If Holiday lights bring a flutter to your heart, then December must be the perfect time of year for you. And, thankfully, you’re in good company since Philadelphia is known for having multiple legendary lighting locations.
Wondering where to go to see this year’s lights?
1. Stop by Jeweler’s Row on Chestnut, between 7th and 8th Streets in Society Hill for a magical overhead of lights. From the shining lights to the crisp air, you’ll be filled with the Holiday spirit.
2. The Shops at Liberty Place and the Friends of Rittenhouse Square have officially decorated for the season of giving. Located at 1625 Chestnut Street, stop by to see their lavish and awe inspiring decor that.
3. The Christmas Light Show at Macy’s has been a Philadelphia tradition since 1956. Located in the Wanamaker building, a National Historic Landmark, the show plays in Macy’s (1300 Market Street) on a large wall inside, boasting almost 100,000 lights and merry music from the Wanamaker Organ. Be there at the top of the hour to see it!
4. Few streets know Christmas as well as Smedley Street, known as the Christmas Street in South Philadelphia. Walk or drive down the 2700 block and you’ll see how a neighborhood can come together with LED lighting.
5. While it requires a little bit of travel, once you arrive at Longwood Gardens, you’ll see what all the Holiday huff and puff is about. With over 500,000 sparkling lights, a fabulous fountain, exquisite displays of floral garland, trees, and more, it will easily become a new Holiday tradition. Longwood Gardens is located on US Route 1, about 3 miles northeast of Kennett Square, PA.