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Things to Do In and Around Philly This Weekend: Dec. 7-9



    Things to Do In and Around Philly This Weekend: Dec. 7-9
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    Ice skaters (and lovers) at the Blue Cross RiverRink at Penns Landing, Philadelphia.

    Philadelphia and its surrounding counties always have something going on. Whether it’s a Christmas parade, festive house tour, light show or breakfast with Santa, this area is full of holiday fun every weekend. We’ve found the top - and affordable - choices of what to do this weekend, Dec. 7 to 9, in Philly and down the shore.

    What:Philly Holiday Festival

    The holiday season fun kicks off this weekend with classic holiday attractions held throughout the city.
    Where: Various locations
    When: Friday through Jan. 1
    Cost: Varies

    What:Winter at Dilworth Park
    In the shadow of Philadelphia City Hall, families can enjoy ice skating, the Wintergarden, shopping and plenty of snacks and hot chocolate outside. A light show projected onto city hall can also be seen at night.
    Where: Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th Street, Philadelphia
    When: Friday through Feb. 24, 2019
    Cost: Free to explore

    What:Christmas in Peddler’s Village
    This holiday fest kicks off when Santa turns on the holiday lights to officially begin the holiday season. Enjoy festive holiday lights, food, visits with Santa and plenty of shopping opportunities throughout the season.
    Where: Peddler’s Village, 2400 Street Road, New Hope
    When: Friday through Jan. 5
    Cost: Free

    What:Christmas Village in Philadelphia
    Experience this authentic open-air European Christmas Market right in Philadelphia. There are more than 80 vendors selling crafts, clothing, food and more.
    Where: Love Park, 15th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia
    When: Now through Dec. 24
    Cost: Free to attend

    What: Comcast Holiday Spectacular
    This holiday tradition continues in the lobby of the Comcast Center with the super high-resolution LED holiday display. Watch the Pennsylvania Ballet’s "The Nutcracker," a sleigh ride through the city and enjoy a sing-along.
    Where: Comcast Center, 1701 JFK Boulevard, Philadelphia
    When: Now through Jan. 1
    Cost: Free

    What:A Longwood Christmas
    Thousands of poinsettias, Christmas trees, flowers and lights fill the indoor garden for the holidays. Seasonal music and the fountain dance outdoors is not to be missed either.
    Where: Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
    When: Now through Jan. 6
    Cost: Varies

    What:Holiday Garden Railway at Morris Arboretum
    This model train set is not to be missed with 12 rail lines, seven loops and tunnels, two cable cars and nine bridges, all lit up for the holidays. All aboard!
    Where: Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, 100 E. Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia
    When: Now through Dec. 31
    Cost: Free with admission

    What: Macy’s Christmas Light Show
    This free show of dancing lights and music in the grand court of the historic Wanamaker Building, now Macy’s, has been a holiday favorite for years.
    Where: Macy’s, 1300 Market Street, Philadelphia
    When: Now through Dec. 31
    Cost: Free

    What: Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
    When the weather gets chilly, head to rink for some ice skating, fire pits, food, drinks, an arcade and more.
    Where: Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest, 101 S. Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia
    When: Now through March 3

    Monday through Thursday 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.
    Friday 1 p.m. to Satuday 1 a.m.
    Saturday 11 a.m. to Sunday 1 a.m. 
    Sunday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

    Cost: Free for general admission, $4 skating admission, $10 skate rentals