Top Holiday Spots

Check out the best spots to visit in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas this holiday season.

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blog.comcast.com
Comcast Holiday Spectacular 2011 Visit Comcast’s lobby to take a magical sleigh ride through the countryside, watch the Pennsylvania Ballet perform scenes from “The Nutcracker”, listen to the sounds of a 64-piece orchestra and more! It all happens on the world’s largest 4mm LED display, five times more vivid than HD. The 26-foot tall screen runs the 15-minute show from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day at the top of every hour (except for 5 p.m.).
>Watch NBC10’s Tim Furlong get a sneak peek!
2/11
Reading Terminal Market
Reading Terminal Holiday Railroad Check out the 500-square-foot model railroad display located in the Piano Court of the Market. Twelve train lines chug through a mini Center City, Christmas village and more!nOpen from November 25 to December 31. Visit Reading Terminal Market’s website for more information
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adventureaquarium.com
Adventure Aquarium's Christmas Celebration Ever wonder how all the animals under the sea get their presents on Christmas? Watch Santa scuba dive! The event is open from Nov. 26 to Jan. 2.
Visit Adventure Aquarium’s website for more information
4/11
www.philachristmas.com
Christmas Villiage The outdoor Holiday market located in Love Park is modeled after traditional German Christmas Markets. Open from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve with over 50 booths to browse and shop for European treats, jewelry, ornaments and more!
Visit Christmas Villiage’s website for more information
5/11
gershmany.org
The 8th Annual Latkepalooza and Holiday Bazaar Some of Philly's best restaurants dish up the popular Hanukkah food tradition, latkes, while the West Philly Orchestra plays live music. Located at UArts, Hamilton Hall on Broad Street, Sunday December 11 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Visit the Gershman Y website for more information
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kimmelcenter.org
Kimmel Center presents George Balanchine's "The Nutcracker" The Pennsylvania Ballet will be performing from Dec. 10 to Dec. 31 at the Academy of Music. Shows will feature the Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra and the Philadelphia Boys Choir.
Visit the Kimmel Center’s website for more information
7/11
wanamakerorgan.com
Macy's Grand Court Light Show Every hour on the hour Macy's illuminates 34,500 LED lights of their "Magic Christmas Tree". Catch the show starting November 25 through Dec. 31st and be sure to visit Dickens Christmas Village where the animated figures portray scenes from "A Christmas Carol".n
Visit Wanamaker Organ’s website for more information
8/11
peddlersvillage.com
Peddler's Village Christmas Festival Tour the decorated, Victorian-style Village and catch Santa as he arrives in a horse-drawn carriage in the annual Christmas Parade. Parade starts at 1:30 p.m. Open Dec. 3 and 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit the Peddler’s Village website for more information.
9/11
runningofthesantas.com
Running of the Santas The festive annual pub crawl takes place December 10. Visit Running of the Santa’s website for more information.
10/11
ushistory.org
Annual Christmas Crossing Reenactment Come out Christmas Day and see the reenactment of one of our countries most historic events. Watch General George Washington and his troops cross the Delaware River!nVisit USHistory’s website for more information.
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longwoodgardens.org
Longwood Gardens See Longwood's beautiful gardens dressed up for the Holiday Season, Nov. 24 through Jan. 8. Visit Longwood Garden’s website for more information.
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