Get ready to set aside time and make plans with your friends and family all month long with these fun, upcoming events! From the Franklin Square Holiday Festival to Army-Navy Game, there is bound to be something that you and your family will enjoy! Check out these exciting events going on this December in the Philadelphia area!
Vikings: Beyond the Legend at The Franklin Institute
October 13th – March 3rd
The Vikings: Beyond the Legend installation makes landfall at The Franklin Institute showcasing many Viking treasures and artifacts, including a 21-foot-long Viking ship replica! Learn how the advancements made during the Viking era have impacted society today with this wonderful exhibit.
Christmas in Peddler’s Village
November 9th – January 5th
Head out of the city to Peddler’s Village to enjoy one million twinkling lights, holiday shopping, and so much more! Christmas in Peddler’s Village transforms into the hub of holiday happenings and it’s a perfect family-friendly activity to enjoy throughout December!
Franklin Square Holiday Festival
November 15th – December 31st
There is plenty of holiday fun to be had at the Franklin Square Holiday Festival! From the popular Electrical Spectacle to visits from Santa, mini-golf, comfort food, and delicious hot beverages, there’s so much to do at this family-friendly event!
Christmas Village in Philadelphia
November 22nd – December 24th
The pop up Christmas Village at LOVE Park is back for the holiday season. With a wide range of local and international vendors, there will be plenty of accessories and ornaments to browse through, as well as live performances and delicious food and drink.
A Longwood Christmas at Longwood Gardens
November 22nd – January 6th
This popular two-month celebration is back for the holidays with half a million twinkling lights and seasonal décor! Head on over to Longwood Gardens during A Longwood Christmas and enjoy all the holiday plants/décor, music, and colorful fountain shows! This event is perfect for a romantic day out!
The Pennsylvania Ballet Presents George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
December 7th – 31st
Get your tickets to witness the classic ballet, The Nutcracker come to life at the Academy of Music this holiday season. Performed by the dance of the Philadelphia Ballet for the 54th year, watch as visions of sugar plum fairies, dancing nutcrackers, and the evil mouse king become reality as the story unfolds all set to the icon Tchaikovsky score!
Head on over to the Lincoln Financial Field to watch one of the most competitive rivalries face off in the spirited Army-Navy Game! You won’t want to miss this game unfold. It is sure to be a lively and high-stakes game!
Independence Seaport Museum’s Parade of Lights
The holiday festivities continue to sparkle as boats prepare to float down the Delaware River for the annual Parade of Lights! Take in the sparkling views from Penn’s Landing or the Independence Seaport Museum’s second-floor terrace! You won’t want to miss this beautiful and festive sight!
Broadway Philadelphia Presents Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical
December 19th – 29th (select dates)
Coming to the Merriam Theater just in time for the holiday season, Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical is the perfect way to get everyone in the holiday mood! Bring the whole family to the Merriam Theater, located on 250 S. Broad Street for a fun family night outing!
Disney on Ice at the Wells Fargo Center
December 24th – 31st
Disney on Ice returns to the Well Fargo Center for a night full of family fun! This year will feature Mickey’s Search Party, where guests will enjoy an ice skating Mickey Mouse, acrobatics, and visits from other popular Disney characters like Coco, Elsa, Aladdin and more!
SugarHouse Casino’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront
December 31st – January 1st
Ring in the New Year with Philly’s biggest fireworks show at SugarHouse Casino’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront. Two sets of fireworks will be showcased, one at 6PM for the younger audience to enjoy and a second show when the clock strikes at 12AM! Make sure to head on over to Penn’s Landing for the spectacle!
New Year’s Even in Philadelphia
There are many different special events, dinners, and parties that are happening all throughout Philly to ring in the New Year! From family-friendly events to parties that go well into the early hours of the morning, there are a lot of entertaining events to choose from to start your year off right!
Don’t miss out on the fun this December and make sure you enjoy the festive events that Philadelphia has to offer! Or, if you’re looking for a beautiful home in South Philadelphia/Packer Park, look no further than Siena Place! This beautiful townhome community is perfect for families! If you’re interested or have any questions, feel free to contact us! We’d love to hear from you!