Philadelphia’s holiday traditions are abundant, and one of our very favorites lights up this Friday, November 27.
The Macy’s Christmas Light Show, a tradition since 1955, returns to Macy’s Center City for the 2015 holiday season with brilliant lights, festive music and tons of cheer for holiday shoppers.
Running daily through Thursday, December 31, the holiday spectacle features narration by the legendary Julie Andrews and the rich sounds of the famous Wanamaker Organ. More than 100,000 energy-efficient multicolored LED lights create dazzling holiday images on the four-story-high velvet curtain of the Grand Court atrium.
The Macy’s Christmas Light Show takes audiences on a twinkly journey through popular Christmas stories and goes off each day (except Christmas Day) at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., and 8 p.m.
But that’s not all: Macy’s Center City also presents its Holiday Windows, merry displays that have been stunning spectators since the early 1870s. Macy’s was actually the first store to ever feature holiday windows created for the pure fun of the season, and this year’s display is particularly adorable with characters from Peanuts and Miracle on 34th Street.
Also starting this Friday, November 27, Dickens Village opens its doors on the third floor of Macy’s. Now a holiday mainstay, the 6,000-square-foot Dickens Village takes Philadelphians back in time to 1840s London with 26 heart-warming scenes setting the stage for the classic story of Scrooge. Take photos with Santa Claus and pick up holiday trinkets.
Been good all year? Treat yourself to a holiday spectacle you won’t forget.