Christmas Fun in Philadelphia

Welcome to Community Connection!  If you’re visiting the Philadelphia area for the first time, or have lived here forever… we’ve got you covered here at Tango Traffic.  Stay tuned for the latest traffic information for all of your holiday travels, and check out at least one of these local holiday traditions!


Macy’s Light Show:

This historic light show takes place in the Wanamaker building, next to City Hall on Market Street.  Narrated by Julie Andrews, the show tells a shortened version of many of the popular Christmas stories, including Rudolph, Frosty, and the Nutcracker, all set to the live music of one of the country’s oldest working pipe organs.  It certainly is something to see!  Also, if you schedule your day accordingly, you can stay for one of the less common organ concerts!  Then sneak up to the third-floor  lingerie department to take a look inside the amazing instrument behind glass.  Also on the third floor, you’ve got to see my absolute favorite  Christmas tradition in Philadelphia – the Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol walk through.  The line can back up quickly to a 2 hour wait, but it’s worth it!   You’ll stroll through Dickens’ idyllic Christmas town, brimming with dioramas depicting the famous tale. Click here for more information.


Comcast Building Light Show:

Set in the newest building to change the Philadelphia skyline, Comcast truly puts on a spectacle of lights! A much more futuristic version, this show is sure to impress with all of its lasers and projections.  And at only a 10 minute walk from Macy’s, it’s a must-see!  Plus you can creep downstairs and check out the shopping and dining area underground – grab a latte from the espresso place, well worth it!  Beware, the lobby fills up fast.  Click here for more information.


Penn’s Landing Ice Rink:

Need some fresh air?  Well head to the river! The Penn’s Landing ice rink is not only the place to be on New Year’s Eve, it’s also the place to go for some outdoor winter family fun.  Strap on some rentals or bring your own blades and work off that Christmas dinner!  It’s a great place to make some holiday memories, and take some pictures that will keep even longer.  Click here for more information.


From all of us here at Tango Traffic, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Christie Bett


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