Free holiday shuttle offers service to 11 Center City stops

Rachel Kurland
November 21, 2018 - 3:06 pm
Christmas Village in LOVE Park

KYW Newsradio, file


PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With the beginning of the holiday season comes an age-old tradition: a symphony of car horns blasting while sitting in monstrous holiday traffic.

To hopefully ease the congestion of holiday shoppers this season, Visit Philadelphia and Phlash are launched the Philly Holiday Festival Shuttle.

The free shuttle service provides access to 11 stops based around popular Center City shopping destinations as well as signature holiday events in the city.

The shuttle picks up at the Blue Cross RiverRink's Winterfest event, then makes stops near:

  • Independence Mall
  • the holiday tree at City Hall and winter activities at Dilworth Park 
  • Christmas Village in LOVE Park
  • the Comcast Holiday Spectacular at the Comcast Center
  • "A Very Philadelphia Holiday" at One Liberty Observation Deck
  • Macy's Christmas Light Show and Dickens Village
  • the tree at the Betsy Ross House
  • Franklin Square Holiday Festival & Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show
  • and the marketplace and performances at Cherry Street Pier

The shuttle service runs Thursdays through Sundays between Nov. 23 and Dec. 30. It comes every 20 to 30 minutes between 6 and 9 p.m.

The shuttle also offers daily daytime service beginning at 10 a.m., but for a fee: $2 for single rides or $5 for all-day passes.

For a map of the shuttle locations or more information, visit