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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Weekend phillyfun picks

December is here and the countdown to Christmas has officially begun! Get out and enjoy some merry making and kick of your December with one of these great festive weekend phillyfun picks.

We Sing Shabbat at Temple Sholom – Broomall
Saturday December 3rd
Temple Sholom
Broomall, PA

Families will delight in sharing in the celebration of this joyous and interactive Shabbat service for preschoolers and their families at the Temple Sholom on Saturday December 3rd from 10-11am featuring songs, prayers, stories and snacks. Free and open to the public.

Kids Matinee at Bryn Mawr Film Institute
Saturday December 3rd
Bryn Mawr, PA

Bring the whole family out for this heartwarming classical musical, White Christmas at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute on Saturday December 3rd at 11am. $4-$5 per person.

Holidays Around the World Exhibit & Crafts
Saturday and Sunday December 3rd and 4th
Color Book Gallery
Philadelphia, PA

This unique weeklong exhibit at Color Book Gallery features a look at holidays celebrated around the world focusing on different countries throughout the week. On Saturday December 3rd, children can also participate in a make and take craft at 1pm. Free.

Philadelphia Museum of Art Sunday Family Programs & Pay What You Wish

Sunday December 4th
10am - 5pm
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia, PA

The first Sunday of the month means Pay What You Wish Admission at the Philadelphia Museum of Art this Sunday December 4th from 10am – 5pm. And take part in the museum’s Family & Children’s programs offering a program around the Dutch Treat exhibit from 10am – 3pm in the Family Studio. What a great and affordable way to take the whole family to the art museum without worrying that you paid full admission if you have to leave early for naps or one of your little one melts down in one of the exhibits. Free. Donations welcomed.

World Culture Day Peace Around the World
Sunday December 4th
Philadelphia, PA

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology hosts its 16th annual Peace Around the World celebration on Sunday December 4th from 1-4pm. Visitors receive a “passport to cultures” with an itinery to visit various museum galleries where International Classroom speakers share holiday traditions from their home countries. This much anticipated celebration will feature music, dancing, exotic face painting, balloon art, family crafts, and free treats for kids. Free with museum admission. $10 general admission. $6 for students and children ages 6-17. Visitors who bring a new unwrapped toy donation get a buy one get one free admission.

South Street Winter Wonderland
Sunday December 4th
Philadelphia, PA

This Sunday December 4th from 4-7pm the South Street Headhouse District will be transformed into an urban winter wonderland with carolers, horse and buggy rides, face painting, and balloon art all leading up to Santa’s arrival and the lighting of the South Street Holiday tree. Free.

And don't forget to check out our Best Visits with Santa picks if you're looking to have a visit with the Big Guy this weekend!

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