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The holidays are an especially attractive time of year to live in Philadelphia. People decorate their homes, business owners dress up their storefronts, and the center of the city is abuzz with fun shopping and entertainment.
Adding to the landscape are a surprising number of Christmas trees done up around town.
We photographed 17 of them — how many have you visited? Check out the options below.
30th Street Station’s tree almost makes up for the missing flippy board. Almost.
Winterfest at Penn’s Landing, where the tree has the Ben Franklin Bridge as backdrop (also, Camden).
The Phillies are celebrating finally making it to the offseason.
Inside the Luminature exhibit at the Philly Zoo, you’ll find a tree of flamingos. Of course?
Fairmount Avenue announces itself with a ring of acolytes around its Art Museum-adjacent tree.
The Art Museum’s majestic view deserves a tree to match.
It’s a cozy, family-style tree at East Passyunk’s Singing Fountain.
Headhouse Square looking all kinds of elegant.
City Hall’s is like the building: the ornaments are so huge that you don’t realize how big the tree itself is.
The famous light show at the Wanamaker Organ is fronted by Macy’s tree.
Rittenhouse Square goes minimalist.
Did you realize these balls hanging in the Fashion District are a tree when viewed from the side?
Betsy Ross would be proud.
Manayunk put their tree next to a tree mural, very appropriate.
The Woodmere Art Museum in Chestnut Hill has the best backdrop.
There’s a stunner on North Broad across from the Divine Lorraine.
Outside the Bourse on Independence Mall is perhaps the most intricate tree of all.