Special Events

Philadelphia

Art & Architecture Tour

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

Mummers Fancy Brigade Finale Fancy Brigade clubs perform. Afternoon show is family-oriented, w/a meet & greet. Evening show is a juried competition. Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St.; 215-418-4700. www.fancybrigade.com. $5-$28. Closes 1/1.

MummersFest Experience "behind the scenes" MummersFest preparations. Tours, make & take crafts, try on costumes, watch rehearsal & more. Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St.; 215-418-4700. www.fancybrigade.com. $4. Closes 12/30.

Winter Beer Festival Live music & beer tastings from 40+ breweries. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400. $40. 12/28. 1 pm.

Pennsylvania suburbs

Abington Lines Model Railroad Club Annual Open House

Come marvel at the 20' x 60' HO scale railroad set in the Pennsylvania mountains with a two-track mainline exceeding 1,000 feet in length. The layout also includes a circus, a city trolley area, two operating roundhouse, a narrow gauge branch line and four industrial areas. New this year is a waterfront area complete with railcar ferries. Operating scale locomotives with realistic sound and wireless remote control will be featured. Abington Lines Model Railroad Club, 2066 2nd St. Pike, Richboro; 215-598-7720.

New Jersey

An Old-Fashioned Christmas: Holiday Traditions Through the Years

Exhibit celebrating family holiday traditions from days gone by. Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1048 Washington St., Cape May; 609-884-5404. Closes 1/3.

Christmas Candlelight House Tour Self-guided tour features Christmas carolers, strolling musicians, architectural gems & vintage holiday decorations. Downtown Cape May, Downtown Cape May, Cape May; 609-884-5404, 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org. $25; $20 children 3-12. Closes 12/27.

Discovering the Rancocas Creek In-depth exhibit tracing the history of the waterway from prehistoric times through the present. Burlington County Lyceum of History & Natural Sciences, 307 High St., Mount Holly.

First Night Haddonfield Enjoy family-friendly performances & an early-bird fireworks show. Downtown Haddonfield, Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. www.firstnighthaddonfield.org. $15; free for children 2 and under. 12/31. 6 pm.

Historic District Trolley Tour Tour the historic district by trolley & hear tales about the past. Downtown Cape May, Downtown Cape May, Cape May; 609-884-5404, 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org. $12; $7 children 3-12. Closes 12/27.

Junior Keepers Participants can help out with tasks like animal enrichment, logging & feeding. Jenkinson's Aquarium, 300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant; Registration required: 732-899-1659. $80. 12/29. 8 am-1 pm.

Physick Family Christmas House Tour Guided tour of the decorated estate. Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1048 Washington St., Cape May; 609-884-5404. $12; $7 children 3-12. Closes 1/3.

Sea of Lights Holiday light displays throughout the Aquarium. Jenkinson's Aquarium, 300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant; Registration required: 732-899-1659. $6. Closes 12/28.

Winery Cellar Tour & Tasting Tasting, tour & introduction to how wine is made. Cape May Winery, 709 Townbank Rd., Cape May. $20; $10 ages 16-20; free for ages 15 and under.

Delaware

DCCA: A 35-Year History

Artistic highlights, educational programming, documentary images, press clippings & other items provide insight on the Center's evolution. Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, 200 S. Madison St., Wilmington; 302-656-6466. Closes 1/4.

Portable Fire: A History of Match A look at the history of match safes through out history. Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington. Included in admission.

Sports Card and Collectibles Show Browse through the display of sports cards and collectibles for sale. Aetna Fire Hall, 400 Ogletown Rd., Newark. $2. 12/28. 10 am-3 pm.

Kids' Stuff

Children's events

Disney on Ice: Frozen

The popular award-winning film is transformed into an exciting ice show. Closes 1/4. Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-339-7600.

» READ MORE: www.disneyonice.com

. $30-$105.

Trout Fishing in America The duo of Keith Grimwood & Ezra Idle. Sellersville Theater 1894, Main St. & Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808. www.troutmusic.com/. $15-$39.50. 12/28. 1 pm.

Children's performances

Fred's Magic World: Winter Wonders

Holiday-themed magic show infused with plenty of family-friendly comedy. Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.

» READ MORE: www.fredsmagicworld.com

. $10 advance; $15 day of show. Closes 12/30.

Children's museums & attractions

Camden Children's Garden

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

. $6; $5 ages 3-11; free for children 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 for children 12 months & under. Tue.-Thu. & Sun. 10 am-3 pm; Fri.-Sat. 10 am-8 pm.

Garden State Discovery Museum 2040 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill; 856-424-1233. www.discoverymuseum.com. Dinosaurium. Children's Regional Hospital at Cooper Exhibit. 12/26. 9:30-5:30 pm. Dinosaurium. News & Weather. Little Discoveries. Arts & Imagination. Storybook Castle. Down the Shore. Kwanzaa Celebration With Queen Nur. 12/26. New Years at Noon. 12/31. $10.95; $9.95 seniors; free for children under 1. May-Sept.: Daily 9:30 am-5:30 pm. 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. $7; free for children 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. Centennial Exploration. Liberty Arm & Torch. Woodside Park Dentzel Carousel. ShopRite Supermarket Exhibit. Countdown 2 Noon. $20, $30 VIP. 12/31. $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. A Very Furry Christmas. $21.99. 12/27. The Count's Countdown to New Year's Celebration. $27; $12 children ages 2-11; free for children 23 months and under. 12/31. $50.95; $45.95 seniors; free for children under 2. Open daily.

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