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Alternate Ways to Holiday in Philly

By Abby Dupes | December 22, 2020 | Culture Food & Drink

The Grand Seafood Tower by The Wayward

With COVID shaking up our plans for the holiday season, we are all looking for safe and festive fun. Here are 10 alternate ways to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.

Holiday Gift Baskets By Forsythia

Everyone knows that gift baskets make great presents at the holidays, but 2020 has us thinking from a different perspective. This year, keep the gift and have a romantic fireside meal featuring this basket filled with decadent cheeses, macaroons, homemade pasta with sauce, focaccia and wine.

Grand Seafood Tower By The Wayward

One of Center City’s latest culinary scene additions is bringing their signature seafood tower to your home. Each kit comes with lobster, caviar, gulf shrimp, mussels, oysters and all of the accouterments needed.

Private Dining Suite at AKA, Walnut Street Café

Do you miss dining indoors at restaurants? AKA University City and Walnut Street Café have partnered up to give the eatery experience you’ve been longing for. Enjoy a safe and intimate three-course dinner in a private suite with contactless delivery.,

Holiday in a Box Kits by Constellation Culinary Group

Choose from an array of curated boxes filled with festive food. From decorate-your-own cookie boxes to cocktail kits, holiday dinners to desserts, Constellation Culinary Group has you covered.

DYO Holiday Cupcake Kit by Whipped Bakeshop

Alleviate holiday stress by allowing Whipped Bakeshop to bake your festive sweets this year. With their decorate-your-own cupcake kit, you can keep the tradition of decorating desserts alive without all of the mess that comes with it.

Pup Pics With Santa at Germantown Garden

‘Tis the season of giving, and Germantown Garden is making donating easy this year. On December 20, the Northern Liberties eatery is hosting a dog photo-op with Santa, with proceeds benefiting the SPCA. After your dog gets their picture taken, stay for socially-distanced brunch and warm drinks.

The Gingerbread Man by Garces Trading Company

You can’t forget about the iconic tradition of assembling a gingerbread house. On December 19 at 2p.m., Executive Pastry Chef Marko Krancher is virtually teaching us how to create the picture-perfect gingerbread house using the kit included with your ticket.

Cocktail Village at Wine Dive

If you’re looking to get outside, bundle up and head into Center City—Wine Dive is hosting a cheery holiday village filled with delicious concoctions every Saturday this month. To keep warm, try hot cocktails like the peppermint hot cocoa aperitif “The Crushed Candy Canes” and “The Heat Miser Hot Toddy”—a cinnamon-apple whiskey blend.

Oyster Shucking Kit by Oyster House

Seafood eatery Oyster House wasn’t about to let the holiday season go by without a celebration. In lieu of their normal holiday gatherings, the restaurant is offering an all-inclusive Oyster Shucking Kit with fresh oysters, shucking tools and step-by-step directions.

Cocktail Mixers To-Go by Zama

It’s easy to make a perfect holiday cocktail with Zama’s seasonal cocktail mixers. Choose from housemade mixers like the apple spice simple and Calpico, pumpkin shrub and apple spice simple and the Shiso and Yuzu Simple.

Photography by: Andrew Thomas Lee