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Mid-December 2016

  Happenings Inside
IN Center City

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This Season, Support the Rail Park &
Great Center City Projects

As 2016 is coming to a close, there's still time to make good on that resolution to "give back." Support the Rail Park and other remarkable projects that help make Center City a thriving place to live, work and visit -- projects like this year's inaugural Wintergarden at Dilworth Park, coming enhancements to Sister Cities Park and more! Philanthropy truly does make a difference. Explore what's to come for Center City by visiting SupportCCDF.org, and make a gift today. ‘Tis the season!


There's nothing like the city during the holidays, and residents and visitors alike can enjoy the Philly Holiday Festival through New Year's Day. From the light show at Macy's, to the tree at City Hall, to fireworks at Penn's Landing, there's something festive for everyone! VisitPhilly.com has the complete schedule of events across the city. The Philly Holiday Festival is a partnership between the City of Philadelphia, Office of the City Representative, Welcome America, Inc., VisitPhilly, 6abc and the Center City District.

College Nights
$2 Admission!

Rothman Institute Ice Rink
Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

Cocktails and Cold Ones in the Cabin
CCD Sips-Style Specials!
Presented by Jim Beam Apple and Sam Adams

Rothman Institute Cabin
Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

Through December 31
George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

Pennsylvania Ballet
The Academy of Music
240 South Broad Street

Through January 1
The Comcast Holiday Spectacular

The Comcast Center
1701 John F. Kennedy Boulevard

December 24, 26-31
The Christmas Story in Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

December 26-29
Growing Up, American Style

National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street

December 27-30
All-Star Days

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

December 27-31
Mamma Mia!

Merriam Theater
250 South Broad Street

December 30
Macy’s Family Fun Day! Kwanzaa / Nia-Purpose

African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street

January 1
Mummers Parade

Starts at City Hall

The Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park is open every single day over the holidays! Christmas Eve, 11am-7pm; Christmas Day, Noon-8pm; December 26-30, 11am-11pm; New Year's Eve, 11am-12:30am; New Year's Day, 11am-11pm. Admission is $3 for children ages 10 and under and $5 for adults. Skate rental is $10. Plus, the Rothman Cabin is steps away from the rink with tasty food and drinks from the Air Grille. Visit DilworthPark.org/rothmanicerink for events, rental information, and more. Presented by Rothman Institute with support from Subaru, Capital One, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Temple University and 6abc.

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While there's still time left this Holiday season, visit the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market in Dilworth Park! Whatever items you have left to find, there are plenty of great gifts from local artists, crafters, confectionaries and designers for everyone on your list.

The market will be open every single day through Christmas Eve. For a complete schedule and list of vendors, visit DilworthPark.org/madeinphiladelphia.
Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street, 215.440.5500, DilworthPark.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-5:30pm. The day will be full of activities, including live music, arts and crafts, games 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

On December 31, 3-8pm, close out Franklin Square’s 10th Birthday Season with the most family-friendly New Year’s celebration in town! Enjoy music and crafts beginning before the Square Drop from atop SquareBurger at 6pm and Sugar House New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront, viewable from the Square. The indoor Franklin Square Pavilion will host a Kids’ Dance Party until 8pm for the final Electrical Spectacle of 2016.
Franklin Square, 6th and Race Streets, 215.629.4026, HistoricPhiladelphia.org

Center City District Restaurant Week is coming!
From January 22-27 & January 29-February 3, 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.

Center City District Restaurant Week is presented by TD Bank, Open Table and Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia.

Brought to you by the Center City District
and Central Philadelphia Development Corporation
Public Ledger Building
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