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Top 10 Events for An Unforgettable Family Weekend In Philly (January 21-23, 2022)

Find something that the whole family will enjoy in this weekend's top ten.

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Are you looking for something both safe and fun to do with the kids on your days off?

Make this weekend one to remember with these sensational activities in and around Philadelphia.

All Weekend/Multiple Days

The Snowy Day and Other Stories By Ezra Jack Keats

January 17-30, 2022

Online

The Arden Theatre Company is excited to share with you a brand new, filmed version of THE SNOWY DAY, AND OTHER STORIES BY EZRA JACK KEATS (streaming January 17-30, 2022). This filmed theatrical play was recorded in the Hamilton Family Arts Center and presents exciting performances from an all-Philadelphia cast, a set made using a little cardboard and a lot of creativity, and features original music from the popular local band ILL DOOTS.

In order to access this streaming production, they are asking you to consider making a donation of $20 using the button below to support the Arden’s triumphant return to live theatre. With a donation of any amount, you will receive access to stream. Your support helps set the stage for us to present a live, in-person Children’s Theatre production later in 2022.

A Streetcar Named Desire

January 20 – February 13, 2022
Arden Theatre Company – 40 N 2nd St, Philadelphia

Katharine Powell as Blanche and Akeem Davis as Mitch. Photo Credit: Wide Eyed Studios

Originally slated for March 2020, A Streetcar Named Desire held just one public performance at the Arden before the company shut down. This production will return to open the 2022 Mainstage Season. Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece depicts a story of love, lust, and the memories we leave behind.

Jurassic Quest

Through January 23, 2022 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Pennsylvania Convention Center – 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

Jurassic Quest is North America’s largest and most realistic Dinosaur event. Guests walk through the Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic Periods and experience for themselves what it was like to be among dinosaurs of all kinds. Jurassic Quest is the only interactive dinosaur event that has over 100 true to life-size animatronic dinosaurs in each of its indoor touring shows from the very small to the gigantic. In collaboration with leading paleontologists, each dinosaur has been painstakingly replicated in every detail. Whether their prehistoric counterpart had skin that was scaly, had feathers or fur, Jurassic Quest has spared no expense in bringing the dinosaurs to life. Jurassic Quest exhibits also allow future paleontologists to dig up fossils, ride their favorite life-sized dinosaur, enjoy walking dinosaur and baby dinosaur shows, and enjoy a dinosaur themed play land in addition to face painting, crafts and much more. Jurassic Quest produced 96 multi-day events in 34 states and Canada selling over one million tickets in 2019.

Voices and Visionaries

Through January 28, 2022 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cherry Street Pier – 121 N Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia PA

Voices and Visionaries, a new Philadelphia Sculptors exhibition at Philadelphia’s Cherry Street Pier, highlights the talents of a diverse group of exceptional artists having ties to Philadelphia. A collaboration between the exhibition curators and seven selected artists, the show highlights individual expression while exposing threads of commonalities amongst the group of Black, Asian, and Latinx artists. Multimedia installations, as well as traditional and non-traditional sculptures will populate different locations on the pier. Participating artists are Syd Carpenter, Eiko Fan, Lucia Garzón, Mei-ling Hom, Taji Ra’oof Nahl, Jermaine Ollivierre, and Heryk Tomassini. On view from October 29, 2021 – January 28, 2022, the exhibition is free and open to the public.

Saturday, January 22

Mommy & Me Make-Up Event

January 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Primp & Play Family Spa – 1520 Locust Street, Floor 2, Philadelphia, PA

Take a morning to celebrate you and your daughter – Enjoy a fun makeup class where you can create memories and do one another’s make-up, sip mimosas and juice, enjoy a hand mask and create a photo frame to cherish a photo that we will take of you enjoying your special day together. This event SELLS OUT QUICKLY every time it is offered, so buy your tickets today!

Snow Your Hands Up – All Ages Painting

January 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Painting With A Twist Center City – 611 South Street, Philadelphia, PA

KIDS PLEASE! This is a fun activity for adults and kids alike. Ages 6 and up.

This event may take place on the second floor studio.

Painting With A Twist is always a BYOB so be aware that there may still be alcoholic beverages present. (No Hard Liquor)

The studio is small! OBSERVERS and infants cannot be accommodated in any class.

Philadelphia Wings vs. Rochester – Pajama Night

January 22 @ 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Wells Fargo Center – 3601 S Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

Wings fans are invited to the biggest pajama party in Philadelphia! Fans are encouraged to wear their favorite PJs to celebrate Pajama Night with the Wings. Click this link to get $5 off your ticket.

Sunday, January 23

Philadelphia Royal Princess Ball

January 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel – 480 N Gulph Road, King of Prussia, PA

Get ready for a day of magical fun for the whole family! You’ll get an amazing opportunity to meet and greet your favorite princesses! This is a one of a kind event with all new stage performances, dancing, stories, picture opportunities, princess games, sing along, ballroom dance lesson and more!

Mary Poppins Family Matinee

January 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Philadelphia Film Center – 1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

See the beloved classic, MARY POPPINS at the Philadelphia Film Center Sunday, January 23!

Dive into the magic of Mary Poppins with family-friendly fun before the movie, including crafting and imagination play that will combine Mary’s world with our own. Activities to begin 1 hour before the screening.

Philadelphia Wings vs. New York– Bark in the Bowl

January 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wells Fargo Center – 3601 S Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

Calling Wings fans of all kind, especially the furry ones! Dog lovers and Wings fans alike are invited to bring their furry friends to take part in dog-friendly activities on the concourse and throughout the game. The first 500 dogs will receive a Wings bandana.

Take a look at the Philadelphia Family Calendar to learn about more upcoming events in Philadelphia. If you’ll be around the Main Line or in Bucks County this winter, check out our Main Line Parent and Bucks County Parent calendars for information about family activities in those areas. 

Writer for Philadelphia Family. Email tips to lani@familyfocus.org.

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