These festive events will leave everyone feeling full of fun this season.
Friday and Saturday, December 30 & 31
3:00 – 6:00 PM
Ring in the New Year with a sweet celebration at PEEPSFEST® an outside event with family-friendly activities and fireworks following the annual PEEPS® Chick Drop on both Friday and Saturday(5:25 PM). Tickets ($5 General Admission)Required.
Winter Solstice Celebration
Wednesday, December 21
terrain cafe, Glen Mills
Welcome the Winter Solstice with seasonal dishes and warming cocktails. Enjoy holiday decor and caroling throughout the night. A la carte dinner and beverage menu also available. Reservations & Details
Chester County Hospital Lights Up Holiday Weekends in West Chester
Weekends, November 26 – January 2
Historic downtown West Chester transforms into a dazzling wonderland with thousands of twinkling lights during Chester County Hospital Lights Up Holiday Weekends in West Chester.
Enjoy festivities every weekend throughout the holiday season with family and friends, and discover the one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants that make West Chester so vibrant!
Take Me Home for the HOWLidays!
Providence Animal Center
Arrange for a sleepover of 1 – 3 nights with a shelter dog! Give a deserving dog a break from the shelter and share some TLC during the holidays. And all adoption fees are sponsored now through December 31st! Details
Christmas Around the Farm
Daily Through December 24
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Linvilla Orchards, Media
A family holiday tradition — featuring Cut Your Own Christmas Trees! The Garden Center is transformed into a Winter Wonderland featuring Santa and his elves, handmade wreaths, greens and holly, and a sea of poinsettias. Shop for timeless holiday decorations, children’s toys and collectibles you won’t find anywhere else!
‘Deck the Ave’
Daily through January 1, 2023
East Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia
Shopping, sales and special events. Get out your calendar, save the dates and start making those plans…tis the season!
Holiday Ice Skating
Friday, December 23, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Monday, December 26, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Tuesday, December 27, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Wednesday, December 28, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Thursday, December 29, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Friday, December 30, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Philadelphia Skating Club & Humane Society, Ardmore
Enjoy ice skating during the holidays at the Philadelphia Skating Club & Humane Society. Admission: $10 per person. Skate rentals $5 per person.
Holidays at Hagley
Through January 1st
10 :00 AM – 4:00 PM
Hagley Museum, Wilmington
Hagley celebrates this holiday season with the theme, “All Creatures Great and Small,” celebrating stories of pets, wildlife, and other animals who made their habitat at Hagley over the last 200 years, both in the historic home and outdoors. Events feature Holiday Home and Garden Tours, the fifth-annual Gingerbread House Competition, Santa Days, evening Twilight Tours, and much more.
November 18 – January 7
King of Prussia
An indoor, one of a kind, fully immersive Christmas experience. A wondrous 45+ minute walk-through of all things Christmas, followed by a glorious gift shop!
Macy’s Holiday Windows
Friday, November 25 – Sunday, January 1
Macy’s Center City
Stop by to see toys come to life as the holiday windows feature must-have gifts.
Winter Wonderland Tea
Select dates & Times
A Taste of Britain, Wayne
Relax and reconnect with loved ones over tea and treats. Reservations required.
Holidays on the Hill
November 19th – Sunday, December 25th
It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Chestnut Hill! During Holidays on the Hill, visitors can immerse themselves in the spirit of the season by strolling through one of Philadelphia’s most historic villages! Take a ride on a horse-drawn carriage, enjoy live music and strolling carolers, shop late on Wednesdays and have your picture taken with Santa.
Smithville Winter Wonderland
Various Dates & Times through January 1
Historic Smithville NJ
Plan a day slow down, enjoy your family and be reminded of the simpler pleasures of the holidays. Shopping, a light show on the lake, train rides, a Magic Talking Tree and more! Details
Winter Wonderland at Congress Hall
November 25 through January 1
Cape May, NJ
The twelfth annual and beloved Winter Wonderland celebrates the Holiday season. Breakfast with Santa, Congress Hall Express rides, Santa’s Workshop activities and more.
Daily Through January 8, 2023
10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square
Celebrate 20+ years of the magical Garden Railway at Longwood Gardens. Kids (and their parents!) cannot wait for this annual display, located outside the Terrace Restaurant. Details
Through January 8
9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Brandywine Museum of Art, Chadds Ford
A holiday tradition since 1972, this fantastic display features trains running on 2,000 feet of tracks through a village, a farm, and even a carnival! Details
Holiday Garden Railway & Nighttime Express
Friday, November 25th – Friday, December 30th
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM & 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Morris Arboretum, Philadelphia
Visitors of all ages will be wowed by the quarter mile of track featuring seven loops and tunnels with fifteen different rail lines and two cable cars, nine bridges (including a trestle bridge you can walk under), and bustling model trains, all set in the lovely winter garden of the Morris Arboretum. Timed tickets must be purchased in advance. Details
A Longwood Christmas
November 18 – January 8
10:00 AM — 11:00 PM
Indoors view an extraordinary display of floating floral designs, festive trees draped in gilded garland, gardens of bold blooms, an extravagant floral shop dressed for the holidays, and so much more. Outside, gaze upon botanically inspired light displays, explore enchanting treehouses, savor the sounds of the season, and find new imaginative surprises that are sure to delight.
Festival of Trees
Festival of Trees
November 16 – January 8th
Times by reservation
Pearl S. Buck Museum , Perkasie
One of the most unique and historic holiday traditions in the region, the festival showcases beautiful trees and vignettes designed and decorated by some of Bucks County’s best artists, decorators, and local community groups to convey the spirit of Pearl S. Buck’s legacy as an author, activist, and humanitarian. Details
Winter in Dilworth Park: Rothman Rink, Wintergarden, and Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market
November 1 – February 26
Dilworth Park, Philadelphia
Right outside City Hall, local artisans, designers, and crafters will offer unique selections for gifts. This market was designed to complement Christmas Village across the street—but only focuses on locally made gifts. Stop by after skating on the Rothman Rink and running through the beautiful Wintergarden.
Holidays at the Museum
Daily through Sunday, January 1st
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Make the museum part of your holiday traditions, and discover treasures at every turn. Enjoy art, food, and shopping that will make you feel warm all over.
Yuletide at Winterthur
Daily, November 19 through Sunday, January 8
One of a kind Historic Christmas experience that takes visitors back to the 18th century at Henry Francis du Pont’s former home.
Christmas at the Historic Grange Estate
Saturday, November 26 – January 8
Historic Grange Estate, Havertown
Leave the modern pace behind and experience memories of Christmas with a pronounced Victorian sensibility. The Grange Mansion is decorated throughout with a themed tree in every room, dressed with nostalgic ornaments, copious greenery and a nod to the mid-century.
Gingerbread Competition & Display
November 18 – January 8
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM daily
A holiday tradition at Peddler’s Village since 1984, the Gingerbread Competition and Display is a feast for the eyes with more than 75 creative and whimsical entries!