3 Ways to Feel the Holiday Spirit in Rittenhouse This Winter

December has arrived and that means it’s finally time for all of the details — twinkling lights, decked-out shops, perfectly iced cookies — that make Philly a little bit more magical during the holidays. Whether you’re enjoying a quiet vacation or hosting out-of-town guests, head over to Rittenhouse to celebrate the season in style. Walking around the square, it’s hard not to think a winter wonderland has arrived in the heart of the city. Check out the tree (and grab a celebratory cocktail or two) at these festive events happening in Philadelphia’s most picturesque neighborhood this month.

Count down at the holiday tree lighting ceremony. 

Bundle up and bring the whole crew to Rittenhouse Square on December 3 for the official park lighting celebration taking place at 5 p.m. In the lead-up to the big “three, two, one!” moment, kids can enjoy family-friendly activities and of course a little holiday music. After getting into the Christmas spirit, watch as the hundreds of twinkly lights illuminate the 30-foot fir at the center of it all. With so many flagship stores in the neighborhood — like Philadelphia landmark Boyds and the upscale boutique Lagos — it’s the perfect chance to pick up a few presents, too….

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