As much as we love the holiday season and all that comes with it, sometimes we need a break from all of the festivities.
After spending a day cooking, cleaning, setting tables, sharing gifts and feeding the entire family, we could all use a break from the holidays. So give thanks for this list of completely non-holiday related events that will get you out of the house (and away from the family) - for at least for a few hours!
Check out our picks below for those who need a post-kitchen duty drink or just plain don't feel the holiday spirit this year!
Need to go out one last time before the holiday? Riot Nerd has got you covered with their second annual Nightmare Before Christmas Dance Party! Head to The Barbary on Saturday, December 22, to live like Jack and Sally with dark tunes, creepy carols and free Christmas cookies.
Shake up your Friendsgiving this year and take your closest bunch to the Philadelphia Magic Gardens! The beloved South Street staple is offering one hour tours of the facilities. You’ll learn about the history of the Magic Gardens, including some places not open to the public. You may even run into the mosaic mastermind himself, Isaiah Zagar, while visiting.
Got any out of town guests coming in for the holidays? Introduce them to Philadelphia in the best way we can possibly think of - through their stomachs! The Taste of Philly Food Tour takes you on a 75 minute culinary journey through one of Philly's most beloved landmarks, Reading Terminal Market. Learn all the important things there is to know like where Philadelphia brand cream cheese comes from (plot twist: it's not from Philly!), what food George Washington couldn't live without, and more. The tour leaves from the Reading Terminal information desk at 10 a.m. every Wednesday and Saturday morning.
Relax and unwind against the backdrop of the Philadelphia Museum of Art every Wednesday night with their free yoga classes! Led by Dhyana Yoga, classes occur twice every week: once at 6 p.m. and once again at 7 p.m.
Regardless of what your annual holiday season traditions are, there's a place for you at the National Museum of American Jewish History this Christmas. Bringing back their annual Being ___ at Christmas event, NMAJH will be open all day on December 25 for crafts, storytime, live music and more!
Sign up for Funsavers to get 1/2-price tickets for more great events in Philly!