Cherry Hill, NJ local events calendar - winter season activities

Family & Community Calendar for Cherry Hill and Camden County NJ Region

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Cherry Hill Current Events and Activities

Holiday Garden Rail Seasonal Opening

November 23-December 31, 2018: The Holiday Garden Railway will be dressed in its wintry finest! The railway will be open daily through December 31 (Arboretum is closed December 24 and 25). Included with garden admission. Adults, $19, ages 3-17, $10. Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, 100 E Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia. 10am-4pm. Visit their website for more information.

Christmas in Peddler's Village

December 1-2, 2018: Celebrate the holidays at the Christmas Festival on Saturday & Sunday. The Santa Parade begins 1:30 pm both days. Visit the Annual Gingerbread House Competition & Display in the Village Gazebo throughout the weekend. Shops are open until 9 pm on Saturday & 7 pm on Sunday. Routes 202 & 263, Lahaska, Bucks County, PA. Visit their website for more information.

WinterFest on the Cooper River

December 1, 2018-February 19, 2019: Visit Cooper River Park to see it transformed into a winter wonderland with tasty treats & ice skating family fun! It's the perfect place to spend your holiday nights skating with friends & family. While you're there, make sure you visit The Lodge & Winter Forest. Adults $6, children 5-12 $4. Skate rentals $4. Cooper River, 5300 N Park Dr, Pennsauken. Visit their website for more information.

Lights, Wrapping, Assemble

December 16, 2018: Celebrate the holiday season by creating your own light-filled orb inspired by Rina Banerjee's Make Me a Summary of the World. Teaching Artist: Lindsey Bloom. Free. Family Arts Academy, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118-128 N Broad St, Philadelphia. 2-4pm. Visit their website for more information.

New Year's Eve at Noon

December 31, 2018: Join us for a rockin' good time as we count down to noon with kid-friendly Top 40 tunes and New Year’s merrymaking. For children ages 18 months-6 years. Cherry Hill Public Library, Conference Center, Lower Level, 1100 Kings Hwy N, Cherry Hill. 11:15am-12:15pm. Visit their website for more information.

Three Kings Day

January 6, 2019: The Mexican Consulate & the Mexican Cultural Center invite you to partake in one of the most widely celebrated holidays among Hispanics & Latinos! Bring your family for a reenactment of the story of the Three Wise Men. Enjoy activities, piñatas & a piece of traditional “Rosca de Reyes” bread, which will be the largest one ever made in Philadelphia! Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 South Broad St, Philadelphia. 5-9pm. Visit their website for more information.

Seasonal and "Any Time" Happenings Around Cherry Hill

Diggerland USA is America’s ONLY construction theme park!

Open Year Round: Diggerland USA features 25 on-site attractions comprised of REAL, life-sized construction equipment. Children and their families can get behind the wheel of a JCB Backhoe, dig up some dirt with excavators, go off-roading in an 8- wheeled ARGO and climb the country’s tallest ropes course. Kids of all ages (adults, too) won’t soon forget an experience at Diggerland! Cost: ADULT (Over 42″) Admission 29.95, Additional discounts are available for afternoon visits. Full day walk up admission is 34.95. CHILD (Under 42″) Admission 24.95 (limited time offer) Walk up gate admission for children is 26.95. Diggerland USA, 100 Pinedge Drive, West Berlin. Open year round - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. Visit their website for more information.

Peddlers Warehouse Indoor Flea Market

Every Weekend: Free admission & parking for indoor flea market. With all sorts of vendors - records, home décor, jewelry, boutique soaps, comic books and more! Every weekend they are doing something a little different: scavenger hunts, pottery shows & even a PBJ drive! 9-5pm. 366 Berlin-Cross Keys Rd., Sicklerville. Visit their website for more information.

Philadelphia Zoo

Open Year Round: One of the best laid-out & most animal-packed zoos in the country. It is set among a charming 42-acre Victorian garden with tree-lined walks, formal shrubbery, ornate iron cages and animal sculptures. 3400 West Girard Ave, Philadelphia 9:30-5pm Visit their website for more information.

Sahara Sam's Oasis

Open Year Round: Indoor & outdoor waterpark - always 84 degrees! Open year round. Please check the calendar for days & times open. 535 N Rte 73, West Berlin. Visit their website for more information.

Archive of Some Past Events

Sundays On Stage

Sundays: Sundays on Stage is a series of cultural programs featuring live performances by a variety of artists and entertainers. These family programs celebrate diversity through music, dance, storytelling, and more. All programs begin at 2pm. Doors open at 1:30pm. Admission is free! Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Late seating is at the discretion of library staff. Nov 5, 12; Dec 3, 10, 17, 2017. Check the website for additional dates. Montgomery Auditorium, Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia. Visit their website for more information.

Monthly Family Health Fair

Monthly: Join us at the South Philadelphia Library for a family-friendly health fair, including snacks and a nutrition lesson with Matthew Whipple, RD. Each month, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about health resources for your family from local organizations, get a lesson in hands-only CPR from the Mobile CPR Project, and sample some tasty, healthy food! South Philadelphia Library at 1700 South Broad St., Philadelphia. 4pm. Nov 1, Dec 6 - contact library for additional dates. Visit their website for more information.

Haddonfield Farmers Market

Every Saturday: Enjoy live entertainment & shop for produce from local farmers. Kings Court, Kings Hwy East, Haddonfield. 8:30am-noon. Visit their website for more information.

Thanksgiving Day Parade

November 22, 2018: Nearly 100 years old, it's the oldest Thanksgiving parade in the country & a true Philadelphia tradition! The city streets make way for massive floats & giant balloons, plus local performers from choirs, dance groups, marching bands & more. And Santa himself arrives in grand fashion! 20th and Market Streets, Philadelphia. 8:30am-noon. Visit their website for more information.

Yogapalooza with Bari Koral

November 4, 2018: Learn yoga with a dancing bear, pop like popcorn, “sleep” like a pony in the barn, fly like rocket ships, run with a gingerbread man, relax in the garden & much more as we dance, stretch, sing & play to Bari’s award winning songs. Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St (between 19th & 20th Streets on the Parkway), Philadelphia. 2pm. Visit their website for more information.

Pumpkin Painting Party

October 25, 2018: Visit the library for spooky stories & activities, then paint your own pumpkin to take home! For children & families. Space may be limited. Pick up a ticket in the children’s section at 3:00pm. Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St, Philadelphia. 3pm. Visit their website for more information.

Bordentown RiverFest 2018

October 20, 2018: Family friendly event on 4 acres filled with 15 restaurants, beer garden, live bands all day, our new teen & adult attractions & a free kids area with bounce attractions, magicians & face painters. Bordentown Beach, 100 W Park St, Bordentown. 12noon-10:00pm. Visit their website for more information.

Yoga in the Park @ Barclay Farmstead

October 6, 2018: Join in with free Yoga in the Park provided by Lourdes Health System through the Mayor's Wellness Campaign. Please bring your own mat & water. This event is weather permitting. Must register in advance. Participants under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. 209 Barclay Ln (off West Gate Dr), Cherry Hill. 8-9:00am. Visit their website for more information.

South Philly Sausage Fest

September 29, 2018: South Philly SausageFest is an autumn craft beer, sausage-themed & live music festival that celebrates the Newbold/West Passyunk neighborhood. This year's festival will feature 10 diverse restaurants, 10 local craft breweries, 8 live music shows, arts & crafts vendors & an exciting kids play area.? West Passyunk Ave, South Broad St to 15th St, Philadelphia. noon-7pm. Visit their website for more information.

Bike In Movie: The Sandlot

September 14, 2018: Bring a blanket or chair for your viewing pleasure as we watch the movie on an inflatable screen! Free refreshments will be on hand. Come early & meet members of the Cherry Hill Police Department Bike Patrol before the movie starts. Memorial Field, (behind Town Hall), Cherry Hill. 7-9:30pm (movie begins 8:15pm). Visit their website for more information.

Al Fresco Affair at Croft Farm

August 30, 2018: Cherry Hill Township invites you to the 3rd annual Al Fresco Affair at Croft Farm. An evening under the stars & twinkling lights will set the mood as you enjoy some of the finest food trucks in the area. There will be dancing & music as well as lawn games for the kids. 100 Bortons Mill Rd, Cherry Hill. 5:30-9pm. Visit their website for more information.

Northern Liberties 2nd Street Festival

August 5, 2018: Guests will find plenty of food & drink vendors plus merchandise vendors selling crafts, clothes & more! All afternoon & into the night, a Philly-centric lineup of live bands play across three stages. In the middle of the festival, a dedicated space for street performers will bring additional entertainment. 2nd St & Poplar St, Philadelphia. 12-10pm. Visit their website for more information.

Zoo On Wheels - Around the World Safari

July 31, 2018: Enjoy the Philadelphia Zoo, right in your own community! For children ages 3-8 & their families, Zoo on Wheels emphasizes the importance of cultivating empathy & connecting with animals at a young age. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Cecil B. Moore Library. Cecil B. Moore Library, 2320 Cecil B. Moore Ave, (Cecil B. Moore & 23rd St). 4pm. Visit their website for more information.

Ike's Family Fun Fest

July 21, 2018: Free Flambeau tackle boxes to all present kids (while supplies last), games with prizes that help fill your tackle box, color your own Berkley baits, a High School Fishing Skills Challenge (prior sign up required), a Yards Beer Garden, live music, food and a 2 PM live weigh-in. Wiggins Waterfront Park, 2 Riverside Dr, Camden. 11am-2pm. Visit their website for more information.

Read With a Dog

July 2, 2018: School age kids & their family are invited to come read with Wally, a certified therapy dog, and share a new book or an old favorite in a judgement free space. Dogs love to hear stories! Space may be limited. Falls of Shuykill Library, 3501 Midvale Ave, Philadelphia. 4:15pm. Visit their website for more information.

Bored Games

June 15, 2018: Play a board game with your family & friends! Bring a game or play with one of ours. Oak Lane Library, 6614 North 12th St, Philadelphia. 2pm. Visit their website for more information.

Storytime @ the Arboretum

June 1, 2018: Join us for fun & engaging reading sessions with local librarians! Each session is tailored to the changing seasons & complements the natural setting of the Arboretum. Storytime is held outdoors in nice weather, at the Outdoor Children's Classroom, next to the Widener Visitor Center. In the case of inclement weather, Storytime is held in the side tent or classroom at the Visitor Center. 100 E Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia. 10:30-11:15am. Visit their website for more information.

Mess Fest @ The Cherry Hill Public Library

May 19, 2018: Mess Fest will feature the gooiest, slimiest and messiest activities and experiments for kids. Be sure to NOT wear your nicest clothes because it’s going to get M-E-S-S-Y! *All activities are weather permitting. 1100 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill. 10am-noon. Visit their website for more information.

Family Game Night at The Station Coffee

April 27, 2018: Enjoy a nice latte and come by with the family for a night of board games. Bring your own or use The Station's. 10 e chestnut ave, Merchantville. 6-8pm.

Funzone Friday at ISC Cherry Hill

March 2, 2018: Once a month ISC Cherry Hill has their Funzone Fridays. Children 6 and under can come and play in their 36 foot indoor climbing gym. noon-2pm. Visit their website for more information.

Art Together

February 4th & March 3rd: Children and parents, grandparents, or guardians work side-by-side on arts and crafts projects at The Zimmerli Art Museum. Each session includes a brief, instructor-led tour through one of the galleries. The interactive workshops, led by Mason Gross MFA students and teaching artists, allow families quality time to be creative together. Free, drop-in program. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 71 Hamilton St, New Brunswick. 1-3pm. Visit their website for more information.

MLK Musical Celebration at M'Kor Shalom

January 21, 2018: This year, the Unity Choir, which features the Cong, and M’kor Shalom Choir together with singers representing churches, synagogues, and organizations from throughout New Jersey, will perform on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 21, at 3 p.m. at the National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St., Philadelphia. The public is invited to attend at no cost. Visit their website for more information.

Shrek the Musical

January 12-21, 2018: Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears. $20, adults; $15, students/seniors. 7:30-10pm. Scottish Rite Auditorium 315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood. Visit their website for more information.

New Year's at Noon (and 3pm)

December 31, 2017: Be the first to ring in the New Year…kid style! The entire Discovery Museum will be singing and dancing and counting down to 2018 with our biggest celebration(s) yet. Countdown celebrations begin at 11:45am to countdown to 12:00pm and 2:45pm to countdown to 3pm. Check the website for details. 2040 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill. Visit their website for more information.

Kwanzaa Celebration! with Queen Nur

December 28, 2017: Experience the symbols and principles of this important African American tradition as Queen Nur takes the stage with interactive storytelling and song. 1-2pm. Cost $13.95. Garden State Discovery Museum 2040 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill. Visit their website for more information.

Breakfast with Santa

December 9th & 10th, 2017: Enjoy your first meal of the day with the big guy in red! The Discovery Museum has all the fixins’ for a pancake breakfast with songs and stories and of course a visit with Santa! The cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. Seatings: 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm & 1:00pm. 2040 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill. Visit their website for more information.

Veteran's Day Ceremony

November 5, 2017: Veteran's Island in Cooper River Park will honor our military this Veteran's Day. Ceremony is from 1-3pm. 5300 North Park Dr., Pennsauken. Visit their website for more information.

Discovery Theater Presents: Jack & the Giant

Many dates thru November: The Garden State Discovery Museum knows how to have fun! November show will be 'Jack & the Giant' written by Ritchie Sklar and with original music by Brian Bacon. Nov 4, 11, 18 & 25 at 2pm. Nov 9 & 10 at noon and 2pm. Check the website for additional information. 2040 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill. Visit their website for more information.

Friends of the Wynnefield Library - Books & Bake Sale

November 2, 2017: Join us between 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to buy home baked treats and fabulous books. 5325 Overbrook Ave., Philadelphia. Visit their website for more information.

Howl-o-Ween Trunk or Treat!

October 28, 2017: The Animal Welfare Association is giving away free candy to kids & treats for dogs! There'll be a costume contest for kids AND dogs, a mini-pumpkin patch and carnival games from 1-3pm. Located at 509 Centennial Blvd., Voorhees, NJ. Visit their website for more information.

Community Night at The Franklin Institute

October 18th & November 15th: Families can enjoy the museum’s exhibits, special programs and themed activities for free. The Franklin Institute is a hands-on educational museum that is packed full of things for school aged children! Exhibits include a giant heart you can walk through, space-themed rooms, a steam train and lots of traveling exhibits! Located at 222 N. 20th St., Philadelphia, PA. Oct 18 & Nov 15; 5-8pm. Visit their website for more information.

Family Fun Day Quaker Bridge Mall

October 14, 2017: PrincetonKIDS and Gymland School of Gymnastics welcomes the public to attend the "9th Annual Family Fun Day" from 11am-4pm at Quaker Bridge Mall in Lawrenceville, NJ. This FREE community event will feature live entertainment at the Mall's Center Court. There will be magic & science shows, a thrilling Capoeira demonstration by Grupo Senzala and more! Plus, there will be face painting, glitter tattoos, mascots, giveaways, and tons of crafts and children's activities at family friendly vendor tables. Visit their website for more information.

Corn Maze @ Springdale Farms

Have fun in the corn maze while learning the secrets about lost civilizations! Throughout the pathways of our maze, you will find pictures, clues and games to make this learning process FUN! Why? Because that’s what we are all about! Are ready for a challenge? Groups enjoy victory together! Located at 1638 South Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ. Adults $10, kids $8.50 From 10-4pm. Sep 15- Nov 4th. Check the website for times. Visit their website for more information.

Rock & Roar outdoor concert @ the Philadelphia Zoo

August 22, 2017: Pack your blanket & put on your dancing shoes for our children's concert on the Impala Lawn at 11am. In the Treehouse if it's raining. Visit their website for more information.

Sunset Jazz Series

August 7, 2017: All concerts start at 8pm at Wiggins Park Marina on the Camden Waterfront. Aug 7 features Maceo Parker.

Strawberry Surprise & Art in Nature Festival

June 10th-11th: This is a celebration of one of summer’s sweetest fruits with a special twist to honor Mum Bear, the Garden’s mascot, on her 7th birthday. This event will include nature crafts.Happy Father’s Day! All Dads Ride Free for Fathers Day (Sunday) On The Garden Amusement Rides. Part of Camden Children’s Garden Second & Fourth Weekend Series, held 1:00-4:00pm. Admission: $9. Camden City Residents: $6 (with valid I.D.). Camden Children's Garden 3 Riverside Drive, Camden. 1-4pm. Visit their website for more information.

NJCA Heroes for Children 5K & Family Fun Run/Walk

October 1, 2016: Join your family and friends for a fun-filled day and help us raise awareness about child abuse and neglect in New Jersey. Walkers and runners of all ages and abilities are welcome. Form a team of your favorite heroes and come together. Superhero costumes encouraged! Pre-Registration Encouraged. Essex County South, Mountain Recreation Complex. 8am. Visit their website for more information.

Garden Railway Grand Opening

August 4th-September 5th, 2016: Celebrating its 19th year, the Garden Railway 2016 theme is "Awaken the Senses" that will feature buildings that incorporate one or two of the five senses in the structure. Take part in a kids craft and enjoy free ice cream and hard pretzels (while supplies last) for a taste of sweet and salty! $17, Adults; $16, Seniors; $9, children; FREE, under 3. Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, 100 E. Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia. 10am-4pm. Visit their website for more information.

Jacqueline Sandro: Memories of a Farmer's Granddaughter" at Stockton's Kramer Hall Building

January 7th-18th, 2015: Jacqueline Sandro's highly rated exhibit, "Memories of a Farmer's Granddaughter", honors her grandfather who was a South Jersey farmer. Long before stores like Lowe's and Home Depot dominated the gardening market, people bought their vegetable plants from local farmers like her grandfather. The artist treasures her recollections of working on the farm by his side with her aunts, uncles and cousins and expresses those memories through her figurative clay sculptures comprised of objects, containers, fruits, vegetables and farming imagery from an earlier time. Cost: FREE. Kramer Hall Building, 30 Front St., Hammonton. Mondays thru Saturdays, January 7 - 18, 2015 from 8:30am - 8:30pm. Visit their website for more information.