What's Happening

This Week

It's the Most Wonderful Time... for a Beer!

Thursdays through Dec. 18, 5:30 pm

Enjoy a taste of holiday cheer on the final, seasonal Tippler's Tour of the year, Yuletide Cheers & Beers! Travel back to the winter of 1777 and learn about colonial holiday traditions from a Red Coat soldier, all while enjoying ales and snacks at four Old City pubs! Tippler's Tour Yuletide Cheers & Beers is only available for a limited time, purchase your tickets today!







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Meet an American Icon at the Betsy Ross House

Daily, 10 am - 4 pm

Step inside the birthplace of the Stars & Stripes and meet Betsy Ross, in person, everyday in her upholstery shop! Learn about her fascinating life on one of the two new audio tours and shop for the perfect souvenir in The Betsy Ross Shop!

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Franklin Square Holiday Festival

Open Daily through December 31, 4 - 8 pm (Closed Thanksgiving Day)

The Franklin Square Holiday Festival is Philadelphia's #1 destination for electrifying holiday fun! Here's a quick snapshot of this week's special events and activities!

  • Kids' Craftivity Hours
    Mon. - Thurs. 4 - 5 pm
    Kids can make a variety of FREE holiday-themed crafts to take home!

  • Holiday Market Opening
    Friday, Nov. 28, 4 - 8 pm
    Shop for the perfect holiday gift from a selection of local artisans at the NEW Holiday Market, produced in collaboration with PHAIR.

  • Food Truck Fridays
    Friday, Nov. 28, 4 - 8 pm
    Enjoy delicious bites from local favorites The Cow and the Curd, The Whirly Pig, and Luscious Bakery.

  • Lightning Bolt Holiday Express
    Sat. & Sun., Nov. 22 & 23, 4:30 - 7:30 pm
    All aboard for a special holiday train ride around the Square!
    Adults: $5, Children: $4

  • Santa Saturdays
    Saturday, Nov. 29, 4 - 7:30 pm
    Enjoy Milk & Cookies with Santa as he tells some of his favorite stories in the indoor, heated Pavilion from 4 - 5 pm. (Tickets: $10). Jingle & Mingle with Santa in the Square and pose for photos with the man in red from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. FREE

    Santa Saturdays are sponsored by Di Bruno Bros.

  • Seasonal Sounds on Sundays
    Sunday, Nov. 23, 5 - 7 pm
    Enjoy performances from local musicians and dancers during selected Electrical Spectacle intermissions! Featuring this week: Vicki Rogers, Ms. Senior Pennsylvania


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