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Holiday Landmarks Near The Edgewater

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A fun, festive, and favored holiday tradition is now open and happening in one of Philly’s favorite places to shop. The Macy’s Light Show is now open and is ushering the city of brotherly love into the holiday season. Housed in the historic Wanamaker Building, crowds gather daily to watch snowflakes, reindeer, and other loved characters float beyond the four-story-high light covered velvet curtain of the Grand Court atrium.

During the light show, visitors are treated to over 100,000 bright, energy-efficient LED lights combined to create classic holiday characters while accompanied by well-loved holiday songs both kids and adults will enjoy. Following the noon shows, the light show features a grand finale of accompanied festive music from the world-renowned Wanamaker Grand Organ, the largest functioning pipe organ in the United States. You can catch this visual holiday treat daily, now through December 31st happening at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Along with the light show, Macy’s will also host “Dickens Village”. The entire 3rd floor of the department store is transformed into a 6,000-square-foot Victorian era Village straight from the classic Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol. The “Scrooge” story literally comes to life with 26 of the story’s most memorable moments reenacted by over 100 animatronic figures. This 20 year old treasured Philadelphia tradition is free of charge and open every day (excluding Christmas Day) from 10 am to 7pm.

Macy’s Center City is located at 1300 Market Street and is a 10 minute drive from the Edgewater Community. For more details on this event, head to the Macy’s Center City website.