Fun Filled Holiday Events in South Philadelphia

This season, South Philadelphia is full of fun filled holiday events for kids and adults alike.

Check out our listings below and have a safe and happy holiday season!

Holiday Second Saturday on East Passyunk Avenue  
Saturday, December 8, 11:00 a.m.

Enjoy an array of holiday themed activities all day up and down East Passyunk Avenue.  From pet photos with Santa to a charity toy drive to strolling musicians, there will be something for all members of the family.  For more information and a detailed schedule of the day’s events, click here.

Latkepalooza 2012 at the Gershman Y
Sunday, December 9, 2-4 p.m.

To kick off Chanukah, the Gershman Y has brought back by popular demand Latkepalooza. Some of the area’s hottest restaurants will go neck to neck to create the tastiest and most creative version of the Jewish food favorite. Restaurants includes Audrey Claire’sBar FerdinandEl Camino RealCitron & Rose plus a few more. Entertainment will be provided by West Philadelphia Orchestra and a performance for children by Music Monkey Jungle at 2:45 PM. Last year was a sell out so we recommend buying tickets in advance. Cost is $16 in advance and $18 at the door.

Bella Vista United’s Annual Christmas & Hanukkah Lighting Ceremony at Cianfrani Park (8th & Fitzwater) 
Monday, December 10 – 6:30 p.m.  

Featured guests are  Santa Claus (with gifts for all children in attendance), The Bella Vista Elf, Councilman Mark Squilla and holiday singers from Meredith Elementary School. Free hot chocolate for all. Rain or shine.

Spirits & Suds With Santa Bar Crawl on East Passyunk Avenue
Wednesday, December 12, 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Eat, drink and be merry on East Passyunk Avenue! Join Santa as he gets his jolly on at 12 East Passyunk bars, pubs and restaurants. The $5 admission gets you $3 craft beers, $4 merry cocktails and $5 snacks (select locations), a Santa or Elf hat and Santa’s Sipping Stamp Card. Registration will be held at Urban Jungle (1526-30 East Passyunk Avenue) from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

QOTA Holiday Party at Birra
Saturday, December 18, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Join Queer On The Avenue for festive cocktails, complimentary brick oven pizza and snacks, and great conversation. In the spirit of the season, QOTA will be collecting gift cards to help local needy families with their holiday shopping.

Queen Village Neighbors Association Annual Holiday Party at Gloria Dei (Old Swedes) Church Hall, Christian and Swanson
Thursday, December 20, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Come with neighbors or friends. Bring a side dish or dessert to share.  The QVNA will be providing sandwiches, wine, beer, and other refreshments. Parking available.


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