Channel Your Inner Dinosaur Wrangler
Get closer to dinosaurs than ever before in Jurassic World: The Exhibition at The Franklin Institute! Based on one of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history, the Exhibition immerses audiences of all ages in scenes inspired by the beloved films. Now, the park that was only a promise comes to life right on the Parkway. Travel to Isla Nublar as a VIP guest and explore Jurassic World. Stare in wonder at a towering Brachiosaurus; come face-to-face with a Velociraptor; and get a rare up-close look at the most vicious dinosaur of them all, Tyrannosaurus Rex. The exhibit runs through April 23, 2017.
The Franklin Institute, 222 North 20th Street, 215.448.1200, FI.edu
Philly PHLASH is Back!
The Philly PHLASH holiday season daily service continues through December 31, providing service to 22 stops located near holiday attractions and shopping districts throughout the downtown. New this year is the RidePhillyPHLASH.com mobile site that allows you to track PHLASH as it arrives, along with information about nearby attractions.
Philly PHLASH, Various Locations, 484.881.3574, RidePhillyPHLASH.com
Potatoes for All
Latkepalooza is an event that Philadelphians citywide look forward to perennially. Nine restaurants from across the city will prepare and serve more than 3,500 latkes over the course of two hours on December 18 at 2pm in the Gershman Y’s Levitt Auditorium. Adding to the festive atmosphere is kids band The Plants, a much-loved Philadelphia-area four-piece that mixes funk, folk, Motown, rock and more for a truly great musical experience. General Admission for adults is $20 and nets you 10 latkes to taste; 2- to 12-year-olds are in for $15 and get seven latkes; and under 2-year-olds are free and enjoy three latkes. To purchase tickets, visit the Gershman Y, call 215.545.4400, or visit GershmanY.org.
Gershman Y, 401 South Broad Street, 215.545.4400, GershmanY.org
The Reading Terminal Holiday Railroad steams into the Market every day this holiday season, through December 31. This magical interactive model railroad display, featuring 17 trains on a 1/3 of a mile of track, will delight children of all ages (including adults who are children at heart). Make the Reading Terminal Holiday Railroad a part of your holiday traditions this year! Access to the display is free of charge and it starts running at 10am.
Reading Terminal Market, 12th and Arch Streets, 215-922-2317, ReadingTerminalMarket.org
Great Deals at City Hall
Dilworth Park Café and Air Grille now have a rewards program! Earn a point for every dollar you spend at either location. When you reach 50 points you will receive $7 to spend at your next visit! These Dilworth Perks can be earned and redeemed at both Dilworth Park Café and the Air Grille in the Rothman Cabin. That means you have more options! Plus, E-Gift Cards are now available at both locations - ‘tis the season for sharing! Give the gift of a delicious lunch in Center City or cozy drinks in the Rothman Cabin. Visit the café's Facebook page and click on the gift card tab to purchase a e-gift card today.
Dilworth Park Café and Air Grille, 1 South 15th Street,
America's Garden Capital Maze
New to Dilworth Park this winter is a holiday-inspired Garden that was created in partnership with Greater Philadelphia Gardens. Located on the Greenfield Lawn, children and adults will delight in discovering picture-perfect moments amid the vibrant plantings, topiaries, twinkling lights, and décor that showcases all 32 public gardens, arboreta, and historic landscapes that are located within 30 miles of Philadelphia. Anchoring the center of the maze is a welcoming gazebo.
Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street, 215.440.5500, DilworthPark.org