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Christmas and Winter Wonderlands Philadelphia PA

Posted by: Leslie Phillips - November 29, 2017

Wonderful 2017 Holiday Events in the Philadelphia Area

It's Christmas time in Pennsylvania and the holiday spirit is in the air. Enjoy a day out with the family. See some great winter wonderlands and Christmas displays. Go ice skating or walk around downtown Philadelphia to see the holiday lights. There is so much to see and do this holiday season.

PARADE OF LIGHTS AT INDEPENDENCE SEAPORT MUSEUM
211 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, 215-413-8655
Dec 9, 2017
The Parade of Lights returns this year. A parade of boats will be illuminated in holiday lights for all to see on the Delaware River. Join the Independence Seaport Museum for activities in Santa’s Workshop on the Water, holiday entertainment and much more.

FRANKLIN SQUARE HOLIDAY FESTIVAL AND ELECTRICAL SPECTACLE HOLIDAY LIGHT SHOW
6th and Race St, Philadelphia, PA, 215-629-4026
Nov 9 to Dec 31, 2017
Franklin Square is filled with festive lights, winter goodies and holiday spirit. The Holiday Light Show features over 50,000 lights with holiday music. There will also be holiday shopping, events and tons of family fun.

SEASONAL SOUNDS ON SUNDAYS IN FRANKLIN SQUARE
6th and Race St, Philadelphia, PA, 215-629-4026
Nov 12 to Dec 24, 2017, every Sunday
Experience the magic of the holidays and celebrate traditions new and old at the Franklin Square Holiday Festival. The free Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show is key to the holiday fun in Franklin Square. Marvel at more than 50,000 lights as they shimmer, dance and illuminate the Square to a soundtrack of holiday classics.

HOLIDAY LIGHT SHOW AT SHADY BROOK FARM
931 Stony Hill Rd, Yardley, PA, 215-968-1670
Nov 18, 2017 to Jan 7, 2018
Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of Shady Brook Farm’s Holiday Light Show. See beautiful light displays and characters as you drive through or go on the open air wagon ride. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and some s’mores at the bonfire. Photos with Santa are also available at the Farm Market.

HOLIDAYS AT CITY HALL
Broad St and Market St, Philadelphia, PA, 215-686-2840
Nov 21 to Dec 30, 2017, Monday through Friday with select Saturdays
City Hall is alive with holiday spirit this season. The observation deck offers timed visit to the City Hall Tower where visitors can take a tour to learn about the art, architecture and history of the nation’s largest municipal building. Outside at the Dilworth Park, the Rothman Ice Rink is transformed into a winter wonderland.

A LONGWOOD CHRISTMAS
1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square, PA, 610-388-1000
Nov 23, 2017 to Jan 7, 2018
Longwood Gardens is a wonderland of holiday lights this season. There will be more than 50 trimmed trees, thousands of floating fruit, colorful fountains, holiday music, strolling carolers and a wonderland of a half-million twinkling lights.

CHRISTMAS VILLAGE IN PHILADELPHIA
LOVE Park, JFK Plaza, 1500 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
Nov 23 to Dec 24, 2017
Take part in Philly’s authentic German Christmas market at LOVE Park offering more than 80 wooden booths, surrounded by various shows and a festive atmosphere. Admission is free. Featuring thousands of twinkling lights, festive decorations, live music, photos with Santa and more.

THE COMCAST HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR
1701 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA
Nov 23, 2017 to Jan 1, 2018
Daily at the top of every hour, the state-of-the-art Comcast Experience video wall at The Comcast Center will be filled with sights and sounds of the season. The 15 minute Comcast Holiday Spectacular takes visitors on a festival, musical journey featuring holiday favorites.

BLUE CROSS RIVERRINK WINTERFEST
Market St and Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, 215-925-RINK
Nov 24, 2017 to March 4, 2018
The Winterfest houses an Olympic-size skating rink overlooking the Delaware River, a ski lodge, a winter garden with lit holiday trees, outdoor seating area with fire pits, warming cabins, a kids’ lodge with arcade games and more. Special events, food, drinks and entertainment are also featured.

HISTORIC HOLIDAY NIGHTS IN OLD CITY
Old City District, 231 Market St, Philadelphia, PA, 215-592-7929
Nov 30 to Dec 28, 2017, every Thursday
Celebrate the season in America’s most historic square mile with Historic Holiday Nights in Old City. Carolers, history makers and a tree lighting ceremony will kick off the holiday season on November 30. Get all of your holiday shopping done in one place and enjoy some seasonal dishes and sips in Old City. More than 50 participating boutiques, shops and more will offer special sales, promotions and menu items. There will also be weekly performances at the Betsy Ross House Courtyard.

A VERY PHILLY CHRISTMAS AT THE HISTORIC HOUSES IN FAIRMOUNT PARK
1617 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, 215-988-9334
Nov 30 to Dec 31, 2017, Thursday through Sunday
Join Fairmount Park for four special events at their five historic houses. The events celebrate the music, families, food and neighbors that make Philadelphia such a wonderful place.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS AT MORRIS ARBORETUM
100 Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 215-247-5777
Dec 1 to Dec 29, 2017, select days
Enjoy the Holiday Garden Rail all lit up and decorated for the season. White lights sparkle along the rails and mini greens decorate the buildings.

CHIRSTMAS AT COLONIAL GARDENS
745 Schuykill Rd, Phoenixville, PA, 610-948-9755
Dec 1, 8-10, 15-17, 2017 The Colonial Gardens are decorated for the holiday season. Take a walk through the beautiful gardens and enjoy the lights and displays. Don’t miss the musical light show. Admission includes hot chocolate, a make your own ornament and a candy cane.

WINTERFEST AT KING OF PRUSSIA TOWN CENTER
155 Village Dr, King of Prussia, PA, 215-627-1060
Dec 2, 2017
Celebrate the holiday season at the King of Prussia Town Center. Enjoy local school choir performances, ice sculptures, holiday activities, cookie decorating, a hot chocolate station and more.

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL AT PEDDLER’S VILLAGE
Routes 202 and 263, Lahaska, PA, 215-794-4000
Dec 2-3, 2017
Celebrate the holiday season at Peddler’s Village. There will be Santa parades, shops and a gingerbread house competition and display. Strolling musicians will be playing holiday favorites throughout the festival. Bring the kids for photos with Santa at Giggleberry Fair.

WINTER WONDERLAND ON SOUTH STREET
200 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA
Dec 2-3, 2017
Philadelphia’s South Street Headhouse District is converted into a literal winter wonderland featuring a lighting ceremony of the Christmas tree, carriage rides and a visit with Santa.

HOLIDAYS GO HOLLYWOOD AT PHILADELPHIA SKATING CLUB
220 Holland Ave, Ardmore, PA, 610-642-8700
Dec 9, 2017
Holiday go Hollywood! Don’t miss out on an evening of skating performances set to your favorite holiday songs. Admission is free.

WINTER WONDERLAND AT SMITH MEMORIAL PLAYGROUND AND PLAYHOUSE
3500 Reservoir Dr, Philadelphia, PA, 215-765-4325
Dec 9, 2017
Come and visit Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse for their annual Winter Wonderland. Festivities include holiday decorations, an ice carving demonstration, arts, s’mores making and live music.

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Posted by: Leslie Phillips| November 29, 2017
Categories:  Fun Things To Do
Subcategories:  Things To Do Over December Holidays
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