Posted November 26, 2019

Cool stuff to do in Philly in December

Five things to do in the city before you head home for break (and one on-campus fav)

Our city is hopping this time of year with events that’ll deliver seasonal cheer and help beat those winter blues. Here are our top picks.

Head to the farmers market—the oldest one in the country, that is
Fill your tummy with the yummy offerings you’ll find at the Reading Terminal Market. Open since 1892, it’s the nation’s oldest continuously operating farmers market. Indulge in local favorites like authentic Philly cheesesteaks, soft pretzels and cannolis as well as distinctive international fare, soul food to write home about and traditional Amish baked goods. Or shop for fresh meat and produce to make a memorable meal at home.

51 North 12th Street
Monday–Sunday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

Challenge yourself to check out every holiday pop-up the city has to offer
Ice skate at Rothman Rink in Dilworth Park ($1 off with your OWLcard). Buy cute stuff for yourself, your friends and family at the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market. Warm up by a fire and sip hot chocolate at Winterfest on the Delaware River. Pro tip: The dazzling light shows at Macy’s and the Comcast Center are free.

Various locations throughout Philadelphia
Now through Jan. 1, dates and hours vary

Explore the life of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
And learn why the second woman—and the first Jewish woman—to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court is called the “Notorious RBG.”

National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence Mall East
Now through Jan. 12

Arrive in the future at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
From lab-grown meals to robot companions, this exhibit of visionary designs explores controversial and imaginative ideas about what the future may hold for us humans. 

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Now through March 8 

Where the punks are
The Philadelphia Punk Rock Flea Market hosts a ton of vendors selling art, crafts, records, vintage items, rad junk, weird stuff and more. 

The Armory
22 South 23rd Street
Dec. 21–22, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Shop for gifts handmade by our very own Owls
Visit the Tyler Holiday Art Bazaar to find one-of-a-kind gifts made by Temple student artists. Students keep 95 percent of the proceeds from the sale of their items and 5 percent is donated to the Cherry Pantry. 

Howard Gittis Student Center
Dec. 13, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.