We’re halfway through winter, and while spring is far ahead on the horizon, there’s so much to enjoy during this snowy month. From wintertime classics like ice skating to Valentine’s specials like romantic concerts, we have plenty of activities and ideas for you to enjoy this February in Philadelphia.
Studies show that 80 percent of people eat with their eyes. But when you take the sense of sight away, the theory goes that your other senses are even stronger. Interested in testing this theory? Then grab your tickets fast for the ultimate tasting experience coming to Philadelphia this winter: Dining in The Dark, a blindfolded dinner experience unlike anything you (haven’t) seen before. With dietary options including vegan, seafood, or meat, this mysterious dining experience is sure to surprise you and your taste buds! Tickets are going quickly for this winter season – get yours here.
Calm your mind and experience classical music in a whole new light with these sensational concerts located in magical venues in Philadelphia. Throughout this winter, the Candlelight Concert series will feature a wide variety of classical and jazz concerts, from ABBA to Nat King Cole. Hosted at the ONE North Broad Masonic Temple, the venue will be illuminated with flameless candles, creating an absolutely unforgettable ambiance. Highlights of the concert series this month include:
- A Tribute to ABBA
- Romantic Jazz feat. Nat King Cole & Frank Sinatra
- Valentine’s Day Special feat. “Romeo and Juliet” and More
The Tower Theatre is currently hosting a totally unique entertainment show—a 4D experience that surrounds you with artistic masterpieces of Vincent Van Gogh on all sides. As opposed to gazing at just one painting from afar in a museum, you’ll be able to walk inside Van Gogh’s greatest works at this exhibit. The vibrant colors and masterly brushstrokes swirl around you as you experience these post-impressionist works at a surreal scale. You can even attend a live concert inside the exhibit on Valentine’s Day—talk about dreamy!
You don’t have to travel all the way to Italy to marvel at the beauty of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. This immersive exhibit will be true-to-size while still allowing you to get up-close views of the incredible details of these masterpieces. Brought to life using a special printing technique that emulates the look and feel of the original paintings, visitors are given a chance to engage with the artwork in ways that were never before possible: seeing every detail, every brushstroke, and every color of the artist’s 34 frescoes. Join the waitlist and get exclusive access before tickets are released to the public!
Calling all roller skaters, disco lovers, and brunch fiends! A totally rad, ‘80s-themed roller disco party is coming to Philly soon, and you’re invited. This indoor roller disco pop-up party comes with cocktails, a live DJ, and plenty of entertainment. With cocktails and skate rentals available for purchase, you’ll have a blast dancing along to your favorite 80s hits. Hop on the waitlist now to reserve your spot!
You won’t want to miss this immersive VR experience based on the Netflix original film Army of the Dead. This limited-run VR experience lets you fight your way through hordes of zombies in mixed reality with the latest technology that feels shockingly real. Ready to destroy some zombies? Reserve your spot on the waitlist here.
Take a break from the endless hours of shopping at King of Prussia and have some fun! This January, you can play an epic escape game with three storylines to choose from, or experience what it’s like to skydive indoors. If you’re looking for an unforgettable and unique adventure, you’ve come to the right place.
This adult-only night tour covers all the raunchy topics that your normal walking tour of Philadelphia wouldn’t dare to mention. Developed by a local university professor well-versed in the dark side of Philadelphia, this tour covers vampires, sex, ghosts, and more, all while sightseeing the classic Philly historical spots like Alexander Hamilton’s home, The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and more.
With theaters being closed for so long, we can’t wait to see the newest movie releases on a screen bigger than a laptop. And this fall, there are plenty of anticipated films, including like Matrix: Resurrections and Spider-Man: No Way Home. Get your tickets to the hottest films in Philly here with an exclusive discount.
Potterheads of Philadelphia, you’re going to want to see this new magical exhibition coming to the Franklin Institute on February 18. Harry Potter: The Exhibition will give you an up-close and personal look at many of the props and costumes from the Harry Potter movies. Using immersive technology and innovative design, you’ll be spellbound by the fantastic environments you’ll explore in this exhibit.
Philly’s favorite winter festival and rice skating rink is back this winter, running from now until March 7. Winterfest takes place on an Olympic-size ice skating rink overlooking the Delaware River, and you can rent your own skates while you’re there. On site is a ski chalet-style lodge to cozy up in, a winter garden with a majestically lit holiday tree, an outdoor seating area with fire pits, and plenty more.
No matter the weather, there’s always something marvelous going on at Longwood Gardens. This February, Longwood is showcasing their Winter Wonder collection inside the Conservatory. This collection of tropical flowers is a breath of fresh air on a harsh winter day! The showcase will run until March 27, 2022.
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