Top Places to View Holiday Lights In Philadelphia
The holiday season shines bright in Philadelphia
The holiday season shines bright in Philadelphia as attractions with glowing traditions both new and old.
Families have been flocking to Philadelphia for decades to enjoy the Macy’s Christmas Light Show, a holiday tradition since 1956 featuring more than 100,000 colorful lights. This year, the city’s outdoor displays are growing with the expanded Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest and the Franklin Square Holiday Festival & Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show.
Neighborhoods are transformed by spectacular decorations while regional attractions light up the beauty of the holiday.
To help you get into the spirit of the season, we’re shining a spotlight on a few of our favorite holiday light displays throughout the region.
The Macy’s Christmas Light Show
at Macy’s Center City
November 28-December 31, 2014
The Comcast Holiday Spectacular
November 27, 2014-January 1, 2015
Franklin Square Holiday Festival & Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show
Brilliant bright display inspired by the imagination of Benjamin Franklin
Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
Seasonal park on the Delaware River Waterfront
The Delaware River Waterfront is getting into the winter spirit with the opening of the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest. Building off the success of the summer’s Spruce Street Harbor Park, the revamped seasonal attraction features ice skating, food and drink, shopping and family-fun on the waterfront.
Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park
Three months of ice skating in the shadow of City Hall
Holiday Lights at Boathouse Row
Traditional lighting on the Schuylkill River
The Christmas Village in Philadelphia
Get into the holiday spirit in the heart of Philadelphia
Christmas at Rittenhouse Square
Illuminating Rittenhouse Square for the holidays
Sparkles inside and out
Miracle on South 13th Street
Long-running neighborhood holiday tradition
Smedley Street Christmas Light Spectacular
South Philly lights up the holiday season
Longwood Gardens Christmas
Dazzling lights highlight this incredible holiday celebration
A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place
November 22-December 31 (Select Days)
North Pole by way of Media, PA
Christmas In Peddler’s Village
November 27-December 28, 2014
Christmas Snacktacular at Herr's Snack Factory
December 13-24, 2014
Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm
November 22, 2014-January 4, 2015
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