'Tis the season to be jolly, after all.
For lunch: Get to LOVE Park (15th and JFK) by noon for a free lunchtime performance from the BridgeSet Sound. While you're there, shop the vendors at the Christmas Village, the open-air German market currently calling the park home.
For an illuminated treat: Come see the Holiday Garden Railway lit for the season at the Morris Arboretum (100 E. Northwestern Ave.), beginning at 4:30 p.m.
For dinner: Would you like some wine with that? The Mad Batter (19 Jackson St., Cape May, N.J.) is hosting a holiday wine dinner with five courses of seasonal fare (butternut squash soup, coffee braised buffalo short rib, et. al.) paired with wine, starting at 5:30 p.m.
For happy hour: Santa meets go-go at the Trestle Inn (11th and Callowhill Streets), where for three hours, starting at 6 p.m., the bar's resident go-go dancer will hit the block while you sip on seasonal cocktails (like the Hot Sailor: Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum and Spiced Butter).