Sunday, December 3, 2017

Christmas Light Displays in the Philadelphia Area



The Festival of Lights runs 5:30-9:30 pm nightly Dec. 1 through Jan. 7th in Rose Tree Park, Route 252, in Upper Providence.  Free admission. For information contact the Department of Parks and Recreation at 610-891-4455

Christmas at Longwood Gardens
November 23rd - January 7th

Half a million outdoor lights and holiday magic await you during Longwood's incomparable Christmas display. Enjoy dazzling trees and seasonal concerts. The Music Room hosts a special, themed holiday display. Kids of all ages will delight in a miniature Garden Railway decked out for the holidays. Thousands of poinsettias accented with amaryllis, artemisia, begonias, cyclamen, hybrid lilies, kalanchoes, paperwhites, red-berried plants and many other flowers flourish inside acres of heated glass conservatories. Living wreaths, swags, and live floral trees adorn rooms throughout the Conservatory. Included in Gardens admission.

Holiday Light Show and Dickens Village Macy's Center City

THE 2017 CHRISTMAS LIGHT SHOW runs hourly from the day after Thanksgiving through New Year's Eve day check website for times. The DICKENS VILLAGE (Floor 3) is open continuously during the same period from 10am to 7pm.

The Comcast Holiday Spectacular 2017

November 23rd  – January 1st
Daily, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
15-minute shows at the top of each hour
(Shows are not presented on weekdays at 5:00 p.m.)

The magic of the holidays come alive in “The Comcast Holiday Spectacular,” a must-see holiday tradition in Philadelphia, entertaining people of all ages and spreading holiday cheer.



Herr's Christmas Snacktacular


Take a ride in the comfort of your car and drive through the beautiful light displays on the Herr's property.

Franklin Square Holiday Festival

November 9 - December 31st

Experience the magic of the holidays and celebrate traditions new and old at the Franklin Square Holiday Festival. From November 9 - December 31st, dazzle in the lights of the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show; warm up with comfort food, local beers, and hot beverages at Ben's Bites & Brews; and shop for handmade, artisanal gifts at the Holiday Market.

Seaport Parade of Lights
December 9th

Independence Seaport Museum annual Parade of Lights returns to the Delaware River on December 9th. The lighted boat parade features our working port, with tugboats and other vessels decorate within lights. Before the parade, spend the day inside the Museum for holiday activities and entertainment. Museum visitors will get the best view of the parade from the 2nd floor balcony overlooking the Delaware River.
December 1st and 2nd

Get in the holiday spirit with caroling, a puppet show, a jazz ensemble, bake sale, Santa visit, tree lighting, horse and carriage rides, hayrides, gingerbread house making and much more



2017 Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm
Open EVERY NIGHT from Nov. 18 through Jan. 7
5 pm to 10 pm

Experience the magic of more than 3 million lights illuminating acres of farmland at the Shady Brook Farm 2017 Holiday Light Show!
Encounter whimsical holiday displays and familiar characters.
Drive through in the comfort of your own car or enjoy the show on an open-air wagon ride (weather permitting).
Warm up with a cup of hot cocoa and cook up some s’mores at a toasty bonfire (cocoa, marshmallows, and more treats available for purchase in the Farm Market).

November 20-January 1
5:30pm  -9:30 pm

New to Dilworth Park this season! Center City District, in collaboration with 6abc, brings City Hall to life this holiday season with the Deck the Hall Light Show presented by Independence Blue Cross. This FREE nightly choreographed light show, projected onto Philadelphia's Historic City Hall, happens every hour on the half hour and more frequently on weekends through January 1, 2018.

Following each show, City Hall will remain in color, in order to highlight the architecture of the building until the next show begins.


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