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Top 5: Christmas Attractions in Philadelphia

by Katie Skrzek

Dec 24, 2018

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The holiday season is upon us and the City of Brotherly Love is gearing up for a festive display. With plenty of annual events and attractions, these are the best Philadelphia ( has to offer.


A Very Philly Christmas 

Explore the beautiful historic houses in Fairmount Park. For one month during the winter season, select homes throughout the neighborhood open their doors to visitors for holiday performances and tours. Check the website for dates and times.


Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest 

Situated along the Delaware River, the annual winter festival features attractions for all ages, including ice skating, fire pits, a kids arcade, dining options from Philadelphia chefs and a chalet-inspired bar. Winterfest runs November–March each season.


Dilworth Park 

Located in the heart of Center City, directly next to City Hall, Dilworth Park hosts an extensive Christmas attraction. Running November through February, the winter festival features ice skating, food and drinks and a holiday market with goods from local vendors.


Macy’s Light Show 

The department store located in the historic Wanamaker building is home to an annual Christmas light show. The free tradition began in 1956 and currently features more than 100,000 lights, accompanied by the Wanamaker organ.


Miracle on South 13th Street Light Show

During the holidays, the residents of the 1600 block of South 13th Street decorate their homes with spectacular holiday displays.




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