Fun Things To Do In Chester County This Weekend For Families And Kids December 15th, 16th, & 17th

A list of the best things to do in Chester County this weekend
December 15th, 16th, and 17th

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!  

December 15th - 17th

Join us this December for the Holiday Classic, The Nutcracker! Ring in the season with Tchaikovsky's timeless score, and join Clara and her Uncle Drosselmeyer as they battle the Mouse King, travel through a magical forest of dancing snowflakes, and finally enter the Land of Sweets to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy who rewards them with performances by a sweet cast of characters.

Santa is coming to Al Pastor Exton for Brunch! On Saturday, 12/16, 12:30-1:30 pm, indulge in our delightful Brunch menu featuring Tres Leches French Toast, French Toast Sticks, and Breakfast Tots! Plus, enjoy $5 Mimosas and Bloody Maria's. It's the perfect way to celebrate the season! 

Saturday, December 16

Santa welcomes people of all ages and abilities to a sensory-friendly Santa experience. This drive-thru event will be held at two locations and will be free of loud noises, lights, and sirens. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Touch-A-Truck Day is a free, family-friendly event held at the parking lot at the corner of Chestnut Street & Church Street on Sunday, December 17th, from 10am-12pm. It allows children of all ages to explore the vehicles that fascinate them (police cars, cranes, fire trucks, ambulances, etc.). This hands-on event is the perfect opportunity for children to see, touch, interact with, and learn about dozens of vehicles and meet local first responders. There will also be face painting from local artist Birl Girl Designs!

Dec. 15,16 & 17 

Classic Nutcracker brings to life the night when Clara Silberhaus received an enchanted Nutcracker doll from her Uncle Drosselmeyer. His Christmas gift comes to life, introducing Clara to giant mice, toy soldiers, and a kingdom where holiday treats dance in spectacular splendor. Audiences follow the story from the opulent Silberhaus mansion through a snowy wonderland into the fantastical Land of the Sweets. Children of all ages delight in this holiday tradition's charm, beauty, and grandeur, featuring a cast of over 150 performers and award-winning dancers from the acclaimed Rock School for Dance.

Come walk through over 500,000 Holiday lights and figurines filling over 11  acres of ground, all set in time to your favorite Holiday music. Take a spin on the Round-Up, swing through the air like Santa’s Sleigh, or ride our brightly decorated Ferris Wheel with over 10,000 lights, all digitally synchronized to the Holiday music.  This year features even more rides and more enjoyment for ALL ages.

The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. Featuring a trove of cherished songs, including “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and the title number, The Sound of Music won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars. The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows an ebullient postulate who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire von Trapp family must make a moral decision. Join us this Holiday season for one of the most beloved musicals of all time! 

Join us on weekends for family-friendly events, including visits from Santa & his Reindeer, food trucks, and bonfires complete with marshmallow roasting. Hot chocolate, beer & wine are all offered throughout weekend festivities.

Infused with original music and traditional English carols and performed by a stellar ensemble—featuring Ian Merrill Peakes as Scrooge—this jubilant retelling of the beloved Yuletide ghost story is the perfect way to celebrate the holidays. Bring your loved ones ages 6-106!

All aboard Santa's Express! Join Santa for a 75-minute journey on our heated, decorated train through the Chester Creek Valley. Santa will be greeting everyone at Market Street Station and then going along for the ride to Glen Mills and return. Santa will be visiting all passengers while on the train. Make sure you bring your holiday lists with you so Santa can check them twice!


Enjoy a unique display of tens of thousands of lights and animated displays from the comfort of your own vehicle. Load up the car with family and friends and traverse the 60 acre/1.1 mile route through the Christmas Tree farm, lit up and synchronized with Holiday songs to celebrate the season!

On view through our Chrysanthemum Festival and A Longwood Christmas seasons, a perfectly fanciful blend of horticulture, engineering, and lighthearted fun awaits guests of all ages with this very special display located outdoors near the Terrace Restaurant.

All aboard the Dinosaur Train at Please Touch Museum! This traveling exhibit will transport kids back to the time of dinosaurs and encourage basic scientific learning through fun, hands-on activities.

Imagination Street a new play space that kids and parents can enjoy together. For kids (ages 0–9), it is a meaningful, hands-on play experience in nine, interactive, themed playhouses that form a “city” to explore. For parents, there’s a cafe-style lounge to gather, drink coffee, or get some work done. Because the space is an open concept, parents are in close proximity of their children the entire time. They offer open play sessions, private parties, events, and more.

This holiday season, experience a radiance of retro, a bevy of bright, and numerous nostalgic moments with us. Marvel at playful trees draped in throwback baubles to shimmering tinsel to childhood-favorite toys. Stroll through a fab, festive holiday party scene decked out in mid-century magic. Reminisce amid a vintage Christmas street scene, make new merry memories amid dazzling, vibrant light displays—including some super-sized surprises—and revel in the retro fun at every turn.

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

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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