University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Celebrations around the World

Sunday 03 December 2017
11:00AM - 4:00PM
Penn Museum

People in Museum

The Penn Museum’s international collection of art and artifacts forms the backdrop of this free annual celebration, the Museum’s holiday “gift” to the community. This spirited event features holiday traditions from throughout the year and around the world. Groups from across the region share their cultural heritage through music and dance performances, craft stations, storytelling, and more. The Museum Shop participates with its annual holiday sale!

Free Admission.

Schedule for the Day


  • 11:30 am: Instructional Drum Circle Workshop with acclaimed world-percussionist Joe Tayoun
  • 12:30 pm: Children’s dance performance by performers from Bharatiya Cultural Center
  • 1:00 pm: Storytelling presented by Michele Belluomini of Blue Deer Storytelling
  • 2:00 pm: Instructional Drum Circle Workshop with acclaimed world-percussionist Joe Tayoun
  • 2:30 pm: Musical performance by Penn Flutes
  • 3:30 pm: Daria’s World Music for Children

Other activities:

  • 11:00 am - 4:00 pm: Get hands-on with craft activities for kids and families, and shop for gifts from local vendors
  • 12:00 - 3:00 pm: Visit international and cultural stations to earn stamps for your Passport to Cultures
    • The Netherlands
    • India
    • China
    • Mexico
    • Kenya
    • Judaism
    • Islam
  • 1:00 - 3:30 pm: Balloon animals by Family Fun Entertainment
  • 1:00 - 3:30 pm: Facepaint by Peanutbutter, Inc.
  • Free treats for children provided by CxRA (while supplies last)

In the Museum Shop:

All visitors receive 10% off purchases in the Museum Shop on Sunday, December 3. Explore the Museum Shop to find jewelry, clothing and accessories, crafts, games, books, and more from around the world. Don’t miss these special saving opportunities—just in time for the holidays!

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