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

(Laurel Hill Mansion, rendered in gingerbread by Karen Boyd for last year's display.  Photo by Anthony Singoga for Charms of Fairmount Park.)

(Laurel Hill Mansion, rendered in gingerbread by Karen Boyd for last year’s display. Photo by Anthony Singoga for Charms of Fairmount Park.)

Fairmount Park Holiday Gingerbread Display


9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., FREE

Check out Fairmount Park’s most notable sights in edible form during the annual holiday gingerbread display. Twelve Philly chefs created gingerbread houses for the showcase, including R2L’s Peter Scarola and Chef Diana Anello of Bredenbeck’s Bakery.

Inside The Franklin Institute. (Credit: The Franklin Institute)

Inside The Franklin Institute. (Credit: The Franklin Institute)

Science After Hours: Guilty Pleasures


6:30 – 9:30 p.m., $15 ($10 for members)

Get a hands-on look at your brain – with a drink in your hands! – at this installation of the Franklin Institute’s adults-only evening program. In addition to beer, wine, cocktails and snacks, the event features fun stuff like autotune karaoke, TV-themed quizzo and even blood-alcohol tests, as well as all of the Franklin’s awesome exhibits.

Distrito (Credit, Michelle Hein)

Taco Tuesday


Pay as you go

Es una fiesta at Distrito every Tuesday night, when tacos go on special for just $2 a pop. Choose from chicken ropa vieja, black bean or wild mushroom, and pair your comida with cocktails, sangria, guac and more.

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