Philadelphia is ready to soak up in the festive mood with staggering light shows all over the city. Travellers disembarking flights in this part of the USA can experience a distinct Christmas charm while participating in these light shows.
The month of November brings with it a festive fervour that peaks with the Christmas celebrations in December. Travellers boarding flights to be in Philadelphia, USA during the festive season in 2014 would get several opportunities to immerse themselves in the quintessential as well as the distinctive Christmas extravaganza. The penultimate month of the year evokes a sense of celebration with exuberant display of sparkling lights at some of the most prominent spots in this Pennsylvanian city. Besides the top notch sites in Philadelphia, several neighbourhoods also shimmer and flaunt an invigorating charm. Here’s a list of top places to admire the splendid lighting displays of Philadelphia during November-December, 2014.
Holidaymakers booking air tickets to fly to Philadelphia always keep a place in their itinerary for Franklin Square, one of the original public squares in the city. During the festive season, this site hosts Franklin Square Holiday Festival & Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show. According to the authorities, this year, it is going to be the biggest ever holiday night-time light show. More than 50,000 lights will be installed. A large kite, made of lights, is another highlight which is sure to give flights to the fancies of many! The light show is scheduled to take place from 14th November to 31st December, 2014. Besides the lights, the show also features live holiday music. No tickets are required to be part of this illuminating event.
The Macy’s Christmas Light Show
This is one of the oldest Christmas light shows in Philadelphia and is always on the top of the minds of tourists, who grab tickets aboard flights, to experience a different slice of Christmas celebrations in the USA. One needs to visit the Macy’s Center City to admire the beguiling illustrations of ballerinas, snowflakes and reindeer on a gigantic velvet curtain made by thousands of LED lights. This show will start on 28th November and will keep alluring visitors till 31st December.
Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
This rink is one of the most prominent outdoor ice skating rinks in Philadelphia. And the fascination of this rink is enhanced by the winter festival whose menu is dotted with much more than just sliding on the ice! Visitors can shake their legs to match the hip hop beats, shop from craft market and dine at snazzy restaurants. But the aspects that fascinate majority of visitors are fancy garlands of lights and 3D light show. No tickets are required for Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest but fee is applicable to enjoy skating. Holidaymakers disembarking flights between 29th November and 05th January can visit here to be a spectator of this state-of-the-art light show.
Christmas Tree Lighting
Rittenhouse Square is the chosen venue for the significant ceremony of Christmas Tree Lighting. With a height of over 30 feet, this is the largest Christmas Tree in Philadelphia. Thousands of globes and shimmering lights illuminate this tree, creating a sparkling attraction in this public square. Holidaymakers who have already grabbed tickets to be in the city around 03rd December can enjoy the celebrations of this extravagant ceremony. In addition to dazzling lights, the event also features a Santa Claus, complimentary gifts and several other holiday surprises.