Just as cooler temperatures roll in at the beginning of November, Winter at Dilworth Park arrives. It brings with it a bevy of activities, from the ice rink and cozy cabin to the Deck the Hall Holiday Light Show. Dilworth Park remains in its festive form until the end of February, so you have plenty of time to check out what it has to offer.
Start with a spin around the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink—BYO skates or rent a pair—and then warm up in the cozy “cabin” next door, which is actually a pop-up bar. It’s totally enclosed, so the cabin stays nice and cozy as you enjoy a winter-themed cocktail or a craft beer. Then meander around the Wintergarden, a free exhibit of seasonal plants and twinkling lights, and catch the Holiday Light Show as it dances across the front of City Hall. You can even browse the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market, which showcases the work of local artisans.