A Very Philly Christmas@ the Historic Houses of Fairmount Park

Join us as we celebrate Philadelphia in some of the most beautiful historic homes in Fairmount Park.

Ice Bar @ Lemon Hill Mansion

“Chill out” at the first ever Ice Bar at Lemon Hill Mansion, opening Friday, November 30 on the grounds of this beautiful historical home in Fairmount Park. Visitors will enjoy ice art from Ice Philly Sculpture, including a bar carved from ice and an ice lemon tree with real lemons, and exterior lighting design from…


Ice Bar Schedule


“Christmas in Fairmount Park” celebrates its 47th year of delighting visitors with this year’s very special theme, “A Very Philly Christmas.”

This Philadelphia holiday tradition features five of the park’s treasured historic houses – Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill Mansion, Lemon Hill Mansion, Historic Strawberry Mansion, and Woodford – decked out in the season’s finest.

In the spirit of this year’s theme, the historic houses will host four special events showcasing what makes Philadelphia a very special place: music, food, neighbors, and families. You’re welcome to “drop in” to the historic houses throughout December.


The Historic Houses of Fairmount Park are some of the best-preserved examples of 18th and 19th century early American architecture, all located in one of the country’s most beautiful urban parks. Promotion and programming for the historic houses are supported through a partnership between the City of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department, the Fairmount Park Conservancy and various stewardship groups. Proceeds from the events support the ongoing stewardship, maintenance and promotion of these treasures.