Top Things To Do In Philadelphia Today, Dec. 19

December 19, 2014 12:01 AM

Looking for something to do today? Here are our top three picks…there’s something for everyone in the Philadelphia area!

(Credit: Chelsea Karnash,

(Credit: Chelsea Karnash,

Manayunk Solstice Fire

5 – 6 p.m., FREE

Go pagan at Manayunk’s Winter Solstice event. Although the official first day of winter (and shortest day of the year!) isn’t until Sunday, this ceremonial bonfire – complete with wishing sticks and a birds of prey show – is taking place tonight.

(credit: Jay Lloyd)

(credit: Jay Lloyd)

Continental March-in

6 – 8 p.m., FREE

It’s been 237 years since George Washington’s historic march to Valley Forge, and the park is celebrating the momentous event with special nighttime activities. Join American history buffs for a guided tour – by candlelight! – as well as 18th century music, refreshments and storytelling.

 (Credit: Randall E. Scott)

(Credit: Randall E. Scott)

“Philadelphia Treasures Through Story and Song”

6 – 9 p.m., $25 (members are FREE)

Tour the galleries to the sounds of smooth jazz from Philly’s Orpheus Club. The night also includes a short talk on William Glackens, and the chance to check out some of his greatest works.

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