Philadelphia is a city where it’s pretty difficult to be bored. The holiday season is no exception. In fact, there’s an endless number of holiday events including tree lightings, festivals, one day events, and so much more. Here’s a list of four of our favorite events that are going on this season.
From now until January 4th at Shady Brook Farm
2014 Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm will provide beautiful holiday light displays featuring some of your favorite holiday characters. Open every night at 5PM, the event can be a drive-through event from the warmth and comfort of your car with your favorite Christmas tunes. Or you can hop in one of our open air wagons if the weather allows it. Their farm market has delectable treats including hot cocoa and s’mores. The Holiday Light Show pricing is Monday through Thursday $25 per carload, and Friday through Sunday $25 per carload.
From November 13th through December 31st at Franklin Square Park
Franklin Square Holiday Festival will feature some traditional holiday events like Santa Saturdays and Kids’ New Year’s Eve countdown, but it will also feature some strictly Philadelphia and Franklin Square specialties. From Philly mini golf ($9 per adult, $7 for kids 3 to 12) to Park liberty carousel ($2 ages 3+ and aged 2 and under admission is free). A super exciting special feature is the Lightning bolt holiday express with rides Saturday and Sunday November 15th through 28th plus December 31st for $5 per adult and $4 per child. Other special events are Seasonal sounds on Sundays, Kids creativity hour, ugly sweater adoption extravaganza, Foodtruck Fridays, Santa Saturdays, and a kids’ New Year’s Eve countdown.
From November 27th through December 28th at Love Park
A traditional German Christmas Market called Christmas Village will take over. With free admission and the wonderful smells of the holiday, this market will feature vendors with traditional European food, as well as Christmas lights and a holiday tree. The event will go on Sundays through Thursday from 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. and Fridays through Saturdays from 11:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. except for several days. December 24th the market will be open from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., it’s closed on Christmas Day, on the 26th it will be open from 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M., the 27th and 28th from 11:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.
From November 28th through March 1st Blue Cross River Rink Winterfest
Blue Cross RiverRink will feature public skating sessions with available skate rentals, winter garden and forest, arcade games and oversized games. The park will be open Monday through Thursday from 1:00 P.M. to 10:30 P.M., Friday and Saturday from 1:00 P.M. to 12:30 A.M., and Sunday 11:00 A.M. to 10:30 P.M. Also available are concession stands filled with casual food, coffee shop, craft beers, cocktails, and spiked hot drinks.
Whether you’re looking for a place to connect with your community, or a family friendly event to take the kiddos, you’ll find what you want on this list. Be sure to check the weather and bundle up, baby; it’s cold outside.
Be sure to tell all of your friends and family about the events you heard about from Montgomeryville Nissan!