The 2013 Philadelphia’s Mummers Parade

New Year’s Day, January 1, 2013 The Parade begins at 10 a.m. Parade marches north up Broad Street to JFK Boulevard. If you've never seen a Mummers Parade on Jan. 1, you have no idea what you're missing. The word 'Mummers' comes from the
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Broadway Les Misérables

Academy of Music Philadelphia, PA

Wednesday, January 2 - Sunday, January 13
Cameron Mackintosh presents a brand new 25th anniversary production of Boublil & Schönberg's legendary musical, Les Misérables,with glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. This new production has been acclaimed by critics, fans (more...)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Isadora Teich The highly anticipated The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is a whimsical, entertaining, and visually beautiful film. It is a lot of fun, however this fun is being overshadowed by a lot of critical controversy. The controversy largely stems from only two of Peter Jackson’s decisions: to shoot the film (more...)

Pennsylvania Ballet George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

Pennsylvania Ballet George Balanchine's The Nutcracker Music by Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky Presented by First Niagara The Nutcracker is famous for Tchaikovsky's music. The genius of Tchaikovsky created one of the most recognizable and enduring music scores ever written. Join us as we celebrate 25 years of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker. Journey to the (more...)

Seaport Parade of Lights

Independence Seaport Museum is hosting the 3rd annual Seaport Parade of Lights, a lighted boat parade on the Delaware River, on Saturday, December 15, 2012. The parade will feature both working vessels along with pleasure boats, all decorated with festive holiday lights and decorations. The festivities begin at 3:00 (more...)

Tchaikovsky & A Genius

Philadelphia Orchestra Gianandrea Noseda, conductor Alisa Weilerstein, cello Verizon Hall December 13, 14, 15 at 8 p.m Borodin Overture to Prince Igor Elgar Cello Concerto Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 3 ("Polish") Tchaikovsky wrote seven symphonies, but the Third is an-often neglected masterpiece. It gets its nickname, the "Polish," from the energetic folk dances of the finale. Recent (more...)

The Comcast Holiday Spectacular

A holiday spectacular unlike any other returns for its fifth year. Shown on the state-of-the-art Comcast Experience Video Wall at The Comcast Center, the Holiday Spectacular is filled with sights and sounds of the season. Since its debut in 2008, more than 500,000 people have experienced (more...)

The Soviet Jewry Movement 25 Years Later

Join us on December 16th at the National Museum of American Jewish History as we celebrate and explore the modern exodus of over 1.5 million Russian-speaking Jews and the Soviet Jewry movement that made it possible. The program (more...)

“The Christmas Truce of 1914” at Fort Mifflin

December 1914 marked the first holiday season in the trenches along the Western Front of World War I.  Soldiers who entered the war jubilant and hopeful learned the harsh reality of trench warfare and faced a cold and lonely holiday far from loved ones. An extraordinary yet unofficial (more...)

Tree Lighting Ceremonies In Philadelphia

See the city in a whole new light. Lisa Nutter will turn on the lights on the holiday tree at the City of Philadelphia’s annual Tree lighting Spectacular on Wednesday, December 5 at LOVE Park in Center City. The center of Love Park will come alive with the sights and (more...)

Join HIAS Pennsylvania For the “De Novo” Philadelphia Premiere

HIAS Pennsylvania is bringing New York City's Houses on the Moon Theatre Company to the Walnut Street Theatre's Studio 5 on December 8 and 9. This ia the incredible story "De Novo", written and directed by Jeffrey Solomon. The play follows the story of a Guatemalan boy who (more...)

“Chanukah On Ice”

If you are looking for a unique way to have some Chanukah fun this season, what could be more delightful than a combination of sparkling ice and a dazzling menorah? On Saturday Night, December 8, 2012, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm, men, women and children from Southern New Jersey will (more...)

The Museum of Russian Art presents exhibit “The Enchanted Wanderers”

The Unknown Pages of the History of Ballet December 14th, 2012-January 14th, 2013 Opening Reception: Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. 6:00 - 8:00pm This exhibit was initiated through a collaboration between the Bakhrushin Central State Theatre Museum in Moscow, Russia; the Museum of Russian Art in Jersey City, New Jersey; the (more...)

Christmas Village Is Coming Back to LOVE Park

Christmas Village is coming back to LOVE Park for the 2012 holiday season! Over 60 vendors in 90 different booths will be selling international ornaments, jewelry, and a variety of arts and crafts. Come and enjoy traditional German food and hot beverages, while checking (more...)

12.16.12 Hurricane Sandy Concert Relief

Were you or a loved one affected by Hurricane Sandy? Calling all citizens of the tristate area! Music lovers of all ages! Unite for a great cause! We are putting together a FREE Concert on Sunday, December 16th called “12-16-12 Hurricane Sandy Relief Concert” to benefit those people in states of (more...)


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