It’s a New Year in Philly and there’s still much fun to be had for the whole family! Check out these great events and happenings from musical fun for families to free museum admission taking place in and around Philly this weekend to keep the holiday fun going strong and ring in 2015! — Jennifer Oxenford
Gustafer Yellowgold in Concert
World Café Live
3025 Walnut Street
Kids of all ages will enjoy Gustafer Yellowgold in concert on Saturday, January 3rd at the World Café Live in Philadelphia. This live multi-media concert will feature stories, animation, and award-winning music and fun for the whole family. $10. Show starts at 11:30 a.m., doors at 11 a.m.
Holiday Garden Railway
100 E. Northwestern Ave
Morris Arboretum’s Holiday Garden Railway wraps up this weekend running its final days Saturday, January 3rd and Sunday, January 4th. Don’t miss your last chance to view the quarter mile of track featuring seven loops and tunnels with fifteen rail lines and more. $16 adults, $8 children.
Rothman Skate Rink at Dilworth Park
Broad and Market Streets
West Side of City Hall
The wintery fun continues at the new Rothman Skate Rink at Dilworth Park this Friday, January 2nd through Sunday, January 4th. Philly families will enjoy outdoor public skating against the backdrop of our landmark City Hall. Adults $4, children 10 and under $3, skate rental $8.
Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
101 S. Columbus Blvd.
The Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest fun runs all weekend long with a magical winter landscape including a dazzling light show, winter garden and forest, shopping and refreshments in the new “Lodge” with indoor fireplaces, rustic décor and outdoor heat lamps plus shopping at ArtStar with gifts and handmade items. And of course, the outdoor ice skating rink as the centerpiece of all the fun. Admission to Winterfest is free. Skate admission $3. Skate rental $10.
Free First Sunday at The Barnes Foundation
The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Ring in the new year with free First Sunday at The Barnes Foundation presented by PECO. Get to the Barnes at 10 a.m. on the first Sunday of each month, including this Sunday, January 4th for a chance to score your free tickets. Tickets are limited to two adults and two children and are limited. Advanced registrations are not available for Free First Sundays.
Bank of America Museums on Us
Participating Museums in the Philadelphia area
Bank of America again is sponsoring Museums on Us with free entry to many of the region’s best museums on the first full weekend of each month including this weekend this Saturday January 3rd and Sunday January 4th for valid Bank of America cardholders. Select participating museums from the region include African American Museum, National Constitution Center, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Allentown Art Museum, Garden State Discovery Museum, Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center, Noyes Museum of Art, Delaware Art Museum, Delaware Museum of Natural History, and Winterthur. Check the website for full list of participating museums. Free.
Free Admission on Sunday Mornings
Brandywine River Museum
1 Hoffman’s Mill Road
Chadds Ford, PA
Enjoy free admission to the beautiful Brandywine River Museum on Sunday mornings including this Sunday, January 4th between 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Free.
Pay What You Wish Admission
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
It’s the first weekend of the month so that means Pay What You Wish admission all day at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Sunday, January 4th. Enjoy the Museum’s vast galleries and treasures. Kids 12 and under always free. Adult admission is Pay What You Wish on the first Sunday of the month.
Jennifer Oxenford is a mother of two and the founder of phillyfun4kids http://www.phillyfun4kids.com your place to find free and mostly free things to do with your kids in and around this great city of motherly love. You can also follow phillyfun4kids on twitter at @phillyfun4kids and Facebook.Find. Fun. Fast. — Now you can download the FREE phillyfun4kids app (newly updated with 2013 seasonal attraction listings!) for your iPhone in the iTunes App Store here.