My first visit to Macy's (Philadelphia) to visit Santa and watch their Christmas light show was a super way to usher in the holiday!
Their Dickens Village attraction was entertaining as well as effective in managing the families waiting their turn to visit with Santa. Santa was authentic and the photographers were accommodating, allowing us to coordinate a number of family poses.
We stayed for the Christmas light show, which I understand is a long-standing tradition dating back to the days of Wannamaker ownership of the store. Families can perch at any point at the rails of one of three floors or take the children to the ground level where a large area has been carpeted for children to seat themselves comfortably.
Christmas in the city has taken on all new meaning for me!
Hints: Get there early, visit with Santa first, and stay on for the light show...we were on our way to other adventures by 11:30 am!