13 Christmas Themed Date Ideas You Can Plan In Philly!
So Christmas is right around the corner and you want to enjoy the sights and sounds with your mate. Welp, the options can be a little overwhelming. The city is buzzing with cool things to do and see. To help you plan the perfect date, we put together the ultimate list of 13 Christmas themed date ideas you can plan in Philly. Check it out!
The aquarium has always been a great go-to date options, now Adventure Aquarium is sprinkling some Christmas cheer. Check out cool attractions such as the world’s tallest underwater Christmas tree and scuba diving Santas.
What’s more romantic than a dinner cruise. If you haven’t boarded The Spirit of Philadelphia, you’re missing out. From the food, the views, and tunes it’s all you need to make a perfect date night. Special holiday cruises will be running until the end of the month!
Want to do something chill? Well The 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.
Instead of going shopping for gifts, why not make the perfect gift for each other? Zuwena is a Philly artist who is joining Beyond the Seams to lead our Jewelry making workshops. This workshop is beginner level where we will create three basic jewelry pieces. 1 earring set, 1 single strand bracelet, and 1 single strand necklace.We will be providing all the materials and light refreshments, all that’s missing is you!
We’ve pretty much all seen the cooking classes, paint classes, and other workshops in the city but this one stuck out. What better way to celebrate the holidays than to build your own gingerbread house? Share a bottle of vino and let let your inner child out.
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Hey it only happens once a year. This is the perfect opportunity to shop together or create your own sweaters together. That’s just half the fun. There are several cool ugly Christmas sweater parties in and around Philly. Click the link above and find one today!
Holidays and hot cocoa go together like PB&J. You know what else pairs well with hot cocoa? Crepes! Available Saturday and Sunday, 12/15-12/16 and 12/22-12/23 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., Cocoa and Crepes brings world-class hot chocolate and crepes to Rittenhouse shoppers in a casual outdoor setting reminiscent of Europe’s famed Christmas markets.
If you and your date want to embrace the nerd life, The Franklin Institute’s Science After Hours series is always a sure fire great time. The December holiday themed event should be full of great drinks and plenty of activities. So get into the spirit of the season with some strange science. From the fireplace mantle to the cabinet of curiosities, our halls will be decked with boughs of holly and folly.
I mean come on who doesn’t love The Grinch and we’re talking a live show too? This is the perfect holiday date. THE GRINCH broke box office records for two consecutive years on Broadway during its holiday engagements at the St. James and Hilton theatres in New York. Since then, more than 1.2 million theatre-goers across America have been delighted by this heart-warming holiday musical, which The New York Times praised as “100 times better than any bedside story” and the Gannett papers hailed as “A genius of a show! A total delight for both kids and adults.”
Most folks are scared of ice skating because they are afraid they will bust their ass on the ice. Welp, on a date chances are you will both be stumbling and falling. After a long evening on the ice head to the Rothman Cabin on Wednesdays for their Cocktails and Cold Ones Special, featuring $6 EFFEN Vodka cocktails, $5 wine and $4 Bud Light draft beer, along with specially priced food items.
Forget the malls and big box stores, the real gems are at The Christmas Village. Stroll through the many unique shops with the sweeping views of City Hall and the Parkway. The ambiance is like no other. There’s plenty to see and eat here. Click the link above for the compete guide to this year’s Christmas Village.
Have Drinks at The Christmas Bar “Tinsel”
What says Christmas more than a pop-up Christmas bar! Tinsel is Philadelphia’s ONLY home-grown Christmas Bar that will bring even more Christmas cheer into the space formerly occupied by Simpson’s Jewelry in Midtown Village. Tinsel will offer happy hour specials Monday through Friday 5:00pm to 6:00pm with $2 off select craft beer, Winter Wonderland cocktails and wine. During Happy Hour, professional “mall” Santas will enjoy their first drink for free when they “drop down the chimney” in full Santa attire and show credentials.