Things to Do in and Around Philly This Weekend

Philadelphia and its surrounding counties always have something going on. Whether it's a holiday light show, ice skating, Longwood Gardens Christmas or Three Kings Day, this area is full of holiday fun every weekend. We've found the top (and affordable) choices of what to do this weekend, Jan. 4-6, in Philly and down the shore.

What: Holiday Light Show

Watch the more 100 Christmas trees magically float and light up along the lake while listening to holiday classics.

Where: Historic Smithville, 615 E. Moss Mill Road, Smithville, NJ

When: Thursday through Sunday, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

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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: through Saturday

Cost: Free

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What: Three Kings Day

A holiday celebration largely for Spanish and Latin American communities, this event features music, food and gifts.

Where: Various locations including the Kimmel Center

When: Sunday

Cost: Varies

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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, Pa.

When: through Sunday

Cost: Varies

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What: Winter at Dilworth Park

In the shadow of City Hall, families can enjoy ice skating, the Wintergarden, shopping and plenty of snacks and hot chocolate outside at Dilworth Park. Look for the light show projected onto City Hall at night, too!

Where: Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th Street, Philadelphia

When: through Feb. 24, 2019

Cost: Free to explore

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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: through March 3, from 1 to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday

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

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