4.Top Holiday Destination
Fairmont Park’s historic houses comprise some of the best-maintained examples of eighteenth and nineteenth-century architecture, all situated in one of America’s most spectacular urban parks. In 2015, Architectural Digest named Fairmount Park as one of the best holiday home tours in the United States.
A Very Philly Christmas is usually very diverse, especially in terms of the music played. Some of the performances that have been held in the event include the likes of the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, the Mummers, the Quiet Storm, the Performing Arts, the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz, and Artistas y Musicos Latino Americanos.
6.Parks on Tap
Parks on tap is a unique holiday version of the famous beer traveling garden. It is usually hosted on Saturday during Sounds of the Season outside the Strawberry Mansion.
7. A Great Opportunity to Spend Time with Your Kids
Family Day features a ton of fun activities and entertainment making it an ideal time for parents and their children to bond. Some of the entertainment available during Family Day include Santa Claus, Visits from the Philly Phanatic, making snow, decorations craft workshop, puppet making, and storytelling by Walnut Street Theater.
8. An Opportunity to Enjoy Local Talent
The event provides a platform for locals who reside near Fairmount Park to showcase their talent, and is a great way to enjoy the talent of your neighbors.
9. A Variety of Holiday Delights
A Very Philly Christmas also gives you the opportunity to different delights from your neighborhood culinary superstars. These include Yard’s Brewery, Whole Foods, Sweetzels Bakery, Giambri’s Quality Sweets, John & Kira’s Chocolates, Shane’s Confectionery, and City Tavern.
One of the great things about Fairmount Park is that it is relatively easy to access. There are various transportation options available. You can drive yourself to the historical houses which have plenty of parking space available or take a ride on the Philly PHLASH. A tour of East Fairmount Park’s 5 houses is as simple as boarding the heated and comfy PHLASH.
11. Free for Kids Twelve Years Old or Under
Kids who are twelve years of age or under receive free entry into Fairmount Parks historic houses. The admission fee for adults is relatively affordable and is cheaper when you visit more houses.
12.Festivities Throughout December
Festivities happen throughout the month of December and you will hardly get bored.
13.Learn About Fairmount Park’s History
Participate in the proud Philadelphia Tradition by taking a tour of Fairmount Park’s historic houses which are uniquely decorated for the holidays. Take a ride in the trolley to learn from the engaging and knowledgeable guides as they give you a tour of three historic houses.
Fairmount Park is one of the best places to send your Christmas holiday in Philadelphia, mainly because A Very Philly Christmas offers you as Philly a Christmas as you can get. You will get to enjoy great food, good music, learn about Philadelphia’s proud tradition, interact with locals, and do other fun activities. A great adventure awaits you at Fairmount Park!