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November 2014
IN Center City

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For up-to-date information on programs, events and updates for parks maintained by CCD, follow @CCDParks.

Sister Cities Park

Dilworth Park offers a place to sit and enjoy urban life on the west side of City Hall.
Open 7 days a week, 6am-1am.
Broad and Market Streets | DilworthPark.org | Facebook

Park Features

Rosa Blanca Café, M-F: 7am-8pm; Sa & Su: 9am-3pm

Rothman Institute Ice Rink, M-Th: 3-9pm; F: 3-11pm; Sa: 11am-11pm; Su: 11am-8pm (Opens November 14). See the website for specific holiday hours.

November Happenings @ Dilworth Park
Some programs are weather permitting. CCDParks.org/dilworth-park/dilworth-park-events

The Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park opens on November 14! Through February, visitors to Dilworth Park will be able to skate in the shadow of Historic City Hall seven days a week through February, including holidays. Admission will be $3 for children, ages 10 and under, and $4 for adults. Skate rental will be $8. The rink also offers four week Learn-to-Skate programs on Sunday mornings.

Looking for a great place to have your child's birthday party this winter? The rink's available for rentals and there are also group rates! For complete details, visit the rink's homepage, CCDParks.org/dilworth-park/rothmanicerink. The Rothman Institute Ice Rink is also sponsored by PNC, Visit Philadelphia! and 6ABC.

Fridays and Saturdays, 12-1:30pm
Grooves in the Groves
Enjoy a lunch and settle in for some shoulder-bopping, hip-swinging, head-bobbing tunes.
- November 1 - Kenny Gates, keyboard
- November 7 - Elliott Levin, saxophone/flute
- November 8 - Umar Raheem, saxophone

November 28
Santa Express

You better watch out, you better not cry... Santa Claus is comin' to town on SEPTA! On Friday, November 28 Santa and his helpers are leaving the sleigh at the North Pole and heading to Dilworth Park, aboard SEPTA's specially decorated Santa Express trains. This marks the 24th year SEPTA and Santa have partnered to welcome the holiday season to Philadelphia. Visit SEPTA.org for train times and other merry news!

Sister Cities Park

Sister Cities Park offers diverse activities in a beautiful landscape.
Open 7 days a week, 6am-1am.
18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway | SisterCitiesPark.org | Facebook

Park Features

Children's Discovery Garden and Imagination Playground™, 10am-8pm
215.440.5500, SisterCitiesPark.org

Logan Square Café, M-F: 7am-6pm; Sa & Su: 8am-5pm
215.665.8600, LoganSquareCafe.com

Sister Cities Park Visitor Center, M-Sa: 9:30am-5:30pm; Su: 9:30am-5pm
1.800.537.7676, PHLVisitorCenter.com, @PHLVisitorCntr

Upcoming Happenings @ Sister Cities Park
Some programs are weather permitting. CCDParks.org/sister-cities-park/events

Sister Cities Park will come alive with wintry family-friendly activities to celebrate the holiday season during FrostFest! Produced by the Center City District, the event will kick off on Saturday, December 6, and will continue December 13 and 20 from 10am until 2pm. The park will be filled with live holiday music and entertainment, crafts, games and demonstrations, as well as free carriage rides around the park, holiday-themed food and drinks, and a chance to visit with Santa! For the full schedule, visit SisterCitiesPark.org.

The Philly PHLASH is a quick, easy, and inexpensive connection to all of Philadelphia's world-class attractions. For just $2 a ride or $5 all-day Friday-Sunday, visitors can hop on and off at 20 locations all over the city every 15 minutes, including stops within steps from Dilworth Park at City Hall and Sister Cities Park. From November 28-December 31, PHLASH runs daily 10am-6pm. Additionally, visitors can hop on the Holiday Evening Loop, serviced by PHLASH, to see the Christmas Village at Love Park, Comcast Center Holiday Light Show, Avenue of the Arts performances, Macy's Holiday Light Show and other Philadelphia holiday attractions. Buses run every 15 minutes from 6-10pm. For more information, visit PhillyPHLASH.com.

John F. Collins Park

John F. Collins Park is a small quiet oasis off busy Chestnut Street in Center City Philadelphia. It's a relaxing spot for lunch, reading, or just enjoying a beautiful day. Through the generosity of the William Penn Foundation, the Center City District has restored the park's fountain, benches, landscaping and lighting. John F. Collins Park is owned and operated by Center City District.
M-F: 8:30am-6:30pm; Sa: 10:45am-6:30pm; Su: 12-6:30pm
1707 Chestnut Street | JohnFCollinsPark.org | Facebook

Three Parkway Plaza

Cret Park is a beautifully landscaped plaza and a great place to relax, grab a cup of coffee, or enjoy some light fare with a friend at Capriccio Café.
16th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway | CretPark.org | Facebook

Park Features

Capriccio Café and Espresso Bar
M-F: 6:30am-7pm; Sa & Su: 8am-7pm
215.735.9797, CapriccioCafe.com
- Also offering bike rentals from Wheel Fun Rentals

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and Central Philadelphia Development Corporation
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