PhiladelphiaAIDS Memorial Quilt Display Panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt on display to commemorate World AIDS Day. William Way Community Center, 1315 Spruce St.; 215-732-2220. www.waygay.org. 12/1 11 am-6 pm.
Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture: Annual Celebration Mideast Ensemble, singer Alsarah, the Al-Bustan Percussion Ensemble, silent auction & interactive demonstrations. 267-809-3668. Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St.; 267-809-3668. www.albustanseeds.org. $10-$50. 12/2 3-5 pm.
*FREE* Christmas Bazaar Traditional Ukrainian foods & desserts, gifts, crafts, cultural items, cemetery wreaths, house plants, attic treasures, church tours, toys & games. St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, 6740 N. Fifth St.; 215-927-2287. www.stvladimirsphila.org. 12/1 10 am-4 pm.
Holiday Tea Tour, craft, tea & light snack. Stenton, 4601 N. 18th St.; 215-329-7312. www.stenton.org. 12/1 1-4 pm.
Latkepalooza! Latkes prepared by area chefs, entertainment & children's activities. Gershman Hall, 401 S. Broad St.; 215-446-3027. www.gershmany.org. $15; $10 children. 12/2 2-4 pm.
*FREE* Tree Lighting Ceremony Comments from city officials & community leaders. Carolers, hot cocoa & visit by Santa. 215-413-3713. Historic Headhouse Square, 2nd & Pine Sts.; 215-413-3713. www.southstreet.com. 12/2 5:30 pm.
Victorian Tea With Father Christmas Children's gallery tour, Victorian-inspired holiday craft making, stories, caroling, tea with light lunch & a visit from Father Christmas. Glen Foerd on the Delaware, 5001 Grant Ave.; 215-632-5330. www.glenfoerd.org. $25. 12/1 11 am.
*FREE* Winter Craft Fair Festival to benefit the Schuylkill Center's Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic. Some of the animals from the Clinic will visit during the day. Roxborough Presbyterian Church, 8230 Ridge Ave.; 215-483-2762. www.rpcnet.org. 12/1 10 am-4 pm.
*FREE* World AIDS Day Event Artistic performances, visual art displays, commerative ceremonies, free HIV counseling & rapid tests. 215-731-9255. Broad Street Ministries Presbyterian Church, 315 S. Broad St.; 215-735-4847. www.broadstreetministry.org. 12/1 1-4 pm.
Pennsylvania suburbs57th Annual Christmas Bazaar Holiday decorations, quilts, homemade cookies & soup, jewelry, books, attic treasures, boutique & gourmet gifts, photos with Santa & more. Wentz's United Church of Christ, 3246 Skippack Pike, Worcester; 610-584-4855. www.wentzsucc.org. 12/1 9:30 am-2 pm.
*FREE* Cabot Roadshow Cabot cheese representatives share recipes, nutritional information, coupons & samples. 11/30 noon-6 pm at Acme Supermarkets in Paoli, Chester Springs, Avondale & Wayne. 12/1 10 am-4 pm at Acme Supermarkets in Norristown, Lansdale & Phoenixville. 12/2 10 am-4 pm at Acme Supermarkets in Feasterville, Warminster, Chalfont & Doylestown.
*FREE* Candle Light Tour Enjoy a candlelit tour & visit from "Belsnickel." Peter Wentz Farmstead, 2100 Shearer Rd., Worcester; 610-584-5104. www.peterwentzfarmsteadsociety.org. 12/1 2 pm.
*FREE* Christmas Bazaar Crafts, vendors, games for children, baked goods, food & more. St. Bernadette of Lourdes Parish, 1035 Turner Ave., Drexel Hill; 610-789-7676. 11/30 6:30-9 pm. 12/1 9 am-2 pm.
Christmas Bazaar Gourmet Armenian buffet, a chinese auction, holiday crafts, visit from Santa & more. St. Sahag & St. Mesrob Armenian Church, 630 Clothier Rd., Wynnewood; (610) 642-4212. www.sahagmesrobchurch.org. 11/30-12/1 5:30-8 pm.
*FREE* Christmas Festival Christmas parade 12/1 at 1:30 pm. Village decorated in Victorian-style, with fruit wreaths & greenery. Live entertainment. Peddler's Village, Rtes. 202 & 263, Lahaska; 215-794-4000. www.peddlersvillage.com. 12/1-12/2 10 am-6 pm.
*FREE* Christmas Festivities Fairmount Brass Quintet, refreshments, holiday plant & wreath sale, visit with Santa, display of poinsettias. Arlington Cemetery, 2900 State Rd., Drexel Hill; 610-259-5800. www.arlingtoncemetery.us. 12/2 1:30-2:30 pm.
Christmas Tree Festival Pictures with Santa, craft activities, secret Santa gift shop, live trees & wreaths, Christmas tree raffle & more. St. Hilary of Poitiers School, 920 Susquehanna Rd., Rydal; 215-887-4520. 12/1 9 am-2 pm.
Dog Photos With Santa Proceeds to benefit Horsham Dog Park. Call 215-674-1738 or visit www.horshamdogpark.com for more info. Horsham Veterinary Hospital, 971 Horsham Road, Horsham; 215-674-1738. www.horshamvet.com. $7 per photo or 2 for $10. 12/1 10 am-1 pm.
Lilly Pulitzer Warehouse Sale You'll find Lilly's clothes & accessories in her signature "sunny" colors at a fraction of the retail cost. Valley Forge Convention Center, 1160 First Ave., King of Prussia; 610-878-7748. www.lillypulitzer.com. 11/30 7 am-8 pm. 12/1 8 am-2 pm.
Model Railroad Open House Interactive train installations, Thomas the Tank Engine, scavenger hunt & more. Schuylkill Valley Model Railroad Club, 400 S. Main St., Phoenixville; 610-935-1126. www.svmrrc.com. Donations accepted. 12/1-12/2 1-5 pm.
New Jersey11th Annual Winter Festival Cookie walk, hoagie sale, poinsettia sale, craft show, photos with Santa, children's activities & more. Cinnaminson High School, 1197 Riverton Rd., Cinnaminson; 856-829-7770. 12/2 10 am-3 pm.
Christmas Train Train ride to check out the Village's holiday decor. Towne of Historic Smithville, 1 N. New York Rd., Smithville; 609-748-7160. historicsmithvillenj.com. $2. 12/1-12/2 10 am.
*FREE* Dickens Festival Presented by Historic Medford Village Association, featuring tree-lighting ceremony, 18th-century village re-creation, live music & more. Downtown Medford, 17 North Main St., Medford; 609-654-2608. www.medfordtownship.com. 12/1 6-9 pm.
Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides Trolley ride through the historic district featuring holiday-themed ghost tales. Closes 12/31. Downtown Cape May, Cape May; 609-463-6415. www.capemay.com. $10; $5 children.
*FREE* Giant Lego Menorah Lighting Lighting of a 6-8 ft. tall Lego Menorah. Cherry Hill Mall, 2000 Rte. 38, Cherry Hill; 856-662-7440. www.cherryhillmall.com. 12/6 4:30 pm.
Holiday Bazaar Fun family-friendly holiday event. Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 110 S. Sussex St., Gloucester City; 856-456-4394. 12/1 9 am-2 pm.
Holly Fair Homemade crafts, Good Shepherd Carolers & Orchestra, arts & crafts for kids, poinsettias, holiday wreaths. Church of the Good Shepherd, 315 Highland Terrace, Pitman; 856-589-8209. www.goodshepherdpitman.org. 12/1 9 am-4 pm.
*FREE* Light Show Floating Christmas lights shine in time with music. Towne of Historic Smithville, 1 N. New York Rd., Smithville; 609-748-7160. historicsmithvillenj.com. 12/1 5:30-8:30 pm. 12/2 5:30-6:30 pm. 12/6-12/7 5:30-8:30 pm.
Santa Trolley Rides Train ride around Cape May featuring treats & a holiday guest. Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1048 Washington St., Cape May; 609-884-5404. www.capemaymac.org. $5. 12/1 11:45 am, 12:45, 1:30 & 2:15 pm. 12/2 11:45 am, 12:45 & 1:30 pm.
Tea With Mrs. Claus Family-friendly tea & treats with Mrs. Claus. Inn of Cape May, 7 Ocean St., Cape May; 609-884-5555. www.innofcapemay.com. $15; $10 children 3-12. 12/1 1:30 pm.
*FREE* Tree Lighting Ceremony Kingsway Chorus, free hot chocolate & cookies, children's crafts & activities. Locke Ave. Park. Woolwich Township; 856-467-2666 x330. 12/1 7 pm.
Winter Wonderland Visits with Santa, Santa's workshop, music, food & more. Kuser Farm Mansion, 390 Newkirk Ave., Hamilton; 609-890-3630. www.hamiltonnj.com. 11/30-12/1 6-8:30 pm.
DelawareThe Rainbow Beak Activities, crafts & presentations about toucans. Brandywine Zoo, 1001 N. Park Dr., Wilmington; 302-571-7747. www.brandywinezoo.org. $8. 12/2 1-1:45 pm.
*FREE* Ten Thousand Villages Sale Benefit sale of hand-crafted home decor & gifts. Call 302-475-9568 for more info. Centre Friends Meeting Schoolhouse, Center Meeting Rd., Centerville; 302-428-1980. www.tenthousandvillages.com. 11/30 noon-6 pm. 12/1 10 am-6 pm. 12/2 1-5 pm.
Children's performancesPlayhouse Disney Live! On Tour Sovereign Bank Arena, 550 S. Broad St., Trenton; 609-656-3200; www.playhousedisneylive.com. $16-$41. 12/2 noon.
The Sippy Cups World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400; www.thesippycups.com. $10; $7 children. 11/30 3 pm.
Children's Events4th Annual Breakfast With Saint Nicholas Homestyle breakfast buffet, festive arts & crafts, storytelling, raffle & the opportunity to get a holiday photo with St. Nick. Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Rd., Solebury; 215-297-5135. www.trinitysolebury.org. $10; free for children 3 & under. 12/1 9-11:30 am.
*FREE* Celebrate the Foods of the Holidays Children's program about various holidays & related foods. Atlantic City Free Public Library, One N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City; 609-345-2269. library.atlantic.city.lib.nj.us. 12/4 4-6 pm.
Lunch With Santa Call 215-824-1190 for info & reservations. Archbishop Ryan High School, 11201 Academy Rd.; 215-824-1190. www.archbishopryan.com. $8; free for children under 1. 12/1 noon-2:30 pm.
*FREE* Magical Talking Tree Talking holiday tree entertains the young & young at heart. Towne of Historic Smithville, 1 N. New York Rd., Smithville; 609-652-7777. historicsmithvillenj.com. 12/1-12/2 noon-5 pm.
Rainbow Girls Breakfast With Santa Enjoy a delicious breakfast, plus pictures with Santa. Call 215-579-0566 or 215-968-2666 for tickets & more info. Lower Bucks Masonic Hall, Heacock Rd., Yardley. $5; $3 children 3-12; $3 per picture with Santa. 12/1 8:30-10:30 am.
Santa Claus Arrives by Train Children will have the opportunity to have their pictures taken with Santa at the Brass Lantern. 215-598-7165. Carousel Village, 591 Durham Rd. (Rte. 413), Wrightstown; 215-598-0707. www.carouselvillage.com. 12/1-12/2 11 am-5 pm.
Santa's Coming in a Whirlybird: Visit With Santa Watch Santa arrive in a helicopter, have a picture taken while you whisper your wish list, enjoy activities, refreshments & a gift. American Helicopter Museum & Learning Center, 1220 American Blvd., West Chester; 610-436-9600. www.helicoptermuseum.org. Regular admission plus $10. 12/1 11 am & 1:30 pm.
Tales of Scales Stories, crafts & activities relating to scaly creatures. Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown; 610-277-3825. www.elmwoodparkzoo.org. $12. 12/3 10:30-11:15 am.
*FREE* Teen Dickens Fest Live music by local bands, inflatables, refreshments & door prizes. M.H. Allen Elementary School, 24 Allen Ave., Medford; 609-654-4203. www.allenschool.org. 12/1 7-10 pm.
*FREE* World Premiere Screening: The Car Video Premiere screening. Meet the filmmakers. The Pop Shop, 729 Haddon Ave., Collingswood; 856-869-0111. www.thecarvideo.com. 12/1 7:30-11 am.
Children's museums & attractionsCamden Children's Garden 3 Riverside Dr., Camden; 856-365-8733. www.camdenchildrensgarden.org. Butterfly house, maze, treehouse & more. Holiday Festival of Lights - 4.5 acres of gardens with 100,000 holiday lights & animated light sculptures. $3.50; free for children 2 & under (additional fee for train ride). Fri.-Sat. 5:30-8 pm thru Dec. $6; $4 ages 3-11; free for children 2 & under Tue.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm.
Garden State Discovery Museum 2040 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill; 856-424-1233. www.discoverymuseum.com. Hands-on children's museum featuring an activity wonderland for infants through age 10. ChildrenSong of New Jersey - Haddonfield-based youth choir. 12/1 1 pm. The Joyful Noise Singers - Chorus open to all adults with physical & neurological challenges. Animal songs, folk tunes, TV favorites & more. 12/2 2 pm. $9.95; $8.95 seniors; free for children under 1. Sun.-Fri. 9:30 am-5:30 pm; Sat. 9:30 am-8:30 pm.
Insectarium 8046 Frankford Ave.; 215-335-9500. www.insectarium.com. Ongoing: Arachnid Alley - Exhibit about spiders; Cockroach Kitchen - Live cockroach exhibit; Insect Museum - Thousands of mounted & live specimens, interactive exhibits; Working Beehive - Live bee exhibit. $7; free for children under 2. Mon.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm.
Kix & Giggles Children's Playground 9356 Old Bustleton Ave.; 215-677-4140. www.kixandgiggles.com. Attractions include a wrap-around gym, a rock wall, soft-play section for babies & toddlers, an outside seating area & more. Mondays 10 am-3 pm are reserved for children with special needs & their families. See website for more details. $6.95. Tue.-Thu. 10 am-8 pm; Fri.-Sat. 10 am-9 pm; Sun. 10 am-8 pm.
The Please Touch Museum 210 N. 21st St.; 215-963-0667. www.pleasetouchmuseum.org. Arts & crafts, stories, theater, interactive exhibits, hands-on activities & more. $10.95; free for children under 1. Daily 9 am-4:30 pm.
Sesame Place 100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne; 215-752-7070. www.sesameplace.com. Holiday Shopping & Character Photo. 11/30-12/2 10 am-3 pm. Sesame Place's Holiday Shop & Dine Breakfast With Big Bird & Friends. $16.95; $14.95 children 2-11; free for children under 2. 12/1 9-11 am, 1-2 pm. 12/2 9-11 am. $44.50; $39.50 seniors; free for children under 2. Weekends only.
*FREE* Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse Intersection of 33rd & Oxford Sts. in E. Fairmount Park; 215-765-4325. www.smithplayhouse.org. Three-story "play mansion" for children 0-5 yrs. old & huge outdoor play park for children 0-10 featuring the Giant Wooden Slide, the giant net climber, the Apollo spinner climber, the Biggo Duo swing & much more. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-4 pm. Children must be accompanied by adult.
Book signings & readingsArtReach Exton Square Studio 260 Exton Square Pky., Exton; 610-696-5600. Bruce Mowday: West Chester: Six Walking Tours. Part of the proceeds benefit the Chester County Art Association. 12/1 1 pm.
Barnes & Noble 200 W. Rte. 70, Marlton; 856-596-7058. www.barnesandnoble.com. Steve Weinrebe: Adobe Photoshop & the Art of Photography - Photoshop presentation & book signing. 11/30 7 pm. Dave Brown: Philly Jocks: The Best Philadelphia Pro Athletes of Our Time. 12/2 1-3 pm.
Barnes & Noble - Rittenhouse Square 1805 Walnut St.; 215-665-0716. www.bn.com. Bob Gordon: Game of My Life: Philadelphia Eagles. 12/1 5 pm. Alexander Lushnycky, Donna DiGiacomo & Gus Spector - Three local authors discuss books on Philadelphia history. 12/6 7 pm.
Borders Books & Music 4010 Dearborn Circle, Mount Laurel; 856-866-9090. www.borders.com. Eli Kowalski: Looking Back: 75 Years of Eagles History. 11/30 5 pm. Donna Jo Napoll: Hush Irish Princess. 12/1 11 am. Ed Okonowicz: Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh. 12/1 7 pm.
Borders Express Chews Landing Rd., Voorhees; 856-772-1703. Jessie Blengino-Flynn: It Is Love. 12/1 1-4 pm. ReShonda Tate Billingsley: The Pastor's Wife. 12/4 1 pm.
Borders Express Montgomery Mall, North Wales; 215-362-2772. Reginald Hall: In Love With a Thug. 12/3 1-3 pm.
Community Education Center 3500 Lancaster Ave.; 215-387-1911. www.cecarts.org. Joel Spivak: Subways of the World. 11/30 7-8 pm.
Faber Bookstore 30th Street Station; 215-386-5235. ReShonda Tate Billingsley: The Pastor's Wife. 12/4 4-6 pm.
Giovanni's Room 345 S. 12th St.; 215-923-2960. www.giovannisroom.com. Mike Warren: A Private Affair. 11/30 5:30 pm.
Harleysville Books LLC 674 Main St., Harleysville; 215-256-9311. www.harleysvillebooks.com. Bob Gordon: Game of My Life. 12/1 2 pm.
Penn Bookstore 3601 Walnut St.; 215-898-7595. upenn.bkstore.com. Harold Gullan: Jumping Through Hoops. 12/6 7 pm.
Robin's Bookstore 108 S. 13th St.; 215-735-9600. www.robinsbookstore.com. Michael Grecco: Naked Ambition. 11/30 6:30 pm.
White Dog Cafe 3420 Sansom St.; 215-386-9224. www.whitedog.com. Beth Kephart: Schuylkill River Secrets. 12/3 6 pm.
Poetry & lecturesArden Theatre Company 40 N. 2nd St.; 215-922-8900. www.ardentheatre.org. New York vs. Philly: Two Actors Square Off - New York actor Richard Ruiz & Philadelphia actor Ian Merrill compare their careers & lifestyles. $25; $10 students with ID. 12/4 6-7:30 pm.
Burlington County Library 5 Pioneer Blvd., Westampton; 609-267-9660. www.bcls.lib.nj.us. Burlington County Poets: Nancy Scott & John Setliffe Bourne - Readings, book signings, refreshments & open mic. 12/6 7-9 pm.
Delaware History Museum 504 Market St., Wilmington; 302-656-0637. www.hsd.org. Emily Bissell & the Christmas Seal - Dr. Constance Cooper of the Historical Society of Delaware speaks. 12/3 7 pm.
Drexel University 3141 Chestnut St.; 215-895-2787. www.drexel.edu. Sports Media: A Multi-Billion Dollar Game - Panel discussion presented by the Rudman Institute. Call 215-895-2629. 12/5 7 pm.
Free Library of Philadelphia - Central Branch 1901 Vine St.; 215-686-5322. www.library.phila.gov. Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. 12/1 2 pm. Street Lit Panel - Two street lit authors & actress Felicia Pearson from 'The Wire' speak. 12/4 7 pm. Ruth Rosen: William Blake, Man Without a Mask - Author appearance & book promotion. $14; $7 students. 12/6 8 pm.
Historical Society of Montgomery County 1654 DeKalb St., Norristown; 610-272-0297. www.hsmcpa.org. Christmas Foods - Discussion of regional Christmas foods & candy toy making demonstration. Donations accepted. 12/1 3 pm.
Jardel Recreation Center 1400 Cottman St. Philadelphia Poetry & Literary Forum - Guest poet followed by an open reading for those who love poetry, prose, short stories, etc. Info.: 215-329-4793. $1 donation accepted. 12/1 1:30 pm.
Plays & Players Theatre 1714 Delancey St.; 215-735-0630. www.playsandplayers.org. Poets & Prophets: Poetry Series - Various poets will read from their works. Both alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks available for purchase. 610-328-7639 (POET). $3. 12/3 7 pm.
The University of Pennsylvania - Kelly Writer's House 3805 Locust Walk; 215-573-9748. www.writing.upenn.edu/wh. Virginia Woolf's Three Guineas - Open discussion of Woolf's anti-war polemic. 12/4 6-8 pm.
West Chester Municipal Building 401 E. Gay St., West Chester; 610-692-7574. www.west-chester.com. Elizabeth Brown Pryor: Reading the Man - Historian Pryor presents a lecture based on her book. 12/5 7 pm.