Celebrate the Holidays

in Philadelphia

C. Smyth for Visit Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love sparkles and delights.

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 at Independence Visitor Center for personalized service from expert staff who can help curate your holiday experience wish list.

We're open with extended hours and free, festive programming so you can focus on making magical moments and memories.

Start Here:

Info Desk
Personalized Service

Our multilingual staff provides expert tips to ensure your stay is unforgettable. After starting here, you'll know why National Geographic named Philadelphia the top U.S. city to visit in 2020.


Welcome Wall
Holiday Hours

In our dedication to provide an exceptional welcome experience for every visitor, Independence Visitor Center will offer extended hours from Dec. 26 - 308:30 a.m. - 7 p.m., and be open on New Year's Day, Jan. 1, 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Festive Programming:
History Maker

Winter Storytelling

Huddle around the Storytelling Bench and listen to tales about the cold winter of 1776, and Washington’s epic journey across the Delaware River on Christmas night. 
Our Locations:
Independence Visitor Center

Independence Visitor Center

City Hall Visitor Center

City Hall Visitor Center

Fashion District

Fashion District Concierge Services

Shop & Snack

Rocky Statue Pop-Up Visitor Center


Love Park Visitor Center