Guide to Christmas Village in Philadelphia

Christmas at Peddler’s Village – Events & festivals are the draws at this charming, old-fashioned “village” with 65 shops & inns. 2400 Street Rd, New Hope, PA 18938

Bucks County’s holiday village kicks off the season with Santa Clauses switching on one million lights of the shopping village filled with carolers, warm apple cider and roasted marshmallows.

Winter at Dilworth Park – Dilworth Park is a public park and open space along the western side of City Hall in Center City, Philadelphia. 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Santa capA Christmas pop-up around City Hall in the heart of Center City, with a dazzling nightly Light Show,), projected on the side of City Hall.

Franklin Square Holiday Festival – One of the five unique open-space parks created by William Penn when he planned the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1682. 200 N 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Santa capThe yearly Franklin Square Holiday Festival is an Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show presented by PECO, making the historic square twinkle, with free shows every night during the holiday season.

Holiday Light Show at Fashion District Philadelphia – Fashion District Philadelphia is a shopping mall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the Gallery at Market East.

Santa capThe retail and entertainment space boasts a 45-foot-tall tree with giant stainless-steel mirror ornaments and a light show timed to the music by the Philly POPS.

LumiNature at the Philadelphia Zoo – The Philadelphia Zoo, located in the Centennial District of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Santa capTwo years in the making, a new, immersive display transforms the zoo’s day-scape into a nighttime multimedia light and music spectacle. Dancing lights and sounds throughout furnish illusions of animals (and trees!) coming to life.

A Longwood Christmas at Longwood Gardens – Longwood Gardens is an American botanical garden. It consists of over 1,077 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. 1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square, PA 19348

Santa capThousands of poinsettias, Christmas trees, and flowers transform the heated four-acre Conservatory at Longwood Gardens into a winter wonderland during the popular A Longwood Christmas, which opens even earlier this year for those looking to maximize holiday joy.

Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm – Known for its seasonal events & U-pick, this quaint farm also features a market, deli & nursery. 931 Stony Hill Rd, Yardley, PA 19067

Santa capMore than 3 million lights comprise the big, bright Bucks County spectacle that is Shady Brook’s annual Holiday Light Show.

Christmas Village in Philadelphia – LOVE Park, officially known as John F. Kennedy Plaza, is a plaza located in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Santa capThe German-style Christmas Village returns to JFK Plaza, also known as LOVE Park, for the 12th year. Local and international merchants at 80 wooden booths sell handmade toys, winter apparel, and crafts, plus edible and drinkable treats.

Holiday Garden Railway at Morris Arboretum – The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is the official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Located at 100 East Northwestern Avenue, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 100 E Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118

Santa capHoliday Garden Railway showcases a miniature winter wonderland complete with a quarter-mile of model-train tracks, seven loops, and tunnels, 15 rail lines, and model trains that cruise past scaled replicas of historical monuments and Philadelphia landmarks adorned with thousands of twinkling lights.

The Miracle on South 13th Street Light Show – A testament to South Philly’s neighborhood spirit, this one-block stretch of lighted row houses — affectionately known as Miracle on South 13th Street


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 Guide: Christmas Villages in Philly