If you're looking for something fun, entertaining, or educational to do over the weekend, you've come to the right place. We've created a list of some of our favorite events this weekend so you won't miss a thing. Enjoy!
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Saturday, December 15th, and Sunday, December 16th
Various Locations in Fairmount Park
A trolley from the Philadelphia Museum of Art takes visitors to three of the historic houses in Fairmount Park for tours of each home’s holiday decor. Visitors can see Cedar Grove, Woodford and Lemon Hill on one tour, and Mansion, Laurel Hill, and Ormiston on the other.
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Saturday, December 15th, 11:30 AM
Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, 300 S Broad St, Philadelphia
Cost: $24 - $53
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, so deck the halls and dash through the snow to Verizon Hall for a festive celebration! The Philadelphia Orchestra's annual Christmas Kids' Spectacular
will fill your stockings with the favorite sounds of the season, including Sleigh Ride
, a holiday sing-along, and selections from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker. Bring the whole family!
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Saturday, December 15th at 4 pm (doors open at 3 pm)
Keswick Theatre, 291 N Keswick Ave, Glenside
Cost: $29.50 - $49.50
The angelic voices of the Vienna Boys Choir have added to the celebration of the holidays from their very beginnings back in the early 15th century, under the Holy Roman Empire. Today, they number more than 100 choristers between 10-14 years old. The superb acoustics of the Keswick Theatre is sure to bring holiday goosebumps to the audience.
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Friday, December 14th & Saturday, December 15th
4:30pm to 7:30pm
Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia
Cost: Member adult $15, Member child $8, Non-member adult $19, Non-member child $10
Bask in the glow of thousands of sparkling lights at these magical evenings that have become an Arboretum and family tradition. Snacks and light fare will be available at the Compton Café. These are ticketed events that sell out quickly.
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The Pennsylvania Ballet Presents George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker at the Academy of Music
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December 7th - 31st (select dates)
Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street
The Pennsylvania Ballet’s The Nutcracker returns to the Academy of Music on select dates beginning Friday, December 7th. What would the holidays be without George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker? Whether it’s your first or thirty-first time seeing Pennsylvania Ballet’s production of the classic, watching the timeless story brought to life is always a pleasure. The show — now in its 54th year! — is set to the iconic Tchaikovsky score.
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Saturday, December 15th - Sunday, December 16th
Sat: 10 am to 4 pm; Sun: 1 to 4 pm (last tour starts at 3 pm)
Pennypacker Mills - 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville
From the hand-blown glass ornaments to the plainly wrapped treasures beneath, Christmas at the Mills is a sight to behold! Hear the story of how Christmas cards began, why clear toy candy was so popular, and how the Pennypacker family celebrated this holiday in Victorian style!
The Museum Shop is stocked with wonderful ornaments, glass icicles, gifts, clear toy candy, Wilbur Buds, and much more. Groups of 10 or more should contact the site to arrange for a group reservation. All ages, suggested donation $2/person.
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