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Macy's Philadelphia

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Address: 1300 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323
Phone Number:
+1 215-241-9000
09:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 20:00
Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

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Macy's is a must see in Philadelphia

Macy's is located in the John Wanamaker building which is one of the world's grand department stores. A Philadelphian will still refer to Macy's as 'Wanamaker's' to separate it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jason T
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Macy's is located in the John Wanamaker building which is one of the world's grand department stores. A Philadelphian will still refer to Macy's as 'Wanamaker's' to separate it from other Macy's in the area. The store used to be the full building but has been shortened to 3 stories with the rest being offices. The store has the largest... More 

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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've visited Macys before, cause your in the city and its what you do. They had a light show for the kids, so we stuck around. It was cute, just not for me. Perhaps if I was 7 it would of been awesome. What was nice was Santa was there for the kids and they all received a nice ornament.... More 

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Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came down for the lightshow that the store has done during the holidays since it was a Wanamaker store. The light show is so much fun and they have not changed it in years. I love Julia Andrews when she bids Frosty the Snowman goodbye. It is a really clever show. The company has done a nice job renovating... More 

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Poplar Bluff, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good light show for kids and adults. Place can get crowded but still was worth seeing if you are in the area. Not sure how often they do show but if ground floor gets to crowded I did see people on the other levels watching it. Worth getting out of the cold and watching.

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Clementon, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travelled to Philly today for the show and there was NO organ playing! Light show was nice, but no organ.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for the holiday show, which they hold every other hour during the day. It was a fun show - and packed full of people! We got to hear the old organ play during the last song and wow does that fill up the hall!

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I read an article about the top 10 things to do in Philly for the holidays. This was on the list. While exploring the sights ,we looked at the Macy's Christmas windows then waited for the tree light show. I didn't realize how popular a Philly tradition mostly school trip kids. It is exactly on the hour, about less than... More 

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Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The Macy's Christmas light show is a must see for people of all ages. The light show goes back many years as well as the Wanamaker Organ that plays the music for the show. The building used to be the John Wanamaker building and then became Strawbridge's and this show was very popular and would attract people from all over.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Crowded and warm with our winter layers in, but a wonderful light show. We stood at the 3rd floor, and didn't wait in line for the Dickens Village, line was too long. Worth seeing.

Thank Erin S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

This huge store is very convenient if you work in town. The structure is historical and amazing. The non-designer items are not the quality they once were. The prices are higher too. The good thing is there are always coupons. If you are visiting Philly you should definitely walk through. The MAC counter is convenient but always crowded. Pretty decent... More 

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