This month we say goodbye to Thanksgiving and the last lunar eclipse (a penumbral to be exact) of the year. The wintery mix most of us experienced on Tuesday is a sure sign of the season to come. There are many ways to welcome the new cycle before it actually arrives on the Solstice. 

 

Family fun activities to welcome December are happening this weekend and next. Look at it as a chance to get out when the cold is mild and hibernation fever has not fully shown itself. The Friends of the Wissahickon have designed ways to entertain and explore nature and engage families. Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill neighborhoods are also collaborating on the winter time fun with "A Dickens of a Christmas" returning to the hill. So get out, get down, and kiss the trees goodbye (except the evergreens).  Create beautiful memories and buy local gifts.

 

Northwest Philly

Winter at the Wissahickon will take place rain or shine on Dec. 1 at 12p.m. at The Valley Green Inn. Enjoy warm apple cider, hike the woods, enjoy a light lunch and make your wreaths and more. Just register in advance, $30 for adults, $10 for children and family package for $75 (includes 2 adults and 2 children). 

Holiday House Tour in Chestnut Hill
Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visit beautiful Chestnut Hill homes decorated for the Holidays 

NWS Annual Holiday Bazaar @ Northwestern Stables
120 Northwestern Avenue  Saturday at 11 a.m.
Photos with Santa, silent auction, holiday treats, great gifts by local artists and craftsman in the horse stalls.

Mt. Airy Village Holiday Fair
Sunday 5 to 8 p.m.
Shop, enjoy live music, seasonal treats and support Mt. Airy’s favorites like, Weaver’s Way Coop, The High Point Café, a pop-up shop sponsored by The Waldorf School of Philadelphia, The Big Blue Marble Bookstore, The Nesting House, and Philadelphia Salvage.

 

Downtown Philadelphia Activities are just as FUN!

Have a ball with Cinderella at the Arden! 
A gorgeous version of this favorite opening this weekend!  Review to come next week.

Go skating at the Rizzo Rink!
Open daily, Rizzo Rink offers public skating this Saturday 3:50 to 7 p.m. 

Take in Christmas Village in Philadelphia at LOVE Park
11 a.m. to 8 p.m daily
Come out an enjoy Philly’s premier outdoor holiday market with food, sweets & drinks, holiday gifts, ornaments and arts and crafts. You won’t want to miss the lights and Holiday Tree. 

Whatever you do this weekend, bundle up and enjoy!  

Northwest Philly parents is a partnership between Newsworks and Germantown Avenue Parents.