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Independence Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
101 South Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Holiday Tree Lighting Powered by Peco

Join us for the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Powered by PECO on December 1 as we kick off the official countdown to New Year's Eve. Reserve your skating tickets today.

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For 30 seasons, Independence Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest has been Philadelphia's favorite winter tradition on the Delaware River Waterfront, inviting visitors for a chance to indulge in flights of fancy under thousands of sparkling lights in a winter wonderland with spectacular views of the Delaware River. Cozy up in comforting warming cabins, fire pit stations, boardwalk rides and games for the young and young-at-heart, delicious food and hot beverages, the signature holiday tree, and, of course, ice skating on our NHL-sized rink. Winterfest is a top destination for anyone looking to rekindle family traditions.
The site is free to enter and open to the public. Amenities such as ice skatingcabins and firepitsthe Rinkside Lounge, as well as special event rental experiences, can be reserved in advance. Winterfest is open 7 days a week including holidays.
Share your favorite memories with us on social media using the hashtag #MyPhillyWaterfront or #RiverRink.
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Enjoy skating 7 days a week at Independence Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest. 
Regular pricing returns on November 25.
Skate admissions: $5
Skate rental: $12
Reserve Your Ice Skating Tickets Today

Ice skating ticket quantity is very limited and reserving your tickets in advance is highly recommended.

Exchanges: In the event that you need to adjust your purchase, you can adjust your ticket for another date/time of equal value via the self-service ticket exchange option on your Showclix account. Again, tickets can be exchanged but they must be the exact value and quantity of the tickets that were originally purchased.
Exclusive Discount: All Independence Blue Cross (IBX) cardholders and employees can receive up to four (4) skating admission tickets with proof of card (skate rental not included and can be purchased separately at the box office). To redeem, the cardholder must present an IBX membership card on-site. Accepted member cards include Medicare, Medicaid, Keystone, Personal Choice, and AmeriHealth.
Photo ID must be presented upon request to match the name on the IBX membership card. The facility reserves the right to deny skating entrance if the above conditions are not satisfied for IBX skating admission tickets.


Celebrate the season with one of our exclusive rental experiences - the Rinkside Lounge (great for medium-sized groups, 30 to 45 guests), or one of our cozy cabin or firepit rentals (great for smaller gatherings of between 2 to 12). Food and drink packages are available for all rentals. Learn more by contacting us at riverrink@drwc.org.
Reserve Your Rinkside Lounge, Cabin, or Firepit Today


Food and Drink

  • Enjoy S'more Galore by the Firepits
  • Share a Snack in the Lodge after Skating
Winterfest has a variety of outdoor concessionaires including Black Iron BBQ, Chickie's & Pete's, and Skelly's Amusements that will surprise and delight your taste buds with amazing fare from Crabries, hot funnel cake, pizza, and gourmet sandwiches. Along with local brews and amazing cocktails and mocktails, we have something for everyone.
Holiday Tree Lighting Powered by PECO

Join us for the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Powered by PECO on December 1 from 6 pm to 9 pm as we celebrate the season and kick off the official countdown to New Year's Eve on the  Delaware River Waterfront. Reserve your skating tickets today.