Weekend Picks, New Year’s Weekend Edition: Sugarhouse Casino’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks, Jekyll And Hyde At The Forrest Theatre, All Star Week At The Academy Of Natural Sciences, And More

As the holiday season in Philadelphia comes to a close, there are tons of activities and events to enjoy during the final weekend of 2012. (Photo by J. Fusco for GPTMC)

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)

Gotham Classic — Temple Men’s Basketball vs. Detroit

Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Art After 5 New Year’s Eve Pre-Party

The Sound of Music Sing-A-Long at World Cafe Live Wilmington

Tour Philly Bradley Cooper-Style With The Brand New Silver Linings Playbook Itinerary

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)

Friday Night Film Series at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Roundup: Our Picks For The Top 10 Holiday Dates In Philadelphia

Saturday, December 29

Cirque Élioze: iD at the Merriam Theater (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Macy’s Christmas Light Show (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)

The African American Museum Kwanzaa Celebration (Sat, Sun)

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)

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Philadelphia Art Museum Scavenger Hunt

Plaid Tidings at the Walnut Street Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Dancing Around The Bride at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Old Soul at Gunners Run

American Sprits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition at the National Constitution Center (Fri, Sat, Sun)

The Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn’s Landing

Sunday, December 30

Top Picks For Sunday Suppers At Philadelphia Restaurants

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)

Building a Masterpiece: Frank Furness’ Factory for Art at PAFA — Closing Day!

Monday, December 31

New Year’s Eve at Fette Sau and Frankford Hall

Roundup: Our Top Picks For Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Celebrations In Philadelphia

New Year’s Eve In Philadelphia: Our Top Picks For Alternative New Year’s Eve Celebrations This December 31

Drexel vs. St. Joe’s Basketball

New Year’s Eve Fireworks: Sugarhouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Delaware

Tuesday, January 1, 2013 – Happy New Year!

113th Annual Mummers Parade

New Year’s Day Celebration at the Kimmel Center


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