Entertainment For The Philadelphia Out Of Towners

It is Christmas time yet again. This is the time everyone wants to get away and look for ways and places where there is fun and entertainment.  Philadelphia is a great destination to spend Christmas, filled with festivities that are sure to keep out of towners entertained and delighted.

There are lots of events and activities happening in Philadelphia to ensure that the holiday is indeed a season for much merriment.

Six Christmas Entertainment Events

Ice Skating

Philadelphia has a holiday tradition where there are different places where you can go and have fun while ice skating. The popular places, where you can enjoy skating, include the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest, Rothman Ice Rink, and Dilworth Park.

The Macy’s Christmas Light Show

In Philadelphia, there is a long tradition of having the Christmas light show at Macy’s in Center City. The lights usually illuminate a large wall in the Wanamaker building that is considered to be an historic landmark by the people of Philadelphia. You will be able to see performances at different hours of the day every day except on Christmas day.

On the third floor at the Macy’s you will be able to experience Dickens Village that brings the Charles Dickens’ holiday classic, ‘A Christmas Carol’ to life. You will be able to see the place come to life with the many fully animated figures that bring back the most memorable moments of the story.

The Comcast Holiday Spectacular

Visitors usually gather in front of the Comcast Experience Video Wall to see one of the highest resolution LED displays in the world.

Once you are here, you will see dancers from the Pennsylvania Ballet dance company. Guests will also be entertained by the actors from the Walnut Street Theater, who will appear on a floating sleigh. All this is done while being accompanied by seasonal 64-piece orchestra soundtrack.

You can catch the shows from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. This is a magical show you cannot simply miss.

Franklin Square Holiday Festival and Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show

This show runs every 30 minutes between 4.30 p.m. and 8 p.m. as long as the weather is favorable. The show includes a giant lit kite and 50,000 lights that are synchronized to your favorite holiday tunes.

You will also have other activities in the seven-week show such as visits from Santa Claus that children always look forward to. You can also ride the holiday train and enjoy many other activities at the Franklin Square Holiday Festival.

Longwood Gardens


You can’t fail to go and see the breathtaking Christmas light display at Longwood Gardens. There are 0ver 500,000 Christmas lights on beautifully decorated trees as well as colorful fountains that will leave you mesmerized.

Sesame Place Christmas

Your children can also have a memorable time during the Philadelphia holiday season. You can take your family to Sesame Place and enjoy the holiday with Sesame Street friends. You and your family will have numerous activities to do there. You will be able to sing at special Christmas shows and see the wonderful music and light shows put up at the giant 1-2-3 Christmas tree. There are different activities you can take part in to ensure that you have an unforgettable furry Christmas.

There are many other activities lined up to ensure you do not get bored, and this makes Philadelphia the ideal holiday destination for you and your family.

By |2016-03-29T04:57:33+00:00December 23rd, 2015|Philadelphia|0 Comments

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Luke Wistar Morris was part of the Morris family who built what is now the Morris House Hotel. Luke had many interests including brewing beer, and was an engineer in Philadelphia. Follow Luke on Google+

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