Updated Nov 2, 2023 - Things to Do

Things to do in Philly this weekend

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The holidays are officially underway in Philly. We hope your faces burn brighter than a Christmas tree this weekend with all the lights, lights, lights.

ğŸŽ„ One million lights, plus a partridge in a pear tree. LumiNature, one of our favorite interactive holiday treats, opens tonight at the Philadelphia Zoo and runs through Dec. 31.

  • New this year: a sparkling light waterfall and shimmering vine. Plus live music, snacks for the kids and holiday spirits for the grown-ups.
  • Tickets: $25-$28 for adults and kids 12 and older; $20-$23 for children ages 2-11.

ğŸ§‘â€ğŸŽ„ Franky, baby, flip a switch under the town square for me. The nightly choreographed Electrical Spectacle, inspired by Benjamin Franklin's kite, will have Franklin Square boppin' with lights and excitement every night through Feb. 14.

  • Miss it? Don't worry. They're every half-hour.

🏌️ All I want for Christmas is a hole-in-one. Play a round of 18 at Chilly Philly Mini Golf, replete with your favorite winter characters.

🔥 Chestnut Hill roasting on an open fire. Hopefully, Jack Frost won't be nipping at anyone's nose during the annual Circle of Trees Celebration at the Woodmere Art Museum, which kicks off Saturday at 5:30pm.

  • Stop by for holiday treats, including hot cocoa and cider, and listen to songs of the season before the trees light up at 7pm.

🥶 Ice up, son. An ice trail, an ice slide — there's enough cold stuff at Tinseltown Holiday Spectacular in FDR Park to make former NFL wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. shiver.

  • Looking for a gift? Pop by the Mistletoe Marketplace.
  • Tickets: $40.99

ğŸŽ Christmas Village in Love Park is giving you a sneak peek this weekend before 100+ vendors officially open up shop for the season on Thanksgiving.

🐕 Take in another holiday tradition. The National Dog Show kicks off Saturday at the Philadelphia Expo. The two-day event features over 2,000 dogs from more than 200 breeds.

  • Tickets: $16 for adults and kids 12 and older; $7 for children ages 4-11.
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