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Chinatown

Stretching from Arch Street to Vine Street, and from 11th street to 8th Street, Chinatown is packed end-to-end with restaurants and stores that represent Hong Kong, Cantonese, Fujianese, Northern Sichuan and Taiwanese cultures, with a sprinkling of Korean, Thai, Malaysian, Burmese, and Vietnamese. Beyond the iconic Chinatown Friendship Gate, visitors can look forward to delicious food from acclaimed restaurants and street vendors, fabulous shops, seasonal street festivals, and more.

How to get there

Chinatown is a short walk from Jefferson Station (Regional Rail), 8th Street and 11th Street Stations (Market-Frankford Line), Chinatown and 8th Street Stations (Broad-Ridge Spur) and City Hall (Broad Street Line). Multiple Bus Routes also serve Chinatown. 

Bus Routes

Routes 23, 47M, 45, 48, and 61

Subway lines

Market-Frankford Line, Broad Ridge Spur, Broad Street Line

Regional Rail lines that come into Jefferson Station

Airport Line Regional Rail

Warminster Line Regional Rail

Wilmington/Newark Line Regional Rail

West Trenton Line Regional Rail

Media/Elwyn Line Regional Rail

Lansdale/Doylestown Line Regional Rail

Paoli/Thorndale Line Regional Rail

Manayunk/Norristown Line Regional Rail

Chestnut Hill East Line Regional Rail

Trenton Line Regional Rail

Fox Chase Line Regional Rail

Chestnut Hill West Line Regional Rail

Fare

There are many ways to get here on SEPTA, there are also many ways to pay. Click here to learn which fare is best for you.

Upcoming Local Happenings
Griot

Griot Tale Saturdays! Stories for Little Ones

Franklin Square

Perfect for children ages 5-12. The African American Museum in Philadelphia is proudly partnering with Franklin Square and Keepers of the Culture (KOTC) to offer Griot Tale Saturdays! A Griot is an African oral historian that passes on their culture through the practice of storytelling. Catch this event every Saturday in November from 4-5p. Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from the 5th Street/Independence Hall stop on the Market-Frankford Line or ride Bus Routes 47 or 47M.

20201114 00:00 20201129 00:00 America/New_York Griot Tale Saturdays! Stories for Little Ones <p>Perfect for children ages 5-12. The African American Museum in Philadelphia is proudly partnering with Franklin Square and Keepers of the Culture (KOTC) to offer <a href="https://tockify.com/aampmuseum/detail/361/1605387600000">Griot Tale Saturdays!</a> A Griot is an African oral historian that passes on their culture through the practice of storytelling. Catch this event every Saturday in November from 4-5p.&nbsp;Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from the 5th Street/Independence Hall stop on the Market-Frankford Line or ride Bus Routes 47 or 47M.</p> Franklin Square, North 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


Franklinsquare

Franklin Square Holiday Festival and Electrical Spectacle Light Show

Franklin Square

Festive lights, winter treats and holiday cheer fill historic Franklin Square for its all-ages (and completely free!) holiday festival and light show. The main feature is the Electrical Spectacle light show, which utilizes thousands of twinkling lights and a dynamic holiday soundtrack. The seasonal outdoor attraction rounds out the ongoing festivities with a winter beer garden, cozy fire pits, and a handful of other fun-filled events. Runs now thru 12/31. Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from the 5th Street/Independence Hall stop on the Market-Frankford Line or ride Bus Routes 47 or 47M.

20201119 00:00 20210101 00:00 America/New_York Franklin Square Holiday Festival and Electrical Spectacle Light Show <p>Festive lights, winter treats and holiday cheer fill historic <a class="trackingoutbound" href="http://www.historicphiladelphia.org/franklin-square/winter-in-franklin-square/">Franklin Square</a> for its all-ages (and completely free!) holiday festival and light show. The main feature is the Electrical Spectacle light show, which utilizes thousands of twinkling lights and a dynamic holiday soundtrack. The seasonal outdoor attraction rounds out the ongoing festivities with a winter beer garden, cozy fire pits, and a handful of other fun-filled events. Runs now&nbsp;thru 12/31. Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from the 5th Street/Independence Hall stop on the Market-Frankford Line or ride Bus Routes 47 or 47M.</p> 200 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 Plan Your Trip


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Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market

Dilworth Park

Find that perfect something for that perfect someone when the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market returns for the season to Dilworth Park, between now and 1/1. Shop from dozens of local artisans, designers and small businesses from the Philly region. So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 & 36 to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.  

20201121 00:00 20210102 00:00 America/New_York Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market <p>Find that perfect something for that perfect someone when the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.madeinphila.com/" target="_blank">Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market</a>&nbsp;returns for the season to Dilworth Park, between now and 1/1. Shop from dozens of local artisans, designers and small businesses from the Philly region.&nbsp;So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 &amp; 36 to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Dilworth Park, South 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink

Dilworth Park

Those looking to ice skate in the heart of Philadelphia can pack up their cold-weather gear and head to the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink at Dilworth Park! Skaters of all levels and ages are invited to cruise around the rink while taking in skyline views just outside of City Hall. Afterward, check out the spectacular Dilworth Park Wintergarden or warm up in the Rothman Institute Cabin, offering a variety of eats and the ultimate post-ice-skating treat — hot chocolate. So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 & 36 to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.  

20201106 00:00 20210228 00:00 America/New_York Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink <p>Those looking to ice skate in the heart of Philadelphia can pack up their cold-weather gear and head to the <a href="https://centercityphila.org/parks/dilworth-park/winter/rothman-rink" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink</a><a href="http://centercityphila.org/parks/dilworth-park/winter/rothman-rink">&nbsp;</a><a class="trackingoutbound" href="http://www.ccdparks.org/dilworth-park/rothmanicerink">at Dilworth Park</a>! Skaters of all levels and ages are invited to cruise around the rink while taking in skyline views just outside of City Hall.&nbsp;Afterward, check out the spectacular Dilworth Park Wintergarden or warm up in the Rothman Institute Cabin, offering a variety of eats and the ultimate post-ice-skating treat &mdash; hot chocolate. So easy to get here on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 &amp; 36 to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 Plan Your Trip


Love park

Christmas Village

Love Park

The European wonderland that is Christmas Village in LOVE Park officially returns on Thanksgiving Day with glowing Herrnhut stars decorating the tops of the wooden booths of 60 different vendors. Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 & 36 to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.

20201126 00:00 20201225 00:00 America/New_York Christmas Village <p>The European wonderland that is&nbsp;<a href="https://www.visitphilly.com/things-to-do/attractions/christmas-village-in-philadelphia/" target="_blank">Christmas Village</a>&nbsp;in&nbsp;<em>LOVE</em>&nbsp;Park officially returns on Thanksgiving Day with glowing Herrnhut stars decorating the tops of the wooden booths of 60 different vendors.&nbsp;Hop the Market-Frankford Line or Trolley Routes 10, 11, 13, 34 &amp; 36 to 15th Street, the Broad Street Line to City Hall, Bus Routes 2, 17, 33, 38, 44, 48, 124 or 125 or Regional Rail to Suburban Station.</p> Love Park, Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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