Lovely Sister Cities Park on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be the site of holiday happenings for the park's Winterfest on three Saturdays this month. (Photo by M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia)
No need to struggle with shopping crowds to capture a festive photo with Santa Claus.
Sister Cities Park, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway’s lovely oasis, hosts Santa and his elves on three Saturdays this month, starting this Saturday, December 7.
Bring the family to celebrate the season at Sister Cities Park Winterfest as Santa arrives each Saturday for photo ops from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Alongside Santa, each week debuts various activities from a slew of community partners.
Families will have the opportunity shop on-site for holiday items from Urban Jungle and nearby Whole Foods Callowhill, learn about Arctic animals from The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University or the science of snow with The Franklin Institute, create crafts with the Fairmount & Queen Village Art Center and much more.
This Saturday, look for Mr. Claus to arrive in style on a Philadelphia Fire Department fire truck. Next week, the man in red is set to come along with The Techmobile from The Free Library of Philadelphia.
Check right here for the complete schedule of Winterfest events.
Now, just get those wish lists ready!
Sister Cities Park Winterfest
When: December 7, 14 and 21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 18th Street & the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
More info: www.centercityphila.org