Special Events


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.

Dickens Christmas Party Take part in this wonderful family event. Santa visits the Mansion from 1-3 pm. Children can make an ornament incorporating their photo. Touch of Classics Victorian Carolers will perform. Victorian punch and cookies will be served. The Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken St. ebenezermaxwellmansion.org/calendar-of-events/.   $20; children 10 and under free. 12/12. 1-4 pm.

WWE Raw Action & fun with stars from the WWE RAW franchise. Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-339-7600. www.wwe.com.   $20-$125. 12/14. 7:30 pm.

Pennsylvania suburbs

Greenberg Train & Toy Show

Operating model railroads, dealers selling trains & collectible toys, hands-on exhibits & demonstrations. Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., Oaks.

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;  $7 advance, $9 day of show; free for children 11 and under. Closes 12/13.

Hatboro YMCA Colonial Christmas Hosted by Millbrook Society & the Tricentennial Committee. Hatboro Area Branch YMCA, 440 S. York Rd., Hatboro; 215-949-3400.   12/11. 6-9 pm.

Holiday Open House The Craven Hall Historical Society will hold a special Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 13th from 12pm til 4pm. Craven Hall, Street Rd., Warminster; 215-675-4698.   12/13. 12 pm.

Malvern Stroll Monthly event feat. music, light refreshments & specials at various King Street venues. Downtown Malvern, 1. E. First Ave., Malvern.

Open House A giant model railroad set-up that operates like a real multi-train rail system. Chelten Hills Model Railroad Club, 8000 Old York Rd., Elkins Park. www.cheltenhillsmrr.org. Donations appreciated.

New Jersey

An Old-Fashioned Christmas Exhibit

Toys & antique holiday items. Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1048 Washington St., Cape May; 609-884-5404.   Closes 1/2.

Christmas Candlelight House Tour Self-guided tour features Christmas carolers, strolling musicians, architectural gems & vintage holiday decorations. Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1048 Washington St., Cape May; 609-884-5404. www.capemaymac.org.   $28; $20 children 3-12. Closes 12/19.

Guided Tour of the Emlen Physick Estate Check out 15 of the estate's beautifully restored rooms, then visit the Carriage House gallery to see the current exhibit. Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1048 Washington St., Cape May; 609-884-5404.   $12; $8 children 3-12. Closes 1/2.

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; $8 children 3-12. Closes 12/31.

Holiday House Tour Opportunity to tour 3 decorated area homes, representing various architectural styles. Peachfield, 180 Burrs Rd., Mount Holly.   $15. 12/13. 1-4 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; $8 children 3-12. Closes 12/31.

The Greater Wildwood Jaycees Christmas Parade Holiday parade with floats, decorated vehicles & Santa. North Wildwood Recreation Center, 900 Central Ave., Wildwood. www.wildwoodholiday.com.   12/11. 5 pm.

Third Thursday Hammonton Businesses & arts organizations throughout town offer extended hours, promotions & special events. Downtown Hammonton, 100 Central Ave., Hammonton.

Wildwoods Family Holiday Celebration The Wildwoods Family Holiday Celebration in the Wildwoods Convention Center will feature a full day of shopping, crafts, face painting, local school children's choruses & band performances, music, gymnastics, performances, a magician, holiday movies and a special visit from Santa Claus. Wildwoods Convention Center, 5401 Boardwalk, Wildwood; Box Office: 609-729-9000.   12/12. 9 am-4 pm.

Winery Cellar Tour & Tasting Tasting, tour & introduction to how wine is made. Cape May Winery, 709 Townbank Rd., Cape May.   $20.

Kids' Stuff

Children's events

Disney's Imagination Movers Live!

Nina, Warehouse Mouse & others from the TV show come to the stage live. Sellersville Theater 1894, Main St. & Temple Ave., Sellersville. $25. 12/13. 1 pm.

PNC Grow Up Great: Musical Theater Guest artists perform songs from various American musicals, & kids are welcome to sing along. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts. Closes 1/1.

Children's museums & attractions

Camden Children's Garden

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

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. Holiday Enchantment Celebration. $6; 2 and under free. 12/11. Breakfast With Santa. $26; free for children under 2. 12/12. $6; $5 ages 3-11; free for children 2 & under. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm.

The Crayola Experience 30 Centre Square, Easton; 610-515-8000. www.crayolaexperience.com. .

Delaware Children's Museum 110 S. Poplar St., Wilmington; 302-654-2340. www.delawarechildrensmuseum.org. $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. Children's Regional Hospital at Cooper Exhibit. 12/11. 9:30-5:30 pm. Dinosaurium. News & Weather. Little Discoveries. Storybook Castle. Down the Shore. Arts & Imagination. Breakfast with Santa. $17. 12/13. $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. Working Beehive. Cockroach Kitchen. Spring Spirit Christmas Butterfly. 12/12. 1 pm. $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. 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. Festival of Lights. 12/11. 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. Christmas Extravaganza. 12/15. $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 for children under 2. Open daily.

Smith The Kids' Play Place in the Park 3500 Reservoir Dr.; 215-765-4325. smithplayground.org. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-4 pm.