Guide to Christmas Tree Lights in Philadelphia

One of the most magical aspects of Christmas is making your rounds to view all of the twinkling and mesmerizing Christmas lights, especially for children. However, you’re never too old to enjoy the magic of Christmas lights. In Philadelphia, the entire city is decked out with beautifully lit Christmas trees spreading joy and cheer throughout; from the city itself to the countryside. If you’ve already missed the tree lighting ceremonies, it’s definitely not too late to enjoy the view. And don’t forget to bring your camera and some hot cocoa.

Famous and Beautifully Lit Christmas Trees in Philly

  • Suburban Square – Ardmore, Anderson and Coulter Avenues
  • The Piazza at Schmidt’s – Northern Liberties, 1001 N. 2nd Street
  • Rittenhouse Square – 18th and Walnut Streets
  • The Shops at Liberty Place – 1625 Chestnut Street
  • Love Park – 1599 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
  • 10 Arts at The Ritz-Carlton – 10 Avenue of the Arts
  • East Passyunk – 11th Street and East Passyunk Avenue
  • Wayne Train Station – 177 N. Wayne Avenue and West Avenue
  • Main Street Manayunk – 4430 Main Street
  • Citizens Bank Park – 1 Citizens Bank Way
  • South Street Headhouse district – 200 Pine Street
  • Longwood Gardens – Kennett Square, 1001 Longwood Road
  • Woodmere Art Museum – Chestnut Hill, 9201 Germantown Avenue

If you think we’ve left a tree out, let us know and we’ll add it to our list! While enjoying the many Christmas tree lights that Philly has to offer, how about also checking out other beautiful Christmas lights as well? Here are some of the best spots to find dazzling Christmas lights:

Dazzling Christmas Lights in Philadelphia

Macy’s in Center City: Every day, at the top of the hour from November 29, 2013 – December 31, 2013, enjoy the Macy’s Christmas Light Show tradition. The Macy’s Christmas Light Show includes just about 100,000 LED holiday lights along with the wonderful sounds from Philadelphia’s finest Wanamaker Organ.

Comcast Holiday Spectacular: From November 28, 2013 – January 1, 2014, enjoy the high-tech holiday show of the Comcast Holiday Spectacular. Enjoy one of the world’s highest-resolution LED holiday displays set to the beautiful music of a 64-piece orchestra for free, for 15 minutes at the top of the hour from 10am – 8pm, except 5pm on weekdays.

Franklin’s Square Electrical Spectacle: The Franklin Square Electrical Spectacle, a holiday light show, is located at the Benjamin Franklin namesake park and runs every 30 minutes, between 4:30pm and 8pm, November 14, 2013 – December 31, 2013.

Bright Lights, Big Santa at the Blue Cross RiverRink: This fun and festive holiday event features a mash-up of colorful lights,
dancing elves and hip-hop beats in a 3-D light show, also accompanied by holiday music. While enjoying the Bright Lights, Big Santa at the Blue Cross RiverRink, you’ll also enjoy fire pits, pine trees, a heated pop-up restaurant, a craft market and other fun-filled holiday activities. The Bright Lights, Big Santa at the Blue Cross RiverRink runs every hour between 5pm and 11pm, November 29, 2013 – January 5, 2014.

Holiday Garden Railway at Morris Arboretum: The Holiday Garden Railway at Morris Arboretum is a miniature railway winter wonderland featuring two cable cars, 15 different rail lines, trains, and nine bridges that cruise through beautiful miniature historic replicas of Philadelphia landmarks and historic monuments. The Holiday Garden Railway at Morris Arboretum runs from November 22, 2013 through January 5, 2014.

Seaport Parade of Lights: During this illuminated holiday event, the Independence Seaport Museum will be showcasing beautifully lit up boats along the Delaware River on Saturday, December 14th. Simply pay the price of a museum admission and view this wonderful holiday display, listen to Christmas carolers, enjoy refreshments, and bring the little ones to meet Santa himself.

Smedley Street Christmas Light Spectacular: Between December 16th and December 17th, come on down to South Philly to the Block of Smedly Street to enjoy the sights of gigantic blown-up Santas, trees covered from top-to-bottom in magical Christmas lights and much more.

Happy Holidays from Philly Slip and Fall Guys!