Welcome to the Holiday Season

in Philadelphia

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The best trips of the season start at the Independence Visitor Center.

Celebrate the holidays in Philadelphia, with outdoor ice skating, multi-media light and music shows, pop-up holiday shopping districts, and more.

Start your season with the Independence Visitor Center Corporation for personalized service from expert staff who can help curate your holiday experience wish list.

Our friendly staff provide free, personalized service and helpful information in a safe, clean, and sanitized environment -- so you can focus on making magical moments and memories.
 

Festive Programming:
Holiday Parade

Visit Philadelphia Holiday Parade

On Saturday, December 4 starting at 5 p.m., the first-ever VISIT PHILADELPHIA® Holiday Parade celebrates all of winter’s holidays, including Hannukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and the Chinese New Year.
Philly PHLASH

Philly PHLASH Downtown Loop

The Philly PHLASH® Downtown Loop is a visitor-friendly public transit service managed by the Independence Visitor Center Corporation.   

Start Here:

IVC
Holiday Hours

In our dedication to provide an exceptional welcome experience for every visitor, Independence Visitor Center will be open for holiday hours on Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Info Desk
Personalized Service

Our friendly staff provides expert tips to ensure your stay is unforgettable. After starting here, you'll know why The Wall Street Journal called Philadelphia a "historic heavyweight of a city and booming cultural and culinary destination" in 2021.

Our Locations + Services:
City Hall Exterior Tour

City Hall Exterior Only Tour

City Hall Interior Tour

City Hall Interior & Exterior Tour

Independence Visitor Center

Independence Visitor Center

LOVE Park Visitor Center

LOVE Park Visitor Center

Philly PHLASH

Philly PHLASH Downtown Loop

Things to Do:
Betsy Ross House

Betsy Ross House

Founding Footsteps Tours

Founding Footsteps Philly Phables Walking Tour

National Constitution Center

National Constitution Center

Earthquake Tables

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia

Museum of the American Revolution

Museum of the American Revolution

Other Sites on Independence Mall:
The Liberty Bell

Liberty Bell Center

Congress Hall

Congress Hall

Old City Hall

Old City Hall

President's House Site

President's House Site

Second Bank of the United States

Second Bank Portrait Gallery

Top Questions
Where is the closest place to park by Independence Hall?

Convenient, onsite parking is available for visitors who start at the Visitor Center. The AutoPark at Independence Mall is a 24-hour, fully enclosed parking garage operated by the Philadelphia Parking Authority. Entrances are located on both 5th and 6th Streets, between Market and Arch Streets.

How can I redeem the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package?

Looking for a hotel deal when you visit Philadelphia? The Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package is a great way to save when you stay over, available year-round with different perks included seasonally.

Learn more and find participating hotels: VisitPhilly.com/PackageHotels

Where is the Liberty Bell?

Since 2003, the Liberty Bell has been on display in a structure located on Independence Mall, called the Liberty Bell Center. No timed tickets are required to visit the Bell, but a security check is required for entry.