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FrostFest at Sister Cities Park

Join us December 13 when Sister Cities Park comes alive with wintry family-friendly activities to celebrate the holiday season during FrostFest. The event kicks off Saturday, December 13, and will continue December 20 from 10am until 2pm. The park will be filled with live holiday music, family-friendly activities, free carriage rides around the park, ice carving demonstrations, a chance to see Santa Claus, and sweet treats from Logan Square Cafe.

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Soccer Shots Indoor Winter Program Starts This Week!

Soccer Shots registration has opened for their winter season and spots are going fast. The winter season officially begins this weekend and goes through February, 2015. All winter classes will be held indoors.

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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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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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New Year’s Eve In Philadelphia 2015: The Best Places To Watch New Year’s Eve Fireworks Over The Delaware River At 6 P.M. And Midnight

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The Academy Of Natural Sciences Of Drexel University Hosts All-Star Days With Special Demos, Hands-On Activities And More, December 27-30

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Head To Old City For Free Hot Chocolate And Live Music During The First Old City Holiday Music Choctacular, Saturdays, December 20 And 27

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MummersFest Offers A Behind-The-Scenes Peek Into The Mummers Parade With Tours And Hands-On Fun, December 28-31

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Last Chance: The Franklin Flea Holiday Market Hosts Its Final Shopping Day Of The Season This Saturday, December 20

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Little Baby’s Ice Cream Community Supported Ice Cream Program 2015 Sign-Ups Are Open Through Wednesday, December 24

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The Merriam Theater Rings Out The Year With The Smashing Percussion Sensation Stomp, December 26-30

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Save The Date: The 115th Annual Mummers Parade Returns With 10,000 Performers, A New Route, Family Viewing Area And More, Thursday, January 1

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New Year’s Eve In Philadelphia: Ring In 2015 With Two Huge New Year’s Eve Fireworks Displays Over The Delaware River At 6 P.M. And Midnight

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