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Monday, December 19

  • Start your week off with a little pep in your step. Merge Dance Studio in Manayunk is offering a intermediate holiday-themed ballet class through January. Festive attire is encouraged to get in the spirit.
  • FringeArts presents the Martha Graham Cracker’s Soulstice Spectacular with Dito Van Reigersberg’s fabulous alter ego. Equipped with a powerhouse voice and backed by a lively band, Martha Graham Cracker’s performance takes you on a wild sleigh ride around her world.

Tuesday, December 20

  • The Philadelphia Orchestra presents the fan-favorite Christmas favorite, Home Alone. Composed by John Williams, the charming and delightful score is performed live to the featured film. Conducted by TCNJ’s Constantine Kitsopoulos, enjoy this exciting new way to rewatch the holiday classic movie.
  • If you’re a part of the Philly arts community, stop by JJ Bootleggers for Philadelphia Women In Film & Television’s holiday happy hour. Schmooze and booze with other Philly filmmakers and toast to the growing community.

Wednesday, December 21

  • Unwind before the holidays with Saxby’s community wellness workshop. This week’s class is pilates at 5:30 p.m., so bring your own mat — and a friend!
  • Want to be a wine and spirits pro like the folks at Tria? Sign up for their Wine 101 class at the Tria Fermentation School. Led by Wine Director Michael McCaulley, get an exclusive insider look by sitting in on one of their famously comprehensive new-hire training sessions.

Thursday, December 22

  • All aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia for Drink Philly’s Ugly Sweater Boat Party. The booze cruise features a wine and beer open bar, buffet, live DJ and dancing.
  • Stop by the last Historic Holiday Nights in Old City before Christmas! Score extended offers and hours from over 30 shops and galleries in the neighborhood.

Friday, December 23

Saturday, December 24

  • For an early gift experience together or last-minute gift-making for someone on your list, The Momma Phoenix Company’s natural soap making workshop is a fun way to spend your Christmas Eve afternoon. Enjoy herbal tea and refreshments while you learn how to make your very own batch of cold process soap from scratch!
  • Get your last minute workout moves in! Start your morning with an energizing zumba  class with Marianna at Women’s Fitness Solutions on East Passyunk Ave.

Sunday , December 25

  • Join Society Hill Dance Academy for a new Chanukah tradition at Headhouse Square. Latkas & Vodkas will host a menorah lighting at 7 p.m. The ceremony will be followed by homemade latkas with toppings and a selection of vodkas & Kosher wines.