Spending the holiday season in Philadelphia doesn't have to mean you miss out on seasonal fun and entertaining winter activities. Whether you're here with a group or traveling solo, there are a plethora of things to brighten up the days, as well as the nights. Interested in seeing some holiday sparkle? Why not check out the traditional Macy's Holiday Light Show, which is a classic in this city. For a newer take on the holiday light show, trek on up to Franklin Square and view the new Electrical Spectacle. It's short and sweet, is great for families and small groups, and doesn't take a whole lot of planning (or funds) to see it. For a more formal and culturally enriching evening, your group may want to order tickets to the Pennsylvania Ballet's annual performance of the Nutcracker performed at the Academy of Music. It promises to deliver a night of entertainment and holiday cheer. Couple it with dinner in town or a drink at a local bar, and you've got a great evening out. For active families, there's always ice skating, and what better time to enjoy that then during Waterfront Winterfest at the Blue Cross River Rink. These activities, as well as the many other that go on during this time of the year in Philadelphia promise to make the holidays extra enjoyable.