Weekend Picks: Holiday Pops, Winterfest At Sister Cities Park, Greensgrow Holiday Bazaar, Seaport Parade Of Lights, Longwood Gardens Christmas And Much More

It's a great weekend to visit gorgeous Longwood Gardens, all decked out for the holidays with dazzling lights and color. (Bottom left photo by Christian Carollo of PicturePhilly, others courtesy Longwood Gardens)

‘Twas the second-to-last weekend before Christmas, and Philadelphia was all atwitter with holiday festivities from Friday afternoon through Sunday evening, offering something for everyone.

The season’s biggest and best holiday attractions and events are up and running, including light shows, Blue Cross River Rink, PA Ballet’s The Nutcracker and many, many more.

Be sure to check out the brand new Uwishunu Events Calendar for all of the can’t-miss events and activities, and also follow us on Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates.

Our top picks for this holiday weekend, below:

Friday, December 14

Roundup: Our Picks For The Top 10 Holiday Dates In Philadelphia

Comcast Holiday Spectacular (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Christmas Village in Love Park (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Barnes Foundation presents an evening of dance and film by Tori Lawrence + Co.

Brewer’s Art Night at Devil’s Den

Snowbird Vintage clothing pop-up shop above Adorn Boutique (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Jkidphilly Playdate at the National Museum of Jewish History

Reading Terminal Holiday Railroad (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Macy’s Christmas Light Show and Dickens Village (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Second Fridays at Lancaster Avenue

Philadelphia’s Annual Men’s Night Out in Manayunk

Blue Cross RiverRink (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Adventure Aquarium’s 2012 Christmas Celebration (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Morris Arboretum’s Holiday Garden Railway (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Hanukkah Dinner Menu At Zahav (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Peter Nero and the Philly Pops Present Holiday Pops (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Philadelphia Museum of Art: Festive Friday Night

Chinatown North Arts Crawl

Uncorking The Past at Cliveden Carriage House

Space 1026 Annual Art Auction

Weyerbacher Tap Takeover at SoWe Bar & Kitchen

Trans-Siberian Orchestra At Wells Fargo Center

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo at the Annenberg Center (Fri, Sat)

Old City Winter Wonderland (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Saturday, December 15

Free metered parking in Philadelphia!

Roundup: Where To Cut Your Own Or Pick Your Own Christmas Tree In And Around Philadelphia

Christmas With The Philadelphia Singers (Sat, Sun)

Fonthill Castle Holiday Lights Meander

Silhouette Sittings at Mercer Museum

Roundup: Our Winter 2012 Guide To Public Ice Skating In Philadelphia

Our Guide To Holiday Shopping Events In Philadelphia: Craft Bazaars, Pop-Up Shops And Sidewalk Strolls

SA VA Gift Trunk Show

The Spring Garden Indoor Antique & Vintage Flea Market

Rock to the Future’s Rockin’ 3rd Annual Holiday Showcase

Roundup: Our Guide To Holiday Theater This Season In Philadelphia

More Weekend Picks, below.

Greensgrow Farms Holiday Bazaar (Sat, Sun)

Winterfest at Sister Cities Park

Ugly Sweater Holiday Party hosted by Saranac Brewery at SoWe Bar & Kitchen

Independence Seaport Museum’s Third Annual Seaport Parade of Lights

Rittenhouse Row Holiday Celebration

Bill of Rights Celebration at the National Constitution Center

Moonlight Shopping at Philadelphia Christmas Village

Krampuslauf Festival at Liberty Lands Park

Philadelphia Orchestra’s Free Cello Play-In

Citizens Bank Park Holiday Celebration (Sat, Sun)

Holiday Art Market at Mt. Airy Art Garage (Sat, Sun)

Zoo Noel at the Philadelphia Zoo(Sat, Sun)

Family Day — Constructing Play with K’Nex at the Philadelphia Center for Architecture

Bill of Rights Celebration at the National Constitution Center

Spring Garden Indoor Antique & Vintage Flea Market

Rookie Card Comedy Variety Show at The Raven Lounge

A Christmas Carol by Gerald Dickens, the great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens, at Byers’ Choice in Chalfont (Sat, Sun)

Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections at the Mercer Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Maya.2012: Lords of Time at the Penn Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Sunday, December 16

Fit, Fabulous & Fashionable: A Sunday Shopping Experience at Three Sirens Boutique

Flying Kite Media’s First Annual Holiday Craft Market on Frankford

Longwood Gardens Christmas (Fri, Sat, Sun)

American Sprits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition at the National Constitution Center (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Kimmel Center Celebrates the Holidays with FREE Tuba Christmas Concerts

Le Virtu’s La Panarda A 40-Course Feast

Under the Tree: A Century of Holiday Trees and Toys at the Mercer Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Local Artist Workshop Series at The Clay Studio

Fill the Stocking Brunch with Santa at Village Belle

Savor for Sandy Benefit at Table 31

Beer Brunch With Santa at Brauhaus Schmitz

Chestnut Hill Sundays with Santa

Tempus Fugit: Time Flies at the American Philosophical Society Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Visit with Santa at Frankford Hall (Sat, Sun)

Shipwreck! Winslow Homer and the Life Line at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun)

The Soviet Jewry Movement and American Jewish Advocacy — 25 Years Later

The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making their World at PAFA(Fri, Sat, Sun)

Sculpere Workshop and Jewelry Sale at Adorn Boutique

Cherish the Ladies Celtic Christmas Concert at the Annenberg Center at UPenn

Holiday Concert at The Church of the Holy Trinity in Rittenhouse Square

Local Jewelry Designers take spotlight in stadler-Kahn Trunk Show

The Humane League’s Annual Holiday Gala


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