November’s Top Holiday Events: Tree Lighting Ceremonies, Holiday Bazaars, Fire and Ice Festival at Dilworth Park & More!

Some of the most festive happenings and events taking place this November!


Fire and Ice Festival Opening Celebration

November 8th – 9th

8th: 5:30 – 6:30pm; 9th: 12 – 2pm

Dilworth Park

1 s 15th St.

Cost: Free

Celebrate the start of the 2019 winter season! Fire and ice performers will entertain guests as synthetic snow and firework effects dazzle the crowd. Hand-carved ice sculptures will be on display, along with festive décor.


Photo Pop Winter Wonderland Grand Opening Celebration

November 15th

7 – 9pm

Photo Pop Philly

111 S. Independence Mall E

Cost: $39

Photo Pop is back! Kick off the season by immersing yourself in the joyful enchantment of Winter Wonderland.


Holiday Art Star Craft Bazaar

November 23rd – 24th

11am – 5pm

Rivers Casino Philadelphia

1001 N. Delaware Ave.

Cost: $3 from 11am – 3pm; $2 from 3 – 4pm; FREE the last hour

Find handmade holiday gifts for everyone on your list! Browse items from 80 curated vendors. Enter the raffle and enjoy treats from Okie Dokie Donuts and The Chocolate Alchemist.


Tree Lighting Celebration

November 27th

5 – 7pm

Philadelphia Museum of Art

2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Cost: Free

Enjoy music by Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five and the Sister Cities Girlchoir. Admission to the museum is Pay What You Wish after 5:00 pm.


Christmas Village

November 28th – December 24th

Love Park

Cost: Pay as you go

The popular Christmas Village is back again! Inspired by open-air German Christmas markets, enjoy holiday sights and sounds with tens of thousands of twinkling lights, festive decorations, live music, and fun children’s activities. Come ready to shop for unique, international and local gifts and decorations. Warm up with a glass of warm mulled wine or hot cocoa while enjoying European foods and drinks. Take a selfie or family photograph with The Present, a large glowing holiday box decorated with lights and a giant bow.


Holiday Garden Railway

November 29th 

10am – 4pm

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

100 E Northwestern Ave

Cost: $20

Bring the whole family and enjoy a beautiful display of buildings and trains, all meticulously decorated for the holidays with lights that twinkle along the tracks and around the surrounding landscape.


Holiday Bazaar

November 30th

10am – 4pm

Greensgrow Farms

2501 E Cumberland St.

Cost: Free

Shop local, support local artists! Make a dent in your Christmas shopping at the Greensgrow Holiday Bazaar. This is a festive neighborhood favorite, get your tree or holiday greens and check out all of the cool wares our elves have made. There will be a range of fine art, crafts and gifts; jewelry, ceramics, wood working, accessories, green gifts, bath/body and more.