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 be open on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., and offer extended hours from Dec. 26 - 30, 8:30 a.m. - 7 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. 
History Maker in gift shop

Holiday History Makers

Meet colonial townsfolk at Independence Visitor Center, who offer tales, anecdotes, and good cheer about living in 18th-century Philadelphia.

Save the Date:

Official Holiday Tree Lighting
HERSHEY'S at Holiday Tree Lighting

Meet HERSHEY'S mascot as a featured guest at Philadelphia's Official Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, and receive a coupon to try out the goodies at HERSHEY'S Kitchens café located inside Independence Visitor Center. Wednesday, December 4, 5 - 7 p.m.

gift shop
Holiday Gift Grab

Enter to win a 60-second free shopping spree at Independence Gift Shop! It's easy: follow @PHLvisitorcenter on Instagram and tag two of your friends in the comments to enter. Winner's Event: Friday, December 20

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

Love Park Visitor Center