Winter wonders: Family activities in Philly this weekend

     Check out the pop-up ice skating rink at the Piazza at Schmidt's in Northern Liberties this weekend. (Courtesy of the Piazza at Schmidt's)

    Check out the pop-up ice skating rink at the Piazza at Schmidt's in Northern Liberties this weekend. (Courtesy of the Piazza at Schmidt's)

    Here’s a look at what’s going on for the family this weekend.

    Ice Skating at the Piazza

    1001 N. 2nd Street

    Nov. 30 through Feb. 2

    Bundle up and come experience the Piazza’s transformation into a one of a kind eco-friendly pop-up ice-skating rink. Enjoy live music, theme nights, food and a variety of vendors.

    Festive Pop-up Books at The Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts

    118 N. Broad Street

    Sunday, Dec. 22 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

    Get in the spirit while having fun learning techniques to create holiday inspired books with book artist, Colette Fu.

    The First Annual Manayunk Solstice Fire

    Canal View ParkSaturday, Dec. 21 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.Revive ancient tradition and culture of Winter Solstice. Come celebrate the gradual increase of daylight after the darkness of the winter season with a bonfire, birds, a drum circle and a torch lighting.

    The Wind in the Willows at Sedgwick Theater

    7137 Germantown Avenue

    Saturday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 22 at 3 p.m.

    Experience Kennth Graham’s story of Toad, Mole, Rat and Badger and their woodland escapes at this cozy Mt. Airy theatre.

    Family Happenings at Woodmere Art Museum

    9201 Germantown AvenueSaturday, Dec. 21 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Bring in the Solstice by creating snowflakes from paper and tin or enjoy some toy-making fun and create tops, jumping jacks, and more.

    Sunday, Dec. 22 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.Make your own ornaments to add to the beauty of your holiday decorations. Holiday cheer will be plenty at the museum’s holiday concert and sing-along. 

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