Christmas Village Brings Big Surprises to Baltimore with New 65 Feet Tall Ferris Wheel, Special Preview Weekend, Expanded Layout and More Food

Christmas Village Brings Big Surprises to Baltimore with New 65 Feet Tall Ferris Wheel, Special Preview Weekend, Expanded Layout and More Food

Christmas Village in Baltimore will once again transform West Shore Park (501 Light Street) into a traditional indoor and outdoor German Christmas Market. For the new holiday season, this annual Baltimore tradition will even open one weekend early (Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18, 2018) to give visitors the opportunity to catch a first glimpse at the remodeled event venue featuring not only an indoor area, but also an extended outdoor area with booths around a magnificent Christmas trees and along the Inner Harbor promenade.

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Hawthornes Beer Cafe Expands Annual Great Cider and Beer Festival with More Seasonal Selections plus Philadelphia's Top Food Trucks

Hawthornes Beer Cafe Expands Annual Great Cider and Beer Festival with More Seasonal Selections plus Philadelphia's Top Food Trucks

Hawthornes Beer Cafe (738 S. 11th) celebrates the return of fall with the 3rd Annual Great Cider and Beer Festival on Saturday, November 3, 2018, from 11:00am to 8:00pm. With the crisp, cool air moving in, Hawthornes will close down 11th Street from Fitzwater to Catherine, and showcase over 50+ seasonal beers, new and favorite ciders, barrel-aged rarities and wine selections pouring for only five dollars each. Look for a full line-up of Philadelphia's top food trucks to serve warm comfort food for one of the final outdoor festivals of the fall season. On top of food and drink, enjoy live music, entertainment , vendors, pie eating contest, shopping and free family fun! The event is free and open to the public, and rain or shine. Food and drink is pay-as-you-go, cash only. The event is family and pet friendly.

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Witch Craft Beer Crawl Casts Spell on East Passyunk Avenue

Witch Craft Beer Crawl Casts Spell on East Passyunk Avenue

Grab your broomstick and fly around East Passyunk Avenue during the East Passyunk Witch CRAFT Beer Crawl on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. Enjoy seasonal craft beers bubbling up in cauldrons at 17 bars and restaurants along Philadelphia's restaurant row.  Registration takes place at Garage Passyunk (1231 East Passyunk) from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Tickets are $6.66 and include $4.00 craft beers, a witch hat and a Witch CRAFT stamp card (for a chance to win $300+ in prizes). Tickets can be purchased online at http://bit.ly/passyunkwitch18. All proceeds benefit East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District's cleaning and greening programs.

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Steve's Prince of Steaks Opens Fifth Location in University City This Friday -- Free Cheesesteaks During Lunch and Dinner

Steve's Prince of Steaks Opens Fifth Location in University City This Friday -- Free Cheesesteaks During Lunch and Dinner

Philadelphia iconic cheesesteak brand Steve’s Prince of Steaks announces the grand opening of the company’s fifth location this Friday (October 19th) in Hamilton Court at 3836 Chestnut Street. The royal “Prince” Steve Iliescu and business partner Jason Magowan will give away free cheesesteaks, fries and sodas for lunch and dinner in University City, between 12:00pm and 2:00pm and 4:00pm and 6:00pm. Students with valid college identification from Penn, Drexel and University of the Sciences can enjoy free cheesesteaks all day as well - even beyond those hours.

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Taste of Ardmore to Highlight Ardmore Restaurants; Home Brew Competitions

Taste of Ardmore to Highlight Ardmore Restaurants; Home Brew Competitions

Join the Ardmore community on October 11, 2018 from 5:30pm-9:00pm for the Tenth Annual Taste of Ardmore, produced by The Ardmore Initiative, presented and hosted by Ardmore Toyota. This signature fall event allows guests to sample a variety of dishes prepared by exciting Ardmore restaurants and enjoy hand selected wines, specialty cocktails, and craft brews.

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Brauhaus Schmitz Transfroms 23rd Street Armory into Philadelphia's Largest Oktoberfest for Columbus Day Weekend

Brauhaus Schmitz Transfroms 23rd Street Armory into Philadelphia's Largest Oktoberfest for Columbus Day Weekend

Brauhaus Schmitz saved their best Oktoberfest for last! Following their largest South Street Oktoberfest in ten years, Doug Hager and the Brauhaus team are back again for the 3rd Annual 23rd Street Armory Oktoberfest, on Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6, 2018. Staged in the sprawling 23rd Street Armory, the Armory Oktoberfest includes three sessions, each able to accommodate 1,500 revelers, for one of the biggest beer-drinking events to hit Philadelphia and one of the most authentic Oktoberfest parties in the United States. Tickets are on sale now and include music, dancing, food, drink and much more. Prost!

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Stats on 17th Brings Ultimate Sports Bar and Nightclub to Rittenhouse Square

Stats on 17th Brings Ultimate Sports Bar and Nightclub to Rittenhouse Square

Philadelphia's new ultimate sports bar and nightclub Stats on 17th announces its grand opening in Rittenhouse this weekend in time for Eagles season. Doors will officially open to the public on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 4:00pm. Grand opening festivities all weekend will include a viewing party for the Eagles home opener against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night, with kick-off at 8:20pm. Friday and Saturday night will feature the areas top DJs and entertainment at 10:00pm. Stats Sundays will make their debut with game day action, DJs, entertainment, drink specials and more starting at 3:00pm. Stats on 17th is now taking reservations for tables, bottle service and private events by calling 215-309-3080 or visiting statson17.com.

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East Passyunk Revs Engines for 13th Annual Car Show and Street Festival with Hot Rides, Street Food, Live Bands, Family Fun and More

East Passyunk Revs Engines for 13th Annual Car Show and Street Festival with Hot Rides, Street Food, Live Bands, Family Fun and More

East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID) is revving up for the 13th Annual Car Show and Street Festival presented by Jefferson Health Methodist Hospital on Sunday, July 29, 2018, from 11:00am to 4:00pm, on EPA between Broad and Dickinson streets.  Look for nearly 175+ muscle, classic, antique, custom and show cars, trucks and motorcycles will line the Avenue, with street vendors, circus performances, rack sales, kids’ activities, live music and the Bang! Boom! CRAFT! Show in between.  Wine and dine among the cars as award-winning restaurants and food trucks serve specially priced street food and summertime drinks. Admission is FREE for attendees and $20 for cars. Check-in for cars is moved up this year to 8:00am to 11:00 am. The event's rain date is Sunday, August 5, 2018. For information, visitwww.visiteastpassyunk.com, tweet at @epassyunkave and follow #passyunkcarshow.

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Hawthornes Beer Cafe Hosts 9th Annual IPA, Champagne and Rose Block Party

Hawthornes Beer Cafe Hosts 9th Annual IPA, Champagne and Rose Block Party

The hoppiest day of the year in South Philly is back! Hawthornes Beer Cafe (738 S. 11th Street) presents the ninth edition of their popular IPA block party back again with sparkling surprises added to the mix. The 9th Annual IPA, Champagne and Rose Block Party on Saturday, May 12, 2018, from 12:00pm to 8:00pm will still bring you one of the city's best line-ups of IPAs for only $5.00 each, plus small batch champagnes and roses. Come out for one of South Philadelphia's largest spring block parties, with over 75 total selections of beer, champagne, rose, plus food from ten food trucks, live music, family fun and much more. The party will stretch from 11th and Fitzwater to 11th and Catharine. This all day, all ages event is free, open to the public, and dog friendly. Guests must be 21 and older to drink, with identification. For more information visit the event tab on Facebook.

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Mad Rex Launches Post-Apocalyptic Happy Hour in Fishtown

Mad Rex Launches Post-Apocalyptic Happy Hour in Fishtown

Mad Rex Restaurant and VR Lounge (1000 Frankford Ave) announces the debut of the "Hour After Happy Hour" designed to celebrate the hour after the end of the world. The world’s first post-apocalypse themed restaurant and virtual reality lounge has fired up a full menu of new dishes and happy hour exclusives designed around Mad Rex's unique theme. New dishes will start at $3 and include Rex Ribs, Chicken Wings (three styles), Grilled Black Rice, Foragers Flatbread, Pig Wings, Chicharron and Lamb Merguez Hot Rock. The Lamb is the newest black rocking dining option - where patrons will fire up their meat on a black lava rock coming out of the oven at 700 degrees and arriving table side at 500 degrees. On the bar side, survivors get ready to raise a glass with drink specials starting at $2 and include the exclusive Mad Rex IPA designed with Blueprint Brewing Company. Other drink specials also include $4 off camel bags that are served on IV racks to allow patron's hand to be free up during their time in the virtual reality lounge. Happy Hour will run weekdays, Monday through Friday, from 4:30pm to 6:30pm, and include free virtual reality with any happy hour purchase.

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