Things to Do in Roxborough & Manayunk | December 18-22, 2019

Take a break from Amazon and pop out into the neighborhood for some festive festivities!

Wednesday, December 18th

Dobson Winter Concert

The school choir from various grades and select band members will be performing a winter concert at James Dobson Elementary, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Thursday, December 19th

Woodland Santa Hike

A little bit Santa, a little bit Winter Solstice, a whole lot of fun! Go for a hike, hear a story and make a birdfeeder for our feathered friends. Wissahickon Environmental Center Treehouse, dates and times vary.

Holiday Trivia & Sweater Party

Know your holiday trivia? Like to wear ridiculous sweaters in public? Compete with your neighbors for the chance to win tickets to the New Year’s Eve party! Spicy Belly, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Friday, December 20th

IHM Christmas Concert

The annual concert by the students at IHM will showcase each grade performing two songs. This event is open to the community. Immaculate Heart of Mary School Church, 9:30 am.

Holiday Play and Potluck for Preschoolers

Friends of the Roxborough Library are hosting a party for your preschool aged kiddos! Open to everyone. Roxborough Branch of the Free Library, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Solstice Soiree

Celebrate the days getting longer with light refreshments and neighbor friends at The Spiral Bookcase, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Doggo Ugly Sweater Party

Who doesn’t want to see a bunch of cute dogs in ugly sweaters? Plus, there are beer samplings and treats (for pups and people)! Pet Friendly Dog Bakery, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

Saturday, December 21st

Lunch With Santa

Bring the kids down to CJ and Ecks for a visit with St. Nick (no, sadly, not Foles). Children will get a free lunch and toy! CJ and Ecks, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Photos With Santa

Bring your pet for pictures with Santa at the Ivy Ridge Shopping Center Pet Valu from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Winter Wonderland Brunch

The final stop on the Roxborough Happy Holidays 2019 tour. Swing by Tavern on Ridge for drinks, a nosh, and family-friendly activities from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Other Upcoming Events

Winter Wonders

Friday December 27th and Saturday December 28th @ 2pm

Winter Wonders is a unique holiday comedy and magic show filled with spontaneity, fun and lots of laughs.  This is not your typical magic show!  Winter Wonders features comedy and magic acts including a Houdini-like escape, a baffling memory exhibition, comedy improv (like Who’s Line is it Anyway), dexterous displays of sleight of hand and more.  Fred’s Magic World is performing this show around the holidays so there would be a place for families to see some cool tricks, have some laughs, and just unwind.

ComedySportz at Venice Island

Friday January 3rd @ 7pm

ComedySportz, Philadelphia’s Longest-Running Comedy Show, will bring its unique style of competitive improvisational comedy to Venice Island Performing Arts Center on Friday January 3rd at 7pm. ComedySportz is an interactive comedy event featuring two teams of improvisers as they battle each other for points and laughs.

Appropriate for EVERYONE, the audience gets in on the fun by shouting out suggestions, cheering their favorite teams, awarding points and choosing the WINNER. ComedySportz Philadelphia is the 2019 World Champion of Comedy (CSz World Tournament 2019)  for a reason – check them out at Venice Island on January 3rd!

Ok, now get back to shopping! Santa will be here before you know it.

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Jon Miller, RealtorJon Miller is a Philadelphia Realtor with Compass Real Estate. Jon has been working with home buyers and sellers in Philadelphia and Montgomery County since 2010.