Here’s a list of holiday activities for families going on this weekend in Northwest Philly and throughout the city.
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
This season, Pennsylvania Ballet presents its first Nutcracker Market on Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, plus a special Preview Party on Friday, Dec. 6. This festive holiday market — a fundraiser for Pennsylvania Ballet and The School of Pennsylvania Ballet — will feature 50 select exhibitors offering a variety of gifts and hand crafted works such as ornaments, jewelry, photography, and dance-inspired pieces.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2:30 p.m.
Join the star of Philadelphia’s most anticipated holiday tradition for a magical afternoon of tea and tutus. Enjoy a delectable buffet and photo opportunity with the Sugarplum Fairy and experience a captivating matinee performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™!
Tickets start at $85 (inclusive of performance & buffet)
To order, contact Group Sales Manager Arajua Backman at 215.587.6921 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit
18th & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Dec. 7-21 from 11a.m. to 2p.m.
Come out into the cold and enjoy hot chocolate, kid-friendly activities and shop for holiday gifts at the Whole Foods Holiday Shop for Kids.
In Northwest Philadelphia
Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.The Holidays will never be the same. Kids will enjoy their first Reindeer Riding Lesson, take photos with Santa and his horse, make crafts and play games, all while mom and dad make their holiday purchases from local vendors.
8126 Germantown Avenue
Saturdays, Dec. 7 & 14Sundays, Dec. 8 & 151 p.m. to 3 p.m.Kids learn to make impressive gingerbread houses. Parent and child are invited in for an afternoon of creativity and plenty of sweet treats. Cost: $65.
9201 Germantown Avenue/Bells Mills Road
Saturday, Dec. 7 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Complete your holiday shopping and gifting with specially made wrapping paper. A great way to express creative energy and put a personal touch on gifts.
8480 Hags Mill Road
Saturday, Dec. 7 from noon to 5 p.m.
Celebrate the new season with our annual family festival with wreath-making, a camp-fire and good food. A great place to find nature inspired arts and crafts for gifting. Bid an official farewell to the fall with guided nature walks.