Winter Fun and Festive Events This Weekend

Embrace the chilly fun that’s to be had in these last few weeks of winter, and see just how much more the groundhog predicts for this year. Philadelphia and the Southern New Jersey Shore have theatrical performances, races, and even a Chinese New Year celebration for your enjoyment on the weekend agenda.

Lambertville/New Hope Winter Festival

Through January 28

Various Locations

New Hope, PA

Enjoy a full day of fun for all ages. Whether you’re interested in a bird walk, puppet theater, or ballet performance, this festival has something for everyone.

Groundhog Day Festival

January 27 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM

John Heinz at Tinicum

Philadelphia, PA

Celebrate the possibility of Tinicum Tim seeing his shadow or not at this festival. Learn more about the exciting mysteries of nature and enjoy free crafts and food while you’re at it.

Chinese New Year Celebration

January 27 11:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Penn Museum

Philadelphia, PA

Join friends at this event ringing in the Chinese New Year. Enjoy storytelling, crafts, and calligraphy demonstrations, topped off with the lion dance and parade. 

Creative Coloring for Adults

January 27 1:30-3:00 PM

Pleasantville Branch Library

Pleasantville, NJ

Sooth your mind with the help of paper and colors. Escape to a colorful world of your design alongside others at the Pleasantville Branch Library.

Orchid Extravaganza

Through March 25

Longwood Gardens

Philadelphia, PA

Lovers of flowers enjoy this breathtaking exhibit. Meander through the 4-acre conservatory and see all the beauty that these gorgeous flowers can showcase.

Wassailing the Apple Trees

January 28 1:00- 4:00 PM

Terhune Orchards

Princeton, NJ

Pretend you’re British for a day and participate in this historic tradition. “Wassail” the apple trees and wish them good luck for the upcoming year. Follow the fun with live music and a bonfire complete with marshmallows for toasting.

Seafarin’ Saturday

January 27

Independence Seaport Museum

Philadelphia, PA

Learn about flying fish this week at the Independence Seaport Museum. Follow up your education about invasive species by crafting your own fish windsock!

Blue Cross Riverrink Waterfront

Delaware River Waterfront

Philadelphia, PA

Spend a day enjoying all that winter has to offer. Enjoy the ice rink, food, and fun for every member of the family at this festival.

Princess and the Pea

January 28 (various times)

Media Theater

Media, PA

Why oh why is that persnickety princess complaining again? Enjoy this musical based on the classic tale of the princess and that bothersome pea at the Media Theater.

Indoor Auto Racing

January 26-27 (various times)

Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall

Atlantic City, NJ

Get your racing fix and watch old rivals at it again. Have a blast watching this year’s race from the indoor comfort of Boardwalk Hall.

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