Celebrate the season in America’s most historic square mile with Historic Holidays in Old City!


Please find a list below of holiday happenings, many online or virtual this year:


Virtual Holiday Art Star Craft Bazaar

Art Star at the Bourse (shop currently closed)

111 S. Independence Mall E

Philadelphia, PA 19106


The Virtual Holiday Art Star Craft Bazaar will feature 50 curated craft vendors. Customers can shop this collection of handmade goods for 15% off until the items sell out (quantities will be limited). Find handmade items perfect for gift giving - holiday cards/ornaments, jewelry, pottery, home goods, accessories, soaps, candles, and more!  The virtual Holiday Art Star Craft Bazaar launches Friday, November 27th.  Click here for more information. We offer FREE gift wrapping on all items and customers will be able to choose to pick up at our Bourse location for free or have their items shipped. 


The Center for Art in Wood

141 N. 3rd Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106

(215) 923-8000


November: Friday and Saturday, 12-5pm

December: Saturday and Sunday, 12-5pm

The Center for Art in Wood is offering 15% off when you spend $45 or more on your purchase starting November 5 through Dec 31, 2020.  (This offer cannot be combined with any other discounts, offers, or complimentary gift certificates). Online shopping and curbside service available.


DECEMBER 9, 2020


“A Holiday Toast” presented by McCausland Foundation

6:30pm (online event)

Independence Seaport Museum

211 S. Columbus Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19106


Hosted by two emcees, Alexis Furlong and Max Kaiserman, this live streaming, fundraiser event will commemorate John Brady's 32 year career at Independence Seaport Museum.  The evening will highlight ISM's Education Programs, Collections, and Historic Ships and how they've expanded since John's been at the helm.

The evening will also feature an online auction of exclusive ISM experiences and merchandise, plus Raise the Paddle and a sneak peek of this year's Virtual Parade of Lights.


DECEMBER 12, 2020


“Virtual Parade of Lights” presented by McCausland Foundation

At Home Parade & Activities

5:30pm (online event)

Independence Seaport Museum

211 S. Columbus Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19106


This free event features the pre-recorded Parade of Lights, at home holiday fun, and even cocktails (or mocktail!) recipes for everyone in your household!  The Virtual Parade of Lights will premiere on ISM's YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram on December 12, and you'll be able to watch the parade on these platforms whenever you want.  Come sea-labrate the season with us!


DECEMBER 24, 2020


Positano Coast

212 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19106

(215) 238-0499


Positano Coast will be hosting our annual Feast of Seven Fishes, a traditional Italian Christmas Eve celebration. The majority of the meal is served family style and is priced at $75 per guest. 

A special a la carte menu will also be available. 

Positano Coast is closed on Christmas Day.


DECEMBER 25, 2020


Being ___ at Christmas (online event)

National Museum of American Jewish History

101 S. Independence Mall E

Philadelphia, PA 19106

(215) 923-3811


Our annual family day of fun, Being ___ at Christmas will be held online this year. This free event for families of all faiths and backgrounds will feature a live online concert in the morning to kick things off, and will include plenty of kid-friendly activities that families can access at their convenience throughout the day. Details at https://nmajh.org/December25