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Mid-December 2015     Happenings Inside
IN Center City
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Time's running out to check off that gift list! Good thing that the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market at Dilworth Park is open every day through December 27, with local artists, crafters, confectioners and designers. Right next to City Hall, holiday shoppers can find unique gifts and special holiday foods, from local artists like Philly Word Art, designers like Beaucycled and Saffron Creations, crafters like soapmaker Mahogany Essentials and candlemaker Accent Aroma. The Artisan Bakery includes T Bake Shoppe, Picket Fence Confections, gourmet chocolates by Tradestone Confections, and flavored kettle corn by Philly Pop Kettle Corn. Philly Snack Food serves up Philly Pretzels, Potato Tornados and Mini Donuts along with hot chocolate to enjoy a pleasant winter day at Dilworth Park. DilworthPark.org/madeinphiladelphia.


The Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park is open every single day through the holidays on the west side of City Hall! Admission is $3 for children ages 10 and under and $5 for adults. Skate rental is $9. Plus, the new Rothman Cabin is steps away from the rink with tasty food and drink from Rosa Blanca Café. The Rothman Institute Ice Rink is sponsored by Rothman Institute, PNC Bank, 6abc, and Temple University Center City. Visit DilworthPark.org/rothmanicerink for hours, events, rental information, and more.

December 15-16
Russian Romances

Academy of Vocal Arts
1920 Spruce Street

December 16
Gamut Bach Ensemble

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society
Perelman Theater
Kimmel Center
Broad and Spruce Streets

December 17-20
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

Broadway Philadelphia
Merriam Theater
250 South Broad Street

December 19
Through Oceans of Time:
Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra

The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

December 20
Free at the Kimmel: Tuba Christmas

The Kimmel Center
Broad and Spruce Streets

December 26 & 27
Annual Kwanzaa Celebration

African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street

December 26-30
All-Star Days

The Academy of Natural Sciences of
Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Through December 31
Reading Terminal Market Holiday Railroad

12th and Arch Streets

Center City District Restaurant Week is coming! From January 17-22 & 24-29, participating restaurants will offer three-course dinners for only $35 and three-course lunches for $20. Click Here for the full list of restaurants, menus, and easy online reservations through OpenTable. You can also enter the contest for 52 gift certificates from Center City restaurants! Follow us on Twitter,  @PhilaRestWeek, for the latest #CCDRW news.

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Get to Holiday Destinations in a PHLASH
Philly PHLASH runs through January 3, 2016, with route stops near the city's most popular holiday attractions and shopping districts, and is easily accessible from regional rail and major transit connections. There is also a special transfer loop via stop 11 to connect with the Historic Houses of Fairmount Park tour. The Philly PHLASH runs daily, every 15 minutes, between 10am-6pm. It's only $2 per person, per ride, or $5 for an all-day pass. Children under 4 and seniors ride free. For a list of all stops, go to PhillyPhlash.com.
Philly PHLASH, Various Locations, 484.881.3574, PhillyPHLASH.com

100,000 Animals Served
PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society), the city's largest no-kill shelter, has reached a milestone. They recently served their 100,000th animal with rescue, adoption and low-cost spay/neuter and vet care services. Come celebrate with staff, volunteers and supporters at Barra Rossa on December 18 at 8:30pm. A $20 cover includes two drinks and light fare. Stay for dinner and Barra Rossa will donate a portion of your bill to PAWS. For more information, go to PhillyPAWS.org.
PAWS Celebration at Barra Rossa, 929 Walnut Street, 215.238.9901, PhillyPAWS.org

Being {  } at Christmas
Snowy. Jewish. Happy. Caring. Buddhist. Generous. Family. Creative. Friendly. Sparkly. The National Museum of American Jewish History wants you to fill in your own blank and join them for their annual day of family fun, December 25, from 10am-5pm. The day will be full of activities, including live music, arts and crafts, face painting and more. You'll also have the opportunity to explore the museum and experience 360 years of American Jewish History.
National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall East, 215.923.3811, NMAJH.org

Kids' New Year's Eve Countdown at Franklin Square
Ring in 2016 a bit early, with music, crafts, and the Square Drop from atop SquareBurger at 6pm. Plus, SugarHouse Casino's New Year's Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront at 6pm are viewable from the Square. The park remains open until 8pm for a Kids Dance Party in the indoor pavilion and the final Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show of 2015. Free.
Franklin Square, 6th and Race Streets, 215.629.4026, HistoricPhiladelphia.org

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and Central Philadelphia Development Corporation
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