Do Something: what’s happening in and around Palmyra this weekend

It’s not too late to enjoy some holiday fun, so check out these South Jersey area events

Christmas weekend is nearly here and numerous holiday events will be coming to a close on Sunday. Check out what events are happening around the area this weekend.

In Burlington County

  • Catch a screening of “Arthur Christmas” at the Burlington County Library tonight at 6 p.m. How can Santa deliver billions of presents to the whole-world in just one night? With army of one million combat-style Field Elves and a vast, state-of-the-art control center under the ice of the North Pole!
  • Stop by the Smithville Mansion Annex Gallery to catch the last few days of the 2017 Holiday Art Exhibit. Enjoy the exhibit during as part of the Mansion tours and Candlelight tours. Sales from the artwork will benefit the Friends of the Mansion at Smithville.

Around South Jersey

· Residents can enjoy some outdoor ice skating at Cooper River Park this weekend. Camden County’s Winterfest ice skating rink will be open from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The cost to ice skate is $6 for adults, $4 for children 5 to 12, seniors and veterans. Children 4 and under can skate for free. Skate rental fees are $4 for all ages. Winterfest is closed on Christmas Day. Visit for more information.

At the Jersey Shore

  • This weekend is one of the final chances to check out Historic Smithville’s Holiday Light Show. The light show will be open on Saturday from dark to 8:30 p.m. and will take place at Lake Meone at Historical Smithville. More than 120 Christmas Trees constructed from more than 50,000 Christmas lights, magically float on Lake Meone in the center of Historic Smithville. An orchestrated show of lights and music is played out across the lake. Historic Smithville is located at 615 East Moss Mill Road in Smithville. Visit for more information.
  • The Battle at the Boards basketball tournament takes over the Wildwoods Convention Center on Saturday. Billed as the largest co-ed basketball tournament in the country, there will be four high school boys basketball games and four high school girls basketball games taking place on Dec. 23. The tournament will continue following Christmas on Dec. 26. For more information, visit

In Philadelphia

· Shoppers have one final chance to check out Christmas Village at Love Park in Philadelphia. The village will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. This outdoor holiday market feature more than 80 vendors selling traditional European food, holiday gifts, ornaments, jewelry and high-quality arts and crafts. The village is free to attend. Visit for more information.

· Residents can get into the holiday spirit with a visit to Franklin Square this weekend. The Franklin Square Holiday Festival is open for its second-to-last weekend on Saturday and Sunday. The festival features the free Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show where more than 50,000 lights shimmer, dance, and illuminate the square to a soundtrack of holiday classics in two alternating shows. The shows take place every 30 minutes from 4:30 to 9 p.m. The final show on Sunday will be at 8 p.m. for Christmas Eve. Visit for more information.

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