December 20, 2017

PHOTOS: Christmas in Philadelphia

Philly has much to offer this holiday season

Holidays Christmas
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Mayor Jim Kenney and City Councilman Mark Squilla helped to "ignite" the Franklin Square Electrical Spectacle while dressed as Buddy the Elf and Santa Claus, Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017.

Philadelphia is basking in the holiday spirit this season with dozens of attractions, displays and events happening all over the city. 

If you haven't had a chance to sip hot chocolate while walking through the city under the holiday lights, you still have the better portion of a week to get out and see the sights. There are multiple holiday markets, a live nativity in old city, the half-century-old light show at Macy's, a brand new holiday train at the Reading Terminal and the Comcast Holiday Spectacular show. There is a chance you haven't seen it all, and that's only a fraction of what is happening.

Here is a series of photos taken this holiday season of some of Philadelphia's dazzling Christmas displays. 

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There is a nativity scene and advent giving tree at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, located at 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

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Christmas Village, the open air German style holiday market at the newly-renovated LOVE Park, will be open until Christmas Eve, Dec. 24.



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As part of the Philly Holiday Festival, there is a giant decorated tree at the north side of Philadelphia City Hall.

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The Holiday Railroad at Reading Terminal Market has been a tradition for years. Check out this year's brand new display until Dec. 24.

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Macy's Christmas Light Show at the Macy's in Center City has been a tradition for half a century. You can catch the show until Dec. 31.

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The live nativity at the Old First Reformed United Church at 4th and Race streets has been a tradition since 1973. You will be able to visit the animals this year until Dec. 27.

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The Christmas tree at Rittenhouse Square was the backdrop for adjunct professor Jarred Antonacci (center, in blue) as he led Temple and University of the Arts students through a series of holiday songs on a recent afternoon.

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The Comcast Holiday Spectacular in the Comcast Center lobby is a 15 minute family-friendly show on their giant LED screens. The show follows a holiday theme featuring dancers from the Pennsylvania Ballet.

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Holiday lights illuminate City Hall during the Deck the Hall Light Show while dozens skate on the Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park. You can also visit the holiday garden and a the Made in Philadelphia market, all part of the Dilworth Park Wintergarden.

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The holiday carousel in the courtyard of City Hall is part of the Dilworth Park Wintergarden.