The Philadelphia Waterfront, known as “the perfect location to be a part of it all”, is home to a plethora of exciting winter activities that attracts locals and visitors alike. Our hotel, Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing, is located right next to all the action.
The winter in Philadelphia starts off with a number of activities and attractions available near the waterfront. Celebrate all things spectacular about winter on the Waterfront - holiday lights, ice skating, fire pits, winter lodges, and toasty blankets. On Black Friday, Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest opens!
Throughout December, the rink lights up one of the city’s largest holiday trees with 40,000+ lights - it’s a sparkly good time!
The annual Parade of Lights returns to the Delaware River on December 12. The lighted boat parade features the working port with tugboats and other vessels decorated in lights. Before the parade, spend the day at the Independence Seaport Museum for holiday activities and entertainment.
The Punk Rock Flea Market will return to Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest for a weekend full of holiday shopping.
Make sure to secure your spot for the best view of the Sugarhouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront. Featuring drinks, food, music, ice skating & show stopping fireworks!!. Our hotel allows guests to be part of the action, while still having a relaxing place to retreat to at the end of the day.