It's the most wonderful time of the year. Holiday lights, festive attractions, spectacular events and family traditions are just a few ways to celebrate the season in Philadelphia.Celebrate the season with annual holiday traditions, like the long-running Christmas Light Show at Macy’s and sensational strutting during the Mummers Parade on New Year’s Day.
Lace up your skates and enjoy outdoor fun at the expanded Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest, do some shopping at the Christmas Village at Love Park or ring in the New Year at the always incredible New Year’s Eve fireworks show along the Delaware River.
Here’s a look at Some of Philly Holiday Events:
- Thanksgiving: The festive season starts with the nation’s oldest Thanksgiving Day Parade. People can plan their celebrations on the website with the parade route and map and the day-by-day guide to Thanksgiving week.
- Holiday Shopping: Independent shops and well-known stores—Macy’s, Nordstrom Rack, Century 21 and the new Bloomingdale’s, The Outlet Store—are joined by seasonal pop-ups and craft markets, including the new Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market at Dilworth Park. Shoppers can check their lists with a roundup of the best places for holiday shopping.
- Events, Lights & Attractions: Philadelphia’s longstanding traditions and new experiences create lasting holiday memories, and the website covers it all with pages on the 15 must-see attractions, top places to see holiday lights, free holiday fun and so much more.
- New Year’s: Dinners, parties, hotel packages and the SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront get the star treatment on the site’s guide to New Year’s Eve. And visitors and residents can plan on a glittering first day of 2016 with the iconic Mummers Parade.