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Dilworth Park Ice Skating

Dilworth Park Ice Skating

Casting a warm glow on chilly days and nights, Dilworth Park is one of Center City Philadelphia’s most popular wintertime gathering spots. With its easy access to public transportation and proximity to City Hall, the park features a pop-up ice skating rink, warming cabin and a full slate of programs...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Family, Holidays, Outdoors, Winter

Macy’s Christmas Light Show

Macy’s Christmas Light Show

A Philadelphia tradition since 1956, the free Christmas Light Show at Macy’s in Center City illuminates the Wanamaker building, a National Historic Landmark, with almost 100,000 LED lights and finishes with sounds from the Wanamaker Organ....

Credit: Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Events, Family, Holidays

Jeweler’s Row

Jeweler’s Row

Sparkling holiday decor greets shoppers on Jeweler’s Row. Always a popular shopping destination, the district—which boasts an endless selection of baubles from dozens of jewelers—is especially busy with folks looking for the perfect holiday gift....

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Holidays, Shopping

Holiday Lights in South Philadelphia

Holiday Lights in South Philadelphia

Many Philadelphia neighborhoods go all out at the holidays, creating spectacular presentations of lights and decorations. In South Philadelphia, neighbors pool resources to create amazing displays that attract people from down the street, across the city and even from other towns—all eager to get their fill of dazzling holiday spirit....

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Holidays, Neighborhoods & Towns, Winter

Mummers Parade

Mummers Parade

In Philadelphia, the New Year gets off to a colorful and comic start when the Mummers hit Broad Street for their annual parade. Marchers in traditional “wench” outfits lead the way for the Comics, Wench Brigades, Fancies, Fancy Brigades and iconic String Bands who dazzle crowds with their elaborately feathered...

Credit: Photo by M. Edlow for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Events, Family, Holidays, Winter

Winterfest

Winterfest

Philly’s headquarters for cold-weather fun, Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest beckons visitors to Penn’s Landing with an Olympic-size skating rink overlooking the Delaware River, a heated ski chalet-style lodge and winter garden, twinkling lights, fire pits and plenty of cozy seating. Food options from Iron Chef José Garces and a menu...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Family-friendly, Outdoors, Winter

Deck the Alley

Deck the Alley

Located in Historic Philadelphia, steps from the Old City neighborhood’s shops and restaurants, Elfreth’s Alley holds the distinction of the oldest continuously inhabited residential street in the country. The earliest buildings along the alley were built in the early 1700s. Each year, on the first Saturday in December, Elfreth’s Alley...

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Architecture, Events, Family, History, Holidays, Museums & Attractions, Winter

Holiday Lights on Jewelers Row

Holiday Lights on Jewelers Row

Many Philadelphia neighborhoods go all out at the holidays, creating spectacular presentations of lights and decorations. The city’s Jewelers’ Row—comprising 300 retailers, wholesalers and craftsmen on Sansom Street between 7th and 8th Streets and on 8th Street between Chestnut and Walnut Streets—features a light display rivaled only by the gems...

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Holidays, Neighborhoods & Towns, Shopping, Winter

Franklin Square’s Electrical Spectacle: A Holiday Light Show

Franklin Square’s Electrical Spectacle: A Holiday Light Show

Ben Franklin’s namesake park sparkles during the holiday season. Franklin Square’s Electrical Spectacle: A Holiday Light Show features dancing lights, a 10-foot-tall kite and holiday music every 30 minutes. Other festivities include visits from Dr. Franklin himself, Santa and other special guests; rides on the Franklin Square holiday train and...

Credit: Photos by Jeff Fusco for Historic PhiladelphiaInc.

Tags: Ben Franklin, Events, Family, Historic Philadelphia, Holidays, Parks & Gardens, Winter

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