Friday-Saturday

Sounds of the season

The Philadelphia Orchestra will celebrate the holidays with "The Glorious Sound of Christmas." Join the orchestra

for favorites at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts' Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St. Admission: $40-$119. Time: 7 p.m. Information: 215-893-1999, www.philorch.org.

Friday

Party like there's no tomorrow

Join the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology as it holds a celebration for the end of the world ... 12-21-12, according to an ancient Maya calendar. The Young Friends of the Penn Museum will provide Mayan-themed drinks, refreshments, and music. (You must be 21 to attend.) Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Admission: $40. Time: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Information: 215-898-4000, penn.museum/youngfriends.

Saturday

Yuletide and hayrides

Catch the closing weekend of Linvilla Orchards' caroling hayrides, and carol around the campfire in the apple orchard. After the ride,

you may buy wreaths and other decorations, and take the children to visit with Santa Claus. Linvilla Orchards, 137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media. Admission: $5. Time: 5 and 6:30 p.m. Info: 610-876-7116, www.linvillaorchards.com.

Sunday

Fa-la-la-la-l'opera

Woodmere Art Museum will feature the Opera Company of Philadelphia for a holiday concert. The company will sing favorites as well as seasonal songs spanning centuries. Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Ave. Admission: $10-$20. Time: 3-4:30 p.m. Information: 215-247-0476, www.woodmereartmuseum.org.