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So, you prefer to travel on two wheels or your own two feet. We get that - and we can take you to some of the region’s greatest places to pedal, hike, climb, skate, and get in touch with nature. SEPTA lets you bring your bike along on Regional Rail lines, the Norristown High Speed Line, Market-Frankford Line, and Broad Street Line on weekdays except for during peak commute times and all day on Saturday, Sunday, and major holidays. Bikes are welcome on buses anytime.

Fairmount Park Ropes Course, photo courtesy of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation

Upcoming Local Happenings
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Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

Blue Cross RiverRink

This winter wonderland along the Delaware River is celebrating its 25th anniversary season! Don't miss the fire pits, game room, chalet-style lodge, food and beverages, confectionary cabin and — new this year! — the Winterfest Express train for kiddos to ride. Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 42, 17, or 33. Flash your SEPTA Key or SEPTA Pass to save 50% ($2) on admission! More info here!

20181123 00:00 20190304 00:00 America/New_York Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest <p>This <a class="trackingoutbound" href="http://www.delawareriverwaterfront.com/places/blue-cross-riverrink-winterfest" rel="noopener" target="_blank">winter wonderland</a> along the Delaware River is celebrating its 25th anniversary season! Don&#39;t miss the fire pits, game room, chalet-style lodge, food and beverages, confectionary cabin and &mdash; new this year! &mdash; the Winterfest Express train for kiddos to ride. Get there on SEPTA. Hop the Market-Frankford Line to 2nd Street or Bus Routes 12, 21, 25, 42, 17, or 33. Flash your SEPTA Key or SEPTA Pass to save 50% ($2) on admission! More info <a href="https://www.iseptaphilly.com/perk/148">here</a>!</p> 121 North Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Christmas Village

LOVE Park

The German-style Christmas Village takes over the new LOVE Park Thanksgiving Day thru Christmas Eve with vendors offering holiday decor, gifts and more! Open daily beginning at 11am. So easy to get here (and home from 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.

20181122 00:00 20181225 00:00 America/New_York Christmas Village <p>The German-style <a href="http://www.philachristmas.com/">Christmas Village</a> takes over the new LOVE Park Thanksgiving Day thru Christmas Eve&nbsp;with vendors offering holiday decor, gifts and more! Open daily beginning at 11am. So easy to get here (and home from 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.</p> 1500 John F Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Deck the Hall Light Show

City Hall

Now thru 1/1, the brand-new Deck the Hall Light Show presented by Independence Blue Cross will illuminate the exterior of City Hall on its west side multiple times each night. 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.  

20181119 00:00 20190102 00:00 America/New_York Deck the Hall Light Show <p>Now thru 1/1, the brand-new <a href="https://centercityphila.org/parks/dilworth-park/wintergarden/light-show">Deck the Hall Light Show</a> presented by Independence Blue Cross will illuminate the exterior of City Hall on its west side multiple times each night. 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> 1401 John F Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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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, seasonal eats from SquareBurger, Lightning Bolt Holiday Express train rides around the square 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.

20181115 00:00 20190101 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://historicphiladelphia.org/franklin-square/upcoming-events/">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, seasonal eats from SquareBurger, Lightning Bolt Holiday Express train rides around the square 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.</p> 200 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 Plan Your Trip


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Holiday Garden Railway at Morris Arboretum

Morris Aboretum

Amid the evergreens at Morris Arboretum, the Holiday Garden Railway showcases a miniature winter wonderland complete with a quarter-mile of model-train track, seven loops and tunnels, 15 rail lines and model trains that cruise past scaled replicas of historic monuments and Philadelphia landmarks adorned with thousands of twinkling lights. The attraction opens for the season on Friday, 11/23. Get to Morris Arboretum on SEPTA. Ride the Chestnut Hill East or Chestnut Hill West Line to the last stop. From there hop the Route L or 97 toward Plymouth Meeting or Plymouth Meeting Mall to the Germantown Avenue & Northwestern Avenue stop. Walk down Northwestern Avenue for .5 miles past Chestnut Hill College and the apartment complex until you come to the black wrought-iron gate of the Arboretum. Best part - "walking in" saves you $9 on admission!

20181123 00:00 20190101 00:00 America/New_York Holiday Garden Railway at Morris Arboretum <p>Amid the evergreens at Morris Arboretum, the <a class="trackingoutbound" href="http://www.morrisarboretum.org/gardens_railway.shtml" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Holiday Garden Railway</a> showcases a miniature winter wonderland complete with a quarter-mile of model-train track, seven loops and tunnels, 15 rail lines and model trains that cruise past scaled replicas of historic monuments and Philadelphia landmarks adorned with thousands of twinkling lights. The attraction opens for the season on Friday, 11/23. Get to <a href="http://www.morrisarboretum.org/">Morris Arboretum</a> on SEPTA. Ride the Chestnut Hill East or Chestnut Hill West Line to the last stop. From there hop the Route L or 97 toward Plymouth Meeting or Plymouth Meeting Mall to the Germantown Avenue &amp; Northwestern Avenue stop. Walk down Northwestern Avenue for .5 miles past Chestnut Hill College and the apartment complex until you come to the black wrought-iron gate of the Arboretum. Best part - &quot;walking in&quot; <a href="http://www.morrisarboretum.org/visit_hours.shtml">saves you</a> $9 on admission!</p> Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, East Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, United States Plan Your Trip


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Holidays at Trolley Portal Gardens

Trolley Portal Gardens

On Saturday, 12/15, get into the holiday spirit with SEPTA, the University City Arts League, and Trolley Car Station! From 10a to 5p, kids ages 4-16 can ride for free (with paying adult) on a holiday trolley from 40th Street to Dilworth Park. The trolley will depart approximately every 30 minutes. Trolley Car Station will offer $1 hot chocolates or $5 spiked hot chocolates (21+) plus grab-and-go treats. Want to get crafty? From 2p to 4p, the University City Arts League will help you make your own painted coasters, a fun (and free!) project for all ages and skill levels. Grab your SEPTA Key and make sure to check out this Perk for Trolley Car Station at the Portal before you go! Looking for more hot chocolate? Check out this Perk from Tinsel in Center City! Short walk from Dilworth Park - and worth the visit!

20181215 00:00 20181216 00:00 America/New_York Holidays at Trolley Portal Gardens <p>On Saturday, 12/15, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/270931500291951/">get into the holiday spirit with SEPTA</a>, the University City Arts League, and Trolley Car Station! From 10a to 5p, kids ages 4-16 can ride for free (with paying adult) on a holiday trolley from 40th Street to Dilworth Park. The trolley will depart approximately every 30 minutes. Trolley Car Station will offer $1 hot chocolates or $5 spiked hot chocolates (21+) plus grab-and-go treats. Want to get crafty? From 2p to 4p, the University City Arts League will help you make your own painted coasters, a fun (and free!) project for all ages and skill levels. Grab your <a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/key">SEPTA Key</a> and make sure to check out <a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/perk/250">this Perk</a> for Trolley Car Station at the Portal before you go! Looking for more hot chocolate? Check out this <a href="https://www.iseptaphilly.com/perk/253">Perk from Tinsel</a> in Center City! Short walk from Dilworth Park - and worth the visit!</p> 4000 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market

Dilworth Park

The Made In Philadelphia Holiday Market is back at Dilworth Park with more than 40 vendors selling their wares — gifts, food and more — in festive tents topped with Herrnhut Stars. Need a ride? Get there 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.

20181117 00:00 20190102 00:00 America/New_York Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market <p>The&nbsp;<a href="https://centercityphila.org/parks/dilworth-park/winter/market" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Made In Philadelphia Holiday Market</a> is back at <a href="https://iseptaphilly.com/destination/dilworthpark?center=39.95263902962235,-75.16467940000001&amp;zoom=17">Dilworth</a><a href="https://www.visitphilly.com/things-to-do/attractions/dilworth-park-at-city-hall/" rel="noopener" target="_blank"> Park</a> with more than 40 vendors selling their wares &mdash; gifts, food and more &mdash; in festive tents topped with Herrnhut Stars. Need a ride? Get there on SEPTA!&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> 1 South 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States 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. This Perk gets you $1 off admission! 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.  

20181109 00:00 20190225 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. This <a href="http://www.iseptaphilly.com/perk/143">Perk</a> gets you $1 off admission! 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


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Running of the Santas

The Field House

Thousands of revelers dressed as Kris Kringle take part in this wildly popular event. The “pre-run party” kicks of at The Field House (located in Jefferson Station - street level) at 10a, where festive folks can find drink specials and a performance by the Secret Service Band at 2p. At 4p, participants can hop the Broad Street Line from the bar to NRG Station in South Philly, where the red-and-white-clad crowd runs in unison to XFINITY Live! (about two blocks away) for even more fun and live music from 15 bands.

20181215 00:00 20181216 00:00 America/New_York Running of the Santas <p>Thousands of revelers dressed as Kris Kringle take part in this wildly popular <a class="trackingoutbound" href="http://runningofthesantas.com/santas/philadelphia/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">event</a>. The &ldquo;pre-run party&rdquo; kicks of at The Field House (located in Jefferson Station - street level) at 10a, where festive folks can find drink specials and a performance by the Secret Service Band at 2p. At 4p, participants can hop the Broad Street Line from the bar to NRG Station in South Philly, where the red-and-white-clad crowd runs in unison to <a href="https://www.iseptaphilly.com/destination/xfinitylive?center=39.904252869693245,-75.16859500000004&amp;zoom=15">XFINITY Live!</a> (about two blocks away) for even more fun and live music from 15 bands.</p> Field House, Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA Plan Your Trip


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