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    As soon as the holiday season kicks off in Philadelphia, so do the holiday festivals! Use our guide, courtesy to PNC Arts Alive Holiday Spectacular, and grab your family or friends to check out the light displays, gift shopping, tasty treats, and more special events at these holiday festivals within the city’s neighborhoods and throughout the suburbs. If you get a great festival photo share it with us on Instagram @Phillyfunguide

    Historic Holiday Nights in Old City

    Old City District

     

    Celebrate the season along America’s most historic square mile with new Historic Holiday Nights in Old City, presented by VISIT PHILADELPHIA® and Old City District. On Thursdays, between December 1-22nd, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, enjoy $5 holiday-inspired drinks and offer special menu items at 20+ restaurants, plus look for extended shopping hours, special sales, events and discounts at 25+ retailers and boutiques.

     

    Franklin Square Holiday Festival & Electrical Spectacle

     

    The 2016 Franklin Square Holiday Festival includes a winter beer garden with fire pits and the brand new Ben’s Sweets & Treats to create and taste a variety of tasty treats. Dazzle in the lights of the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show presented by PECO, a free light show that illuminates the Square with more than 50,000 lights to a soundtrack of holiday classics. 

    Christmas Village in Philadelphia

    City Hall Courtyard

     

    Christmas Village in Philadelphia presented by NRG returns to Philadelphia for the 2016 holiday season at an exciting new location. Philadelphia’s largest holiday attraction will this year transform Philadelphia’s City Hall (1400 JFK Blvd.) into a traditional, open-air German Christmas Market, open daily between Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24, 2016 and Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24, 2016.

    Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

     

    The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) has teamed up with great partners to once again transform Penn’s Landing into a winter wonderland called Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest, open to the public from November 27, 2015 to February 28, 2016. This outdoor ice skating rink on the river is surrounded by a beautifully lit winter forest featuring a majestic holiday tree and a chalet-style Lodge with food and beverages from some of Philly’s finest establishments. A new feature this year is an entire part of the site dedicated to stylized winter warming cottages, Franklin Fountain’s Confectionery Cabin, and fire pits. Click here for more Winterfest events!

    More great holiday festivals to enjoy!

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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Jingle Bell Run
    Arthritis Foundation - Eastern PA...
    December 1st, 2018 - December 2nd, 2018
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    KIDS
    Children's Christmas Party
    Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion
    December 2nd, 2018
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    DANCE
    ContempraDANCE Theatre's Philly Nutt Crak-Up
    ContempraDANCE Theatre Company
    November 30th, 2018 - December 2nd, 2018
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    MUSIC
    Jazz Cocktail Hour: The Cartoon Christmas Trio
    Uptown! Entertainment Alliance
    December 20th, 2018
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    CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    Punch Needle Christmas Workshop
    Pennypacker Mills
    November 10th, 2018
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    KIDS
    A Very Furry Christmas
    Sesame Place
    November 17th, 2018 - January 1st, 2019
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    CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    Christmas Card Watercolor Workshop
    Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion
    November 11th, 2018
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    VISUAL ARTS
    Main Line Quilters 2018 Quilt Show and Holiday Boutique
    Main Line Quilters
    November 17th, 2018
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    MUSIC
    Yuletide Jazz & Wine
    Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
    November 21st, 2018
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    FREE
    Shoppers Paradise 4th Annual Holiday Shopping Expo
    Survive Strive Thrive, Inc
    November 25th, 2018
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    MUSIC
    Irish Christmas In America
    Sellersville Theater 1894
    November 27th, 2018
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    CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    Green Wreaths Workshop
    Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore...
    November 29th, 2018 - November 30th, 2018
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    MUSIC
    Pennsylvania Philharmonic Holiday Brass
    Uptown! Entertainment Alliance
    December 1st, 2018
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    DANCE
    The Nutcracker Ballet
    Viktor Yeliohin International Ballet...
    November 30th, 2018 - December 2nd, 2018
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    CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
    Magnolia Holiday Wreath
    Mt. Cuba Center
    December 4th, 2018
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    MUSIC
    Yuletide Jazz & Wine
    Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
    December 5th, 2018
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    MUSIC
    Christmas With The Celts
    Sellersville Theater 1894
    December 5th, 2018
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    KIDS
    Asian Arts Initiative Community Craft and Art Fair
    Asian Arts Initiative
    December 8th, 2018
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    DANCE
    George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Student Matinee)
    Pennsylvania Ballet
    December 14th, 2018
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Kevin O'Brien Studio Holiday Sample Sale
    Kevin O'Brien Studio
    November 9th, 2018 - December 21st, 2018
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    KIDS
    Kids' Holiday Centerpiece (Ages 6-12)
    Morris Arboretum of the University...
    December 22nd, 2018
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    DANCE
    George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Sensory Friendly Performance)
    Pennsylvania Ballet
    December 27th, 2018
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Franklin Square Holiday Festival
    Historic Philadelphia Inc. Center
    November 15th, 2018 - December 31st, 2018
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Yuletide at Winterthur
    Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
    November 18th, 2018 - January 6th, 2019
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    KIDS
    St Teresa of Avila Christmas Bazaar
    St Teresa of Avila Parish
    November 9th, 2018
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Avondale Presbyterian Church Craft Fair & Christmas Bazaar
    Avondale Presbyterian Church
    November 9th, 2018 - November 10th, 2018
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    MUSIC
    Symphony of Carols: The Music of Randol Bass and Pepper Choplin
    Distinguished Concerts International...
    November 18th, 2018
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    MUSIC
    Gary Hoey's Ho Ho Hoey Rockin Holiday Show
    Sellersville Theater 1894
    November 23rd, 2018
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    MUSIC
    The Brian Setzer Orchestra's 15th Anniversary Christmas Rocks! Tour
    Academy of Music
    November 24th, 2018
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    MUSIC
    A Winter Rose: The Holiday Music of Joseph Martin and Mark Hayes
    Distinguished Concerts International...
    November 26th, 2018
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    KIDS
    Asian Arts Initiative Community Craft and Art Fair
    Asian Arts Initiative
    December 8th, 2018
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Franklin Square Holiday Festival
    Historic Philadelphia Inc. Center
    November 15th, 2018 - December 31st, 2018

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