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Pictured: The Nutcracker

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The Holidays in Philadelphia

Macy’s Christmas Light Show

Macy’s Christmas Light Show at Macy’s Center City

Macy's Christmas Light Show Credit: G. Widman for GPTMC

It's the most wonderful time of the year. Holiday lights, spectacular events and family traditions are just a few ways to celebrate Christmas in Philadelphia.

Celebrate the season with annual holiday traditions, like the long-running Christmas Light Show at Macy’s and sensational strutting during the Mummers Parade on New Year’s Day.

Create new memories with your family at the Comcast Holiday Spectacular, the Christmas Village at Love Park and the always incredible New Year’s Eve fireworks show along the Delaware River.

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  • The Macy’s Christmas Light Show
    at Macy’s Center City

    A Philadelphia holiday tradition since 1955

    Macy’s Holiday Light show

    A perfect family outing, the Christmas Light Show and Wanamaker Organ Concert at Macy’s is a Philadelphia tradition that dates back half a century.

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  • The Comcast Holiday Spectacular

    A must-see holiday tradition in the lobby of the Comcast Center

    Watching the Comcast Holiday Spectacular in 3D

    Shown on the state-of-the-art Comcast Experience video wall at Comcast Center, The Comcast Holiday Spectacular is a family-friendly holiday tradition featuring the sights and sounds of the season.

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  • New Year’s Eve Fireworks In Philadelphia

    Ring in the New Year with two fireworks shows on the Delaware River Waterfront

    New Year’s Fireworks along the Delaware River

    Philadelphia will ring in 2014 not once, but two times during the SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Delaware River Waterfront.

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  • Christmas In Peddler’s Village

    Celebrate the holiday season at Peddler’s Village

    Good times for the whole family at Peddler’s Village

    Visit Peddler’s Village in beautiful Bucks County to celebrate the holidays! With more than 70 specialty shops — perfect for your holiday shopping — and eight restaurants, you will love the Village’s charm and beautiful, festive decorations.

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  • The Christmas Village in Philadelphia

    Get into the holiday spirit in the heart of Philadelphia

    The Christmas Village on Dilworth Plaza

    Philadelphia will once again transform into European wonderland for the annual Christmas Village at Love Park.

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  • Pennsylvania Ballet’s The Nutcracker

    Philadelphia holiday tradition with Pennsylvania Ballet

    Pennsylvania Ballet dancers perform “The Nutcracker”

    This holiday season, celebrate with of one of Philadelphia’s greatest family traditions—the Pennsylvania Ballet’s performance of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ at the Academy of Music.

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  • Blue Cross RiverRink

    20th anniversary of a Philadelphia wintertime tradition at Penn’s Landing

    Blue Cross RiverRink

    Lace up your ice skates and celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Blue Cross RiverRink, an Olympic-sized ice rink at Penn’s Landing that is a waterfront winter tradition.

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  • The Comcast Holiday Spectacular

    A must-see holiday tradition in the lobby of the Comcast Center

    Watching the Comcast Holiday Spectacular in 3D

    Shown on the state-of-the-art Comcast Experience video wall at Comcast Center, The Comcast Holiday Spectacular is a family-friendly holiday tradition featuring the sights and sounds of the season.

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  • Philly POPS! On Independence 2014

    One of Philadelphia’s most popular July 4th traditions moves to the Kimmel Center this year

    The Philly POPS! at Independence Hall.

    Join Larry Blank and the Philly POPS! at the Kimmel Center for a patriotic celebration in honor of America’s birthday.

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  • The Mummers Parade

    Mummers strut up Broad Street, leaving behind a trail of glitter, feathers and fun

    The Mummers Parade

    Philadelphia struts like no place else on New Year’s Day.

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  • New Year’s Eve Fireworks In Philadelphia

    Ring in the New Year with two fireworks shows on the Delaware River Waterfront

    New Year’s Fireworks along the Delaware River

    Philadelphia will ring in 2014 not once, but two times during the SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Delaware River Waterfront.

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  • The Christmas Village in Philadelphia

    Get into the holiday spirit in the heart of Philadelphia

    The Christmas Village on Dilworth Plaza

    Philadelphia will once again transform into European wonderland for the annual Christmas Village at Love Park.

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  • Skate at the Piazza

    Lace up your skates for outdoor holiday fun in Northern Liberties

    Celebrate the holiday season during the Skate at the Piazza.

    The Piazza at Schmidt’s is celebrating the holiday season with Skate at The Piazza, a brand-new outdoor ice skating rink in Northern Liberties.

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  • Waterfront Winterfest at Penn’s Landing

    Pop-up winter village on the Delaware River Waterfront

    Waterfront Winterfest at Penn’s Landing.

    Penn’s Landing is celebrating the 20 years of ice skating at the Blue Cross RiverRink with Waterfront Winterfest, a pop-up holiday winter garden and waterfront village.

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  • Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light
    Show at Franklin Square

    Brilliant bright display inspired by the imagination of Benjamin Franklin

    Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show at Franklin Square.

    Winter nights are joyfully brighter this holiday season with Franklin Square’s Electrical Spectacle, a brand-new holiday nighttime light show.

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  • Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade

    The oldest Thanksgiving Day Parade in the country

    Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Philadelphia hosts the oldest Thanksgiving Day Parade in the country.

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  • Christmas Tree Lighting in Rittenhouse Square

    Rittenhouse Square Gets Illuminated for the Holidays

    The holiday lights of Rittenhouse Square

    Over 5,000 holiday lights and Philadelphia’s largest Christmas Tree turn Rittenhouse Square one of Center City’s most festive public spaces for the holidays.

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