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Mid-November 2015     Happenings Inside
IN Center City
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This holiday season, Dilworth Park will host the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market, showcasing local artists, crafters, confectioners and designers. From November 21-December 27, holiday shoppers can find unique gifts and special holiday foods. This new concept will be a platform for local artists like Philly Word Art, designers like Beaucycled and Saffron Creations, crafters like soapmaker Mahogany Essentials and candlemaker Accent Aroma. It will feature local editors Camino Books and Paul Dry Books with Philadelphia-themed publications. The Artisan Bakery will include T Bake Shoppe, Picket Fence Confections, gourmet chocolates by Tradestone Confections, and flavored kettle corn by Philly Pop Kettle Corn. Philly Snack Food will serve Philly Pretzels, Potato Tornados and Mini Donuts along with hot chocolate to enjoy a pleasant winter day at Dilworth Park.
Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market, DilworthPark.org/madeinphiladelphia


The Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park is open 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.

November 17-29
Matilda the Musical

Academy of Music
Broad and Locust Streets

November 20-22
2015 Philadelphia Marathon Weekend

Multiple Locations

November 21
Turkey Carving Demonstration

Reading Terminal Market
12th and Arch Streets

November 21
Ancient Voices

Concerts at the Cathedral Basilica
Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul
18th and the Parkway

December 1
3rd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

The Shops at Liberty Place
1625 Chestnut Street

December 4
First Friday! Bearded Barnes

The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

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All Aboard the Santa Express!
On November 27, Santa Claus is coming to the Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park on SEPTA. Board festive decorated SEPTA trains filled with entertainment for a fun-filled holiday ride to Dilworth Park. Visit SEPTA.org for train times and locations. A parade will welcome Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and the elves to the rink, where you can skate with Santa. The rink will be open from 11am-11pm.
Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street, 215.440.5500, DilworthPark.org

Reserve Now- Brunch with Santa @ Sister Cities Park!
This holiday season, have Brunch with Santa at the Logan Square Café in Sister Cities Park, December 5 and 12! The brunch includes giveaways and a free carriage ride around Logan Circle. There will also be appearances from the Pennsylvania Ballet’s Sugarplum Fairy and Mouse King. Seatings are at 9 and 11am each day. $12.95 for children (12 and under); $17.95 for adults; 1 and under free. Group rates available. Additional seatings upon request. Reservation and pre-payment required. Please call 215.665.8600, email info@logansquarecafe.com, or stop by the café to make a reservation.
Logan Square Café, Sister Cities Park, 18th and the Parkway, 215.665.8600, LoganSquareCafe.com

Vintage Holiday Market at the Franklin Flea
Shop great vintage and handmade gifts, and great food in the beautiful space formerly known as Strawbridge's. The market runs five Saturdays this season: November 21 & 28; December 5, 12 & 19. 10am-5pm.
Franklin Flea, 801 Market Street, FranklinFlea.com

Thanksgiving Day Parade
Now in its 96th year, the 6ABC Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade promises another visual and celebratory feast. City streets will make way for massive floats and giant balloons, with choirs, dance groups, marching bands and more. At the end, Santa himself arrives in grand fashion, ushering Philadelphia into the holiday season. So bundle up, grab the kids or a group of friends and head out for an early holiday treat on November 26.
Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Between LOVE Park and Eakins Oval, dig.ABCLocal.Go.com/wpvi/html/tdp2015

Warm Up to Your Library
On December 5, join the Independence Branch of the Free Library community for food and fun with hot chocolate, cookies and cider. There will be a special story time with Miss Margaret, craft-making for kids and families and the chance to learn about an exciting initiative by the Free Library Foundation and Friends of Independence. 1-2:30pm. Story time begins at 1:30pm. RSVP to ehrman-duprej@freelibrary.org or 215.814.3519.
Independence Branch of the Free Library, 18 South 7th Street, 215.685.1633, FreeLibrary.org

Five Below Supports Toys for Tots
Through December 13, you can bring an unwrapped toy to Five Below’s Toys for Tots drop site. The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program collects new, unwrapped toys each year and distributes them as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the local community.
Toys for Tots @ Five Below, 1529 Chestnut Street, philadelphia-pa.ToysForTots.org

Warm Up with Winter Broomball, Bowling, Kickball and More!
Kick off the new year with Philadelphia Sports Network's Winter Sports Leagues! PSN is the largest organization for recreational adult sports leagues in Center City. Sign up as an individual, group of friends or with a team. Registration includes league shirts, paid referees, sponsor bars and league prizes. Winter leagues include: basketball, broomball, bowling, cornhole, dodgeball, flag football, floor hockey, indoor kickball, soccer, indoor softball, indoor tennis, ultimate frisbee and volleyball! Register early- spots are first come, first served. Registration ends January 5.
Philadelphia Sports Network, 267.291.4PSN, PhiladelphiaSportsNetwork.com

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and Central Philadelphia Development Corporation
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