Cool doings this holiday season at Penn's Landing

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Rendering of Winterfest.

We learned last week that Penn's Landing will get an additional dose of fun this holiday season.

Here's more info on Waterfront Winterfest, which starts on Black Friday (Nov. 29) and runs till Jan. 5.

The Delaware River Waterfront Corp. is reconfiguring the RiverRink for its 20th anniversary.

New this year will be The Lodge, a 400-person warming tent evoking a beer garden-style restaurant from chef George Sabatino and Four Corners Management. (This team is fresh off its summertime service at Morgan's Pier just up the Delaware River, so I've come to think of The Lodge as "Morgan's Pier on the Rocks.")

Also planned are a light and video show called "Bright Lights, Big Santa" presented hourly from 5 to 11 p.m. by Klip Collective; landscaping in a "pop-up" style by Groundswell Design Group (shipping containers repurposed into retail shops, food and drink served among a re-created forest setting with pine trees, fire pits, rustic seating and signage); and a retail shopping experience curated by Art Star Crafts Bazaar and open Friday to Sunday as well as the entire holiday week.

Winterfest will run from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily, and special hours are being discussed for Dec. 24, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

On New Year’s Eve, special parties will run in conjunction with 6 p.m. and midnight fireworks shows presented by SugarHouse Casino.

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