Philadelphia, PA - America’s Garden Capital Maze, a holiday-inspired garden created in partnership with Greater Philadelphia Gardens and supported by Temple University Ambler.
Located on the Albert M. Greenfield Lawn, children and adults will delight in discovering picture-perfect moments amid holiday topiaries, twinkling lights, and seasonal plants that showcase more than 30 public gardens, arboreta, and historic landscapes located within 30 miles of Philadelphia, giving Philadelphia the distinction of America's Garden Capital. The maze, which is made possible by a grant from the William Penn Foundation, will be open through Sunday, February 25, 2018. For more information, visit www.americasgardencapital.org.
Complementing the Maze, join the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society for a variety of free garden workshops in the Rothman Institute Cabin. Representatives from the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University will be on hand to lead “Ask the Expert” sessions in the America’s Garden Capital Maze following each workshop. All programs are free but registration is required at phsonline.org/wintergarden.
- Dec. 2, 10 a.m. – noon, Make and Take: Natural Holiday Gifts (family programming)
- Dec. 12, noon – 2 p.m., Make and Take: Holiday Greens (family programming)
- Jan. 9, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Terrarium How-To (designed for adults)
- Jan. 13, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., Terrarium How-To (designed for family)
- Jan. 23, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Create a Succulent Dish Garden (designed for adults)
- Jan. 27, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., Seed Starting (designed for family)
- Feb. 6, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Seed Starting (designed for adults)
- Feb. 10, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., Valentine Flowers to Wear (designed for family)
- Feb. 13, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Valentine Flowers to Wear (designed for adults)
- Feb. 24, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., Garden Snow Globe, (designed for family)
Dilworth Plaza's Christmas Light Show - Center City District in collaboration with 6abc will create a new holiday season attraction for visitors to experience - an animated light show, synchronized with holiday music and projected on Philadelphia’s National Historic Landmark, City Hall - Deck the Hall Light Show presented by Independence Blue Cross. This choreographed light show will be presented multiple times nightly, seven days a week, highlighting the architecture of the west portal of City Hall and visible from Dilworth Park and along West Market Street.
Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Plaza at Dilworth Park will open Friday, November 10, 2017, with a salute to veterans. This winter season at Dilworth Park is supported by Live Nation, Temple University, Capital One and 6abc. Welcoming more than 60,000 skaters last season, the Rothman Ice Rink will open this year in time to celebrate winter in the heart of the city.
Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market at Dilworth Plaza will open again this year at the southern end of Dilworth Park, featuring local artisans, designers and crafters offering unique selections for gifts. The market was conceived and designed to complement the Christmas Village in Philadelphia. The market opens Saturday, November 18, 2017, with special hours on Thanksgiving Day and extended hours on Black Friday, and closes Monday, January 1, 2018.
Join SEPTA and Center City District for Santa Express, with fun-filled holiday train rides and a festive parade to welcome Santa Claus to Dilworth Park at City Hall. Festivities will also include skating with Santa at the Rothman Ice Rink. Kick off the season on Friday, November 24, 2017, and spend the day in Philadelphia visiting the city’s boutiques on this shoppers’ holiday. Dilworth Park has convenient access to SEPTA’s Broad Street, Market-Frankford and Trolley Lines.