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The Christmas Light Show at Macy’s Center City is an annual, old school Philly tradition that has kept the floors of Macy’s in the historic Wanamaker Building filled with spectators since 1955. Using over 100,000 LED lights and the sounds of the legendary Wanamaker organ in the heart of the older Wanamaker’s building, the Grand Court atrium lights up with holiday stories and songs told through lights, music and narration.
And, take your kids through Dickens Village after the light show. For over 20 years, the third floor of Macy’s is transformed into “Dickens Village” for the holiday season. The 6,000-square-foot Village brings Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol to life with more than 100 fully animated figures reenacting 26 of the story’s most memorable moments.
Insider tip: This is free.
November 25 - December 31, 2011
Every hour on the hour
1300 Market Street (Macy’s Grand Court)
Friday, November 25 – Friday, December 23
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 24
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Christmas Day: Closed
Monday, December 26 – Friday, December 30
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 31
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Local Run with Kevin Hart When: Saturday, August 29, 8:04 a.m. Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Cost: Free with online registration. More Info: Click here. This weekend, native Philadelphia funny-man Kevin Hart brings it home with the highest-grossing comedy show of all time, The What…
Earl Sweatshirt When: Saturday, September 5, 11 p.m. Where: The TLA, 334 South Street Cost: $27 More Info: Click here for details. Born Thebe Kgositsile, Earl Sweatshirt is a West Coast rapper and member of the Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All crew. Following in the footsteps of…
Jay Z's Budweiser Made in America Festival When: Saturday, September 5 - Sunday, September 6 Where: The Benjamin Franklin Parkway Cost: $150 More Info: Buy tickets here. All good things come to an end, but great things always come back again. Philly, we're excited to announce that for the…
John Coltrane Tribute Festival When: Sunday, September 6, 12 - 6 p.m. Where: Church of the Advocate, 19th and Diamond Street Cost: Free More Info: www.artsanctuary.org Philadelphia's jazz roots run deep. For generations, our city has been home to some of the world's biggest names in jazz — including…