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December 2017

IN Center City

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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

Dilworth Park Café, M-F: 7:30am-6pm; Sa-Su: 11am-6pm
Now offering beer, wine and cocktails M-F: 5-6pm; Sa-Su: All day

XFINITY WiFi is available throughout Dilworth Park.

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

The Rothman Institute Ice Rink is Open!
M-Th: Noon-9pm; F: Noon-11pm; Sa: 11am-11pm; Su: 11am-8pm
The Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park is an unparalleled entertainment experience in a wonderfully unique urban setting. The rink is even open throughout the holidays: Christmas Eve, 11am-7pm; Christmas Day, Noon-8pm; December 26-30, 11am-11pm; New Year's Eve, 11am-11pm; New Year's Day, 11am-9pm. Open daily, admission is $3 for children ages 10 and under and $5 for adults. Skate rental is $10. Penguin skate aids, $10. Visit DilworthPark.org/wintergarden/rothman-rink/ for special holiday hours, events, rental information, and more.


Thursdays, 5-9pm
College Nights

College students show their ID and pay $2 for admission plus skate rental for an evening of fun with friends at the Rothman Rink. Discount cannot be used in conjunction with other offers.

Coming in January
Sled Skating presented by Magee Rehabilitation Hospital

The Rothman Ice Rink is accessible for everyone again this season! With sled skating, adults and children with disabilities can reserve a sled to use during the scheduled sessions. Reservations are required. Click here for a complete schedule and to register.

Deck the Hall Light Show presented by Independence Blue Cross
New to Dilworth Park this season! Center City District, in collaboration with 6abc, brings City Hall to life this holiday season with the Deck the Hall Light Show presented by Independence Blue Cross. This free nightly choreographed light show, projected onto Philadelphia's historic City Hall, happens every hour on the half hour and more frequently on weekends through January 1. Following each show, City Hall will remain in color, in order to highlight the architecture of the building until the next show begins. For more information, visit DilworthPark.org/wintergarden/light-show/





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

During the holidays, hours will match the Rothman Rink's expanded hours
Cozy up with warm cocktails like DeKuyper Cordial-spiked Hot Chocolate or festive drinks featuring Hornitos Tequila along with craft beers from Victory Brewing and Stella Artois. Many offerings to savor and share such as mac and cheese and chili are available on the artfully crafted menu. Adults 21 and over can enjoy a glass of wine, a specialty cocktail and a selection of beer starting at 5pm on weekdays, and 11am on the weekends. On Saturdays and Sundays stop in for Brrrrrunch Cocktails like Bloody Marys or Blood Orange Effen Mimosas. For information and events, visit DilworthPark.org/wintergarden/rothman-cabin/.


Wednesdays, 5-7pm
Cocktails and Cold Ones

From the folks who bring you Center City District Sips, enjoy this winter edition in the Rothman Cabin with $6 Effen Vodka cocktails, $5 wine and $4 Bud Light draft beers, along with specially-priced food items from the Dilworth Park Air Grille. After a busy day of holiday shopping, pop into the cabin for a drink special, and get a Lyft. Lyft is the official rideshare partner for the Rothman Cabin.



America's Garden Capital Maze
Stroll through America's Garden Capital Maze at Dilworth Park, a holiday-inspired garden created in partnership with Greater Philadelphia Gardens. For more information, visit DilworthPark.org/wintergarden/maze/.

Feeling garden inspiration? Join the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society for a variety of gardening workshops that will have you dreaming of spring! Representatives from the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University will be on hand to lead “Ask the Expert” sessions in the America’s Garden Capital Maze following each workshop. All programs are free, but registration is required at phsonline.org/wintergarden. All garden programs are held in the Rothman Cabin.

December 2, 10-11am
Make and Take: Natural Holiday Gifts (Family)

Create a holiday gift from natural materials. Everything will be provided. Take home the gift you designed yourself.

December 12, Noon-1pm
Make and Take: Holiday Greens (Family)

Create a personal holiday greens arrangement for your home. Learn about the best and longest-lasting evergreens to grow in your own garden. Take home the arrangement you designed yourself.

Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market
Su-Th: 11am-7pm; F-Sa: 11am-8pm
Christmas Eve: 11am-5pm
Christmas Day: Closed
This Holiday season, visit the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market at Dilworth Park, showcasing local artists, crafters, confectionaries and designers. The market will be open through January 1. For a complete schedule, visit DilworthPark.org/wintergarden/market/.

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, M-F: 8am-3pm; Sa-Su: 8am-5pm
215.665.8600, LoganSquareCafe.com

Imagination Playground sponsored by Beneficial Bank and
Children's Discovery Garden, M-Su: 10am-5pm.
215.440.5500, SisterCitiesPark.org

Library in the Park Book Cart presented by TD Bank

AMOR sculpture, southeast corner of the park.

Brunch with Santa in Sister Cities Park!
This holiday season, have Brunch with Santa at the Logan Square Café in Sister Cities Park! December 16, seatings at 8am, 10am and Noon; December 17, seatings at 9am and 11am. $15.95 for children 12 and under, $22.95 for adults, FREE one year and under. Reservation required. Includes a free skating pass for the Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park! Children one year and under must purchase a ticket if they require a seat.

Click here for tickets and menu information.

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 the Center City District Foundation.
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 Bar
M-F: 6:30am-10pm; Sa & Su: 8am-10pm
Now offering beer, wine and cocktails after 11am!

215.735.9797, CapriccioCafe.com

Know of any shopping, dining, happenings, or other inside information you think would be appropriate for IN Center City? Email us at: events@centercityphila.org
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