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The Holidays in Philadelphia
Celebrate the holidays with your favorite Sesame Street friends
November 19, 2016-January 1, 2017 (select dates)View More
A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place is a festive, family-friendly celebration with everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends. The park is transformed into a one-of-a-kind Christmas wonderland with twinkling lights, festive decorations and rides.
Feel the magic of the holiday season at Adventure Aquarium in Camden
Through December 30, 2016View More
Enjoy the magic of the holiday season during Adventure Aquarium’s Christmas Celebration. Get into the yuletide spirit with Scuba Santa and his elves, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer — and, of course, plenty of sharks, fish and sea turtles.
Seasonal park on the Delaware River Waterfront
Through March 5, 2017View More
A winterized riverfront park, Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest houses an Olympic-size skating rink overlooking the Delaware River, ski chalet-style lodge and winter garden with a majestic holiday tree, outdoor seating area with fire pits, cozy warming cabins, a kids’ lodge with arcade games and more.
Celebrate the holiday season at Peddler’s Village
November 18, 2016 – January 1, 2017View More
Visit Peddler’s Village in beautiful Bucks County to celebrate the holidays! With more than 70 specialty shops — perfect for your holiday shopping — and eight restaurants, you will love the Village’s charm and beautiful, festive decorations.
Illuminating Rittenhouse Square for the holidays
December 1, 2016View More
Over 5,000 holiday lights and Philadelphia’s largest Christmas Tree turn Rittenhouse Square into one of Center City’s most festive public spaces for the holidays.
Head indoors to see the Mummers strut at the Pennsylvania Convention Center
January 1, 2017View More
A spectacular Philadelphia’s New Year’s Day tradition heads indoors during the Mummers Fancy Brigade Finale at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Brilliant bright display inspired by the imagination of Benjamin Franklin
November 10-December 31, 2016 (except Thanksgiving and Christmas)View More
Festive lights, winter treats and holiday cheer will fill historic Franklin Square all season long for its all-ages (and completely free!) holiday festival and light show.
The Camden Children’s Garden sparkles with holiday spirit
Enjoy a magical holiday tradition on the Camden waterfront at the Holiday Festival of Lights.View More
Dazzling lights highlight this incredible holiday celebration
November 24, 2016 – January 8, 2017View More
No holiday is complete without a visit to Longwood Gardens, where more than 500,000 twinkling lights and spectacular fountain shows compose a brilliant wonderland your family is sure to love.
Ring in the New Year with two fireworks shows on the Delaware River Waterfront
December 31, 2016 – January 1, 2017View More
Philadelphia will ring in 2017 not once but two times during the SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Delaware River Waterfront.
A holiday lighting celebration unlike any other in town
December 10, 2016View More
The Parade of Lights features both pleasure boats and working vessels decked out in fabulous decorations and lights. Before the parade, head to the Independence Seaport Museum, which is hosting the parade, for holiday activities and festivities.
Philadelphia holiday tradition with Pennsylvania Ballet
December 9-31, 2016View More
This holiday season, celebrate one of Philadelphia’s greatest family traditions with the Pennsylvania Ballet’s performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ at the Academy of Music.
The oldest Thanksgiving Day parade in the country
Thursday, November 23, 2017View More
Now in its 98th year, the 1.4-mile 6ABC Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade is the oldest Thanksgiving parade in the country and a true Philadelphia tradition.
More than 300 musicians help celebrate the holiday season
December 2-18, 2016 (select dates)View More
Performing both delightful seasonal classics and glorious gospel music, the Philly Pops Christmas Spectacular is a marvelous way for the whole family to enjoy the holidays together.
Get into the holiday spirit in the heart of Philadelphia
November 19-20 and 24 – December 24, 2016View More
Philadelphia will once again transform into a European wonderland for the annual Christmas Village, this year being held at City Hall.
A must-see holiday tradition in the lobby of the Comcast Center
Through January 1, 2017View More
Shown on the state-of-the-art Comcast Experience video wall at Comcast Center, The Comcast Holiday Spectacular is a family friendly holiday tradition featuring the sights and sounds of the season. The 15-minute show takes visitors on a festive, musical journey.
A Philadelphia holiday tradition since 1956
November 25-December 31, 2016View More
A perfect family outing, the Macy’s Christmas Light Show has been a Philadelphia tradition since 1956. More than 100,000 lights combine to create snowflakes, ballerinas and reindeer floating beyond the four-story-high velvet curtain in the Grand Court.
Mummers strut down Broad Street, leaving behind a trail of glitter, feathers and fun
Sunday, January 1, 2017View More
An annual tradition, the SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade features more than 10,000 men and women dressed in colorfully lavish costumes as they twirl, sashay, pirouette and strut up one of the city’s main streets. An unforgettably wild ritual, the parade and subsequent performances are always entertaining.
Three months of ice skating right next to City Hall
Through February 26, 2017View More
Dilworth Park is the place to be this holiday season, with the return of the Rothman institute Ice Skating Rink, the Rothman Cabin and a new wintergarden.
Step back into the past for the holidays
December 10, 2016View More
Take a step back in time for a Victorian Christmas celebration at historic Pennypacker Mills, the 18th-century mansion used by General George Washington as temporary headquarters during the Revolutionary War.
Pop-up winter village on the Delaware River Waterfront
November 25, 2016-March 5, 2017View More
Expanding on the annual Blue Cross RiverRink and last year’s holiday pop-up winter garden, the Waterfront Winterfest, the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest is one of Philadelphia’s must-see holiday experiences.