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The New Year Is Almost Here, and You Can Still See the Holiday Lights

The holidays are here, and it’s almost time to put an end to 2021 and ring in the new year. December is a busy month, and traffic, tolls, and parking don’t have to be part of your holiday plans. You don’t need a car to get to festive destinations like Winter at Dilworth, the Miracle on 13th Street, and the New Year’s Eve party at Cherry Street Pier.  GoPhillyGo makes it easy to plan walking, biking, and transit trips to these destinations and many more.

All you need to do is download the GoPhillyGo Android app or save the GoPhillyGo mobile site to your homescreen for sustainable directions on the go. The best holiday lights displays in Philadelphia have extremely limited parking, and only a grinch enjoys sitting in traffic, so spare yourself the hassle, and let GoPhillyGo help you plan a trip to see the holiday lights and fireworks on the Delaware River. Happy holidays and a happy new year from GoPhillyGo.

The Miracle on 13th Street

These neighbors team up and create one of the greatest neighborhood holiday lights displays around. The entire street is covered in lights and decorations with many hanging from house to house. It’s a very popular place to visit, so traffic backs up down Morris Street as people turn onto 13th. Don’t get caught in the jam. Take the Broad Street subway to the Tasker-Morris station. From there it’s one block to this amazing holiday display. 

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Smedley Street Christmas Spectacular

The grassy median dividing Smedley Street creates a perfect place to set up tons of holiday decorations. Houses are adorned with lights and elaborate window displays of holiday themed decorations. Smedley Street is a few blocks from Oregon Station on the Broad Street subway, and you are sure to pass a few other neighbors with serious holiday spirit along the way. Bonus tip: after Smedley Street, walk another two blocks to Colorado Street for another median filled holiday display! 

Click here for directions to the Smedley Street Christmas Spectacular!

Deck The Hall Light Show

Experience this amazing light show at Dilworth Park, and see Philly’s historic City Hall lit up for the holidays. Shows start nightly at 5pm. While you are there, enjoy ice skating, food and drink, a ferris wheel, and holiday wares from local artists and businesses across the street at Christmas Village at LOVE Park.

Click here for directions to the Deck The Hall Light Show

Holiday Lights Tour

GoPhillyGo Tours are collections of destinations with a common theme with directions between them. Use the Holiday Lights Tour to access the destinations we mentioned above, plus a few other great places to see Holiday Lights in Philadelphia.

View the GoPhillyGo Holiday Lights Tour

Need A Break From The Holiday Hustle? Clear Your Mind With Some Trail Time

Join a Holiday Hike with Ranger Dave, or start 2022 off with a bird walk at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge.

Create your own adventure with GoPhillyGo Tours and explore multiple destinations connected by a common theme and points of interest in parks like Tacony Creek Park.

GoPhillyGo can help you safely get to and from the fireworks on the Delaware River.

Driving on New Year’s Eve is a terrible idea, so we made a list of transit-friendly places where you can watch the fireworks on the Delaware River. Most of them are also right along or very close to the new Delaware River Trail segment between Christian Street and Spring Garden Street.  Leave the car at home, and let GoPhillyGo help you ring in the New Year safely and sustainably.    

Read our blog about six transit-friendly places to see the New Year's Eve fireworks on the Delaware River