Fun Things To Do In Chester County This Weekend For Families And Kids January 27th, 28th & 30th

A list of the best things to do in Chester County this weekend

January 27th, 28th & 30th





What to do this weekend with your family? There is so much to do for families and kids. We invite you to check out our events calendar, with many family-friendly events and things to do on the weekends and every day of the week. We constantly update our events calendar, so there is always something new and exciting to do!  




Check out our discount page to save money on activities to do with the kids, places to eat, or maybe even a date night for the parents.



Come meet Brother Bear or Sister Bear for story time! Children and their family can listen to the story "The Berenstain Bears Visit the Credit Union" and learn about saving. Each child will have an opportunity to meet a Bear, take a picture if you choose, and will receive a copy of the book courtesy of the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union. For children age 3+ and their families.

Registration is required. Caregivers must stay with their registered child during the program.



Explore the important role emotions, memory and imagination play in our everyday lives through hands-on and digital experiences focused on the five emotions featured in the award-winning film: Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust and Fear.



Burn off some energy while having some fun while skating with the family.

 


Arden Children’s Theatre is back! Join us for the heartwarming story of a special friendship between a lovable pig and everyone’s favorite spider. Wilbur, Charlotte, and their barnyard friends have never been more delightful than in this wonderful tribute to one of the greatest stories for children ever written.




Guests to the Philadelphia Museum of Art can pay what they wish for admission every Friday evening and the first Sunday of the month. Reservations are required.




Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park have adventures behind every corner. They are the ultimate indoor playground for your entire family. Take your kids’ birthday party to the next level or spend a day of fun with the family, and you’ll see why we’re more than just a trampoline park.

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Fun Things to Do With Kids In Chester County is not responsible for and can not be held liable for any of the events or activities posted on this blog. Events and activities are posted for informational purposes only. We do not guarantee the accuracy of the times, dates, or locations of activities and events. We also do not guarantee that you and your kids will have fun, but we hope you will.

COVID-19 DISCLAIMER

All the contents on this website and all social media platforms are provided for informational and educational purposes only. It is intended to offer guidance regarding venues and businesses that are reopening. The ultimate judgment regarding any specific activity is yours. We do not take any responsibility for any decision you make with the information provided on this website and on our social media platforms. We are not medical doctors or professionals, nor do we have any medical or scientific training, education, or experience. You should follow government guidelines for safe practices for yourself and your family members before making any decisions relating to any activities that are outside your home.




Fun Things To Do In Chester County This Weekend For Families And Kids January 20th, 21st & 22nd

A list of the best things to do in Chester County this weekend

January 20th, 21st & 22nd



What to do this weekend with your family? There is so much to do for families and kids. We invite you to check out our events calendar, with many family-friendly events and things to do on the weekends and every day of the week. We constantly update our events calendar, so there is always something new and exciting to do!  




Check out our discount page to save money on activities to do with the kids, places to eat, or maybe even a date night for the parents.



Burn off some energy while having some fun while skating with the family.




During the cold month of January, when winter blues are likely to set in, the YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW) invites area families to leave the house for a dose of good, old-fashioned family fun. Between January 21 and 28, YMCA branches across Chester County will open their doors to the public, hosting free open houses. It’s all to celebrate the Y’s expansion of family-friendly services. 

 


Arden Children’s Theatre is back! Join us for the heartwarming story of a special friendship between a lovable pig and everyone’s favorite spider. Wilbur, Charlotte, and their barnyard friends have never been more delightful than in this wonderful tribute to one of the greatest stories for children ever written.




Guests to the Philadelphia Museum of Art can pay what they wish for admission every Friday evening and the first Sunday of the month. Reservations are required.




Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park have adventures behind every corner. They are the ultimate indoor playground for your entire family. Take your kids’ birthday party to the next level or spend a day of fun with the family, and you’ll see why we’re more than just a trampoline park.

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You may also enjoy: 




Fun Things to Do With Kids In Chester County is not responsible for and can not be held liable for any of the events or activities posted on this blog. Events and activities are posted for informational purposes only. We do not guarantee the accuracy of the times, dates, or locations of activities and events. We also do not guarantee that you and your kids will have fun, but we hope you will.

COVID-19 DISCLAIMER

All the contents on this website and all social media platforms are provided for informational and educational purposes only. It is intended to offer guidance regarding venues and businesses that are reopening. The ultimate judgment regarding any specific activity is yours. We do not take any responsibility for any decision you make with the information provided on this website and on our social media platforms. We are not medical doctors or professionals, nor do we have any medical or scientific training, education, or experience. You should follow government guidelines for safe practices for yourself and your family members before making any decisions relating to any activities that are outside your home.




Fun Things To Do In Chester County This Weekend For Families And Kids January 13th, 14th & 15th

A list of the best things to do in Chester County this weekend

January 13th, 14th & 15th




What to do this weekend with your family? There is so much to do for families and kids. We invite you to check out our events calendar, with many family-friendly events and things to do on the weekends and every day of the week. We constantly update our events calendar, so there is always something new and exciting to do!  




Check out our discount page to save money on activities to do with the kids, places to eat, or maybe even a date night for the parents.



Come see the BIGGEST REPTILE EXPO in the Northeast, featuring over 300 tables full of animals and supplies, on the 14th of January in Oaks, PA. We're in HALL C, which is a HUGE Hall!!! Make sure you come out and get all the animals and supplies you need! 



Greenberg's Train & Toy Show is designed for the general public, modelers, hobbyists, families, and the just plain curious. Each show features hundreds of tables of trains and accessories for sale, huge operating exhibits, activities for kids, and more. All scales are welcome as are books, videos, and railroad Iana.





Arden Children’s Theatre is back! Join us for the heartwarming story of a special friendship between a lovable pig and everyone’s favorite spider. Wilbur, Charlotte, and their barnyard friends have never been more delightful than in this wonderful tribute to one of the greatest stories for children ever written.




Guests to the Philadelphia Museum of Art can pay what they wish for admission every Friday evening and the first Sunday of the month. Reservations are required.




Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park have adventures behind every corner. They are the ultimate indoor playground for your entire family. Take your kids’ birthday party to the next level or spend a day of fun with the family, and you’ll see why we’re more than just a trampoline park.

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You may also enjoy: 




Fun Things to Do With Kids In Chester County is not responsible for and can not be held liable for any of the events or activities posted on this blog. Events and activities are posted for informational purposes only. We do not guarantee the accuracy of the times, dates, or locations of activities and events. We also do not guarantee that you and your kids will have fun, but we hope you will.

COVID-19 DISCLAIMER

All the contents on this website and all social media platforms are provided for informational and educational purposes only. It is intended to offer guidance regarding venues and businesses that are reopening. The ultimate judgment regarding any specific activity is yours. We do not take any responsibility for any decision you make with the information provided on this website and on our social media platforms. We are not medical doctors or professionals, nor do we have any medical or scientific training, education, or experience. You should follow government guidelines for safe practices for yourself and your family members before making any decisions relating to any activities that are outside your home.




Fun Things To Do In Chester County This Weekend For Families And Kids January 6th, 7th & 8th

A list of the best things to do in Chester County this weekend

January 6th, 7th & 8th






What to do this weekend with your family? There is so much to do for families and kids. We invite you to check out our events calendar, with many family-friendly events and things to do on the weekends and every day of the week. We constantly update our events calendar, so there is always something new and exciting to do!  




Check out our discount page to save money on activities to do with the kids, places to eat, or maybe even a date night for the parents.





Discover how the extensive O-gauge layout is created and the complicated multitasking it takes to keep everything running. This before-hours event includes a private tour of the trains in action with Brandywine Railroad engineers and a continental breakfast in the Museum’s Millstone CafĂ©. Children ages 3 and older accompanied by an adult are welcome.




LumiNature returns for another season of breathtaking sights, sounds, and surprises! See more than a million twinkling lights across 14 illuminated zones, and experience a magical journey celebrating the wonder of wildlife and the beauty of our planet at our biggest and brightest holiday light show yet.




Arden Children’s Theatre is back! Join us for the heartwarming story of a special friendship between a lovable pig and everyone’s favorite spider. Wilbur, Charlotte, and their barnyard friends have never been more delightful than in this wonderful tribute to one of the greatest stories for children ever written.



This month, we’re celebrating the new beginnings and exciting opportunities that come with the new year. Art lovers of all ages are invited to join us for dynamic musical performances by Philly-based singer-songwriter LaTasha “Elle” Morris. Find something new while exploring our collection galleries, and enjoy our fun family activities. Plus, see the special exhibition Modigliani Up Close before it closes this month.




Longwood Christmas Last Weekend

This holiday season, we showcase botanical splendor at its finest. Our horticulture artists use plants as their palette to create an extraordinary display of floating floral designs, festive trees draped in gilded garland, gardens of bold blooms, an extravagant floral shop dressed for the holidays, and so much more.

Outside, gaze upon botanically inspired light displays, explore enchanting treehouses, savor the sounds of the season, and find new imaginative surprises that are sure to delight.
Timed Admission Tickets required




Guests to the Philadelphia Museum of Art can pay what they wish for admission every Friday evening and the first Sunday of the month. Reservations are required.




Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park have adventures behind every corner. They are the ultimate indoor playground for your entire family. Take your kids’ birthday party to the next level or spend a day of fun with the family, and you’ll see why we’re more than just a trampoline park.

DescriptionWassailing Caroling HayridesDescription: Wassailing Caroling Hayride


You may also enjoy: 




Fun Things to Do With Kids In Chester County is not responsible for and can not be held liable for any of the events or activities posted on this blog. Events and activities are posted for informational purposes only. We do not guarantee the accuracy of the times, dates, or locations of activities and events. We also do not guarantee that you and your kids will have fun, but we hope you will.

COVID-19 DISCLAIMER

All the contents on this website and all social media platforms are provided for informational and educational purposes only. It is intended to offer guidance regarding venues and businesses that are reopening. The ultimate judgment regarding any specific activity is yours. We do not take any responsibility for any decision you make with the information provided on this website and on our social media platforms. We are not medical doctors or professionals, nor do we have any medical or scientific training, education, or experience. You should follow government guidelines for safe practices for yourself and your family members before making any decisions relating to any activities that are outside your home.




New Year's Eve Family Events in the Philadelphia Area








Count Down 2 Noon at The Please Touch Museum
December 31st with Celebrations 

We have reimagined our New Year’s Eve event this year as we celebrate together for a smaller in-person gathering with limited capacity. Join us for a morning or afternoon timed ticket session that includes two-and-a-half hours of play at the Museum, art workshops, New Year’s Eve party hats & glasses, a visit from Squiggles, and a dance party in Hamilton Hall as we celebrate 2023 in style!






Noon Year's Eve Celebration at Brandywine Zoo 
December 31st  

We’ll have fun activities and a celebratory atmosphere with a group countdown to Noon. The program takes place outside in the zoo, so dress for the weather! Hot chocolate will be available for purchase at the snack bar. The gate opens at 10am. Some animals may not be out because of the cold weather. Reservations required


Ring in the New Year with the DCM! Join us on December 31st for four separate
confetti countdowns as we celebrate the new year at an age-appropriate time! Countdowns will take place at 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, and 2:00pm!






Ring in 2023 in style with Parties on Ice! There are two great sessions, including the Rivers Casino New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront, the biggest and brightest fireworks show in the area.





New Year's Eve in Kennett Square


The Mushroom Festival and Kennett Area Restaurant & Merchant Association are again hosting the Annual (9th) Mushroom Drop being held at State & Union Streets this year.

Weather permitting (no wind), the lighted Mushroom will be raised at 8:55 PM - bring the kids for the opening celebrations.





New Year's Eve at Cherry Street Pier

Enjoy a front-row seat to the Rivers Casino New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront at 6 pm, along with an evening of festive fun for the whole family.

Enjoy a Giant Lite Brite, a dance party with live video feed on Pier’s jumbo screens, plus activities with PopUpPlay, including making your own future-themed mini golf course with recycled materials, collaborative mural making where families can help create a New Year’s Eve-themed gallery; plus make-and-take crafts and games while supplies last.


New Year's Eve Family Jam at Ardmore Music Hall

New Year's Eve (Day) Family Jam w/ Alex & the Kaleidoscope.

Countdown and Ball Drop at Noon + Arts & Crafts + Brunch!






New Year's Eve Fireworks at Sesame Place

The night sky sparkles at Sesame Place, with our spectacular fireworks show, set to Sesame Street music, making the festivities on New Year's Eve truly memorable. Fireworks will begin immediately following their Neighborhood Street Party Christmas Parade on December 31st.





Join our pal Duke as he hosts the county's most royal family-friendly New Year's Celebration with his second annual Diamond Dropevent!

Gather with us on New Year's Eve at 3:30 PM at Storytime Corner to get the wiggles out at a bubble dance party, an exclusive gift for all kids (12 & under) in attendance, all culminating in counting down and watching the diamond drop at 4pm!

This is the New Year's tradition you don't want to miss!
December 31, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Ring in the New Year with the most family-friendly celebration in town. The event begins with crafts from 5 - 6 p.m. and concludes with the Square Drop from atop SquareBurger at 6 p.m. You can also watch the New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront from Franklin Square, which will remain open until 8 p.m.


Fun Things to Do With Kids in Chester County is not responsible for and can not be held liable for any of the events or activities posted on this blog. Events and activities are posted for informational purposes only. We do not guarantee the accuracy of the times, dates, or locations of activities and events. We also do not guarantee that you and your kids will have fun, but we hope you will.

COVID-19 DISCLAIMER

All the contents on this website and all social media platforms are provided for informational and educational purposes only. It is intended to offer guidance regarding venues and businesses that are reopening. The ultimate judgment regarding any specific activity is yours. We do not take any responsibility for any decision you make with the information provided on this website and on our social media platforms. We are not medical doctors or professionals, nor do we have any medical or scientific training, education, or experience. You should follow government guidelines for safe practices for yourself and your family members before making any decisions relating to any activities that are outside your home.      

What to do with the Kids Over Winter Break in Chester County and Surrounding Area



The presents have been opened, and toys have been played with, and every parent fears the words "I'm bored" over Christmas break. Don't fret; Fun Things has you covered with events to keep your family busy over break.

Catch a Show


November 20- January 2nd

We venture down the rabbit hole in a brand-new holiday panto! On her first day of skiddle mool—oops, we mean middle school!—Alice Liddle stumbles upon a strange book in the library and ends up in a mysterious, magical place. Cheer the heroes, boo the bad guys, and help Alice find her way home in this panto-tastic take on Lewis Carroll's madcap classic. Recommended for ages 5 to 105!

The panto has been a People’s Light signature for almost two decades. With origins dating back to commedia dell’arte, the "pantomime" takes a well-known children's story and turns it on its ear. Audiences of all ages gather in droves to partake in the songs, dances, topical jokes, and jovial camaraderie of this longstanding tradition.


 November 22nd - December 31st

Celebrate the holiday season with one of the most beloved love stories of all time, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA. This enchanting new Broadway adaptation features a lighthearted and romantic new book by Douglas Carter Beane (Sister Act), and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classics, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible,” and “Ten Minutes Ago.” CINDERELLA is a timeless, enchanting story of love and hope, and this imaginative and spectacular Walnut production will make your holidays even more magical. And not to worry, you’ll be home long before the stroke of midnight!




Disney on Ice presents Frozen & Encanto

December 25 - January 2nd

Step inside the magical adventures of Disney's Frozen and Encanto as they are brought to life like never before at Disney On Ice! Dazzling ice skating transports you to Arendelle to be a part of Anna's adventure to find Elsa, whose icy powers unleashed an eternal winter. Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven take you along as they encounter wintry conditions in a race to bring back summer. Then, enter the fantastical Madrigal family's Casita amidst the beautiful mountains of Colombia. Join Mirabel on her journey to save her enchanted family home alongside her sisters, Isabela and Luisa. Hosted by Mickey and Minnie, invite your family and friends to sing along to your favorite songs and celebrate the power of love and courage at Disney On Ice presents Frozen & Encanto - the show everyone will be talking about!



What would the holidays be without George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®? Whether it’s your first or thirty-first time seeing Pennsylvania Ballet’s production of the classic, watching the timeless story brought to life is always a delight. From a festive family party to the exciting battle between the Nutcracker and the Mouse King and the delectable journey through the Land of Sweets, Marie’s magical story is thrilling for the young – and young at heart.


Watch the Twinkling Lights




December 5th - December 31st
Monday-Thursday 6PM - 9PM
Friday-Sunday 6PM - 10PM

 This is a synchronized Christmas light display in the Marchwood neighborhood of Exton, PA; drive up, tune your radio to 90.3 FM, and enjoy!



Christmas at Longwood Gardens
November 18th - January 8th


Half a million outdoor lights and holiday magic await you during Longwood's incomparable Christmas display. Enjoy dazzling trees and seasonal concerts. The Music Room hosts a special, themed holiday display. Kids of all ages will delight in a miniature Garden Railway decked out for the holidays. Thousands of poinsettias accented with amaryllis, artemisia, begonias, cyclamen, hybrid lilies, kalanchoes, paperwhites, red-berried plants, etc. other flowers flourish inside acres of heated glass conservatories. Living wreaths, swags, and live floral trees adorn rooms throughout the Conservatory. Included in Gardens admission.



Holiday Light Show and Dickens Village Macy's Center City

November 25th - December 31st

The 28,575-pipe Wanamaker Organ, the world’s largest playing pipe organ, will be featured with the noon and 6 pm showings (except Sundays).

Dickens Christmas Village is open this year by advance reservation from 11/25 (Black Friday) to 12/31. 





Herr's Christmas Lights

November 23rd- January 2nd

Come enjoy our FREE Holiday Lights Display from dusk to dawn (5pm-7am). Drive through our corporate campus and over 600,000 dazzling lights. We ask that all visitors stay in their cars for everyone’s safety.




West Chester Griswolds
November  24th- January 2nd

 The lights will start on Thanksgiving night (November 24).    We will run through at least January 2, 2022.  We look forward to seeing everyone and have some exciting new stuff planned for this year.  We will also accept letters to Santa again this year.




Winter in Franklin Square
November 16th- February 26th

Winter in Franklin Square, presented by Citizens featuring the Electrical Spectacle Light Show presented by PECO will sparkle from November 18 – February 27. Guests can celebrate the magic of the season both day and night in festive Franklin Square.

New this year, Winter in Franklin Square will feature new songs incorporated into the Electrical Spectacle Light Show. Plus, Franklin’s Winter View provides outdoor fire pits and a beautiful indoor heated tent featuring adult and hot beverages and seasonal food. Chilly Philly Mini Golf, presented by IBEW Local 98 transforms Center City’s only miniature golf course both daytime and evenings. Experience lights, seasonal music, and larger-than-life wintertime friends throughout the course!



LumiNature at the Philadelphia Zoo
November 17th - January 7th

LumiNature, a fantastical new winter light experience set to transform the Zoo, will take guests on a magical journey of illuminations, music, sound, and surprises.





November 18 - December 30

Elmwood Park Zoo’s favorite family tradition, Wild Lights, returns this holiday season! With new lights and decorative attractions, and more animals on exhibit, this year’s Wild Lights is sure to be brighter than ever! Take a stroll through the “Oh” Christmas Tree and be surrounded by a glistening forest, or visit with our big cats in Trail of the Jumping Jaguar. Each night of Wild Lights features live entertainment, unique animal encounters, performances, holiday music, and a chance to see Santa himself.





Open EVERY NIGHT from Nov. 19 through Jan. 8
5 pm to 10 pm

Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland at the Shady Brook Farm Holiday Light Show! Encounter whimsical holiday displays and familiar characters.
Drive through in the comfort of your own car or enjoy the show in a private open-air wagon ride (weather permitting).



November 18th - January 8th

Stroll an enchanted Village and sip tasty beverages. Find perfect gifts in 65 specialty shops and boutiques. Enjoy fine dining or casual fare in your choice of restaurants. Ride a 1920s carousel and play in the arcade. See a magnificent display of gingerbread houses. Spend the night in our elegant country inn. And enjoy the company of the people you love.

 


Go Ice Skating


November 18th -February 26th

We’re very excited to return to Edgemont, PA, opening on November 18th, 2022, and running through February 2023. Conveniently located on Route 3,  just minutes from the Blue Route, West Chester, Newtown Square, and a short drive from Philadelphia or The Main Line. You can expect a winter wonderland filled with fun for the whole family, including convenient on-site parking, festive music, lighting, video & decor, delicious food & beverages, heated hospitality tents perfect for private parties,


Blue Cross River Rink Winter Fest
Opens November 25th- March 5th

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is proud to continue to present a wintertime tradition in Philadelphia, as the Blue Cross River Rink will re-open for the 28th season on November 26th. The Blue Cross River Rink at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia’s only outdoor public ice rink, is located on Columbus Boulevard at Market Street.

Call 215-925-RINK for current rink and weather conditions




Winter at Dilworth Park
November  1st – February 26th

Come to ice skate at the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink, relax with a warm seasonal beverage at the Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin, stroll through the seasonal plant arrangements in the Wintergarden, view the dazzling Deck the Hall Holiday Light Show, and shop for gifts at the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market.




Ice Line  Skate indoors at Ice Line in West Chester








Ice Works - Skate indoors at Ice Works in Aston. 








Ride some Rides


Sesame Place A Very Furry Christmas


November 19th - January 8th

A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place® is a festive, family-friendly celebration with everyone’s favorite Sesame Street® friends. The park is transformed into a one-of-a-kind Christmas wonderland with millions of twinkling lights and festive decorations all around.
At the center of our 1-2-3 Christmas Tree show is a 30-foot fully-illuminated pixel-based tree that will project festive animated images. At the same time, guests can dance along to a festive holiday soundtrack – all making for the ultimate light show experience!
Sing along at two special Christmas shows and take a train ride tour through the Twiddlebugs’ Gingerbread Cookie Factory on the Sesame Place Furry Express!



Hershey Park Christmas Candyland

November 11th - January 1st


The magic of the holidays comes to life at Hersheypark Christmas Candylane. With two million twinkling lights, rides for all ages, festive decorations, and Hershey's
 Product Characters decked out in their holiday best, there is something for all to enjoy! 


Dutch Winter Wonderland

November 19th - January 1st


Dutch Winter Wonderland offers themed rides, games, and holiday entertainment under thousands of twinkling lights! Indoor activities include cookie decorating, voting for your favorite gingerbread house, and sharing holiday wishes with Santa. 


Explore Someplace New




November 19–January 8

Celebrate the Yuletide season with a one-of-a-kind holiday experience. Tour rooms in Henry Francis du Pont’s former home decorated in full holiday splendor. This year’s tour includes several trees inspired by Christmas trees seen at the White House, in conjunction with the exhibition Jacqueline Kennedy and H. F. du Pont: From Winterthur to the White House. Many displays are inspired by the traditions and festivities of the season as enjoyed by du Pont and his family.

New this year is a toy train display featuring Standard Gauge toy trains. The display is presented by the Standard Gauge Module Association, whose members will construct the display at Winterthur. The display is open from 10:00 am–4:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays and Wednesday evenings in December, 5:00–8:00 pm.

Don’t miss the large-scale gingerbread version of the Winterthur mansion. The gingerbread house will be made by Bredenbeck’s Bakery of Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania. 




 November 25 through January  1

Holidays at Hagley returns with the theme, “All Creatures Great and Small,” celebrating stories of pets, wildlife, and other animals who made their habitat at Hagley over the last 200 years, both in the historic home and outdoors. “Holidays at Hagley: All Creatures Great and Small” will feature Holiday Home and Garden Tours, the fifth-annual Gingerbread House Competition, Santa Days, evening Twilight Tours, and more.



Brandywine Railroad at Brandywine River Museum
November 19- January 8 

A holiday favorite since 1972, the Brandywine Railroad features trains running on 2,000 feet of track. It contains more than 1,000 pieces, including locomotives, passenger and freight trains, and trolleys that pass through a small village, a farm, factories, a drive-in movie theater, and even a carnival.

A dazzling array of both toy and scale model trains can be seen chugging through the varied scenery, including those made by Lionel, Williams, Atlas, Mike’s Train House, K-line and others. Interactive components are also incorporated into the display to allow for further engagement.





November 25th - December 30th

Visitors of all ages will be wowed by a quarter-mile of track featuring seven loops and tunnels with fifteen different rail lines and two cable cars, nine bridges (including a trestle bridge you can walk under), and bustling model trains, all set in the lovely winter garden of the Morris Arboretum. The display and buildings are all made of natural materials – bark, leaves, twigs, hollow logs, mosses, acorns, dried flowers, seeds, and stones – to form a perfectly proportioned miniature landscape complete with small streams. Each building, while an exact replica of the original, is unique in its design. Philadelphia-area landmarks, such as a masterpiece replica of Independence Hall, are made using pine cone seeds for shingles, acorns as finials, and twigs as downspouts.




November 10th -December 31st

We invite you to celebrate the season as the Choo Choo Barn transforms Traintown USA® to bring the magic of Christmas to its gigantic model train display. For the 10th year, the homes and businesses along the tracks have decked their halls to share with the public from November 10 to December 31, 2022.




Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia during our Holiday Bricktacular, November 25 - January 1.

Enjoy seasonal LEGO build activities, holiday theming throughout the Center, and
 much more