There are good things happening in Philadelphia every day thanks to the creativity of those in different industries and the essential workers who work keep the city running through it all.
Below, find information about some of the good happening in Philly as we navigate through the pandemic.
This fall and winter, the city welcomes a variety of in-person and virtual events hosted by museums, neighborhood associations, performing arts venues and other local entities.
To plan for both in-person and online things to do in the area, check out:
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LumiNature at the Philadelphia Zoo
The Philadelphia Zoo welcomes visitors after the sun sets for LumiNature, a spectacular holiday light display!
Bigger and better than ever, the immersive attraction boasts 14 illuminated zones, more than a million shimmering lights, performance artists and seasonal treats like hot cocoa and s'mores. Explore the whole zoo and discover a massive flamingo holiday tree, hundreds of sparkling penguins, a giant glimmering snake and more visually captivating displays.
The exhibit runs through January 9, 2022. Purchase timed tickets in advance, and don't miss the chance to experience this awesome winter attraction!
Christmas Village in Philadelphia
Modeled after traditional Christmas markets in Germany, the Christmas Village in LOVE Park is a must-see during the holiday season.
Stroll through and peruse a variety of unique vendors — set up in charming wooden booths — while enjoying a fan-favorite raclette sandwich or hot mulled wine.
There are also two German-style beer garden areas this year, plus a brand new German Food Court area with 100 seats at City Hall!
You'll find a merry-and-bright carousel, Ferris wheel and train ride for kids at City Hall, too. And don't miss the city's beautifully decorated holiday tree — standing at 45 feet tall — located on the north side of the historic building.
Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market
Handcrafted jewelry, artwork, home decor, clothing — no matter what's on your holiday shopping list, you can find it at the Made in Philadelphia Market in Dilworth Park!
Support local small businesses, artists and crafters this holiday season and shop this eclectic pop-up market, open now through January 1, 2023.
Sunday-Thursday: 11 a.m - 7 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thanksgiving, November 25: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Christmas Eve, December 24: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Christmas Day, December 25: Closed
Happy Hour Pick: Cocktails & Cold Ones in the Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin
Back by popular demand: Cocktails & Cold Ones at Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin returns for the 2021-2022 winter season!
The ski chalet-inspired pop-up attraction, located on the west side of City Hall next to the ice skating rink, hosts a weekly happy hour event every Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. Enjoy drink specials — $4 Blue Point Toasted Lager, $5 wine, $6 Hornito's tequila cocktails — and discounts on select food items inside a cozy and festively decorated cabin.
Cocktails & Cold Ones runs through February 23, 2022. Cheers!
Philadelphia welcomes back visitors for the holiday season
The Center City District has partnered with public and private agencies to embark on public safety presence to keep everyone safe.