Family Things To Do During The Holidays In Philadelphia

Christmas Village in Philadelphia

 ‘Celebrating The Holidays With Family’

This is a great time of year with many different kinds of activities and events during the holidays for the family.

Here is our guide to family things to do during the holidays in Philadelphia.

  • Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show at Franklin Square ~ November 8 to December 31 ~ Held at Franklin Square, enjoy a holiday light show that features a dazzling display of more than 50,000 lights that have been designed specifically for this popular public space. There will be rides, food, beer & more. ~ Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show at Franklin Square ~
  • Deck The Hall Light Show ~ November 20 to January 1 ~ Visitors can experience an animated light show, synchronized with holiday music and projected on Philadelphia’s National Historic Landmark, City Hall! Deck the Hall Light Show presented by Independence Blue Cross. This choreographed light show will be presented multiple times nightly, seven days a week, highlighting the architecture of the west portal of City Hall and visible from Dilworth Park & along West Market Street.~ Deck The Hall Light Show ~
  • Our Guide to Tree Lighting Celebrations in Philadelphia ~ November 22 to December 9 ~ Get our guide to the Top Tree Lighting Celebrations in Philadelphia and celebrate in different communities throughout the City of Brotherly Love! Such places and neighborhoods as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, City Hall, Manayunk, Rittenhouse Square, East Passyunk, Old City District, South Street Headhouse District, Citizens Bank Park and many more! ~ Our Guide to Tree Lighting Celebrations in Philadelphia ~
  • Christmas Village ~ November 23 to December 24 ~ Christmas Village is at City Hall in Dilworth Park! Shop at 60+ vendor booths, enjoy holiday foods, live music, live entertainment & much more. ~ Christmas Village ~
  • Miracle on South 13th Street ~ December 8 – 31 ~ The residents of Miracle on South 13th Street have outfitted their homes in spirited holiday décor that attracts tourists nationwide for more than a dozen years. This year, the homes will go even further with Samsung SmartThings – smart home device that will help them power their lights and automate daily routines with just their smartphone. Even the street is lit up as well.
  • Macy’s Holiday Light show ~ November 24 to December 31 ~ The Macy’s light show has become a Philadelphia Holiday tradition since 1955 and a great family tradition for many over the years. The Light Show takes you on a journey through popular Christmas stories including The Nutcracker, Frosty the Snowman, and a magical Christmas Tree. ~ Macy’s Holiday Light Show ~
  • Comcast Holiday Spectacular ~ November 24 to January 1 ~ Held at the Comcast Building, visitors will experience a magical sleigh ride from the Philadelphia countryside to high above the city skyline. You’ll also enjoy a musical journey featuring classic family favorites like Jingle Bell Rock, The Twelve Days of Christmas, and your favorite scenes from The Nutcracker & much more. A great family event to get you into the Holiday Spirit in Philadelphia. ~ Comcast Holiday Spectacular ~
  • Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest ~ November 24 – March 5, 2018 ~ Held at Penn’s Landing, this will be a winter wonderland for all ages to explore. Enjoy ice skating, live music, warm fire pits, food, craft beers and much more.  ~ Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest ~
  • “A Christmas Carol” ~ November 25 to December 23 ~ Get into the Christmas spirit by enjoying A Christmas Carol, a heartwarming tale of Ebenezer Scrooge at the Walnut Street Theatre, a National Historic Landmark and America’s oldest theater. ~ “A Christmas Carol” ~
  • The Nutcracker ~ December 8 – 31 ~ The Nutcracker, a Pennsylvania Ballet’s performance by George Balanchine at The Academy of Music, is a beloved tale of as Marie and her Prince share a magical gift that transports them to a suspenseful battle between soldiers and mice, a glistening forest full of snow, and into the Land of Sweets. ~ The Nutcracker ~


Do you have an activity or event that we missed, please tell us in the comments or e-mail us at

Happy Holidays Philadelphia!! 

Jeff Belonger

Jeff Belonger has been in the mortgage industry for 19+ years and now wants to do something different. With his experience of blogging and social media, Jeff wants to share all of what Philadelphia has to offer, so he created At MyPhillyAlive, we want to share the excitement that the City of Philadelphia resonates. Sharing the passion within, from the people of Philadelphia. At MyPhillyAlive, we’ll be talking about Philadelphia restaurants, fun bars, the city night life, the history of Philadelphia, Philly attractions & events, the arts, sports, and much more. We want people to add their experiences regarding Philadelphia, even if they are from out of town, which can be done on our Facebook fan page as well. At the end of the day, we want to be different from the many Philadelphia sites. We want our site to be easy to navigate, while at the same time, we want you to not only find the hot spots, the best things to do in Philadelphia; but those hidden gems within the city. Thanks...

More Posts - Website - Twitter - Facebook - LinkedIn

Comment Using Facebook

Speak Your Mind