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Macy's Philadelphia

1300 Market St., Philadelphia, PA
(215) 241-9000
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Ranked #3 of 58 Shopping in Philadelphia
Type: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Retail shopping in old fashioned elegance, Macy's towering ceilings and century-old architecture is...
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Type: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Owner description: Retail shopping in old fashioned elegance, Macy's towering ceilings and century-old architecture is a must-see. Concerts on the St. Louis World's Fair Pipe Organ are performed twice daily.

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hamburg
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91 reviews 91 reviews
22 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

I brought my wife who is from Ohio to see the light show that I used to come to when I was a child it was a very crowded and the store was very dirty I don't remember that when I was a child , Nice to see with kids but I would suggest seeing it from the third-floor balcony

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We got there 20 minutes before the 2 PM Christmas lightshow, and it was already packed. Store employees had to keep moving around and announcing loudly that the aisles must remain clear. It was not exactly a festive atmosphere. The show itself was old fashioned, and that is some of the appeal, but it is not something I could recommend.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Our annual pilgrimage to Macy's (previously Wanamakers) continues for the holiday light show. It is a wonderful homage to time gone by. The live organ music at noon is wonderful and the lights offer a simplicity and simple joy. It is for the young and the young at heart. And you can shop for shoes when the show is over.

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Philadelphia, PA
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34 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Macy's in Philadelphia is my favorite department store for so many reasons. Beyond the retail experience, there is an organist playing classical music during lunch hour on a pipe organ so huge I cannot describe it. During the holiday season, they have a light show at several intervals during the afternoon and it is just wonderful. It's a Macy's Philadelphia... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I went to this Macy's to buy some pantyhose and some stockings. It's a huge Macy's and the light show with the organist is pretty awesome. The store looks like an old opera house so even when the organist is playing, it doesn't sound very loud (great acoustics) and it is pleasing to hear. A lot of people complained about... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

Poorly planned from start to finish. Overcrowded. Long lines. Safety hazard. If there was an emergency, people would likely die trying to get out of the store!! The show was too scary for little children. Many cried!!! Kids were terrorized. Dark and dreary. Skulls and coffins. Don't waste your time!!

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I went into Macy's today in search of a dress to wear to a New Year's Eve wedding. When I finished shopping and went downstairs a huge line had formed in the middle of the store. Upon further exploration we thought we would find Santa at the end of that line. Instead we ran into the security guard who explained... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It was simple but delicate light show. Considering it is free it is nice to check this out! kids around us were enjoying it.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This Macy's is the old Wanamakers store that has been a Philly landmark for years. We went back just to see and touch the Eagle that is in the middle of the store. We also had a chance to see the Christmas Light Show that we took our children to every year. Still as magic as ever. Other than that,... More 

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Stamford
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We stayed nearby and on a rainy afternoon we tried to meet some friends in the center court for the holiday light show. We came 5 minutes before show time and between the rainy day and the short arrival time we did not have a great visit. The room was packed with people! We squeezed in between the purses and... More 

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