15 Stunning Photos That Show Off Philly’s Holiday Magic

While you cozy up at home for the holidays, take a gander at the season’s most beautiful sights.

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The holiday season is in full swing here in Philadelphia.

As we head toward the New Year, let’s take a look at some photos that show off just how beautifully the Philly area celebrates. We present 15 photos that show off Philly’s most magical sights.

1. Boathouse Row

One of Philly’s most iconic views … dressed up in red and green for the holidays.


2. Our residential decorations

One of the best things about the holidays: finding quaint (or decked-out) rowhomes.

3. Rittenhouse Square

Any evening shopping trip in the Rittenhouse area requires a stroll under the glowing tree lights during the holiday season.


4. City Hall

This KLIP Collective project is just another reason why stopping at Dilworth Park — and LOVE Park — is necessary during the holiday season.


5. The Present at LOVE Park

This 27-foot-tall walk-through gift box holds 100,000 bulbs.

6. The Miracle on South 13th Street

The best place for an impromptu holiday lights stroll in the city, hands down.

7. Peddler’s Village

New Hope’s charming holiday destination.


8. The View From the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Forever one of the best views in the city — and even better when there’s a massive, glowing, ultra-festive tree to greet you.

9. The City Hall Holiday Tree

This year, Philly got a 55-foot white fir — and you can get a great view of it from the Ferris wheel nearby. Which brings us to…

10. The Christmas Market Ferris Wheel

A 65-foot gem — right next to City Hall!


11. Our Hidden Golden Alleyways

One of the best things about being an old city with narrow streets? Stumbling upon romantic sights like this one.

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12. Franklin Square

Ain’t she a beauty?


13. Elfreth’s Alley

Our nation’s oldest residential street, Christmas-ified.

14. Jewelers’ Row

One of the most picturesque streets in the city in the winter (and always, really).

15. The Jolly Trolleys

There’s nothing better than catching one of these for your commute.