December 9-11, 2016

Weekend Picks: The Nutcracker, Seaport Museum’s Parade Of Lights, Holiday Beer Gardens And More

More than 50 excellent things to do in Philly this weekend...

Happy Friday, Philadelphia! Another festive weekend is upon us and it brings with it major Yuletide events, festive performances and more.

The coming days mark opening weekend for the Pennsylvania Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker, a holiday tradition that fills the stage at the Academy of Music. Tickets are selling out quickly for this multi-week show, so be sure to scoop yours up soon.

On Saturday night, the Delaware River hosts illuminated boats, festive music and even Santa Claus for the Independence Seaport Museum’s annual Parade of Lights.

Be sure to follow Uwishunu on Instagram and Twitter for updates throughout the weekend.

Read on for our guide to this weekend in Philly.

Friday, December 9

The Wizard of Oz at the Walnut Street Theatre

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

The holiday shows at the Walnut Street Theatre are a winter tradition for many Philadelphians, and it’s easy to see why with this musical adaptation of the timeless film.

Ongoing Holiday Happenings

Reading Terminal Market Holiday Railroad

Beyond serving as an incredible spot for food, the Reading Terminal Market dresses up for the holiday season and offers entertainment for the whole family...

Ongoing Exhibitions

Prisons Today at Eastern State Penitentiary

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

Eastern State Penitentiary is now home to the nation’s first major museum exhibition addressing preconceptions surrounding incarceration in America...

The Nutcracker

The Pennsylvania Ballet opens The Nutcracker this weekend at the Academy of Music. (Photo by Alexander Iziliaev courtesy Pennsylvania Ballet)

Saturday, December 10

Crafty Balboa Holiday Market

This year, the popular Crafty Balboa Holiday Market in South Philly brings handmade gifts, crafts, booths from East Passyunk Avenue shops and even some free items to a new location — Bok...

TOY 2016 at Top of the Tower

This weekend, you can party for a good cause as TOY returns for another year of holiday celebrations to benefit the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Action Wellness...

Ongoing Holiday Happenings

Reading Terminal Market Holiday Railroad

Beyond serving as an incredible spot for food, the Reading Terminal Market dresses up for the holiday season and offers entertainment for the whole family...

Ongoing Exhibitions

Prisons Today at Eastern State Penitentiary

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

Eastern State Penitentiary is now home to the nation’s first major museum exhibition addressing preconceptions surrounding incarceration in America...

Macy's Christmas Light Show

The Macy's Christmas Light Show is open all weekend long with twinkling lights and festive music. (Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)

Sunday, December 11

Greensgrow Farms Holiday Bazaar

On both December 10 and 11, shop handmade items from 30 local artists and makers while picking out your holiday greens, too...

Tory Lanez at the Trocadero

After a series of successful mixtapes and EPs, 2016 found the Canadian rapper releasing his debut studio album, I Told You...

Ongoing Holiday Happenings

Reading Terminal Market Holiday Railroad

Beyond serving as an incredible spot for food, the Reading Terminal Market dresses up for the holiday season and offers entertainment for the whole family...

Ongoing Exhibitions

Prisons Today at Eastern State Penitentiary

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

Eastern State Penitentiary is now home to the nation’s first major museum exhibition addressing preconceptions surrounding incarceration in America...

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