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December 15, 2014

Celebrate Holidays In Manayunk And The Winter Solstice With A Bonfire, Storytelling And More This Friday, December 19

Celebrate Holidays In Manayunk And The Winter Solstice With A Bonfire, Storytelling And More This Friday, December 19

This Sunday, December 21 marks the winter solstice, the first day of winter and the very shortest day of the year. Cultures around the world celebrate this astronomical event, and this year Manayunk joins in the reveling to kick off the solstice weekend with Manayunk Solstice Fire, an evening festival on Friday, December 19. Kicking […]

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December 12, 2014

Roundup: 14 Places To Have A Picture Taken With Santa Claus In And Around Philadelphia — Where To Visit Santa In Philly

Christmas Village

Forget the North Pole — Santa Claus has arrived in Philadelphia to visit with kids, pose for photos and find out who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. Snapping a photo with Santa is a time-honored holiday tradition, so we’ve rounded up 14 of the best places to see the big man in red before […]

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December 12, 2014

Weekend Picks: Nutcracker Market, Seaport Parade Of Lights, Free Music At RiverRink Winterfest, Franklin Flea, Santa At Frankford Hall, Punk Rock Flea Market, A Longwood Christmas And More

Winterfest

Ready for a holly jolly weekend, Philly? The entire city of Philadelphia is chock-full of holiday cheer this weekend with tons of merry events and festive displays at attractions, bars, restaurants and parks. Winterfest at Penn’s Landing maintains it’s super-cool status by hosting a free concert on Saturday and continuing to roll out food, drinks […]

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December 12, 2014

Santa Claus Comes To Fishtown’s Frankford Hall With Live Music, Sing-Alongs And Free Food For Kids, December 13-14 And 20-21

Santa Claus Comes To Fishtown's Frankford Hall With Live Music, Sing-Alongs And Free Food For Kids, December 13-14 And 20-21

Heads up, Santa Claus is coming to Fishtown! The Jolly Old Elf will pop in to Fishtown’s favorite beer garden, Frankford Hall, from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, December 13-14 and December 20-21. Over the course of the next two weekends, beer garden-goers can snap pictures with Santa and share holiday wishes […]

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December 11, 2014

Brian Sanders’ JUNK Performs 1.1 Holiday Revue Special, A Festive And Dynamic Mixed-Bill Show, December 12-January 3

Brian Sanders’ JUNK Performs 1.1 Holiday Revue Special, A Festive And Dynamic Mixed-Bill Show, December 12-January 3

Looking for a little departure from Tiny Tim and the Sugarplum Fairy this holiday season? This month, the always-dynamic Brian Sanders’ JUNK dance company — helmed by MOMIX alum Brian Sanders — launches a family-friendly holiday suite of performances, select days December 12 through January 3. With repertoire plucked from a variety of shows, 1.1 […]

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December 11, 2014

Zany Swiss Troupe Mummenschanz Brings Fantastic Entertainment Suitable For All Ages To The Annenberg Center, December 11-14

Annenberg

Silent storytelling is almost a lost art, but it’s very much alive and well when Mummenschanz lights up the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts this weekend, December 11-14. The Swiss-based troupe offers a one-of-a-kind performance that employs shadow, light and the clever manipulation of common objects, to present extraordinary scenarios that delight and amaze […]

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December 10, 2014

Score Deals At More Than 25 Graduate Hospital Spots During Cheer! A Shop Local Holiday Event On South Street West, Saturday, December 13

Mushmina

With a whole host of boutiques, small businesses and independent restaurants all concentrated within a few short blocks, the Graduate Hospital neighborhood makes for a super location for a shop-around. Just in time to coincide with serious holiday shopping, the good people from the South Street West Business Association are presenting a deal-filled afternoon-long shopping […]

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December 10, 2014

The Philadelphia Art Alliance Spotlights More Than 40 Artists In Its Shop On The Square Holiday Craft Sale This Weekend, December 12-14

Philadelphia Art Alliance

Housed in a gorgeous historic mansion just off of Rittenhouse Square, the Philadelphia Art Alliance is one of the oldest fine arts institutions in the city. These days, though, the galleries continually host boundary-pushing contemporary exhibitions, live music events and more. This weekend, the mansion opens its doors to holiday shoppers for its annual holiday […]

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December 10, 2014

The Punk Rock Flea Market Holiday Edition Returns With More Than 500 Vendors Selling Handmade, Vintage And Music Goods, December 13-14

Punk Rock Flea Market

Inject a little rock ’n’ roll into your holiday shopping this weekend at the Punk Rock Flea Market, a two-day long funky flea at the Punk Rock Flea Market-Dome on 9th Street between Spring Garden and Callowhill in the Callowhill neighborhood. Running on both Saturday, December 13 and Sunday, December 14, the R5 Productions-organized market […]

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December 10, 2014

Zoo Noel Returns To The Philadelphia Zoo With A Scavenger Hunt, Visits From Santa Claus And More, December 13-14 And 20-21

Philadelphia Zoo

The Philadelphia Zoo and Santa Claus come together for a series of weekend events this holiday season for the annual Zoo Noel event. On December 13, 14, 20 and 21, visit the Zoo for all-things holiday. Wander throughout the West Philly attraction and send seasons greetings to lions, polar bears, tigers and more. Pint-sized guests […]

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