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Christmas Eve Traditions | Show ‘N Tell Schools

Christmas Eve Traditions | Show ‘N Tell Schools


Here at the Show ‘N Tell School’s, we’re all about creating memories that your children will cherish forever and spending time together. We wholeheartedly believe in the magic of the holiday season, and look forward to this exciting time year round. With Christmas taking place next week, we wanted to be sure to share some ideas for how to spend your day or night as a family here in the suburbs of Philadelphia. It’s never too early (or late!) to begin a new tradition!

  1. Create a hot chocolate bar.

One of the most exciting things for a child is to have the opportunity to make decisions on their own and exert independence… especially when it comes to something like dessert! Whether you’re whipping up a gourmet version yourself or adding water to a powder mix, it’s the fixings that make all of the difference in this situation. Grab whipped cream, marshmallows, peppermint sticks, etc. For an added bonus, pop in The Polar Express and make sure to raise your glasses high when they sing that infamous song on the train!

2. Bake cookies for Santa.

Everyone is proud of cookies that they make themselves, so let your littles ones experience this firsthand! Take some time in the afternoon (in between tracking Santa’s location, of course) to bake something new together. We hear that our teachers are happy to be taste-testers should anyone be unsure about how Santa might feel about your creations šŸ˜‰

3. Don’t forget about the reindeer.

We don’t know about you, but the idea of flying around the entire world in one night sounds exhausting. Don’t forget about Santa’s furry companions! From reindeer dust to carrots … there’s plenty of options to whip up.

4. Pajamas and a movie.

If you have Instagram or Pinterest, then your holiday-loving hearts are bursting with desire to outfit the entire family in matching pj’s, snuggle up on the couch and watch a festive favorite. Make it happen!

5. Go caroling.

An elf that we all know and love once said, “The best way to spread Christmas cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.” He’s not wrong. Not only is caroling nostalgic, but it’s such a good way to spread a little holiday magic to your family and friends. Get a few families together and take the kids around the neighborhood to sing a few tunes. You might pick up some extra carolers along the way!

Christmas Lights Main Line | Show ‘N Tell Schools

Christmas Lights Main Line | Show ‘N Tell Schools


Here in the Chester County-region, we’re surrounded by plenty of neighborhoods and businesses that go all out for the holiday season, making for a fun tradition to start as a family … driving around to see all of the lights and festive adornments of our neighbors!

Christmas Around The Farm

Our students are already big fans of Linvilla Orchard, and this favorite destination of ours transforms into a family-friendly holiday must-see! You can cut down a Christmas tree of your own, look at all of their lights, visit with Santa and can even go on a festive hayride featuring carolers.

Longwood Gardens

Only about a fifteen minute ride from our West Chester-based school, you’ll find Longwood Gardens. It’s one of our favorite holiday traditions and we love how they incorporate a different theme into their decor each year. Fountains, lights, holiday music … there’s something to see around every corner! We’re partial to the Conservatory, where you can warm up and still see some of the most beautiful Christmas displays. www.longwoodgardens.orgĀ Ā 

Brandywine Christmas

If the Conservatory at Longwood lured you in with its indoor-centric display, then you’re sure to be a fan of the Brandywine River Museum’s setup which features a 2,000 track model train and lots of fun events throughout the season, including sensory-friendly experiences for little ones.

Christmas SnacktacularĀ 

While this one isn’t in our own backyard, it’s a fun occasion celebrating one of our region’s most iconic snacks … Herr’s Potato Chips! On Monday, December 17 in the evening, Herr’s is going to be offering hayrides through their impressive light display. Word on the street is that Santa and his reindeer will be making an appearance (and you can take your own picture!).