09 Dec Philadelphia local 2017 Holiday Events! Relax with the friends and family
It’s Christmas once again! The happiest and most amazing time of the year! Let’s take a break from talking about network cabling and let’s talk about the best things to do in Philadelphia this Christmas Season.
You can’t miss out these awesome traditions and festivities Philadelphia has to offer to light up your Holiday season experience!
Philadelphia Christmas Village
The Christmas Village will be held at the revamped LOVE Park. it will be altered once again into a European wonderland as done yearly. The Christmas Village is an outdoor market ready to be filled for Christmas shopping this time in the heart of Center City. Apart from shopping, there will be street-side performances, special events and festive music for you to enjoy and feel the warmth of Christmas.
Deck The Hall Light Show by Independence Blue Cross
Deck the Hall Light Show started November 20th and will run until January 1st of 2018 at Dilworth Park. This is a nightly choreographed light show sent onto Philly’s Historic City Hall for half an hour every hour on weekends. If you want to see blissful lights this season, this is the place to go.
Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest recreated Penn’s Landing into a winterized riverfront park. The 24-year old outdoor skating rink made way to the 5th season as Winterfest and now the only outdoor regulation-sized rink in Philadelphia. Runs from November 24, 2017 until March 4 of 2018.
Philly Holiday Festival
Now this is something you must check out! The festival kicked off last 23rd of November with a Thanksgiving Day Parade and will end on January 1, 2018 for the Mummers Parade. If you missed the tree lighting last 24th of November then you can still go and see the 50-foot-tall live tree at the north end of City Hall.
5. Winter Memories Activities in the City Hall Courtyard
This runs from 24th of November until the 24th of December. It was rebuild like a winter wonderland with lights across the trees plus a center carousel with 20 wood-carved horses, holiday wreaths and lights.
6. The Holiday Railroad Display at Reading Terminal Market
Check out the five distinct vignette and 25 individual trains at the Holiday Railroad Display. The five distinct scenes include the 1930 Reading Terminal Market, Pennsylvania Dutch Countryside,The Underground – The Reading Terminal Market and Septa,The North Pole, and the Olde English Railway. The display is interactive and surely visitors will enjoy. (Sidenote: Only 1 booth is setup, their marketing team promotes a vast display…limited at best).
The Christmas Underwater at Adventure Aquarium
Now transformed as an underwater winter wonderland, Adventure Aquarium features the tallest underwater Christmas tree. It is decorated with corals , colorful shells and twinkling lights! You can also take a photo with Santa Claus swimming under the sea plus a story session with an elf and a dance party!
Franklin Square Holiday Festival & Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show
Another free light show that every Philly people must also visit are the festive lights at
Franklin Square. It’s main feature is the Electrical Spectacle with more than 50,000 lights set to a soundtrack of holiday music. The centerpiece is a 12-foot tall kite as an ode to Benjamin Franklin.
The PHLASH Downtown Loop
This in season Holiday vehicle started daily service to popular Philadelphia spots until the end of the year! 22 stops in Philadelphia include Penn’s Landing, National Museum of Jewish American History, The Barnes Foundation, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Rodin Museum, the Perelman Building, Eastern State Penitentiary, The Franklin Institute, National Constitution Center, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Reading Terminal Market, the Shops at Liberty Place, the Please Touch Museum, the Philadelphia Zoo, One Liberty Observation Deck and the Museum of the American Revolution.
Pennsylvania Ballet Presents George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
Philadelphia is celebrating this Christmas with Pennsylvania Ballet’s George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. The show will run from the 8th of December until the 31st of December. Continue Philly’s greatest family tradition by experiencing Marie and her prince’s love story and adventure brought to life. This will be in it’s 49th year in the Academy of Music.
These are just few of the Holiday events Philadelphia has prepared for you! Add a little sparkle to your Christmas and make it more memorable and festive and check these events listed!