Dilworth Park’s Annual Deck the Hall Holiday Lights Debuts Tonight
Deck the Hall Holiday Lights at Dilworth Park, sponsored by 6ABC, will debut this Monday, November 23 at 5 p.m. The newly redesigned illumination will feature colorful projections that highlight the unique architecture of the west façade of Philadelphia’s historic City Hall every evening through January 1, 2021.
The lighting was reconceived for 2020 to reduce crowding and reinforce social distancing protocols. Instead of a short, high intensity show, the images move more slowly and continuously throughout the evening on a 30 minute loop with sound effects, but little musical accompaniment, allowing guests to enjoy the lights at their leisure without drawing crowds. A special message from 6abc’s Jim Gardner reminds guests to adhere to current safety guidelines, including wearing masks and keeping six feet of social distance.
Produced with support from the Center City District and 6abc, the display was created by Philadelphia-based art and design studio Klip Collective. The daily schedule is as follows:
Sunday-Thursday: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
CCD and the park’s café operators have implemented increased health safety procedures throughout the park and visitors will be reminded to adhere to all CDC guidelines, including wearing masks at all times. CCD staff and all vendors are wearing masks. Anyone who feels sick, or has been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days, should refrain from entering the park. CCD staff, café and rink staff will be distributing free masks to guests in the park and guests must be wearing a mask to purchase any food or beverage or to enter the rink.