The Philadelphia Museum of Art gets festive this holiday season, with a decked-out Great Stair Hall and holiday happenings aplenty. (Photo courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art)
The majestic Philadelphia Museum of Art is a wonderful place to bring family and friends throughout the holiday season, with festive programs, gallery tours, sing-alongs, delicious treats and more.
The already gorgeous Great Stair Hall is even more resplendent for the holiday season, with lit evergreen trees and golden lights.
This friday evening, December 14 is a particularly packed holiday night. Here’s what’s in store:
Festival of Lights with West Philadelphia Orchestra: Friday, December 14, 5-8:45 p.m.
Celebrate Hanukkah with the drums and big brass sounds of the West Philadelphia Orchestra. Dancing and singing along are encouraged.
First Person Arts StorySlam: Home for the Holidays: Friday, December 14, 7-8:30 p.m.
Have a good story to share? Head to Alter Gallery 176 to join First Person Arts, for a storytelling competition around the theme “Home for the Holidays.” Hilarity will ensue.
Seasonal Treats: The perfect spot for enjoying a light lunch or quick snack between galleries, the Balcony Café at The Philadelphia Museum of Art offers festive sweet treats presented by Starr, including assorted hand-made truffle, gingerbread men, snow cookies, pumpkin tarts and cranberry walnut bread. Available too are salads, craft sandwiches, pastries and French press coffee and tea. Granite Hill is great for a sit-down seasonal meal.
For more on what the Philadelphia Museum of Art has planned for the holidays, check out our previous post.
Philadelphia Museum of Art: Festive Friday Night
When: Friday, December 14, West Philadelphia Orchestra, 5-8:45 p.m.; StorySlam, 7-8:30 p.m.
Where: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: Admission (gets you access for two consecutive days to any PMA property) is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $14 for students and youth, free for kids 12 and under
More info: www.philamuseum.org