If Philadelphia embraces one underappreciated American “holiday,” it’s Repeal Day.
December 5, 1933 marked the end of prohibition, and every year bars throughout the city raise their glasses on December 5 to the right to make a proper toast with celebrations and drink specials aplenty.
This year, XFINITY Live! brings something a little different to the Repeal Day table with an all-you-can-imbibe period themed cocktail party complete with live jazz, endless hor d’oeuvres and exclusive pre-Prohibition style lager by Batch 19 offered at $3 a pop.
The party, which offers free admission, is presented in conjunction with the National Constitution Center’s American Spirits exhibition.
Earlier in the day, head to the NCC for special Repeal Day programming, including “Decoding the Document” talkbacks, the “Roaring ’20s Show,” dance workshops and more.
Period attire is encouraged, so don your dirty-30’s best and bid farewell to the 21st Amendment in style.
Repeal Day Celebration at XFINITY Live!
When: Wednesday, December 5, 8-11 p.m.
Where: 1100 Pattison Avenue
Cost: Free admission; pay as you go for food and drinks
More info: www.xfinitylive.com