Published on : Thursday, December 19, 2013
A Philadelphia tradition since 1956, the Christmas Light Show at Macy’s in Center City is a must-see event. Come to the famous Center City store — housed in the historic Wanamaker Building — to watch snowflakes, ballerinas and reindeer float. The light show is presented in Macy’s Grand Court starting the day after Thanksgiving.
Get in the spirit with animated shop windows on Market Street and then step into the magic of the landmark Wanamaker Building. Illuminated with almost 100,000 LED lights and accompanied by music from the National Historic Landmark Wanamaker Pipe Organ, the Macy’s Grand Court Light Show inside the historic building delights both young and old with a four-story display of fanciful holiday images, open daily now through December 31st. Load into the elevator for a ride up to the third floor and take in the “Dickens Village,” a 6,000-square-foot tribute to “A Christmas Carol” with more than 100 fully animated figures.
Macy’s has been wowing crowds with their elaborate holiday window displays and celebrations since the early 1870s. The first store to feature holiday windows in the spirit of the holiday season, Macy’s continues this joyful tradition today. The Store’s famous light show has always been one of Philadelphia’s most hallowed traditions since its inception in November 1955
The daily schedule is as follows:
Friday, November 29 through Monday, December 23, 10am-8pm
Tuesday, December 24, 10am-4pm
Wednesday, December 25: Closed
Thursday, December 26 through Saturday, December 28: 10am-6pm
Sunday, December 29: noon-6pm
Monday, December 30: 10am-6pm
Tuesday, December 31: 10am-4pm
Address: 1300, Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107