If you are moving to (or have recently relocated to) the Philadelphia area and enjoy holiday events and activities, you are in luck! This year, there are so many things to do! If you enjoy the invigorating exercise of ice skating in the nippy weather, try either of the outdoor rinks downtown–Rothman at Dilworth Park or the Blue Cross rink. Many of the events annual favorites, like Franklin Square’s holiday lights, the Thanksgiving Day Parade (the oldest in the country) and the Christmas Village in Love Park, which is a great place to pick up gifts. Miracle on 13th St. is a fabulous, one-block extravaganza of South Philly Christmas light enthusiasm. Finally, what would New Year’s Day in Philadelphia be without the uniquely Philadelphian Mummer’s Parade?
If you’re looking for activities that don’t involve going into the city, Peddler’s Village in New Hope is a long-standing traditional shopping adventure and A Longwood Christmas is truly a sight to behold. If you have a train lover in your group, try Morris Arboretum’s model railroad that winds through their beautiful property. If you have little ones, it’s hard to beat A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place. Shady Brook Farm sets up a wonderful light show and if you want to give your kids a taste of Christmas past, try Narberth’s Dickens Festival.
This is just a sampling of the events and activities that are available. To see a more complete (but not exhaustive list), click here.
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