Philadelphia and its surrounding counties always have something going on. Whether it’s the Auto Show, a PJ party, a week of theater, ice skating or an Orchid Extravaganza, this area is full of winter fun every weekend. We’ve found the top (and affordable) choices of what to do this weekend, Feb. 8-10, in Philly and New Jersey.
What: Philadelphia Auto Show
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Check out the auto industry’s latest creations including more than 700 concept, classic, luxury and exotic cars like a "Back to the Future" DeLorean.
Where: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia
When: through Sunday
Cost: $14 for anyone 13-plus (discount if you buy through SEPTA), $7 for children age 7 to 12, Free for children 6 and under
Elementary and middle school wrestlers will compete in this multi-day tournament with more than 1,500 wrestlers.
Where: Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ
When: Friday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: Admission fee at door
What: PJ Masquerade Ball
Put on your pajamas and get ready to party. Kids will search the museum for clues in order to catch the bad guy, and then dance the night away in pj’s.
Where: Garden State Discovery Museum, 2040 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill, NJ
When: Friday, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $30 for children, $5 for adults
Major city attractions, including the African American Museum of Philadelphia, the National Constitution Center and the Free Library of Philadelphia, will host events throughout the month.
Where: Various locations
When: All of February
What: Philly Theatre Week
For 10 days the city’s theaters offer affordable opportunities including shows, classes, readings and more.
Where: through Feb. 17
When: Various locations
Cost: Between $15 and $30 per person
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. Food and drink available for purchase.
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.
Where: Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th Street, Philadelphia
When: through Feb. 24
Cost: Free to explore
Stroll through the indoor gardens and witness the beauty of the rarest of flowers.
Where: Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, Pa.
When: through March 24