Special Events

Philadelphia

Art & Architecture Tour

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

Cigars & Stilettos National Events This unique event series caters to professionals of the area who want to socialize with fellow movers and shakers. Trilogy Lounge, 601 Spring Garden St. $25; $20 online. 12/21. 6-10 pm.

Family Style Open Mic A night of entertainment for Asian Americans, as their stories, songs, dances and poetry are celebrated and performed. Asian Arts Initiative, 1219-23 Vine St.; 215-557-0455. $5-$10 sliding scale. 12/20. 7:30-9:30 pm.

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

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

Exhibitions in the Community: Susan Wallack

Solo Art Show. Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology, 569 W. Lancaster Ave., Haverford.

Red Cross Blood Drive Holy Redeemer Hospital, 1648 Huntingdon Pike, Jenkintown; registration required: 215-938-3692. redcrossblood.org. 12/20. 7:30-5:30 pm.

Service of Light in the Midst of Darkness Christmas service for those experiencing the sadness of the loss of loved ones or family. Doylestown Presbyterian Church, 127 E Court St., Doylestown. 12/21. 7:30 pm.

New Jersey

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.

Kids' Stuff

Children's events

ArtSee Drop-In Activities

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

Children's Worship Service Music & crafts for ages 3-6 in the Celtic Cross Room. Doylestown Presbyterian Church, 127 E Court St., Doylestown. 12/24. 4 pm.

Drop 'n' Shop Kids can enjoy organized playtime while parents shop or run errands. Nest Philadelphia, 1301 Locust St. $20. Closes 12/20.

Giggle Magic Interactive program of magic & humor for young kids. Temple Sholom in Broomall, 55 N. Church Ln., Broomall; reservations suggested: 610-886-2065. $10. 12/25. 10 am-noon.

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

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

Photos With Santa Purchase a package or bring a camera & take your own. Alphabet Garden, 1631 E. Passyunk Ave. www.visiteastpassyunk.com. Closes 12/21.

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.

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. The Wizard of Oz Children's Educational Exhibition. 12/20. $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. 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. 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 members, 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 33d St.; 215-765-4325. smithkidsplayplace.org. Playhouse. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-4 pm.