Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 and Under, Dec. 8 to 10 | Philly Views
December 5, 2017

Cheap Date: Philly Events for $20 and Under, Dec. 8 to 10

Written by Erin Kelly

You deserve to have a good weekend, and Philly Views can help you with that.

Cheap Date is a guide to weekend events that are $20 and under. It doesn’t matter if it’s a first date, 100th date, or just something to do with friends.

From holiday events to open mic nights, and everything in between, find your plans this weekend with Cheap Date.


Friday, 12.8

Midnight Madness

Ritz at the Bourse


The Midnight Madness continues with The Room. A movie about betrayal, manipulation, and football in tuxedos.


Made in Philly Holiday Market

Dilworth Park


Get all of your Christmas shopping done at this outdoor market. Featuring Analog Watch Co. and Old Blood Jewelry & Wears.


Open Mic Night in Olney

The North 5th Street Revitalization Project


Performers are welcome to play music, stand up, slam poetry, or anything they’d like. Anyone is welcome who wants to enjoy the show.


Donate & Drink

Field House

$5 to $20

Make a donation and enjoy happy hour specials to support Urbanstead Philly. The Urbanstead Board and Executive Director will be there to answer any questions you have.


Holiday Garden Railway–Friday Night Lights

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania


Catch a train to see The Holiday Garden Railway all lit up. Rides going on selected dates through December 29.


Mt. Airy Makers Market

Mt. Airy Village


A village-wide celebration with handmade and locally-made goods available for purchase.


Saturday, 12.9

Afro-Village Craft & Gift Market

Franny Lou’s Porch


Support the local community by purchasing apparel, candles, jewelry, and more. There will also be a bonfire for roasting marshmallows and hot chocolate.


Parade of Lights

Independence Seaport Museum


Warm beverages and food available for purchase while you watch the show. The perfect view to see the boats covered in lights.


Fishtown Holiday Bazaar

First Presbyterian Church in Kensington


Pictures with Santa, kids shopping, raffles, and more. Vendors and food trucks will also be there.

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Holiday Pet Photos

Pet Valu


Pictures will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. All donations will go toward Stray Cat Relief Fund.


Winter Festival

Vault + Vine


Christmas trees, wreaths, and greens are available for sale, along with a craft fair. Enjoy the free giveaways, beer, and food trucks.


Sunday, 12.10

Plant Swap

Greensgrow Farms


Bring a plant and find someone to trade with. Enjoy cookies and cider–with plastic pots and soil available to get your new plants home safely.


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Bourbon & Branch

$8 to $10

Four entertainers doing solo performances at this local bar. Awesome atmosphere with beers, cocktails and bar food.


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The Cannery

Donations are Appreciated

An afternoon of music, resistance, and healing. Bring your own food and drinks to share with others. This event is featuring four artists with all proceeds going toward relief efforts in Puerto Rico.


Southeast by Southeast Holiday Craft Fair

Bok Building


A multicultural arts and crafts sale with homemade crafts from all around the city. There will also be a toy drive benefiting refugee children in Philadelphia. Toys must be wrapped, labeled, and under $25.


Let’s Play Board Games

Dark Depths Games


Feel free to bring your own games or choose from one of the several games available. Going on from noon to 8pm.

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