5 fun things to do in Philly this week

things to do in Philly

Looking for some fun and unique things to do in Philly this week? We’ve got you covered. Make your own gingerbread masterpiece, enjoy a happy hour with some furry friends and more. Here are 5 fun things to do in Philly this week. 

5 fun things to do in Philly this week

Christmas Baking Class

High St. on Market’s Chef Manuyag and his team are leading this hands-on interactive class where guests will learn how to bake classic Christmas treats step-by-step including a yule log, apple pie and gingerbread cookies. While baking, guests can also enjoy some tasty treats from the High Street Kitchen and can even take the recipes of the desserts they make home with them.

Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m., High Street on Market, 308 Market St., Philadelphia, $95, highstreetonmarket.com

Lo Spiedo Pop-Up Dinner

Bar Amis is turning back the clock with a Lo Spiedo inspired menu for one day only. Guests can indulge in delicious brews from Foreign Objects Brewery and enjoy other savory dishes such as Shrimp + Grits (served with bacon cream sauce and scallions), Charred Tomato Sauce Pasta, Smoked Beets (served with dill yogurt and pine nuts), Oreo Pie and much more. 

Dec.4, reservations available, Bar Amis, 4503 S Broad St., Philadelphia, prices vary, amistrattoria.com

Pittie Party Holiday Edition

The monthly yappy hour at the Trestle Inn celebrates our furry friends, specifically pit bulls, and all animal-lovers in Philly are invited to this special holiday event. For every adorable dog that finds their forever home at the Pittie Party yappy hours, that month’s rescue partner will pledge to open a spot in their adoption program for a pit bull from ACCT Philly’s shelter. A ticket to the event also includes a make your own ornament for your pet station, two complimentary Tito’s Cocktails, adoptable dogs onsite and classic Go Go by The Trestle Specials. An adorable event to attend if you are looking for things to do in Philly this week. 

Dec. 5, 6 p.m.- 9 p.m., Trestle Inn, 339 North 11th St., Philadelphia, $20, pspca.org

things to do in Philly

Holly Nights at the Pennsbury Manor

Pennsbury Manor was the former estate of Pennsylvania founder William Penn, and for two nights the beautiful historic home will open its doors to the public for a festive celebration. Holly Nights will feature free hot mulled cider, crackling yule logs, joyful carolers, candlelit tours of the historic manor, period craft demonstrations such as open hearth cooking, blacksmithing and beer brewing plus much more. 

Dec. 6-7, 6 p.m.- 9 p.m., Pennsbury Manor, 400 Pennsbury Memorial Rd., Morrisville, free- $14, pennsburymanor.org

Gingerbread House Workshop 

Barry’s Buns located in the newly opened Bourse Food Hall will host six Gingerbread House Workshops in December, the first will be on Dec.5. Guests will receive all the tasty ingredients they need to create their perfect house including one extra large fresh-baked gingerbread house, royal icing and tasty fixings for decorations. Groups of ten or more will receive discounts. If you want to do your holiday treat decorating at home, you’re in luck, Barry’s Buns will also be selling prebuilt gingerbread houses during the month of December. Perfect if you are looking for festive things to do in Philly this week.

Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m., The Bourse Food Hall, 11 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, $75, barrysbuns.com