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December 2015
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.
1 S 15th Street | DilworthPark.org | Facebook

Park Features

Rothman Institute Ice Rink, M-Th: Noon-9pm; F: Noon-11pm; Sa: 11am-11pm; Su: 11am-8pm. See the website for December holiday hours:

Rothman Cabin, M-Th: 4-9pm; F: 4-11pm; Sa: 11am-11pm; Su: 11am-8pm

Rosa Blanca Café, M-F: 8am-4pm; Sa-Su: Closed

Made In Philadelphia Holiday Market, Su-Th: 11am-7pm; F-Sa: 11am-8pm. See the website for specific holiday hours:

XFINITY WiFi is available throughout Dilworth Park.

December Happenings @ Dilworth Park
Some programs are weather permitting. Schedule and performances subject to change. DilworthPark.org/events/

The Rothman Institute Ice Rink is open! Through February 28, you can glide across the ice right next to City Hall seven days a week! New this season is the heated Rothman Cabin on the north end of the ice rink. Just steps away, enjoy tasty food and drink from Rosa Blanca Café to get you warm and ready to get back out on the ice. It's another great season of skating and fun, right in the heart of Center City!

The rink is even open throughout the holidays: Thanksgiving, Noon-8pm; Black Friday, 10am-11pm; Christmas Eve, 11am-5pm; Christmas Day, 12-8pm; December 27-30, 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 $9. Visit DilworthPark.org/rothmanicerink for special holiday hours, events, rental information, and more.

The Rothman Institute Ice Rink and Rothman Cabin are also the coolest places in Center City to host your winter event! From corporate holiday parties and cocktail receptions to team building activities, school groups and fundraisers, the twinkling holiday lights and bustle of Center City make Dilworth Park the perfect backdrop. For more information, or to book your special event, email rentals@centercityphila.org or call 215.440.5507.


Su-Th: 11am-7pm; F-Sa: 11am-8pm
While enjoying the rink, visit the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market on the southern end of Dilworth Park, showcasing local artists, crafters, confectionaries and designers. The market will be open through December 27. For a list of vendors and the complete schedule, visit DilworthPark.org/madeinphiladelphia.


Sister Cities Park

Sister Cities Park offers a variety of fun activities in a beautifully landscaped setting.
Open 7 days a week, 6am-1am.
18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway | SisterCitiesPark.org | Facebook

Park Features

Logan Square Café, 8am-6pm, seven days a week.
Stop by for BYO table service brunch, Sa-Su: 10am-3pm!

215.665.8600, LoganSquareCafe.com

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

December Happenings @ Sister Cities Park
Some programs are weather permitting. Schedule and performances subject to change. SisterCitiesPark.org/events/

December 5 & 12, 9am, 11am and 1pm
Brunch with Santa
This holiday season, have Brunch with Santa at the Logan Square Café in Sister Cities Park! There'll be seatings at 9am, 11am and 1pm each day, with additional seatings available upon request. Plus, the brunch includes giveaways and a free carriage ride around Logan Circle! Reservation and pre-payment required. The menu includes: scrambled eggs; bacon and sausage; tater tots; French toast sticks; an assortment of muffins, bagels and danishes; coffee, tea, fresh orange juice and juice boxes. $12.95 for children (12 and under), $17.95 for adults, 2 and under free. Group rates available. Please call 215.665.8600, email info@logansquarecafe.com, or stop by the café to make your reservations today.


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-5pm; Sa: 10:45am-5pm; Su: 12-5pm
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-6:30pm; Sa & Su: 8am-6pm
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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