Holiday Happenings in Center City Philadelphia
This holiday season bring the whole family to Center City Philadelphia for a fun-filled day of shopping, eating and activities. Stop by the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market and Christmas Village for holiday shopping and tasty snacks. Then take in one of the many shows or programs running throughout the season.
SDP Kindergarten Registration Begins January 19
For the School District of Philadelphia, kindergarten registration begins on January 19, 2016. Children must be 5 years old on or before September 1 in order to attend kindergarten for the year.
December 5 and 12 Have Brunch with Santa at Sister Cities Park
Visit with Santa this holiday season at Sister Cities Park’s Logan Square Café. On December 5 and 12, kids can have brunch with Santa and share their wish lists. Brunch includes giveaways, a free carriage ride around Logan Square and free passes for children who are 10 and under to the Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park.
The Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park Is Open Now Through February 28
The Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park has proved to be extremely popular and will be open through February 28. If you have not had the chance yet to bring the kids to Dilworth Park to skate, there’s still plenty of opportunity to experience the rink in the grand setting of Dilworth Park at City Hall. The Rothman Rink is open 7 days a week.
Join the Santa Express on November 27
This exciting Philadelphia holiday tradition continues this year at Dilworth Park. Join SEPTA and the Center City District for fun-filled holiday train rides and a festive parade to welcome Santa Claus to the Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park.
Sister Cities Park
Sister Cities Park, at 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, has something for everyone. Families can explore the Children's Discovery Garden, rent and sail boats in the boat pond, grab a bite to eat at Milk & Honey Cafe or just sit and relax at Sister Cities Fountain and enjoy the picturesque views.
K-8 Public Elementary Schools Map
Center City's public elementary schools present a variety of options for families. According to School District policy, parents living within a particular public elementary school's boundaries can send their children to their neighborhood school by applying at any time.
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