A Longwood Christmas
Nov
23
to Jan 7

A Longwood Christmas

Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square, PA 19348

This conservatory is reminiscent of the splendor of France’s Versailles with fanciful topiaries, imaginative wreaths, ornate mirrors, and more than 50 trees trimmed in classic holiday hues and sparkling crystal ornaments. Thousands of floating cranberries, apples, and gilded walnuts create an intricate mosaic in the grand tradition of a French parterre garden. Outside, colorful fountains dance to holiday music, strolling carolers herald the season with song, and a wonderland of a half-million twinkling lights await. 

https://longwoodgardens.org/events-and-performances/events/longwood-christmas

COST: Timed Admission Tickets Required

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Holiday Garden Railway
Nov
24
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Garden Railway

Morris Arboretum, 100 E Northwestern Ave

Come see the Holiday Garden Railway dressed in its wintry finest. The railway will be open daily through December 31 (Arboretum is closed December 24 and 25).

Check out a quarter-mile of track featuring seven loops and tunnels with 15 different rail lines and two cable cars, nine bridges (including a trestle bridge you can walk under), and bustling model trains, all set in the lovely winter garden of the Morris Arboretum. The display and buildings are all made of natural materials—bark, leaves, twigs, hollow logs, mosses, acorns, dried flowers, seeds and stones—to form a perfectly proportioned miniature landscape complete with small streams. 

http://www.morrisarboretum.org/gardens_railway.shtml

COST: Free with garden admission.

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Nov
25
to Dec 23

Santa Saturdays

Enjoy cookies and milk with Santa as he tells some of his favorite stories and visits with children in the indoor, heated Franklin Square Pavilion. COST: $15

Then, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Keep an eye out for Santa near the Franklin Square Fountain, double-checking his naughty and nice lists and posing for elfie-selfies. COST: Free

http://www.historicphiladelphia.org/franklin-square/holidays-in-franklin-square/

 

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Bill McKibben—Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance
Nov
30
7:30 PM19:30

Bill McKibben—Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance

The Free Library of Philadelphia—Parkway Central Branch, 1901 Vine St.

Bill McKibben gave one of the earliest cautions about global warming with his 1989 book “The End of Nature.” His myriad other bestselling books about the environment include “Deep Economy,” “Eaarth” and “Oil and Honey.” Recipient of the 2013 Gandhi Peace Award, McKibben is the Schumann distinguished scholar at Middlebury College and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In his debut novel, “the world’s best green journalist” (Time) draws upon the current state of politics to imagine a band of Vermont patriots who decide to secede from the United States.

freelibrary.org

COST: Free

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On Climate Change
Dec
1
12:00 PM12:00

On Climate Change

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Perelman Auditorium, 2525 Pennsylvania Ave.

Offered in conjunction with Philadelphia Assembled, this panel discussion brings together artists, advocates and researchers to speak about climate change and sustainability with a specific focus on seeds. Led by Ron Whyte of Deep Green Philly and Nate Kleinman and Dusty Hinz of Experimental Farm Network. This event also includes seed-selling and seed-swapping activities.

philamuseum.org

COST: Pay what you wish, but registration is required

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Friday Night Lights
Dec
1
to Dec 29

Friday Night Lights

The Holiday Garden Rail will be all lit up and decorated for the season, with white lights sparkling along the rails and miniature greens adorning the buildings. Special programming is planned for many of these evenings, and hot cocoa or coffee will be available at the Compton Café, along with various tasty snacks to purchase. Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29.

www.morrisarboretum.org

Ticket prices:  Member adult $10, Member child $5, Non-member adult $18, Non-member child $9

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Night at the Market: A 25th Anniversary Celebration Benefiting The Food Trust
Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

Night at the Market: A 25th Anniversary Celebration Benefiting The Food Trust

After-hours access to Reading Terminal food and drink vendors, raffle prizes and swag, dance, music and magic, pretzel twisting, photo booth, cooking demos and taste tests, youth-led family fun, and more. Proceeds will go toward The Food Trust's work to ensure  access to healthy, affordable food.
 
thefoodtrust.org/25thanniversary

WHERE: Reading Terminal Market, 12th & Filbert Streets
COST: General admission: $25 in advance, $40 at the door, Kids 12 & under free, VIP admission with unlimited food & drink $250

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Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival Presents: The International Ocean Film Tour
Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival Presents: The International Ocean Film Tour

  • 3401 Filbert Street Philadelphia, PA, 19104 United States (map)
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Hosted by the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival, The International Ocean Film Tour (Volume 4) sails into Philly. This one-night-only event features thrilling lineup of the very best in ocean adventures and environmental documentaries. This adventure film event is appropriate for all ages.

https://www.oceanfilmtour.com/us/tickets/details/event-international-ocean-film-tour-2017-drexel-university-urbn-annex-screening-room-2017-12-01_19-00/

COST: $15

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Holiday Wreath Workshop
Dec
2
9:00 AM09:00

Holiday Wreath Workshop

The Barnes Arboretum 300 N. Latch’s Lane Merion, PA, 19066

Learn simple techniques to transform a selection of fresh-cut evergreens, pods, cones, and berries from the Barnes Arboretum into a wreath. Create your own wreath to take home. Two sessions will be held from 9am - noon and 1pm - 4pm. For more information, call 215.278.7200.

https://www.barnesfoundation.org/classes/wreath-workshop

COST: $68 Members; $75 Non-Members

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HANDMADE HOLIDAY: Greens Sale
Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

HANDMADE HOLIDAY: Greens Sale

Bartram’s Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd.

Deck the halls with a beautiful selection of decorated and undecorated wreaths, centerpieces, fresh evergreens and more. Enjoy seasonal music, stocking stuffers, and refreshments at the annual Greens Sale, and visit Holiday Marketplace vendors and the Welcome Center shop for great gift ideas. Purchase ornamental greens and roping to create your own decorations for the holiday season while also supporting the garden.

Visitors can pick up a pre-ordered, Bartram’s Signature Wreath, featuring natural accents such as pine cones, winterberry, and magnolia. Bartram Signature Wreaths are handmade by dedicated volunteers and individual wreaths will vary.

Bartram’s Garden Members can also come to the Member Preview and Reception a day before on Dec. 1.

www.bartramsgarden.org

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Lucia Fest and Christmas Market at the American Swedish Historical Museum
Dec
2
11:00 AM11:00

Lucia Fest and Christmas Market at the American Swedish Historical Museum

  • American Swedish Historical Museum (map)
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This Christmas market includes holiday deli items, decorations and gifts, and the  bakery tables will be open all day. The Swedish Christmas Café will sell holiday foods and sweets.

http://americanswedish.org/events/lucia-christmas-market

COST: $12 Adults, $8 Members, and $5 Children 4-12, children under 4 are free

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Hand Crafted Holidays
Dec
2
11:00 AM11:00

Hand Crafted Holidays

139 N 2nd St

The annual Hand Crafted Holidays returns with another festive day of tastings, presentations, and hands-on activities intended to spark creative ideas for holiday decorating, shopping, and entertaining. Activities include clay ornament making, a succulent wreath demonstration, and more.

http://www.theclaystudio.org/participate/events.php?id=739

COST: Free

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Awbury Arboretum Holiday Greens Sale & Open House
Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

Awbury Arboretum Holiday Greens Sale & Open House

Come enjoy light refreshments, holiday music, marshmallow roasting around our fire pit, cookie baking, and more as you shop for your holiday greens and gifts. AdventureWoods Natural Materials Play Area will be open for exploration.

100% of proceeds support the Arboretum and our mission to provide our community free access to nature and history.

COST: Free

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Rock Da Mic: Youth Celebration & Mixer
Dec
2
2:00 PM14:00

Rock Da Mic: Youth Celebration & Mixer

  • 1025 Hamilton Street Philadelphia, PA, 19123 United States (map)
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In the honor of World AIDS Day, ITAVFoundation has partnered with HIV advocation and motivational life coach Kesha Laguins to host a free concert at Studio 10TWO5 at 1025 Hamilton St.

Rock Da Mic: Youth Celebration & Mixer focuses on unity, supporting youth and raising awareness about HIV/AIDS in the Philadelphia area. An estimated of 30,000 people are living with HIV in the region according, to the Health Department, and Philadelphians are being infected at a rate five times the national average.

Free HIV testing will be held in a private area.

COST: Free

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Customer Appreciation at Greensgrow West
Dec
2
4:00 PM16:00

Customer Appreciation at Greensgrow West

5123 Baltimore Ave

Enjoy 20% off select greens, wreaths, and winter decorations, complimentary refreshments. Free trolley shuttle service between Baltimore & Lancaster Avenues during the Baltimore Avenue Business Association’s W.E.S.T. (Winter Express Shoppers’ Trolley) shopping event.

http://www.greensgrow.org/event/customer-appreciation-greensgrow-west/

COST: Pay as you go

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Wreath Decorating Workshop
Dec
2
4:00 PM16:00

Wreath Decorating Workshop

  • 435 West Glenside Avenue Glenside, PA, 19038 United States (map)
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Decorate a fresh wreath with artificial, fresh or dried adornments and your choice of ribbon for bow making. Feel free to bring along your own special ornaments for that personalized look. Please bring your own cutting tools if available.

https://primexgardencenter.com/event/wreath-decorating-workshop/

COST: $35

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Winter Wassailing
Dec
2
7:00 PM19:00

Winter Wassailing

Join Philadelphia Orchard Project and Awbury Arboretum for an evening of winter wassailing with music by the Women’s Slavic Choir and West Philly Orchestra. The British tradition of wassailing involves visiting orchards in cider-producing regions of England and singing to the trees to promote a good harvest for the coming year.

COST: $30 General admission ticket + a signature POP pint glass, $25 General admission, $20 POP partners

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FADE
Dec
2
to Dec 3

FADE

Her Philly MOVES presents a night that celebrates queer and trans women of color (QTWOC). Titled FADE, the event hosts a lineup of all QTWOC performers and creators. FADE exists as a safe space that encourages attendees to express themselves fully and authentically.

COST: $5 - $8
 

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      Smile and get into the holiday spirit—international style— at Celebrations around the World, a FREE holiday event Sunday, December 3, 2017, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Penn Museum! Gather with family and friends to discover festive holiday traditions from around the world including Diwali, Eid-ul-Fitr, Ramadhan, and the Mid-Autumn Festival. Grab a Museum “passport” and take off, exploring holiday traditions of multiple countries, including, China, Kenya, the Netherlands and India. Enjoy a Middle Eastern drum workshop, facepainting by the Peanutbetter troupe, a holiday craft station, and treats for the kids, while supplies last!  Indian dance, and the colorful art of rangoli, storytelling, and joyous musical performances from the Penn Flutes ensemble and from Daria--with songs for all ages--are all part of the celebration, the Museum’s annual holiday gift to the community.   https://www.penn.museum/calendar/eventdetail/753/celebrations-around-the-world    COST: Free
Dec
3
11:00 AM11:00

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Smile and get into the holiday spirit—international style— at Celebrations around the World, a FREE holiday event Sunday, December 3, 2017, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Penn Museum! Gather with family and friends to discover festive holiday traditions from around the world including Diwali, Eid-ul-Fitr, Ramadhan, and the Mid-Autumn Festival. Grab a Museum “passport” and take off, exploring holiday traditions of multiple countries, including, China, Kenya, the Netherlands and India. Enjoy a Middle Eastern drum workshop, facepainting by the Peanutbetter troupe, a holiday craft station, and treats for the kids, while supplies last!  Indian dance, and the colorful art of rangoli, storytelling, and joyous musical performances from the Penn Flutes ensemble and from Daria--with songs for all ages--are all part of the celebration, the Museum’s annual holiday gift to the community.

https://www.penn.museum/calendar/eventdetail/753/celebrations-around-the-world

COST: Free

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Make + Take: Make-Your-Own Herbal Cocktail Bitters
Dec
3
12:00 PM12:00

Make + Take: Make-Your-Own Herbal Cocktail Bitters

Bartram’s Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd.

Back by popular demand, Kelly McCarthy will instruct this class on how to craft cocktail bitters from common plants. There will also be a discussion on the medicinal and historical uses of bitters and the ways they might benefit digestion and overall health. Recipes and materials provided to preregistered attendees, who will go home with enough for two bottles of bitters– one to keep and one for a friend.

https://bartramsgarden.org/event/make-take-make-herbal-cocktail-bitters-2017/

COST: $10 members; $15 non-members

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Riot Nerd Presents: Black Christmas Craft Bazaar!
Dec
3
1:00 PM13:00

Riot Nerd Presents: Black Christmas Craft Bazaar!

Shop for handmade Christmas presents or decorations by over a dozen local vendors! PLUS you can get a picture taken with Krampus! 

We'll also be accepting toy donations for Jane Addams Place, which is a comprehensive homeless shelter serving 29 single mothers and approximately 60 children between the ages of 0 to 18. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/389627338118882/

COST: Pay as you go

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Terrarium Workshop
Dec
3
1:00 PM13:00

Terrarium Workshop

  • 435 West Glenside Avenue Glenside, PA, 19038 United States (map)
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Create a miniature garden under glass in this make-and-take workshop. Members of Primex Garden Center's greenhouse staff will teach the class how to create and care for their miniature landscapes. Cost includes the following materials: glass bowl, soil and the participant's choice of three plants. All ages are welcome.

https://primexgardencenter.com/event/terrarium-workshop-3-2/

COST: $35

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Visit with Santa
Dec
3
2:00 PM14:00

Visit with Santa

Join us for cheer and celebration as Santa and Mrs. Claus visit The Highlands for photo opportunities (please bring your camera), make a craft project, decorate gingerbread cookies in the shape of the mansion, and enjoy a reading of that seasonal classic, The Night Before Christmas.  A very special edition of The Night Before Christmas, which features Santa landing his sleigh and eight reindeer on the roof of The Highlands, will be available for purchase.  Reservations are recommended, and each child must be accompanied by an adult.  

www.highlandshistorical.org/events-calendar

COST: $8 per person, HHS Members; $10 per person Non-HHS Members

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Seed Cleaning Volunteer Day
Dec
3
3:00 PM15:00

Seed Cleaning Volunteer Day

Bartram’s Garden’s Mary Mantey and Philadelphia Seed Exchange’s Owen Taylor will provide guidance as volunteers hand-process a wide assortment of seeds collected from the garden in this year. Some of these seeds will be sold out of our nursery next year while others will be planted in the garden in the spring. Each type of seed is handled a little differently, making this an excellent opportunity for those interested in learning the ancient practice of saving seed. Hot tea will be provided for volunteers, who will be able to work indoors in the heated Coach House building.

https://bartramsgarden.org/event/seed-cleaning-volunteer-day-2017/

WHERE: Bartram’s Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd.
COST: Free

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Dec
5
to Dec 7

3D Printing and Robotics

Calling all amateur coders! Join the Franklin Institute for a two-day hands-on STEM workshop exploring robotics, circuitry, coding, and 3D printing. Through a series of small group and one-on-one trainings, participants will build a robot, 3D print accessories for their ‘bot, and code it to play games and perform tasks. This two-day workshop will challenge any budding young coders to use all the tools in their STEM toolbox, expand their skills, and grow their interest in robotics! Presented in partnership with Vorpal Robotics https://www.vorpalrobotics.com No prior 3D printing experience necessary, Ages 11-15, Space is limited. Advanced Registration is required. Minors (under age 18) must either be accompanied by an adult (with a paid ticket), or guardian must sign and submit a Workshop Consent Form. Completed forms may be emailed to stumolo@fi.edu, or sent with child on the day of the workshop. 

https://www.fi.edu/event/2017-12-05/3d-printing-and-robotics-two-day-workshop

COST: $50 for Franklin Institute members, $75 for non-members

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Holiday Soirée with Native American Pianist Zachariah Julian
Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

Holiday Soirée with Native American Pianist Zachariah Julian

An evening with Jicarilla Apache singer, composer, and pianist Zachariah Julian. Zacharian Julian lived on the Apache Nation for nineteen years. He has graced several venues around the nation with his beautiful and soulful music. This marks Zachariah’s first performance in Philadelphia. All ticket sales benefit We Are the Seeds of CultureTrust.

www.wearetheseeds.org

COST: $25

 

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The Living Forest - New Knowledge about the Forest
Dec
7
2:00 PM14:00

The Living Forest - New Knowledge about the Forest

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, 100 E Northwestern Ave

Scientists are hard at work uncovering fascinating new information about how forests function and the lives of the organisms that live within them. During this talk for tree lovers, ecologist and author Joan Maloof will share some of the latest findings from the forest. She will also share her passion and ideas about saving these complex ecosystems. Preserving oldgrowth forests enables us to learn more, enjoy more, and maintain biodiversity for the future. If you’ve ever felt the call to help save forests, but didn’t know where to begin, Maloof will help inspire and guide you. Joan Maloof is a writer, an ecologist and a conservationist. She has a doctorate in ecology and taught biological sciences and environmental studies. Her books include Teaching the Trees (2005), Among the Ancients (2011), and Nature’s Temples: the Complex World of Old-Growth Forests (2016). In addition to her research and writing, she founded the Old-Growth Forest Network, an organization with the goal of creating a network of protected forests across the U.S.

http://www.morrisarboretum.org/ed_lectures.shtml

COST: Members: $15, Non-Members: $20

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Rare Book Talk on Two Herbals: Picturing Nature from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance
Dec
7
3:00 PM15:00

Rare Book Talk on Two Herbals: Picturing Nature from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance

PHS McLean Library, 100 N. 20th Street, 1st Floor

This year marks the 500th anniversary of the 1517 edition of Hortus Sanitatis, a late medieval compendium with over 1,000 charming and sometimes enigmatic woodcuts of plants, animals, and birds as well as mythical creatures -- dragons, harpies, hydras, and mermen. Just 25 years later, Leonhart Fuchs published his landmark work De Historia Stirpium, 1542. A masterpiece of the German Renaissance, this herbal has over 500 illustrations including 100 plants new to Europe, drawn and printed with precision and accuracy.

Learn more about these remarkable books – why they were published, and what they can tell us today about European natural history 500 years ago. This will be a “turning the pages” event. Participants will have an extraordinary opportunity to view and ask questions about the books. Space is limited and reservations are required.

https://phsonline.org/events/rare-book-talk-on-two-herbals-picturing-nature-from-the-middle-ages-to-the

Fee: Free; Pre-register online or call 215.988.1698.

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Historic Strawberry Mansion Candlelight Tour
Dec
7
5:30 PM17:30

Historic Strawberry Mansion Candlelight Tour

  • 1 Boathouse Row Philadelphia, PA 19103 (map)
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Historic Strawberry Mansion is proud to present our 5th Annual Holiday Candlelight Tour! Last year this tour sold out early, so make sure to purchase your tickets today!

Guests will visit festively decorated Laurel Hill Mansion, Woodford Mansion, and Historic Strawberry Mansion on this exclusive tour lit softly by candlelight, evoking the past in a unique and lovely way. Friendly and knowledgeable guides share the rich and interesting history of Fairmount Park and the life of the residents who called each of these magnificent buildings home. The tour concludes with assorted hors d'oeuvres and desserts at Historic Strawberry Mansion. This tour is one of a kind and not to be missed!

Transportation to each house is included on a private trolley car. Pick up is at Lloyd Hall (1 Boathouse Row, Philadelphia, PA 19130) at 5:30pm. Guests return to Lloyd Hall at 8:30pm.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-holiday-candlelight-tour-tickets-38956104758

COST: 49.95

 

 

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Environmental Artist Party
Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

Environmental Artist Party

Are you an artist working with environmental themes in your work? The Schuylkill Center is building a network of artists working in the environmental realm through periodic casual gatherings that give artists the opportunity to connect with each other and with potential collaborators in other disciplines. The evening will include light refreshments, lightning talks from artists (please let the organization know if you want to give one), opportunities to view the fall gallery show, and informal networking opportunities. 

http://www.schuylkillcenter.org/blog/event/environmental-artist-party-2/

WHERE: 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
COST: Free

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Holiday Cocktails Workshop at Awbury Arboretum
Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

Holiday Cocktails Workshop at Awbury Arboretum

Awbury Arboretum, One Awbury Road

Join Aaron Gordon, owner of 13th Street Cocktails, as he shows you how to make delicious cocktails using the freshest ingredients all in the beautiful setting of Awbury Arboretum. Participants will have their own mixing station to try their hand at making some amazing cocktails, perfect for the holiday season. Light food will be served to complement your mixed creations. Class size is limited so please register early.

https://phsonline.org/events/holiday-cocktails-workshop-at-awbury-arboretum

COST: $45 Members; $55 Non-Members

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Make Your Own Holiday Wreath Using Native Vines
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Make Your Own Holiday Wreath Using Native Vines

  • 542 Carpenter Lane Philadelphia, PA, 19119 United States (map)
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Come and make native wreaths for the holiday season! Join Lizzy Holm, professional gardener and designer, for a fun evening of wreath and holiday decorations crafting using native plants. Each participant will leave with their own unique and beautiful holiday wreath!

http://weaversway.coop/event/weavers-way-workshop-make-your-own-holiday-wreath

Cost: $45 per person including materials, light refreshments & hot cider

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Holiday Wreath Workshop
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Wreath Workshop

3120 Barley Mill Road, Hockessin, DE 19707

Enhance your home’s holiday spirit with a decorative wreath made from fresh evergreen boughs of cedar and pine, interspersed with magnolia and boxwood. Continue the natural theme by adorning it with pine cones, bright red holly berries, and other seasonal elements. Add a festive bow for eye-catching seasonal flair and leave with a one-of-a kind natural wreath. Bring hand pruners and gloves. Classes on December 8 and 15.

https://education.mtcubacenter.org/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=174ART166A&Publish=ANYWAY

COST: $60
 

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Winter Arts Festival at the Delaware Art Museum
Dec
8
to Dec 9

Winter Arts Festival at the Delaware Art Museum

Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, Del.

Shop for holiday artisan gifts, listen to festive music performed by local choirs and enjoy special creations and décor provided by the Museum Council. A full list of artisans and performance times will be available online. All ages; cash bar. Friday Noon to 8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

delart.org

COST: Free

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Mt. Airy Makers Market
Dec
8
5:00 PM17:00

Mt. Airy Makers Market

  • Corner of Carpenter Lane and Greene Street, Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, 19119 (map)
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Join us for a Village-wide holiday celebration. All Mt. Airy Village businesses will be open late, and live music and good cheer will fill the streets!

Discover a selection of local vendors showcasing beautiful, handmade and locally made goods, including jewelry, pottery, woodwork, metal work, homemade candy, herbal bodycare products, local honey, fiber arts, and more. This is a great place to buy your sustainable and PA grown Christmas trees!

Find unique gifts for everyone on your list!

https://www.facebook.com/events/130693770925885

COST: Free
 

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Wayne Art Center’s Craft Forms 2017
Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

Wayne Art Center’s Craft Forms 2017

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne, PA

CraftNOW closes out November programming by highlighting opening reception for Wayne Art Center’s Craft Forms 2017, An International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Craft on December 8. Craft Forms is internationally recognized as a premiere contemporary craft exhibition – the finest works in ceramics, wood, fiber, metal, glass, mixed medium and 3D printing are featured, supporting the Center’s mission of expanding the public’s awareness of fine contemporary crafts. Wayne Art Center is pleased to welcome Nora Atkinson, The Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft, Renwick Gallery Smithsonian American Art Museum, as the juror for 2017.

In addition to the Craft Forms exhibition, the exhibition Breaking the Glass Ceiling – Women in Glass curated by Dr. Arlene Silvers will be open to the public December 8, 2017 – January 27, 2018.

http://www.wayneart.org/events/429/preview-party-craft-forms-2017/

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Dec
8
10:30 PM22:30

Free Storytime at the Arboretum

Each of these engaging reading sessions is tailored to the changing seasons and complements the natural setting of Morris Arboretum. Storytime is usually held at the Outdoor Children's Classroom, next to the Widener Visitor Center. In the case of inclement weather, Storytime is held in the Upper Gallery at the Visitor Center. 

www.morrisarboretum.org

COST: Included with garden admission

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Winter Wonderland 2017
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

Winter Wonderland 2017

  • 3500 Reservoir Drive Philadelphia, PA, 19121 United States (map)
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Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse hosts its annual Winter Wonderland celebration presented by PECO. Families are invited to Smith for festivities that include holiday decorations, an ice carving demonstration, messy arts, s'mores making, and live music by Alex and the Kaleidoscope.

https://smithplayground.ticketleap.com/Winter2017/

COST: $10 per child, free for accompanying adults

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2017 South Philly Handmade Brigade
Dec
9
11:00 AM11:00

2017 South Philly Handmade Brigade

  • 1241 Carpenter Street Philadelphia, PA, 19147 United States (map)
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The Brigade is a shopping event featuring affordable and original artwork and gifts by local artists: Glass, ceramics, jewelry, clothing, housewares, and more. The Brigade is also an opportunity to meet and learn about individual artists in their studios at the 1241 Carpenter Street building. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/2045545879010200/

COST: Free

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Parade of Lights
Dec
9
11:00 AM11:00

Parade of Lights

'Tis the season to get festive with family! Parade of Lights returns - a favorite annual holiday event at Independence Seaport Museum. 

A parade of local working boats will be illuminated in holiday lights for all to see on the Delaware River at 5:30 p.m. The best spot to take in this unique sight is from the Museum's second floor terrace. Warm seasonal beverages and food will be available in our Holiday Hut. 

Santa's Workshop on the Water will be merry and bright with tons of activities and crafts. Hand-made ornaments and glistening sailboats make the perfect trimmings for your home tree. Construct and decorate a gingerbread boat for $5 (limited availability - arrive early!) 

Santa himself and Jingle Jack will be spreading holiday cheer around the Museum throughout the day. Let insta-snow fall in our Citizen Science Lab! Discover the science of how (fake) snowflakes are formed. 

Our Small Craft Gallery will also be anchored with things to do. Make and take your own snow globe while admiring a dazzling display of Silver Ships, our micro metallic models of holiday vessels.

Museum Members receive free admission but a registration for Parade of Lights is appreciated in advance. Please check your emails or contact our Membership Department at 215-413-8626 or membership@phillyseaport.org to receive the special promotional code for advanced tickets. 

phillyseaport.org/lights

COST: $12 - $16

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Holiday Tabletop Tree with Lights
Dec
9
11:00 AM11:00

Holiday Tabletop Tree with Lights

Create your own tree from long-lasting greens and choose your own colors for bows and glass balls. This class will also use fresh flowers to decorate holiday centerpieces 22 to 24 inches tall. Lights will be added to add a festive touch to the arrangements, which will last four to five weeks. Please bring a pair of pruners and a box to take home your tree.

https://online.morrisarboretum.org/page.aspx?pid=362

COST: Members $60, Non-members $65

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Handmade: Indoor Market & DIY Workshops
Dec
9
12:00 PM12:00

Handmade: Indoor Market & DIY Workshops

Get your holiday shopping done in Fleisher Memorial's sanctuary, which will host more than 30 vendors curated by Shannon Maldonado, founder of Yowie; 25 Philly Small Press Faire vendors; live music by DJ Mike Vee; a popcorn bowl fundraiser with ceramic artist Daniel Teran and Bridget Foy's; desserts by Milk + Sugar food truck; and a pop-up portrait booth.

http://fleisher.org/event/handmade-indoor-holiday-market-philly-small-press-faire/

COST: Free

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Community Craft and Art Fair
Dec
9
12:00 PM12:00

Community Craft and Art Fair

Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine St.

Check out an array of unique homemade jewelry, crafts, art, accessories and more—featuring a myriad of local artists and artisans. Students from Asian Arts Initiative’s Youth Arts Workshop will showcase original artwork that they have created throughout their after-school program. Before the fair, at 11 a.m., board members will host an intimate dim sum and holiday-themed event for Asian Arts Initiative supporters.

asianartsinitiative.org

COST: Pay as you go

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Papermaking with Plants
Dec
9
12:00 PM12:00

Papermaking with Plants

Expert papermaker Nicole Donnelly will teach this workshop on how to make paper by hand, start to finish, beginning with plants from Greensgrow Farms. Learn various terms associated with Western papermaking, how to test plants for good fiber quality, and cover best practices for sustainable plant harvesting and plant-papermaking.

In the autumn and winter, plants go into a period of dormancy. This is a great time to sustainably harvest the fiber of perennial and annual plants for papermaking. Attendees will get hands-on making paper from plant material like corn husks and banana palms; come prepared to get your hands wet and pulpy. It is advised that all participants wear a shirt that allows for rolled up sleeves and closed-toe, waterproof shoes. Everyone will leave with a few sheets of their own hand-crafted paper to take home.

http://www.greensgrow.org/event/papermaking-with-plants-2/

COST: $35
 

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Winter Sunprints
Dec
9
1:00 PM13:00

Winter Sunprints

Make your own holiday print or cards using the light-sensitive historic cyanotype process. Using a drawing or photograph printed on transparency or objects such as botanicals, you can print your own wintery designs onto paper using the sunlight or a UV light source. The natural inconsistencies inherent in the process will result in truly unique prints, each with a beautiful deep blue hue. You’ll then learn a few simple techniques to cut your own cards and envelopes to create a one-of-a-kind greeting card that is a gift in and of itself. All supplies are included.

http://fleisher.org/take-a-class/class-listings/winter-sunprints/

COST: Non-member: $40.00; Member: $35.00

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Indigo Tea Towels: Four Shibori Techniques
Dec
9
1:00 PM13:00

Indigo Tea Towels: Four Shibori Techniques

Wrapping, binding, pleating, stitching, and clamping are various ways you can manipulate fabric to create intricate patterns on cloth. Explore the ancient Japanese technique of Shibori with indigo dye, and create four beautiful tea towels. Feel free to bring your own piece of fabric, scarf, blouse, or any other fiber material you are ready to transform, and walk away with a gorgeous gift. All supplies are included.

http://fleisher.org/take-a-class/class-listings/indigo-tea-towels-four-shibori-techniques/

COST: Non-member: $40.00; Member: $35.00

 

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Mini-Sculptures in Watercolor
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Mini-Sculptures in Watercolor

In this two-hour workshop, you will learn to make mini paper sculptures using paper and watercolor that are great as hanging wall art or as a decorative pin or earrings. Amy will guide the class through abstract watercolor techniques. Bring a specific image (landscape, building, object) for inspiration! All supplies are included.

http://fleisher.org/take-a-class/class-listings/mini-sculptures-watercolor/

COST: Non-member: $40.00; Member: $35.00

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Blend Your Own Medicine
Dec
9
3:00 PM15:00

Blend Your Own Medicine

Join local herbalist and urban farmer Elise Hanks of Terra Luna and learn the basics of tea blending and fresh herb bundling. Create a personal tea blend and bundle an herbal smudge stick, while taking home the knowledge to begin your very own at-home apothecary! Registration fee includes all materials, take home tea blend in glass jar, loose tea bags, smudge stick, and informative herbal materials.

http://fleisher.org/take-a-class/class-listings/blend-your-own-medicine/

COST: Non-member $40.00, Member $35.00

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Go Take A Hike!
Dec
10
10:00 AM10:00

Go Take A Hike!

Fairmount Park parking lot at 4900 Ridge Avenue

The lowest reach of the Wissahickon is lined with magic as it heads into the Schuylkill. This hike sews together geography, industrial history, mystic monks, Norman Rockwell, and a park that doesn't exist yet with the same thread. Total length is around 4.5 miles and 2.5 hours; there are some challenging hills, so wear sturdy shoes and come ready to hit the trail.

https://fairmountpark.ticketleap.com/go-take-a-hike-2015/details

COST: Free for members of the Fairmount Park Conservancy $10 for non-members
 

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 Ricotta Lunch Class
Dec
10
11:00 AM11:00

Ricotta Lunch Class

  • 3200 Lawrenceville Road Lawrence Township, NJ, 08648 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this hands-on class, you’ll watch side-by-side demonstrations of making ricotta two ways, then create a savory lasagna lunch with a sweet ricotta dessert using the cheese made in class. Depart with our signature class folder full of materials and recipes to use at home.

Cherrygrovefarm.com

COST: $70

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Plants Swap
Dec
10
1:00 PM13:00

Plants Swap

Bring your houseplant and succulent trimmings, extra bulbs or rhizomes, perennial clumps, seeds, or whatever else you think a fellow green thumb might want. Greensgrow staff will set up tables in the greenhouse and bring a few of their own surplus stock. There will be some plastic pots and soil available to safely transport your new plant babies back home. You can even get the family holiday tree at the same time.

http://www.greensgrow.org/event/plant-swap-philly-plant-exchange/

COST: Free

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Holiday Tour: Nemours Mansion & Gardens, Hagley Museum, plus shopping at Terrain
Dec
12
7:15 AM07:15

Holiday Tour: Nemours Mansion & Gardens, Hagley Museum, plus shopping at Terrain

Multiple Locations, Wilmington, DE

Visit two mansions decorated for the holidays—both buildings of the duPont family. The group will tour Nemours first then off to Hagley for a tour and lunch. On the way home, attendees will stop at Terrain to shop their holiday offerings. The bus will board at PHS at 7:15 am and at the Plymouth Meeting Mall at 7:45am. Please indicate where you will board the bus when registering.

https://phsonline.org/events/holiday-tour-nemours-mansion-gardens-hagley-museum-plus-shopping-at-terrain

$115 Members; $130 Non-Members

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WinterGarden - Make and Take: Holiday Greens
Dec
12
to Dec 14

WinterGarden - Make and Take: Holiday Greens

Rothman Cabin at Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street

Create a personal holiday greens arrangement for your home. Learn about the best and longest-lasting evergreens to grow in your own garden. Take home the arrangement you designed yourself.  December 12, 2017 at 12:00pm - 2:00pm and December 14, 2017 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm

https://phsonline.org/events/make-take-holiday-greens

COST: Free, Registration Required

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Moxie Tuesday: Party Time! Herbal & Spice Infusions for Cocktails
Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

Moxie Tuesday: Party Time! Herbal & Spice Infusions for Cocktails

This class will demonstrate how to use homemade natural infusions to make interesting and festive concoctions. Gather nutrition tips, expand your culinary vocabulary, explore new approaches to cooking and get inspired to experiment. Free takeaways and tastings included.
 
http://www.foodmoxie.org/moxie-tuesdays/

WHERE: 542 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119
COST: Free

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Holiday Lights Ride 2017
Dec
13
5:30 PM17:30

Holiday Lights Ride 2017

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia will hold its annual Holiday Lights Ride through South Philly on Dec. 13, where riders are encouraged to dress in costume and decorate their bicycles with lights, sparkles, stars, bells and, well, antlers if they have them. Donate $5 in advance to get entered into the holiday bike raffle. Donate $35 or more in advance to get all of the BCGP membership benefits, plus five entries into the holiday bike raffle. The bike up for grabs? A brand new gold Fuji Cambridge 17″ frame. BCGP will be recruiting a special guest to judge the ‘best spirited costume’ and will announce the winner(s) at the after ride location who will receive other fun prizes.

http://bicyclecoalition.org/holidaylights2017/#sthash.m4c6ipoX.nX7fKJGE.dpbs

COST: Free

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Holiday Centerpieces Workshop
Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

Holiday Centerpieces Workshop

Registration required. Join us at Greensgrow West to make a festive holiday centerpiece for your table or to give as a gift. We’ll discuss traditional and non-traditional looks and design practices. Participants are welcome to bring items to use from their home or garden to incorporate into a finished personalized piece. Get insider tips from our staff expert on choosing the right container for your space, gathering the best greens, and basic techniques like invisibly attaching a pine cone to a pick and how to make a bow correctly.

You can choose a container or bring one of your own. If you are bringing one of your own, make sure it is watertight and table top sized.

http://www.greensgrow.org/event/holiday-centerpiece-workshop-2/

COST: $40

 

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DVGBC 2018 Holiday Party
Dec
14
6:00 PM18:00

DVGBC 2018 Holiday Party

Knoll Philadelphia Showroom, 130 North 18th Street, Suite 2510

Delaware Valley Green Building Council is bringing together its members and friends to celebrate the successes and impact of the local green building community over the past year. Enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres, mingle with members, staff, and meet the newly elected Board members. 

https://www.dvgbc.org/event/2018-holiday-party

COST: $25+
 

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Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Night Skies in the Observatory

Join us for an evening of ‘out of this world’ astronomy activities hosted by Franklin Institute Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts. ‘Night Skies at the Observatory’ is a monthly stargazing event connecting you to celestial objects in the night sky including stars, planets, and nebulae using telescopes in Bloom Observatory or at ‘Ben’s Starlight Lounge’ on our 5th floor rooftop observation deck, featuring a cash bar. Build your own experience from any combination of planetarium shows, a live presentation on astronomy or space science, hands-on astronomy activities and continuous telescopic observing all evening (weather permitting). The program is staffed with knowledgeable observers and free star maps are provided.

https://www.fi.edu/event/2017-12-14/night-skies-observatory

COST: $10 Non-Members, $5 for Members

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Eating Antiquity Supper Club: A Christmas Carol Feast
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Eating Antiquity Supper Club: A Christmas Carol Feast

Join your neighbors for a festive banquet inspired by the sumptuous holiday dishes detailed in Charles Dickens’ "A Christmas Carol." Enjoy a bounty of food - from candied exotic fruits and nuts to tender roast goose- all recipes used date from the mid-1800s.

http://awbury.org/events/eating-antiquity-supper-club/

COST: $40

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Star Wars Terrarium Workshop
Dec
15
7:00 PM19:00

Star Wars Terrarium Workshop

Kids and kids-at-heart are welcome to join in this workshop and leave with a cool new "Star Wars"-themed terrarium. All materials will be supplied, but participants are welcome to bring their own "Star Wars" figures, new or upcycled glass bowls, and unique plant material.

https://www.facebook.com/events/524582754551560/

COST: $12-25

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Holiday Centerpiece Workshop
Dec
16
to Dec 17

Holiday Centerpiece Workshop

Create your own holiday centerpiece with the members of our greenhouse staff. This class will include step-by-step instructions, fresh flowers, & dried floral materials. Please bring your own cutting tools if available.

https://primexgardencenter.com/event/holiday-centerpiece/

WHEN: December 16, 2-3pm, December 17, 11-12pm
COST: $35

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Create a Beautiful Holiday Arrangement for your Table or Mantle
Dec
17
1:00 PM13:00

Create a Beautiful Holiday Arrangement for your Table or Mantle

Design a beautiful, long-lasting arrangement for your table centerpiece or fireplace mantle. There are a number of shapes to choose from, and they will be demonstrated. You will have a wonderful assortment of greens, flowers, branches, candles, accessories, and more to choose from to make your one-of-a-kind arrangement. Bring a rectangular box to transport your design home.  

https://online.morrisarboretum.org/page.aspx?pid=362

COST: Members $60, Non-members $65

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Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory Fall Showcase
Dec
18
to Dec 19

Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory Fall Showcase

  • Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This program provides after-school programs such as boat building, environmental science, sailing, and social emotional learning. Boat Builders will demonstrate techniques they learned through build-your-own box stations. The RiverGuides will have interactive science demonstrations and the Sailors will have a knot tying, rigging, and climbing relay.

https://www.facebook.com/events/528446350836767/

WHEN: December 18 and 19, 4:00-6:30pm
COST: Free

 

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Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker 25th Anniversary
Dec
18
to Dec 19

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker 25th Anniversary

  • 3680 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-6219 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker features over-the-top production values and world class Russian artists. Larger than life puppets and nesting dolls, and gloriously hand-crafted costumes bring the Christmas spirit to life. Gather the family and see why the press raves “Knock Out!” – New York Times, “Christmas Cheer!” – LA Times.

http://www.nutcracker.com/your-city/get-tickets/philadelphia

COST: 27.50+

 


 

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Winter Solstice Holiday Wreath Making
Dec
21
6:00 PM18:00

Winter Solstice Holiday Wreath Making

  • 542 Carpenter Lane Philadelphia, PA, 19119 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This Winter Solstice celebrate the season with a candle-lit workshop on the age old art of Wreath Making. Geraldine Lavin of Suntrap Apothecary will demonstrate how to fashion beautiful wreaths out of vines, evergreen branches, dried flowers, bows, and more. Warmed by hot cider on the wood burning stove, guests will make their own personalized wreaths to take home. All materials for wreath & merry making included. 

http://weaversway.coop/event/winter-solstice-holiday-wreath-making

COST: $45

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Day-Off Camp: Winter Break Camp
Dec
26
to Dec 29

Day-Off Camp: Winter Break Camp

Spend winter break in the outdoors, exploring our forest, climbing trees and rocks, tracking winter animals, making primitive shelters, even experimenting with snow and ice.  Sign up for one adventurous day or the whole week. For ages 5-12. Please bring a packed lunch, water bottle and weather appropriate clothing. Extended day until 6:00 pm is available for an additional $15/day. 

http://www.schuylkillcenter.org/blog/event/day-off-camp-winter-break-camp-2/

WHERE: 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
COST: Members $52, Non-members $62
 

 

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Dino-mite Winter
Dec
27
to Dec 30

Dino-mite Winter

  • The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It may be cold outside but you can warm up in the Academy during Dino-mite Winter. Enjoy four days of special winter programming and learn all about why cold is hot. Come face-to-face with live cold-blooded creatures, make a winter-themed animal craft, and more.

http://www.ansp.org/

COST: $15.95 and up

 

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Intro to Nature Play with NaturePHL
Dec
30
2:00 PM14:00

Intro to Nature Play with NaturePHL

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Rd

Want to get your family outside more but don’t know where to start? Come for some unstructured nature play and a hike! With a Schuylkill Center educator and a CHOP pediatrician, participants can climb, explore, and learn more about the many health benefits of outdoor activity and time in nature. The group will meet at Tall Trees Nature Playscape and head out into the forest from there.

http://www.schuylkillcenter.org/blog/event/intro-to-nature-play-with-naturephl-3/

COST: Free

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Dec
31
3:00 PM15:00

Kids’ New Year’s Eve Countdown

The final night of the Franklin Square Holiday Festival begins with music and crafts, then concludes with the Square Drop from atop SquareBurger and a fireworks show on the waterfront, which is viewable from the square. The indoor Franklin Square Pavilion will also host a kids’ dance party until 8 p.m.

http://www.historicphiladelphia.org/franklin-square/holidays-in-franklin-square/

COST: Free

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Day-Off Camp: Animal Detectives
Jan
2
8:00 AM08:00

Day-Off Camp: Animal Detectives

Where do animals go in the winter?  Where do they find food, water, and shelter? This educational camp will explore the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education’s grounds and look for signs of life in the harsh winter climate. Then, students will follow in the footsteps of their animal friends and build our own winter shelters. For ages 5-12. Please bring a packed lunch, water bottle and weather appropriate clothing. Extended day until 6:00 pm is available for an additional $15/day.

http://www.schuylkillcenter.org/blog/event/day-off-camp-winter-break-camp/

WHERE: 8480 Hagy's Mill Road
COST: Members: $52, Non-members: $62
 
 

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Kids Story Time
Jan
3
9:30 AM09:30

Kids Story Time

PHS McLean Library, 100 N. 20th Street

Bring youngsters aged 3 to 6 to the PHS McLean Library to learn about gardening and the natural world through books read by storyteller Hasha Salaman. Story Time meets on the first Wednesday of the month, October through June (except March) at the PHS McLean Library. All sessions are free, but advance registration is required.

https://phsonline.org/events/kids-story-time-2

COST: Free

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Natural Wellness: Immune Boosters & Regulators
Jan
6
3:00 PM15:00

Natural Wellness: Immune Boosters & Regulators

Learn how to care for your immune system throughout the year during this workshop, in which attendees will make elderberry elixir, which can be enjoyed at home with seltzer or a splash of spirits, or plain. Pre-registration is required.

Instructor Stephanie Kane's classes focus on making as a way to introduce the principles of herbal medicine in a hands-on and accessible way.

http://www.schuylkillcenter.org/blog/event/natural-wellness-immune-boosters-regulators/

WHERE: 8480 Hagys Mill Rd
COST: $20

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Day-Off Camp: Nature Ninjas
Jan
12
8:00 AM08:00

Day-Off Camp: Nature Ninjas

Travel silently and unseen through the forest while learning tracking and navigation skills.  Solve nature puzzles and team challenges, go on a series of adventures, and figure out which other animals are active outdoors in the winter. For ages 5-12. Please bring a packed lunch, water bottle and weather appropriate clothing. Camps run 8:00 – 3:00 pm.  Extended day until 6:00 pm is available for an additional $15/day.

http://www.schuylkillcenter.org/blog/event/day-off-camp-nature-ninjas/

WHERE: 8480 Hagys Mill Rd
COST: Members: $52, Non-members: $62

 

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Day-Off Camp: Rock Climbing
Jan
15
8:00 AM08:00

Day-Off Camp: Rock Climbing

  • Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Kids ages 5 to 12 can learn the basics of rock climbing at the Philadelphia Rock Gym. Please bring a packed lunch, water bottle and weather-appropriate clothing. Camps run 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Extended days until 6 p.m. are available for an additional $15/day.

http://www.schuylkillcenter.org/blog/event/268780/

COST: Members $52; nonmembers $62

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Tree Tenders Basic Training
Jan
20
to Jan 27

Tree Tenders Basic Training

PHS Town Hall, 100 N. 20th Street, 1st Floor

Help plant and care for trees in your region, your community, or your yard. The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region. The training covers tree biology, identification, planting, proper care, and working within your community. Available for ISA credit.

https://phsonline.org/events/tree-tenders-basic-training

WHEN: Saturday, January 20 and January 27, 2018 8:30am - 1:00pm

COST: $25

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Teacher & Community Appreciation Day
Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

Teacher & Community Appreciation Day

Learn more about our Claymobile community engagement program, on-site tours and classroom workshops, and curriculum examples of display to spark lesson ideas. Get behind-the-scenes tours of our studios and exhibitions, as well as a chance to try the potter’s wheel. Teachers and community partners are welcome. Space is limited, so pre-registration is recommended.

http://www.theclaystudio.org/participate/events.php?id=734

WHERE: 139 N 2nd St

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Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World Opening Weeked
Feb
3
to Feb 4

Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World Opening Weeked

  • Academy of Natural Sciences (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come face-to-snout with live crocodilians, a group of reptiles that has evolved and thrived for 200 million years thanks to their brute strength, keen senses, and murderous instincts. Today’s crocs range from diminutive forest dwellers to monstrous creatures that eat wildebeests, buffaloes, and occasionally people. Their ancestors were the galloping land predators, jumping insect eaters, pug-nosed herbivores, and ocean-going filter-feeders that haunted our waters and our dreams. Check out live species, including a Siamese crocodile and Albino American alligator, and peek into a real living American alligator nest. Learn to speak croc in under five minutes, test your strength against a croc’s bite, view skulls, make water dance, and create a 3-D animation of a long-extinct croc. Get the facts on croc attacks, and understand how humans and crocs can coexist today and in the future. February 3–May 6, 2018

http://www.ansp.org/visit/exhibits/crocs/

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Coptic Bookbinding Workshop
Feb
4
1:00 PM13:00

Coptic Bookbinding Workshop

Learn to make books with multiple signature and exposed spines with the single needle Coptic stitch. This non-adhesive binding is a good foundational stitch that lends itself to further exploration. The class will create covers, fold signatures, punch the holes and sew the book together. Beginners are welcome.

http://www.phillysoapbox.org/event/coptic-binding-workshop-open-hours/

COST: $35

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27th Annual Farming for the Future Conference
Feb
7
to Feb 10

27th Annual Farming for the Future Conference

  • The Penn Stater Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This event brings together farmers, processors, consumers, students, environmentalists and business and community leaders annually. The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture will gather a diverse audience from the sustainable food system including farmers, educators, processors, advocates and eaters.

Features include: more than 100 speakers from the sustainable agriculture field; a variety of sustainable farming and food-system programming and workshops; more than 90 trade show vendors; opportunities to network and socialize; meals that feature regionally sourced ingredients; an ag-themed Future Farmers program for kids (kindergarten to eighth grade); and special events such as music, movies, yoga, knitting and more.

Saturday of the conference will feature two speakers: this year’s winners of the Sustainable Ag Leadership Award as well as the Sustainable Ag Business Leader Award.

http://conference.pasafarming.org/

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Masu Box & Storage Box Workshop at The Soapbox
Feb
18
1:00 PM13:00

Masu Box & Storage Box Workshop at The Soapbox

The Masu Box (translated as ‘measurement box’) is a simple origami structure, made of paper. This square box can be used to wrap gifts or store objects, but it can also be adapted with simple bookbinding techniques to make sculptural book objects.

http://www.phillysoapbox.org/event/masu-box-storage-book-workshop-open-hours/

COST: $35

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SHEN YUN 2018 World Tour with Live Orchestra
Feb
24
to Mar 11

SHEN YUN 2018 World Tour with Live Orchestra

A Shen Yun performance takes you to a magic journey through 5,000 years. Breathtaking animated backdrops, exquisite hand-made costumes, high flying leaps, thunderous drums, and mesmerizing live orchestra music will transport you to another world. A Feast for Your Eyes, Ears and Soul.  "5,000 YEARS... in one night!" - The New York Times

https://www.shenyun.com/philadelphia/merriam-theater

COST: $85+

 

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Long-stitch Bookbinding Workshop
Mar
18
1:00 PM13:00

Long-stitch Bookbinding Workshop

  • 1323 South May Street Philadelphia, PA, 19143 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This historical binding is a quick way to make a sketchbook or journal with multiple signatures. Students will learn a basic stitch and variations to explore independently. Walk away with a sewing card and two different styles of journals, plus the confidence to make many more books.

http://www.phillysoapbox.org/event/long-stitch-book-workshop-open-hours/

COST: $35

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Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop
Nov
18
to Nov 19

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop

Primex Garden Center, 435 W. Glenside Ave., Glenside, Pa.

Create your own holiday centerpiece with the members of Primex Garden Center’s greenhouse staff. This class will include step-by-step instructions, fresh flowers and dried floral materials. Please bring your own cutting tools if available. November 18 (1 - 2pm) & 19 (11 - 12pm).

primexgardencenter.com

COST: $35

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Art Star Craft Bazaar
Nov
18
to Nov 19

Art Star Craft Bazaar

Second Floor at Sugarhouse Casino, 1001 N Delaware Ave

Northern Liberties based purveyors of handmade goods, Art Star, has once again selected a line-up of 75 talented makers from across the region. Find something truly unique and made by hand for everyone on your holiday list.

The show will feature a thoughtfully curated selection of handmade goods such as jewelry, clothing, pottery, furniture, home goods, cards, fine art prints, t-shirts, small sculptures, baby goods, plush, photography, and more. The event will also include a selection of local food trucks, make + takes, a full bar, free raffle, Cut and Paste Photobooth and stunning waterfront views from the Event Center veranda.

artstarcraftbazaar.com

COST: $3, kids 12 and under get in free; free parking

 

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Nov
18
11:00 AM11:00

Philly Youth Talk

  • Beckett Life Center 1410 North 16th Street Philadelphia, PA 19121 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join Men for Positive Change, Columbia North YMCA and the Beckett Life Center on Saturday November 18th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Beckett Life Center (1410 N. 16th Street) for the second Youth Empowerment Rally - Philly Youth Talk - centered on mobilizing a youth grass roots effort to promote positive youth development: life skills, peer to peer mentoring, career development and more. 

For more information, contact William Mackey at 215-789-0463 or williamlmackey@gmail.com.

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Restoration Volunteer Workday
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

Restoration Volunteer Workday

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy’s Mill Road

Improve the health and biodiversity of the Schuylkill Center’s forest while getting to know the property. Volunteers will remove invasive plants, plant native species and maintain the trails. Pants, sturdy boots and a water bottle are recommended. Gloves, tools, instruction and snacks will be provided.

schuylkillcenter.org

COST: Free

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Friday Nights: Tony Miceli Quartet featuring Larry McKenna
Nov
17
5:00 PM17:00

Friday Nights: Tony Miceli Quartet featuring Larry McKenna

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Some of Philly's finest come together for a night of unparalleled jazz. Miceli, a versatile leader and sideman, is a virtuoso on the vibraphone. He will be joined by McKenna, who's known for his velvety sound and bebop-inspired improvisations, on tenor sax.

philamuseum.org

COST: Free with general admission

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Meigs Award Town Meeting: A Vision for Finishing Manayunk’s River Trail and Towpath
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Meigs Award Town Meeting: A Vision for Finishing Manayunk’s River Trail and Towpath

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road

The Schuylkill Center presents 2017 Meigs Environmental Leadership Award to Kay Sykora, who will be joined by a panel for a discussion on Manayunk’s River Trail. Afterward, enjoy a reception with the panel and the community.

schuylkillcenter.org

COST: Free

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Orchestra 2001 presents Steven Mackey's ‘Slide’
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Orchestra 2001 presents Steven Mackey's ‘Slide’

Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center, 7 Lock St.

“Slide” (2009) depicts a lonely psychologist’s experiments and memories of lost love. The staged production will be directed by Mark DeChiazza and crosses many musical genres, featuring music from Mackey’s Grammy-winning album “Lonely Motel.”

orchestra2001.org

COST: $15 to $35

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Fairmount Food Fight
Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

Fairmount Food Fight

Girard College, Founder’s Hall, 2101 S. College Ave.

Get your tickets today to enjoy one of Philly's most exciting foodie events inside one of Philly's most storied buildings. All proceeds from the event support neighborhood improvement projects, small business support, greening initiatives, and other community events.

fairmountcdc.org

COST: $55 to $85

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Clean Water for Puerto Rico by Boricuas in PA
Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

Clean Water for Puerto Rico by Boricuas in PA

Weeks after catastrophic Hurricane Maria, approximately one-third of the population does not have water in Puerto Rico. Another 70 percent only have access to water that is treated intermittently due to power outages. 

This evening of Puerto Rican art and music will raise funds for Waves for Water, which provides high-quality filters where there isn't drinking water or where the drinking water source is contaminated. The team is also trained in emergency preparedness and is teaming up with local partners to help the recovery.

$20 to $200

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Trash Bash 2017
Nov
15
5:30 PM17:30

Trash Bash 2017

Cran Arts Building 1400 American St.

Enjoy light fare and refreshments and meet artists and staff from the Recycled Artist in Residency while supporting the program. The evening's auction will include artworks as well as packages from local businesses. Proceeds will directly support programming at RAIR, which will be honoring arts advocate John Ollman at the Trash Bash.

rairphilly.org

COST: General admission $35; VIP $75

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The Remarkable Nature of Edward Lear
Nov
15
1:00 PM13:00

The Remarkable Nature of Edward Lear

WHERE: Ambler Theater, 108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler, Pa.

Edward Lear is best known for “The Owl and the Pussycat” and other nonsense poetry. But Lear was also a fine painter and an adventurous, worldwide traveler. Robert Peck will discuss the remarkable life and natural history paintings of this beloved children's writer, who mysteriously abandoned his scientific work.

amblertheater.org

COST: $15 to $20

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Weavers Way Moxie Tuesday Workshop: Fermentation & Probiotics
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Weavers Way Moxie Tuesday Workshop: Fermentation & Probiotics

Senior Adult Activities Center, 45 Forest Avenue, Ambler, PA

Fermentation and probiotics have been buzz words in the food and health scene for awhile. But are they all they're cracked up to be? Get in the know, gather nutrition tips, expand your culinary vocabulary, explore new approaches to cooking and get inspired to experiment. Free takeaways and tastings included.

Weavers Way Co-op offers this program in partnership with the nonprofit Food Moxie. Moxie Tuesday Workshops are a series of free classes, including cooking demos, discussions about food and nutrition and other food-centric events taking place every second Tuesday of each month.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/weavers-way-moxie-tuesday-workshop-fermentation-probiotics-tickets-33529459516?aff=erelexpmlt

COST: Free, Registration Required.

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Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples
Nov
12
3:00 PM15:00

Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples

Weavers Way Mercantile, 542 Carpenter Lane

This program explores the country’s original relationships and actions with Native people. This event’s intention is to better understand historic and ongoing impacts and explore how to begin to take actions toward “right relationship.” Suggestions for continued study, reflection and action will be provided.

weaversway.coop

COST: Free

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CraftNOW Create
Nov
11
to Nov 12

CraftNOW Create

The Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St.

Craft steps out of the studio and into the heart of Philadelphia with a hands-on exploration of craft at the Kimmel Center. Free, family friendly activities will be presented by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Clay Studio, The Center for Art in Wood, University of the Arts, Wayne Art Center and more.

craftnowphila.org

COST: Free 

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Grow Your Own Mushrooms Workshop
Nov
11
12:00 PM12:00

Grow Your Own Mushrooms Workshop

Greensgrow Farms, 2501 E. Cumberland St.

Tyler Case and Brian Versek from Mycopolitan Mushroom Co. will guide a workshop on the skills, thought processes and materials necessary to start growing delicious mushrooms at home. They will introduce attendees to the important roles of fungi in nature and discuss mushroom medicine as well.

greensgrow.org

COST: $40

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Wine Trail & Pie Sampling Weekend
Nov
11
to Nov 12

Wine Trail & Pie Sampling Weekend

  • 330 Cold Soil Road Princeton, NJ, 08540 United States (map)
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Come and Taste our delicious home baked pies Saturday and Sunday, 9am-5pm. Not sure which of our over 20 varieties of pies to serve for your Thanksgiving meal? Come out to try something new or taste your favorite. Our friendly store staff will be on hand to take your Thanksgiving pie orders.

Terhune Orchards Vineyard and Winery joins the wineries of Vintage North Jersey wine trail for a weekend of “More Than Just Wine”. Get into the holiday spirit by sampling our award winning red, white and fruit wines crafted from our own vineyards and orchard . Throughout the weekend, we will be sampling our pies, over 20 types to try!

Just in time for the holidays, come and talk with our tasting room staff about holiday meal ideas and order your holiday pies. Make a day of visit participating  Vintage North Jersey wineries to receive coupons, discounts and directions to nearby restaurants, hotels, farmers markets, specially food stores, and more.

http://terhuneorchards.com/event/pie-sampling-weekend/all/

 

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Date Night at The Clay Studio
Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

Date Night at The Clay Studio

Couples, singles and friends are welcome to join The Clay Studio for an evening of fun, romance and throwing on the potters' wheel. Skilled instructors will guide participants through the basics of wheel throwing and options for decorating their pieces. The ticket price includes glazing, firing and free shipping of two pieces that you make to your home. Beer, wine, light snacks, supplies and shipping are included. Wear or bring clothes to change into that you don't mind getting dirty. Preregistration is required. 

https://public.theclaystudio.org/public/DateNight.faces

COST: $40 for members, $45 for nonmembers

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Philly Vegan Awards
Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

Philly Vegan Awards

Friends Center, 1501 Cherry St.

American Vegan Society hosts its first award ceremony exploring the animal-free endeavors that help make Philadelphia such a vegan-friendly city. Categories will include Best New Vegan Restaurant, Best Vegan Food at a Non-Vegan Venue, Best Cheap Meal, and Best Non-Food Vegan Business. Initial online voting hosted by philly.com runs Oct. 18 through 30. A second round runs Nov. 1 through 7. Chef Fran Costigan will plan the evening’s activities, which will include vegan appetizers and small plates.

https://www.facebook.com/phillyveganawards/

COST: TBA

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#FranklinSquareFridays
Nov
10
to Nov 11

#FranklinSquareFridays

Enjoy special-themed nights and holiday fun for the whole family including free crafts for kids. For a full list of final schedule, visit historicphiladelphia.org.
Frozen Night: Nov. 17, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. ($15)
Santa’s Arrival: Nov. 24, 5 p.m.
Hanukkah Celebration: Dec. 8, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Sculpting in the Square: Dec. 22, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

http://historicphiladelphia.org/franklin-square/holidays-in-franklin-square/

COST: Free, unless otherwise noted

 

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