The holiday season in the city always puts us in a jolly mood. Storefronts and Philadelphia homes decorate their windows in twinkling lights, freshly fallen snow is on the ground, and everyone is celebrating the holiday cheer. Let Philly light up your life this December with these great attractions and events that are guaranteed to put even Scrooge in good spirits.
Beginning at 10am at the top of each hour, Macy’s will boast a gorgeous display of over 100,000 LED lights, as well as music from the historic Wanamaker Organ. Taking place at 1300 Market Street in Center City, you’ll get a smile on your face as you hear the voice of Julie Andrews do the narration.
Located at Columbus Avenue and Market Street, this lovely ice-skating rink features beautiful nautical views of the Delaware at an affordable price. Get in the holiday spirit and work off those extra calories from Thanksgiving as you skate around.
East Fairmount Park Mansions
Located in the Fairmount and the Art Museum districts, these historic mansions, including Laurel Hill, Lemon Hill, Mount Pleasant, Strawberry Mansion, Sweetbriar and Woodford Mansion, will be open for tour. Get an eyeful of living in the lap of luxury.
Visit this fantastic park at 6th and Race Streets in the Rittenhouse Square section of the city. You can sit on Santa’s lap, enjoy mini-golf and a carousel and also participate in holday-themed crafts to deck your own halls.