weekend family fun… northwest and downtown!


This month we say good-bye to Thanksgiving and the last lunar eclipse  (a penumbral to be exact) of the year. The wintery mix most of us experienced on Tuesday is a sure sign of the season to come. There are many ways to welcome the new cycle before it actually arrives on the Solstice.


Family fun activities to welcome December are happening this weekend and next. Look at it as a chance to get out when the cold is mild and hibernation fever has not fully shown itself. The Friends of the Wissahickon have designed ways to entertain and explore nature and engage families. Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill neighborhoods are also collaborating on the winter time fun with “A Dickens of a Christmas” returning to the hill. So get out, get down, and kiss the trees good-bye (except the evergreens).  Create beautiful memories and buy local gifts.


Northwest Philly


Winter at the Wissahickon will take place rain or shine on December 1st at 12p.m. @ The Valley Green Inn. Enjoy warm apple cider, hike the woods, enjoy a light lunch and make your wreaths and more. Just register in advance, $30 for adults, $10 for children and family package for $75 (includes 2 adults and 2 children).


Holiday House Tour in Chestnut Hill 

Saturday 10a.m.-4p.m.

Visit beautiful Chestnut Hill homes decorated for the Holidays



NWS Annual Holiday Bazaar @ Northwestern Stables

120 Northwestern Avenue  Saturday @ 11 am

Photos with Santa, silent auction, holiday treats, great gifts by local artists and craftsman in the horse stalls.


Mt. Airy Village Holiday Fair
Sunday 5-8p.m.

Shop, enjoy live music, seasonal treats and support Mt. Airy’s favorites like, Weaver’s Way Coop, The High Point Café, a pop-up shop sponsored by The Waldorf School of Philadelphia, The Big Blue Marble Bookstore, The Nesting House, and Philadelphia Salvage.



Downtown Philly


Have a ball with Cinderella at the Arden!  

A gorgeous version of this favorite opening this weekend!  Review to come next week.



Go skating at the Rizzo Rink!

Open daily, Rizzo Rink offers public skating this Saturday 3:50-7p.m.



Take in Christmas Village in Philadelphia at LOVE Park

11a.m.-8p.m daily

Come out an enjoy Phili’s premier outdoor holiday market with food, sweets & drinks, holiday gifts, ornaments and arts and crafts. You won’t miss the lights and Holiday Tree.



Whatever you do this weekend, bundle up and enjoy!



2 thoughts on “weekend family fun… northwest and downtown!

  • Karen

    NOrthwestern Stables holiday Bazaar- vendors and Santa & pictures w/ HOrse & santa in the brns..fun for the kids( on Northwestern Ave & Germantown Aves.

    • Elizabette'

      Thanks for additional information!


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