The Winter Wonderland of Philadelphia

As the snow starts to fall in our beautiful city of Philadelphia, you may be asking yourself what kind of festivities you can schedule with family and friends this year. With the pandemic among us, city activities have been adjusted to fit the safety standards for COVID-19. The STC Direct team knows the Greater Philadelphia’s lights are up, the halls are decked, and the trees are trimmed and ready to celebrate the season.

Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink

One of the most anticipated activities in the city during the winter months is to take a spin around the ice rink! Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink is known to every resident of our city as a safe, outdoor entertainment experience in Philadelphia’s beloved Dilworth Park. The best part about it? It’s open seven days a week from now until February 28th of 2021. Kids 10 and under are only $5, and adults are $7. What a deal! Grab your skates, mask up, and have fun!

Christmas Village in Philadelphia

Christmas Village in Philadelphia is an authentic open-air German-style Christmas Market at LOVE Park and City Hall. You can find vendors in more than 60 wooden booths as they sell traditional European food, sweets, and drinks. These vendors will also offer a great shopping experience with international holiday gifts, ornaments, jewelry, and high-quality arts and crafts until their last day on Christmas Eve. A fun fact about this event is that the history of Christmas markets in Germany roots back to the late Middle Ages, and our city is happy to continue this tradition. This event is one of our favorites here at STC Direct.

A Longwood Christmas

From now until January 10th, get ready to be in awe at the towering trees and twinkling lights at A Longwood Christmas! When you arrive at this winter wonderland, you’ll feel like a kid again! Between the Garden Railway and finding the magic within the shimmering tunnel of light, find yourself amid the holiday season filled with joy. Are you feeling chilly? Warm-up by the cozy fire pits and talk about holiday traditions and memories with your loved ones.

Elmwood Park Zoo Wild Lights

If you need to add more light to your life this winter season, you won’t want to miss the Elmwood Park Zoo Lights! Grab your friends, family, and your mask and make this a new or continuing tradition in your life because with new lights and decorative attractions, and with more animals on exhibit, this year’s Wild Lights is sure to be brighter than ever! If you have your timing just right, you may get a peek at Santa himself! This event powers through December 30th, so get your tickets soon!

Christmas Underwater at Adventure Aquarium

Until December 24th, you can catch Christmas Underwater at Adventure Aquarium! See Scuba Santa diving in Ocean Realm next to Anchor, the Great Hammerhead Shark. This year, something new is that Scuba Santa will be taking breaks from diving, and guests can visit him for photos at his Magic Snow Globe. Capture your memories with your loved ones and frame them for years to come.

Here at STC Direct, we hope you have the most joyful holiday season this year while practicing safety precautions wherever you go. Remember to pre-purchase your tickets to save time while you get your holiday schedule together and have fun! Have a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!


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