Kid-Friendly Events This Weekend: Jan. 28-30
Lunar New Year celebrations and ice sculpting
This snowy weekend is jam-packed with Lunar New Year events and a whole lot of ice sculpting.
Chestnut Hill on Ice
January 28 & 29
Germantown Ave. between Rex Ave. & Willow Grove Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118
The Philadelphia neighborhood of Chestnut Hill is hosting a wide variety of ice-themed events Friday night and Saturday afternoon. The whole family will enjoy live ice carvings, iceless ice skating, axe throwing. lots of winter treats and a special “Kid-Zone” with games and crafts.
Nighttime Sensory Hike
January 28, 6:15-7:15 p.m.
Norristown Farm Park, 2500 Upper Farm Rd., Norristown, PA 19403
All ages are invited to learn about how animals use their senses differently at night during this after-dark walk through Norristown Farm Park.
Mount Holly Fire & Ice Festival
January 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
1 High St., Mount Holly, NJ 08060
Mount Holly, New Jersey is hosting their 29th annual Fire & Ice Festival this year. This family-friendly event includes ice carvers, animals, music, exhibits, vendors and a chili cook-off.
Lunar New Year
January 29, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Penn Museum, 3260 South St., Philadelphia, PA 19104
The Penn Museum’s Lunar New Year celebration will include in-person and virtual family-friendly activities. Highlights include arts and crafts, dances and a poetry reading.
Lunar New Year at Dilworth Park
January 29, 5-7 p.m.
Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th St., Philadelphia, PA 19102
The Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink in Dilworth Park will also be holding a Lunar New Year celebration sponsored by Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communications. There will be a prancing lion, traditional Chinese dancing, a special menu and ice skating sessions.
Ice Princess Weekend
January 29 & 30, 5-7 p.m.
Franklin Square, 6th St & Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Elsa from “Frozen” and her princess friends, including Jasmine, Elena of Avalor, and Rapunzel, are coming to Philadelphia’s Franklin Square this weekend for ice sculpting demonstrations.
Mommy & Me Artsy Tea
January 30, 10:30 a.m.
Primp & Play, 1520 Locust St., 2nd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19102
One ticket to Primp & Play’s Mommy & Me Artsy Tea gets one adult and one child iin to paint tea-shaped flower pots, enjoy tea and a sweet treat and get manicures (for the kids) and keratin hand treatments (for the grown-ups).
Virtual Sundays on Stage: Celebrate Ice Cream for Breakfast Day with Ants on a Log and Friends
January 30, 2 p.m.
Virtual, Youth Services and Programs of the Philadelphia Free Library Facebook page
Philadelphia’s musical performance duo Ants on a Log will be joined by other children’s musicians to celebrate Ice Cream for Breakfast Day at this virtual event.