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Comcast Holiday Show 2010 and a few of My Favorite Philadelphia Holiday Things to do & See in December


Holiday Lights throughout Philadelphia Franklin Square– 7th & RaceHeadhouse Square– 2nd Lombard

City Hall- Broad & Market Sts.

Love Park 16th & JFK Blvd

Rittenhouse Square 18th & Walnut

Avenue of the Arts Broad & Chestnut to Broad & Pine Sts.

A Christmas Carol– a retelling of Charles Dicken’s Classic 12/4-12/18 Walnut Street Theater 9th & Walnut Sts. walnutstreettheatre.org

Comcast Center Holiday Lights: The 15-minute show, full of stunning original holiday imagery, music and more was created using cutting-edge technology and will be shown on the 83’ x 25’ Comcast Experience video wall, which is the world’s largest four mm LED display with incredible resolution that’s five times that of an HDTV, in the Comcast Center lobby.

through New Year’s Weekend 2011 Shown daily; 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 15-minute shows at the top of each hour (Shows are not hosted on weekdays at 5:00 p.m.)

This year it’s not in 3D, but they added another element which was delightful and unexpected.

I think Rob Wasserman should use this for his 2011 Holiday Card

Happy Hanukkah

Fairmount Park Houses Holiday Tours– 6 Beautiful mansions will be open for your viewing pleasure both guided or on your own Jewels of the Season 12/1– 12/12 fairmountpark.org/tours.asp

Eastern State Penitentiary —”Winter Adventure Tours” Begin 12/1-3/4/11 Open Monday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 215-236-3300



Who doesn’t love animals? The Old United First Reformed Church of Christ has a live nativity scene every year. It starts Monday December 13th. I heard they might have a baby cow. That’d be fun.

Simeone Foundation Take a trip right off the airport to fuel your love of sports cars . Open Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sundays are

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 215–365-7233

Blue Cross RiverRink –Now open! Enjoy outdoor skating on the Delaware Waterfront. Open 7 days a week and open until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays riverrink.com Fireworks on New Year’s Eve will take place at 6 p.m. and 12 midnight again this year. (Thanks to the Indep Visitor Center, and Mr Philadelphia Al Lee for this info.)

My Number One Favorite Attraction, especially to get you into the Holiday Spirit.

THIS NEW FEATURE on The Macy’s Christmas Light Show has many exciting stories and photos.

THE 2010 CHRISTMAS LIGHT SHOW runs hourly from the day after Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve day 10am to 8pm. The DICKENS VILLAGE (Floor 3) is open continuously during the same period from 10am to 7pm. The daily WANAMAKER ORGAN concert schedule is here. Organ concerts begin at the end of a Light Show.



For lots of historic info on the Macy’s Light Show click Here