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A Philadelphia Christmas

Christmas Attractions, Events and Shopping in Philadelphia and South Jersey


The Christmas season is a gorgeous time in Philadelphia and South Jersey, when city parks are illuminated, Macy's brings back its classic holiday light show and Colonial carolers wander around the area's historical attractions. Whether you're looking to find a great gift, have fun with your family or enjoy a nice glass of mulled wine, take a look below for great ways to enjoy a Philadelphia Christmas.

Christmas Attractions

Christmas at Longwood Gardens
Photo courtesy of Longwood Gardens
From gorgeous gardens to 3-D shows, celebrate Christmas at one of these area attractions.

Philadelphia Christmas Shopping

Green Aisle Grocery
Image courtesy of Green Aisle Grocery
No matter who you're shopping for, you can find great gifts at these stores, malls and markets.

December Events Calendar

Christmas Tree at City Hall
Photo by R. Kennedy for GPTMC
Tree-lighting celebrations, chances to meet Santa and other Christmas happenings fill December's Greater Philadelphia events calendar.

The Running of the Santas

The Running of the Santas
Image courtesy of runningofthesantas.com
Learn more about this annual bar crawl.

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