Here’s something to look forward to in addition to your Thanksgiving leftovers: South Street Headhouse District’s 2012 Winter Wonderland, set for Sunday, December 2 from 4-7 p.m.
Festivities include a holiday market underneath the Headhouse Square Shambles featuring 20 South Street Headhouse retailers and restaurants, free horse-drawn carriage rides from Philadelphia Trolley Works, the popular “Nutcracker Mash-Up” dance performance by the Philadelphia Dance Academy, ornament-making, an appearance from Santa Claus and the official tree lighting.
Background entertainment is sure to deliver as well. The award-winning Society Hill Dance Academy will perform holiday ballroom dances for the crowds and the seasonal sounds of a brass quartet will get people in the holiday spirit.
Meanwhile, extend your outing with an evening of dining and shopping at one of the neighborhood’s more than 400 independently-owned restaurants and retailers. While you wander, check out the festive window displays of the 28 Window Wonderland participants who have dressed up their storefront windows for the season. The winners of the challenge will be announced at Winter Wonderland.
Bonus: Winter Wonderland attendees can download the brand new (free) South Street Headhouse District mobile app, plus sign up for the “Live Local. Shop Local.” card for area discounts and specials.
The full schedule of activities is below.
Happy Holidays, Philadelphia!
Winter Wonderland in the South Street Headhouse District
When: Sunday, December 2, 4–7 p.m.
Where: Headhouse Square Shambles, 2nd Street between Pine and Lombard Streets
More info: www.southstreet.com
Here’s the full list of Winter Wonderland activities:
• 4–7 p.m.: Ornament making hosted by The Expressive Hand; Holiday Marketplace
• 4:30 p.m.: Brass Quartet Seasonal Music
• 5 p.m.: Santa Claus Arrives
• 5:30 p.m.: Society Hill Dance Academy performance
• 6 p.m.: Nutcracker Mashup by the Philadelphia Dance Academy
• 6:30 p.m.: Tree Lighting