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Friday 12/1

Night at the Market at Reading Terminal Market– RTM is throwing a party! After hours access to the market featuring food demos, music, and tons of family fun! 7-10pm; Tickets: $25 in advance or $40 at the door; Kids 12 & under: free; VIP admission with unlimited food & drink: $250.

West Chester Christmas Parade Dubbed one of the best places to see Santa’s arrival, the West Chester Christmas Parade has hundreds of dancers and performers, plus a Holiday Village, Tree Lighting, Elf Run, and more!

Ugly Sweater Party at the Art Museum– Grab your ugliest sweater and come enjoy an evening of cocktails and card making. 5-8:45pm. Tickets. 

Santa’s Steam Spectacular at New Hope & Ivyland Railroad. In classic Polar Express fashion, the #40 Steam Locomotive will transport you and your family to the North Pole with Santa Clause and Mrs. Clause. Every ride includes hot cocoa, a freshly baked cookie, and a bell from Santa. PJs are encouraged! (Through Dec. 7). Tickets.

Saturday 12/2

Anniversary Weekend – Christmas Village in Philadelphia. Come celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Christmas Village!

2017 Jingle Bell Run at the Navy Yard Online registration is closed, but you can still register on site! So put on your jolliest outfit and come join the longest holiday themed 5k to raise funds to fight arthritis!

Santa Paws in Manayunk Have your furry friend’s picture taken with Santa!

Promenade of Trees A ton of decorated trees will once again grace Main Street in Manayunk. Come vote for your favorite by dropping a coin in the jars in front of each tree (coins provided by Manayunk Development Corporation). 5-7pm.

Flyers vs. Bruins at Wells Fargo Center 1:00pm.

76ers vs Pistons at Wells Fargo Center 7:30pm.

Sunday 12/3

2017 Mayfair Christmas Village & Christmas Tree Lighting– Enjoy shopping the Mayfair Christmas Village which will feature craft and artisan vendors starting at 2pm; plus Santa will make an appearance, live music, and tree lighting at 4:45pm

South Street Tree Lighting Celebrate the season with a tree lighting at the Historic Headhouse Square Shambles! Santa will arrive on a firetruck to collect the children’s Christmas lists, plus there will be vendors to shop and plenty of treats. CBS 3 will be there to help Santa countdown to the tree lighting! 4-6pm; free admission.

Christmas Tree Lighting with Santa in Bristol! Snacks, crafts for kids, a visit with Santa and of course, tree lighting!


Alpaca Christmas at Harley Hill Farm (through December 23)

Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar (through December 23) Shopping from handcrafted and vintage vendors, photos with Santa, plenty of food and drinks, kids crafts & holiday workshops, and more!

The Christmas Village at Love Park (Through December 24) Experience a German style Christmas Market in the newly renovated Love Park. Plenty of unique gifts including arts and crafts from all over the world, holiday treats- including authentic European food, and OVER 80 VENDORS!

The Comcast Holiday Spectacular (Through December 31) A 15-minute show on one of the largest high-resolution video displays in the world. The display features Pennsylvania Ballet’s The Nutcracker, a sleigh ride through the countryside, and sing alongs. Viewings start at the top of the hour everyday from 10 am-8pm except for 5 p.m. on weekdays.

The Macy’s Christmas Light Show at Macy’s Center City (through December 31)

Dilworth Park Wintergarden (Through February 18) Enjoy ice skating (including skate rentals), lights, an indoor space for snacks, beer, and drinks, PLUS the free America’s Garden Capital Maze. 

Walnut Street Theatre’s Annie (through January 7, 2018)

CraftNOW Philadelphia (Through December 8th) Check out the numerous events and galleries for unique art and gifts!

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest (through March 4) Open 7 days a week! Enjoy ice skating, fire pits, food, and more!