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Holiday Things to Do in Philadelphia

Local Treasures - Part 13

Holiday Places to Visit in Philadelphia

Remember the great things to see in Philadelphia over the holidays! Here are old and new ones.

Macy's Light Show & Organ Concert
Grand Court, 1300 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

The Christmas Light Show and Wanamaker Organ Concert at Macy’s is a Philadelphia holiday tradition that dates back half a century. Come to the famous Center City store – housed in the historic Wanamaker Building – to watch snowflakes, ballerinas and reindeer float beyond the four-story-high velvet curtain of the Grand Court atrium. Visit Macy's Iconic Events website >

Macy's Traditional Christmas Display

Macy's Dickens Village
Grand Court, 1300 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

A beloved Philadelphia tradition for 20 years, Dickens Village – housed in the Egyptian Room of the famed Wanamaker Building – transports visitors to 1840s London. The 6,000-square-foot walk-through experience features 26 heart-warming scenes from "Scrooge." The experience culminates in your photo opportunity with Father Christmas! Visit Macy's Iconic Events website >

Macy's Dickens Village

Blue Cross RiverRink
101 S. Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19106

The Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest is a can't-miss winter attraction on the Delaware River Waterfront including an ice rink, a beautifully lit landscape featuring a holiday tree, outdoor seating area with fire pits and cozy warming cabins, the Franklin Fountain Confectionary Cabin, the Kids Lodge with arcade games, and a chalet-inspired Lodge. Visit the RiverRink Facebook Page >

Blue Cross RiverRink

Comcast Center Holiday Spectacular
1701 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19103

This new holiday tradition takes visitors on a festive, musical journey featuring classic family favorites like Carol of the Bells, Jingle Bell Rock, and The Twelve Days of Christmas, plus The Nutcracker performed by the renowned Philadelphia Ballet. The 15-minute show includes a magical sleigh ride from the countryside to high above the city skyline. Watch video>
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Comcast Center Holiday Spectacular

Franklin Square Holiday Festival
Franklin Square Park, 200 Sixth Street, Philadelphia 19106

At this spectacular free electrical exhibit, you can see more than 50,000 lights as they illuminate the Square, backed by a soundtrack of holiday classics performed by The Philly POPS orchestra. A winter beer garden with fire pits and seasonal beers, and a holiday market showcasing local art add to this fantastic display.Visit the Historic Philadelphia website >

Mutter Museum Philadelphia


Part 1
Carousel Village (Wrightstown)
Garden of Reflection (Yardley)
Raven Rock Bridge (Lumberville)
Ringing Rocks (Upper Black Eddy)
Grounds for Sculpture (Hamilton, NJ)
Part 2
Hortulus Farm (Wrightstown)
Red Mill Museum (Clinton, NJ)
America on Wheels (Allentown)
Hunterdon Arboretum (Lebanon)
Lost River Caverns (Hellertown)
Part 3
Northlandz (Flemington)
Black River RR (Flemington)
Elmwood Park Zoo (Norristown)
Howell Farm (Lambertville)
Audubon Center (Audubon)
Part 4
DaVinci Science Center (Allentown)
The Stoogeum (Ambler)
Washington Mem. Chapel (Valley Forge)
NJ State Museum (Trenton)
Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum (Horsham)
Part 5 - Holiday Things to Do
Lights in the Parkway (Allentown)
Byers Choice Holiday (Chalfont)
Holiday Garden Railway (Philadelphia)
Brandywine Christmas (Chadds Ford)
Downtown Bethlehem (Bethlehem)
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square)
Peddlers Village (Lahaska)
Part 6
Bucks County Playhouse (New Hope)
Trenton Fire Museum (Trenton)
Moravian Museum (Nazareth)
American Treasure Tour (Oaks)
Martin Guitar Factory (Nazareth)
Part 7
Barn Nature Center (Doylestown)
Greenshire Gardens (Quakertown)
Lockwood Gorge (Lebanon Twp, NJ)
Chanticleer Garden (Wayne)
Boyertown Museum (Boyertown)
Part 8
Canal Boat Ride (Easton)
Classic Car Museum (Pottsville)
Delaware Canal (Easton to Bristol)
Mack Trucks Museum (Allentown)
Sanderson Museum (Chadds Ford)
Part 9
Sculpture Park (Jenkintown)
Bowmans Hill Tower (New Hope)
Bowmans Hill Wildflowers (New Hope)
Delaware Valley Fire Museum (New Hope)
Morris Arboretum (Philadelphia)
Part 10
Fall Season
Ghost Tours
Cemetery Tours
Apple Picking
Part 11
Lakota Wolf Preserve (Columbia, NJ)
Mt Airy Art Garage (Philadelphia)
The Highlands (Fort Washington)
LV Heritage Museum (Allentown)
Bucks Childrens Museum (New Hope)
Part 12
Insectarium (Philadelphia)
Magic Gardens (Philadelphia)
Edgar Allan Poe House (Philadelphia)
Eastern State Penitentiary (Philadelphia)
Mütter Museum (Philadelphia)
Part 13 - Holiday Attractions in Philly
Macy's Light Show
Macy's Dickens Village
Blue Cross RiverRink
Comcast Center Holiday Spectacular
Franklin Square Holiday Festival