And just like that it’s the last weekend before Christmas and the final days of Hanukkah! Don’t miss a moment of the excitement and all the holiday fun to be had in and around Philly this weekend. There are holiday celebrations plus live music and theater too. Enjoy all that this city has to offer families at the holidays!
The holiday fun continues at The Christmas Village in Love Park this weekend. Feel festive as you wander through the authentic German Christmas market with over 60 vendors from all over the world offering crafts, food and more. Plus enjoy special entertainment and even visits with Santa! Free.
Morris Arboretum’s Holiday Garden Railway continues this Saturday December 20th and Sunday December 21st. View the quarter mile of track featuring seven loops and tunnels with fifteen rail lines and more. $16 adults, $8 children.
Rothman Skate Rink at Dilworth Park
Friday Dec. 19 – Sunday Dec. 21
Broad and Market Streets
West Side of City Hall
Icy fun continues at the new Rothman Skate Rink at Dilworth Park this Friday December 19th – Sunday December 21st. Philly families can now enjoy outdoor public skating against the backdrop of our landmark City Hall. Adults $4, children 10 and under $3, skate rental $8.
The Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest fun runs all weekend long with a magical winter landscape including a dazzling light show, winter garden and forest, shopping and refreshments in the new “Lodge” with indoor fireplaces, rustic décor and outdoor heat lamps plus shopping at ArtStar with gifts and handmade items. And of course, the outdoor ice skating rink as the centerpiece of all the fun. Admission to Winterfest is free. Skate admission $3. Skate rental $10.
Winter Solstice with King Winter
Saturday Dec. 20th
Angora Fruit Farm at Antietam Lake Park
502 Angora Rd.
Lower Alsace Township
Celebrate the longest night of the year at Angora Farm on Saturday December 29th at 5:30pm around a blazing bonfire after strolling the candlelit path to the main event in the woods. Once around the bonfire listen to the storyteller, meet King Winter and enjoy a short night hike followed by snacks. Bring a flashlight! Geared for kids ages 3-12. Free.
The seasonal festivities are still in full swing at Sesame Place this Saturday Dec.20th and Sunday Dec. 21st with A Very Furry Christmas featuring all of your favorite furry Sesame Street pals. The park is transformed into a Christmas wonderlands with millions of lights, festive decorations, plenty of rides and fun and of course special visits with all your favorite Sesame Street characters and event Santa in his Furry Workshop! Tickets $24 online, $29 at the gate.
Philadelphia’s oldest square, Franklin Square, is transformed into a magical holiday setting starting this weekend with the Electrical Spectacle holiday light show and more. Plus new this year, shop for handmade gifts at the Holiday Market and sample local beers and snacks in Ben’s Bites and Brews, too. Festivities are offered 4-8pm daily. Entrance is free. Some attractions ticketed.
Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum on Sunday mornings including this Sunday December 21st between 9:30am – 12pm. Free.
Sunday Dec. 21st
45 Haverford Rd
Celebrate Hanukkah with family fun activities at the Kaiserman JCC this Sunday Dec. 21st including Dreidel Mania, face painting, story time, arts and crafts, themed games and more. Plus cookie decorating, latkes, apple sauce and jelly donuts for themed refreshments. $5.
Come out for Chanukah Bowling on Sunday December 21st starting at 10am at Thunderbird Lanes in Willow Grove for bowling, Menorah lighting, arts and crafts and live entertainment. Food and refreshments available for purchase.