Macy’s iconic holiday celebrations return to Philadelphia this season. Family travelers can check out these cheerful experiences throughout the rest of the season.
Macy’s Christmas Light Show
Enjoy the classic light show alongside music from the famous Wanamaker organ. Catch the shows Monday–Thursday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.; Friday–Sunday at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.; and Dec. 24 at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Shows run through Dec. 31.
The Wanamaker Organ
Witness the world’s largest pipe organ. Organist Peter Richard Conte performs free concerts Monday–Saturday at 12 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Macy’s Dickens Village
The animated display tells the story of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. The display is available to view through Dec. 31.
Santa at Macy’s
Santa Claus is coming to Macy’s! Visits with Santa are available through Dec. 24. Reservations are required.
This year, Macy’s holiday windows have a toy factory theme. In partnership with Toys R Us, popular toys fill the display. The window displays will be up through Jan. 1.
For those who cannot visit the Philadelphia Macy’s in person, a digital-only experience is available through Macy’s Santaland at Home.
What better setting for grandparents and granddaughters to connect and share than a fairy-tale château set beside a fabulous forest? The Gramping Getaway at Chateau Mcely Spa Hotel & Forest Retreat in Mcely, Czech Republic, offers a themed adventure centering around the charming story of the château’s Princess Nely and her magical cheetah friend Pralinka. The character of the princess is based on the children’s book Nely, the Princess of Chateau Mcely written by château owner Inez Cusumano.
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
This October, take the whole family to London and take time to not only enjoy the classic sites but also these scary fun Halloween events and experiences. Whether it’s a spooky-filled trip to the London Zoo or a step into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, here are the three can’t-miss experiences:
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United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
Make your family trip to Orlando so much more than just visiting the theme parks. Thanks to new vacation bundles from luxury hotels in Orlando, available as of Sept. 1, you can enjoy exclusive boating experiences during your trip.