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Christmas Lights in Philadelphia 2022-2023

Ring in another holiday season in the City of Brotherly Love!


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The Christmas season might be the most hectic time of the year, but holiday lights will always turn it into a cheerful spell. Philly is incredibly adorable when sparkling light displays pop up all across the city and its residential areas deck out in festive décor. If you're wondering in terms of where to head for the most breathtaking experience, we've got you covered.

Macy's Philadelphia Christmas light show (November 26–December 31, 2021)

Start your journey of shimmering lights at Macy's Center City in downtown Philadelphia. This brand department store annually hosts a fashionable Christmas light show, recognized among the top holiday light displays in the state. The show features 100,000 LEDs dancing to magnificent music by Wanamaker Grand Organ. The season gets underway on the last Friday in November and runs until New Year's Eve.

Philadelphia Zoo Christmas lights (November 18, 2021–January 9, 2022)

LumiNature in Philadelphia Zoo caters to families. Kids and adults alike adore walking beneath a canopy of shimmering lights, feasting on festive treats, and capturing memories in selfies. The display features 14 dazzling zones, which shine bright on selected nights from late November to early January. LumiNature admission is $25 for adults and $20 for children.

South Philadelphia Christmas lights

When you go deeper into South Philly, you'll be surprised with a variety of intricate holiday lights put on display by residents. The neighborhoods are densely covered with blow-up Santas and other glowing characters. Check out one of the most fascinating light spectacles throughout the block of Smedley Street, just off Oregon Avenue. Also, make sure to take in mesmerizing festive lights of the Miracle on 13th Street. Holiday illuminations usually ornate the streets from mid-November to January 1.

Christmas lights near Philadelphia

Some wonderful Christmas light spots are situated in Greater Philadelphia. Get yourself an exquisitely immersive experience while driving through the Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm in Yardley. Or discover the magic of A Longwood Christmas at Longwood Gardens, located in Kennett Square. Both events kick off around late November and shine into early January.

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