The weather might be frightful, but the Christmas lights of Philadelphia are delightful – so why not let our friendly, professional chauffeurs take you around all the festive fun this holiday season. With our luxurious Philadelphia car service, you can treat the whole family to an afternoon they won’t forget as you cosy up with your nearest and dearest and get ready for the holidays. Our Christmas Lights tours are completely customizable to suit your needs, but in case you want some ideas to get you started here are our picks of the most impressive light displays to see in Philadelphia this festive season.
- Deck the Hall Light Show at City Hall
Right up until January 1, 2018 Philadelphia’s beautiful, historic City Hall comes alive with a spectacular light display during the evening hours for the very first time. The show uses state-of-the-art projectors to illuminate the building with incredible animation, all specially choreographed. The show is completely free and happens every hour on the half hour, starting at 5.30pm, and even more frequently at weekends. After each show City Hall remains lit in colour to highlight the stunning architecture.
- Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
During the winter season, Penn’s Landing is transformed into a stunning Winterfest with attractions to keep all the family happy along with a sparkling display of over 100,000 lights strung all around the park. The impressive tree at the heart of the grounds even boasts a Bluetooth-controlled display of over 40,000 lights that sparkle in different colors and sequences along to festive-favorite music. Whilst you’re there why not take a spin around the Olympic-sized ice rink with gorgeous views of the Delaware River, grab a bite to eat at The Lodge Restaurant and Bar, or cozy up with homemade hot chocolate at The Franklin Fountain Confectionary Cabin. The Winterfest runs daily right through until March 4, 2018.
- Comcast Holiday Spectacular
Now in it’s 10th year, this is a holiday lights display with a difference – the show utilizes a giant, high-resolution LED screen to project a 15-minute holiday spectacular featuring members of the Philadelphia Ballet along with festive scenes of the local countryside and the city skyline as seen from an aerial sleigh ride, all set to the music of The Nutcracker and festive favorites such as Carol of the Bells, Jingle Bell Rock, and The Twelve Days of Christmas. The shows run daily at the Comcast Center lobby, on the hour from 10am through 8pm (excluding weekdays at 5pm), up until December 31. You can also catch the show one last time on New Years Day between 10am and 6pm.
- Miracle on South 13th Street
To experience the true reason for the season, look no further than the 1600 block of South 13th Street in Philadelphia, where local residents bedeck the neighborhood in thousands of twinkling lights in a show of true community festive spirit. For over 12 years visitors have flocked to the neighborhood now famous during the holiday season as the ‘Miracle on South 13th Street’. As well as the beautiful displays you might also bump into some familiar faces, with Santa, the Grinch, and a whole host of Snowmen all lined up for a visit – bring a camera to be sure to get a snap! The lights on the block will be shining bright until the first week in January.