In addition to all of the holiday events in Philadelphia in November and December, there are also several ongoing Christmas attractions to enjoy throughout the season. Each of these is a wonderful way to soak in the holiday spirit, spend time with family and hobnob with Santa.
Adventure Aquarium's Christmas Celebration
Meet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, take a virtual ride on the polar express, and see a scuba-diving Santa Claus while enjoying all of the usual Aquarium attractions from November 26 through January 2.
1 Aquarium Dr.
Camden, NJ 08103
Camden Children's Garden Holiday Festival of Lights
See the gardens illuminated with light, meet Santa Claus and learn about Three Kings Day, a Hispanic Christmas tradition on select weekends in December. Call for details.
3 Riverside Dr.
Camden, NJ 08103
The Comcast Holiday Spectacular
Inside the Comcast Center, you can watch a free 15-minute show on Comcast's massive 2,100-square-foot LED video wall. The show runs every hour on the hour, Thanksgiving through New Year's Day.
1701 JFK Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
The Enchanted Colonial Village
Once an exhibit in the Lit Brothers department store, the Enchanted Colonial Village is now on display at the Please Touch Museum in honor of the holiday. Experience scenes from a colonial village, including a toymaker, blacksmith shop and bakery from December 26th-January 2nd.
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA 19131
A Longwood Christmas
While some of the blooms disappear in winter, the illuminated indoor and outdoor displays of plants, ornaments and fountains make up for it along with special events like Breakfast with Santa, the Garden Railway and performances by ice skaters, strolling carolers, and a choir. Runs from November 24 until January 8.
1001 Longwood Rd.
Kennett Square, PA 19348
The Macy's Holiday Light Show & Dickens Village
A Philadelphia holiday tradition since 1956, the Macy's grand Court light show features over 100,000 lights and is accompanied by music from the Wanamaker Organ. The Holiday Light Show runs every hour on the hour starting at 10 a.m. November 26 through December 31. The Dickens Village features a retelling of "A Christmas Carol" and runs through the same dates.
1300 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
The Philadelphia Christmas Village
More than 50 vendors in wooden booths sell their wares, including jewelry, ornaments and arts and crafts. Meet Santa and get a picture by the huge Christmas tree. The village is open daily from November 24 until December 24.
15th St. & JFK Bld.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Franklin Square Holiday Celebration
Franklin Square comes alive with lights galore and special events including holiday crafts, cookie decorating and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus. November 25 and December 24 and Saturdays and Sunday between these two dates.
6th and Race Sts.
Philadelphia, PA 19106