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Old 11-19-2007, 06:54 PM
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I moved to Philly within the past year and this is my first Christmas here. My family, two parents and youngest brother will be visiting the weekend of December 1, 2007. Is there any must see holiday displays to bring my family to? I would appreciate any suggestions.
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Old 11-19-2007, 07:43 PM
Location: Villanova Pa.
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Center City Macy's supposedly has a great Christmas light show. Never have experienced but have heard great things about it. 12th + Market St.

Longwood Gardens is a great place to visit around the holidays.Its about 1 hr west of Philly in Kennett Square Pa.

Winterthur Museum + Estate is also worth a visit if you visit Longwood gardens. Its close by

Longwood Gardens - Home Page

Welcome to Winterthur Museum & Country Estate
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Old 11-19-2007, 07:55 PM
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Rainrock - Do you mean you've never been to the light show at Wanamakers or only since it's become Macy's? If you've never been at all, I'm surprised.
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Old 11-20-2007, 09:09 AM
Location: Philaburbia
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Morris Arboretum's holiday garden railroad is worth the visit.
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Old 11-20-2007, 10:31 AM
Location: .N6 A4
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The light show at The Department Store Formerly Known as Wanamaker's is a definite must-see.
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Old 11-27-2007, 11:46 AM
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Macy's is at 13th and Market. It's a great show the kids love it.
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:09 AM
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KOP and Plymouth Meeting malls used to have great displays for Christmas. All malls did away with the animatronics/ train villages and big tree displays but I think KOP is still decorating pretty nicely. The old Wanamakers light show is in Macy's. We saw it in its heyday 25 years ago. I believe they've also brought back a dickens village display that used to be in Philly back in the 60s. Depending on where they travel from or stay, Koziar's Christmas Village in Berks County is one of the best light displays in the country. Its also close to Roadside America, the oldest and best train miniature village.
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Old 12-14-2007, 12:31 PM
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Default Longwood Gardens...

is worth the drive...NO DOUBT ABOUT IT.

Here's some pics that I found online:
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