January 5-7, 2018

Weekend Picks: First Friday, Three Kings Day Celebrations, Dilworth Park Wintergarden And More

Beat the winter blues with these fun things to see and do in Philly this weekend...

Don’t let the cold keep you from experiencing the first weekend of 2018 in the City of Brotherly Love, featuring everything from parties at the Barnes Foundation to First Friday at Old City galleries and more.

Dilworth Park Wintergarden and Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest are open offering ice skating (bundle up!), games and delicious winter treats in heated cabins.

Taller Puertorriqueño, the Kimmel Center and Painted Bride Art Center feature Three Kings Day events celebrating the story of the Three Wise Men with salsa dancing, tasty Latin food and gifts for kids.

Philly sports lovers can catch the highly ranked men’s Villanova Wildcats basketball team play a primetime matchup at the Wells Fargo Center.

And Kennett Square‘s Longwood Gardens offers one last chance to check out its vibrant holiday event, A Longwood Christmas.

With more than 50 events this weekend, it’s a great time to book the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package, which comes with $235 in free perks, including free hotel parking, free tickets to Terracotta Warriors at The Franklin Institute, free ice skating and admission at RiverRink Winterfest and a $25 Garces gift card.

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Read on for our guide to this weekend in Philly.

Friday, January 5

Top Pick

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

This popular waterfront attraction offers a chalet-style Lodge Restaurant and Bar, an Olympic-sized ice skating rink, a stellar view of the Ben Franklin Bridge and more...

Top Pick

First Friday in Old City

Enjoy late hours as well as shows at galleries like The Clay Studio and The Center for Art in Wood...

LIVE MUSIC, COMEDY AND DANCE

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

Winter Fountains on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

Part of Parkway 100, this free, outdoor exhibition illuminates the Parkway with a stunning nighttime display of surreal, glowing videos projected on to four large domes...

Prisons Today at Eastern State Penitentiary

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

Eastern State Penitentiary is now home to the nation’s first major museum exhibition addressing preconceptions surrounding incarceration in America...

People at First Friday in Philadelphia

On the first Friday evening of every month (including this Friday, January 5), the streets of Old City fill with art lovers of all kinds who wander among the neighborhood’s 40-plus galleries. (Photo by A. Ricketts for Visit Philadelphia)

Saturday, January 6

Top Pick

Dilworth Park Wintergarden

City Hall has become a winter wonderland, featuring an ice skating rink, a cozy cabin, and a garden and maze...

LIVE MUSIC, COMEDY AND DANCE

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

Winter Fountains on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

Part of Parkway 100, this free, outdoor exhibition illuminates the Parkway with a stunning nighttime display of surreal, glowing videos projected on to four large domes...

Prisons Today at Eastern State Penitentiary

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

Eastern State Penitentiary is now home to the nation’s first major museum exhibition addressing preconceptions surrounding incarceration in America...

People at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest lodge in Philadelphia

Warm up this weekend in the Lodge Restaurant and Bar at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest on the Delaware River waterfront. (Photo courtesy DRWC)

Sunday, January 7

Top Pick

Last Chance: A Longwood Christmas at Longwood Gardens

It's your last chance to see thousands of topiaries, wreaths, mirrors and floating cranberries, apples and gilded walnuts, and 500,000 lights at this iconic attraction...

Peter Pan at the Arden Theatre

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

Arden Theatre pays a visit to Neverland with a inventive contemporary staging of the ageless childrens story...

LIVE MUSIC, COMEDY AND DANCE

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

Winter Fountains on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

Part of Parkway 100, this free, outdoor exhibition illuminates the Parkway with a stunning nighttime display of surreal, glowing videos projected on to four large domes...

Prisons Today at Eastern State Penitentiary

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

Eastern State Penitentiary is now home to the nation’s first major museum exhibition addressing preconceptions surrounding incarceration in America...

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