Your guide to Philly's diverse creative scene, nightlife, music, food & more
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.
Summer Art Jam When: Saturday, July 11, 10 p.m. Where: Gallery Isada, 3320 Collins Street Cost: $10 More Info: Click here for details. Ivben Taqiy is one of the hardest working artists in Philly. His pop culture influenced images have appeared on everything from sneakers to tees, gallery walls,…
Sanctuary LIVE! Featuring Lee Mo When: Friday, July 17, Doors 7 p.m., Show 7:30 p.m. Where: Art Sanctuary, 16th and Bainbridge Cost: $10 More Info: More details here. Each and every 3rd Friday, Art Sanctuary — Philly's premier black arts hub — returns with its monthly open mic and…
Floetry When: Friday, July 17 & Sunday, July 26 | 8 p.m. Where: Theater of Living Arts, 334 South Street Cost: $35 More info: Update: The July 17 show is now sold out. Click here for the July 26 show. The soulful duo Floetry is reuniting for a tour…
DJ Matthew Law Presents Friends & Fam When: Saturday, July 18, 10 p.m. Where: Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front Street Cost: $5 More Info: kungfunecktie.com True Story: Resident Philly turntablist, DJ Matthew Law is known across the globe for having mad skills on the 1's and 2's. As…