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January 2018

by Josephine Cusumano

Les Misérables
Jan. 9-21
Travel back to 19th-Century France, where the Les Misérables story begins. There, viewers will be treated to the famed story along with its beloved songs including “I Dreamed a Dream” and “On My Own.” Seen by more than 70 million people across 44 countries, the world’s most popular musical is now playing in the City of Brotherly Love for this month only. Times vary, Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St., Philadelphia,, see pricing online

Jan. 12-15
Back for another year, the local tradition of WinterFest Ice Skating on the Cooper returns as Cooper River Park is transformed into a winter wonderland. Families of all ages, experienced and novice skaters all share the rink, and during the Martin Luther King weekend, guests can also enter to win prizes in honor of the holiday. Times vary, Cooper River Park, 5300 N. Park Drive, Pennsauken, Camden-, see pricing Online

Jan. 21
Feast your eyes on toy trains spanning the 1930s through the 1950s as Lionel, Marx, American Flyer engines and more will be on display at the Museum of American History, with its final day on Jan. 28. The displays are presented alongside vintage Plasticville buildings stemming from the 1950s. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Museum of American History, 138 Andaloro Way, Deptford,, $3-$4

Jan. 26
ABBA Mania is coming to Collingswood. The tribute show will entertain audience members with the recreation of ABBA’s biggest hits including “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia” and “Take a Chance on Me”—not to mention the unforgettable stage outfits. 8 p.m., Scottish Rite Auditorium, 315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood, ScottishRiteAuditorium. com, $19- $59

Jan. 27
Warm up with the Fire & Ice Festival as it takes over downtown Mount Holly with a selection of professional chili chefs cooking up their best recipes, while ice carvers take on 300-pound blocks of ice to create one-of-akind ice sculptures. This year, there will also be Scotia Acres’ live alpaca exhibition, a craft beer tent pouring out local brews, a cupcake decorating contest and firetruck rides. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., downtown Mount Holly,, Free

Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Magazine, Volume 14, Issue 10 (January, 2018). 


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