Easter Activities in Philadelphia Area – Egg Hunts, Easter Parade, Brunches and More!

Easter Events in Philadelphia, Celebrating Easter in Philadelphia

'Family Fun With Peter Cottontail' The Easter holiday is fast approaching in the City of Brotherly Love and brings a number of egg hunts, many Easter brunches and dinners, and the chance to hang with Peter Cottontail for those adorable photos. Coincidentally, the furry bunny can be found all throughout the city for everyone's enjoyment. Below are our picks for such Easter activities and events taking place this Saturday and Sunday. Saturday, April 15 Philly Rabbit Run - 5k Run/Walk: Shake … [Read more...]

Exploring the Chinese New Year Celebrations in Chinatown

Chinese New Year in Chinatown Philadelphia

 'Gung Hay Fat Choy! ~ Best Wishes and Congratulations!' The Chinese New Year is an important traditional Chinese Holiday that is celebrated on the first day of the year of the Chinese calendar. In China, the New Year is also known as the Spring Festival and traditionally, the festival was a time to honor deities as well as ancestors. The Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally run from Chinese New Year's Eve, the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar, to the 15th day … [Read more...]

Family Things To Do During The Holidays In Philadelphia

Christmas Village in Philadelphia

 'Celebrating The Holidays With Family' This is a great time of year with many different kinds of activities and events during the holidays for the family. Here is our guide to family things to do during the holidays in Philadelphia. "A Christmas Carol" ~ December 15 - 23 ~ Get into the Christmas spirit by enjoying A Christmas Carol, a heartwarming tale of Ebenezer Scrooge at the Walnut Street Theatre, a National Historic Landmark and America's oldest theater. ~ "A Christmas … [Read more...]

Weekend Things To Do In Philadelphia ~ The Nutcracker, Parade Of Lights, Arctic Ave, Ice Skating, Christmas Village and More!

Broad Street In Philadelphia

'Holiday Fun In Philly!' The weekend kicks off with The Nutcracker, ice skating at Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park and Blue Cross RiveRink Winterfest, Franklin Square Holiday Festival, Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show, Macy's Holiday Light Show, and the Reading Terminal Market Holiday Railroad. During the weekend enjoy the Parade of Lights Ceremony at the Independence Seaport Museum, Arctic Ave At East Passyunk Ave, farmers’ markets and much more. The weekend ends with the … [Read more...]

Pennsylvania Ballet Presents “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker” At The Academy Of Music

The Nutcracker

'A Holiday Family Tradition' Celebrate one Philadelphia's greatest family traditions with The Nutcracker, a Pennsylvania Ballet’s performance by George Balanchine at The Academy of Music. Now in its 48th year, you can see this wonderful production December 9 to 31! Immerse yourself in the beloved tale of The Nutcracker as Marie and her Prince share a magical gift that transports them to a suspenseful battle between soldiers and mice, a glistening forest full of snow, and into the Land of … [Read more...]

Parade of Lights Ceremony at Independence Seaport Museum

Seaport Parade of Lights at Independence Seaport Museum - McAllister

'Boat Parade of Lights on the Delaware River'   All aboard for a festive light event on the Delaware River! Taking place on December 10 at 5:30 pm outside of the Independence Seaport Museum, this event will be a magical joy for all to watch. The Parade of Lights will feature both working vessels along with pleasure boats, all decked out with festive twinkling lights and decorations. United States Coast Guard Cutter DILIGENCE will be on the waterfront for the event to … [Read more...]

Weekend Things To Do In Philadelphia ~ Tree Lighting At Blue Cross RiverRink, First Friday, Deck the Alley, Franklin Flea Market, Tree Lighting Celebrations, Holiday Light Shows and More!

Philly Holiday Tree

'Holiday Weekend Fun In Philly With Family & Friends' The weekend kicks off with the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest Tree Lighting, First Friday, ice skating at Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park and Blue Cross RiveRink Winterfest, Franklin Square Holiday Festival, Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show, Macy's Holiday Light Show, Reading Terminal Market Holiday Railroad. During the weekend enjoy Adventure Aquarium's Christmas Celebration, Christmas Festival at Peddler's Village, the … [Read more...]

South Street Headhouse District’s Tree Lighting and Winter Wonderland

South Street Headhouse District Tree Lighting

‘Holiday Fun With Family, Friends & Good Food’ Ring in the holidays with this fun family orientated event at the South Street Headhouse District Christmas Parade! This event will take place on Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 3 pm to 5:30 pm at the Historic Headhouse Square Shambles on 2nd Street, between Pine and South Streets. The parade is scheduled to start at 3 pm at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens at 11th & South Street and will follow east to the Historic Headhouse Shambles … [Read more...]

East Passyunk Ave Tree Lighting Ceremony

East Passyunk Ave Tree Lighting

 'Holiday Fun in South Philly' The East Passyunk Annual Tree Lighting event on Thursday, December 1, is a festive time for all and not one to be missed! The free celebration starts at 5 pm at the corner of East Passyunk Ave and 11th Street and will include live performances, wonderful treats by local businesses and other surprises. The event will include carolers from the Alphabet Academy, music by students from Andrew Jackson School, a visit from Santa Claus and guests will enjoy … [Read more...]

Rittenhouse Tree Lighting Ceremony

Rittenhouse Square Christmas Tree

'Holiday Fun at Rittenhouse Square Park'  Bring the family and friends to the Rittenhouse tree lighting celebration on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 5 pm and get into the holiday spirit. Rittenhouse Square will embrace the holiday season by turning on a beautiful tree standing more than 30 feet tall with 5,000 twinkling lights. There will be multi-colored globes and Santa himself will be on hand to light the tree for the 2016 season. Starting at 5 pm, there will be live entertainment, … [Read more...]