Top things to do in Philadelphia this week

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(Seasonal) A popular holiday tradition, this annual light show combines performances by the Philadelphia Ballet with traditional Christmas carols and an LED light show that features a magical sleigh ride across the city. Shows are every hour on the hour from 10am to 8pm daily. Sensory shows are held every Thursday and Friday at 2:30pm (Free, Nov. 24-Jan. 1, 1701, John F. Kennedy Blvd., comcastcentercampus.com/holidays/)

(Music) Home alone is an absolute holiday film. This season, experience the film like never before with live music performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Perfect for the whole family, you won’t forget this viewing experience. ($35-$89, Nov. 25-27, various times, 300 S. Broad St., philorch.org)

(Music) Tina Turner fans, this is for you. Take a journey through the life and music of the legendary woman and artist through her best-loved songs, which tell the story of her voice, her passion and her rise to become the queen of rock ‘n’ roll. ($20-$119, Nov 25-Dec 4, various times, 1 S. Broad St., kimmelculturalcampus.org)

(Seasonal) Morris Arboretum is transformed into a wonderland with twinkling lights, model trains and a beautiful conservatory. Guests of all ages can explore the quarter-mile course, which features loops, tunnels and nine bridges, including a trestle you can walk under. Advance tickets are not required for day visits. ($10-22, Nov. 24-Dec. 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 100 E. Northwestern Ave., morrisarboretum.org)

(Community) The Franklin Institute Holiday Celebration features a 26-foot Christmas tree, railroad exhibits, a frost maze and more. Stop by to make Christmas cards, snap a photo at the Self-on-a-Shelf station, then head to Big Chill Valley, the Institute’s largest train exhibit. The Franklin Frost experience is included with museum admission. (Nov. 25-Jan. 2, at various times, 222 N. 20th St., fi.edu)

(Community) Which World Cup? The Fishtown District and Street Soccer USA team up to host Philly’s first street soccer tournament. Multiple teams will compete, and one will leave with the champion trophy. (November 26, 9am-6pm, Frankford and Girard Avenues, facebook.com)

(Music) Learn about the intertwined stories of Scottish heritage and the American Revolution at this celebratory concert at the Museum of the American Revolution. Celtic-influenced folk band The Chivalrous Crickets offer an evening of live music and storytelling featuring many popular tunes. You have the opportunity to take a guided tour of the museum’s galleries with a focus on Scotland and the American Revolution. ($10-$65, Nov. 30, 6:30-8:00 p.m., 101 p. 3rd St., amrevmuseum.org)

(History) Delve into the complex world and history of the gems and jewels on display at the Penn Museums Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean Galleries. After absorbing some history, you’ll have the opportunity to create your own keepsake to take home. ($30-$40, Dec 1, 6pm-8pm, 3260 South St., penn.museum)

(Community) Shop for locally made art, pottery, skincare and more at this Christmas market hosted by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Support small businesses and local artisans, and enjoy food and drink while shopping. (December 1, 11am-2pm, 32nd & Market Streets, drexel.edu)

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