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20 Must-See Holiday Attractions in Philadelphia for 2017

What not to miss during the most wonderful time of the year

As temperatures drop in the history-rich, tradition-steeped city of Philadelphia, a festive holiday spirit spills from shops, theaters, restaurants, parks and stadiums.

This year promises the return of the city’s very own Christmas Village to LOVE Park. Every must-do holiday list includes visits to Macy’s Christmas Light Show, a spin around the skating rink and festive goings-on at Philadelphia City Hall, a seat at The Nutcracker and a spot on the sidewalk to watch the Mummers Parade.

See why the holidays are a great time to visit Philadelphia with our must-see holiday attractions, below.

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A Very Philadelphia Holiday at One Liberty Observation Deck

A Very Philadelphia Holiday transforms the 360-degree platform at the top of the skyscraper to honor three great local traditions. The Mummers, the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Miracle on 13th Street each display costumes and decorations in a quadrant of the attraction—and combine their festive forces near the giant replica of Benjamin Franklin’s head.
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Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm

Morrisville, Bucks County

November 18, 2017 - January 7, 2018

More than three million lights comprise this big, bright Bucks County spectacle that is Shady Brook’s annual Holiday Light Show. Visitors can drive or, if weather permits, ride in wagons through illuminated tunnels and past celebratory nighttime displays. Afterwards, there are visits with Santa, cocoa by the bonfire and holiday shopping.
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