8 Things To Explore In Philly This Winter

Make this Winter spectacular in Philadelphia

November 30, 2018

1. Christmas in Peddlers Village: November 9th, 2018-January 5th, 2019

-- making spirits bright -- Thanks for strolling the Village @michelesullivanfit and for this awesome --!

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The Clauses flipped on the lights on November 16th in Bucks County. One million lights are shining are glowing at Peddler’s Village, and the Gazebo will be hosting a few dozen Gingerbread houses in the Gingerbread Competition and Display. December 1 and 2 will be the weekend for the Village Christmas Festival.

2. Winter at Dilworth Park: November 9th, 2018-February 24th, 2019

#christmas #christmastree #philadelphia #dilworthpark #christmasinthecity

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Straight in the heart of Center City, Dilworth Park boasts one of the best Christmas Attractions in the area. Throughout the week Winter at Dilworth Park will present light shows, offer ice skating (rentals available), an indoor space to warm up and enjoy warm drinks, cocktails and snacks. There is also a Winter garden filled with seasonal plants and lights and of course the Philadelphia Holiday Market with dozens of independent local vendors selling their goods.

3. Christmas Village: November 22nd-December 24th, 2018

Thanks everybody for coming out to our preview weekend!! Christmas Village will be back on Thanksgiving and stays open until Christmas Eve #philachristmas (-- by @ohmyduyo)

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The German- Style market returns to JFK plaza, or LOVE Park, that has recently been restored. Consisting of 80 wooden booths filled with local and international merchants are selling an abundance of different knick-knacks, art creations, toys, and foods with live entertainment every night until December 24th.

4. Comcast Holiday Spectacular: November 22nd, 2018- January 1st, 2019

The lobby of the Comcast building in Center City has its 10th annual LED holiday show on their super high-res LED screen. The show combines the Pennsylvania Ballet’s The Nutcracker and a sing-along for 15 minutes of fun! (Oh, and it’s free!)

5. The Holiday Garden Railway at the Morris Arboretum: November 23-December 31,2018

Holiday Garden Railway Nights: Fridays and Saturdays, December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 | 4:30pm - 7:30pm Ticket prices: Member adult $15, Member child $8, Non-member adult $19, Non-member child $10 http://bit.ly/HGR2018 Bask in the glow of thousands of sparkling lights at these magical evenings that have become an Arboretum and family tradition. Snacks and light fare will be available at the Compton Café. These are ticketed events that sell out quickly.

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The miniature winter wonderland displayed in the Holiday Garden Railway at the Morris Arboretum Boats a quarter mile of model train tracks with seven loops and tunnels, 15 total rail lines and scaled replicas of historic monuments and Philadelphia landmarks decorated with thousands of beautiful lights.

6. Miracle of South 13th Street: November 24th, 2018-January 2nd, 2019

When the sun goes down (so early recently!) -- the lights flick on along #South13thStreet. -- End of the semester stressing you out? Need something to make you smile? Every day between 5 p.m. and 12 a.m., take a holiday stroll down the 1600 Block of South 13th Street (between Tasker & Morris) and enjoy the residential lights illuminating the season.⠀ ⠀ Perfect for a city outing with friends or maybe a holiday date, this illuminated wonderland is sure to impress.⠀ ⠀ No one celebrates the holidays like #Philly, so head over to CampusPhilly.org/calendar or the link in our bio for all the BEST holiday events for college students! . --: Miracle on South 13th Street⠀

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The 17th annual light show consists of personalized lights from everybody on the 1600 block of South 13th Street. The lights can be enjoyed either by foot or by car, but please no stopping or honking if you are going by car, it is a neighborhood after all.

7. Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest: November 23, 2018- March 3, 2019

--ITS DAY 2 of OPENING WEEKEND and boy do we have fun for you. There could be rain, but we ain’t letting that get us down (check social + website for weather updates). Join us for a reading of Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs & Ham by @learnlistenplay at Storytime in the Lodge at 11:30AM featuring free cookies by @ropeandanchorphl (will supplies last). Plus, ice skating all day ( Admission $4; Skate Rental $10, but @ibxfearless card members get free admission for themselves and 3 guests). And, free family-fun activities and great food from @chickiesnpetes, @garcesgroup, and @franklinfountain. PLUS... YOU COULD WIN A WINTERFEST PRIZE PACKAGE! See stories for details about our SCAVENGER HUNT! ☝-- #delawareriverwaterfront #riverrink #riverrink25 #visitphilly [--: @stanleyphoto>

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The 25th Annual Blue Cross RiverRink is a tradition in Philadelphia that brings excitement and fun for people of all ages. The winter park includes fire pits, toasty warming cabins, Franklin Fountain Confectionary Cabin, a Kids lodge and arcade, and a Lodge with food and beverages from Graces and Chickie’s and Pete’s. Oh, and there is a huge ice-skating rink.

8. Adventure Aquarium Christmas Celebration: December 1st-30th, 2018

Scuba Santa is back and ready to make the most underwater appearances in aquarium history! Visit him in Ocean Realm as he spreads the magic of Christmas to everyone.

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Where else can you see underwater Christmas lights in the area?? Adventure Aquarium is showing off eight brand new underwater Christmas Displays and of course the world’s tallest underwater Christmas Tree.