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Explore the Top Philadelphia Events Nearby During Your Stay in Society Hill

When it comes to exciting local events, our city has it all! Host to popular festivals, parades, relays, exhibitions and more throughout the year, Philadelphia offers a variety of events near our property that are ideal for many group sizes and age ranges. Check out the lineup of top 2014 events near the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel, including:

Winter Events

  • Blue Cross RiverRink (0.2 mi.) – Help Blue Cross RiverRink celebrate 20 years as Philadelphia’s only outdoor, Olympic-size public ice rink November 28, 2014 – March 1, 2015, by participating in skating lessons, parties, special events and more!
  • Reading Terminal Market Holiday Railroad (1.2 mi.) – Reading Terminal Market – Philadelphia’s indoor haven for all things food – sets up a super impressive 500-square-foot holiday railroad in its piano court. This November 28 – December 31, guests will ooh and aah over the 14 working train lines and miniature scenery of Center City and the countryside, all set up around almost one-third of a mile of track.
  • Franklin Square’s Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show (1.3 mi.) –Experience a mesmerizing 50,000+ light show November 13, 2014 – December 31, 2014, paired with a variety of warm comfort food and seasonal beverages.
  • The Macy’s Christmas Light Show at Macy’s Center City (1.4 mi.) – A holiday tradition since 1955, this 100,000+ LED light show features snowflakes, ballerinas, and reindeer floating beyond the four-story-high velvet curtain of the Grand Court atrium, and takes place November 28, 2014 – December 31, 2014.
  • The Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park ­(1.5 mi.) – Enjoy three months of incredible ice skating at Dilworth Park on the west side of City Hall, perfect for families and groups of all ages.
  • The Comcast Holiday Spectacular (1.7 mi.) – From Thanksgiving Day (November 27, 2014) to New Year’s Day (January 1, 2015), guests of the Comcast Center can enjoy this festive 15-minute light and music spectacle, accompanied by a brand-new Carol of the Bells animation, a moment from The Nutcracker performed by the Philadelphia Ballet and more.
  • Philadelphia’s Christmas Village (1.7 mi.) – Surround yourself with thousands of lights, a big holiday tree, seasonal foods and more at this traditional German-inspired market event from November 27, 2014 – December 28, 2014.
  • The Mummers Parade (3.1 mi.) – Celebrate the new year with this traditional event that dates back to 1901, featuring a colorful parade starting at City Hall and ending at Washington Avenue.

Spring Events

  • Delaware River Waterfront Events at Delaware River Waterfront (0.7 mi.) – From April 5 through August 23, 2014, explore the many events, concerts, theatrical performances, tours and more happening at this Philadelphia hotspot.
  • Philly Seaport Events at Independence Seaport Museum (0.2 mi.) – Ring in the spring season with three exciting events at the Independence Seaport Museum: Philadelphia Science Festival (April 25 – May 3, 2014), Game Day Onboard Olympia (May 3, 2014) and Walnut2Walnut (May 31, 2014). These community-wide celebrations offer fitness events, self-guided tours, hands-on activities, special exhibitions and more.
  • 35th Annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run at Broad Street and W. Fisher Avenue (6.4 mi.) – Held on May 4, 2014, this yearly event will benefit the American Cancer Society and feature a 10-mile course, children’s activities, musical entertainment, refreshments and more.

Summer Events

  • 26th Annual Pride Weekend throughout Philadelphia, including Penn's Landing (0.3 mi.) – Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill is a proud sponsor of this year's Philadelphia Gay Pride weekend. From June 6–8, 2014, you can sing your heart out during a live performance by the Village People, enjoy great company at the Kick-Off Block Party and Dyke March, and have an absolute blast during the Philly Pride Parade and Festival!
  • Penn’s Landing Events at Penn’s Landing (0.4 mi.) – Share warm memories with friends and family by participating in unforgettable events held throughout the summer months at Delaware River Waterfront, including Screenings Under the Stars, PECO Multicultural Series, Summer Concert Series and more.
  • Xponential Music Festival (WXPN) at Wiggins Park and the Susquehanna Bank Center on the Camden waterfront (3.8 mi.) – Dance and sing along as WXPN, the public radio station of the University of Pennsylvania, holds a festival of musical legends and new performers July 25 – 27, 2014.
  • Live Arts Fringe at various locations throughout Philadelphia – September 5 – 21, 2014, enjoy an eighteen-day artistic festival of original performances and creative street theater throughout the city.

Fall Events

  • Filmadelphia at various venues in Philadelphia – Participate in this incredible festival, which showcases the best in independent and foreign cinema at several theaters and venues throughout Philadelphia, October 16 – 26, 2014.
  • Philly Marathon throughout Philadelphia – Stay fit with this 10th annual marathon this November 21 through 23, 2014, as you sprint through the city’s historic downtown area, past the Philadelphia Museum of Art and along Boathouse Row. The weekend also includes an 8K race, a half-marathon, a Kids Fun Run and a Health & Fitness Expo.

Year-Round Events

  • National Constitution Center Events at the National Constitution Center (0.7 mi.) – Take part in one of the fascinating and educating events held at this Philadelphia attraction, including open houses, book discussions, competitions, performances and more on a variety of topics.
  • Walnut Street Theatre at Walnut Street Theater (0.7 mi.) – Enrich your creative side with a unique cultural experience by seeing a live performance nearly any time throughout the entire year at Wall Street Theater (America’s oldest theater)! This venue offers mainstage and studio performances, theatre for kids, and other ongoing events. 

In addition to comfortable accommodations, modern on-site amenities and an ideal location near Philadelphia’s top attractions, our spacious Society Hill hotel offers a great place to stay for the best local events of any season!

Make reservations online for your upcoming stay, or call 888-627-7078 (local: 215-238-6000) today for more information.

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