Christmas Activities in Philadelphia

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When you visit the city of Philadelphia you truly are ‘Walking in a Winter Wonderland’.

The holiday season in the city of brotherly love is filled with spectacular attractions ranging from captivating light shows to ice skating by the Delaware River. Below is a list of some attractions along with the dates and/or times they will be open to the public.


Macy’s Light Show

This holiday tradition began more than half a century ago yet it still continues to captivate generations every year. The Christmas Light Show and Wanamaker Organ Concert consists of 100,000 LED lights which unify to create festive images including snowflakes, reindeer, and ballerinas. The light show is accompanied by christmas music from the Wanamaker Grand Organ

This show can be seen every two hours beginning at 10a.m. everyday after Thanksgiving. However, there will not be a show on Christmas day.


Christmas Village at Love Park

The Christmas Village is an open air market filled with vendors from a variety of countries in Europe. More than 60 vendors participate and sell various handcrafted jewelry, artwork, clothing, ornaments etc. In addition to the many salespersons, Love Park also welcomes frequent performances, pictures with santa, and a tremendous Christmas Tree in the center.

The village will be open until December 27th 2015.


Blue Cross River Rink

The Blue Cross River Rink is a wonderful seasonal alternative to the Spruce Street Harbor Park. The Penns Landing riverfront area is home to an Olympic- size ice skating rink as well as a heated tent, Christmas trees, fire pits, and a snack bar. It is a perfect activity for all members of your family whether they like to skate or cozy up in the lodge and watch. Senior Ava Sullivan 16’ says “ice skating is always a wonderful thing to do with friends and family!”

The Blue Cross River Rink will be open until March 6, 2016

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