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Bacon Express pop-up at Dilworth Park

Applegate is bringing its natural and organic bacon to a pop-up event complete with, yes, free bacon. The "Bacon Express" will set up in the Winter Garden in Dilworth Park serving up goodies like candied bacon and bacon hot chocolate.

Where: Dilworth Park at 1 S. 15th St. 19102

When: December 12, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

How much: Free


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Philly Holiday Festival free admission at National Liberty Museum

The Philly Holiday Festival presented by One Liberty Observation Deck encompasses all things holiday throughout Philadelphia and celebrates old traditions and new memories, encouraging residents and visitors to shop, dine, explore and do more in the city this holiday season. Throughout the month, several museums in the city are open to the public for free. This Saturday is the National Liberty Museum.

Where: National Liberty Museum at 321 Chestnut St.

When: December 9, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

How much: Free


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Hear the ‘Hidden City’ authors talk at a book signing

Nathaniel Popkin, Peter Woodall and Joseph E.B. Elliott recently published a tome that catalogs years of exploring this city's secrets, many of them buried in plain sight. They'll talk about the process of exploring and how they got so many gorgeous photos, and what their work means for the future of preservation in Philadelphia. (Accessibility note: The presentation is on the lower level and there is no elevator.)

Where: Philadelphia City Institute Free Library at 1905 Locust St., 19103

When: December 6, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

How much: Free


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$2 drinks and apps on Jeweler’s Row

To celebrate two years in biz, this renovated tavern that specializes in over-the-top burgers and shakes is hosting a daylong second anniversary party. Look for $2 deals on draft beers, whiskey shots, brisket mac 'n' cheese shooters, cauliflower buffalo wings, chicken croquettes and chili chip nachos, plus giveaways all day long.

Where: Craftsman Row at 112 S. 8th St., 19107

When: December 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

How much: Pay as you go


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This live music concert benefits Prevention Point

Philadelphia is on pace to surpass 1,200 overdose deaths in 2017. Kensington harm reduction org Prevention Point has been helping by distributing as much naloxone (Narcan) as possible for free, but it's not cheap. All proceeds from this concert featuring four local bands goes toward PP's efforts. If you want to help more, bring along blankets, coats, toothpaste, gloves and socks to donate.

Where: 529 W. Girard Ave., 19123 at Everybody Hits

When: December 8, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

How much: $10


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Find handmade gifts at Clover’s holiday market

If you've already waded through the options at Christmas Village and the Made in Philadelphia market at City Hall (or would rather shop indoors), here's the chance to find more unique gifts. Upwards of 75 artisans will be presenting their wares, including jewelry, accessories, clothing, ornaments and art. Free admission, but voluntary donations benefit PAFA.

Where: PAFA Hamilton Building at 128 N. Broad St.

When: December 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

How much: Free admission


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Brunch with Santa (and schnitzel and spatzle)

Make yourself and your kids happy at the same time with this special holiday brunch at South Street's authentic German bierhall. Tickets include all you can eat from a buffet stocked with roasted potatoes, eggs, roast pork, spatzle, schnitzel, fruit, pretzel-cinnamon french toast and more, plus a coffee and hot chocolate station. Choose from three seatings; Santa will be in the house from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Brauhaus Schmitz at 718 South St., 19147

When: December 3, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

How much: $25 adults; $15 kids; Free under 3 years old


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Drink rare beer to help Sonoma wildfire recovery

It's for a good cause — aiding the more than 100,000 residents displaced by the recent fires in Northern California — but the real reason to attend this fundraiser is the crazy-good selection of beer publican Tom Peters will be breaking out. It's the Philly debut of several West Coast faves, plus rare brews from Cantillon in Belgium and some unique beers made to celebrate Monk's 20th anniversary.

Where: Monk's Cafe at 264 S. 16th St., 19102

When: December 2, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

How much: Pay as you go (cash only)


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Bring donations for Philly kids, get discounts on Xmas beer

For the Art Museum area favorite's Christmas party this year, owner Jim Kirk is hosting a donation drive for Cradles to Crayons, a nonprofit that helps the more than 300,000 Philadelphia children living below the poverty line. Bring a piece of clothing, socks, diapers, bibs, toys or school supplies and you'll get $1 off all 16 holiday beers on tap. Santa will be in attendance for all those elf pics you don't want to snap when the kids are around.

Where: Kite & Key at 1836 Callowhill St. 19130

When: December 7, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

How much: Pay as you go