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The holiday season is the perfect time to visit Philadelphia.

Philadelphia is full of the holiday spirit, with tons of free events, attractions, and special programming for the season. 

Experience the magic of the season by ice skating at the city's two outdoor rinks, marveling at indoor light shows and displays, shopping at small vendors and designer districts, and more, now until the Mummers New Year's Day Parade rings in 2019!

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Franklin Square Electrical Spectacle

Franklin Square Holiday Festival

Experience the magic of the holiday at Franklin Square Holiday Festival, featuring The Electrical Spectacle Light Show presented by PECO, Ben’s Sweets & Treats, and special appearances by Santa and his elves. 
Macy's Christmas Light Show

Macy's Christmas Light Show

This holiday tradition uses more than 100,000 LED lights to create snowflakes, ballerinas and reindeer dancing upon a four-story-high velvet curtain accompanied by festive music from the world-renowned Wanamaker Grand Organ.   
A Very Philadelphia Holiday at One Liberty Observation Deck

A Very Philadelphia Holiday at One Liberty Observation Deck

Celebrate the holiday season with a view that would make flying reindeer jealous--from 57 stories up! Through stunning 360-degree views from the 57th floor, explore the city's dazzling lights and red-and-green skyline without ever leaving the building.  
Comcast Holiday Spectacular

Comcast Holiday Spectacular

The sights and sounds of the holidays come alive in this free, 15-minute show on the world’s largest high-resolution LED display, featuring classics like Jingle Bell Rock, The Twelve Days of Christmas and The Nutcracker.
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Academy of Natural Sciences Dinosaur Hall

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

Garden State Discovery Museum2

Garden State Discovery Museum

Franklin Square

Franklin Square

Ghost Tour of Philadelphia

Ghost Tour of Philadelphia

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Academy of Natural Sciences Dinosaur Hall

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

African American Museum in Philadelphia

African American Museum in Philadelphia

American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society Museum

Barnes Foundation

The Barnes Foundation

Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial

Betsy Ross House

Betsy Ross House

Carpenter's Hall

Carpenters' Hall

Edgar Allen Poe House

Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site

Hill-Physick House

Hill-Physick House

Independence Seaport Museum

Independence Seaport Museum

James A. Michener Art Museum

James A. Michener Art Museum

Museum of the American Revolution

Museum of the American Revolution