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Dec
6
Fri
Escape The 1980s Santa Experience!
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 29 @ 5:30 pm

“The Santa Experience” – An 80s Escape Room

—————————————————————
A 1980s holiday escape room pop up at Escape The 1980s on 4th & Chestnut. Every weekend in December.
——————————————————-

It’s the most radical time of the year!

Escape The 1980s presents The Santa Experience — a 1980s escape room game with a very special twist.

You’ll have 60 minutes to make your way through a four-room 80’s adventure with one goal: To “get back to the future”.

Do the right thing and beckon a real, live, 1980s Santa who will “ho ho ho” his way into your game with something you need. At the end of your experience, your team will get the ULTIMATE Facebook token: An electronic photo of your group with our 80’s Santa, uploaded to Facebook. Let the “likes” begin.

FREE Photo With Santa – A FREE electronic photo of your group WITH SANTA.

There will be singing – We can’t tell you the details, but ONLY in this game, at least one person in your group will sing – and they’re going to want to.

In-Game Surprises – Do the right thing and you’ll get surprises.

And more – It’s the exact same game as Escape The 1980s — but with a little more HO. 

Debuting for the first time since 2014, The Santa Experience received rave press and reviews. Tickets sell out fast. Santa Experience tickets are available in a limited number of slots. Tickets are made first available to those on our waiting list.





Dec
7
Sat
Escape The 1980s Santa Experience!
Dec 7 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 30 @ 5:30 pm

“The Santa Experience” – An 80s Escape Room

—————————————————————
A 1980s holiday escape room pop up at Escape The 1980s on 4th & Chestnut. Every weekend in December.
——————————————————-

It’s the most radical time of the year!

Escape The 1980s presents The Santa Experience — a 1980s escape room game with a very special twist.

You’ll have 60 minutes to make your way through a four-room 80’s adventure with one goal: To “get back to the future”.

Do the right thing and beckon a real, live, 1980s Santa who will “ho ho ho” his way into your game with something you need. At the end of your experience, your team will get the ULTIMATE Facebook token: An electronic photo of your group with our 80’s Santa, uploaded to Facebook. Let the “likes” begin.

FREE Photo With Santa – A FREE electronic photo of your group WITH SANTA.

There will be singing – We can’t tell you the details, but ONLY in this game, at least one person in your group will sing – and they’re going to want to.

In-Game Surprises – Do the right thing and you’ll get surprises.

And more – It’s the exact same game as Escape The 1980s — but with a little more HO. 

Debuting for the first time since 2014, The Santa Experience received rave press and reviews. Tickets sell out fast. Santa Experience tickets are available in a limited number of slots. Tickets are made first available to those on our waiting list.





Dec
8
Sun
Escape The 1980s Santa Experience!
Dec 8 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 31 @ 5:30 pm

“The Santa Experience” – An 80s Escape Room

—————————————————————
A 1980s holiday escape room pop up at Escape The 1980s on 4th & Chestnut. Every weekend in December.
——————————————————-

It’s the most radical time of the year!

Escape The 1980s presents The Santa Experience — a 1980s escape room game with a very special twist.

You’ll have 60 minutes to make your way through a four-room 80’s adventure with one goal: To “get back to the future”.

Do the right thing and beckon a real, live, 1980s Santa who will “ho ho ho” his way into your game with something you need. At the end of your experience, your team will get the ULTIMATE Facebook token: An electronic photo of your group with our 80’s Santa, uploaded to Facebook. Let the “likes” begin.

FREE Photo With Santa – A FREE electronic photo of your group WITH SANTA.

There will be singing – We can’t tell you the details, but ONLY in this game, at least one person in your group will sing – and they’re going to want to.

In-Game Surprises – Do the right thing and you’ll get surprises.

And more – It’s the exact same game as Escape The 1980s — but with a little more HO. 

Debuting for the first time since 2014, The Santa Experience received rave press and reviews. Tickets sell out fast. Santa Experience tickets are available in a limited number of slots. Tickets are made first available to those on our waiting list.





Dec
12
Thu
Christmas Village in Philadelphia
Dec 12 all-day

Returning for its 12th season, Christmas Village is happy to announce, that it will once again set up in the newly renovated LOVE Park to put Center City in the mood for the winter holidays.

Once again, Christmas Village in Philadelphia will transform Love Park into an authentic German Christmas market. The event will open Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 28th) and run through Christmas Eve (Tuesday, December 24th) with a Preview Weekend on November 23rd and 24th.

Over 80 local and international vendors will await the visitors in their traditional wooden booths, offering Holiday gifts, ornaments, jewelry, high-quality arts and crafts. Everybody is sure to find unique gifts for their beloved ones that can’t be found in a shopping mall!

Come and enjoy European foods, sweets and drinks, such as Bratwurst, Schnitzel and Lebkuchen (gingerbread) or our special hot Glühwein (mulled wine). Watch daily live performances by local bands, dance groups and artists on the Christmas Village stage and experience one of our themed weekends or special weekday events, such as Wine and Beer Tastings or St. Nikolaus Day.

Don’t miss: The festive Käthe Wohlfahrt tent features popular Christmas gifts from Germany, including glass ornaments, music boxes, nutcrackers, schwibbogen and incense smokers.

Christmas Village Carousel and more vendors are extending festivities to the City Hall Courtyard.

Summary of 2019 highlights:

– Be excited for Christmas Villages’ return to Love Park, with additional decoration elements, unique vendors as well as our new and festive Christmas tree

– Meet the original Christkind from Nuremberg/Germany when she opens the market within our Grand Opening Ceremony on Sunday, December 1st, 2019

– Enjoy exclusive Wine Tasting Events in partnership with Chaddsford Winery, which are held twice a week, or raise a glass at the weekly Beer Tasting Event

– Wash down a delicious Bratwurst with a locally brewed beer from Brewery Techne from Fairmount Avenue at our cozy Beer Garden Area “The Alm”

– Grab your friends and swing by at our HoHo Happy Hour! Take advantage of discounted foods and drinks in a relaxed after work atmosphere

– Sip a hot chocolate out of our new 2019 collectors mug

Once again, Christmas Village will be accompanied by the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market, which features more almost 50 local arts and craft vendors. From November 23rd, 2019 until January 1st, 2020 the white tents with a Herrnhut star atop, will pop up at Dilworth Park – right in front of City Hall and across the street from Christmas Village.

Come and experience Philadelphia’s Best Outdoor Event and Best Family Event of 2019, voted by the Philly Happening List, with your beloved ones! To get more information about our vendors, programming and events, visit our website (
www.philachristmas.com) or simply follow us on social media (#philachristmas).

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/philachristmas/
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/philachristmas/
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/philachristmas

Times and Dates of Christmas Village in Philadelphia 2019:
Thanksgiving Day till Christmas Eve (November 28th – December 24th)

Preview Weekend: November 23rd and 24th

Hours
Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 7pm
Friday – Saturday: 11am – 8pm

Thanksgiving Day: 9 am – 5 pm
Christmas Eve: 11 am – 5 pm

Location:

JFK Plaza, 1500 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Admission is free, so come by and enjoy the festive traditional Holiday atmosphere all month long.





LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia
Dec 12 all-day

This December, families can discover the magic of the holiday season with LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia’s Holiday Bricktacular celebration. The ultimate indoor LEGO playground is transforming into a winter wonderland complete with themed workshops, magical LEGO creations and a LEGO Santa!  

 

Bricktacular activities running Nov. 22 through Dec. 31: 

 

  • A Winter Wonderful MINILAND: A LEGO replica of Philadelphia transformed into a winter wonderland. Enjoy a scavenger hunt to spot the new wintery wonders 
  • Ho Ho WOAH!: Kids can meet festive LEGO characters and take a selfie with LEGO Santa in his sleigh 
  • Festive LEGO Builds: Elf workshop has nothing on Master Model Builder Michael and the Creative Workshop, where families can create holiday builds like LEGO ornaments, snowmen, gingerbread houses and more 




Worst-Case Scenario: Survival Experience
Dec 12 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Based on the internationally bestselling Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series!

The Worst-Case Scenario: Survival Experience is a logical series of fun and immersive physical challenges providing the essential instructions for what you need to know when facing unexpected—but possible—real-life scenarios, with countless moments of excitement along the way.

From surviving an avalanche and leaping from a moving train to picking a lock and fending off germs, The Worst-Case Scenario: Survival Experience will have you thinking on your feet and laughing at every turn, as you strive to survive.

  • Learn the real-world success stories of people who endured worst-case situations, and those who do so daily. Real people who are real pros line the walls of the Hall of Fame gallery, their stories revealed through graphics, artifacts, photos, videos, and original illustrations from the internationally best-selling book series.
  • Dare to step inside the Survival Gymnasium, loaded with 13 interactive scenarios to test and build your own worst-case survival skills. Exercise your creative thinking skills, test your problem-solving precision, and approach extreme situations with ingenuity.
  • Hear advice and instructions from the original audiobook voiced by film legend Burt Reynolds and listen to the resident “Worst-Case Pro” who will explore the Gymnasium and offer witty lines and pro-tips in an engaging and hilarious way.

​Be Prepared. Don’t Panic. Have a Plan.





Miracle, A Pop-Up Christmas Cocktail Bar at ITV
Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm

ITV is the only place to be in Philadelphia if you want to experience Miracle, a Pop-Up Christmas Cocktail Bar. Folks will get to enjoy the festive menu of Miracle’s unique cocktails in playful mugs and glassware, décor of lights, garlands, ribbons and tchotchkes inspired by nostalgic vintage Christmas decorations and a soundtrack of holiday songs. In addition, Laurel, which is right next door is getting in on the festive fun too! For the duration of Miracle’s pop up at ITV, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings only, Laurel will invite guests for a nightcap in their heated garden. The garden outside of Laurel will transform into a winter wonderland and feature an abbreviated Miracle cocktail menu. 





Dec
13
Fri
Christmas Village in Philadelphia
Dec 13 all-day

Returning for its 12th season, Christmas Village is happy to announce, that it will once again set up in the newly renovated LOVE Park to put Center City in the mood for the winter holidays.

Once again, Christmas Village in Philadelphia will transform Love Park into an authentic German Christmas market. The event will open Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 28th) and run through Christmas Eve (Tuesday, December 24th) with a Preview Weekend on November 23rd and 24th.

Over 80 local and international vendors will await the visitors in their traditional wooden booths, offering Holiday gifts, ornaments, jewelry, high-quality arts and crafts. Everybody is sure to find unique gifts for their beloved ones that can’t be found in a shopping mall!

Come and enjoy European foods, sweets and drinks, such as Bratwurst, Schnitzel and Lebkuchen (gingerbread) or our special hot Glühwein (mulled wine). Watch daily live performances by local bands, dance groups and artists on the Christmas Village stage and experience one of our themed weekends or special weekday events, such as Wine and Beer Tastings or St. Nikolaus Day.

Don’t miss: The festive Käthe Wohlfahrt tent features popular Christmas gifts from Germany, including glass ornaments, music boxes, nutcrackers, schwibbogen and incense smokers.

Christmas Village Carousel and more vendors are extending festivities to the City Hall Courtyard.

Summary of 2019 highlights:

– Be excited for Christmas Villages’ return to Love Park, with additional decoration elements, unique vendors as well as our new and festive Christmas tree

– Meet the original Christkind from Nuremberg/Germany when she opens the market within our Grand Opening Ceremony on Sunday, December 1st, 2019

– Enjoy exclusive Wine Tasting Events in partnership with Chaddsford Winery, which are held twice a week, or raise a glass at the weekly Beer Tasting Event

– Wash down a delicious Bratwurst with a locally brewed beer from Brewery Techne from Fairmount Avenue at our cozy Beer Garden Area “The Alm”

– Grab your friends and swing by at our HoHo Happy Hour! Take advantage of discounted foods and drinks in a relaxed after work atmosphere

– Sip a hot chocolate out of our new 2019 collectors mug

Once again, Christmas Village will be accompanied by the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market, which features more almost 50 local arts and craft vendors. From November 23rd, 2019 until January 1st, 2020 the white tents with a Herrnhut star atop, will pop up at Dilworth Park – right in front of City Hall and across the street from Christmas Village.

Come and experience Philadelphia’s Best Outdoor Event and Best Family Event of 2019, voted by the Philly Happening List, with your beloved ones! To get more information about our vendors, programming and events, visit our website (
www.philachristmas.com) or simply follow us on social media (#philachristmas).

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/philachristmas/
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/philachristmas/
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/philachristmas

Times and Dates of Christmas Village in Philadelphia 2019:
Thanksgiving Day till Christmas Eve (November 28th – December 24th)

Preview Weekend: November 23rd and 24th

Hours
Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 7pm
Friday – Saturday: 11am – 8pm

Thanksgiving Day: 9 am – 5 pm
Christmas Eve: 11 am – 5 pm

Location:

JFK Plaza, 1500 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Admission is free, so come by and enjoy the festive traditional Holiday atmosphere all month long.





LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia
Dec 13 all-day

This December, families can discover the magic of the holiday season with LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia’s Holiday Bricktacular celebration. The ultimate indoor LEGO playground is transforming into a winter wonderland complete with themed workshops, magical LEGO creations and a LEGO Santa!  

 

Bricktacular activities running Nov. 22 through Dec. 31: 

 

  • A Winter Wonderful MINILAND: A LEGO replica of Philadelphia transformed into a winter wonderland. Enjoy a scavenger hunt to spot the new wintery wonders 
  • Ho Ho WOAH!: Kids can meet festive LEGO characters and take a selfie with LEGO Santa in his sleigh 
  • Festive LEGO Builds: Elf workshop has nothing on Master Model Builder Michael and the Creative Workshop, where families can create holiday builds like LEGO ornaments, snowmen, gingerbread houses and more 




Worst-Case Scenario: Survival Experience
Dec 13 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Based on the internationally bestselling Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series!

The Worst-Case Scenario: Survival Experience is a logical series of fun and immersive physical challenges providing the essential instructions for what you need to know when facing unexpected—but possible—real-life scenarios, with countless moments of excitement along the way.

From surviving an avalanche and leaping from a moving train to picking a lock and fending off germs, The Worst-Case Scenario: Survival Experience will have you thinking on your feet and laughing at every turn, as you strive to survive.

  • Learn the real-world success stories of people who endured worst-case situations, and those who do so daily. Real people who are real pros line the walls of the Hall of Fame gallery, their stories revealed through graphics, artifacts, photos, videos, and original illustrations from the internationally best-selling book series.
  • Dare to step inside the Survival Gymnasium, loaded with 13 interactive scenarios to test and build your own worst-case survival skills. Exercise your creative thinking skills, test your problem-solving precision, and approach extreme situations with ingenuity.
  • Hear advice and instructions from the original audiobook voiced by film legend Burt Reynolds and listen to the resident “Worst-Case Pro” who will explore the Gymnasium and offer witty lines and pro-tips in an engaging and hilarious way.

​Be Prepared. Don’t Panic. Have a Plan.





Miracle, A Pop-Up Christmas Cocktail Bar at ITV
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm

ITV is the only place to be in Philadelphia if you want to experience Miracle, a Pop-Up Christmas Cocktail Bar. Folks will get to enjoy the festive menu of Miracle’s unique cocktails in playful mugs and glassware, décor of lights, garlands, ribbons and tchotchkes inspired by nostalgic vintage Christmas decorations and a soundtrack of holiday songs. In addition, Laurel, which is right next door is getting in on the festive fun too! For the duration of Miracle’s pop up at ITV, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings only, Laurel will invite guests for a nightcap in their heated garden. The garden outside of Laurel will transform into a winter wonderland and feature an abbreviated Miracle cocktail menu. 





Escape The 1980s Santa Experience!
Dec 13 2019 @ 6:30 pm – Jan 5 2020 @ 5:30 pm

“The Santa Experience” – An 80s Escape Room

—————————————————————
A 1980s holiday escape room pop up at Escape The 1980s on 4th & Chestnut. Every weekend in December.
——————————————————-

It’s the most radical time of the year!

Escape The 1980s presents The Santa Experience — a 1980s escape room game with a very special twist.

You’ll have 60 minutes to make your way through a four-room 80’s adventure with one goal: To “get back to the future”.

Do the right thing and beckon a real, live, 1980s Santa who will “ho ho ho” his way into your game with something you need. At the end of your experience, your team will get the ULTIMATE Facebook token: An electronic photo of your group with our 80’s Santa, uploaded to Facebook. Let the “likes” begin.

FREE Photo With Santa – A FREE electronic photo of your group WITH SANTA.

There will be singing – We can’t tell you the details, but ONLY in this game, at least one person in your group will sing – and they’re going to want to.

In-Game Surprises – Do the right thing and you’ll get surprises.

And more – It’s the exact same game as Escape The 1980s — but with a little more HO. 

Debuting for the first time since 2014, The Santa Experience received rave press and reviews. Tickets sell out fast. Santa Experience tickets are available in a limited number of slots. Tickets are made first available to those on our waiting list.





Dec
14
Sat
Christmas Village in Philadelphia
Dec 14 all-day

Returning for its 12th season, Christmas Village is happy to announce, that it will once again set up in the newly renovated LOVE Park to put Center City in the mood for the winter holidays.

Once again, Christmas Village in Philadelphia will transform Love Park into an authentic German Christmas market. The event will open Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 28th) and run through Christmas Eve (Tuesday, December 24th) with a Preview Weekend on November 23rd and 24th.

Over 80 local and international vendors will await the visitors in their traditional wooden booths, offering Holiday gifts, ornaments, jewelry, high-quality arts and crafts. Everybody is sure to find unique gifts for their beloved ones that can’t be found in a shopping mall!

Come and enjoy European foods, sweets and drinks, such as Bratwurst, Schnitzel and Lebkuchen (gingerbread) or our special hot Glühwein (mulled wine). Watch daily live performances by local bands, dance groups and artists on the Christmas Village stage and experience one of our themed weekends or special weekday events, such as Wine and Beer Tastings or St. Nikolaus Day.

Don’t miss: The festive Käthe Wohlfahrt tent features popular Christmas gifts from Germany, including glass ornaments, music boxes, nutcrackers, schwibbogen and incense smokers.

Christmas Village Carousel and more vendors are extending festivities to the City Hall Courtyard.

Summary of 2019 highlights:

– Be excited for Christmas Villages’ return to Love Park, with additional decoration elements, unique vendors as well as our new and festive Christmas tree

– Meet the original Christkind from Nuremberg/Germany when she opens the market within our Grand Opening Ceremony on Sunday, December 1st, 2019

– Enjoy exclusive Wine Tasting Events in partnership with Chaddsford Winery, which are held twice a week, or raise a glass at the weekly Beer Tasting Event

– Wash down a delicious Bratwurst with a locally brewed beer from Brewery Techne from Fairmount Avenue at our cozy Beer Garden Area “The Alm”

– Grab your friends and swing by at our HoHo Happy Hour! Take advantage of discounted foods and drinks in a relaxed after work atmosphere

– Sip a hot chocolate out of our new 2019 collectors mug

Once again, Christmas Village will be accompanied by the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market, which features more almost 50 local arts and craft vendors. From November 23rd, 2019 until January 1st, 2020 the white tents with a Herrnhut star atop, will pop up at Dilworth Park – right in front of City Hall and across the street from Christmas Village.

Come and experience Philadelphia’s Best Outdoor Event and Best Family Event of 2019, voted by the Philly Happening List, with your beloved ones! To get more information about our vendors, programming and events, visit our website (
www.philachristmas.com) or simply follow us on social media (#philachristmas).

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/philachristmas/
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/philachristmas/
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/philachristmas

Times and Dates of Christmas Village in Philadelphia 2019:
Thanksgiving Day till Christmas Eve (November 28th – December 24th)

Preview Weekend: November 23rd and 24th

Hours
Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 7pm
Friday – Saturday: 11am – 8pm

Thanksgiving Day: 9 am – 5 pm
Christmas Eve: 11 am – 5 pm

Location:

JFK Plaza, 1500 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Admission is free, so come by and enjoy the festive traditional Holiday atmosphere all month long.





LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia
Dec 14 all-day

This December, families can discover the magic of the holiday season with LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia’s Holiday Bricktacular celebration. The ultimate indoor LEGO playground is transforming into a winter wonderland complete with themed workshops, magical LEGO creations and a LEGO Santa!  

 

Bricktacular activities running Nov. 22 through Dec. 31: 

 

  • A Winter Wonderful MINILAND: A LEGO replica of Philadelphia transformed into a winter wonderland. Enjoy a scavenger hunt to spot the new wintery wonders 
  • Ho Ho WOAH!: Kids can meet festive LEGO characters and take a selfie with LEGO Santa in his sleigh 
  • Festive LEGO Builds: Elf workshop has nothing on Master Model Builder Michael and the Creative Workshop, where families can create holiday builds like LEGO ornaments, snowmen, gingerbread houses and more 




Worst-Case Scenario: Survival Experience
Dec 14 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Based on the internationally bestselling Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series!

The Worst-Case Scenario: Survival Experience is a logical series of fun and immersive physical challenges providing the essential instructions for what you need to know when facing unexpected—but possible—real-life scenarios, with countless moments of excitement along the way.

From surviving an avalanche and leaping from a moving train to picking a lock and fending off germs, The Worst-Case Scenario: Survival Experience will have you thinking on your feet and laughing at every turn, as you strive to survive.

  • Learn the real-world success stories of people who endured worst-case situations, and those who do so daily. Real people who are real pros line the walls of the Hall of Fame gallery, their stories revealed through graphics, artifacts, photos, videos, and original illustrations from the internationally best-selling book series.
  • Dare to step inside the Survival Gymnasium, loaded with 13 interactive scenarios to test and build your own worst-case survival skills. Exercise your creative thinking skills, test your problem-solving precision, and approach extreme situations with ingenuity.
  • Hear advice and instructions from the original audiobook voiced by film legend Burt Reynolds and listen to the resident “Worst-Case Pro” who will explore the Gymnasium and offer witty lines and pro-tips in an engaging and hilarious way.

​Be Prepared. Don’t Panic. Have a Plan.





Polar Express Day
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Relive the magic and wonder of the timeless classic holiday tale The Polar Express on Saturday, December 14 with activities inspired by the award-winning book and beloved film.  Let your imagination soar as you climb aboard the authentic Baldwin 60,000 locomotive for a guided storytelling experience. Understand steam vs. diesel and how trains move, the harmonics of sleigh bells, and why no two snowflakes are alike—plus more holiday-related science happenings and screenings of The Polar Express.

ALL ABOARD! Polar Express Day activities include:

– Guided experience aboard the iconic 60,000 Baldwin Locomotive in The Train Factory

– Train science activities

– Activities that explore the science of snowflakes and sound

Screenings of The Polar Express in Franklin Theater

– Plus, children are invited to wear pajamas for a truly festive experience and a $2 holiday discount off their general museum admission ticket.

Location: Museum-wide including The Train Factory

Included with General Museum Admission





Bake Sale for Philabundance at Fork
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The top bakers spanning the city are coming together to raise some money for Philabundance and its Abundantly Good Program via an amazing holiday bake sale hosted at Fork. An impressive lineup of Philly bakers, alongside High Street on Market’s own head baker, Alexander Roman, will be preparing an array of sweets for charity. Holiday shoppers, passersby and Old City community members are invited to shop this pop-up bake sale inside Fork from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and warm up with a hot cup of cider, cocoa or coffee. 





PJ Party at P.J. Whelihan’s Maple Shade
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Wear your best holiday pajamas on December 14 and celebrate the holidays at P.J. Whelihan’s in Maple Shade. There will be brunch specials and $5 mimosas, complimentary photos with Santa, and lots of fun! Help support Toys for Tots buy bringing any unwrapped toy to donate. The event will be fun for the whole family.





Tuna Bar Sushi-Making Class
Dec 14 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

An intimate & interactive 2-hour sushi class at Tuna Bar led by our head chefs who provide a live tutorial with easy to follow instructions on how to create a selection of traditional sushi rolls. For dinner, you will receive a tasting of our specialty rolls and house sake. We offer an open bar*, and send you home with a gift bag to test out your new skills. The perfect idea for date night or a memorable gift.

* Open bar consists of our draft beers, house wines, and cocktails containing our house-liquors.

A waiver must be signed prior to the sushi class in order to handle the knives involved with sushi preparation. We ask that no more than one drink be consumed prior to, or during the sushi class. You will have until 8 PM to enjoy the open bar.

** Gratuity for the server is not included in the ticket price





Miracle, A Pop-Up Christmas Cocktail Bar at ITV
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm

ITV is the only place to be in Philadelphia if you want to experience Miracle, a Pop-Up Christmas Cocktail Bar. Folks will get to enjoy the festive menu of Miracle’s unique cocktails in playful mugs and glassware, décor of lights, garlands, ribbons and tchotchkes inspired by nostalgic vintage Christmas decorations and a soundtrack of holiday songs. In addition, Laurel, which is right next door is getting in on the festive fun too! For the duration of Miracle’s pop up at ITV, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings only, Laurel will invite guests for a nightcap in their heated garden. The garden outside of Laurel will transform into a winter wonderland and feature an abbreviated Miracle cocktail menu. 





Escape The 1980s Santa Experience!
Dec 14 2019 @ 6:30 pm – Jan 6 2020 @ 5:30 pm

“The Santa Experience” – An 80s Escape Room

—————————————————————
A 1980s holiday escape room pop up at Escape The 1980s on 4th & Chestnut. Every weekend in December.
——————————————————-

It’s the most radical time of the year!

Escape The 1980s presents The Santa Experience — a 1980s escape room game with a very special twist.

You’ll have 60 minutes to make your way through a four-room 80’s adventure with one goal: To “get back to the future”.

Do the right thing and beckon a real, live, 1980s Santa who will “ho ho ho” his way into your game with something you need. At the end of your experience, your team will get the ULTIMATE Facebook token: An electronic photo of your group with our 80’s Santa, uploaded to Facebook. Let the “likes” begin.

FREE Photo With Santa – A FREE electronic photo of your group WITH SANTA.

There will be singing – We can’t tell you the details, but ONLY in this game, at least one person in your group will sing – and they’re going to want to.

In-Game Surprises – Do the right thing and you’ll get surprises.

And more – It’s the exact same game as Escape The 1980s — but with a little more HO. 

Debuting for the first time since 2014, The Santa Experience received rave press and reviews. Tickets sell out fast. Santa Experience tickets are available in a limited number of slots. Tickets are made first available to those on our waiting list.





Dec
15
Sun
Christmas Village in Philadelphia
Dec 15 all-day

Returning for its 12th season, Christmas Village is happy to announce, that it will once again set up in the newly renovated LOVE Park to put Center City in the mood for the winter holidays.

Once again, Christmas Village in Philadelphia will transform Love Park into an authentic German Christmas market. The event will open Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 28th) and run through Christmas Eve (Tuesday, December 24th) with a Preview Weekend on November 23rd and 24th.

Over 80 local and international vendors will await the visitors in their traditional wooden booths, offering Holiday gifts, ornaments, jewelry, high-quality arts and crafts. Everybody is sure to find unique gifts for their beloved ones that can’t be found in a shopping mall!

Come and enjoy European foods, sweets and drinks, such as Bratwurst, Schnitzel and Lebkuchen (gingerbread) or our special hot Glühwein (mulled wine). Watch daily live performances by local bands, dance groups and artists on the Christmas Village stage and experience one of our themed weekends or special weekday events, such as Wine and Beer Tastings or St. Nikolaus Day.

Don’t miss: The festive Käthe Wohlfahrt tent features popular Christmas gifts from Germany, including glass ornaments, music boxes, nutcrackers, schwibbogen and incense smokers.

Christmas Village Carousel and more vendors are extending festivities to the City Hall Courtyard.

Summary of 2019 highlights:

– Be excited for Christmas Villages’ return to Love Park, with additional decoration elements, unique vendors as well as our new and festive Christmas tree

– Meet the original Christkind from Nuremberg/Germany when she opens the market within our Grand Opening Ceremony on Sunday, December 1st, 2019

– Enjoy exclusive Wine Tasting Events in partnership with Chaddsford Winery, which are held twice a week, or raise a glass at the weekly Beer Tasting Event

– Wash down a delicious Bratwurst with a locally brewed beer from Brewery Techne from Fairmount Avenue at our cozy Beer Garden Area “The Alm”

– Grab your friends and swing by at our HoHo Happy Hour! Take advantage of discounted foods and drinks in a relaxed after work atmosphere

– Sip a hot chocolate out of our new 2019 collectors mug

Once again, Christmas Village will be accompanied by the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market, which features more almost 50 local arts and craft vendors. From November 23rd, 2019 until January 1st, 2020 the white tents with a Herrnhut star atop, will pop up at Dilworth Park – right in front of City Hall and across the street from Christmas Village.

Come and experience Philadelphia’s Best Outdoor Event and Best Family Event of 2019, voted by the Philly Happening List, with your beloved ones! To get more information about our vendors, programming and events, visit our website (
www.philachristmas.com) or simply follow us on social media (#philachristmas).

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/philachristmas/
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/philachristmas/
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/philachristmas

Times and Dates of Christmas Village in Philadelphia 2019:
Thanksgiving Day till Christmas Eve (November 28th – December 24th)

Preview Weekend: November 23rd and 24th

Hours
Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 7pm
Friday – Saturday: 11am – 8pm

Thanksgiving Day: 9 am – 5 pm
Christmas Eve: 11 am – 5 pm

Location:

JFK Plaza, 1500 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Admission is free, so come by and enjoy the festive traditional Holiday atmosphere all month long.





LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia
Dec 15 all-day

This December, families can discover the magic of the holiday season with LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia’s Holiday Bricktacular celebration. The ultimate indoor LEGO playground is transforming into a winter wonderland complete with themed workshops, magical LEGO creations and a LEGO Santa!  

 

Bricktacular activities running Nov. 22 through Dec. 31: 

 

  • A Winter Wonderful MINILAND: A LEGO replica of Philadelphia transformed into a winter wonderland. Enjoy a scavenger hunt to spot the new wintery wonders 
  • Ho Ho WOAH!: Kids can meet festive LEGO characters and take a selfie with LEGO Santa in his sleigh 
  • Festive LEGO Builds: Elf workshop has nothing on Master Model Builder Michael and the Creative Workshop, where families can create holiday builds like LEGO ornaments, snowmen, gingerbread houses and more 




Worst-Case Scenario: Survival Experience
Dec 15 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Based on the internationally bestselling Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series!

The Worst-Case Scenario: Survival Experience is a logical series of fun and immersive physical challenges providing the essential instructions for what you need to know when facing unexpected—but possible—real-life scenarios, with countless moments of excitement along the way.

From surviving an avalanche and leaping from a moving train to picking a lock and fending off germs, The Worst-Case Scenario: Survival Experience will have you thinking on your feet and laughing at every turn, as you strive to survive.

  • Learn the real-world success stories of people who endured worst-case situations, and those who do so daily. Real people who are real pros line the walls of the Hall of Fame gallery, their stories revealed through graphics, artifacts, photos, videos, and original illustrations from the internationally best-selling book series.
  • Dare to step inside the Survival Gymnasium, loaded with 13 interactive scenarios to test and build your own worst-case survival skills. Exercise your creative thinking skills, test your problem-solving precision, and approach extreme situations with ingenuity.
  • Hear advice and instructions from the original audiobook voiced by film legend Burt Reynolds and listen to the resident “Worst-Case Pro” who will explore the Gymnasium and offer witty lines and pro-tips in an engaging and hilarious way.

​Be Prepared. Don’t Panic. Have a Plan.





Art In The Sky: Holiday Craft Bazaar
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

One Liberty Observation Deck and JERKS Productions are teaming up on Sunday, December 15th from 1 PM-6 PM for a Holiday Craft Bazaar. Guests will have the opportunity to shop for holiday crafts handmade by local Philadelphia artists. Food and drink will be available from Evil Genius and Sprinkled Sweetness. Browse and shop, 57 stories about Philadelphia while listening to your favorite holiday tunes. Santa Clause will make a live appearance for photos from 4 PM-6 PM





Miracle, A Pop-Up Christmas Cocktail Bar at ITV
Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm

ITV is the only place to be in Philadelphia if you want to experience Miracle, a Pop-Up Christmas Cocktail Bar. Folks will get to enjoy the festive menu of Miracle’s unique cocktails in playful mugs and glassware, décor of lights, garlands, ribbons and tchotchkes inspired by nostalgic vintage Christmas decorations and a soundtrack of holiday songs. In addition, Laurel, which is right next door is getting in on the festive fun too! For the duration of Miracle’s pop up at ITV, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings only, Laurel will invite guests for a nightcap in their heated garden. The garden outside of Laurel will transform into a winter wonderland and feature an abbreviated Miracle cocktail menu. 





Escape The 1980s Santa Experience!
Dec 15 2019 @ 6:30 pm – Jan 7 2020 @ 5:30 pm

“The Santa Experience” – An 80s Escape Room

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A 1980s holiday escape room pop up at Escape The 1980s on 4th & Chestnut. Every weekend in December.
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It’s the most radical time of the year!

Escape The 1980s presents The Santa Experience — a 1980s escape room game with a very special twist.

You’ll have 60 minutes to make your way through a four-room 80’s adventure with one goal: To “get back to the future”.

Do the right thing and beckon a real, live, 1980s Santa who will “ho ho ho” his way into your game with something you need. At the end of your experience, your team will get the ULTIMATE Facebook token: An electronic photo of your group with our 80’s Santa, uploaded to Facebook. Let the “likes” begin.

FREE Photo With Santa – A FREE electronic photo of your group WITH SANTA.

There will be singing – We can’t tell you the details, but ONLY in this game, at least one person in your group will sing – and they’re going to want to.

In-Game Surprises – Do the right thing and you’ll get surprises.

And more – It’s the exact same game as Escape The 1980s — but with a little more HO. 

Debuting for the first time since 2014, The Santa Experience received rave press and reviews. Tickets sell out fast. Santa Experience tickets are available in a limited number of slots. Tickets are made first available to those on our waiting list.





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Christmas Village in Philadelphia
Dec 16 all-day

Returning for its 12th season, Christmas Village is happy to announce, that it will once again set up in the newly renovated LOVE Park to put Center City in the mood for the winter holidays.

Once again, Christmas Village in Philadelphia will transform Love Park into an authentic German Christmas market. The event will open Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 28th) and run through Christmas Eve (Tuesday, December 24th) with a Preview Weekend on November 23rd and 24th.

Over 80 local and international vendors will await the visitors in their traditional wooden booths, offering Holiday gifts, ornaments, jewelry, high-quality arts and crafts. Everybody is sure to find unique gifts for their beloved ones that can’t be found in a shopping mall!

Come and enjoy European foods, sweets and drinks, such as Bratwurst, Schnitzel and Lebkuchen (gingerbread) or our special hot Glühwein (mulled wine). Watch daily live performances by local bands, dance groups and artists on the Christmas Village stage and experience one of our themed weekends or special weekday events, such as Wine and Beer Tastings or St. Nikolaus Day.

Don’t miss: The festive Käthe Wohlfahrt tent features popular Christmas gifts from Germany, including glass ornaments, music boxes, nutcrackers, schwibbogen and incense smokers.

Christmas Village Carousel and more vendors are extending festivities to the City Hall Courtyard.

Summary of 2019 highlights:

– Be excited for Christmas Villages’ return to Love Park, with additional decoration elements, unique vendors as well as our new and festive Christmas tree

– Meet the original Christkind from Nuremberg/Germany when she opens the market within our Grand Opening Ceremony on Sunday, December 1st, 2019

– Enjoy exclusive Wine Tasting Events in partnership with Chaddsford Winery, which are held twice a week, or raise a glass at the weekly Beer Tasting Event

– Wash down a delicious Bratwurst with a locally brewed beer from Brewery Techne from Fairmount Avenue at our cozy Beer Garden Area “The Alm”

– Grab your friends and swing by at our HoHo Happy Hour! Take advantage of discounted foods and drinks in a relaxed after work atmosphere

– Sip a hot chocolate out of our new 2019 collectors mug

Once again, Christmas Village will be accompanied by the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market, which features more almost 50 local arts and craft vendors. From November 23rd, 2019 until January 1st, 2020 the white tents with a Herrnhut star atop, will pop up at Dilworth Park – right in front of City Hall and across the street from Christmas Village.

Come and experience Philadelphia’s Best Outdoor Event and Best Family Event of 2019, voted by the Philly Happening List, with your beloved ones! To get more information about our vendors, programming and events, visit our website (
www.philachristmas.com) or simply follow us on social media (#philachristmas).

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/philachristmas/
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/philachristmas/
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/philachristmas

Times and Dates of Christmas Village in Philadelphia 2019:
Thanksgiving Day till Christmas Eve (November 28th – December 24th)

Preview Weekend: November 23rd and 24th

Hours
Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 7pm
Friday – Saturday: 11am – 8pm

Thanksgiving Day: 9 am – 5 pm
Christmas Eve: 11 am – 5 pm

Location:

JFK Plaza, 1500 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Admission is free, so come by and enjoy the festive traditional Holiday atmosphere all month long.





LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia
Dec 16 all-day

This December, families can discover the magic of the holiday season with LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia’s Holiday Bricktacular celebration. The ultimate indoor LEGO playground is transforming into a winter wonderland complete with themed workshops, magical LEGO creations and a LEGO Santa!  

 

Bricktacular activities running Nov. 22 through Dec. 31: 

 

  • A Winter Wonderful MINILAND: A LEGO replica of Philadelphia transformed into a winter wonderland. Enjoy a scavenger hunt to spot the new wintery wonders 
  • Ho Ho WOAH!: Kids can meet festive LEGO characters and take a selfie with LEGO Santa in his sleigh 
  • Festive LEGO Builds: Elf workshop has nothing on Master Model Builder Michael and the Creative Workshop, where families can create holiday builds like LEGO ornaments, snowmen, gingerbread houses and more 




Worst-Case Scenario: Survival Experience
Dec 16 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Based on the internationally bestselling Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series!

The Worst-Case Scenario: Survival Experience is a logical series of fun and immersive physical challenges providing the essential instructions for what you need to know when facing unexpected—but possible—real-life scenarios, with countless moments of excitement along the way.

From surviving an avalanche and leaping from a moving train to picking a lock and fending off germs, The Worst-Case Scenario: Survival Experience will have you thinking on your feet and laughing at every turn, as you strive to survive.

  • Learn the real-world success stories of people who endured worst-case situations, and those who do so daily. Real people who are real pros line the walls of the Hall of Fame gallery, their stories revealed through graphics, artifacts, photos, videos, and original illustrations from the internationally best-selling book series.
  • Dare to step inside the Survival Gymnasium, loaded with 13 interactive scenarios to test and build your own worst-case survival skills. Exercise your creative thinking skills, test your problem-solving precision, and approach extreme situations with ingenuity.
  • Hear advice and instructions from the original audiobook voiced by film legend Burt Reynolds and listen to the resident “Worst-Case Pro” who will explore the Gymnasium and offer witty lines and pro-tips in an engaging and hilarious way.

​Be Prepared. Don’t Panic. Have a Plan.