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We understand if you like to hibernate. Carlyle Property Management offers apartments that’ll keep you warm and comfortable all winter long. On the other hand, Philadelphians get pretty excited about the winter season, and we always enjoy walking through our city in this season of lights. Here are a few sights worthy of beholding as the solstice draws near.
Dazzling: Dilworth Park
The Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market offers plenty of street vendors and the Deck the Hall Light Show runs from late November until New Year’s Day, dancing on City Hall as holiday music sets the tone.
Pop-up festivities abound in and around Dilworth Park, which takes on the atmosphere of a winter carnival. Twinkling trees sparkle over the Rothman Ice Rink from now through February. Other sights to catch this season are the Center City Rink and Wintergarden on the Albert M. Greenfield Lawn.
Come to: 1 South 15th Street.
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A Gem of a Tradition
From now through New Year’s Eve, the Jewelers’ Row District is amazing! Don’t miss this massive festival of lights. On December 14th, from noon until 2 p.m., join the choir!
There will be lots happening through the season, so follow the Jewelers’ Row District’s Facebook page to stay in the loop.
Come to: the 700 block of Sansom Street.
Franklin Square, Decked Out
Now through New Year’s Eve, the Franklin Square Holiday Festival regales Philly residents and visitors with 80,000 twinkling lights, all dancing to holiday music at the Franklin Square Fountain. And there’s much more, from the winter beer fest to the special events like Franklin Square Fridays, Santa on Saturday, and the Seasonal Sounds performances on Sundays.
Note that the light show — courtesy of the PECO Energy group — takes a break on Thanksgiving and Christmas Days.
Come to: 200 North 6th Street.
Visit South Philly for the famous lights of the Miracle on South 13th Street. Choirs and a certain jolly person pop up here now and then, but the main attraction is the neighborhood’s outstanding lighting decorations.
The Miracle occurs every night from 5 p.m. to midnight, beginning on Thanksgiving weekend Saturday and continuing through New Year’s Day.
Come to: 1600 South 13th Street.
Lights Along the Riverside
Postcard-perfect is Boathouse Row alongside the city’s Schuylkill River. Each year the scenic riverside lights up unique displays: one for Hanukkah, one for Christmas, and one for Kwanzaa.
Coming into the city from the west on Route 76, you’ll be wowed by the beauty of Boathouse Row at night. The best views of the lights are from Martin Luther King Jr. Drive or, or near the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Come to: 1 Boathouse Row
Made in Germany
Running through December 24 is the annual Christmas Village market at LOVE Park.
With dozens of little chalets and bright market stalls, it’s got something to charm us all. You won’t be surprised to hear that it’s German-designed and managed. Visiting Christmas Village is free.
Enjoy the Warmth of Home in Philadelphia
Stay warm this winter. Come home to your beautiful apartment, with plenty of stylish touches and amenities.
Let us know what you're looking for in a Philly apartment property by calling 215.545.1039. We’re eager to tell you more about the floor plans now available at Carlyle Property Management.