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How to Celebrate the 2023 Holiday Season in Philly

13th November 2023

The annual traditions have returned to Philly for the holidays. Meet friends or entertain family at these three holiday celebrations in the city.

Winter at Dilworth Park

Where: Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th Street, Philadelphia

When: November 3, 2023 – February 25, 2024

Winter at Dilworth Park transforms Philadelphia’s heart into a festive wonder from November 3, 2023, to February 25, 2024. Stroll through the enchanting Wintergarden, adorned with twinkling lights and whimsical reindeer topiaries, and savor warm mulled wine. Shop local crafts at the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market, glide on the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink, and unwind in the cozy Rothman Cabin. Enjoy special events like the Ice Festival and Lunar New Year celebrations, making it a magical destination for all. Learn more about Winter at Dilworth Park 2023.

LumiNature at Philadelphia Zoo

Where: Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia

When: November 17 – December 31, 2023

LumiNature at Philadelphia Zoo is a dazzling winter wonderland, returning this November with over a million lights in 16 radiant zones, including the new Shimmer River & LumiNature Lane. Marvel at a 22-foot butterfly tree, a 40-foot glowing penguin, and a 100-foot jungle tunnel, all brilliantly lit. Enjoy the Septa PZ Express train, a Nature Blazers Scavenger Hunt, and interact with performers in glowing animal costumes, all amidst stunning light displays. Learn more about LumiNature at The Philadelphia Zoo.

Christmas Village 2023 in Philadelphia

Where: LOVE Park, 15th & Arch streets, Philadelphia

When: November 18 – December 24, 2023 

LOVE Park transforms into a festive European marketplace with the annual Christmas Village in Philadelphia. Explore over 100 vendors in quaint wooden huts, offering everything from local gifts to Käthe Wohlfahrt ornaments. Satisfy your cravings with raclette sandwiches and spiced wine, and enjoy the added charm of a double-decker carousel, Ferris wheel, and train. New in 2023: extended hours, more lights, and Vegan Wurst Wednesdays, making it a must-visit holiday destination. Learn more about Christmas Village 2023 in Philadelphia.