Things to do in Philadelphia this week and weekend — Visit Philadelphia

This week and weekend, we look forward to outdoor winter fun, acclaimed food, and deliciously varied live performances and shows.

Here’s a fun secret: Winter in Greater Philadelphia is awesome. (Seriously.) This week in Outdoor Outings, kids can meet their favorite characters during ice princess weekend on Franklin Square, Chestnut Hill on ice returns with ice carving and more on Germantown Avenue, and a guided hike through Wissahickon Valley Park highlights the seasonal treasures of the outdoor space. (Find out more winter fun in our new guide to outdoor activities this winter in Philadelphia.)

Inside, chefs Michael Ferreri and Amanda Shulman show off their skills at the Bok during the James Beard Taste America Dinner at Irwin, while Moe’s Tavern gets richer a space at the Plymouth Meeting Mall with The Simpsons– themed food and drinks.

Performing arts and live music fans can see The war on drugs during two expected shows at the Met, renowned comedian Tig Notaro at the Merriam Theater and the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater at the Academy of Music (as part of the ongoing program Harriet Tubman Celebration).

Extend the fun by booking the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package, which includes free tickets to 33 Philly museums and attractions, free hotel parking (up to $100), and a comfy bed you don’t have to To do .

Planning to explore Philadelphia this week and weekend? Keep health and safety first:

  • Customers must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination (card or photo of card) to eat or drink indoors at any establishment that serves food in Philadelphia County. Other indoor public spaces in Philadelphia require proof of vaccination and/or mask-wearing. Requirements vary in the surrounding area.
  • Advance tickets or reservations remain recommended or required at many locations, and events may be postponed or canceled at any time. Call ahead or check online for the latest information.

Looking for help with a field trip to Philadelphia? Call Independence Visitor Center to speak with a Visitor Experience Expert at (800) 537-7676 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. They’ll help you navigate all the great things you can do right now in Greater Philadelphia.

Below, find the best things to do this week and weekend, January 24-30, 2022, then plan more seasonal fun with our guide to winter events and festivals in Philadelphia.

To note: The events in this article are listed in chronological order.

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