Illuminating Liberty

Museum of the American Revolution

Dec 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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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12 Days of Christmas Movies

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

Dec 25, 2017 - Dec 25, 2017

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

Enjoy favorite holiday movies with cozy seating and snacks. Dec. 14      A Christmas Melody Dec. 15      The Brady Brunch A Very Brady Christmas Dec. 16      A Charlie Brown Christmas Dec.  17      This Christmas Dec. 18      A Christmas Carol with Jim...

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Holiday Festival

Franklin Square

Dec 25, 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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Gingerbread Competition and Display

Peddler's Village

Dec 25, 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 26, 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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Playgroup

Fumo Family Library

Dec 26, 2017 - Mar 27, 2018

This event occurs weekly, on Tuesday.

Socialize and play with library toys after storytime. This program is intended for children five years old and younger, accompanied by a caregiver; older siblings are welcome. 

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