Philly families welcome the arrival of winter this week as the season officially begins with the winter solstice on Wednesday, December 21st. Mark the start of a new season with a peaceful walk at Bowman Hill's Wildflower Preserve or a bonfire and hot chocolate at Stateline Wood Preserve. Continue outdoor fun with a visit to Longwood Garden's A Longwood Christmas or St. Peter's Episcopal Church's Lights of Christmas. Or, get a history lesson and head to Valley Forge as performers reenact George Washington's Annual March-In of the Continental Army Commemoration.
In addition to winter fun, there is Hanukkah excitement in the days leading up to the holiday. Upper Merion Library features two Hanukkah Story Times, Tiferet Bet Israel hosts Hanukkah fun with Puppets Pizzazz event, and Franklin Square celebrates the Festival of Lights at its Hanukkah Celebration.
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