As the 2021 calendar winds down, WXPN is preparing to celebrate the holiday season with a slate of special programming, and a cornerstone of that is the station’s annual Home For The Holidays concert.

Launched by Helen Leicht in 2009, Home For The Holidays is a place for Philadelphia regional artists to take to the stage and perform their renditions of holiday classics for the XPN audience. In the past, it’s featured performances by Ali Awan, Devon Gilfillian, Andrew Lipke, Ali Wadsworth and more. In December of 2020, XPN presented a virtual Home For the Holidays concert due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the we’re doing the same this year with a video livestream that webcasts on Tuesday, December 21st.

The concert features a range of performers, from rock and roll singer-songwriter Strand of Oaks to the cool and eclectic Carsie Blanton, dreamy indie-pop faves Queen of Jeans to experimental percussionist Jello Vibes. Longtime XPN Local faves are on the bill, like soulful singer-songwriter Ben Arnold, imaginative hip-hop duo Kuf Knotz and Christine Elise, and psych-pop seven-peice Secret American. We’ll also hear from Wilmington, DE funk rock outfit Hoochi Coochi — who were a big hit at the XPoNential Music Festival this summer — indie rock trio Lizdelize, and a special appearance by anthemic modern rock artist Mondo Cozmo.

Watch the 13th Annual XPN Home For The Holidays Concert via video livestream at on Tuesday, December 21st at 8 p.m. ET. The concert will be simulcast on the XPN radio broadcast at 88.5 FM, and will re-broadcast on Christmas Eve during Robert Drake’s holiday marathon The Night Before, and on Christmas Day. For XPN’s full calendar of holiday programming, click here.