10 for the Road
You can plan now to attend these weekend events, occurring within a few weeks and within a day's drive of Philadelphia.
1. Children of Hangzhou.
Boston. Through Jan. 4. Hear an interesting perspective from the children of Hangzhou, China, and discover classic and contemporary Chinese practices. 617-426-8855,
2. Bright Nights at Forest Park.
Springfield, Mass. Through Jan. 3. Enjoy a trip through Toy Land, Seuss Land and the new Jurassic World - perfect for the whole family. 413-733-3800,
Jan 3. North Conway, N.H. Children's entertainment by the King of Silly, Todd Wellington. Live music by Tony Sarno & Mike Rocheleau, plus night skiing and s'mores for the whole family.
4. Dogsled Rides.
Dummer, N.H. Jan. 2-4. Take a 2- to 3-mile "fun" ride or a 30- to 40-mile excursion on a dogsled. Snowshoes and cross-country skis also available. 603-449-2300,
5. Family First Sunday.
Jan. 4. Celebrate and honor the tradition of Three Kings Day. Learn about the significance of this holiday and make a special craft to take home with you. 203-259-1598;
6. Festival of Light.
Hartford, Conn. Through Jan. 6. See more than 250,000 white, energy-saving LED lights illuminate the plaza, marking the 45th anniversary of this holiday tradition. 860-525-8629;
7. Fall 2008 Invitational.
Newport. R.I. Through Jan. 6. Multimedia exhibit features the works of more than 16 local artists, including photography, jewelry, oil paintings, acrylics, quilts and ceramics. 401-848-0550.
8. Emancipation Proclamation Observance.
Jan. 3. Newport News, Va. Reenactments, storytelling, and history lessons to honor the day the Emancipation Proclamation was issued in 1863.
9. The Snow Won't Stop Us: Mountain Bike Slalom.
Jan 3. North Creek, N.Y. Downhill mountain-bike race in the snow for the fun of participants and spectators.
10. Faberge, Tiffany, and Lalique Exhibit.
Cleveland. Through Jan. 18. Experience true luxury with a tour through creations belonging to the rich and famous. 216-707-2261;