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Friday 12/8

Light Up A Life Holiday Light Show

German American weekend at the Christmas Village

Comedian Earthquake at Punch Line Philly

SPIN’s Very Grinchy Bookfair at Neshaminy Barnes & Noble Join SPIN to benefit children and adults with autism and intellectual disability from 6-9pm! Reading of the Grinch, an ugly sweater contest, and more!

Ebenezer Scrooge’s Big Playhouse Christmas Show (Through December 31) Based on “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, come enjoy the world premiere of this holiday show at the Bucks County Playhouse! Tickets.

Saturday 12/9

Running of the Santas Festival -Electric Factory and Field House. It’s a tradition, and this is the 20th anniversary! Join in the fun of the most festive bar crawl ever- Grab your Santa hat and get ready to drink! Tickets.

Skate with Santa at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest (Saturdays & Sundays only through Dec. 17) Get your camera ready and bring the kids to skate with the big man in red!

2017 South Philly Handmade Brigade 12th Annual South Philly Handmade Brigade is a shopping event and holiday party in South Philly that boasts original and affordable artwork, jewelry, and more! Plus there will be plenty of drinks and snacks. 11 AM to 6 PM at 1241 Carpenter St.

Pet Photos with Santa at Northern Liberties Veterinary Center. Bring your pooch for a photo op with Santa!

Parade of Lights at Independence Seaport Museum. Watch boats decked in Christmas lights illuminate the Delaware. Seasonal food and beverages will be available in the Holiday Hut, and so much more! 11am-6pm

Sunday 12/10

Holiday Adoption Event (Center City PetSmart) It’s the most wonderful time of the year to save a life! Give a fur baby a new home. From 11am-3pm at the Center City PetSmart (1112 Chestnut Street)

Pet Photos with Santa at World of Animals Rittenhouse.

Bensalem Community Tree Lighting 5-7pm at the Bensalem Township Municipal Building. Refreshments, Santa, crafts, and more!

Breakfast with Santa at Maggies Waterfront Cafe Santa will arrive on a firetruck and give presents to all the children! Plus crafts, games, and of course, breakfast. Tickets.


Alpaca Christmas at Harley Hill Farm (through December 23)

The Christmas Village at Love Park (Through December 24)

Light Up A Life Holiday Light Show (Through December 30)

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)

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest (through March 4)