Fashion and Virtue: Textile Patterns and the Print Revolution, 1520-1620
Printed sources related to the design of textile patterns first appeared during the Renaissance when six intricate, interlaced “knotwork” designs marked the beginning of a fruitful international exchange of pattern designs. This interdisciplinary exhibition combines printed pattern books, drawings, textile samples, costumes, paintings, and various other works of art.
The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park
Check off your holiday shopping list with unique and interesting items from the Holiday Shops at Bryant Park! Featuring more than 100 merchants selling jewelry, household items, arts, crafts, treats, and more, visitors will find items for those with the most discerning of taste.
Silicon City: Computer History Made in New York
The New York Historical Society offers a look into the early days of computing in New York City through the use of artifacts, images, and stories. Demonstrations with the earliest models will present how far technology has come since the computer’s introduction to The Big Apple.
New York Botanical Garden’s Holiday Train Show
Excite your inner engineer and head to the New York Botanical Garden for the 51th anniversary of their Holiday Train Show. Designers use natural materials to recreate hundreds of landmarks along the half mile of track.
Lighting of the World’s Largest Hanukkah Menorah
Celebrate the start of the Jewish Festival of Lights with a viewing of the iconic 32-foot-high, gold-colored Menorah. Lightings take place at 5:30 PM, and are open to the public.
Craft Beer Trail of Greater Philadelphia
GQ named Philadelphia one of The Best Beer Cities in America, Frommer’s named it one of the 14 best beer cities globally, and it’s won medals at the annual Great American Beer Festival – It’d be a shame to not take advantage of this famous beer city.
Awfully Nice Tours
If you’re new to the Philadelphia area, Awfully Nice Tours is the outfit for you - they create the perfect tour for each audience based on your wants. Driving tours, walking tours, food and beer tours, even Segway tours: you choose, they create, everyone enjoys.
Audobon to Warhol: The Art of American Still Life
Follow the evolution of the still life in a variety of mediums. Exploration of themes, colors, and individual forms will be on hand with an extensive look at pieces from some of the art world’s most prolific masters of the style.
The Wrath of the Gods
The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents a highly curated exhibition of famous paintings, drawings, and prints inspired by Peter Paul Reuben’s iconic “Prometheus Bound”.
Christmas Village in Philadelphia
The annual Christmas Village in Love Park opens early this year for well-wishers, shoppers, and travelers. Based on a traditional German village, the month long event features seasonal decorations, food and retail vendors, and entertainment and merriment, all designed to boost the holiday spirit!
The Peacock Room Comes To America
Originally designed by artist James McNeill Whistler for British shipping magnate, Frederick Richards Leyland, the Peacock Room saturates its walls with a rich palette of blue-greens and metallic gold leaf, and is considered one of the most famous aesthetic interiors.
Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze
Featuring an extensive use of mediums such as drawings, paintings, photography, video, and sculpture, “Eye Pop” showcases an intimate look at 53 famous luminaries such as Oprah Winfrey, Brad Pitt, Katy Perry, Michelle Obama and others who have captured the public eye.
This free art festival, a one-of-a-kind artistic extravaganza, showcases hundreds of regional artists, performers, and volunteers all dedicated to performing, painting, sculpture, photography, music, dance, and more in a vibrant open space.
Gauguin to Picasso: Masterworks from Switzerland
On view until January, The Phillips Collection presents work donated from two major private collections featuring leading artists of the mid-19th and 20th centuries. Explore the changing themes in both French and Swiss art as they adapted to fit in a troubled and disruptive time period
Freedom: Just Around the Corner
Visit the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum for a chance to explore the first exhibition devoted entirely to African American History. Review letters carried by enslaved Americans, peruse hundreds of important historical period artifacts and artwork delivered during the end of the Civil War.
Downtown DC Holiday Market
Featuring an impressive display of more than 160 participants selling a diverse array of quality, handmade art and wares over 26 days, the Downtown DC Holiday Market is a must-visit winter wonderland with interesting and unique gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list.
Christmas at Mount Vernon
Celebrate the holiday season at the restored home of the United States of America’s first president, George Washington. Included in the festivities are historical themed decorations, chocolate-making demonstrations using equipment from the 1700’s, traditional dancing, and more.
Explore The Life of Art: Context, Collecting, and Display
Explore The Life of Art: Context, Collecting, and Display, an interactive exhibit at the Getty Center and gain a better understanding of how the pieces in the collection are so informative about the time they were popular and coveted.
Rain Room at LACMA
Fresh from an astoundingly popular run at NYC’s MoMA, Random International’s acclaimed Rain Room immerses the visitor in an environment of falling water that pauses whenever a human body is detected, resulting in an opportunity to feel as if one is controlling the very weather itself.
Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show
With over 24,000 original works, the Harvest Festival welcomes artisans and crafts people to exhibit American embellished and handmade items including exquisite jewelry, photography, ceramics, and original art.
Unique USA LA Holiday Market
Described as the largest American-made event in the country, the 8th annual Unique USA holiday market boasts quality handmade brands featuring accessories and art pieces.
Los Angeles Magazine’s 5th Annual Big Holiday Party
Celebrate the holidays with Los Angeles Magazine by indulging in some creative cocktails while learning new recipes and enjoying festive bites during the most festive time of the year.
LA Weekly’s Sips and Sweets 2015
In its second year, the annual holiday party will feature over a dozen of the city’s top bakers, respected mixologists, and artisanal craftspeople in attendance at this drinking and shopping extravaganza.
The 57th Annual LA County Holiday Celebration
The Los Angeles County Arts Commission produces the annual Holiday Celebration, which includes professional choirs, music ensembles and dance companies representing the diverse cultures and holiday traditions of the region to be broadcast live on public television.
The World Goes Pop
A massive undertaking of media, “The World Goes Pop” showcases stunning, opinionated and thought-provoking work that spreads beyond Andy Warhol’s Factory in New York. See riveting pieces by female artists from Chicago, woodblock printers in Japan, and screened prints from Eastern Europe.
The Amazing World of M.C. Escher
Explore the world of M.C. Escher in this enthralling exhibit that displays the incredible talents from the Dutch Master Artist. An aspiring architect and printmaker, Escher’s work displays a scientific and mathematical approach to art, where perspective may not all be what it seems.
Tintin: Herge’s Masterpiece
Held in the Terrace Rooms in the magnificent Somerset House, “Tintin: Herge’s Masterpiece” brings artifacts on loan from Brussels’ Herge Museum to explore the mischievous world of the famous Belgian character, as well as his creator.
Skate at Somerset House
The grand 18th-century courtyard that is home to Somerset House ice rink provides a stunning location for a skating session this winter. Visitors can enjoy a post-skate cocktail or hot chocolate in the nearby Fortnum’s Lodge, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season!
The Enchanted Woodland
The tenth anniversary year of Syon Park's Enchanted Woodland will see the 600-year-old gardens and their 400-odd specimens of tree transformed by specially designed illuminations and lights. The route can be completed in half an hour by those with a brisk pace, but better to allow longer for taking photos, admiring the installations and playing with the interactive lights along the way.
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
Join revelers in the heart of London during the festive annual Winter Wonderland in scenic Hyde Park. Wander through the fairground rides, around child-friendly Santa Land or through the Christmas markets and make merry with fellow Londoners in the most joyous of seasons.
Christmas at Kew Gardens
The magnificent gardens get a beautiful seasonal makeover once more in 2015, as Christmas at Kew brings illuminations to light up the buildings, trails and planting. The mile-long trail will lead visitors past dancing lit-up fountains, a choir of holly bushes, a scented fire garden and loads of decorated Christmas trees.
Goya: The Portraits
The National Gallery is host to a vast collection of Francisco Goya’s signature portrait pieces, obtained from both public and private collections around the world. A volatile painter whose works captured the heart and soul of his subjects, Goya’s skill and ambition caused him to become one of the most celebrated artists in Spain.
Join the London Museum of Water and Steam to celebrate the holidays in a setting modeled after Victorian England. The Steam Hall will play host to several seasonal activities such as carol singers, mulled wine samplings, games, and more.
Chanukah in the Square
Celebrate the Jewish festival of lights at Chanukah in the Square. The spectacular nine-branched menorah is lit every night of the week-long occasion, and is a wondrous sight to behold in the midst of bustling Trafalgar Square.
Eltham Palace Carol Concert
Sip a glass of wine and enjoy a stirring performance from the Eltham Carolers in the vibrant surroundings of the Great Hall, the childhood home of King Henry VIII.
Olympia: The London International Horse Show
Now in its 108th year, the equine world’s annual Christmas party will attract internationally acclaimed riders, Olympic Gold Medallists and horse-lovers from all over the country for world cup competitions, remarkable displays, festive entertainment and even a shopping village.