Make It A December To Remember

Dated: 11/25/2019

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Dilworth Park: I covered this before, check out all the details here

Franklin Square Park: We love a good even at Franklin Square Park but especially this time of year. They go all out with a pop-up lodge to warm up with sweet treats, warm libations and hot chocolate! Every 30 minutes there is a light show coordinating with some of the holidays most popular songs. Even the carousel gets festive with holiday songs as you go round.  

Luminature at Philly Zoo: New this year to the Philadelphia Zoo, this 600,000+ light display transforms the zoo into a walk-through display of light and sound. Visitors stroll past 12 massive light displays — including 200 lit penguins, big cat eyes, a 21-foot-tall snake and more. During this time, you need special tickets to attend, so purchase them in advance and know that the zoo does also close early to prepare for the evening’s lightshow.

Christmas Village at Love Park: One of the city’s most iconic winter attractions, Christmas Village is back starting this Friday November 29th. Pick up unique holiday gifts, enjoy traditional German food as well as many other events and activities throughout the season!

Comcast Light Show: This LED display combines the Pennsylvania Ballet’s The Nutcracker, a magical sleigh ride over the city and a sing-along in 15 minutes of fun. New this year, the Comcast Technology Center hosts a holiday pop-up market (December 3-31) in the concourse for visitors in search of the perfect gift.

Macy’s Light Show:  A Philadelphia tradition in one of the city’s most historic buildings! Set to a seasonal soundtrack and narrated by Julie Andrews, the show runs every two hours during store hours.

Philly POPs Concert: Special holiday concerts featuring some fabulous special guests throughout the month of December. For full concert details check them out here

BlueCross Riverrink & Cabins: If you were to put together a winter bucket list - this would NEED to be on it. Although not everyone is into ice skating, there is enough here to keep everyone happy and wanting to come back! From the lodge with food, drinks and the fire pits and cabins you can rent - it is the best place for a night out with friends or family!

Headhouse District Winter Wonderland: This Sunday from 4-6pm swing by Headhouse District Plaza to get festive with the first official tree lighting happening at 5pm. 

Pennsylvania Ballet, The Nutcracker: This classic ballet is the epitome of a holiday show and is returning to the Academy of Music next week through the end of the year. 

Army Navy Game: More than just a game, there are events surrounding this rivalry all weekend. From the pep rally on the 13th to the two-day competitions between the two sides and of course the main event on December 14th. For more info on all things surrounding this event click here.

Being ____ on Christmas: The National Museum of American Jewish History hosts a variety of activities for folks who don’t celebrate Christmas (and those who do) during this annual event. In addition to the exhibitions within the galleries, guests can enjoy crafts, live music, storytelling, movies and face painting.

Kwanzaa at the African American Museum: The African American Museum in Philadelphia hails the winter harvest by lighting the kinara and honoring the seven principles at this annual event.

Riverfront NYE Fireworks: Close out 2019 with a bang! The Rivers Casino New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront features two major pyrotechnics displays over the Delaware River — one at 6 p.m. and another at midnight. The Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest gets in on the action too with entertainment, favors, outdoor seating and great views of the fireworks.

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Brittany Skinner

Brittany Skinner is a Realtor in Philadelphia. She has lived in various neighborhoods all over the city and finally ended up purchasing a home in Point Breeze 7 years ago. She has lived and worked in ....

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