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.
The 31st Annual Celebration of Black Writing When: May 1 - 31 Where: Various Locations Cost: See website for details. More Info: Click here. Art Sanctuary is back on the scene with The 31st Annual Celebration of Black Writing — and this year, they are definitely doing it big.…
The 8th Annual Roots Picnic When: Saturday, May 30 Where: Festival Pier at Penn's Landing, Columbus Boulevard & Spring Garden Street Cost: $99 More Info: rootspicnic.com or buy tickets here Philly, it's that time again! The Roots are bringing back their signature music festival—aka Roots Picnic—to their hometown. The…
The Roots Picnic Afterparty When: Saturday, May 30, 10 p.m. Where: Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill Street Cost: $12 More Info: Buy tickets online here. The wait is almost over. Roots Picnic 2015 is about to go down—bringing another dope lineup of artists to the Philly waterfront. After partying all…
#BrunchJawn When: Saturday, May 30, 12 - 3 p.m. Where: Warmdaddy's, 1400 S. Columbus Boulevard Cost: $20 More Info: http://bit.ly/bjawn Celebrate at the official Roots Picnic pregame with three of Philly's finest ladies — Stacey Flygirrl Wilson, Laiya Stclair and Jae Afrodjiak El. Before you spend the day partying…