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 firstname.lastname@example.org,
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
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