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Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest transforms Philadelphia’s waterfront into a glittering winter wonderland. With close-up views of the popular regulation-size ice rink, Winterfest features a cozy lodge with indoor fireplaces, outdoor fire pits, rocking chairs, comfy couches, charming decorations and a wrap-around porch complete with heat lamps. The cold weather hangout...

Credit: Photo by M. Fischetti for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: Family-friendly, Holidays, Outdoors, Winter

Love Park

Love Park

Love Park looks especially festive during the holiday season. Always a highly photographed icon, the Love sculpture gets even picture-worthy with a dazzling tree behind it. Plus, the annual German-style Christmas Village welcomes holiday shoppers....

Credit: Photo by M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Family-friendly, Holidays, Icons, Parks & Gardens, Public Art, 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

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

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

A view from the Battleship New Jersey shows New Year’s Eve fireworks illuminating the Philadelphia skyline, the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and the tranquil Delaware River....

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Events, Holidays, Winter

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

The Pennsylvania Ballet performs George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. The Philadelphia holiday tradition features a prince, a fairy and an evil Mouse King, along with Christmas trees, Candy Canes and lots of creatures from the Land of Sweets....

Credit: Photo by B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Holidays, Performing Arts, Theaters, 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-friendly, Holidays

Fairmount Park Houses Holiday Tours

Fairmount Park Houses Holiday Tours

Every year, the Fairmount Park Houses get dressed in their holiday best for yuletide tours. Visitors can wander through one or all of these architectural masterpieces and learn about their history, architecture and holiday decorations. Pictured here is Lemon Hill....

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Events, History, Holidays, Tours & Transportation

Holidays, Shopping

Holidays, Shopping

Friends check out Macy’s festive window display as they do their holiday shopping in Center City, Philadelphia. Inside, shoppers can enjoy the free Christmas Light Show, featuring almost 100,000 LED lights and finishes with sounds from the Wanamaker Organ....

Credit: Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: Holidays, Shopping

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