December 14, 2018

A Very Hamilton Holiday

It’s the most wonderful time of the year in the best city around! In Philadelphia, there’s no shortage of holiday markets, twinkling lights, and festive attractions all over town. But with such an abundance of spectacles, it can be tough to pick and choose your holiday to-do list.

If you’re a resident of The Hamilton, you already know that your home is in the middle of everything—just hop on the Broad Street Line, and you can be anywhere in minutes. From South Philly decorative traditions to the winter wonderland at Dilworth Park, seeing the sights has never been so easy.

Bundle up and have your cameras ready: This holiday season, you’ll be filled with delight thanks to Philly’s best attractions!


(R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia)


Boathouse Row

If you’ve never seen the twinkling houses along the Schuylkill River, then this is the perfect time to take a stroll up to see one of Philly’s most iconic sights. Boathouse Row sits just west of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, making it the perfect place to explore some of the city’s deep-rooted history.

Not only are these 19th-century boathouses quaint in their nature, but their adorned trims make for a year-round spectacle. Plus, the beautiful buildings receive a seasonal makeover for the holidays that you won’t want to miss.


(J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)


Dilworth Park

City Hall sits at the center of the City of Brotherly Love, so it’s no surprise that the holiday celebrations draw visitors from far and wide. Dilworth Park is a mecca for all things holiday this time of year. That means an ice rink, a dazzling tree, and even a holiday market for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience.

The Hamilton is just one subway stop away from the hustle and bustle. Stay all night, enjoy the sights, and shop for your last-minute gifts—you won’t have to carry them far!


(J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)


The Miracle on 13th Street

Philadelphia has traditions like no other, and one of the most anticipated is coined with a name that speaks for itself. The Miracle on 13th Street spans an entire South Philly block and brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “deck the halls”.

Each house on the 1600 block of South 13th Street is embellished from top to bottom, and some extra-dedicated tenants even play holiday music from outdoor speakers. In case you need more coaxing, this beloved Philly staple is just off the Tasker Morris Broad Street Line stop, so you can get there and back in no time.


(J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)


Philadelphia Museum of Art

Holiday lovers, rejoice! The Philadelphia Museum of Art unveiled a 55-foot tree this year, and it’s well worth the walk up the famous museum steps to snap a photo and marvel at the view. Just a short walk away from The Hamilton, it’s a must-see for any Philly resident.


(J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)


Christmas Village

From warm winter drinks and holiday fare to unique gifts for everyone on your list, Christmas Village in Philadelphia is the place to go for a festive night of shopping. Right in LOVE Park, the annual pop-up is inspired by traditional German markets—wooden booths and all.

The holiday season is a special time, and we feel lucky that at The Hamilton, our front doors are a gateway to some of the best attractions in the city. There’s plenty to see, and you don’t have to travel far to do it all. Happy holidays from everyone at The Hamilton!