5 weekend events for families in search of holiday cheer, or a break from it

    Whether you’re in the full swing of the holidays or trying to escape them, there’s something for everyone this weekend.

    Through Dec. 31: Macy’s Light Show 

    Children and their grownups can enjoy dancing lights several stories high as Julie Andres spins tales about Frosty, The Nutcracker and more. The light show runs every two hours from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. While you’re there check on Dickens Christmas Village and the decorated windows. Both are open to the public through Dec. 31.

    Friday through Tuesday: Chanukah Wonderland

    Children and families can enjoy sensory activities, arts and crafts, sing-alongs, cookie decorating and more at the Chanukah Wonderland at 7932 Germantown Ave. Activities galore on Sunday, Dec. 21 from noon to 3 p.m., Monday, Dec. 22 from 3 to 6 p.m. and Tuesday Dec. 23 from 3 to 6 p.m. 

    Saturday: FrostFest 

    Head over to Sister Cities Park for a chillingly good time. Be treated to music, family-friendly activities, free carriage rides around the park, ice-carving demonstrations, a chance to see Santa Claus and sweet treats from Logan Square Cafe. Make Anna, Elsa and Olaf proud! 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Saturday: Baby Loves Disco 

    Need a break from holiday-themed activities? Take the tots to the coolest dance party in town. Baby Loves Disco will be throwing a party at WXPN”s World Cafe Live. Face painting, tattoos, sock puppets and snacks at 11 a.m.

    Sunday: Festival of Lights 

    Join in a celebration of song, stories, arts, crafts and dreidels for free at the Kimmel Center and get half-price admission into the National Museum of American Jewish History. Enjoy the debut of “Twas the Night Before Hanukkah” at 1 p.m.

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