The weather may be frightful, but having fun is so delightful! Don't hibernate for the winter; check out these great holiday events. There's something for everyone, so spread cheer, be merry, and have a good time with your friends and family!
Presented by Quince Productions
December 9, 2013
Quince Productions presents its third annual benefit extravaganza, "A Very Quince Holiday Cabaret." Over a dozen performers appear, drawn from 5 years of Quince's "Full House: A Series of Cabarets," as well as the stars and crew from our plays in surprise musical appearances.
Of course, this is Quince, so expect the offbeat and unexpected...this is no ordinary holiday cabaret!
December 8, 2013
JUDITH OWEN & HARRY SHEARER'S HOLIDAY SING-ALONG
December 7-December 21, 2013
December 7, 14 and 21
Visit Sister Cities Park this December for kid-friendly activities, plenty of hot chocolate from Logan Square Café, a holiday shop ...More
November 29-December 31, 2013
Macy's proudly presents the annual Christmas pageant of lights, a brilliant holiday spectacular celebrating the color, warmth, and joy of the yuletide season, starring the ...More
December 6-December 31, 2013
Adapted by Nagle Jackson from Charles Dickens’ novel
November 30, 2013-January 5, 2014
Visit the castle for a regular tour and experience tile maker, Henry Mercer's home decked out for the holidays with themed trees and Victorian decorations....More
December 8, 2013
Reflections Of The Rat Pack returns for a Special Christmas Performance. This tribute is a magical recreation of the music, antics and camaraderie of three of the most legendary ...More
December 8, 2013
Our annual CHRISTMAS IN THE GRAND TRADITION concert will be held Sunday December 8, immediately following the 12:00pm Christmas Light Show. Grand Court Organist Peter Richard Conte ...More
|Winter in NYC- Holiday Show|
Old Academy Players celebrates the season with favorite show and seasonal tunes performed by first-class singers at "Winter in NYC," the annual holiday show, directed by Annie Hnatko with musical accompaniment by Art Henry. The first half of "Winter in NYC" features such Broadway classics as "I Dreamed a Dream" (Les Miserables), "All That Jazz" (Chicago), "No One is Alone" (Into the Woods) and "Can't Help Lovin' that Man" (Show...
|Old Academy Players||12/06/13-|
|A Christmas Story|
This show will take audiences back to the 1940s when there were no iPhones, video games, or even computers, a time when all 9-year-old Ralphie Parker wanted was to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. He pleads his case before his mother, his teacher, and even Santa Claus at Goldblatt's Department Store, but all Ralphie hears is: "You'll shoot your eye out." Humorist Jean Shepherd's nostalgic memoir of growing up in the Midwest is now a theatrical event for the entire...
|The Road Company Theater Group||11/29/13-|
|Family Concert: Christmas Kids Spectacular!|
Begin a holiday tradition and celebrate the festive sounds of the season with The Philadelphia Orchestra. Your family will enjoy classics like The Nutcracker, and fan-favorite actors Michael Boudewyns and Sara Valentine return with a vaudeville-inspired performance of ’Twas the Night before Christmas. Don’t miss out on a spirited sing-along and Santa, so reserve your seats now and jingle all the way to Verizon Hall!
|Printmaking: Holiday Card Workshop at Darlington Arts Center|
For Ages 8 & up. Learn to make your own holiday cards and envelopes by designing and carving your own printing blocks and stamps, and using colorful inks to print your personal designs. Great to take with family or friends!
|Darlington Arts Center||12/14/13||Garnet Valley|
|DIY Christmas Crafting||Circle of Hope - Philadelphia||12/14/13||Philadelphia|
|XPN Welcomes a Work Drugs Christmas Spectacle|
WXPN & Johnny Brenda's Presents: A Work Drugs Christmas Spectacle with The City And Horses, Teen Men, DJ Young Mariah Carey
|Sundays with Santa|
Bring your camera and capture that special photo with Santa. Bucks County visitors and residents are invited to come in and take in the spirit of the holidays! Come in and vote for your favorite tree! Santa will be available for pictures on December 1st, December 8th and December 15th from 1pm - 3pm. Santa will be extending his hours until 4pm on December 15th for pictures with your pets!
|Visit Bucks County||12/01/13-|
|Christmas with The Philadelphia Singers|
No holiday season is complete without The Philadelphia Singers' annual Christmas on Logan Square concert! Join us for a breathtaking candlelight procession and fun audience carol-sing. This year’s theme is “Christmas Across America” featuring Lauridsen’s O Magnum Mysterium and Susa’s Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest.
|The Philadelphia Singers||12/15/13||Philadelphia|
|Die Hard Christmas||Ortlieb's||12/15/13-|
|A Soulful Christmas Shout for Joy!|
Featuring Melba Moore and
|Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts - Verizon Hall||12/17/13||Philadelphia|
|The Philly POPS "Holiday POPS!" Returns to Verizon Hall|
The 2013 holiday series marks The Philly POPS debut of one of England’s most recognized conductors, David Charles Abell. Widely considered Europe’s premier interpreter of Broadway scores and the music of Leonard Bernstein, Abell is admired worldwide for two televised orchestral presentations of “Les Miserables” staged for the 10th and 25th anniversaries of that landmark musical. With Abell’s passion for musical theater, POPS audiences can look forward to a...
|HUGGY LOW DOWN'S HOLIDAY COMEDY SHOWDOWN FEATURING CHRIS PAUL|
HUGGY LOW DOWN'S HOLIDAY COMEDY SHOWDOWN FEATURING CHRIS PAUL - EARLY SHOW
|World Cafe Live||12/20/13||Philadelphia|
|The Glorious Sound of Christmas|
The Philadelphia Orchestra lends its lush sound to timeless holiday classics! Named for the Orchestra’s best-selling Christmas album, these concerts are the perfect way to begin your celebrations. Sarah Hicks, who made a smash debut on New Year’s Eve 2011, returns to the Orchestra. Christmas has never sounded better.
|Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol|
The Walnut Street Theatre is proud to present Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Our holiday magic begins when a troupe of actors appear at the historic Walnut Street Theatre to set up and perform the heartwarming tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. We all know this grumpy old miser's response to holiday cheer is "Bah, Humbug." Scrooge is a bitter old man who can no longer feel joy or affection, even for his family. But on one remarkable Christmas Eve, he is visited by the Ghosts of...
|Walnut Street Theatre||11/30/13-|
|Cut Your Own Christmas Tree at Linvilla Orchards|
The best place to find your Christmas tree is Linvilla Orchards. Climb aboard one of Linvilla’s cozy hayrides and ride through some of their 300-acers! Over 40,000 Christmas trees are planted in the fields for you to choose from, so you’re sure to find the perfect tree! Linvilla will provide you with a saw to cut down your tree and after you’re done, they will haul the tree back, tie it up, and attach it to your car for the ride home. There is also the regions largest...
|Santa Visits and Christmas Around the Farm at Linvilla Orchards|
If your family is looking for a winter wonderland extravaganza this December, head over to Linvilla Orchards to experience a day full of heart-warming activities during Christmas Around the Farm. Bundle up to see the Christmasland display and visit the animals dressed head to hoof in their winter coats! Stop by the Christmas Shop & Garden Center to stock up on all of your holiday essentials! There’s everything from fresh wreaths, garland and poinsettias to a dazzling array of new...
|Being [ ] at Christmas|
Snowy. Jewish. Happy. Caring. Buddhist. Generous. Family. Creative. Friendly. Sparkly.
|National Museum of American Jewish History||12/25/13||Philadelphia|
|The Twelve Dates of Christmas|
“A Fun, Flirty Romp” -Lexington Herald-Leader
|Act II Playhouse||12/10/13-|
|Macy's Dickens Village|
Enter through Holiday Lane on the 3rd floor to go back in time with a stroll through Macy's Dickens Village, celebrating the classic story of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol", and complete your journey with a visit to Santa Claus!
|Friends of the Wanamaker Organ||11/29/13-|
|The Comcast Holiday Spectacular|
The magic of the holidays come alive in “The Comcast Holiday Spectacular,” a must-see holiday tradition in Philadelphia, entertaining people of all ages and spreading holiday cheer.
|The Christmas Village in Philadelphia|
Christmas Village in Philadelphia is an outdoor Holiday market in Center City Philadelphia situated at LOVE Park on the west side of City Hall. From Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day Vendors in over 60 wooden booths and two big tents will sell European food, sweets and drinks. Furthermore they offer a great shopping experience with international seasonal holiday gifts, ornaments, jewelry and high quality arts and crafts. To top off your Christmas shopping you will also find the...
|German American Marketing, Inc.||11/28/13-|
Celebrate the magic of the holiday season during the Philadelphia region's most unique holiday tradition: Christmas Celebration, featuring Scuba Santa®! Join Adventure Aquarium for their annual holiday celebration under the sea as Scuba Santa is joined by beloved holiday characters Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster. November 29, 2013 through January 1, 2014, Adventure Aquarium is transformed into an underwater winter wonderland featuring...
|PHS Holiday Pop Up Store|
Enjoy the beauty of the season at the 2013 Holiday Pop Up Store! Located at 8433 Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill, the holiday retail haven will offer exceptional gifts for the gardener, designer, and culinary enthusiasts on your list.
The 2013 PHS Holiday Pop Up Store will offer a variety of hand-selected holiday items including locally made jams, soup mixes, and marinades; soy wax candles in the scents of the season; gifts that glitter â€“ mercury glass...
|Pennsylvania Horticultural Society||11/08/13-|
|Music for the Holidays|
Mary Groce, Harpist
|Brandywine River Museum||11/30/13-|
|A Brandywine Christmas|
Enjoy this holiday favorite for all ages!
|Brandywine River Museum||11/29/13-|
|A Longwood Christmas: Daily Organ Sing-Alongs and Free Holiday Performances|
Watch illuminated fountains dance to merry music and hear the sounds of the season during daily performances. Celebrate the season with local choirs and organists. Also enjoy free Organ Sing-Alongs daily during A Longwood Christmas.
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