Winter At Dilworth Park

Dated: 11/14/2019

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It feels like every year the winter celebrations get a little bit bigger and start to creep in a little bit sooner; this year is no exception. A late Thanksgiving is giving way to the annual push back of those who feel decorating for the winter holidays should come after turkey day. 

Dilworth Park is playing off of the colder than normal temps by getting their winter festivities up and running...some have already commenced! Here's what the Center City District Parks organization has in store for us this holiday season and beyond:

  • Ice Skating: Open as of last Friday, the rink has been full of skaters already in the festive spirit! The rink is open and operating from 11a-9p (with extended hours on Friday and Saturday 11a-11p and abbreviated hours Sunday 11a-8p) with modified hours on holidays. Admission is reasonable with $3 for kids 10 years old & younger and $5 for general admission. They also offer deals to those who have SEPTA Key Cards - $1 off admission Sunday - Thursday. Skate rentals are always available when the rink is open for an additional $10. It's free to watch and when you get too cold...venture into the cabin...

  • Cabin: Cozy up with warm cocktails like spiked hot chocolate or festive drinks featuring Maker’s Mark and Jim Beam Apple, along with craft beers from Victory Brewing and Stella Artois. Tasty bites and sweet treats are also available.  Alcohol is served starting at 5 p.m. on weekdays, and 11 a.m. on the weekends for adults 21 and over. Here they also offer a variety of events throughout the winter including college nights where you receive discounts for providing a valid student i.d., the winter version of SIPS from 5-7pm every Wednesday night, PJ parties with Santa and more!

  • Wintergarden: It's back; the picturesque plantings, whimsically-crafted topiaries and a brand-new Chaddsford Winery station! Guests 21 and older can purchase warm mulled wine served in a one-of-a-kind souvenir mug that can be refilled for $7. Choose from "Holiday Spirit", a Pennsylvania-made glüwein, or "Spiced Apple," made with pressed apple wine.

  • Holiday Market: Not to get confused with Christmas Village at Love Park, the Holiday Market at Dilworth Park pops up in just about a week. This market showcases all hand-crafted items from local Philadelphia artists. Stop by for unique gifts for your loved ones this season, November 23, 2019 - January 1, 2020.

  • Deck The Hall Light Show: The light show returns this season with nightly show times and a touch of holiday magic. Visitors can enjoy shows daily from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. on November 25, 2019 - January 1, 2020. Times vary: November 25Opening Night: Every 30 MinutesNovember 26-December 21Sunday-Thursday: Every HourFriday-Saturday: Every 30 MinutesDecember 22-January 1Daily: Every 30 Minutes

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Brittany Skinner

Brittany Skinner is a Realtor in Philadelphia. She has lived in various neighborhoods all over the city and finally ended up purchasing a home in Point Breeze 7 years ago. She has lived and worked in ....

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