The Snow Queen 
Nov 27 - Jan 26
Arden Theatre
Philadelphia 

Get ready to be transported on a magical journey through the four seasons! Based on Hans Christian Anderson’s classic fairy tale, which was the inspiration for the animated hit “Frozen,” THE SNOW QUEEN is perfect for all ages. When Gerda’s best friend is captured by the Snow Queen, it is up to her to rescue him from the icy palace. This family-friendly celebration of friendship is an adventure full of magic, gorgeous costumes, and characters that audiences will not soon forget. For more info, ardentheatre.org

Shrek! The Musical
Now thru Jan 5
Walnut Street Theatre 
Philadelphia
  

The greatest fairy tale never told comes to life as never before in Shrek The Musical, the award-winning Broadway musical based on the Oscar-winning movie. A reclusive ogre finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey, a feisty princess, a short-tempered wannabe king, and over a dozen other classic fairy tale misfits! For more info, walnutstreettheatre.org

John Flynn’s Annual
Holiday Benefit Concert
for Camp Dreamcatcher

Fri Dec 13 7pm
The Flash
Kennet Square, PA 
 

An annual night of music featuring the Flynn Family with special guests including Philadelphia icons Harvey (aka “Harvey in the Morning”) and mulit-instrumentalist, Penn Council for the Arts winner, and Pew finalist Ken Ulansey. Benefits Camp Dreamcatcher which provides free therapeutic and educational programs to children coping with HIV/AIDS and their families. For more info, visit, .kennettflash.org

The SpongeBob Musical 
Dec 3 - 15 
The Forrest Theater
Philadelphia

Explore the depths of theatrical innovation in The SpongeBob Musical, 2018 Best Musical winner of the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, where the power of optimism really can save the world. For more info, forrest-theatre.com

Hamilton Exhibit
Now thru Dec 31
National Constitution Center
Philadelphia PA  

Explore Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation, the National Constitution Center’s compelling new exhibit which highlights the competing ideas of Alexander Hamilton and his legendary rivals. For more info, visit  constitutioncenter.org 

LumiNature 
Nov 20 - Jan 5
The Philadelphia Zoo
Philadelphia

This holiday season Philadelphia Zoo transforms from its daytime magic into a winter wonderland... LumiNature ... it will inspire a sense of wonder and connection as big cats and peacocks come alive, flamingos flock together on a 25 foot tree and all four seasons host their very own party….all with the artistry of lights, media, sound and nature itself. For more info,phillyzooluminature.org

Yosi and the Superdads
Rock Hanukkah
Dec 8, 12:30pm
Please Touch Museum
Philadelphia
 

Yosi & The Superdads present an interactive and humorous family concert filled with Klezmer, ska, jazz, and, of course, Rockin' Hanukkah tunes! You've never heard your classic Hanukkah songs done quite this way! A Cajun-infused 'My Little Dreidel' would fit easily on a Grateful Dead or Buckwheat Zydeco album. 'Maoz Tzur' recalls U2 and Yardbirds. For more info, pleasetouchmuseum.org

Our Five Senses:
A Family Friendly Exhibition and Tour
Now through Feb 1
The Free Library of Philadelphia
Central Branch

The Free Library's Special Collections Division will present Our Five Senses, the first family friendly, fully-interactive exhibition at the Free Library. earn about their identity, perceptions, and brain development by following five anthropomorphic characters (Touch, Taste, Sight, Hearing, and Smell) across multiple sensory stations. For more info, freelibrary.org

A Christmas Carol
Dec 10 - 29
McCarter Theater Center 
Princeton, NJ 

Follow Ebenezer Scrooge on a magical journey through Christmas past, present, and future and watch as this story comes to life around you! This annual holiday tradition will usher you into the spirit of the season with all the joy, wonder, and generosity that Scrooge himself discovers. For more info, mccarter.org

Cirque Dreams: Holidaze 
Dec 26-29
Kimmel Center
Philadelphia

Over 300 imaginative costumes, 20 world-class astonishing acts, the finest singers, original music and seasonal favorites celebrate Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas and New Year's in a 2-hour breathtaking spectacle. For more, visit kimmelcenter.org