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    The weather outside might be frightful, but feeling stir-crazy is not delightful! Stretch out your legs, and get some fresh air with these local city activities. 

     

    What are your favorite events to attend when the weather is chilly? Share your wintery photos with us on Instagram @Phillyfunguide!

     

    If you are running a winter-friendly outdoor event, be sure to let us know through our submission page! It could get featured here!

    Philly From the Top

     

    Ever wonder what Philly looks like from 57 floors up? Well now's your chance! Since it's inception in November 2015, the One Liberty Observation Deck, located in the city's beloved Liberty Place building, has become a city top spot (literally!). Marvel over the birds-eye views of the city's famed skyline, and explore some of the interactive exhibits. The observation deck is closed, so it's open all year long, rain or shine. It's also still technically outdoors. We think.

    Museum Without Walls: Audio Tour

     

    Learn about the city's extensive public artwork through this free audio tour. Accessible for free via mobile app, cell phone or download, the city's sculptures are bought to life by the people who were there. Narrated by the "authentic voice" of a person who is connected to the art by knowledge or experience, Museum Without Walls will definitely paint the city in a new light. Completely free and self guided, there's no reason not to take a walk through the city's rich history.

    Schuykill River Trail

     

    Named the Best Urban Trail in USA Today's Reader's Choice contest, the Schkuykill River Trail has been consistently one of the city's premier attractions. Spanning almost 130 miles with a route stretching from Parkerford to Philadelphia, the River Trail is a must do for everyone in the city (at least once!). If walking, running, jogging, or any other mode of manual leg transit is your thing, then consider spending your winter afternoons here soaking in scenery with the city's beautiful Schuykill River as the backdrop.

    First Friday Philadelphia

     

    On the first Friday of each month, the streets of Old City flood with local residents soaking up the art scene. Started by the Old City Arts Association in 1991 to showcase the up and coming neighborhood, now, Old City's First Fridays are an exciting monthly tradition. Take a night out and explore all that the Old City art scene has to offer, as the galleries and shops open their doors and host a variety of events.

     

    More Winter Activities and Events in the Philadelphia Area:

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    OUTDOORS
    Garden Center
    Linvilla Orchards
    December 1st, 2021 - December 31st, 2021
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    KIDS
    Christmas Around the Farm
    Linvilla Orchards
    December 1st, 2021 - December 23rd, 2021
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    KIDS
    Cut Your Own Christmas Trees
    Linvilla Orchards
    November 20th, 2021 - December 23rd, 2021
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    OUTDOORS
    Tinseltown Holiday Spectacular presented by Dietz & Watson
    Spectacor Events & Entertainment
    November 26th, 2021 - January 2nd, 2022
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Dasher's Lightshow - Philadelphia
    Belmont Hills Public Library
    December 2nd, 2021 - January 2nd, 2022
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    CULINARY
    Mei Mei Olde City Happy Hour
    Mei Mei Philadelphia
    September 22nd, 2020 - March 22nd, 2022
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    LumiNature at Philly Zoo presented by Chase!
    Philadelphia Zoo
    November 18th, 2021 - January 9th, 2022
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Stag & Doe Nights
    Chestnut Hill Business District
    December 1st, 2021 - December 22nd, 2021
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    VISUAL ARTS
    The Barn Shop & Art Gallery at Echo Hill Farm - no tickets - OPEN Fri- Sun
    100 Years of Spring
    December 4th, 2020 - December 31st, 2021
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    KIDS
    Santa @ Brandywine Zoo
    Brandywine Zoo
    December 11th, 2021 - December 12th, 2021
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    Pretzel Park Farmers Market
    Pretzel Park Farmers Market
    January 9th, 2021 - December 18th, 2021
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Oshogatsu: Japanese New Year Exhibition
    Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
    December 4th, 2021 - December 12th, 2021
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Winter Arts Festival
    Delaware Art Museum
    December 11th, 2021
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    Holiday Biergarten, Craft Market & Art Sale at Historic Sugartown
    Historic Sugartown
    December 11th, 2021
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    Winterfest Presented by Xfinity
    King of Prussia Town Center
    December 11th, 2021
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    SPECIAL EVENTS
    Chestnut Hill Invites Community to share a Twilight Toast to the Holidays among decorated...
    Chestnut Hill Community Association
    December 11th, 2021
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    Family Wreath-making
    Schuylkill Center for Environmental...
    December 18th, 2021
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    OUTDOORS
    Holiday Happy Hour (in the park)
    Friends of Orkney Park
    December 18th, 2021

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