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Holidays in Philadelphia

Holiday Events near Our Philly Hotel

Enjoy the magic of the holiday season in Philly

Stay tuned for the upcoming 2024 holiday season, and be sure to come back for all the details.

For all things merry and bright this holiday season, Philadelphia is the place to be. The city’s festive spirit is on display with a variety of holiday events and activations—from cozy Christmas Markets and wondrous light displays to wintry ice rinks and yuletide treats—that are not to be missed.

Don't miss out on the magical experiences awaiting you this holiday season in Philadelphia. And to make your stay even more charming, save and enjoy exclusive perks. Book your stay in advance and get up to 30% off.


Explore Festive Events In and Around Our Hotel

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Santa Paws at Hotel Palomar Philadelphia

Mid-December TBD

Santa Paws is returning to Kimpton Hotel Palomar’s living room to pose with all the good pups in the city. Photos are free but donations to no-kill shelter Saved Me are accepted and encouraged. Treats and complimentary coffee, cocoa, and cookies for both people and pets will be provided from Square 1682.

Ferric Wheel at Christmas Market

Christmas Village in Philadelphia

Open from November through December

Philly’s beloved authentic German Christmas Market comes to life in LOVE Park. The Christmas Village will feature an assortment of vendor booths offering holiday gifts and tasty European fare as well as rides, activities, tastings and of course, Phil the Reindeer.

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Ice skating rink at Dilworth Park

Winter at Dilworth Park

Open from November through February 25

Center City’s Dilworth Park gets a magical holiday makeover this fall. Lace up your skates and hop on the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink and enjoy some apres-skate bevvies and bites at the Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin. Wander through Wintergarden on the Greenfield Lawn, browse the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market and so much more.

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Luminature at the Philadelphia Zoo

Open from November through January

Be dazzled as you take in the gorgeous light displays at the Philadelphia Zoo’s Luminature. This year, Luminature will feature 14 illuminated zones like Flamingo Fancy, Snake Awake and Penguin Royale, and more than a million twinkling lights as well as seasonal fare, holiday treats and strolling performers.

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1-2 Day Itinerary

With so many events and activities steps from the hotel, you can full immerse yourself in Philly’s holiday spirit even if you’re only in town for a day or two. Start your day with breakfast at Square 1682, and then head to Dilworth Park (a 7-min. walk from the hotel) for a stroll through the Wintergarden or a skate on the rink. Pop over to the Christmas Village in LOVE Park, just half a block from Dilworth Park for some holiday browsing and more. Grab a belly-warming bite at The Dandelion pub, (a 2-min. walk from the hotel) and if you’re feeling ambitious, head to the Philadelphia Zoo for their holiday Luminature display or just enjoy some R&R at the hotel. In the evening, check out a Christmas show like The Philly Pops Christmas Spectacular or the Philadelphia Ballet’s Nutcracker.

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Last Minute Deals + Offers

Treat yourself to a delightful getaway. Choose the offer that suits you best, whether it’s extra perk upgrades for only $1, earning points, or taking advantage of our suite deals.