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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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Bishop White House Interior

Bishop White House

Carpenter's Hall

Carpenters' Hall

Cherry Street Pier

Cherry Street Pier

Christmas Village in LOVE Park

Christmas Village

Philly Official Holiday Tree

City of Philadelphia Holiday Tree

Congress Hall

Congress Hall

Declaration House

Declaration House

Dolley Todd House Kitchen

The Dolley Todd House

Edgar Allen Poe House

Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site

Fragments of Franklin Court

Fragments of Franklin Court

Franklin Court

Franklin Court

Franklin Court Printing Office

Franklin Court Printing Office