Both The Macy’s Christmas Light Show And The Comcast Holiday Spectacular Are Right Around The Corner

If it’s not the PA Lottery Commercial, the surest sign of an impending Philadelphia Christmas is the former Wanamaker’s (and now Macy’s Grand Court) Holiday Light Show, which has evolved over the years but — if there is any sign of a divine power watching over us it is this — thankfully continues to exist. And this year, just like in the past, the light show will begin bringing a ridiculous amount of holiday joy to people the day after Thanksgiving. The show’s full hours are available here.

And not to be outdone (but also to totally be outdone), the Comcast Holiday Spectacular will debut at 10AM on Thanksgiving Day. This year’s theme is “Snowman Symphony,” and the giant television inside the Comcast Center’s lobby will show “scenes from The Nutcracker, beautifully performed by the renowned Pennsylvania Ballet, a magical sleigh ride through the snow covered Pennsylvania countryside, a world-class 1940s swing-style dance of ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ featuring Broadway stars, the majestic sounds of a 64-piece orchestra, the harmony of the Commonwealth Youth Choir’s Keystone State Boychoir and Pennsylvania Girlchoir,” and more. The 15-minute show is, of course, free and will be shown at the top of each hour daily from 10AM to 8PM.

Get ready, it’s all happening.