15 Ways to Ring in the New Year in Philadelphia

Photo by M. Stanley for DRWC, via Visit Philadelphia.

Photo by M. Stanley for DRWC, via Visit Philadelphia.

Whether you want to party all night, spend a quiet evening enjoying the arts, or have some kiddies in tow, there’s something to do in Philly on New Year’s Eve. Why stay in to watch the ball drop when you can celebrate with the rest of the town?

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DRPA Moves on Plan to Reopen Franklin Square PATCO Station

The Delaware River Port Authority has approved a half-million dollars in its budget next year to study re-opening the Franklin Square PATCO stop. If opened, the current “ghost station” would be the first stop in Philadelphia on the PATCO High Speed Line. The current first stop is at 8th and Market.

Re-opening that station has long been a goal of Johnny Doc, who Philadelphia’s magazine Robert Huber recently profiled. He represents Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale on the Port Authority board.

It is believed to cost about $12 million to refurbish and re-open the PATCO stop.

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Ben Franklin, Phillie Phanatic and Other Philly Characters Come Together for Fellow Entertainer With Cancer

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Billy Edwards with Historic Philadelphia

Professional actor Billy Edwards has spent the past 15 years entertaining Philadelphia as some of the city’s most beloved figures. He has worked as a costumed History Maker and Storyteller at Historic Philadelphia Inc., a Duck Boat guide at Ride the Ducks, a Santa at Macy’s Dickens’ Village, a Phanstormer for the Philadelphia Phillies, at Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary and much more.

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9 Things to Do This Week in Philly: Clue at the Franklin Institute, Rad Girls Quizzo, Night Market in Old City and More

We recommend doing each and every one of these things this week:



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