Special Events


Art & Architecture Tour

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

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

Girls & Dolls Fashion Ball & Slumber Party Meet & greet reception, craft projects, mini fashion show, photo shoot, fashion ball, more. Breakfast served next morning. Homewood Suites, 4109 Walnut St.; www.tlccharm.wix.com/newyears. $100. 12/31. 3 pm.

Mummers Fancy Brigade Finale Clubs perform. Afternoon show is family-oriented, w/meet & greet. Evening show is a juried competition. Convention Center, 1101 Arch St.; 1-800-537-7676. www.fancybrigade.com. $23-$28. 1/1.

Philadelphia Mummers Parade Thousands of participants parade down Broad Street in colorful costumes. www.phillymummers.com. 1/1. 10 am.

Tertulia Features discussion, live music, open mike, art exhibit, hors d'oeuvres & more. Guests welcome to share poetry, songs, art, etc. Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas, 2757 N 5th St. $5. 12/27.

TNA Impact Wrestling Live Live match featuring stars of Spike TV's 'Impact Wrestling.' Temple University - Liacouras Center, 1776 N. Broad St.; ComcastTix: 1-800-298-4200. www.impactwrestling.com. $10-$125. 12/27. 7 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). 12/26-27 3 pm.

Pennsylvania suburbs

Exhibitions in the Community: Susan Wallack

Solo art show. Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology, 569 W. Lancaster Ave., Haverford.

First Sunday After Christmas One service only. No church school. Doylestown Presbyterian Church, 127 E Court St., Doylestown. 12/29. 10 am.

New Jersey

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.

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. $25; $20 children 3-12. Closes 12/28.

First Night Haddonfield Family-friendly performances & an early-bird fireworks show. Downtown Haddonfield, Kings Highway East, 856-216-7253. www.firstnighthaddonfield.org. $15. 12/31. 6 pm.

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

Glory of Stories

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

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

New Year's Day Celebration Free activities & entertainment in Commonwealth Plaza. Crafts, music, face painting & more. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. 1/1. 10 am-6 pm.

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.

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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. The Wizard of Oz Children's Educational Exhibition. 12/27. $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. New Year's at Noon. 12/31. $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 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. The Count's Countdown to New Year's Celebration. $26.99; $16.99 children ages 2-11; free 23 months and under. 12/31.

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