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