February 21, 2024

ABOVE PHOTO: LuminoCity Vacation Lights Pageant — Picture courtesy LuminoCity Vacation Lights Pageant

All I would like for Christmas is… new.

The vacation season in Philadelphia is full of traditions to expertise with household and buddies that return years and generations. However it’s simply as enjoyable to take pleasure in what’s new, scorching, and up to date annually.

Alongside yearly visits to favourite glowing mild shows and beloved wintry occasions, 2023 is the proper time to take a look at a bunch of recent sights and locations round Higher Philadelphia as nicely.

For 2023, there are new sights (Yuletide at Devon, LuminoCity Vacation Lights Pageant), new reveals (Mariah Carey, Disney on Ice) and new choices (free museum days, sensory-friendly showings and extra).

LuminoCity Vacation Lights Pageant at The Higher Philadelphia Expo Middle

By way of Monday, January 15, 2024 (choose dates)

Provided since 2019 in New York Metropolis, the magical LuminoCity Vacation Lights Pageant touring vacation spectacular involves The Higher Philadelphia Expo Middle in Oaks for the primary time in 2023. Celebrating a brand new “Golden Vacation” theme for 2023, the sprawling wonderland of immersive illuminated installations options over 20 particular person shows and rides from Sweet Cane Gates to the Mammoth Parade, plus a full vacation market. The manufacturing options vivid, colourful, large-scale lightscapes with a 50-foot-tall Christmas tree as its magical centerpiece.

The place: The Higher Philadelphia Expo Middle & Fairgrounds, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks

Yuletide at Devon – www.fb.com/yuletidedevon

Yuletide at Devon on the Devon Horse Present & Nation Fairgrounds

November 24 – December 31, 2023 (choose dates)

A brand-new occasion for 2023, Yuletide at Devon presents a Bavarian Christmas market, a stay music competition, a neighborhood carnival, and a gourmand farm-to-table eating expertise multi function. Company can take pleasure in free truthful rides (together with a 65-foot-tall Ferris wheel), numerous stay music, craft delicate drinks and scorching chocolate, regionally sourced eats and over 35 high-end vacation truthful distributors. Tickets are required.

The place: Devon Horse Present & Nation Fairgrounds, 23 Dorset Highway, Devon

A New Location for Tinseltown Vacation Spectacular at FDR Park

By way of Monday, January 1, 2024 (choose dates)

After a number of years at The Higher Philadelphia Expo Middle in Oaks, the twinkling lights and icy enjoyable of the Tinseltown Vacation Spectacular head to South Philly’s FDR Park for 2023. The brand new location brings an all-new 13,000-square-foot ice path for skating or gliding by way of the middle of the sprawling nine-acre area for a wondrous light-viewing expertise (separate payment required). That’s one spotlight amongst many, together with a 160-foot-long ice slide, the Mistletoe Market for that good reward, a chew and a cocoa inside Union Forge Lodge and a go to to Mrs. Claus’ Studying Room. Timed tickets are required, with optionally available add-ons.

The place: FDR Park, Pattison Avenue & South Broad Road