Fun Things to Do in Philadelphia in the Winter

Philadelphia is a beautiful city, Pennsylvania’s largest, and houses an astounding 1,584,138 million residents!

And that number may have gone up with its new resident—you! 

Are you a new member of the Philadelphia area? Wondering what to do in Philadelphia during the wintertime? 

Look no further. We list some of the most fun activities in Philly this winter that locals and visitors love. Put on your jacket, lace up your shoes, and try one of these fun events in your new city.

Visit Dilworth Park

Dilworth Parks hosts a lovely Winter at Dilworth Park event that lasts until February 23.

There’s plenty to do there, from ice-skating at the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink to grabbing a warm drink at the Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin. Plant lovers even have something to do, too—perusing the seasonal greenery arrangements at the Wintergarden. 

If you want to experience some chilly cheer, this hustling, bustling spot is the place to do it!

Experience a Pop-Up at the King of Prussia Mall

Live Nation is currently hosting an interactive pop-up, Happy Place, in Philadelphia that lasts until February 29.

King of Prussia is the east coast’s largest mall—and now, it’s the host of a fun pop-up that’s attracting residents from all over Pennsylvania. 

If you’re a fan of nailing the perfect photo, here’s your place to do it. This pop-up is immersive and hands-on, featuring interactive displays that promote nothing but a great time. Experience the World’s Largest Indoor Confetti Dome, a ball pit for adults, and plenty of photo-worthy displays.

This whimsical attraction is perfect for adults and kids alike.

Have Fun at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

This winter-worthy festival lasts until March 8 and is a perfect way to keep experiencing those chilly, cheery vibes post-Christmas.

You can ice skate at its Olympic-sized ice skating rink that overlooks the Delaware River, get warm and cozy in their ski chalet-style lodge, or walk around their winter garden that houses a holiday tree with tens of thousands of LED lights!

If you’ve got kids in your party, there’s plenty for them to do, too—a nearby kids’ lodge features arcade games, enough to keep them busy for hours while you relax near their fire pits.

Check Out the World’s Largest Indoor Flower Show

The Philadelphia Flower Show runs until March 10 and is perfect for nature lovers!

It’s the nation’s longest-running horticulture event, too, showcasing stunning displays curated by the finest floral and landscape designers in America.

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society started this fascinating event in 1829, and it’s still proving to be a popular event for Philly residents.

Get Your Fill During East Passyunk Restaurant Week

Foodies will love this restaurant week that features some of Philadelphia’s most sought-after meals.

More than 25 restaurants on East Passyunk Avenue offer three-course, prix fixe lunch or dinners. These restaurants are local, award-winning favorites.

Passyunk Avenue has been dubbed one of the “Top Ten Foodie Streets in America,” so if you love exciting cuisine, this is your chance to experience what Philadelphia has to offer.

There’s Plenty of Things to Do in Philadelphia!

In the wintertime and beyond—so keep your ears peeled for more fun local events.

In this hustling, bustling city, you’ll never be bored. 

In fact, while you’re participating in the things mentioned above, perhaps you could also experience some of the brewery life PA has to offer.

Check out this article on some of the must-visit breweries in Philadelphia.