Phil is one smart cookie
Spending a day in Center City Philadelphia sounds like fun - and it definitely is fun looking at all the holiday happenings down there from Christmas Village in Philadelphia to the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink, Winter Memories, and the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market. Nevertheless, there is one major problem: Parking! You either circle around for 48,455 minutes or you end up in one of the garages and pay your monthly income for parking in there. Both options sound pretty tempting but our mascot Phil the 10th reindeer has a better solution for you: taking SEPTA!
SEPTA Services to LOVE Park
Taking the train to Christmas Village is not only less stressful than looking for parking, it also gives you the possibility to drink one or seven mulled wines and locally brewed beers at the market. Did we kill to birds with a stone here? Sure did!
But how can you actually get to Christmas Village if you use SEPTA Services? Just hop on 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 use the Regional Rail to Suburban Station and you are just feet away from your German Christmas market in the City of Brotherly Love.
Phil is the official Christmas Village mascot and was introduced to the public in 2017 for our 10th anniversary. He is Santa's 10th reindeer and was born in South Philly. Phil is named after his parents' beloved hometown.