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10 things to do in Philly this December

Published On 12/04/2014 Published On 12/04/2014
Christmas Village

Date

Event

Location

Dec 4 Thu

Christmas Village in LOVE Park Our advice is to beeline for the food and beverage vendors, where you can score everything from bacon soap, to mulled wine from Chaddsford Winery, to German eats from German Lebkuchen.

Love Park (JFK Plaza)

Christmas Village in LOVE Park Love Park (JFK Plaza) Our advice is to beeline for the food and beverage vendors, where you can score everything from bacon soap, to mulled wine from Chaddsford Winery, to German eats from German Lebkuchen.

Date

Event

Location

Dec 4-Feb 22

Rothman Ice Rink Let’s be real, did anyone ever think that City Hall construction would stop? Well, it has... AND it's given us the brand spankin’ new Rothman Ice Rink in Dilworth Park, where you can skate right in the middle of Center City. Adults skate for $4, plus $8 for skate rentals.

City Hall

Rothman Ice Rink City Hall Let’s be real, did anyone ever think that City Hall construction would stop? Well, it has... AND it's given us the brand spankin’ new Rothman Ice Rink in Dilworth Park, where you can skate right in the middle of Center City. Adults skate for $4, plus $8 for skate rentals.

The Franklin Flea

Date

Event

Location

Dec 6-20

Franklin Flea The vintage holiday market is back in full force on Saturdays in December with 40-60 vendors offering awesome handmade goods, locally sourced products, and freshly cooked food.

The Historic Strawbridge’s

Franklin Flea The Historic Strawbridge’s The vintage holiday market is back in full force on Saturdays in December with 40-60 vendors offering awesome handmade goods, locally sourced products, and freshly cooked food.

www.PhillyBeerEvents.com

Date

Event

Location

Dec 6 Sat

Valley Forge Beer Festival Sample more than 100 craft beers and hard ciders at the Valley Forge Beer Festival, where you can also opt to attend some beer lectures and pretend you’re a connoisseur.

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center

Valley Forge Beer Festival Greater Philadelphia Expo Center Sample more than 100 craft beers and hard ciders at the Valley Forge Beer Festival, where you can also opt to attend some beer lectures and pretend you’re a connoisseur.

Date

Event

Location

Dec 10 Wed

Spirits & Suds with Santa Bar Crawl Shell out the $5 for your bar crawl ticket and you get access to $3 and $4 discounts at 13 East Passyunk bars, all while wearing a complimentary Santa or elf hat. Worth it.

1904 East Passyunk Ave

Spirits & Suds with Santa Bar Crawl 1904 East Passyunk Ave Shell out the $5 for your bar crawl ticket and you get access to $3 and $4 discounts at 13 East Passyunk bars, all while wearing a complimentary Santa or elf hat. Worth it.

Thrillist

Date

Event

Location

Dec 12-19

The Peek-A-Boo 2014 Holiday Spectacular The Philly burlesque group will be performing three holiday shows, including one at Underground Arts on Dec 19th.

Various locations

The Peek-A-Boo 2014 Holiday Spectacular Various locations The Philly burlesque group will be performing three holiday shows, including one at Underground Arts on Dec 19th.

Runningof theSantas

Date

Event

Location

Dec 13 Sat

Running of the Santas It’s time once again to sport your favorite furry red-on-red ensemble for a mega indoor/outdoor festival featuring tons of drink specials and live bands. Score tickets early and they're only $15.

The Electric Factory

Running of the Santas The Electric Factory It’s time once again to sport your favorite furry red-on-red ensemble for a mega indoor/outdoor festival featuring tons of drink specials and live bands. Score tickets early and they're only $15.

The Ugly Sweater Run

Date

Event

Location

Dec 13 Sat

The Ugly Sweater Run If you really want to keep up your cardio in style, find a reindeer-or-otherwise-adorned sweatervest and join the annual Ugly Sweater 5K, after which you will be rewarded with your choice of seasonal lager. Who needs electrolytes?

Fairmount Park

The Ugly Sweater Run Fairmount Park If you really want to keep up your cardio in style, find a reindeer-or-otherwise-adorned sweatervest and join the annual Ugly Sweater 5K, after which you will be rewarded with your choice of seasonal lager. Who needs electrolytes?

World Cafe Live

Date

Event

Location

Dec 28 Sun

World Cafe Live Winter Beer Festival Sample suds from more than 40 breweries from 1-5pm at the World Cafe, including specialty world imports and nosh at the seriously sweet Upstairs Live restaurant.

World Cafe Live

World Cafe Live Winter Beer Festival World Cafe Live Sample suds from more than 40 breweries from 1-5pm at the World Cafe, including specialty world imports and nosh at the seriously sweet Upstairs Live restaurant.

Date

Event

Location

Dec 31 Wed

New Year’s Eve Beer Bash This is one New Year’s Eve party that's actually worth your money. A $125 ticket gets you tons of food (appetizers, a four-course meal, and open bar), plus there'll be a sweet NYE draft list.

Strangelove’s

New Year’s Eve Beer Bash Strangelove’s This is one New Year’s Eve party that's actually worth your money. A $125 ticket gets you tons of food (appetizers, a four-course meal, and open bar), plus there'll be a sweet NYE draft list.