Who’s ready to bump all of this holiday jelly?
Because everything on this list is just so Santa-licious for ya, baby.
And I personally promise that after this weekend’s calendar, there shall be no more holiday puns, so it’s a gift for everyone!!
Happy last weekend before Christmas to all, and please be safe out there and have the most fun possible without any drama….that’s what the upcoming season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is for.
For your 2018 holiday pleasure……
…….the Philly Christmas Village is back with a giant gift….literally. This year, the beloved Philly tradition returns to a newly renovated LOVE Park (and a big ol’ lit up present right in the middle-of-it-all!) for its 11th season to put us all in the mood for the upcoming delightful madness of the holiday season….yes. Today through Monday, December 24th, be on the lookout for all of the usual holiday sights, sounds, creations, treats (Maker’s Mark plus hot chocolate equals bliss) and of course, lots of eats! Happy holidaze, Philly! Go right here for much more Philly holiday tea.….and don’t forget about the ice skating in front of City Hall and pop up holiday bar, Tinsel! , which is featuring….wait for it….snow globe cocktails this year! Go, Rudolph, go.
Oh, yes, there’s just one more glistening thing we must mention…..and as usual, it’s superb for all of us kids one-to-ninety-two…..the Macy’s Christmas Light Show has also made its grand return! All you and the phamily have to do is show up at the Grand Court atrium at Macy’s Center City (look for the big ol’ Wannamaker Organ) kicking off at 10 a.m. every two hours until 8 pm through Monday, December 31st! It’s just that easy to get lost in the lights and the magic of the 2018 holiday season. For much more hot and piping Macy’s tea (wait until you see this year’s third floor theme), check your bags right here.
DJ Robert Drake ‘Twas the day before Christmas and all through the house, nothing was stirring…except for the voice of acclaimed Philly DJ Robert Drake on top his collection of favorite grooves spinning out on WXPN radio! This Sunday night beginning at midnight, join the local beat legend as he once again takes over the controls for his 26th annual Night Before holiday music fest! For much more info so that you don’t miss any treat or beat, check out Mr. Drake’s official Instagram page and then get the whole phamily checked in to all the gloriously festive grooves that are about to reign down upon the whole world! Yes, that’s right…he doesn’t mess around with the holidays, kids!
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker It’s official, the magnificent curtain at the Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music has officially risen to the holiday tune of the Pennsylvania Ballet’s always glorious take on The Nutcracker! Which of course means the Philly holiday season is officially in full, festive swing! And now the question is…did you get your tickets to those glorious seats yet? If not, tip-toe to the box office and get them now! And for much more tea on this year’s enchanting production, dance your way right over here. (Tonight through Monday, December 31st)
Adventures in the Arctic Elf Trade So, who’s looking for a few sexy dancing elves this season? Since that answer is indeed all of us, you should waste no time in getting those tickets to explore the North Pole with the latest round of locally talented goodies served up by Brian Sanders’ JUNK performance arts troupe. With a dash of The Nutcracker and other holiday favorites, this is one show that’s guaranteed to put your candy cane in the upright position as we get ready for the holiday madness. There’s nothing left to say but go right here for more JUNK holiday tea and then…go. (Tonight through Dec 23rd)
The Color Purple/Theatre Horizon While we could easily spill Broadway tea all day (we really could) about everything this award owning/life-changing show has to offer, you just have to revel in it for yourself as its rightfully taken over the Theatre Horizon all the way through Sunday, December 23rd! Plus, when you get those tickets (some dates are already sold out…so you better hurry!!), you’ll get to see what other critically acclaimed productions are headed to the Theatre’s esteemed way, like, well… click right here to get lost in it all! Tickets start as low as $45, too!!
The Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House The rumors are true…..he does exist! But besides that holiday magic….yes, the Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House (aka..The Met) has finally opened its grand doors to the public! While indeed we could go on and on about the building’s extravagant construction process and just what a spectacular entertainment beacon it now truly will be for everyone ((click right here for all of the tea on the big D’s), let’s spill about who else is stopping by for the grand opening celebrations–Charlie Wilson(Saturday), PnB Rock(Dec 28th), Kurt Vile(Dec 29th), John Oliver(Dec 30th-31st), Sarah Brightman(Feb 3rd), Boyz II Men(Feb 16th) and the entire acclaimed cast of Schitt’s Creek(!!!!!) on February 20th…and that’s truly only the beginning. But what it really comes down to is… The Met is now open for business in taking all of your hard-earned holiday green for those tickets…and we simply can’t wait for it all.
The Grinch/Merriam Theater Move over, Mariah?? Because it looks like there’s a new(ish) holiday champion this year. Not only is the beloved “tiny-hearted” titular character of Dr. Seuss’ magical holiday story taking, err, earning lots of green at the movie box office ( a little over $200 million ain’t bad), but he’s looking to steal your heart this Philly holiday season! Through next Saturday, Dec 29th, join the traveling national production of How the Grinch Stole Christmas at the Merriam Theater for a night that you and the whole family will never forget! But, like the last can of Who Hash, those tickets will fly away quickly, so don’t you be a Grinch in waiting too long to bag them up when you click right here!
Sing Your Life Karaoke Whether during the hustle-and-bustle of your week or the sleigh of your holiday weekend, the always lovely Ms. Sara Sherr (treat her right this holiday season, kids) has got your vocal chords covered like a light snow on the ground thanks to her always on-point Sing Your Life Karaoke collection. And as always, it’ll be rightfully serving Philly at each of these fabulous locations listed below all holiday season long. Ready, set, sang and be merry! Sun/9-2 Bob and Barbara’s, Thurs/9-2/Milkboy South Street Fri/9-1 Southhouse Saturday/9-1:45 Les & Doreen’s Happy Tap
Distrkt C:Dirty Santa Philadelphia/Concourse Dance Bar Boys, boys, all types of naughty boys…and there may be a couple of nice ones, too, if that’s your thing. But either way, DJs KRK and Deanne will be spinning them cuts all night to get you fierce, festive and ready for jolly ol’ St. Nick. If there ever was a Sunday night to dance like nobody’s business, it’s certainly this one. Shake that Santa hat right here for more info, and then get ready to shake it this weekend. Did we mention adult film stars Dylan Knight and Seth Santoro will be stopping by? Yas, holiday kween, yas. Ready? (Sunday/9 pm)
Fabolous/NOTO Yes, that Fabolous. Now, holla back right here, “Young’n,” and don’t deny yourself those tickets. (Sunday/10 pm)
Tabu’s Nondenominatioinal Christmas Show Feeling a bit nondenominational this year? Or, do you really just want to break away like Ms. Clarkson from the family holiday madness on Christmas night? Either way, Tabu has got you covered as Philly Drag Goddess, Brittany Lynn, along with Miss Tabu her damn self, Zephyra Rivers and YouTube’s favorite “Princess of Hot Topics,” Kyle Ayotte, are packing up their slay with a variety show that’s guaranteed to take you miles away from that one Aunt who asks you why there’s no “special someone” in your life. And as always, there’s no cover, which is all the more reason to get your “ho-ho-ho” on at Tabu this Christmas night! (Tuesday/9pm)
Good Old War@Johnny Brenda’s(8 pm)………..State Property@The Fillmore(8 pm)……….Korine@Ortlieb’s(8 pm)………Miles Chancellor@Kung Fu Necktie(6 pm)……..Alec Stewart@Bourbon & Branch(7 pm)…….Dentana@Saint Lazarus Bar(10 pm)……..Pain @Voltage Lounge(2 pm)