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4 Christmas Tree Lightings in Philly You Don’t Want to Miss

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4 Christmas Tree Lightings in Philly You Don’t Want to Miss

If you’re looking to get into the holiday spirit after Thanksgiving, Philly has a few events featuring tree lightings to jump start the season. Whether you want to plan an outing with family or the little ones or perhaps a festive holiday date, there’s a tree lighting to spark any occasion.

E. Passyunk

Dec. 2nd

E. Passyunk will be hosting their annual tree lighting ceremony between 6-7 pm. This fan-favorite holiday tradition on East Passyunk Avenue also features photos with Santa, accessible for both children and four-legged furry pals. Folks will be able to bring their own camera and take holiday photos with Santa at no cost.

City Hall

Dec. 3rd

The city will kick off the most wonderful time of the year with an in-person tree lighting ceremony on Thursday, December 2 at 7 p.m. on the northside of City Hall. Guests are encouraged to come as early as 5 p.m. for free giveaways. The ceremony, featuring performances by local artists and Disney’s DCappella, is back in-person and better than ever after being held virtually last year due to pandemic safety concerns. The ceremony will also be broadcast live exclusively on 6abc.

The holiday programming continues Saturday, December 4 with the first VISIT PHILADELPHIA® Holiday Parade celebrating all winter holidays – Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, and the Chinese New Year. The parade, kicking off at 5 p.m. at 2nd & Market Streets and ending at City Hall, will feature cold air balloons, marching bands, floats, dance groups, and more. The parade will incorporate arts and culture organizations, reflecting the diversity of the city and all the different ways the holiday season is celebrated throughout Philadelphia. The parade is a must-see event to experience excitement, entertainment, and get in the holiday spirit. Parade goers are encouraged to enjoy the parade all along the Market Street route.



Dec. 5th

The 11th Annual Mayfair Christmas Village & Tree Lighting event that will be taking over Ryan Ave and the island on Cottman Ave. This is a joint effort in collaboration with State Street Events, Mayfair Business Improvement District and Mayfair CDC. The event is 3-7 pm with food, drinks, music and vendors.


Dec. 11th

The Roxborough Development Corporation is proudly hosting Happy Holidays from Roxborough 2021 on Saturday, December 11th from 2 pm to 6 pm at Roxborough Pocket Park. Get festive with our annual tree lighting ceremony, visits by Santa, and craft activities for kids. Enjoy tasty goodies for childrenand adults including hot drinks and sweet treats available from food vendors and oliday specials from local restaurants.

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