November 14, 2017 |

Let There Be Festive Light! Must-See Twinkling Spots in Philadelphia


Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show in Franklin Square
Now until December 31 | 4:30 – 8 pm, Sundays – Thursdays, 9 pm on Fridays & Saturdays; final show at 8 pm on December 24
Marvel at more than 50,000 lights as they shimmer, dance, and illuminate the Square to a soundtrack of holiday classics. Every evening, one lucky audience member will be selected to “ignite” the 4:30 pm show.

Deck the Hall Light Show at Dilworth Park Wintergarden
Monday, November 20 – January 1 | Every hour on the half hour and more frequently on weekends
Center City District, in collaboration with 6abc, brings City Hall to life this holiday season with a FREE nightly choreographed light show, projected onto Philadelphia’s Historic City Hall.

Tree-Lighting Celebration at the Philadelphia Museum of Art 
Wednesday, November 22 | 5PM–7PM

Enjoy treats, York Street Hustle and the Philadelphia Girls Choir, and the best
view in the city!

Philly Holiday Tree-Lighting at City Hall 
Friday, November 24 | 5PM-6:30PM
The ceremony sets the 50-foot tree aglow and a new-this-year gift drive supports youth in the community. Toy and clothing donations will be accepted from 4 to 8 p.m.

Macy’s Christmas Light Show at Macy’s Center City
Saturday, November 25 – December 31 |  10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
A whopping 34,500 LED lights create a visual spectacular accompanied by festive music from the world-renowned Wanamaker Grand Organ

The Miracle on South 13th Street Holiday Light Display
Tuesday, November 28 to January 1 | 5PM-12AM
Take a stroll down the 1600 Block of South 13th Street (between Tasker & Morris) and enjoy Philadelphia’s favorite holiday display!

Rittenhouse Holiday Tree and Park Lighting 
Tuesday, November 28 | 5 PM
Kick-off the Rittenhouse holiday shopping season with family-friendly activities and music leading up to the lighting of the 30-foot holiday tree and white globe lights. The holiday park lights continue to be illuminated every night through the end of December. 

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest  Holiday Tree Lighting Powered by PECO
Friday, December 1 | 6PM-9PM

Celebrate the First Friday in December and usher in the holiday season with a full night of performers, singers, dancers, and ice skaters, with a grand tree lighting finale capped off by landside fireworks thanks to PECO’s sponsorship. Complete details including the list of performers TBA.

Parade of Lights on the Delaware River  
Saturday, December 9 | 11AM-6PM
A parade of local working boats will be illuminated in holiday lights for all to see on the Delaware River at 5:30 p.m. The best spot to take in this unique sight is from the Independence Seaport Museum’s second floor terrace. Warm seasonal beverages and food will be available in our Holiday Hut. 


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