It’s the last weekend before Christmas so take a break from all that last minute hustle and bustle of shopping and stop to enjoy the seasonal fun for families in and around Philly this weekend! Or, just take advantage of Parents Night Out to get those final to-do’s crossed off your list.

Star Wars Night
Franklin Square
6th & Race Streets
Philadelphia, PA
http://historicphiladelphia.org/franklin-square/

Don’t miss Star Wars Night at Franklin Square this Friday December 18th starting at 5:30pm. Celebrate the release of The Force Awakens with visits from characters from the movie as well as food trucks and other fun too. $3, free for kids 2 and younger.

Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars
Upper Darby High School
601 N. Lansdowne Ave
Upper Darby PA
http://www.udpac.org/

The annual Holiday Spectacular by the Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars takes place this Friday Dec. 18th at 7:30pm and Saturday Dec. 19th at 2pm. The highly talented performers of the Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars perform holiday favorites from classics old and new that will be sure to get you and your family in the holiday spirit! Tickets $7-$10.

Christmas Open House at the Charms of Fairmount Park
Charms of Fairmount Park
Fairmount Park
Philadelphia, PA
http://parkcharms.com/

It’s the final weekend for guests to enjoy visits to the “charms” of Fairmount Park to view the festive holiday decorations inspired by beloved Christmas carol, The Twelve Days of Christmas. Visits run 10am – 4pm Sat. Dec. 12th and Sun. Dec. 13th. $5 per person per house, children 12 and under free. Or see all 6 Charms for $20 through the Park Charms Holiday Pass.

Breakfast with Santa
Camden Children’s Garden
3 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ
http://www.camdenchildrensgarden.org/

Kids and families will enjoy a buffet-style breakfast with Jolly Old St. Nick as well as holiday crafts, a ride on the Garden Carousel and Arrow Train, and of course visits and a printed photo with Santa. Two seatings available at 10am and 12:30pm. $26 for non-members, $20 for members.

Hans Brinker and The Silver Skates
Arden Theatre Company
40 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA
http://www.ardentheatre.org/

Enjoy this new production of Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates at the Arden Theatre Company running this weekend Friday Dec. 18th through Sunday Dec. 20th. Set in 19th century Holland, this new production celebrates the importance of grit and determination, the value of generosity, and the thrill of flying down the ice on a pair of skates. $20-$36.

Parents Night Out
Winter Wonderland
Philadelphia Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA
http://www.phillyseaport.org/pno

Get that holiday shopping done by dropping off the kids at the Independdence Seaport Museum this Saturday December 19th between 1-4pm for Parents Night Out! Kids enjoy a fun-filled afternoon at the museum and make ornaments, enjoy crafts and activities and some tasty holiday treats, too. $35 per single child, $25 for all siblings.

Christmas Village
Love Park
1500 Arch Street
Philadelphia PA
http://www.philachristmas.com/

Christmas Village in Love Park continues this weekend running Dec. 18th – Dec. 20th. Enjoy this German style Christmas village with visits with Christkind, shopping handmade and artisan wares and tastes of delicious authentic German treats, too Free.

A Very Furry Christmas
Sesame Place
100 Sesame Road
Langhorne PA
http://sesameplace.com/en/langhorne/seasonal/a-very-furry-christmas/

It’s the final weekend for A Very Furry Christmas happening at Sesame Place in Langhorne PA. This beloved family-friendly celebration happens Sat. Dec. 19th and Sunday Dec. 20th and features everyone’s favorite furry Sesame Street friends. Kids of all ages will be delighted as the park is transformed into a one of a kind Christmas wonderland with lights, shows, holiday menus and of course Santa in his Furry Workshop too! Tickets $25-$30.

Zoo Noel
Philadelphia Zoo
3400 W. Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA
www.philadelphiazoo.org

Head to the Philadelphia Zoo this Saturday Dec. 19th and Sunday December 20th between 11am – 3pm for Zoo Noel where the Zoo is transformed into a winter wonderland as Santa travels the globe on a wildlife adventure and kids and families get to follow-along and learn too! Bring a holiday card for your favorite animal and Santa’s helpers will deliver it to the animal that day. $16, free for kids under 2 years.

Free Sundays at the Brandywine River Museum of Art
Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman’s Mill Road
Route 1
Chadds Ford, PA
http://www.brandywinemuseum.org/

Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum of Art this Sunday Dec. 20th between 9:30am – 12pm. Free until 12 Noon.

Jack Frost Saves Christmas
The Media Theatre
104 E. State St.
Media, PA
http://mediatheatre.org/childrens-shows/jack-frost/

Jack Frost Saves Christmas, a family musical for children continues this weekend Saturday Dec. 19th and Sun. Dec. 20th at The Media Theatre. In this hour long musical Jack Frost must journey to Christmastown to save the holidays. Geared for ages 4 and up. Tickets $12-15.

Jennifer Oxenford is a mother of two and the founder of phillyfun4kids http://www.phillyfun4kids.com your place to find free and mostly free things to do with your kids in and around this great city of motherly love. You can also follow phillyfun4kids on twitter at @phillyfun4kids and Facebook.Find. Fun. Fast. — Download the FREE phillyfun4kids app for your iPhone in the iTunes App Store here.