As the crisp autumn air makes way for winter’s chill, Philadelphia is transforming into a wonderland of festive delights. From dazzling light displays to heartwarming parades, the city is gearing up for a season of celebration. Grab your puffy jackets and indulge in the holiday spirit with these must-attend events around the city.


November Revelry:

– Kick off the season with the renowned 6abc Dunkin’ Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 23, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

– Join the 6abc Presents: City of Philadelphia Tree Lighting Celebration at City Hall on Nov. 30.


Holiday Highlights:

– Experience the magic of Winter at Dilworth Park (Nov. 3 – Feb. 25) and Winter in Franklin Square (Nov. 16 – Feb. 25) with various attractions to delight all.

– Immerse yourself in the Tinseltown Holiday Spectacular at FDR Park (Nov. 17 – Jan. 1) and A Longwood Christmas at Longwood Gardens (Nov. 17 – Jan. 7).

– Enjoy Seasonal Celebrations at Sesame Place (Nov. 17 – Jan. 7) and Holidays at Peddler’s Village (Nov. 17 – Jan. 14) in Bucks County.

– Stroll through the charming Christmas Village in Philadelphia (Nov. 18 – Dec. 24) and skate into joy at Independence Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest (Open through the season from Nov. 24).

– Delight in the Holiday Garden Railway and Nighttime Express at Morris Arboretum & Gardens (Nov. 24 – Dec. 30) and experience Yuletide at Devon (Nov. 24 – Dec. 31).


Mesmerizing Light Shows Near You:

– Be captivated by the LuminoCity Holiday Lights Festival at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center (Nov. 17 – Jan. 15).

– Illuminate your evenings with the Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm (Nov. 18 – Jan. 27) and the Holiday Lights Display at the Herr’s Snack Factory (Nov. 22 – Jan. 2).

– Experience the grandeur of the American Heritage Credit Union Grand Illumination (Nov. 23 – Dec. 31) and the timeless Macy’s Christmas Light Show and Dickens Christmas Village (Nov. 24 – Dec. 31).


As the city sparkles with holiday cheer, make sure to mark these dates on your calendar. If there’s an event you’re eagerly anticipating that we missed, share your tip with us below. Philadelphia is set to dazzle, and you won’t want to miss a moment of the magic this holiday season!