10 Best Holiday Lights around Philadelphia you must see - Kid 101

10 Best Holiday Lights around Philadelphia you must see

Blue Cross River Rink Winterfest

About: The ice skating rink here is world class, and this year for their 25th anniversary expect special giveaways and offers. The lighting is beautiful with the tree trunks and branches strung with lights, an enormous Christmas tree, and strings of lights crisscrossing the rink-side area to create a fairytale effect. There are welcoming fire pits, cozy warming cabins, the Franklin Fountain Confectionery Cabin, the Kids’ Lodge and arcade, and a chalet-inspired Lodge with food and beverages from Garces, and Chickie’s and Pete’s.

When: November 23, 2018, through March 3, 2018, seven days a week including all holidays. Regular Operating Hours: Monday – Thursday: 1:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Friday: 1:00 pm to 1: am, Saturday: 11:00 am to 1:00 am, Sunday: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm.

Skating session times vary from operating hours – check the online schedule for skating sessions.

Holiday Hours

Holiday Week (December 21 through December 30): 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Christmas Eve (December 24): 11:00 am – 8:30 pm

Christmas Day (December 25): 1:00 pm – 8:30 pm

New Year’s Eve (December 31): 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Special ticketed New Year’s Eve Parties on Ice from 5: 00 pm -8:00 pm and 10:00 pm -1:00 am.

Martin Luther King Day and President’s Day: Monday from 11:00 am – 11:00 pm.

Where: 101 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contact: 215-925-7465.

Cost: General Admission free. Skating Admission $4.00 for a 90-minute session,

Skate Rental – $10.00.


Franklin Square Holiday Festival

About:  No rocking around the Christmas tree in Franklin Square – instead the fountain with its kite-shaped light display provides a focal point from which strings of light reach outward. The Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show, featuring more than 75,000 lights set to holiday music will grab your attention. The light show runs every thirty minutes and starts soon after dusk. The pop-up beer garden features fire pits and a menu of seasonal beers, cocktails, and wine, and for the kids, there will be special events through the season including visits with Santa. The Lightning Bolt Holiday Express Train takes a turn around the square on Saturdays and Sundays until December 30 and on Monday, December 31. Adults pay $5 each for the ride, and a children’s ticket costs $4.

When: until December 31.

Where: 200 N 6th Street,

Contact: 215-629-4026 or email info@historicphiladelphia.org.

Cost: Free.

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