Fall can be drab, so brighten up your life by getting out of dodge. Luckily, Philadelphia isn't too far away for fall fun—and our Fall in Philly feature can help guide you there.
If you feel like venturing out a little farther from home, check here for a weekly suggestion of something fun or interesting to do in the City of Brotherly Love. Whether it's a restaurant to try, a festival to attend or special museum exhibits, we'll feature something different every Thursday.
Any day of the week through Dec. 31, with the exception of Dec. 25, the Holiday Light Show and Organ Concert will take place in the historic Wanamaker building, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this December. This annual event has been a Philadelphia tradition since 1956.
The "Christmas Pageant of Lights" features more than 100,000 energy-efficient multicolored LED lights (which create holiday images on the four-story-high velvet curtain in the Grand Court atrium), narration by Julie Andrews and the sounds of the recently restored Wanamaker Organ. The organ is the largest playable instrument in the world, according to Macy's website, and has been a National Historic Landmark since 1980.
Learn more about the organ here, then head to the light show and don't forget to browse the holiday window displays and stop by the third floor of Macy's to see scenes from Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol."