Looking for a creative outlet this December? Parks & Rec and our partners are hosting events where both adults and kids can:

  • Paint or make crafts with friends.
  • Learn how to knit, crochet, or embroider.
  • Hear a story and make a craft.
  • Hand-sew an ornament.

Please note: events may be canceled or postponed due to bad weather. Be sure to check the links below to confirm date, time, and location.


Arts & Crafts 

Art Hour   

December 16 and 30, 2023
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Samuel Playground –3935 Gaul Street, 19134.   

Youth ages 8 to 12 years old are invited to get creative at this drop-in art workshop. Visit Facebook for more information.   

Register for Winter Break Camp 

December 27-28, 2023
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
12th and Cambria Playground2900-30 N. 11th Street, 19133.

Looking for a winter break camp? Parks & Rec offers snacks, games, arts and crafts, and more. Register by December 21, 2023. Learn more details. 

Sign up for Winter Break Camp 

December 27-29, 2023
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Shissler Recreation Center– 1800-56 Blair Street, 19125. 

Parks & Rec’s winter break camp offers games, sports, arts and crafts, and more. Visit Parks & Rec’s Finder for more information. 


Nature Tots: Nature Gifts 

December 5, 2023
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Pennypack Environmental Center—8600A Verree Road, 19115. 

Kids ages two to five are invited to listen to a story and make a simple craft. Create gifts for the birds at the center and take one home. Visit Eventbrite for more details and to register.  

Crochet Night 

December 6, 2023
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Pennypack Environmental Center—8600A Verree Road, 19115.  

Come and crochet. Learn how to make a scarf with other crafters. Bring hooks and yarn. See details on Eventbrite.  

Second Saturday: Fabric Ornaments with Tacony Lab

December 9, 2023
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Glen Foerd–5001 Grant Avenue, 19114

Make a fabric ornament using hand-sewing techniques. All materials will be provided. Visit their website to register. 

December 1, 8, and 15, 2023
6 p.m.
Holmesburg Recreation Center–4500 Rhawn Street, 19136.  

Calling all young artists! Come get creative. Bring a paint smock. Read more and learn how to register for this event. 

The Watershed is an Open Book

December 16, 2023
12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Fairmount Water Works–650 Water Works Drive, 19130.  

Enjoy hands-on activity stations, community building, and take home a free water-themed book. Organized by Schuylkill Banks. Go to their website for more information.

Storytime: December Holidays  

December 16, 2023
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Ryerss Museum and Library –7370 Central Avenue, 19111.

Enjoy stories and make a simple craft. See more details on Facebook. 

Ryerss Fibercraft Friends 

December 8 and 22, 2023
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Ryerss Museum and Library –7370 Central Avenue, 19111. 

Do you like to knit, crochet or do embroidery? Come make new friends. Enjoy the relaxation of a crafting circle. Please bring your own materials and tools. Learn more information on their website.  


Light up your holidays with these fun and festive events at parks and recreation centers.
Keep the winter blues at bay—take part in these events.