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Now-Dec.25 | Suzanne Roberts Theatre
Get ready for a joyful, mischievous, comedy thriller that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s timeless classic comes to life like never before in a dazzling feast for the eyes. Don’t miss this hilarious tribute to all that is magical about theatre from the acclaimed author of Lend Me A Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo.
Dec. 3rd | City Hall
The City of Philadelphia announced that Grammy-nominated R&B artist Jazmine Sullivan will headline the 2015 Tree Lighting Celebration at City Hall. The Philadelphia native will join a number of local acts for the ceremony inside the City Hall Courtyard on Thursday, December 3. The event is free and open to the public. Pre-programming and light entertainment will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the official ceremony will start at 7:00 p.m., with the lighting of the tree at 8:00 p.m.
Dec. 4th | Penn’s Landing
Need a whole lot of holiday spirit? For FREE? Join Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest, and an entire cast of performers, singers, dancers, and ice skaters to celebrate First Friday in December and to usher in the holiday season. Be dazzled as the rink lights up one of the city’s largest holiday trees with 40,000+ lights thanks to PECO’s sponsorship (they’re LEDs). Full program for the night to be announced next week.
Dec. 8th | The Fillmore
Don’t miss Kid Cudi Live at the Fillmore. Get more info at WooderIce.com.
Dec. 11th-Jan. 31st | The Academy of Music
Escape to the Land of Sweets for the Philadelphia region’s most beloved holiday tradition, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™. For 46 years, families have created yuletide memories with Pennsylvania Ballet’s production of this classic tale. The simple story of a girl, a gift, and a fanciful dream is made magical by opulent sets and costumes, the charm of The School of Pennsylvania Ballet students, and the impassioned artistry of Pennsylvania Ballet dancers.
Dec. 12th | Dilworth Park
This holiday season, have Brunch with Santa at the Logan Square Café in Sister Cities Park! December 5 and 12, there’ll be seatings at 9am and 11am each day. The brunch includes giveaways and a free carriage ride around Logan Circle!
Dec. 12. | Independent Seaport Museum
The annual Parade of Lights returns to the Delaware River on December 12. The lighted boat parade features the working port, with tugboats and other vessels decorated in lights. Before the parade, spend the day inside the Independence Seaport Museum for holiday activities and entertainment. Museum visitors will get the best view of the parade from the 2nd floor balcony overlooking the Delaware River. • Visit Santa’s “Workshop on the Water” to make holiday ornaments and gingerbread boats.
Dec. 13th | The Fillmore
Don’t miss Quest Love Supreme and witness the The Roots’ Quest Love on the 1’s & 2’s.
Dec. 14th | The Trocadero
Don’t miss Monday Movie Night: Ant-Man. Get the scoop on WooderIce.com.
Dec. 17-20th | The Merriam
The beloved TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Join us in celebrating Rudolph’s 50 years on television and come see all of your favorite characters as they come to life in the all new Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special.
Dec. 29-Jan 3rd | The Merriam Theatre
One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son. Directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, this new production is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. The magical musical is full of unforgettable songs, including “Go Go Go Joseph,” “Any Dream Will Do,” and “Close Every Door.” Book your tickets and be part of the magic!