To-Do List: Winter Wonderland; Lucia Fest; Craft Bazaar and more.

There’s lots of stuff in this week’s To-Do List, which now includes listings from our new events calendar, as well as a smattering of other fun stuff from around the city. If you have something to add, please put it in the comments, or you can submit future events to our calendar here.



  • Passyunk’s own Nice Things Handmade gift shop and the Philly Free School present the Super Fantastic Craft Bazaar. Over 35 local artisans and crafters will transform the school’s roller-skating rink, 20th and Christian, into a holiday wonderland filled with one-of-a-kind gifts, face painting, caricatures, make-and-take ornaments, paint-your-own ceramics and free candy canes. Ultimo Coffee, Weckerly’s Ice Cream, Philly Free School and others will serve hot beverages, seasonal treats and lunchtime snacks. Admission is free.  For more show information, visit or, call (267) 455-0256 or follow @nicethingshandmade.
  • Swedish holiday celebration, Lucia Fest, is coming up. A woman  will sing traditional Swedish Lucia songs while followed by a choir of   boys, gnomes and gingerbread cookies. Sounds like a dream we had once. Sign up online here, call 215-389-1776, or pay at the door, $10. Read more about Lucia Fest here


  • The South Street Headhouse District’s  (SSHD) annual  Winter Wonderland is scheduled for Sunday from 4  to 7  p.m., at the Historic Headhouse Square Shambles at 2nd and Pine. Activities  include the annual holiday tree lighting, Santa Claus  on a firetruck, free horse-drawn carriage rides, performances by Philadelphia Dance Academy and Society Hill Dance Academy, and a holiday shopping market organized by PHAIR, the Philadelphia Open Air Market.  A full list of all activities can be found here.


  • Still need to go Christmas shopping? St. Charles Senior Center Christmas Auction is scheduled for Dec. 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with lunch at noon. You can drop off items at the St. Charles Senior Community Center at 1641 Christian St.. They are accepting new or gently used articles but not books and furniture. All proceeds go to maintaining the St. Charles Senior Center.

– Ruthann Alexander, @RuthannAlexande