Looking for some fun and unique things to do in Philly this weekend? We’ve got you covered.
7 fun things to do in Philly this weekend
Deck the Food Hall
The Bourse Food Hall is truly getting festive this weekend with a two-day family-friendly holiday bonanza. All Philadelphians who head to the popular Old City destination on Saturday and Sunday can nab photos with the Grinch and Santa (for a $20 donation to Morris Animal Refuge, guests can receive a 4×6 keepsake photo with each of the characters), attend a gingerbread making workshop with Barry’s Buns, try out the Escape the 1980s Santa Experience, indulge in spirited food and drink specials and much more.
Dec. 14-15, 10 am-4 pm, The Bourse, 111 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, theboursephilly.com
Holiday Clover Market
Philadelphians, get ready to shop till you drop at the traveling Clover Market. This popular shopping mecca features an interesting and unique mix of vendors selling plenty of handmade goods, artistic trinkets, colorful gifts and more while setting up shop in different parts of the area. This weekend, Clover Market will be sporting all things holiday with 70 curated handmade vendors specifically focused on holiday gift-giving. While there, guests can also munch on tasty treats from a variety of food trucks or sip on an assortment of spirited options from local brewing companies. Hardcore shoppers can also purchase VIP tickets for an early bird shopping hour on Saturday from 9 am-10 pm.
Dec. 14-15, 10am-4 pm, Baldwin School Athletic Center, 701 Montgomery Ave, Bryn Mawr, theclovermarket.com
Cup of Tea Weekend
The Historic Strawberry Mansion has been transformed this holiday season into a winter wonderland with five festively decorated rooms grabbing inspiration from classic Christmas songs such as “Let it Snow,” “Holly Jolly Christmas,” and “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” This weekend children and adults are invited to bring a favorite doll or stuffed animal during Tea with Toys, where, according to the release, guests will have a special opportunity to see the Mansion’s third floor and view the extraordinary doll and toy collections. Tea and treats will be served in the Banquet Room and guests can explore all of the other holiday happenings taking place at the Mansion while there as well.
Dec. 14-15, 12 pm-4 pm, Historic Strawberry Mansion, 2450 Strawberry Mansion Dr, Philadelphia, $5-$13, historicstrawberrymansion.org
This Saturday, Philadelphians can head to Davio’s in King of Prussia to partake in a merry holiday activity that is perfect for the whole family, a gingerbread workshop. The tasty workshop will be led by Davio’s pastry chef Candice Holovich, and Holovich will be helping all participants create their own personal masterpiece. Tickets include the materials for gingerbread house making and lunch. Guests are also encouraged to bring gloves or mittens to help Cradles to Crayons Philadelphia. Reservations are necessary to attend.
Dec. 14, 12 pm-2 pm, Davio’s King of Prussia, 150 Main Street, King of Prussia, $45, davios.com
Art in the Sky: Holiday Craft Bazaar
One Liberty Observation Deck is teaming up with JERKS Productions to put together an elevated Holiday-themed Craft Bazaar for one night only. Browse, shop and discover one-of-kind seasonally themed creations from local vendors and artists at this unique event. Evil Genius will be providing spirits via cash bar and Sprinkled Sweetness will also be providing tasty bites as well while guests shop and listen to some of their favorite holiday tunes 57 floors up. As a festive bonus, Philadelphians can also have their photos taken with Kris Kringle from 4 pm-6 pm.
Dec. 15, 1 pm-6 pm, One Liberty Observation Deck, 1650 Market St # 5700, Philadelphia, $10, phillyfromthetop.ticketleap.com
Every weekend in December, Philadelphians can head to Fishtown hotspot Frankford Hall to enjoy their annual Frankford Hall-idays extravaganza. The German Biergarten has taken their repertoire up a notch this year with an abundant amount of colorful and festive activities including free photos with Jolly St. Nick and performances by The Lara & Joe Show. As a special treat, guests can also sip on complimentary hot cocoa loaded with mini marshmallows while there.
Every weekend in December, 10 am-3 pm, Frankford Hall, 1210 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, frankfordhall.com
12 Days of Christmas
Head to Center City hotspot Square 1682 from Dec. 14-25 to get the most out of the holiday season with their new 12 Days of Christmas promotion. Each night will feature a popular holiday movie (think “Home Alone,” “Eight Crazy Nights,” “White Christmas,” and more) paired with themed cocktails and complimentary truffle popcorn. Highlighted cocktail options include the “Cotton-headed ninny muggins,” “Ya Filthy Animal,”and “The Great Gonzo”– all tasty libations run for $12 and were crafted by lead bartender Christian Diaz.
Dec. 14-25, 7 pm, Sqaure 1682, 121 S 17th St., Philadelphia, square1682.com