Spectacular, entertaining and all on Friday.
For a reenactment: Put on your best Continental Army face in honor of the anniversary of the date — today — Washington and his troops marched to Valley Forge for the winter in 1777. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the visitor center at Valley Forge National Historical Park (1400 N. Outer Line Dr., King of Prussia, Pa.), see Revolutionary War artifacts, tour huts designed in the style of the Revolutionary War, take a candle-lit tour of the trails, meet Washington and more.
For holiday cheer: Not only will the streets of Downtown Camden be filled with Santa's magic through a special holiday parade, but the good times will continue at the Camden Children's Garden (3 Riverside Dr., Camden, N.J.) for rides, gingerbread man decorating, meet and greets with Santa, face painting and more. The parade kicks off at 6:30 p.m. and the festivities round out at 9:30 p.m.
For fun IRL: Bringing top talent from YouTube, Vine, Tumblr and other social platforms, DigiTour boasts a roster of young, social savvy performers — including Andrea Russett, Brent Rivera, Andrew Lowe and more — to the Trocadero Theatre (1003 Arch St.) at 6:30 p.m. tonight.
For a twist: Typically, the Founding Fathers have no place in "The Nutcracker," but this is Philly and this isn't your typical performance of "The Nutcracker." Set in Revolutionary-era Philadelphia, a cast of Rock School for Dance Education students perform their take on the holiday classic at the Merriam Theater (250 S. Broad St.) at 7 p.m.