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December 2015     Happenings Inside
IN Center City
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Celebrate #GivingTuesday by Donating to CCD Foundation
The Center City District Foundation (CCDF) enables citizens to give back and continue to improve the Center City they love. Created in 1992 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, the CCDF has been a means for individuals, corporations and foundations to support the Campaign for Real Change funding employment opportunities and services for the homeless; to increase our tree canopy through Plant!Philadelphia; and to support the renovation of John F. Collins, Cret, Sister Cities, and Dilworth Parks. Now you can help create the first phase of the Viaduct Rail Park, add more planters or hanging flower baskets on Center City’s shopping streets, and so much more. Today, as people throughout our region celebrate philanthropy by participating in #GivingTuesday, please consider joining in this collective spirit by making a gift to CCDF.
Click here to donate now.


This holiday season, the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market is open at Dilworth Park, with local artists, crafters, confectioners and designers. Through December 27, holiday shoppers can find unique gifts and special holiday foods, right at City Hall.
Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market, DilworthPark.org/madeinphiladelphia

December 1
Rittenhouse Square Holiday Lighting

18th and Walnut Streets

December 4-22
Christmas Spectacular

The Philly POPS
The Kimmel Center
Broad and Spruce Streets

December 6
Handel’s Messiah Sing In with James Judd

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
The Church of the Holy Trinity
1904 Walnut Street

December 10-January 3
HomeWork: Asimina Chremos and Erin Endicott

Philadelphia Art Alliance
251 South 18th Street

December 11
Army vs Navy Pep Rally

The Shops at Liberty Place
1625 Chestnut Street

December 15-January 10
The Three Maries

No Attytude Productions
Prince Theater
1412 Chestnut Street

December 17-20
The Glorious Sounds of Christmas

Philadelphia Orchestra and the
Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia
The Kimmel Center
Broad and Spruce Streets

Through January 31
Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates

Arden Theatre
40 North 2nd Street

The Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park is open every single day through the holidays on the west side of City Hall! Admission is $3 for children ages 10 and under and $5 for adults. Skate rental is $9. Plus, the new Rothman Cabin is steps away from the rink with tasty food and drink from Rosa Blanca Café. The Rothman Institute Ice Rink is sponsored by Rothman Institute, PNC Bank, 6abc, and Temple University Center City. Visit DilworthPark.org/rothmanicerink for hours, events, rental information, and more.

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Take Transit
Philadelphia’s great transit system and pedestrian-friendly streets make car-free travel, shopping and dining easy in Center City; SEPTA.org or RidePATCO.org.

Rittenhouse Row Holiday Fashion Crawl
Come out December 5, 12-3pm, for a roving event highlighting the best of holiday fashion and mixology. Numerous Rittenhouse Row retailers will host simultaneous in-store parties with cocktails from their best mixologists. The entire day is free and open to the public- just grab a map at the Rittenhouse Square Holiday Lighting or download one from RittenhouseRow.org. Maps will also be available at Capital One, 1636 Walnut Street, on December 5, between 12-3pm.
Rittenhouse Row Holiday Fashion Crawl, Various Locations, RittenhouseRow.org

It’s Latkepalooza’s Bat Mitzvah!
On December 6, hundreds of foodies of all ages will bask in potato paradise as chefs from Philadelphia’s top restaurants offer their own creative take on the latke (potato pancake). Celebrating its 13th year, Latkepalooza will have chefs from Aldine, Estia, Frankford Hall, Imli Indian Kitchen, Jones, Sabrina’s Café, Tria Taproom, and Whetstone Tavern, with sufganiyot (donuts) by Federal Donuts and ice cream by Ben & Jerry’s! $20 General Admission; $12 Ages 2-12.
Latkepalooza, The Gershman Y, 401 South Broad Street, 215.545.4400, GershmanY.org

Bloomingdale's The Outlet Store Opens Soon
Bloomingdale's The Outlet Store will offer a range of off-price apparel and accessories, including women’s ready-to-wear, men’s, children’s and home goods- giving fashionable and wallet-conscious customers an avenue for purchasing stylish brands at a compelling price. Come out December 11 at 9:30am when the store opens for business and the 2015 holiday season.
Bloomingdale's The Outlet Store, The Shops at Liberty Place, 1625 Chestnut Street, 267.858.3200, Bloomingdales.com

Eastern State Penitentiary - Donate and BOGO
Eastern State Penitentiary is partnering with Philadelphia FIGHT's Institute for Community Justice to collect gifts for local children with incarcerated parents. Through December 14, any Eastern State visitor who donates a new toy or children's book in its original packaging (but please no gift wrap) will be granted a second admission free of charge.
Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Avenue, 215.236.3300, EasternState.org

Yuletide Cheers & Beers
It’s the most wonderful time for a beer... or is it? It’s the winter of 1777, and the British are occupying Philadelphia. A Red Coat solider provides a unique perspective on this tumultuous time during a tippler’s tour seeking the comfort of hearty snacks and warming drafts at four cozy pubs. Thursdays, through December 17.
Historic Philadelphia Tippler's Tour, Various Locations, 215.542.3789, HistoricPhiladelphia.org

Brought to you by the Center City District
and Central Philadelphia Development Corporation
Public Ledger Building
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