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Penn's Landing

Penn's Landing is a waterfront area of Center City Philadelphia along the Delaware River. Its name commemorates the landing of William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania in 1682. It hosts family-friendly attractions, concerts and events all year long.

How to get there

The the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or hop Bus Routes 5, 12, 17, 21, 25, 33, or 42.

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.

Things To Do

No matter what the season, there’s always something to do at Penn’s Landing. During the warmer months its home to many festivals, concerts, and the Spruce Street Harbor Park pop up park. There's also Summerfest and roller skating at the Blue Cross RiverRink. In the winter it's all about ice skating with a Winterfest holiday garden pop up nearby. 

You can also visit the Independence Seaport Museum - which just happens to be a SEPTA Perk

Penn’s Landing is also just a short walk away from historic Old City, which has plenty of restaurants, bars, shops, and art galleries.

Upcoming Local Happenings
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Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest - Season Ends March 6!

Blue Cross RiverRink

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest — one of Philly’s favorite winter traditions — once again brings the holiday spirit to the Delaware River waterfront beginning this Friday. The winter wonderland offers guests a chance to go skating at the city’s largest outdoor ice rink, cozy up at one of the warming cabins and fire-pit stations (plus, s’mores kits!), and gaze at the twinkling lights and holiday tree — all while overlooking the Delaware River. Also on site: a 60-foot-tall Ferris wheel, carnival games and new-for-2021 food offerings from Black Iron BBQ. Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 42, 17, or 33. 

20211126 00:00 20220307 00:00 America/New_York Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest - Season Ends March 6! <p><a href="https://www.delawareriverwaterfront.com/places/blue-cross-riverrink-winterfest" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest</a>&nbsp;&mdash; one of Philly&rsquo;s favorite winter traditions &mdash; once again brings the holiday spirit to the Delaware River waterfront beginning this Friday. The winter wonderland offers guests a chance to go skating at the city&rsquo;s largest outdoor ice rink, cozy up at one of the warming cabins and fire-pit stations (plus, s&rsquo;mores kits!), and gaze at the twinkling lights and holiday tree &mdash; all while overlooking the Delaware River. Also on site: a 60-foot-tall Ferris wheel, carnival games and new-for-2021 food offerings from Black Iron BBQ.&nbsp;Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 42, 17, or 33.&nbsp;</p> 121 North Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


Elfreth alley

Deck the Alley

Elfreth's Alley

Elfreth’s Alley in Old City boasts 300 years of history on its charming cobblestone road lined with quaint row houses that actual Philadelphians still live in. Translation: You can’t really see inside them except on select days throughout the year — including during this annual holiday event on Saturday, 12/4. Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from 2nd Street Station on the Market-Frankford Line or hop Routes 17, 33. or 48.

20211204 00:00 20211205 00:00 America/New_York Deck the Alley <p>Elfreth&rsquo;s Alley in Old City boasts 300 years of history on its charming cobblestone road lined with quaint row houses that actual Philadelphians still live in. Translation: You can&rsquo;t really see inside them except on select days throughout the year &mdash; including during&nbsp;<a href="http://www.elfrethsalley.org/events/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">this annual holiday event</a>&nbsp;on Saturday, 12/4.&nbsp;Get here on SEPTA. Short walk from 2nd Street Station on the Market-Frankford Line or hop Routes 17, 33. or 48.</p> 124 Elfreth's Alley, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


Riverrink holiday tree

Holiday Tree Lighting

Blue Cross Riverrink Winterfest

This three-hour tree lighting at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest features a whopping 13 acts and 40 performances for 2021. Look for America’s Got Talent singers Bianca Ryan and Dylan Zangwill, Mexican folk dance group Ballet Folklorico Yaretzi, gospel singer Raquel E. Morton Britton, the Trinidad and Tobago Baltimore Steel Orchestra and more. Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 42, 17, or 33.

20211203 00:00 20211204 00:00 America/New_York Holiday Tree Lighting <p><a href="https://www.delawareriverwaterfront.com/events/holiday-tree-lighting-powered-by-peco05" rel="noopener" target="_blank">This three-hour tree lighting</a>&nbsp;at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest features a whopping 13 acts and 40 performances for 2021. Look for&nbsp;<em>America&rsquo;s Got Talent</em>&nbsp;singers Bianca Ryan and Dylan Zangwill, Mexican folk dance group Ballet Folklorico Yaretzi, gospel singer Raquel E. Morton Britton, the Trinidad and Tobago Baltimore Steel Orchestra and more.&nbsp;Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 42, 17, or 33.</p> Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


Seaport

Independence Seaport Museum

Delaware River Waterfront

Explore the Independence Seaport Museum every day from 10a-5p. Save $2 on admission when you flash your SEPTA Key card! Get there on SEPTA! SEPTA Bus Routes 21, 33 & 42,17, 12, 25 and 48 all get you close! You can also take the SEPTA Market-Frankford Line (the Blue line) to the 2nd Street Stop. From there, head East over the Market Street Bridge.

20210427 00:00 20211231 00:00 America/New_York Independence Seaport Museum <p>Explore the <a href="https://www.phillyseaport.org/">Independence Seaport Museum</a> every day from 10a-5p. <a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/perk/12">Save $2 </a>on admission&nbsp;when you flash your SEPTA Key card!&nbsp;Get there on SEPTA! SEPTA Bus Routes 21, 33 &amp; 42,17, 12, 25&nbsp;and 48 all get you close!&nbsp;You can also take the SEPTA Market-Frankford Line (the Blue line) to the 2nd Street Stop. From there, head East over the Market Street Bridge.</p> Independence Seaport Museum, South Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


Parade of lights

Parade of Lights

Independence Seaport Museum

A fleet of local working boats, covered in holiday lights and decorations, parade down the Delaware River for eager spectators during this beloved annual event on Saturday, 12/4. The Independence Seaport Museum’s fourth-floor terrace provides ideal viewing conditions, as well as warm seasonal beverages and snacks. Activities and crafts precede the parade. So many ways to get there on SEPTA. Hop Routes 12, 17, 25 or 42 or the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd.

20211204 00:00 20211205 00:00 America/New_York Parade of Lights <p>A fleet of local working boats, covered in holiday lights and decorations,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.phillyseaport.org/events/paradeoflights/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">parade down the Delaware River</a>&nbsp;for eager spectators during this beloved annual event on Saturday, 12/4. The Independence Seaport Museum&rsquo;s fourth-floor terrace provides ideal viewing conditions, as well as warm seasonal beverages and snacks. Activities and crafts precede the parade.&nbsp;So many ways to get there on SEPTA. Hop Routes 12, 17, 25 or 42 or the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd.</p> 211 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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