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Here are 15 events that you will not want to miss out on this holiday season!
The City of Brotherly Love wholeheartedly embraces the most wonderful time of the year, hosting a festive array of iconic holiday attractions.
Whether you’re looking to skate the Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park, shop the popular German-style Christmas Village at Love Park or take in the Macy’s Christmas Light Show, the region is sure to get you into the holiday spirit.
And don’t miss some of the most popular wintertime highlights that the city has to offer, including the Comcast Center’s festive film experience Comcast Holiday Spectacular and the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest, featuring ice skating, food and drink, shopping and family fun on the waterfront.
See why the holidays are a great time to visit Philadelphia with our must-see holiday attractions, below.
The 1.4-mile 6ABC Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade is the oldest in the country and a true Philadelphia tradition. The city streets make way for massive floats and giant balloons, plus local performers from choirs, dance groups, marching bands and more. Santa himself arrives in grand fashion, ushering Philadelphia into the holiday season.
A Philadelphia tradition since 1956, the Christmas Light Show at Macy’s in Center City illuminates a large wall inside the Wanamaker building, a National Historic Landmark. People of all ages delight in the 100,000 LED lights, narration by Julie Andrews and sounds from the Wanamaker Organ. Performances take place at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. everyday (excluding Christmas). Head to the third floor of Macy’s to experience the 6,000-square-foot “Dickens Village”, which brings Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol to life with more than 100 fully animated figures reenacting many of the story’s most memorable moments.
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