12/19-12/20: Santas, Soirees and a Swap

Running of the Santas: Dust off your Santa suit and participate in the Running of the Santas, a traditional pub crawl featuring over eight bars and thousands in Santa suits. After you’ve spent the day hopping from bar to bar, stop at the Electric Factory for the hottest Santa festival after-party featuring an indoor/outdoor party with vendors, games, food, drinks specials and live music from Mr. Greengenes. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand, Ellie Koerner Leukemia Foundation and the FOP #5 Survivor’s Fund. Electric Factory, 421 North 7th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19123, +21, $20, 6 p.m.

Holiday Haven: If you were too tired to participate in any sort of pub crawl this Saturday, take a stroll down Liberties Walk and help the Dress for Success or Toys for Tots Foundations. Bring a woman’s dress shirt or a toy to Spa East as they celebrate a Holiday Haven charity event partnered with Velvet Lily. Guests will receive complimentary spa services as they enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Many local reports and anchors will be there as well as Kijafa Frink, fiancée to Philadelphia Eagles’ Quarterback, Michael Vick. Spa East, 1040 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19123, +21, Free, 6 p.m.

Toys for Tots: This Saturday, while you’re partying, bring joy to a needy child by bringing an unwrapped toy  to the party. Head to Vango Lounge and Skybar and they will donate all toys to the National Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. There will also be a silent auction featuring an authentic Philadelphia Eagles helmut with Donovan Mcnabb's signature, featured artwork, gift certificates, cigar gift package and clothing. Complimentary eggnog will also served along with specials on beer and holiday martinis. Nick Z will be playing your favorite holiday tunes as well as a mix of pop and house. Vango Lounge and Skybar,116 S. 18th St, Philadelphia, Pa 19103, +21, 9 p.m.

Clothing Swap: Clean out your closet this for the new year by bringing one to twenty items to the Holiday Soiree and Clothing Swap at Vino in Northern Liberties on Sunday. For $10, sip on drink specials, munch on light appetizers and shop for last minute gifts. Participate in Philly’s largest clothing swap as you take part in going green. Swap as many clothing as you want, meet new people and enjoy a special demonstration on the new dance craze-workout, Zumba. Vino, 1001 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19123, +21, $ 10, 4 p.m.

Fast, Cheap & Out of Control: Every Sunday night get out of control as the hottest deejays break it down at Fluid Nightclub. Hear the latest rock, punk, go-go and hip-hop mixed into one fun night with Psydde Delicious and DJ Major Wood. Be entertained with fellow eclectic music fans and release all your pent up energy. Dance, drink and party all night long. Fluid Nightclub, 613 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19147, +21, $5, 10 p.m.


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