Being___at Christmas 2023

Monday, Dec 25, 2023

Snowy. Jewish. Happy. Caring. Buddhist. Generous. Family. Creative. Friendly. Sparkly.

Fill in your own blank and join us for our annual day of family fun.

Monday, December 25, 2023 from
10 am – 3 pm
All of the galleries are open!

*$15 Adults, Free for adult members
*$10 All Kids, Free for kids of Family Level members and above

(Member adults and kids of family level members and above still free)

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Join us on December 25th for our annual day of family fun, Being ____ at Christmas. ❄️ Let’s get groovy, crafty, and jolly!

From top to bottom, the Museum will be jam-packed with performances and activities for members and visitors of all ages.

Start with exciting live performances, including

  • interactive and imaginative kids’ concert with Ants on A Log
  • traditional Chinese lion dance demonstration from the Philadelphia Suns Lion Dancers
  • improv games with The Bible Players
  • urban dance performance and workshop led by Movemakers Philly
  • world percussion workshop led by Joseph Tayoun

Don’t miss make-and-take crafts, including winter-themed foam sticker picture frames, paper lanterns, paper crowns, and coloring sheets; story time; and a sensory-friendly play zone with a foam floor, Legos, blocks, and puzzles.

The fun doesn’t stop there: enjoy classic winter movies throughout the day in our Dell Theater, and explore the Museum’s core exhibition, checking out all of the excitement across 6 floors.


5th Floor Mainstage Performances and Workshops
10:15 am – Ants on a Log Kids Concert (all ages)
11:15 am – Philadelphia Suns Lion Dancing (all ages)
12:15 pm – The Bible Players Mitzv-prov performance and games (ages 5+)
1:15 pm – Movemakers Philly Dance Demo and Workshop (Ages 5+)
2:15 pm – Joseph Tayoun World Percussion Workshop (Ages 8+)

Plus More Fun Around the Museum

4th Floor
Scavenger Hunt Starting Point (Ages 8+)

3rd Floor
Sensory Friendly Zone / Quiet Corner (All Ages)

2nd Floor
10am – 12pm – Adoughma (Ah-DOUGH-mah) dough play: sensory-friendly play dough fun (all ages)
11:00 am – Story Time (all ages)
12:00 pm – Story Time (all ages)
1:00 pm – Story Time (all ages)
2:00pm – Story Time (all ages)

1st Floor
12:15 pm – Performance of A Bintel Brief by Theatre Ariel on the 3rd floor (Ages 11+)
1:15 pm – Performance of A Bintel Brief by Theatre Ariel on the 3rd floor (Ages 11+)
2:15pm – Performance of A Bintel Brief by Theatre Ariel on the 3rd floor (Ages 11+)

11:15 am – All Ages Yoga and Meditation with Odellya Sohnis (all ages)
12:15 pm – All Ages Yoga and Meditation with Odellya Sohnis (all ages)
1:15 pm – All Ages Yoga and Meditation with Odellya Sohnis  (all ages)
2:15pm – Bible Players Improv Workshops (Ages 5+)


Become a Member today for FREE admission on December 25!

CLICK HERE to join or upgrade your membership.

Please contact Beth Heaney, Manager of Member Relations, for membership questions at or 215 391 4643.

December 25 admission is free for all Member adults and children of Family Level Members and above. 

Safety / Covid 19:
Masking in the museum is recommended, not required.

Live at The Weitzman
101 South Independence Mall East (Corner of 5th & Market)
Philadelphia, PA 19106

This program is presented by the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History. 

Sensory friendly activities, story time, and craft activities presented in partnership with jkidphilly.