Weekend Things To Do In Philadelphia ~ Tree Lighting At Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest, FREE Admission To Museums, Deck The Alley, Holiday Light Shows and More!

Winterfest at Blue Cross River Rink

‘Exploring Philly In December During The Holidays!’

The weekend kicks off with the tree lighting at the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest at Penn’s LandingThe Food Trust’s Night At The Market, Deck The Hall Light Show, Comcast Holiday Spectacular, the Grand illumination Celebration At Peddler’s Village, the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show, CraftNow Philadelphia, the Parkway 100 Celebration and more.

During the weekend enjoy A Christmas Carol, Tree Lighting at Citizens Bank Park, Deck The Alley at Elthrefth’s Alley, Peddler’s Village Christmas Village, Clover Market’s Holiday Market Pre-View Party, ice skating at Rothman Ice Rink, Deck The Hall Light Show, CraftNow Philadelphia, Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest at Penn’s Landing, Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show, Comcast Holiday Spectacular, the Parkway 100 Celebration, FREE tours of Yards Brewing Cofarmers’ markets, free yoga, and much more.

The weekend ends with Peddler’s Village Christmas Village, Tree Lighting & Winter Wonderland at Headhouse District, the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show, Deck The Hall Light Show and more.

During the week enjoy the Macy’s Holiday Light Show, Comcast Holiday Spectacular, Deck The Hall Light Show, Tree Lighting at The Shops at Liberty Place, Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest at Penn’s Landing, ice skating at Rothman Ice Rink, Pay-What-You-Wish and much more.

In upcoming weeks get ready for the Parade of Lights Tree Lighting Celebration at the Independence Seaport Museum and much more.

What event or activity this weekend or during the week excites you the most? Please share with us in the comments below. Tip: If you haven’t done so in recent months or years, visit the many wonderful museums in Philadelphia. Philadelphia Museums Did you hear that Philadelphia was named best place to visit in the U.S. by Lonely Planet. Read more, click here.

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Things To Do In Philadelphia this Weekend & Week of ~ December 1 – 7 ~

FYI – There are many events & attractions listed below that have been open prior today which are listed as “Now”. Also, check back daily for updates!

Informational Posts For Things To Do Year Round or Seasonal

  • Our Guide to All Museums in Philadelphia ~ Visit many wonderful museums in Philly. ~ Philadelphia Museums ~
  • Season Preview & Expectations of The Philadelphia Eagles ~ 2017 – 2018 Season ~ It’s football time and who is not excited about the 2017 – 2018 Philadelphia Eagles! Disregarding the fans who predict that, “This is the year we win it all!” most Eagles fans are still bubbling over with excitement and playoff hopes. Let’s take a peak into how the Eagles should fair this season. ~ Season Preview & Expectations of The Philadelphia Eagles ~
  • CraftNow Philadelphia ~ December 1 – 8 ~ Held at various locations throughout Philly to include the Pennsylvania Convention Center at 1101 Arch Street. Enjoy many events & activities that will showcase the work of the many talented and hardworking craftsman in and around Philadelphia. ~ CraftNow Philadelphia ~
  • FREE Admission To Philly Museums ~ December 1 – 9 ~ FREE - Enjoy free admission to select Philly museums. Specific days, enjoy the National Museum of American Jewish History (Dec 1), Penn Museum (Dec 3),  Eastern State Penitentiary (Dec 7and National Liberty Museum (Dec 9). ~ Free Admission To Philly Museums ~
  • Our Guide To Tree Lighting Celebrations In Philadelphia ~ December 1 – 9 ~ Get our guide to the Top Tree Lighting Celebrations in Philadelphia and celebrate in different communities throughout the City of Brotherly Love! ~ Our Guide To Tree Lighting Celebrations In Philadelphia ~
  • “A Christmas Carol” ~ December 1 – 23 ~ Get into the Christmas spirit by enjoying A Christmas Carol, a heartwarming tale of Ebenezer Scrooge at the Walnut Street Theatre, a National Historic Landmark and America’s oldest theater. ~ “A Christmas Carol” ~
  • Christmas Village at Love Park ~ December 1 – 24 ~ The Christmas Village at Love Park in Philadelphia is modeled after the traditional Christmas Markets in Germany. Selling anything from ornaments, high-quality arts and crafts, international gifts, jewelry, and much more. You’ll also be overwhelmed by the aroma of traditional European foods, sweets, and drinks. ~ Christmas Village at Love Park ~
  • Guide To Family Things To Do During The Holidays In Philadelphia ~ December 1 – 31 ~ This is a great time of year with many different kinds of activities and events during the holidays for the family. Here is our guide to family things to do during the holidays in Philadelphia. ~ Guide To Family Things To Do During The Holidays In Philadelphia ~
  • Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show ~ December 1 – 31 ~ Held at Franklin Square for the whole family. This holiday light show is from 4:30 – 8:00 pm and features a dazzling display of more than 50,000 lights that have been designed specifically for this popular public space. ~ Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show ~
  • Macy’s Holiday Light Show ~ December 1 – 31 ~  The Macy’s light show has become a Philadelphia Holiday tradition since 1955 and a great family tradition for many over the years. The Light Show takes you on a journey through popular Christmas stories including The Nutcracker, Frosty the Snowman, and a magical Christmas Tree. 7 Days a Week  |  Show runs every two hours  |  10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm, 8 pm  |  Show lasts 15 minutes  ~ Macy’s Holiday Light Show ~
  • Deck The Hall Light Show ~ December 1 – January 1 ~ Enjoy Deck the Hall Light Show at City Hall at Dilworth Park is shown multiple times nightly, seven days a week! Visitors can also enjoy ice skating at the Rothman Ice Rink, shopping at various tents, a carousel in the courtyard and more. ~ Deck The Hall Light Show ~
  • Comcast Holiday Spectacular ~ December 1 – January 1 ~ Held at the Comcast Building, visitors will experience a magical sleigh ride from the Philadelphia countryside to high above the city skyline. You’ll also enjoy a musical journey featuring classic family favorites like Jingle Bell Rock, The Twelve Days of Christmas, and your favorite scenes from The Nutcracker & much more. A great family event to get you into the Holiday Spirit in Philadelphia. ~ Comcast Holiday Spectacular ~
  • Ice Skating At Rothman Ice Rink ~ December 1 – February 26, 2018 ~ Held at Dilworth Park, the Rothman Ice Rink is open 7 days a week, to include all holidays. So make plans with the family, with friends, and enjoy this new found winter location in the heart of Philadelphia. ~ Ice Skating At Rothman Ice Rink ~
  • Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest at Penn’s Landing ~ December 1 – March 4 ~ Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest at Penn’s Landing will be a winter wonderland for all ages to explore. Enjoy ice skating, live music, warm fire pits, food, craft beers, shopping and much more. ~ Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest at Penn’s Landing ~
  • Parkway 100 Celebration ~ December 1, 2017 to Nov 16, 2018 ~ The Ben Franklin Parkway is turning 100 and Philadelphia is set to mark this milestone with a year of special events, promotions, and family-friendly experiences through November 18, 2018.  ~ Parkway 100 Celebration ~

Date Specific Events & Activities ~ December 1 – 7 ~

  • Philadelphia Mural Arts Tours Month of December ~ Come check out the many Mural Arts tours throughout Philadelphia. ~ Philadelphia Mural Arts Tours for December 2017 ~ or 215-925-3633. ~ About Philadelphia Mural Arts ~
  • FREE Admission To Philly Museums ~ December 1 – 9 ~ FREE – Enjoy free admission to select Philly museums. Specific days, enjoy the National Museum of American Jewish History (Dec 1), Penn Museum (Dec 3), Eastern State Penitentiary (Dec 7) and National Liberty Museum (Dec 9). ~ Free Admission To Philly Museums ~
  • Art After 5 December 1 Free with admission, from 5 pm to 8:45 pm. ~ Ugly Sweater Party ​Join us in your gaudiest seasonal garb for an evening of card making, cocktails, and spiked cocoa. Also enjoy performances by Chaise Lounge, who will serve up retro holiday jazz that’s equal parts dry wit and dry martini. Held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the Great Stair Hall. Art After 5 ~
  • First Friday’s in Old CityDecember 1 ~ Starts at 5 pm. Your chance to visit Art Galleries throughout Old City after normal hours. You will be able to talk to the art directors and possibly some of Philadelphia’s local artists. This also takes place as First Saturdays with select Art Galleries extending out to Fishtown. ~ First Fridays ~ 
  • First Friday’s in Manayunk ~ December 1 ~ Starts at 5 pm. Come enjoy art in Manayunk. Before or afterwards, enjoy a meal at the many restaurants, or stop in one of Manayunk’s wonderful specialty shops. ~ First Friday’s in Manayunk ~
  • Tree Lighting at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest ~ December 1 ~ 6 pm to 9 pm! Multi-award winning R&B songstress Chante Moore will headline the event, singing songs from her first-ever Christmas album, “Christmas Back To You.” The evening culminates in the flipping of the switch on one of the city’s largest holiday trees (40 feet tall!) with tens of thousands of lights, followed by a fireworks toastMore Details ~ ~ Tree Lighting at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest ~
  • The Food Trust’s Night At The Market ~ December 1 ~ From 7 pm to 10 pm at the Reading Terminal Market! Enjoy the 25th anniversary of The Food Trust, the organization behind the seasonal Night Market Philadelphia food festivals! $25 in advance; $40 at the door; $250, VIP admission with unlimited food & drink. Enjoy food from many RTM vendors, dancing, music, cooking demos,  ~ The Food Trust’s Night At The Market ~
  • Havana Nights: A Celebration of Cuban Food & Music at World Live Cafe ~ December 1 ~ FREE - Doors open at 7 pm & show at 8 pm - Enjoy authentic Cuban cuisine, cocktails, and music courtesy of Philly’s most exciting Cuban band, Conjunto! The night is FREE to attend w/ a variety of food and drink specials. A perfect date night or just a night out with friends & is open to those 21 and up. ~ Havana Nights: A Celebration of Cuban Food & Music at World Live Cafe ~  
  • “A Christmas Carol” ~ December 1 – 23 ~ Get into the Christmas spirit by enjoying A Christmas Carol, a heartwarming tale of Ebenezer Scrooge at the Walnut Street Theatre, a National Historic Landmark and America’s oldest theater. ~ “A Christmas Carol” 
  • Filter Square Farmers’ Market ~ December 2 From 9 am to 2 pm, The Food Trust holds an outdoor market at 23rd and Pine Streets. Enjoy fresh vegetables & food from favorite local farmers and producers. Filter Square Farmers’ Market ~ 
  • Liberty Lands Market ~ December 2 ~ From 9 am until 3 pm at 926 N. American St in Northern Liberties. One can find everything from fresh organic produce to hand crafted wears and lotions. Hand made soaps, Ice Creams, sauces, organic teas and coffees and more. Part of the market, you will find animal rescues with adoptables & pet products. Liberty Lands Market ~
  • Rittenhouse Farmers’ Market ~ December 2 ~ From 9 am to 3 pm from 18th & Walnut Streets, enjoy fresh seasonal produce, fresh seafood, fresh bread and much more! ~ Rittenhouse Farmers’ Market ~   
  • Clark Park Farmers’ Market ~ December 2 ~ From 10 am to 2 pm, The Food Trust holds an outdoor market at 43rd St and Baltimore Ave. Enjoy fresh vegetables & food from favorite local farmers and producers. ~ Clark Park Farmers’ Market ~
  • Tree Lighting at Citizens Bank Park ~ December 2Lots of fun at Citizen’s Bank Park with raffle prizes every hour, sales on merchandise, meet and greets, photos with Phanta Claus from 11 am to 1 pm & of course, photos in the clubhouse from 2 pm to 4 pm and the tree lighting which will take place at 5 pm. ~ Tree Lighting at Citizens Bank Park ~
  • Deck The Alley ~ December 2 ~ From 3 pm to 7 pm at Elthrefth’s Alley! Headlined as a Colonial Christmas, which has many surprises lined up and it’s a great way to kick-off your holiday season. Elfreth’s Alley residents decorate their homes in the holiday spirit and are kind enough to open their houses to the public, allowing you to see these historic homes. There will be food, music and special guests. ~ Deck The Alley ~
  • Clover Market’s Holiday Market Pre-View Party ~ December 2 ~ From 5 pm to 8 pm held indoors in the second floor gallery spaces at PAFA at 128 N. Broad Street. Ticketholders will receive exclusive early shopping access to all of the vendors and enjoy light bites catered by Starr Events, champagne, specialty drinks, and live music. ~ Get Tickets ~  ~ Clover Market’s Holiday Market Pre-View Party ~
  • Peddler’s Village Christmas Village ~ December 2 & 3 ~ Held at Peddler’s Village from 10 am to 6 pm both days, enjoy two Santa Parades (at 1:30 pm), photos with Santa, a massive Gingerbread House Competition and Display, Victorian decorations and more! ~ Peddler’s Village Christmas Village ~
  • Plough and the Stars 20th Anniversary Party! ~ December 2 & 3 ~  Plough and the Stars, located in Old City, are rolling back prices on both food and drinks, and will have live entertainment (free).  ~ Plough and the Stars 20th Anniversary Party ~
  • Yards Brewing Co Tours ~ December 2 & 3 FREE - Saturdays & Sundays from 12 pm to 4 pm at Yards Brewery, enjoy a wonderful tour of the brewery! All tour-goers must be 21+ unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Bus tours, private tours and guided tastings are offered by appointment only. Please contact events@yardsbrewing.com for booking information. ~ Yards Brewing Co Tours ~
  • Taste of Philadelphia: Market Tours ~ December 2 & 6 ~ Starts at 10 am every Wed & Sat – Learn the story behind cheese steaks, hoagies, pretzels and other Philly food favorites, and the 115-year history of the vibrant Reading Terminal Market where they’re sold during this 75-minute, food-writer-led walking tour. ~ Taste of Philadelphia: Market Tours ~
  • Headhouse Farmers’ Market ~ December 3 ~ Established in 2007, this market is located in the historic Society Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia. Featuring more than 40 vendors, Headhouse is one of The Food Trust’s largest farmers markets. Beyond the abundance of fresh produce, you can also find a great selection of locally prepared foods and artisanal goods such as soups, caneles, ice cream, coffee and wine. ~ Headhouse Farmers’ Market ~
  • First Sundays at Barnes Foundation ~ December 3 ~ FREE - On the first Sunday of every month, visitors to the Barnes Foundation will enjoy free admission, family entertainment and informative seminars from 10 am to 6 pm. Free tickets can be obtained at the Barnes Foundation beginning at 9 am. Advance reservations are not available for Free First Sundays. ~ First Sunday’s at Barnes Foundation ~
  • Peddler’s Village Christmas Village ~ December 3 ~ Held at Peddler’s Village 10 am to 6 pm, enjoy two Santa Parades (at 1:30 pm), photos with Santa, a massive Gingerbread House Competition and Display, Victorian decorations and more! ~ Peddler’s Village Christmas Village ~
  • Clover Market’s Holiday Market ~ December 3 ~ FREE to attend – From 11 am to 5 pm held indoors in the second floor gallery spaces at PAFA at 128 N. Broad Street.  free and open to all. Enjoy the many vendors, the Stephen Starr cafe Tableau will be open and will have a variety of food and beverage options, and a a cash bar will also be open all day. Fabulous Faces Face Painting and Balloon Twisting will be onsite from noon – 2 pm to do holiday-themed facepainting and Greensgrow Farms will be set up outside in the courtyard with a holiday greens sale for all of your holiday decorating needs (wreaths, roping, birch branches, winterberry, etc!). All proceeds from a “pay as you wish” donation box ($5 suggested) will be given to PAFA Education Programming. Get Tickets ~ ~ Clover Market’s Holiday Market ~
  • Plough and the Stars 20th Anniversary Party! ~ December 3 Plough and the Stars, located in Old City, are rolling back prices on both food and drinks, and will have live entertainment (free).  ~ Plough and the Stars 20th Anniversary Party ~
  • Tree Lighting & Winter Wonderland at Headhouse District ~ December 3 ~ From 4 pm to 6 pm at The Shambles in the South Street Headhouse District! Come enjoy this winter extravaganza with the family. The event will take place from 4 pm to 6 pm, with dance performances by the Society Hill Dance Academy and the Philadelphia Dance Academy, free horse-drawn carriage rides and much more. Santa visits and the tree lighting will begin at 5 pm. Don’t forget to visit the shops and restaurants afterwards. ~ Click here for more Details ~
  • Pay As You Wish ~ December 3 ~ Stop in at the Philadelphia Museum of Art every 1st Sunday of the month from 5 pm – 8:45 pm and ”Pay What You Wish”,  as you explore the museum and its remarkable collections. ~ Pay What You Wish ~
  • FREE Admission To Philly Museums ~ December 3 – 9 ~ FREE - Enjoy free admission to select Philly museums. Specific days, enjoy Penn Museum (Dec 3), Eastern State Penitentiary (Dec 7) and National Liberty Museum (Dec 9). ~ Free Admission To Philly Museums ~
  • Tree Lighting at The Shops at Liberty Place ~ December 5The Shops at Liberty Place will put up a towering tree in its Rotunda. From 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, enjoy performances from the Philadelphia Dance Academy and The Liberty Strings Orchestra. There will be face painting, crafts, hot cocoa, complimentary appetizers, beverages and photos with Santa Clause (bring your own camera for photos). ~ Click here for Details ~
  • Pay-What-You-Wish ~ December 6 ~ Stop in at the Philadelphia Museum of Art every Wednesday from 5 pm – 8:45 pm and ”Pay What You Wish”,  as you explore the museum and its remarkable collections. ~ Pay What You Wish ~  
  • FREE Admission To Philly Museums ~ December 7 – 9 ~ FREE - Enjoy free admission to select Philly museums. Specific days, enjoy  Eastern State Penitentiary (Dec 7) and National Liberty Museum (Dec 9). ~ Free Admission To Philly Museums ~
  • “A Christmas Carol” ~ December 7 – 23 ~ Get into the Christmas spirit by enjoying A Christmas Carol, a heartwarming tale of Ebenezer Scrooge at the Walnut Street Theatre, a National Historic Landmark and America’s oldest theater. ~ “A Christmas Carol” ~
  • Dilworth Park ~ Now Open ~ Enjoy seating areas for relaxation, food & live music. ~ Dilworth Park ~
  • Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk  ~ Now Open ~ Enjoy this 2,000 foot new extension bridging the South Street Bridge & the Locust Street bike trail. ~ Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk  ~
  • “Your Brain” at Franklin Institute ~ Now Open ~ A permanent exhibit at the Franklin Institute. Travel through a two-story tall neural network climbing structure with dynamic lighting and sound effects that are triggered by your footsteps. Kids can act as a Doctor by scanning the brain with an MRI machine, explore your brain, challenge your brain & much more.   ~ “Your Brain” at Franklin Institute ~ 
  • Native American Voices Exhibit at Penn Museum ~ Now Open ~ Stop over at Penn Museum in University City and learn about contemporary issues in Native America. Uncover the rich history and identity of the Native American people through 200 plus objects on display & much more. Native American Voices Exhibit at Penn Museum ~
  • The Artifact Lab – Mummy Conversation at Penn Museum ~ Now until (no date set) ~ Here is your chance to get up close and personal. Watch conservators clean, examine, & preserve Egyptian Mummies at Penn MuseumBest of all, there are special times during the week to where you can ask them questions in person. ~ Conserving Mummies at Penn Museum ~

Visiting Philadelphia

Are you Visiting Philadelphia? Have you lived in or near the City of Philadelphia, but never ventured out too the many historical sites in Philly? Here is a quick guide for some must see attractions in the City of Brotherly Love.

  • The Independence Visitor’s Center – Your guide for all of your information relating to historical sites in Philadelphia and other things to do in Philadelphia. ~ Independence Visitor’s Center ~
  • Museum of the American Revolution - The Museum of the American Revolution tells the full story of the American Revolution and explores its ongoing legacy, showcasing a vast collection. There are over 3,000 artifacts that have been collected to include General George Washington’s marquee and much more. The museum anchors the eastern end of Independence National Historical Park. ~ Museum of the American Revolution ~
  • Philadelphia Zoo ~ With the warmer weather approaching, you can not miss America’s Oldest Zoo. 42 acres of awesomeness and over 1,000 animals. ~ Philadelphia Z00 ~
  • Liberty Bell – Symbol of American Independence – If you are visiting Philadelphia, this is one site that must be seen. ~ Liberty Bell ~
  • Elfreth’s Alley ~ Get to walk down a street with 300 years of history. Elfreth’s Alley is one of the oldest continuously inhabited residential streets in America. ~ Elfreth’s Alley ~
  • Philadelphia City Hall ~ Like Architecture? Philadelphia History? They give tours of the Philadelphia City Hall. If you go up high enough, you get to see the whole city. ~ Philadelphia City Hall ~
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art – So many things that surround this museum. The “Rocky” Steps or the “Rocky” statue. A great view down Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Behind the museum, you can view Boat House Row and a few other things. ~ Philadelphia Museum of Art ~
  • Betsy Ross House – Did Betsy Ross actually make the American Flag? Learn about some of Philadelphia’s earliest history. ~ Betsy Ross House ~
  • Independence Hall – This is where the Declaration of Independence was adopted and where the Constitution of the United States was debated, drafted and signed. ~ Independence Hall~
  • National Constitution Center – If anything, you must see the ‘We the People’ exhibit. There are other timely exhibits. ~ National Constitution Center ~
  • Philadelphia Parks – Such as Fairmount Park or even Franklin Square for the kids or relaxing.

Those visiting who need a good tour company to show you around the City of Philadelphia, the historical sites, and much more, please ask us in the comments below, Tweet us at @MyPhillyAlive or ask us on our Facebook Page. ~ If you feel like walking instead, check out Free and Friendly Tours. Click Here for more info.

Upcoming Events & Attractions in Philadelphia ~ December 8 & beyond

  • Art After 5 ~ December 8 Free with admission, from 5 pm to 8:45 pm. ~ Silver and Gold with Rhenda Fearrington ​Philadelphia jazz vocalist Rhenda Fearrington ushers in the spirit of the holidays. Enjoy classic tunes, special guests, audience sing-alongs, and something for the kids in this throwback holiday review. Held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in the Great Stair Hall. Art After 5 ~
  • FREE Admission To Philly Museum December 9 ~ FREE - Enjoy free admission to select Philly museums. Enjoy the National Liberty Museum. ~ Free Admission To Philly Museums ~
  • Parade of Lights Tree Lighting Celebration ~ December 9 ~ Held at the Independence Seaport Museum from 11 am to 6 pm. Head on over to the Delaware River waterfront for the Parade of Lights. Guest will enjoy both pleasure boats and working vessels decked out in fabulous decorations and lights. Before the parade, head to the Independence Seaport Museum, which is hosting the parade for lots of holiday activities and festivities. The light parade will begin at 5:30 pm. Tip: For the best view for the parade, go to the second floor balcony of the museum that overlooks the Delaware River. ~ Click here for more details ~
  • 4th Friday in Headhouse District December 22 ~ Starting at 5 pm in the South Street Headhouse District, Experience the creativity and energy of the fabulous Fourth Street and South Street business communities with an evening of extended hours, art, music, food and shopping along Historic Fabric Row (and beyond). ~ 4th Friday in Headhouse District ~  
  • Philadelphia Mural Arts Tours Month of January ~ Come check out the many Mural Arts tours throughout Philadelphia. ~ Philadelphia Mural Arts Tours for January 2018 ~ or 215-925-3633. ~ About Philadelphia Mural Arts ~
  • First Friday’s in Old CityJanuary 5 ~ Starts at 5 pm. Your chance to visit Art Galleries throughout Old City after normal hours. You will be able to talk to the art directors and possibly some of Philadelphia’s local artists. This also takes place as First Saturdays with select Art Galleries extending out to Fishtown. ~ First Fridays ~ 
  • First Friday’s in Manayunk ~ January 5 ~ Starts at 5 pm. Come enjoy art in Manayunk. Before or afterwards, enjoy a meal at the many restaurants, or stop in one of Manayunk’s wonderful specialty shops. ~ First Friday’s in Manayunk ~
  • First Sundays at Barnes Foundation ~ January 7 ~ FREE - On the first Sunday of every month, visitors to the Barnes Foundation will enjoy free admission, family entertainment and informative seminars from 10 am to 6 pm. Free tickets can be obtained at the Barnes Foundation beginning at 9 am. Advance reservations are not available for Free First Sundays. ~ First Sunday’s at Barnes Foundation ~
  • Pay As You Wish ~ January 7 ~ Stop in at the Philadelphia Museum of Art every 1st Sunday of the month from 5 pm – 8:45 pm and ”Pay What You Wish”,  as you explore the museum and its remarkable collections. ~ Pay What You Wish ~

As always, no matter if you are visiting Philadelphia or live in the City of Philadelphia, we hope our list of things to do in Philadelphia helps you out. If you have stumbled upon something else that we did not mention, please let us know in a comment or in an e-mail. If you are a business or organization that has an event coming up, please contact us. MyPhillyAlive If you happened to visit any of the things mentioned above, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment here or on that article describing what you liked about that event or attraction. As always, we would greatly appreciate any feedback. Thanks, MyPhillyAlive

Philadelphia Weather for the weekend of December 1 – 3

Friday  |  Sunny  |  High 54°  |  Low 33°

Saturday  |  Partly Cloudy  |  High 52°  |  Low 34°

Sunday  |  Sunny  |  High 54°  |  Low 31°

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