20 Holiday Spots to Flash Your Student ID This Winter

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, after all…

Walk through an enchanted winter village, skate away on a world-class ice skating rink, drink winter-themed cocktails, and more!

1. Christmas at Peddler’s Village

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The What: Celebrate the season at Peddler’s Village with one million lights in an enchanted Village, specialty shops and boutiques, a display of gingerbread houses, and more.
The Where: Peddler’s Village
The When: Open daily through Dec. 31
The Deal: Free to attend; pay as you go 

2. Franklin Square Holiday Festival

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The What: Enjoy lights, music, festive food, and a winter beer garden throughout the season. Plus, catch the free Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show presented by PECO every 30 mins!
The Where: Franklin Square
The When: Now through Dec. 31 from 4pm to 8pm; open until 9pm Fri-Sat
The Deal: Free to attend; pay as you go

3. A Longwood Christmas

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The What: Enjoy illuminated trees, glowing orbs, a shimmering tunnel of lights, and more at A Longwood Christmas all season long.
The Where: 1001 Longwood Road
The When: Nov. 22 through Jan. 5
The Deal: $27 tickets with valid student ID

4. Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

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The What: Winter fun at the RiverRink includes a world-class ice skating rink,  newly decorated warming cabins and firepits, a chalet-inspired lounge, and more.
The Where: 101 S Christopher Columbus Blvd
The When: Nov. 29 through March 8
The Deal: Free to attend; pay as you go

5. Photo Pop Philly: Winter Wonderland at The Bourse

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The What: Immersive yourself in an Instagrammable winter wonderland, with interactive art, whimsical photo-ops, and more throughout the season. 
The Where: 111 S Independence Mall E
The When: Nov. 15 through Jan. 5
The Deal: $20 tickets  

6. LumiNature at the Philadelphia Zoo

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The What: Enjoy a multi-media light and music extravaganza, featuring a 25-foot tree, seasonal fare, strolling performers, and more.
The Where: 3400 W Girard Ave
The When: Nov. 20 through Jan. 5
The Deal: Get Value Day Admission ($20) Wednesdays and Thursdays through Dec. 12

7. College Nights at Dilworth Park

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The What: Enjoy ice skating at the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink in Dilworth Park, with food and drinks available in the Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin along with firepits to keep you warm.
The Where: Dilworth Park
The When: Thursdays from 5pm to 9pm
The Deal: $2 ice skating admission with your student ID

8. Christmas Around the Farm at Linvilla Orchards

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The What: Cut your own tree, hop on a caroling hayride, make your own wreath, and more at Christmas Around the Farm.
The Where: Linvilla Orchards
The When: Open daily Dec. 1 through Dec. 23
The Deal: Free to attend; pay as you go 

9. Cocktails and Cold Ones at Dilworth Park

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The What: Enjoy the spirit of Center City District SIPS this winter with discounted wine, cocktails, and draft beers in the Rothman Cabin all season long.
The Where: Dilworth Park
The When: Wednesdays from 5pm to 7pm
The Deal: Discounted drinks in the Rothman Cabin

10. Philadelphia Museum of Art Presents Holidays at the Museum

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The What: Enjoy a variety of events during Holidays at the Museum, with a tree-lighting celebration, a card-making night, and more throughout the season.
The Where: 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
The When: Nov. 27 through Jan. 1
The Deal: Free with admission 

11. Christmas Village in Philadelphia 

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The What: Visit the authentic German Christmas Market in Philadelphia to experience European foods and drinks from 80+ vendors, thousands of lights, high-quality arts and holiday gifts, and more.
The Where: LOVE Park
The When: Nov. 28 through Dec. 24
The Deal: Free to attend; pay as you go 

12. One Liberty Holiday Tours

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The What: Enjoy a guided tour of Philadelphia’s holiday history (with plenty of holiday cheer!) during the 40-50 minute skyline tour on the 57th floor.
The Where:
1650 Market Street
The When: Nov. 22 to Dec. 29 from Friday through Sunday
The Deal: Free with admission 

13. Tinsel (21+)

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The What: Enjoy a Christmas-themed cocktail at this festive bar, featuring holiday decor, shimmering lights, and winter icons. 
The Where:
116 S. 12th Street
The When: Open from Nov. 29 through Dec. 30
The Deal: Pay as you go 

14. Winter at Dilworth Park

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The What: Enjoy skating and fitness on the ice, fire pits and quizzo indoors, a holiday market, and a free winter wonderland all season long.
The Where: Dilworth Park
The When: Daily through Feb. 23
The Deal: Free to attend; pay-as-you go

15. McGillin’s at Christmas (21+)

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The What: Head to Philly’s oldest continuously operating tavern to enjoy a winter drink menu, and stay for events like Ugly Sweater Christmas Karaoke, Jingle Bell Rockout, and more. 
The Where: 
1310 Drury Street
The When: 
Open daily from 11am to 2am, ft. a winter-themed menu through December 
The Deal: Daily specials and events

16. The Comcast Holiday Spectacular & Market

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The What: Experience holiday fun with Comcast Center Campus’ festive programming throughout the season.
The Where: 
1701 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
The When: 
Nov. 28 through Jan. 1
The Deal: Free 

17. The Miracle on South 13th Street

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The What: Enjoy Philadelphia’s favorite light displays as you stroll down South 13th Street throughout the season.
The Where: 
1600 Block of South 13th Street
The When: 
Nov. 24 through Jan. 1 from 5pm to 1am
The Deal: Free 

18. Historic Holiday Tree Lighting in Old City

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The What: Catch the 3rd Annual Historic Holiday Tree Lighting at the Betsy Ross House, featuring musical performances, seasonal drinks and foods, and a glowing holiday tree.
The Where:
Betsy Ross House
The When:
Dec. 5 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
The Deal: Free 

19. Macy’s Christmas Light Show at Macy’s Center City

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The What: Head to the Christmas Light Show and Wanamaker Organ Concert in Macy’s Center City and watch as The Macy’s Magic Christmas Tree illuminates with 34,500 LED lights in six colors. 
The Where:
Macy’s Center City
The When:
Daily from Nov. 29 to Dec. 31 
The Deal: Free 

20. BONUS: Snag Deals with the Historic Holiday Pass Powered by PECO

Get amazing deals and discounts with the Historic Holiday Pass now through Dec. 31. The Pass is completely free to download, and it’s your ticket for discounts to museums, shops and restaurants, attractions, and more all season long!

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