Illuminating Liberty

Museum of the American Revolution

Dec 4, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

During the Revolutionary War (1775-1783), Philadelphia artist and soldier Charles Willson Peale produced several exhibitions of transparent paintings to celebrate important moments in the struggle for American Independence.  Painted on thin fabric or glass, these “scenes” were placed in windows and illuminated with candlelight from behind. The translucent effect...

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Comcast Holiday Spectacular

Comcast Center

Dec 4, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Visitors will enjoy performances of Carol of the Bells, Jingle Bell Rock, The 12 Days of Christmas and The Nutcracker by the Philadelphia Ballet, all shown on The Comcast Experience video wall, one of the world’s largest highest resolution LED displays. You’ll watch a magic flying sleigh ride through the Pennsylvania countryside and above the city of...

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Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market

Dilworth Park

Dec 4, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

More than 40 local artisans, designers, crafters and confectionaries will offer unique selections for gifts and holiday foods in white, festively lit tents topped with original Herrnhut Stars. This winter bazaar was conceived and designed to complement Christmas Village in Philadelphia, which is back again at Love Park this year – right across from...

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Holiday Festival

Franklin Square

Dec 4, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Dazzle in the lights of the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show, a  spectacle that illuminates the Square with more than 50,000 lights to a soundtrack of holiday classics.  The show runs every 30 minutes beginning at 4:30pm daily, with a final show at 8pm Sundays - Thursdays, 9pm Friday & Saturdays. Additional holiday entertainment...

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Christmas Village

Love Park

Dec 4, 2017 - Dec 24, 2017

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Experience an authentic German market right in Love Park by City Hall. The outdoor space plays host to souvenir booths, food and drink, performances and gifts from around the globe.

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Gingerbread Competition and Display

Peddler's Village

Dec 4, 2017 - Jan 6, 2018

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

The Gingerbread Competition and Display is a feast for the senses with more than 100 culinary creations brought to life with gingerbread, candy, icing and imagination in the following categories: Traditional, Authentic Reproduction of a Significant Building, Student and Children. Open during holiday shopping hours.

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Story Time

Steel City Coffeehouse

Dec 5, 2017 - Jan 2, 2018

This event occurs weekly, on Tuesday.

The kids will enjoy books and interactive activities that support early literacy skills. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate.

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Teen Tuesdays Book Chat

Thomas F. Donatucci Sr. Library

Dec 5, 2017 - Mar 6, 2018

This event occurs monthly, on the first Tuesday of January, February, March and December.

Teens chat about their latest reading fix, the book they're slugging through in class or the next one they can’t wait to get their hands on.   

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CADCOM Norristown Girls Code Club

Universal Copy and Print

Dec 5, 2017 - Jan 4, 2018

This event occurs weekly, on Tuesday and Thursday.

Know a tween or teen girl interested in learning how to make their own website, app or video game? Are they new to digital technology and want to learn how to navigate what they can create and develop? Sign them up for this technology program. The camp uses TechGirlz curriculum including You Can Code!, Makey Makey, Designing Mobile Apps, Make a Website using WordPress,...

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