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Skate in the Shadow of City Hall at Dilworth Park!

The Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park is now open seven days a week through February 22. You can skate in the shadow of historic City Hall every day, including holidays. In December, there are also special holiday hours! Admission is $3 for children, ages 10 and under, and $4 for adults. Skate rental is $8.

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Chocolate: The Exhibition at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Indulge in the sumptuous world of chocolate at Chocolate: The Exhibition at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, presented by Mars Chocolate North America.

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Join the Santa Express on November 28

This exciting Philadelphia holiday tradition continues this year at Dilworth Park. Join SEPTA and the Center City District for fun-filled holiday train rides and a festive parade to welcome Santa Claus to the Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park.

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FrostFest at Sister Cities Park

Sister Cities Park will come alive with wintry family-friendly activities to celebrate the holiday season during FrostFest. The event will kick off on Saturday, December 6, and will continue December 13 and 20 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

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PFS Hosts Sensory Friendly Screening Series

The Philadelphia Film Society is hosting a Sensory Friendly screening series, thoughtfully designed to consider children with developmental and behavioral disabilities. Films are presented in a sensory friendly environment with the lights turned up, sound turned down, and customary social expectations relaxed. Gluten-free snacks are available.

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Sister Cities Park

Sister Cities Park, at 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, has something for everyone. Families can explore the Children's Discovery Garden, rent and sail boats in the boat pond, grab a bite to eat at Milk & Honey Cafe or just sit and relax at Sister Cities Fountain and enjoy the picturesque views.

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K-8 Public Elementary Schools Map

Center City's public elementary schools present a variety of options for families. According to School District policy, parents living within a particular public elementary school's boundaries can send their children to their neighborhood school by applying at any time.

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The All-New Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest Opens At Penn’s Landing This Friday, November 28, With A Spectacular Winter Beer Garden And Lodge, Ice Skating, Fire Pits, A Light Show, Pop-Up Holiday Shop And More

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A Brandywine Christmas Celebrates The Holidays With A Railroad Display, Christmas Trees, Holiday Shopping And More, November 28-January 4

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Longwood Gardens Opens A Longwood Christmas, A Dazzling Show Of Twinkling Lights, Holiday Music And More, November 27-January 11

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The Four Seasons Hotel Invites Pint-Sized Guests In For Teatime In Wonderland, Saturdays, November 29-December 27

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Arden Theatre Company Presents A Boldly Reimagined Beauty And The Beast For Children, Opening Wednesday, November 26

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Roundup: A Guide To The Top Christmas Tree Lighting Celebrations In Neighborhoods Throughout Philadelphia This Holiday Season

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The Top 14 Things To Do With Kids During The Holiday Season In Philadelphia

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Broadway Philadelphia Continues Its Season With Tony Award-Winning Musical Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, November 25-30

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Our Guide To The 95th Annual Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, Set To Fill The City With Floats, Balloons, Performances And More, On Thursday, November 27

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The Holiday Light Show Returns To Shady Brook Farm With Millions Of Lights Throughout The Bucks County Attraction, November 22-January 4

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