Tonight Picks: Movie Night At RiverRink Winterfest, Stag And Doe Night In Chestnut Hill And More

The top things to do in Philly tonight, December 14...

The midweek mark is celebrated with happy hour, holiday shopping deals, live music and so much more.

Tonight is night one for the Lodge at RiverRink Winterfest’s holiday movie series. Starting tonight, the waterfront attraction hosts nightly screenings of holiday movies. The series kicks off with a screening of Jim Carrey’s A Christmas Carol.

The 21-plus crowd is invited out to East Passyunk for the neighborhood’s annual Santa bar crawl — think Santa (or Elf!) hats, deals on festive cocktails, cheap bar snacks and more.

Our top picks for tonight, below.

Franklin Square Holiday Festival and Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show

For the holidays, Franklin Square transforms into a hub for holiday cheer. Nightly, the Electrical Spectacle Holiday light show illuminates the historic park, which is paired with holiday tunes to boot. New this year, the holiday attraction welcomes Ben’s Sweets and Treats, an area that promises homemade fudge making, gingerbread house decorating, holiday cookie decorating and more.

Franklin Square Holiday Festival and Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show

When:Through December 31
Where:Franklin Square, 200 N. 6th Street
Cost:Pay as you go

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Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

Winter is better with twinkling lights, hot chocolate, s’more-roasting pits and ice skating. You can take full advantage of the cold-weather months at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest, which is open all winter long with ice skating, festive eats, holiday lights and much more.

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

When:Through March 5, 2017
Where:Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:Pay as you go

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Holiday Happenings at City Hall

Winter Maze Dilworth ParkPhoto by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

Dilworth Park is a holiday lover’s dream this season with everything from shopping and snacking to ice skating and lounging. This year, Christmas Village fills the park with one-of-a-kind ornaments, décor and holiday gifts along with hot mulled wine and toasty hot cocoa. The Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market also returns with handmade gifts by local artists. In addition to shopping, holiday revelers flock to Dilworth Park for its ice rink, holiday garden maze and food-filled cabin.

Holiday Happenings at City Hall

When:Christmas Village through December 24; Ice Rink and Wintergarden through February 26, 2017
Where:Dilworth Park, 1401 JFK Boulevard
Cost:Pay as you go

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Free Screening of A Christmas Carol at the Lodge at RiverRink Winterfest

Tonight, the Lodge at RiverRink Winterfest kicks off its holiday movie series with a screening of the 2009 version of A Christmas Carol (starring Jim Carrey). The film starts at 8 p.m. and food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Free Screening of A Christmas Carol at the Lodge at RiverRink Winterfest

When:Wednesday, December 14, 8-11 p.m.
Where:Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:Free

www.delawareriverwaterfront.com

Spirits and Suds with Santa in East Passyunk

A $5 tickets get you a Santa or Elf hat and food and drink deals at 11 bars along East Passyunk Avenue for the annual Spirits and Suds with Santa bar crawl. Starting at 5:30 p.m., visit bars like Bing Bing Dim Sum, Garage, Cantina los Caballitos, Plenty and POPE for $4 holiday cocktails, $3 beer and snacks for $5 or less. Registration for the crawl will take place at Garage.

Spirits and Suds with Santa in East Passyunk

When:Wednesday, December 14, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Where:Registration will take place at Garage, 1231-1233 East Passyunk Avenue
Cost:$5 for admission; pay-as-you-go food and drinks

www.visiteastpassyunk.com

Cocktails and Cold Ones in Rothman Cabin

For a festive happy hour, head to the Rothman Cabin at Dilworth Park for deals on food and drinks. From 5 to 7 p.m., enjoy $3 beer, $4 wine, $5 featured cocktails and some food specials, too.

Cocktails and Cold Ones in Rothman Cabin

When:Wednesday, December 14, 5-7 p.m.
Where:Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th Street
Cost:Pay as you go

www.ccdparks.org

Latin Roots Live! Dance Party at World Cafe Live

Dance along to Colombian rhythms as the Gregorio Uribe Big Band performs a free concert at World Café Live this Wednesday night for the Latin Roots Live! dance party. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the party starts at 8 p.m.

Latin Roots Live! Dance Party at World Cafe Live

When:Wednesday, December 14, 7-11 p.m.
Where:World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street
Cost:Free with RSVP

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Philly Art and Food at Coda

Some of the finest chefs band together to celebrate Taller Puertorriqueñno and Philadelphia’s Latin culture this evening for Philly Art and Food. Chefs from restaurants like Le Virtu, Vedge, Neuf, Whetstone Tavern, Jose Pistolas and more will create food inspired by works from Latin artists.

Philly Art and Food at Coda

When:Wednesday, December 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where:Coda , 1712 Walnut Street
Cost:$55

www.phillyartandfood.com

Holidays On The Hill: Stag and Doe Nights

Holiday shopping is the theme of the evening at Chestnut Hill’s weekly Stag and Doe shopping night. From 6 to 9 p.m., enjoy extended hours at Germantown Avenue retailers, holiday décor throughout the neighborhood, hot cocoa, wine, cheese, Christmas carols and more.

Holidays On The Hill: Stag and Doe Nights

When:Wednesday, December 14, 6-9 p.m.
Where:Along Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill
Cost:Pay as you go

www.chestnuthillpa.com

Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art HolidayPhoto by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

Enjoy a deal on admission to one of the city's best museums at Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Starting at 5 p.m., enjoy yoga, tours of the exhibitions within the main building (including the groundbreaking Mexican Modernism exhibit!), crafts and more.

Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

When:Wednesday, December 14, 5-8:45p.m.
Where:Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost:Pay what you wish

www.philamuseum.org

Live Music Tonight

Mac Miller at The Fillmore and Drop the Mic at the Trocadero.

Live Music Tonight

When:All shows are tonight, December 14
Cost:Ticket prices vary and are subject to availability

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