The final full week of 2020 brings two big holidays and plenty of chances to support Philadelphia shops and restaurants.


Score that perfect last-minute gift at one of the many pop-up shops around the region, including one last chance to visit Christmas Village in Philadelphia. And Friday — Christmas Day — is the final Shop Black Business Friday of the season, and makes for a great way to support the small business owners hit hardest by the pandemic.

Socially distant holiday attractions like Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest and Christmas Around the Farm at Linvilla Orchards (closing Thursday) offer safe things to do outdoors. Plus, Kwanzaa celebrations — complete with programs and lights — begin at Franklin Square, Boathouse Row and Sesame Place.

On the menu this week? Festive foods galore. Pre-order a holiday feast (or just get some great takeout) from the special menus and packages at Philadelphia restaurants to enjoy the holiday fanfare without the pressure of cooking. And keep time-honored holiday food traditions alive with cannoli, tamales, cookies and more from iconic Philly eateries.

If you’re out and about this week and weekend, remember your mask. Masks are required in the five-county region in all indoor public spaces, as well as any outdoor space where social distancing isn’t possible. (Swoop sets a good example.) Another tip: Plan ahead, as many events recommend or require advanced tickets, especially around the holidays. Read more on

Click Below, find things to do in Greater Philadelphia this week and the weekend in three categories: Philadelphia’s Countryside (i.e. nearby Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties); Philadelphia; and online.