Events Fri, 07 Dec 2018 13:58:46 -0500 en <![CDATA[Franklin Square Holiday Festival]]> November 15, 2018 4:00PM December 31, 2018 8:00PM

Experience the magic of the holiday and celebrate traditions new and old at the Franklin Square Holiday Festival. Dazzle in the lights of the Electrical Spectacle Light Show presented by PECO, warm up with comfort food, local beers, and hot beverages at Ben’s Sweets & Treats. Celebrate the holiday season with Santa Saturdays, #FranklinSquareFridays, Seasonal Sounds on Sundays, and Lightning Bolt Holiday Express train rides around the Square. The Square is open on Fridays and Saturdays until 9pm.

Wed, 26 Sep 2018 14:55:57 -0400
<![CDATA[Made in Philadelphia]]> November 17, 2018 11:00AM January 1, 2019 7:00PM

The Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market will once again transform Dilworth Park into a holiday shopping wonderland from November 17, 2018 to January 1, 2019. Over 50 artisans, designers, crafters and confectionaries from the greater Philadelphia region will offer decorations, gifts and holiday foods inside white, festively lit tents topped with original Herrnhut Stars. Just feet away from the tents will be the dazzling holiday Christmas Village Philadelphia Carousel delighting children of all ages in the City Hall Courtyard. The Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market and the Christmas Carousel join the adjacent Wintergarden and Rothman Ice Rink as part of many holiday festivities surrounding Center City this season. The open-air pop-up market is curated by organizers of Christmas Village in Philadelphia, which will set up across the street in LOVE Park for its 11th season. The Made in Philadelphia Market is free to attend, with food and drink pay-as-you-go. Rides on the Christmas Village Carousel are $3.00 each. Daily hours are Fridays and Saturdays, 11:00am to 8:00pm, and Sundays through Thursdays, 11:00am to 7:00pm. Holiday hours on Thanksgiving are 9:00am to 5:00pm, Black Friday 9:00am to 8:00pm and Christmas Eve 11:00am to 5:00pm. On Christmas Day the market is closed. For more information, visit

Wed, 31 Oct 2018 14:00:05 -0400
<![CDATA[Holidays at Historic Strawberry Mansion]]> November 28, 2018 10:00AM December 31, 2018 4:00PM

Be sure to visit Historic Strawberry Mansion this holiday season, Fairmount Park’s largest historic house. This year, the Garden Club of Philadelphia and Vicinity and The Porch Club of Riverton will decorate Historic Strawberry Mansion with the theme of “A Very Storied Christmas,” saluting the long history of the Free Library of Philadelphia and its 130 years of promoting literacy for all Philadelphia citizens.  Each room will depict a scene from a beloved Christmas story, including The Nutcracker and The Night Before Christmas.  Tours are available throughout the season, giving visitors an opportunity to view the mansion’s beautiful decor, as well as an impressive collection of dolls and vintage toys dating back to the 18th century.

Tours are available Wednesdays-Sundays 10AM-4PM.  The mansion is closed December 24-26.

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:20:26 -0500
<![CDATA[Christmas Tea and Pastry Reception]]> December 15, 2018 12:00PM December 16, 2018 3:00PM

Historic Strawberry Mansion will host a gourmet tea and pastry reception on December 15 and 16 from 12PM-3PM.  Visitors are invited to stay for a cup of Christmas tea in the mansion’s Tea Room.  The reception is included with admission.

Mon, 26 Nov 2018 11:05:12 -0500
<![CDATA[Annual Winter Festival in Olney]]> December 15, 2018 12:00PM 3:00PM

Santa is coming to North 5th Street in Olney!!!
Join North 5t Street Revitalization Project for their Annual Winter Festival in Olney! This FREE community event features, pictures with Santa, a holiday walk, face painting, caroling, trolley rides and so much more!!! To join the festivities meet at La Calenita Bakery-Cafe at 12 pm on Saturday, December 15, 2018, and join us for a special Holiday Finale at Free Library of Philadelphia, Greater Olney Branch! A special thanks to Councilwoman Cherelle L. Parker for partnering to present this holiday family-friendly event!
Ho ho ho hope to see you there!!!
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 13:58:46 -0500