It’s the last weekend in 2012 and Philadelphia is making sure the year ends with a bang. Many of our favorite places across the city are offering up lots of activities from Friday until New Year’s Day.
Use this extended weekend to sneak one last peek at the Christmas festivities in the area as they wrap up, or check out some of the great exhibits at some of our favorite museums. Also be sure to check out the spectacular fireworks on the Delaware River on New Year’s Eve.
Like every weekend in Philadelphia, this weekend will provide you with lots of great things to do. Bid farewell to 2012 with any of the fun activities we’ve compiled, below:
Friday, December 28
611 Holiday Pop-Up Shop (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Longwood Gardens Christmas (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tues)
Please Touch Museum’s Enchanted Colonial Village (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tues)
Science of Fireworks Show at the Franklin Institute (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)
Saturday, December 29
Cirque Élioze: iD at the Merriam Theater (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Macy’s Christmas Light Show (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)
Maya 2012: Lords of Time at the Penn Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Solar Observing at the Franklin Institute (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)
See our picks for the rest of the extended weekend below.
National Constitution Center New Year’s Week (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)
Plaid Tidings at the Walnut Street Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Sunday, December 30
Jekyll & Hyde at the Forrest Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Comcast Holiday Light Spectacular (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tues)
All Star Week at the Academy of Natural Sciences (Fri, Sat, Sun)
The Nutcracker at the Kimmel Center (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at the Franklin Institute (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)
Winter Adventure Tours at Eastern State Penitentiary (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)
Monday, December 31
Tuesday, January 1, 2013 – Happy New Year!