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Enjoy Historic Holidays in Old City at home!  Many of your favorite holiday events and traditions are virtual this year.  Businesses are also offering a taste of Old City with DIY kits, gift sets, virtual programming, and more. 


Shops are offering special discounts this holiday season, with online sh3opping and curbside pickup available.  


Let restaurants cook for you this holiday season!  Takeout and delivery is available, as well as party trays and catering services.




“A Holiday Toast” presented by McCausland Foundation

Deember 9, 2020 at 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.


“Virtual Parade of Lights” Presented by Louise and Peter Havens  I  McCausland Foundation

At Home Parade & Activities

December 12, 2020 at 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!


Being ___ at Christmas (online event)

December 25, 2020

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


Elfreth’s Association Decks the Alley From a Distance

Elfreth’s Alley Association

126 Elfreth’s Alley

Philadelphia, PA 19106


The Elfreth’s Alley Association invites the public to a virtual festival spread across November and December, all delivered to your inbox! Deck the Alley, our annual holiday fundraiser will not be held in person, but instead we will bring the elements of the event--glimpses inside the historic houses along Elfreth’s Alley, costumed interpreters, music, and of course lots of history--directly to you.

Each Tuesday from November 10 through the end of the year, the Elfreth’s Alley Museum will have a digital gift to offer, from house tours to a special holiday episode of The Alley Cast, our podcast. Deck the Alley is a treasured tradition for many in the Philadelphia area and we hope these gifts will bring some holiday spirit in an unusual year. Sign up for the Elfreth’s Alley Association’s Newsletter to get Deck the Alley content in your inbox weekly.


Virtual Holiday Cocktail Parties

Art in the Age

116 N. 3rd Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106


Looking for a way to celebrate your friends, family, and hard working employees for the holidays? Art in the Age is now offering custom virtual holiday cocktail parties! Each party includes one custom holiday cocktail kit (per person) and one custom holiday cocktail class (for all). Email info@artintheage.com for scheduling and pricing. Book here.




Campo's Cheesesteak DIY Kit


214 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106

(215) 923-1000


Want to share the flavor of Philly's most iconic sandwich with others? Check out Campo's Cheesesteak DIY Kit! It has everything you need to make your own authentic Philly-style Cheesesteak. The Kit comes with fresh-cut ribeye steaks, American, Provolone, Cheese Wiz, two rolls, chopped onions and hot peppers.


Old City Coffee

221 Church Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106

(215) 629-9292


Old City Coffee's holiday gifts can be found at oldcitycoffee.com/gifts or grab an order form at one of our shops.


Best Seller Gift Box: A great gift for any coffee lover! It includes a half pound each of freshly roasted Old City Blend, Reading Blend, and Balzac Blend (choose ground or whole bean), a GoSili Silicone Iced Travel Cup, a stainless steel coffee scoop and chocolate covered espresso beans. Beautifully wrapped in a handsome box with ribbon and gift tag. $55

Espresso Lover’s Gift Basket: Each reusable willow basket includes a stainless steel stovetop espresso pot, 1/2 pound each 6 Bean Espresso, Original Espresso, Viennese Sumatra & Decaf Continental (ground or whole bean), one stainless steel coffee scoop and 2 felt OCC logo coffee sleeves. Shrink wrapped with ribbon and gift tag. $85.00

Classic Sampler: Quarter pound each Old City Blend, Reading Blend and South India Blend. Ground or whole bean. $15

Top Shelf Sampler: Quarter pound each Jamaica Blue Mountain, Kona blend and Rwanda. Ground or whole bean. $30.00

Tea Tin Sampler: A treat for any tea connoisseur. Three reusable tins each containing one of our favorite teas –a black, a green and an herbal – providing a convenient sampling of our range of loose teas. Includes 1/8 lb each Nilgiri Organic Black Tea, Sencha Green Tea, Blue Eyes Herbal Blend. $15.00


Oui Let’s Bake!

Oui Pastries

160 N. 3rd Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106


Available for pickup, delivery, and online order

Build your own cake with the help of Oui Pastries! Receive all of the ingredients and follow the instructions enclosed to create your own professional cake. $30 each.


Oui Pastries also offers items to bake at home including croissants ($3.00 each), matcha croissants ($3.50 each), and cookies ($2.50 each).


The Wellness Refinery

216 Church Street, 1st Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19106


We will have DIY Smoothie Kits available for order--4 prepackaged smoothies, just add milk & blend. Orders must be placed one day in advance through our online ordering site.

We will offer pre-curated gift sets throughout the entire holiday season for purchase. Prices ranging from $45-75. Gift sets include self-care tools like dry brushes and gua sha, clean and sustainable skincare products, plus spiritual wellness items like affirmation decks and books.




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.


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. 




Positano Coast

December 24, 2020

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.