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Top Holiday Lights in Philadelphia


‘Tis the season of joy, celebration, and twinkle lights. The city of Philadelphia is vibrant this season as it shines thousands of bright lights throughout the city. Spend an evening under the lights and celebrate the holidays by visiting some of our favorite attractions this winter.

Macy’s Christmas Light Show

nce 1956, Macy’s Christmas Light Show and Wanamaker Organ Concert has been one of Philadelphia’s top holiday tradition. With more than 100,000 bright lights, Macy’s brings snowflakes, ballerinas, and reindeer to life in a fantastic holiday display. The energy-efficient light display is accompanied by festive music from the world-renowned Wanamaker Grand Organ.

Comcast Holiday Spectacular

The Comcast Center in Philadelphia presents a state-of-the-art visual experience that will captivate audiences. This year, scenes include performers from the renowned Walnut Street Theatre’s The Nutcracker by Pennsylvania Ballet. In addition, there are animated penguins, world-class ice skaters, and many more!

Comcast Holiday Spectacular

Miracle on South 13th Street

Neighbors in South Philly spread the holiday cheer by illuminating and decorating the 1600 block of South 13th Street. From reindeer to candy canes to santas to snowmen, you can see them all at this must-see holiday light display.

13th street lights

Franklin Square Holiday Festival & Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show

Franklin Square Holiday Festival is where the magic happens. Enjoy seasonal food, beer, and Christmas tunes as you watch the free Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show presented by PECO. This show features over 50,000 lights that shine throughout the square.


A Longwood Christmas

Families come together to see the vibrant displays and the carolers at the Longwood Gardens.

Attendees can celebrate the magic of the holidays by viewing the impressive showcase of more than 500,000 twinkle lights, 6,000 seasonal plants, and colorful fountains. The sounds of the organ sing-alongs resonates throughout the gardens as you take it all in.


 Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm

Shady Brook Farm’s Holiday Show features over 3 million lights illuminating acres and acres of farmland. Showgoers can drive through the show on an open air wagon ride along the two-mile trail . The farm’s market offers cups of piping hot chocolate and deliciously gooey s’mores for friends and families to enjoy.


Where is your favorite place to see holiday lights? Let us know in the comments section!