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22 November 2022, Thuringia, Erfurt: People visit the stalls and rides of 163 merchants and showmen on the opening day of Thuringia's largest Christmas market on Cathedral Square. The Christmas market against the backdrop of St. Mary's Cathedral and St. Severus Church is known throughout Germany, and the city is hoping for up to 1.5 million guests. Photo: Michael Reichel/dpa (Photo by Michael Reichel/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Ouuuu how fun!  Hallmark in our own backyard!  Shady Brook does an amazing job with holidays, so it’s a great fit!

Here are the details:

The Stony Hill Road farm is one of eight places chosen by the Hallmark Channel to promote its holiday programming event, Countdown to Christmas. This is the second straight year Hallmark is coming to towns across the country.

Shady Brook Farm will host special events for visitors from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the weekends of Nov. 25-27 and Dec. 3-4 as part of the Hallmark event.

Countdown to Christmas on the Hallmark Channel provides new, original holiday movie premieres every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the holiday season on the network, the company says.

Over 40 Holiday Events & Happenings in The Delaware Valley

The most wonderful time of year is heading to Philadelphia. The Greater Philadelphia region has become known as one of the top holiday destinations in the world for the holidays and we’ve got over 40 reasons to get excited. From Christmas Villages, to charity events, to Christmas dinners, you can find it all in Philly!

  • Christmas Village in Philadelphia

    Love Park and City Hall (Courtyard and North Broad)
    November 19 to December 24, 2022
    https://www.philachristmas.com/

    Returning for its 15th season, Christmas Village in Philadelphia will once again transform LOVE Park and City Hall (Courtyard and North Broad section) into an authentic, traditional and open-air German Christmas Market, open daily between Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24th to Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24th, 2022.

  • The Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market

    Dilworth Park
    November 19, 2022 to January 1, 2022
    https://www.madeinphila.com/

    The Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market will once again return to Dilworth Park from Saturday, November 19, 2022 to Sunday, January 1, 2023. Inside festively lit tents, a wide range of local merchants, craftsmen, designers, and small businesses from the greater Philadelphia region will offer their handmade holiday-inspired decorations, gifts, and fashions. Visitors will have the unique chance to shop goods and gifts that can’t be found at a usual shopping mall – including artwork, home goods, ornaments, sweets, toys, apparel, jewelry, decorations, and more.

  • Vintner Wonderland

    Renault Winery and Resort
    72 North Bremen Avenue, Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
    November 18, 2022 to February 26, 2022
    Watch for more specific dates for tree lighting, Festival of Trees and other elements
    https://www.renaultwinery.com/vintner-wonderland/

    Vintner Wonderland is a celebration of a successful harvest at Renault Winery. This winter festival provides the opportunity to gather loved ones, savor the season, and create enduring memories. From ice skating with Flight on Ice, to culinary and wine, to local artisans and live entertainment, there’s something for everyone this season at Renault.

  • Northern Liberties Holiday Pop-up Market

    Saturday, December 10, 2022
    11:00am to 4:00pm
    North Bowl, 909 N. 2nd Street
    https://www.explorenorthernliberties.org/

    Northern Liberties Business Improvement District is proud to present its 3rd Annual Holiday Pop-Up Market on Saturday, December 10, 2022, from 11:00am to 4:00pm at North Bowl (909 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA). Featuring over 35 craft and handmade goods vendors, this year’s market will fill the mezzanine of North Bowl, Northern Liberties’ expansive bowling alley and date night hot spot.

  • Northern Liberties Artists at Work and Second Saturday

    Saturday, November 12, 2022
    4:00pm to 6:00pm
    https://www.explorenorthernliberties.org/

    Northern Liberties dives into the holiday shopping season with Second Saturday and Artists at Work, an art crawl featuring crafters and artists live-creating and live music throughout Northern Liberties.

  • Old City Holiday Shopping Stroll

    Wednesday, December 14, 2022
    5:00pm to 7:00pm
    www.oldcitydistrict.org

    Old City shops will stay open late on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 for special holiday shopping hours from 5:00-7:00pm.

  • Old City Holiday Shopping Pass

    November 26, 2022 to December 30, 2022
    Old City District
    https://www.oldcitydistrict.org

    Festivities kick off on Small Business Saturday, November 26, 2022, with the debut of the FREE Old City Holiday Pass! Sign up at www.oldcitydistrict.org and enjoy special offers and deals at dozens of shops, restaurants, museums, and attractions all holiday season long, through December 30th. Plus, have the chance to win weekly Old City holiday prize packs!

  • Vintner Wonderland with Flight on Ice

    Renault Winery and Resort
    72 North Bremen Avenue, Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215

    Vintner Wonderland is a celebration of a successful harvest at Renault Winery.

  • Flight on Ice

    Energy Transfer Veterans Memorial Rink,
    4901 West Chester Pike
    Newtown Square, PA 19073
    https://www.flightonice.com/locations/newtown-square/

    Flight on Ice is excited to be back this November in Edgmont, PA. Conveniently located on Route 3, just minutes from the Blue Route, West Chester, Newtown Square and a short drive from Philadelphia or The Main Line.

  • Philadelphia Zoo Presents LumiNature

    Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia
    November 17, 2022 to January 7, 2023
    https://www.philadelphiazoo.org/luminature

    Philadelphia Zoo’s dazzling winter light show experience is back! LumiNature returns for another season of breathtaking sights, sounds and surprises from Thursday, November 17, 2022 to Saturday, January 7, 2023.

  • Holiday Tea Service and Art De Noel

    Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square
    120 S. 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA
    https://www.sofitel-philadelphia.com/happenings/

    Afternoon tea service is back just in time for the holidays! Head to Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse Square and make winter and holiday memories with one of the most celebrated afternoon tea services in the Philadelphia Region

  • Craftsman Row Saloon Christmas Pop-up

    Opens Wednesday, November 9 through January 2023
    Philadelphia’s Most Festive Restaurant
    112 S. 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA
    https://www.craftsmanrowsaloon.com/

    Craftsman Row Saloon, at 112 S. 8th Street, announces the debut of their annual Christmas Pop-up that is bigger, brighter and has even more bling for the 2022 season.

  • Tinsel Christmas Pop-Up Bar

    Black Friday to New Year’s Eve
    116 S. 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19107
    https://www.facebook.com/Tinselphilly

    Come spread some holiday cheer with Tinsel – and enjoy the sights, sounds and sips of the season. Tinsel is expected to be open from Black Friday to New Year’s Eve – with final dates, schedule and hours to be announced as November approaches.

  • U-Ville

    Thanksgiving Week to New Year’s Eve
    Uptown Beer Garden, 1500 JFK Blvd.

    Philadelphia, get ready for a journey to U-Ville. Inspired by the Dr. Suess classic, Uptown Beer Garden will be converted from top to bottom into a giant outdoor-indoor pop-up bar just in time for the holidays.

  • The Igloos at Figo Ristorante

    Igloo Experience and Dining under the Tree, plus new Christmas Bar
    1033 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA
    https://www.figoitalian.com/

    Each igloo comes with heat, clear views of the nighttime skies, full table service and more insulation for the heat. They seat between four and six people, and they give a full view of the Northern Liberties sidewalk scene.

  • The Greenhouses at Harper's Garden

    Holiday Greenhouses and Holiday Patio in Center City
    31 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
    https://www.harpersgardenphilly.com/

    Two sizes of greenhouses will be available to reserve. The smaller greenhouses seat a party of four to seven, whereas the larger greenhouses seat from six to nine guests. They are all individual mini-dining rooms with ventilation, heat, decor, plants and flowers, tables and chairs, and a working door. These individual dining rooms are in addition to Harper’s Garden enclosed, heated trellis which will be decked out in all its glory with holiday plants and decor.

  • Evil Genius Beer Company

    1727 N Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19122
    Kicks off Thursday, December 1, 2022
    http://evilgeniusbeer.com/events/

    Philadelphia’s most festive brewery Evil Genius Beer Company is back with all its festive glory at The Lab in Fishtown, at 1727 N Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19122. Celebrate the start of the official season on Thursday, December 1, 2022, with a Evil Genius Beer Company Tree Lighting Party titled Twas an Evil Christmas, which is open to the public, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, with the tree lighting at 7:30pm.

  • Lola's Garden

    Main Line’s Most Festive Outdoor Heated Patio and Greenhouse
    51 St Georges Rd, Ardmore, PA 19003
    https://www.lolasgardenrestaurant.com/

    Lola’s Garden embraces the cold months with flavorful fare, warm drinks, and a heated, outdoor enclosure of their stunning trellis. Come visit one of the Main Line’s largest indoor-outdoor festive restaurants during the holidays.

  • Juno

    1033 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
    https://www.junophilly.com/

    Juno by summer is one of Philadelphia’s most Instagrammable and social media famous restaurants with towering life size flowering murals, lush plants, wooden patio and bright colors. Now for the winter, Juno has been completely revamped and transformed with a giant rooftop greenhouse roof added for cold months, the addition of greenhouse dining rooms and tons of festive holiday vibes all around!

  • Northern Liberties Tree Lighting

    Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 6:00pm to 8:00pm
    Figo Ristorante, 1033 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA
    https://www.explorenorthernliberties.org/events/

    The giant live Christmas tree will arrive on N. 2nd Street and light up the Northern Liberties Restaurant Row on Tuesday, November 29th, with a lighting ceremony at 6:00pm, and a tree lighting and igloo grand opening party from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

  • Historic Holidays in Old City Tree Lighting

    Wednesday, November 30, 2022
    6:00pm
    Betsy Ross House Courtyard, 239 Arch Street
    https://www.oldcitydistrict.org/things-do

    The sixth annual Historic Holidays in Old City Tree Lighting will take place on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 6:00pm at the Betsy Ross House courtyard, 239 Arch Street.

  • Vintner Wonderland Barrel Tree Lighting Ceremony

    Renault Winery and Resort
    72 North Bremen Avenue, Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
    Friday, December 2, 2022, 6:00pm

    Vintner Wonderland is a celebration of a successful harvest at Renault Winery. This winter festival provides the opportunity to gather loved ones, savor the season, and create enduring memories.

  • The Butterfingers Angel, Mary & Joseph, Herod The Nut & The Slaughter Of 12 Hit Carols In A Pear Tree

    Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center
    226 N. High Street, West Chester, PA 19380
    November 30 to December 23, 2022
    https://uptownwestchester.org/on-stage/2022-23-theatre-season/

    The Butterfingers Angel, Mary & Joseph, Herod The Nut, & The Slaughter Of 12 Hit Carols In A Pear Tree, opening just in time for the holidays and running November 30 to December 23, 2022. Created by William Gibson (The Miracle Worker), one of America’s major dramatists, this touching, funny and highly imaginative retelling of the Nativity story is presented from a fresh and richly creative point-of-view.

  • Santa at Christmas Village in Philadelphia

    Love Park, 1600 JFK Blvd.
    November 19th to December 24th
    https://www.philachristmas.com/

    Santa Claus will be in the middle of Love Park at his workshop in the center ring. Santa is offering photo packages through Russ Brown Photography. Santa visits are free with photo packages pay-as-you-go.

  • Stories with Santa

    Vintner Wonderland
    Renault Winery and Resort
    72 North Bremen Avenue, Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
    December 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd, at 3:00pm, 4:30pm and 6:00pm
    Tickets $12
    https://www.eventbrite.com/o/renault-winery-resort-18422343988

    This winter festival provides the opportunity to gather loved ones, savor the season, and create enduring memories. Santa Clause will also host Stories with Santa on December 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd, at 3:00pm, 4:30pm and 6:00pm.

  • Breakfast with Santa

    Vintner Wonderland
    Renault Winery and Resort
    72 North Bremen Avenue, Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
    December 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd, at 6:00pm
    Tickets $25-$40
    https://www.eventbrite.com/o/renault-winery-resort-18422343988

    Breakfast with Santa is back on December 4th, 11th and 18th, with seatings at 9:30am and 11:30am in the Champagne Ballroom.

  • Photos with Krampus at North Bowl

    Northern Liberties Holiday Pop-up Market
    Saturday, December 10, 2022
    11:00am to 4:00pm
    North Bowl, 909 N. 2nd Street
    https://www.explorenorthernliberties.org/events/

    Get ready for photos with Krampus, the counterpart to Saint Nicolas in Alpine folklore. Yes, you too can sit upon this horned character’s lap and tell him what you don’t want for Christmas. Say cheese! Free to attend, free for DIY photos, no purchase required!

    Northern Liberties Business Improvement District is proud to present its 3rd Annual Holiday Pop-Up Market on Saturday, December 10, 2022, from 11:00am to 4:00pm at North Bowl (909 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA). Featuring over 35 craft and handmade goods vendors,

  • Enchanted in Northern Liberties: Princess Brunch in the Igloos at Figo

    Featuring the Ice Queen by A Dash of Magic Events
    Figo Ristorante
    Saturdays, December 10 and December 17, 2022
    Seatings two shows a day 11:00am and 1:00pm
    Reservations available on Resy 11/1
    https://www.figoitalian.com/

    Running for two shows a day on Saturday, December 10 and Saturday, December 17, 2022. The Princess will go Igloo to Igloo, and table to table, and interact and delight young children.

  • Santa Claus Brunch

    Sunday, December 11 and 18, 2022, from 11:00am to 3:00pm
    Craft Hall, 901 N Delaware Ave

    Craft Hall hosts Santa Claus Brunch on Sunday, December 11th and Sunday, December 18th, from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Free photos taken with children. Santa will even head out to the puppy porch during the event for pics with the pups!

  • Santa Brunch at Figo Ristorante

    1033 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA
    Sunday, December 18, 2022, 10:00am to 1:00pm
    Igloos, outdoor and indoor dining available for this!
    https://www.figoitalian.com/

    Santa Claus is coming to Northern Liberties at Figo Ristorante at 1033 N. 2nd Street.

  • Brunch with Santa

    The Olde Bar
    Sunday, December 19, 2022
    10:00am and Noon
    Pricing: $45 adult, $25 children under 12 (plus tax & grat)
    http://theoldebar.com/

    Santa is making his annual stop at The Olde Bar! This family tradition returns on Sunday, December 19th with a festive brunch with the big man himself.

  • Mrs. Claus Brunch

    Bridget Foy’s, 200 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
    https://www.bridgetfoys.com/

    Bridget Foy’s will host the Mrs. Claus Brunch with festive decor, boozy drinks for Mr. and Mrs. Claus in your family, brunch specials, and of course, a visit for the kiddos with Mrs. Claus herself. DIY photos are available, bring your phone charged!

  • Countdown to Noon with Cinderella

    Presented by Glu Hospitality with A Dash of Magic Events
    Figo Ristorante
    Reservations available on Resy 11/1
    https://www.figoitalian.com/

    Glu Hospitality and A Dash of Magic Events invite you to an enchanting end of the year with Countdown to Noon with Cinderella at the family-friendly New Year’s Eve brunch celebration on December 31st.

  • Pizza of the Seven Fishes

    Italian Market and City-wide delivery: 1180 S. 10th St., (215) 463-0868
    Washington Twp: 137 Egg Harbor Rd, (856) 302 5099
    From December 1 to Christmas Eve
    Open on Christmas Eve Day and until early evening
    Closed all locations for Christmas
    www.slicepa.com

    Marlo and Jason Dilks of SliCE announce the return of their annual holiday pie, Pizza of the 7 Fishes. This special seasonal pizza is inspired by their families’ Christmas Eve traditions and by a seven course seven fish dinner popular in South Philadelphia. Pizza of the 7 Fishes features mozzarella topped with clams, mussels, shrimp, tuna, crab meat and sardine all sauteed with fresh olive oil and garlic, and topped with anchovies, fresh lemon and basil. Pizza of the 7 Fishes will be available until Christmas Eve (December 24th) in small, large and gluten free.

  • Feast of the Seven Fishes Christmas Eve Dinner

    125 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
    Christmas Eve, December 24th
    Seatings at 4:00pm and 6:00pm
    215-253-3777
    www.theoldebar.com

    Back by popular demand! The Olde bar presents Chef Jose Garces’ twist on the traditional Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fish prix fixe tasting menu.

  • Feast of the Seven Fishes Figo Ristorante

    1033 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
    (267) 214-0086
    www.figoitalian.com

    Thursday, December 22 and Friday, December 23, 2022
    Seatings Between 5:00pm and 9:00pm
    Regular menu also available
    $60 per person for five courses plus a complimentary beverage
    Minimum 2 people to serve

  • Feast of the Seven Fishes by Philly Sushi Whisper Kevin Yanaga

    Izakaya by Yanaga
    1832 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
    (267) 310-3554
    www.byyanaga.com/

    $65 per person, minimum 2 people to serve
    Thursday, December 22 and Friday, December 23, 2022
    Seatings between 5:00pm and 9:00pm
    Regular also available during this time

  • Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti

    212 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia
    215-238-0499
    www.positanocoast.net/

    Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fishes Dinner
    Seatings 4:00pm to 9:00pm

  • Cry Baby Pasta Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve

    627 S. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 190147
    267-534-3076

  • Osteria Feast of the Seven Fishes

    Friday, December 23, 2022
    Four courses, served family style
    Pre-set menu of three antipasti, two pasta, two secondi and dessert nfor $85 pp, excluding tax, gratuity or beverages.

  • Amada Christmas Eve

    Prime Rib Roast
    Saturday, December 24, 2022
    4:00pm and 6:00pm seatings

    Enjoy a three-course holiday feast featuring prime rib, with all the trimmings. Pair with a bottle of Spanish wine or pitcher of Sangria and cheers to the season.

  • Cookies and Cocktails

    Vintner Wonderland
    Renault Winery and Resort
    72 North Bremen Avenue, Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215

    Look for new Cookies and Cocktails on December 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd, at 6:00pm. Come to Renault for some amazing signature cocktails & festive cookies. Tickets are only $30. The ticket includes three festive cookies and a tasting of three signature cocktails.

  • Gingerbread Cookie Making Classes

    Vintner Wonderland
    Renault Winery and Resort
    72 North Bremen Avenue, Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215

    Sign-up for Gingerbread Cookie Making Classes on December 8th and 15th at 6:00pm

  • Santa 0.5k

    Evil Genius Beer Company, 1727 N. Front Street
    Sunday, December 4, 2022, 3:00pm

    A run once around the block, costumes encouraged, attendees get christmas swag and help raise funds for EG to sponsor a family in need for christmas to get them their gifts. Details and tickets to be announced in November.

  • Toy Drive - Northern Liberties Neighbors Association

    https://www.nlna.org/

    The NLNA is gearing up for their annual toy drive that benefits families in need. You can help in three ways:

    Recommend a recipient. If you or a neighbor you know needs help with toys and a festive meal for the holidays, email Janet at park@nlna.org.
    Donate! You can donate money here, or contact Janet to arrange drop-off/pick up of new, unwrapped gifts before 12/14 (especially gifts for teen boys).
    Volunteer! We need help organizing, wrapping and delivering.