Top Christmas Events in Philadelphia

It’s officially the holiday season in and around the Philadelphia area and there’s nothing more magical that the atmosphere and the magical vibe in the air.

Christmas lights are slowly going up as fall decorations begin to disappear and everyone is getting excited for the next coming weeks. That is precisely why it is never to early to begin planning your holiday visits and getting your transportation booked!

At Dynasty Limousine Service, Christmas is one our busiest times of the year. Our drivers are busy chauffeuring our customers around Philadelphia, to Christmas and holiday gatherings and parties and going to the airport when visiting family. However, we love also showing our customers the magic of a Philadelphia Christmas with some of our top holiday attractions.

Christmas Light Show at Macy’s

macys-holiday-show-1200vpThere are more than 100,000 lights on show at Macy’s this year. Their Christmas Light Show is a staple of Christmas in Philadelphia and if you haven’t been before, you really need to go. The spectacle, featuring reindeers, snowflakes and ballerinas, is shown multiple times every day so there really is no excuse not to go. Get details here.

The Comcast Holiday Spectacular

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Shown on the Comcast’s ultra-modern video wall, The Comcast Holiday Spectacular is a light show with a twist. The show features sing-a-longs, ballet and all sorts of festive treats. Click here for more information

Franklin Square Holiday Festival featuring the Electrical Spectacle

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Another brilliant light show, featuring 50,000 lights, The Electric Spectacle is fun for all the family. This audio and visual treat features holiday shopping, Christmas songs and a 12-foot kite as an ode to Benjamin Franklin. More information at visitphilly.com

Philly Holiday Tree in Dilworth Park

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Unfortunately, the grand-unveiling of the Philly Holiday Tree has already been and gone, but it is still well worth a visit. Make sure to go in the evening to fully experience the massive tree! More information here.

Blue Cross River Rink Winterfest

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If light shows aren’t your thing, then venture over to the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest. With a hug ice-rink for the centerpiece, there is loads to do for kids and adults alike. Be sure to check out the Kids Lodge, which is full of awesome arcade games. Reserve your tickets by visiting here.

Deck the Hall Light Show at City Hall

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Over at City Hall, there is a truly magical light show that is running nightly until January 1st. The show is based around a celebration of Philadelphia and in particular the history and architecture of City Hall. More information here.

Reading Terminal Holiday Railroad at Reading Terminal Market

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If you fancy something a bit different this holiday season, why not head over to the Reading Terminal Holiday Railroad? The Reading Terminal Market, a haven for food-lovers, sets up its impressive miniature railroad which celebrates the history of the market. More information here.

Christmas Village in Philadelphia

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At Love Park, there’s an authentic German Christmas Market, complete with bratwurst, mulled wine and other European food and drink. A magical, alternative festive experience with plenty to do for all the family. More information here.

Enjoying all these spectacular events shouldn’t just be a holiday treat it should be a tradition. Let Dynasty Limousine Service drive you to your holiday destination. Our chauffeurs will get you safety to and from your destination and you don’t have to worry about parking in the holiday cold! Call 610-363-0962 today or click here to book a car at our Philadelphia Limousine Company. 

 

Why FALL is the perfect time to rent a limo

With the weather finally getting cool, summer is officially over and now all the wonderful fall activities are in full bloom. Whether you love fall for the crisp autumn leaves or the tasty treats, there is no arguing that a limo is the vehicle you’ll need to get you to where you’re going.

SPORTING EVENTS

Fall is definitely the season of FOOTBALL and HOCKEY. Ticket holders can breathe a sigh of relief tackling game day traffic in a vehicle that knows the best route and has the most comfortable ride. Whether we are dropping you off at the tailgate or right to the Stadiums entrance, fans can pregame responsibly with their friends and family while enjoying the scenic ride. Then after the games over enjoy luxury accommodations back to home while not having to pay parking fees or dealing with navigating a crowded parking lot. Where ever you need to go, Dynasty Limousine has you covered.

CONCERTS/THEATER EVENTS

There is no denying that one of the best ways to see a concert or play is by being picked up by a limousine. With some of the most popular bands and shows coming through the Philadelphia, Delaware and Maryland area, it is important to have a vehicle you can trust to get you to your event on time. Dynasty Limousine Service not only offers luxury accommodations, but we’ll play your favorite tunes while you sit back and enjoy time with friends on your way to the show.

FALL WEDDINGS

Dynasty Limousine Service is your top choice for your fall wedding and special events throughout the Philadelphia, Maryland and Delaware area. Fall is often one of the most popular seasons for weddings for the temperate weather and natural, colorful landscape. Even if the weather doesn’t cooperate, guests can also still enjoy the festivities in the comfort of heated vehicles. We have experience coordinating with photographers and are ready to recommend spots for the perfect shoot. Our drivers will have planned out the best route based on your expectations to make sure your wedding party arrives on location on time.

Need a limo for your next fall event! Request a quote or call 610-363-0962 and we’ll be in touch to plan your perfect day!

BEST HALLOWEEN AND OKTOBERFEST EVENTS NEAR PHILADELPHIA

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October is a month full of activities. From Oktoberfest celebrations to Halloween parties to Halloween attractions, there are many things to do.

Check out our list of some of the hottest Philadelphia and Greater Philadelphia Halloween and October events!

Adult Events

Pennhurst Asylum Haunt- Fri, Sep 21, 2018 – Sun, Nov 4, 2018
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PennHurst, the legendary haunted hospital complex has opened its doors after being abandoned for 25 years! Pennhurst haunted asylum is Pennsylvania’s Scariest destination haunted house! The fear is real at Pennhurst!

Chaddsford Winery: Trick or Treat Weekends for Adults Only
Sat, Sep 29, 2018 – Sun, Oct 28, 2018
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Trick or Treat for wine and seasonal snacks at Chaddsford’s wildly popular, adults-only Halloween program! You’ll visit a variety of Halloween-themed pairing stations as you weave and wind your way throughout the festive Winery grounds. Enjoy flavorful, locally-made goodies alongside your favorite adult beverages, including: wine, beer, and wine cocktails. It’s sure to be a scary-good time! Costumes are encouraged, and fun is guaranteed! All visitors who arrive in costume will receive 20% OFF any bottle purchases made that day. Every Saturday and Sunday between 9/29-10/28/18. See our website for details.

Kennett Square Brewfest 2018 – Sat, Oct 13, 2018
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Kennett Brewfest features over 90 breweries that feature tasting of unique & popular seasonal brews. The event features live music, food trucks, vendors, a gaming area & more. Join us for our Connoisseur session before the Regular Session for special pourings from select brewers showcasing different, rare, exclusive, limited, or seasonal beers.

Chester County Beer Garden – Sun, Oct 14, 2018
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We’re bringing together an excellent sampling of the craft breweries in Chester County for the inaugural Pints of Chester County Beer Garden presented by #BVBrewScene . No tickets required. Just show up with a thirst for great beer! Unlimited Sampler glasses available for $35 until sold out. $5 tokens sales for full pints of any beer will also be available. Look for participating breweries and more details soon.

Family-Friendly Events!

The Great Pumpkin Carve of Chadds Ford – Thu, Oct 18, 2018 – Sat, Oct 20, 2018
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This annual tradition is a three day event in October with over 60 local artists carving giant pumpkins. The pumpkins will be lit after the carving is completed and then displayed all three nights-Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Treat yourself to great food and fall treats offered by area eateries, enjoy live music, hayrides, a haunted trail and more.

Phoenixville Presents Pumpkin Fest 2018 – Sat, Oct 20, 2018
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Pumpkinfest is a fun, free, family-friendly festival in the heart of downtown Phoenixville. Featuring derby races, a carnival, crafts, live music, and much more! Crawl the town sampling pumpkin treats and products from local businesses, carve a mini-pumpkin, or compete in one of the contests for some great prizes.

Plantation Field Presents “The Lights Fest” – Sat, Oct 20, 2018
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The Lights Fest™ is a for-profit company that loves working with local charities and causes. We believe our charity partners can truly make a lasting difference in each community. If you run a local charity or you have a recommendation for a charity that would be a good fit with The Lights Fest™

 

Chester County Historical Society’s First Annual Halloween Ball
Sat, Oct 27, 2018
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Chester County Historical Society’s First Annual Halloween Ball to celebrate our 125th Anniversary. This event features a live auction, music, costume contest, and open bar. Catering will be provided by Jimmy Duffy. Costumes are encouraged! Get your tickets early.

 

St. Peter’s Village: Fall Festival – Sat, Oct 27, 2018

Come spend the day in Saint Peter’s Village at the Fall Festival on October 27th! There will be activities for the family, local art vendors, food trucks, and special offerings by the shops in the village. We hope to see you there! There will be a rain date scheduled for Saturday, November 3rd in the event of poor weather.

Nothing beats a Dynasty Limousine Experience!

Ask anyone who has ever rented a limousine, there’s simply no better way to get to the show or event. Whether it’s with a group of friends or getting dressed up for an evening out, Dynasty Limousine Service, Inc. has you covered when it comes to getting to the show on time and in total luxury.

With dazzling interiors on par with the nicest limousines, each party bus can hold up to 14 passengers. With a little help from Dynasty Limo Service, you can arrange a Philadelphia party bus adventure that you may remember fondly for the rest of your life. At all times, our fleet vehicles are clean and impeccably maintained.

Ready to make your next concert experience one that your group will never forget? Reserve a vehicle online using our secure online booking page, or call us for more information at 610-363-0962.

Whether you’re going near Philadelphia for Halloween or staying local, let Dynasty Limousine Service be your designated driver!

 

12 Pennsylvania Wine Trails

Picking a winery to visit is tricky business. With so many Pennsylvania areas producing more than one million gallons of wine each year and a reputation as the fifth largest grape producer in the U.S., Pennsylvania has plenty of street cred when it comes to wine.

From anywhere in state, wine aficionados are less than an hour’s drive from at least one of 200 Pennsylvania wineries, many of which are smaller, family-owned establishments. Pennsylvania’s self-guided wine trails allow visitors to sip their way through vineyard-abundant areas at their own pace.

1. Endless Mountains Wine Trail
Upstate PA
The Endless Mountains supply a cooler climate for hybrid and common (vinifera) grape varieties to thrive, producing fragrant and fruity wines. Encompassing nine family-owned wineries, the Endless Mountains Wine Trail offers access to northwestern Pennsylvania attractions such as Steamtown National Historic SiteMarie Antoinette Lookout and the Endless Mountains.

2. Brandywine Wine Trail
Philadelphia and the Countryside
A favorite of Philadelphians, the Brandywine Wine Trail in Chester County includes seven wineries located within a 50-mile radius of one another. Visit three to four wineries per day and budget in time for nearby sights such as Longwood GardensBrandywine River MuseumBrandywine Battlefield Park and Kennett Square (“The Mushroom Capital of the World”).

3. Lehigh Valley Wine Trail
Lehigh Valley
Nine family-owned vineyards populate this wine trail in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania’s fastest-growing wine region. Sample award-wining wines made with Chambourcin, Lehigh Valley’s signature grape, such as rosé, semi-sweet, sweet, dry barrel aged, sparkling and port.

4. Bucks County Wine Trail
Philadelphia and the Countryside
Bucks County Wine Trail’s nine wineries are located just minutes apart in the Delaware Valley, where visitors can also see historic highlights like Washington Cross Historic Park and Pennsbury Manor, the estate of Pennsylvania founder William Penn.

5. Berks County Wine Trail
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Featuring eight wineries, the picturesque countryside is the background for wine tasting in Berks County. From sparkling and sweet dessert wines to dry table wines, the county’s fertile soil produces a variety of styles.

6. Hershey Harrisburg Wine Country
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Hershey Harrisburg Wine Country Trail has 15 wineries producing more than 250 handcrafted selections of white, red and blush wines. Take advantage of the trail’s close proximity to the attraction-rich cities of Hershey, Harrisburg and Lancaster.

7. Lake Erie Wine Region
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Lake Erie Wine Trail is approximately 50 miles long and runs along 30,000 acres of vineyards along Lake Erie in Pennsylvania and New York. Those with time constraints appreciate the closeness of the trail’s wineries, which produce everything from ice and fruit varieties to specialty wines like brandies and ports.

8. Mason-Dixon Wine Trail
Dutch Country Roads
Twenty-two wineries (and one distillery) dot the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail, which runs through the center of the state’s Dutch Country Roads region. The trail boasts a mix of established vineyards and emerging vintners, and many tasting rooms are located in rustic and historical properties.

9. Groundhog Wine Trail
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Beyond its super-adorable namesake, the Groundhog Wine Trail spans multiple counties and takes visitors to 15 wineries accented by the unique beauty of the Pennsylvania Wilds. Every year, the region hosts a Groundhog Day Wine Festival featuring a visit from Punxsutawney Phil himself. Find more Groundhog Day attractions >>

10. Southwest Passage Wine Trail
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Seven wineries peppered throughout the Pittsburgh suburbs and the scenic Laurel Highlands region make up the Southwest Passage Wine Trail. While you’re in the area, don’t miss destinations like Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater and the stunning Nemacolin Resort.

11. Montgomery County Wine Trail
Philadelphia and the Countryside
Producing everything from sweet and traditional offerings to wines made from organic fruits and vegetables, Montgomery County Wine Trail’s three wineries supply satisfying experiences. The trail also intersects with the Bucks County Wine Trail, so wine lovers can easily add nine additional stops to their journey.

12. Susquehanna Heartland Wine Trail
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Producers of award-winning riesling, chardonnay, cabernet franc and pinot noir, the 13 wineries along the Susquehanna Heartland Wine Trail enjoy a favorable climate for growing native and hybrid grapes, as well as more delicate grape varieties. The wineries also produce delicious fruit wines, including offerings infused with apple, blackberry, blueberry, cherry, elderberry, rhubarb and strawberry.

Learn more about Pennsylvania wine trails >>

Want more? Check out three road trips itineraries that will take you to Pennsylvania’s best wine, beer and food.

Sometimes, you want to visit wineries alone. Other times, you may be in the mood to take a tour of the nearest wineries with several companions. Regardless, you’ll find a travel solution with one of Dynasty Limousine Service’s wine tasting tours in PA.

We carefully determine which of the central, southern, eastern or western PA wineries to visit each time we put a tour together. Then, we reserve one of our luxury vehicles and open the door for reservations from wine lovers like you. On the day of the tour, you’ll be picked up and driven to wineries of your choice in PA, DE and the surrounding communities. You never have to be concerned about how much wine you try throughout the day, because you’ll be chauffeured safely from location to location.

Article courtesy of visitpa.com

How To Choose The Best Wine Tour For You

Love wine but not able to get to Napa anytime soon? Try a local wine tour with friends. Wine tours are quickly becoming the hot new way to explore your city. Whether you are taking in a wine tour in Philadelphia, PA, exploring a wine tour in NJ or just trying out a local winery near you, wine tours are a great way to package all your options into one place. But how do you choose which wineries to visit? It can be hard to narrow down your choices with so many wonderful wineries in the area. Here is a listing of some the most popular wineries to tour!

SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY WINERIES
If you’re near Southern Chester County, the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail may be just the tour you’re looking for. With six wineries and orchards, and historical attractions, this wine tour offers wine lovers the opportunity to visit wineries in the region between the Delaware and Chesapeake Rivers.

OLD STONE CIDER WINERY (http://www.oldstonecider.com/)
Old Stone Cider’s Tasting Room is in a historic barn. Events include wine tastings and barbecue.

BORDERLAND VINERYARD (ww.borderlandvineyard.com/)
Boderland Vineyard in Landenberg began operation in 2006. The vineyard creates wine from Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc grapes. The winemakers have experimented with Syrah and Malbec varieties. The winery offers tastings and seasonal events.

KREUTZ CREEK VINEYARD (www.kreutzcreekvineyards.com/)
Kreutz Creek Vineyards and Winery began production in 1989, opened their tasting room in 2003, and have won numerous competitions. The winery produces dry whites, dry reds, semi-dry, dessert and seasonal wines including traditional Wassail. Seasonal events in the vineyard include movie nights and evening concerts.

1723 VINEYARD (www.1723vineyards.com/)
The McMaster Farm in Landenberg is the site of 1723 vineyards. A portion of the land settled in 1723, was once owned by Benjamin Franklin. The vineyard grows Muscat Ottonel, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, and other regional varieties to create their distinctive Pennsylvania wines.

WAYVINE WINERY & VINEYARD (www.wayvine.wine/)
At the end of the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail is Wayvine Winery and Vineyard in Nottingham is operated by a friendly family who enjoys having a glass of wine with their guests.

PARADOCX VINEYARD (www.paradocx.com/)
Paradocx Vineyard in Landenberg has a unique story. The four owners are all practicing doctors and have a full-time staff to manage the vineyard. They grow Vidal, Vinifera, and Chambourcin grapes to create their wines. The Paradocx Vineyard tasting room is open on weekends for tastings, private parties, corporate events, and special occasions. Paradocx features a wine club and shop and sells their wines at local farmer’s markets.

NOTABLE WINERIES IN NORTHERN CHESTER/BERKS COUNTY AND LANCASTER

  • J Maki Winery (www.jmakiwinery.com)
  • Mantawny Creek Winery (manatawnycreekwinery.com)
  • Ridgewood Winery (manatawnycreekwinery.com)
  • Kog Hill Winery (http://www.koghillwinery.com/)
  • Blair Vineyards (http://setterridgevineyards.com/)
  • Moon Dancer Winery (http://www.moondancerwinery.com/)
  • Grandview Winery (http://www.thevineyardatgrandview.com/)
  • The Vineyards at Hershey (http://vineyardathershey.com/)
  • Nissely Winery (https://nissleywine.com/)
  • Waltz Vineyard (https://www.waltzvineyards.com/)

No matter whether the winery you chose is in the Finger Lakes, the Poconos, Seneca Lake, Cape May or around the corner, consider renting a luxury limousine from Dynasty Limousine Service. We can get you the wineries of your choice comfortably and easily. You don’t have to think about any planning. Our fleet makes securing a pleasant, serene and modern transportation experiences a total piece of cake. It doesn’t matter if you want to go to a couple of notable wineries. It doesn’t matter if you want to head to them all. We can provide you a winery day that’s one for the record books!