11 Things To Do In Philly This Weekend: Franklin Flea Winter Market Opens, Franklin Square Holiday Festival, Dilworth Park Ice Skating Rink Opens and More



Animatronic Snowmen, Cartoon Penguins, the PA Ballet and More at Comcast’s 2014 Holiday Show

Comcast Center Holiday Spectacular in 2013 | Photo by Joseph Kaczmarek

Comcast Center Holiday Spectacular in 2013 | Photo by Joseph Kaczmarek

The flame in our jack-o-lanterns is still going strong, and we haven’t even begun to think about what we’re serving for Thanksgiving, but local businesses are already announcing plans for the holidays to give eager elves the chance to get the ball rolling on their [insert your winter holiday of choice] plans.

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Pennsylvania Ballet’s 50th Anniversary Gala

Pennsylvania Ballet opened its 50th anniversary season with a celebration of pure, luxurious beauty with the company premiere of George Balanchine's Jewels last week at the Academy of Music, and on Saturday they celebrated with their 50th anniversary gala at the Crystal Tea Room.

The Pennsylvania Ballet opened its 50th anniversary season with a celebration of pure, luxurious beauty with the company premiere of George Balanchine’s Jewels last week at the Academy of Music. On Saturday they celebrated with their 50th anniversary gala at the Crystal Tea Room.

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HughE Dillon: PA Ballet Opening Night

The Pennsylvania Ballet opened its 48th season with a black-tie affair on Wednesday night. After watching a performance at the Academy of Music, guests dodged rain drops to attend a reception at the Union League. Below: Alexandeiz Iziliaev, principal dancer with Pennsylvania Ballet, a guest, Arantxa Ochoa, also a principal dancer, and Dasha Yermakova and Richard Pruett, co-chairs for the evening.
 
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