Can you believe that the Holidays are already upon us? This year we are fortunate to celebrate two major traditions simultaneously since Hanukkah starts on December 24th, Christmas Eve. Though holiday weekends are typically pretty slow in the city, there is still plenty to do!
Festival of Lights
December 23rd 5pm-8:45pm – Philadelphia Museum of Art
The Philadelphia Museum of Art celebrates Hanukkah this Friday as a part of its Art After 5 series. There will be lively Klezmer music by the West Philadelphia Orchestra to enjoy along with food and drinks. Admission to the event is free with museum ticket.
Being [ ] on Christmas at the National Museum of American Jewish History
December 25th 10am-5:30pm – National Museum of American Jewish History
The National Museum of American Jewish History is allowing those who don’t celebrate Christmas to fill in the blank with how they identify and enjoy the day that is set aside for Christmas with others in the same boat as them. There will be live music, and activities like balloon making, face painting, Arts and crafts, and storytelling. There will also be a traditional lighting of Hanukkah candles at 4:45 PM. So if you are not celebrating the Christmas holiday and are looking for something to do head over to the museum for a lot family friendly fun.
Washington Crossing Re-enactment
December 25th noon-3pm – Washington Crossing Historic Park
Looking for a little history this holiday weekend? People come from near and far for this famous Bucks County tradition, honoring the crossing of the Delaware river by George Washington on Christmas Day. This year is the 64th annual Christmas day crossing, in which reenactors bring history to life right in front of your eyes.