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Old 11-19-2014, 08:35 AM
 
Location: New England
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Heading down to the Cherry Hill area for 5-6 days between Christmas and New Years. My MIL has tasked me with finding things to do with the boys....they are 4 and 6. Any special Christmas attractions? We will have a car, so anything within an hour or so would be fine.

Is NYE at Sesame Place worth it? Do we try to tackle driving in to Philly for the Mummers Day Parade? Any fun light displays?

Thanks for your help.
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Old 11-19-2014, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Mount Laurel
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About 1 hour drive. Longwood garden may be worth a trip
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Old 11-19-2014, 01:46 PM
 
Location: New England
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I think we will do Longwood. My inlaws are members and really enjoy it there. I just need to convince them to stay until it's dark so we can see the light display. Usually they have us drive over, spend 30 minutes walking around, stop to have lunch, walk around for 30 more minutes, then she's bored and wants to leave....
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Old 11-20-2014, 06:10 AM
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Location: Haddonfield NJ
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This is a great article with some details on Philadelphia Christmas staples - ice skating, light shows (Dicken's Village at Macy's worth mentioning, too), Reading Terminal Market, etc.: The 15 Must-See Holiday Attractions in Philadelphia in 2014 — Visit Philadelphia — visitphilly.com Not to mention the historic tours you can take in the city, and the museums!

I personally think Sesame NYE is adorable. Crowded and pricey, but cute. Haddonfield also has a "First Night" celebration closer to home. First Night Haddonfield - New Years Fun for Everyone

Lancaster is also a fun, short trip. Cape May Christmas is supposed to be beautiful too. There is really SO much in South Jersey and surrounding areas, you are sure to have a great time. Enjoy!
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Old 11-20-2014, 07:57 AM
 
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Too bad it's AFTER Christmas, or you could do the Living Nativity:

Mount Laurel Living Nativity | Fellowship Community Church

We're not members of this Church, but we enjoy taking the kids here every year. They get hundreds of visitors each night they do this.
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Old 11-20-2014, 08:24 AM
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Location: Haddonfield NJ
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Good one, E-Z-B, heard that is great. How about this at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden: Christmas Celebration | Adventure Aquarium | Camden, NJ
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Old 11-20-2014, 08:25 AM
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Location: Haddonfield NJ
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This ice skating looks cute: Winterfest Grand Opening | Camden County, NJ
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Old 11-20-2014, 11:26 AM
 
Location: New England
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My FIL is going thru chemo and is very sensitive to cold right now...so no ice skating. Not even sure if Sesame Place will work, but he is interested in it. Off to check the Haddonfield link.

And I would love to see the living nativity! Maybe another year we can go down before Christmas.
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