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Family Fun and Events Guide

by | Jan 24, 2023 | Entertainment, Family Life, Just for Fun!, Parenting, Seasons, Winter

Looking for something fun to do as a family? We are always looking for unique events and family favorites to share with you. Bookmark this page and check back often for a monthly guide to the must-sees and must-dos for Philadelphia area families. 


Winterfest at Independence Blue Cross River 
101 S. Columbus Blvd. Philadelphia PA
Now through March 5, 2023
Winterfest has been Philadelphia’s favorite Winter tradition on the Delaware River Waterfront for 29 seasons, inviting visitors to experience sparkling lights in a winter wonderland with spectacular views of the Delaware River, complete with comforting warming cabins, fire pit stations, games for the young and young-at-heart, delicious food and refreshing drinks, and, of course — ice skating on the NHL-sized rink.

Winter Wonder at Longwood Gardens
1001 E Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, PA
Now through March 26, 2023
Visit Longwood Gardens now through March 26th and escape the typical winter chill—and find a true winter thrill! The warm Conservatory is a green and lush sanctuary of a variety of beautiful plants from around the world. Explore the ever-changing Orchid House as it bursts with colorful standouts from their expansive collection. 

Winter in Franklin Square, Franklin Square Park
200 N. 6th St. Philadelphia, PA
Daily 10am – 9pm through Feb 26th
Visit historic Franklin Square all winter long during the park’s all-ages Winter in Franklin Square programming. You’ll enjoy spectacular lights, warming winter treats and more!

Love and Chocolate at the Willows
Willows Park Preserve, 490 Darby Paoli Road, Villanova
Sunday February 12th, from 11 am – 2 pm
Don’t miss this FREE event for families and enjoy hot chocolate while you make sweet Valentine’s. Plus, you will enjoy charming photo ops available in the Balloon Room, make and take crafts, enjoy treats and more! There will be hot coffee and tea for adults, too!

Winterfest 2023, Briar Bush Nature Center
1212 Edgehill Rd. Abington, PA
Sunday, Feb 12th 1pm – 4pm
Grab your hat and gloves and enjoy cold-weather fun for the whole family! Explore the grounds at Briar Bush and participate in games, activities, and more! (Advance registration is NOT required.)

Disney 100: The Exhibition
The Franklin Institute, 222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia
Opens February 18th
Get ready for “Disney 100: The Exhibition,” at the Franklin Institute, the world premiere anniversary exhibition celebrating 100 years of the Walt Disney Company. Book your tickets to see more than 250 rarely seen original artworks and artifacts, costumes and props, and other memorabilia that will be on display. Immersive technology allows guests to go behind-the-scenes into the creation of some of Disney’s most popular characters, films, shows, and attractions.

Harlem Globetrotters, Wells Fargo Center
3601 S Broad St. Philadelphia PA
Feb 26th, 12pm and 5 pm
Far more than just a basketball show, you’ll laugh and be amazed and the talented and entertaining Harlem Globetrotters. Be sure to go if you have ever seen them before or plan a return trip to see this family favorite when they are in town.

Check back often for updates! Please email us at info@elementaryconnections.com about an upcoming event.

Photo Courtesy of Chestnut Hill on Ice.