Top Things To Do In Philadelphia Today, Dec. 19

Top Things To Do In Philadelphia Today, Dec. 19

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

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Manayunk Solstice Fire

Canal View Park

Gay and Main streets
Philadelphia, Pa.

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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.

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Continental March-in

Valley Forge National Historical Park

1400 N Outer Line Drive
King of Prussia, Pa.

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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.

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“Philadelphia Treasures Through Story and Song”

The Barnes Foundation

2025 Ben Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, Pa.

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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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