Making Its Mark


It may be hard to believe that it’s almost 2015, but for those looking for vacation options in the new year, the City of Brotherly Love certainly has a lot to offer. In fact, only-in-Philly projects, exhibitions, anniversaries and celebrations will give first-time visitors incentives to make that return trip and return visitors reasons to come back yet again.

Highlights of Philadelphia’s 2015 events calendar include:

  • The Tall Ships Challenge Philadelphia Camden 2015, which will feature a dozen historic ships on the Delaware River Waterfront.
  • Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting, featuring more than 80 works by a who’s who of painters at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • A special exhibition at The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia, celebrating the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland.
  • And all eyes will be on Philadelphia when thousands of Catholic families from around the globe gather for the eighth annual World Meeting of Families.

Also of note – for those lover’s of music — is the fact that Opera Philadelphia (see photo) is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2015 with a season of premieres and casts that possess an unprecedented roster of operatic firepower. Full details on the 2015 season are available at .

And there’s lots more — everything from a host of “awesome art” exhibitions to anniversaries to discovering the great outdoors.

Photo Caption: Modeled after Milan’s La Scala opera house, Philadelphia’s 1865 Academy of Music is a performing and architectural landmark on the Avenue of the Arts (Broad Street) and is home to the Opera Company of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Ballet.

For complete information on what’s in store for visitors to Philadelphia in 2015, go to .

Photo Credit: Photo by B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia™