4 fun things to do in Philly this week, Dec. 16-19

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Looking for some fun and unique things to do in Philly this week? We’ve got you covered. 

4 fun things to do in Philly this week

Tinsel & Tidings at The Logan’s Holiday Lodge

The first three Thursdays of December are getting really festive at The Logan Hotel in downtown Philadelphia. The new Holiday Lodge themed area at The Logan will feature a Santa letter-writing station in collaboration with Philly Typewriter and The Papery, a Winter Ski Lodge Bar serving hot cocoa with festive toppings and specialty holiday cocktails that guests can sip on by a fire, and a holiday Polaroid station with fun-loving props and a chic, modern-day Santa Claus. According to the release, The Logan’s Holiday Lodge will also be hosting a series of weekly, interactive workshops with local partners such as wreath-making with May with Love. The property’s farm-to-table restaurant, Urban Farmer, will also be hosting a gingerbread cookie and hot chocolate class as well.

Dec. 19, 4 pm – 7 pm, The Logan Hotel, 1 Logan Sq, prices vary, curiocollection3.hilton.com

Central Taco & Tequila’s One Year Anniversary

It may be the holiday season, but there is still plenty of time to fiesta. Head to Central Taco & Tequila this Tuesday to join in on all of their anniversary fun for one night only. The party will feature $5 ice cold Espolon shots from a custom-made ice luge in the shape of an agave plant, discounted food and drink specials (including the comeback of their popular pomegranate margarita) and raffles with prize baskets featuring swag from Tito’s, local breweries and more. All of the fun kicks off at 4 pm. 

Dec. 17, 4 pm – 12 am, Central Taco & Tequila, 350 Haddon Ave., Haddon Township, NJ, centraltandt.com

Whiskey Tasting with Robin Robinson

Philadelphians can warm up from this cold weather with a deliciously spirited whiskey tasting event led by whiskey educator and author, Robin Robinson. The tasting will take place at Jose Garces’ seasonally-driven American restaurant JG Domestic and will feature six different samples of the libation spanning a wide variety of different flavors and countries of origin. Tickets ($45) will include a meet & greet (with food and drink specials available), the tasting and a book signing for Robinson’s book, “The Complete Whiskey Course: A Comprehensive Tasting School in Ten Classes.”

Dec. 17, 6 pm, JG Domestic, 2929 Arch St. B, Philadelphia,$45, philadelphia.jgdomestic.com

Barra Rossa’s Hollywood Holiday Feast

Barra Rossa will be offering a delicious five-course Hollywood Holiday-themed meal, and Philadelphians will have not one but two opportunities to indulge in the feast this week. According to the release, the dinners ($55 per person) will feature courses that are inspired by a different Christmas movie, and each dish will be paired with a festive cocktail. Highlighted dishes and cocktails include a Chop Suey Palace “Chinese Turkey” paired with a “You’ll shoot your eye out shooter,” Buddy’s Spaghetti & Syrup (gorgonzola spaghetti, fig syrup and a parmesan “pop tart”), paired with the “World’s best cup of coffee maple martini” and much more. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the restaurant at 215.644.9074. 

Dec. 16 and 20, reservations available, 929 Walnut St., Philadelphia, $55, barrarossa.com

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