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

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!

  • Penn State University Homecoming Tuesday
    Tuesday, Nov. 18, 5 - 8 pm
    Join local Penn State alumni for a night of networking and Franklin Square holiday fun in the indoor, heated Pavilion!

  • Ugly Sweater Adoption Extravaganza
    Saturday, Nov. 22, 3 - 8 pm
    Dress yourself, and your four-legged friend, in an ugly sweater and join local animal shelters to help find loving homes for some adorable pets!

  • 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

  • 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: Play on Philly and The Lady Hoofers.


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