Weekend Family Picks – Northwest Philly and beyond

    Looking for some family friendly events from Friday night through Sunday in Northwest Philadelphia and beyond? Here are some suggestions:

    Northwest Philadelphia

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    Woodmere Art Museum

    Friday and Saturday Reception: Saturday, 2–4 p.m.


    Take the kids to see beautiful artworks made by hundreds of children from the Philadelphia region in this collaborative project of Woodmere Art Museum, WXPN’s Kids Corner, and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. All works will be wrapped and delivered to sick children as holiday gifts.

    9201 Germantown Ave., Chestnut Hill


    Swanky Christmas Celebration


    Friday 5-8p.m.

    Cookies, Cocoa, Caroling & Storytelling Fun!

    8532 Germantown Ave., Chestnut Hill


    Chanukah Wonderland

    Sunday 12-5pm

    Ongoing activities in celebration of Chanukah, such as, velvet art, Dress-as-a-Dreidel photo booth, cookie decorating, and a special tot zone and… hot latkas!

    8133 Germantown Ave., Chestnut Hill



    In the city


    Zoo Noel– Santas Across the World

    Philadelphia Zoo

    Saturday and Sunday

    Hang out with Mr. Claus in the rainforest, the outback, the artic, at home on the farm and on safari.

    3400 Girard Ave.

    $14/ages 1 and under are free




    Sister Cities Park

    Saturday 11-2 p.m.

    Enjoy a Holiday Treasure Hunt, Karaoke sing-a-long with none other than Frosty the Snowman. Do some arts and crafts, listen to the songs of the season performed by a choir, decorate cookies, snowflake science and learn about cold weather creatures. To top it all off, Santa will be there! Make sure to bring your camera, and get ready to enjoy exciting, kid-friendly WINTERFEST!

    Logan Square, Center City



    Maya: 2012 Lords of Time 


    UPenn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology

    Friday and Saturday 10-5pm

    Perfect time to take part in an interactive journey through the Maya’s time-ordered universe, expressed through their intricate calendar systems, and the power wielded by their divine kings, the astounding “lords of time.” 

    3260 South St.




    Philly Nut-Crak-Up

    Contempra Dance Theater

    Keswick Theater

    Saturday 7:30pm

    Sunday 2pm

    A comic holiday dance twist to the classic Nutcracker. Super-heroes, hip-hop, jazz, ballet and modern dance, oh my! All twisted up to amuse kids and adults.

    291 N. Keswick Avenue.

    Glenside, PA


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