December 9th, 2019297 views
Philly, you’re likely accustomed to big city lights—as your 1500 Locust
apartment is right in the middle of all of the action of one of the nation’s
most bustling cities. But when the holidays arrive, the usual city lights turn
red, green and all shades of the holidays, as Philly welcomes the season to the
city. The scores of holiday light displays in the region range from a more than
century old light show at nearby Macy’s to a full block of holiday cheer in
South Philly—and everything in between, providing lots of opportunities to take
in the wonder of the holiday season, make some eye-catching memories and even
establish some new holiday traditions.
If you don’t
want to go too far from home to see some dazzling displays, head over to South
Street’s Winter Wonderland. Set up at Headhouse Square, about 1.5 miles from
your 1500 Locust apartment, the arrangement features lights of every color and
design strung through trees and the caverns of the historic square, bringing
the quaint, cobblestoned streets to life.
If you want to
really take in all that Winter Wonderland has to offer, visit on Dec. 1 when
the display is lit for the first time. The event features a visit from Santa
Claus, who will arrive on a firetruck with lots of goodies for kids (and maybe
some adults, too!), at 4:30 p.m. and help to light the towering tree and
surrounding area around 5 p.m.
Shambles—the lit-up architecture marvels that are the centerpiece of Headhouse
Square—while enjoying complimentary snacks, hot chocolate and cider and then
move on to South Street to peruse all of the deals and steals at the more than
400 retail shops that adorn the famous avenue.
South Street Winter Wonderland