The Good

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: 

Do you have an event planned?

Are you ready to invite people back to Philly to do all the things they have missed over the last year? Let’s Get Ready!

Let us know!

Shop Local: Philly Latinx Holiday Craft Fair

Find one-of-a-kind gifts for loved ones (or treat yourself to something special) at the Philly Latinx Holiday Craft Fair at Cherry Street Pier! 

The event, hosted by Casa de Venezuela Philadelphia and Fleisher Art Memorial, showcases the work of local Latinx makers, artists and artisans.

The fair takes place on Sunday, November 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop by to support local Latinx creatives and start your holiday shopping early!

Winter at Dilworth Park

Dilworth Park transforms into a winter wonderland this week! The picturesque Wintergarden on the Greenfield Lawn opens on November 1 and the fun-filled Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink and Cabin return on November 5.

The Center City destination will welcome more free entertainment throughout the holiday season, including favorite traditions like the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market (opening November 20) and the Deck the Hall Light Show (opening November 22). 

For updates on hours and closures, follow Center City District on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

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Who’s ready for some spooky good news? Festive events in the city include:

  • Boo at the Zoo
  • Halloween Nights at Eastern State Penitentiary
  • Trick or Treat at the Franklin Institute

University City Dining Days

More than 20 University City restaurants offer awesome meal deals and specials this week for University City Dining Days

The culinary event runs through Sunday, October 31, and features eateries like Aksum, Loco Pez and Walnut Street Cafe. Specials vary from restaurant to restaurant, with some offering three-course lunches or dinners for only $25 or $35. 

If you're driving to dinner, you can park for just $8 after 5 p.m. at Cira Centre South Garage located at 129 South 30th Street.

Reach out to the restaurants with any questions about seating and availability, and make sure to order takeout directly from the restaurant when possible.

Happy Hour Pick: Nightmare Before Tinsel Pop-Up Bar

'Tis the season for Nightmare Before Tinsel! The Center City pop-up bar that doubles as a haunted house is back to welcome revelers in search of Halloween-themed cocktails and mysterious rooms to explore. 

The fright-filled bar (located at 12th and Sansom streets) is open Monday-Friday from 4 p.m. - 2 a.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 2 p.m. - 2 a.m. through October 31. Cheers!