Philly Festivities for the Holidays

December is the time to embrace all the wonder of winter. With the holidays upon us, Philadelphia becomes a wonderland where visitors and locals alike can enjoy all the season has to offer. Whether you are lacing up your ice skates for a glide at the Winter Waterfront, shopping at the Christmas Village in LOVE Park, enjoying a seasonal-themed play or concert or taking in one of the world-famous museums, it’s so easy to find an activity that also supports good jobs and a strong middle class.

Happy Holidays!

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Pennsylvania Ballet presents “The Nutcracker” at the Academy of Music
When: Now-Dec. 31
Where: 240 South Broad St., Philadelphia
What: Philadelphia Ballet presents George Balanchine’s classic, complete with giant mice, dancing snowflakes, a growing Christmas tree, and an enchanted nutcracker all of which are sure to delight the child in everyone.
Union: IATSE
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A Very Philly Christmas December Drop-In at Fairmount Park
When: Now-Dec. 21
Where: Fairmount Park, Philadelphia.
What: Drop in at the historic houses of Fairmount Park which will be decked out for the holidays. Learn interesting facts about each house and enjoy them at a comfortable, relaxed pace. Participating historic houses include Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill Mansion, Lemon Hill Mansion, Historic Strawberry Mansion and Woodford.
Union: AFSCME
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Skate With Santa at Delaware River Waterfront
When: Now-Dec. 23
Where: 101 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia
What: Lace up those skates and snap a portrait on ice with Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest’s Skating Santa. For a special photo on stable ground, you can plop down atop the giant red Visit Philly chair for a photo that can feature the entire family.
Union: IATSE
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Philly Magazine

“Winter Wonderettes” at the Walnut Street Theatre
When: Now-Dec. 30
Where: 825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
What: Come watch the Winter Wonderettes as they tackle the quirks of the holiday season. Along the way they will sing seasonal favorites like “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Sleigh Ride,” “Santa Baby,” “Winter Wonderland” and over 20 more!
Union: IATSE, AEA
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Holiday Garden Railway at the Morris Arboretum
When: Now-Dec. 31
Where: 100 E. Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia
What: Amid the evergreens at the beautiful Morris Arboretum, the popular Holiday Garden Railway showcases a miniature winter wonderland complete with a quarter-mile of model-train track, seven loops and tunnels, 15 rail lines and model trains that cruise past scaled replicas of historic monuments and Philadelphia landmarks all adorned with thousands of twinkling lights. Friday Night Holiday Garden Railway Nighs ights provide evening viewings on select Friday and Saturday nights through Dec. 22.
Union: AFSCME
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