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  • Adventure Aquarium’s Christmas Celebration

    Feel the magic of the holiday season at Adventure Aquarium in Camden

    The Shark Tunnel at the Adventure Aquarium

    Enjoy the magic of the holiday season during Adventure Aquarium’s Christmas Celebration! Get into the yuletide spirit with Scuba Santa and his elves, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer — and, of course, plenty of sharks, fish and sea turtles!

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Fancy Brigade Finale and MummersFest

    Head indoors to see the Mummers strut at the Pennsylvania Convention Center

    Mummers Fancy Brigade Finale at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

    A spectacular Philadelphia’s New Year’s Day tradition heads indoors during the Mummers Fancy Brigade Finale at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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  • Holiday POPS!

    Enjoy the holiday season with the Philly Pops

    The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

    Performing both delightful seasonal classics and glorious gospel music, Holiday POPS! is a marvelous way for the whole family to enjoy the holidays together.

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  • Longwood Gardens Christmas

    Dazzling lights highlight this incredible holiday celebration

    The Christmas tree at Longwood Gardens

    No holiday is complete without a visit to Longwood Gardens, where more than 400,000 twinkling lights and spectacular fountain shows compose a brilliant wonderland your family is sure to love.

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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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  • Pennsylvania Ballet’s The Nutcracker

    Philadelphia holiday tradition with Pennsylvania Ballet

    Pennsylvania Ballet dancers perform

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • Victorian Christmas Celebration at Pennypacker Mills

    Step back into the past for the holidays

    Prepping the tree for the holidays at Pennypacker Mills

    Take a step back in time for a Victorian Christmas celebration at historic Pennypacker Milles, the 18th-century mansion used by General George Washington as temporary headquarters during the Revolutionary War.

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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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