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    When you think of the holiday season, visions of hot cocoa, bright lights, and sweet treats probably come to mind. Holiday festivals bring all that warmth of the season together in one place for the whole family to enjoy!

     

    What's better than being in one place where you can do your shopping, grab a snack and go ice skating without having to change locations? Here are some of the best holiday festivals are right here in Philly!

     

    Share your favorite holiday hangouts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @Phillyfunguide!

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    Posada Navideña | Christmas Posada
    Free Library of Philadelphia - South...
    December 17th, 2018

    Posada Navideña | Christmas Posada

     

    The South Philadelphia branch of the Free Library, The Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia, 3rd District Police Department team up to throw the community a traditional Christmas Posada, or Posada Navideña. A Posada is a celebration of the nine days leading up to the Holy Nativity; traditions include reenactments of the Nativity, where Mary and Joseph lead a procession to homes set up as "inns".

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    Holiday Art Star Pop Up Market at Cherry Street Pier
    Art Star Gallery and Boutique
    December 15th, 2018 - December 16th, 2018

    Holiday Art Star Pop Up Market

     

    Find something for the whole family at the Holiday Art Star Pop Up Market, December 15-December 16. Head to the brand new Cherry Street Pier for over 30 local craft and art vendors selling handmade goods, with a special appearance from City Planter. Guests can also enjoy food, drinks and a gift wrap station when it's all done.

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    Franklin Square Holiday Festival
    Historic Philadelphia Inc. Center
    November 15th, 2018 - December 31st, 2018

    Franklin Square Holiday Festival

     

    No one quite does a light spectacle like Franklin Square, from the Chinese Lantern Festival in the summer time, to the holiday season, this historic landmark always brings the magic. Their annual Holiday Festival is no exception as their Electrical Spectacle Light Show presented by PECO will blow you away! Other activities include Santa Saturdays, Seasonal Sounds on Sundays, the Lightning Bolt Holiday Express train and the famed Franklin Square carousel.

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    Stag and Doe Nights with Chestnut Hill
    Chestnut Hill Business District
    November 28th, 2018 - December 19th, 2018

    Stag and Doe Nights with Chestnut Hill

     

    Experience the magic of Chestnut Hill during the holiday season with their annual Stag and Doe Nights! Stroll the picturesque neighborhood as local shops, bars and restaurants stay open late to welcome in the holiday season. Every Wednesday evening until December 19, is a local winter wonderland in Chestnut Hill as visitors will have opportunities to meet Santa Claus, hear carolers and lean into the holiday cheer.

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    Manayunk Holiday Stroll
    Manayunk Development Corporation
    November 29th, 2018 - December 20th, 2018

    Manayunk Holiday Stroll

     

    Stroll Main Street in the city's Manayunk neighborhood every Thursday until December 20 with the Manayunk Holiday Stroll! Fun for the whole family to enjoy, the stroll is a full day of fun, holiday offerings from special happy hours to themed retail promotions.

    More great holiday festivals to enjoy!

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    Franklin Square Holiday Festival
    Historic Philadelphia Inc. Center
    November 15th, 2018 - December 31st, 2018
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    Holiday Garden Railway
    Morris Arboretum of the University...
    November 25th, 2018 - December 31st, 2018
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    Philly Vegan Pop Flea - MERRY MINI FLEA 2018
    V Marks the Shop
    December 9th, 2018
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    Holiday Festival
    Crossing Vineyards and Winery
    December 8th, 2018 - December 9th, 2018
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    German American Weekend at Christmas Village in Philadelphia
    Christmas Village Philadelphia
    December 8th, 2018 - December 9th, 2018
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    Mercer Museum Holiday Open House
    Mercer Museum
    December 11th, 2018
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    Stag and Doe Nights with Chestnut Hill
    Chestnut Hill Business District
    November 28th, 2018 - December 19th, 2018
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    Manayunk Holiday Stroll
    Manayunk Development Corporation
    November 29th, 2018 - December 20th, 2018
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    Holiday Craft Market: Fresh & Local
    Main Line Art Center
    December 14th, 2018 - December 16th, 2018
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    Holiday Art Star Pop Up Market at Cherry Street Pier
    Art Star Gallery and Boutique
    December 15th, 2018 - December 16th, 2018
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    Fishtown Flea Holiday Market at La Colombe Fishtown
    Fishtown Flea
    December 15th, 2018
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    Posada Navideña | Christmas Posada
    Free Library of Philadelphia - South...
    December 17th, 2018
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    Old City Holiday Market
    The Clay Studio
    November 24th, 2018 - December 23rd, 2018
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    Hand Crafted Holidays and Ornament Market
    The Clay Studio
    November 23rd, 2018 - January 13th, 2019

    Find more fun holiday events on our PNC Arts Alive Holiday Spectacular page and sign up for Funsavers to get 1/2-price tickets on more family events in Philly!

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