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Center City District Parks & Plazas

Sister Cities Park Winterfest
December 7, 14 and 21

Visit Sister Cities Park this December for kid-friendly activities, plenty of hot chocolate from Logan Square Café, a holiday shop for kids from Whole Foods Market, Callowhill, a health-trivia wheel from the team at Penn Medicine Washington Square, and a visit from the big man himself – Santa!

Each Saturday brings family-friendly fun to the park.

Event Partners include: Logan Square Café, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, the Franklin Institute, the Walnut Street Theatre and the Fairmount & Queen Village Art Center.

Don’t forget your camera!

Activities and schedule are subject to change.

December 7
This day, Santa arrives at Sister Cities Park in a Philadelphia Fire Department fire truck. Kids will then have the opportunity to escort Santa to his chair, and are encouraged to wear their favorite elf or stocking hat. Urban Jungle will be on site selling wreaths and other holiday décor and Logan Square Café will have hot chocolate for sale.

Event Partners:
- Penn Medicine Washington Square health-trivia wheel.

- Fun arts and crafts from Fairmount + Queen Village Art Center.

- The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University will be looking at Arctic Animals. Participants will learn how living things in the arctic have adapted to surviving in the cold conditions, and will even get to create their own arctic craft to take home.

- Walnut Street Theatre will be on hand with a cute cut out for guests to take photos in, a craft and cast members from the current shows will be on hand to do some caroling.

December 14- Canceled, due to the weather.

December 21
Santa will be in the park for his last visit of the season.

Take a scenic tour around Sister Cities Park and Logan Square in a complimentary carriage ride. 76 Carriage Tours will be on hand to provide horse-drawn carriage rides, courtesy of Center City District.

Event Partners:
- Kids will have the opportunity to holiday shop at the Whole Foods Market, Callowhill. Gift items will be available for purchase for $10 or less.

- Penn Medicine Washington Square health-trivia wheel.

- Fun arts and crafts from Fairmount + Queen Village Art Center.

- Snow Science! Join The Franklin Institute Educators in an exploration of snow science. Learn about the unique shapes and patterns in snowflakes as you make-n-take a crystal-growing snowflake. Examine and take home an amazing “faux snow” made possible by chemistry!


Related Information

18th Street & the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Open 7 days a week, 6 am – 1 am

Calendar of Events
See what's happening today!

Transportation and Parking:
Parking:  There is on-street kiosk parking
Public Transportation:  Near SEPTA bus
routes 32, 33, and 38. By regional rail, the
park is located just 4 blocks from Suburban

For information about holding your event
in Sister Cities Park, or for complete rental
information, contact Center City District
at 215.440.5500.

Learn about Sister Cities Park's history
and sustainability inititatives