Exploring the Chinese New Year Celebrations in Chinatown

Chinese New Year in Chinatown Philadelphia

 'Gung Hay Fat Choy! ~ Best Wishes and Congratulations!' The Chinese New Year is an important traditional Chinese Holiday that is celebrated on the first day of the year of the Chinese calendar. In China, the New Year is also known as the Spring Festival and traditionally, the festival was a time to honor deities as well as ancestors. The Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally run from Chinese New Year's Eve, the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar, to the 15th day … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Pennsylvania Ballet Presents “George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker” At The Academy Of Music

The Nutcracker

'A Holiday Family Tradition' Celebrate one Philadelphia's greatest family traditions with The Nutcracker, a Pennsylvania Ballet’s performance by George Balanchine at The Academy of Music. Now in its 49th year, you can see this wonderful production December 8 to 31! Immerse yourself in the beloved tale of The Nutcracker 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 … [Read more...]

Parade of Lights Ceremony at Independence Seaport Museum

Seaport Parade of Lights at Independence Seaport Museum - McAllister

'Boat Parade of Lights on the Delaware River'   All aboard for a festive light event on the Delaware River! The Parade of Lights itself will take place on December 9 at 5:30 pm outside of the Independence Seaport Museum, which will be a magical joy for all to watch. The Parade of Lights will feature both working vessels along with pleasure boats, all decked out with festive twinkling lights and decorations. Prior to the parade, visitors can enjoy holiday festivities and … [Read more...]

Deck the Alley at Elfreth’s Alley

Deck the Alley at Elfreth's Alley Museum in Philadelphia

'A Fun Festive Holiday Event - Deck the Alley' Who loves Holiday traditions! Come experience this special annual holiday tradition, Deck the Alley on Saturday, December 2, at Elfreth's Alley in Historic Philadelphia located in Old City. Elfreth's Alley is the nation’s oldest continuously inhabited street since 1702. The 32 houses there today were built between 1720s and 1830s and the alley is a National Historic Landmark District.  Numbers 124 and 126 are open to the public year-round … [Read more...]

East Passyunk Ave Tree Lighting Ceremony

East Passyunk Ave Tree Lighting

 'Holiday Fun in South Philly' The East Passyunk Annual Tree Lighting event on Thursday, November 30, is a festive time for all and not one to be missed! The free celebration starts at 5 pm at the corner of East Passyunk Ave and 11th Street and will include live performances, wonderful treats by local businesses and other surprises. The event will include carolers from the Alphabet Academy, music by students from Andrew Jackson School, a visit from Santa Claus and guests will enjoy … [Read more...]

Rittenhouse Tree Lighting Ceremony

Rittenhouse Square Christmas Tree

'Holiday Fun at Rittenhouse Square Park'  Bring the family and friends to the Rittenhouse tree lighting celebration on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 5 pm and get into the holiday spirit. Rittenhouse Square will embrace the holiday season by turning on a beautiful tree standing more than 30 feet tall with 5,000 twinkling lights. There will be multi-colored globes and Santa himself will be on hand to light the tree for the 2016 season. Starting at 5 pm, there will be live entertainment, … [Read more...]

The Comcast Holiday Spectacular

Comcast Holiday Spectacular

'A Unique Philadelphia Holiday High-Tech Show' What are the holidays without stopping at the Comast building to take a peak at the holiday show. Since its debut in 2008, more than one million people have seen the show. Using cutting-edge technology, you get to explore stunning holiday imagery and music. This all takes place on the 83’ x 25’ Comcast video wall in the Comcast Center lobby, which is the world’s largest four-millimeter LED screen with incredible resolution that’s five … [Read more...]

Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show at Franklin Square

Holiday Light Show at Franklin Square

'Magical Holiday Enchantment for Kids of All Ages'  Lights take over Franklin Square during this festive 2017 holiday season! The Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show at Franklin Square, November 9 to December 31, is one holiday attraction for the whole family to enjoy and not miss. This holiday light show features a dazzling display of more than 50,000 lights that have been designed specifically for this popular public space. This free attraction features a 10-foot-tall kite made … [Read more...]

Macy’s Holiday Light Show in Philadelphia

Macys Light Show in Philadelphia

'A Holiday Tradition of Magical Lights at Macy's' Macy's Holiday light show is something that everyone should experience at least once.  The light show has become a Philadelphia Holiday tradition since 1956 and a great family tradition for many over the years. The Macy's light show is best viewed from the ground floor of the grand court. If you have small children, you might want to get there early so you can grab some spots on floor. This holiday treat, titled “Christmas Pageant of … [Read more...]