller Tours Museum tour geared toward parents/caregivers with babies. Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington. $6. Closes 12/19.

Children's museums & attractions

Camden Children's Garden

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

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. $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. The Wizard of Oz Children's Educational Exhibition. 12/13. $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. Dinosaurium. 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. $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. $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. Rainforest Rhythm. Space Station. City Capers. Flight Fantasy. Roadside Attractions. River Adventures. Wonderland. Centennial Exploration. Liberty Arm & Torch. Woodside Park Dentzel Carousel. ShopRite Supermarket Exhibit. $16; free for members, children under 1. Mon.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Sun. 11 am-5 pm.

Sesame Place 100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne; 215-752-7070. www.sesameplace.com. $50.95; $45.95 seniors; free under 2.

Smith The Kids' Play Place in the Park 33rd St.; 215-765-4325. smithkidsplayplace.org. Playhouse. Smith's Winter Wonderland. $10. 12/14. 10 am-noon. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-4 pm.