O, Holly Night

A holiday tradition continues at Pennsbury Manor's Holly Nights celebration. The event features hot cider, carolers, and conversation with colonial craftspeople on a candlelit tour. Pennsbury Manor, 400 Pennsbury Memorial Rd., Morrisville. Admission: adults $10, seniors $9, children 3 to 11 $6, under 3 free. Time: 6 p.m. Info: 215-946-0400,


Comic relief, literally

Comedy troupe Comic Energy will open its 13th season in a collaboration with the Red Cross to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. The troupe will perform every first Friday through June at Playground at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St. Admission: $20. Time: 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Info: 215-820-1569,


Night at the museum

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology presents "40 Winks With the Sphinx," an overnight exploration for children 6 to 12. The program features games and crafts, an expedition through ancient Egypt and a night with ancient Maya, among many other exhibits. There will be a scavenger hunt and a light breakfast in the morning. Address is 3260 South St. Admission: $50 per person, $40 per member. Time: 5:30 p.m. to 9 a.m. Info: 210-898-2680,


Poker-face bike race

Cadence Cycling Foundation is teaming with local bike shops for the Poker Ride: Philly Bike Shop Tour Edition. The triple-threat event, benefiting the foundation, combines a 25-mile bike ride with a poker game whose object is to collect a card from each stop and have the best hand at the finish line. Participating shops include Human Zoom Ardmore and Manayunk, Keswick Cycle, and Breakaway Bikes. Starts at Cadence Cycling and Multisport, 4323 Main St. Admission: $25 minimum registration. Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: 610-420-7765,


Lotsa latkes

Enjoy latke variations from local restaurants at Gershman Y's 10th Annual Latkepalooza. Sample unique dishes and listen to music courtesy of the West Philadelphia Orchestra. There will be a children's performance as well. Participating restaurants include Audrey Clair, Citron and Rose, and R2L. Gershman Y, 401 S. Broad St. Admission: $5 to $16 advance, $7 to $18 at the door. Time: 2 to 4 p.m. Info: 215-545-4400,


An invitation from Penna.'s first lady

Visit the Governor's Residence for a holiday open house held by Susan Corbett. Create and send cards to men and women in the armed forces, enjoy music, and tour the residence to see the decorations. The Governor's Residence, 2035 N. Front St., Harrisburg. Admission: Free. Time: 1 to 6 p.m. Information: 717-772-9130,