All these holiday events happening around Philly make it easy AND hard for me to put my weekly picks, a.k.a. “Z’s Picks,” together. Easy because there are so many events; hard because they’re all good! Below you’ll find what I have my eye on for this week. Whatever you decide to do, we know you’re going to have a great time exploring your extended campus, the City of Philadelphia!
Q102’s Jingle Ball | Wednesday, December 7
Calling all music lovers! With performers such as Tove Lo, Shawn Mendes, DNCE, Fifth Harmony and Ellie Goudling, this is an event you don’t want to miss. Grab your buds, and head to the Wells Fargo Center for a night of the hottest songs on the radio right now.
‘Hairspray Live!’ Viewing Party | Wednesday, December 7 | 21+
If you’re like me, you’re super excited for Hairspray Live! to air on television. On Wednesday, join all the other excited people at Tavern on Camac for a free viewing party! Drinks will be available on a pay-as-you-go basis, and the show will be projected on a large screen.
Historic Holiday Nights in Old City | Thursday, December 8
Head to Old City this Thursday for Historic Holiday Nights, which runs every Thursday until December 22nd. 45 shops, restaurants and museums open up their doors to the public from 5-8 p.m. with special deals and an extended happy hour for those of age. This is a great way to explore Old City, and cross a few people off of your Christmas list!
Johnson House Holiday Caroling and Food Basket Giveaway | Thursday, December 8
Looking to do some good this Holiday Season? Join some carolers who will be heading down the 6300 block of Germantown Ave. singing some classic holiday tunes. Following the caroling, the Germantown Business alliance will be delivering food baskets to families in need. Sweet ending alert: There will be cookies and hot apple cider at the Johnson House!
Pennsylvania Ballet performs “The Nutcracker” | Friday, December 9
This is a Philadelphia tradition that’s been going on for 48 years! Dancing snowflakes, sword-fighting mice and princesses in tutu’s retell George Balanchine’s classic tale. Starting December 9th, there will be various performances, so make like a dancing sugar plum and go see the show!
So there you have it– my picks for this week! If you have any comments or suggestions for any future events, don’t hesitate to let us know!