VISIT PHILADELPHIA® Holiday Parade: The all-new VISIT PHILADELPHIA® Holiday Parade is the city’s first parade celebrating all of winter’s holidays, including Hannukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and the Chinese New Year. On Saturday, December 4, the parade will kick-off at 5:00 p.m. at 2nd & Market Streets and will proceed up Market, ending at City Hall.
Featuring cold air balloons, marching bands, floats, dance groups, and more, the parade is a must-see event for residents and visitors to get in the holiday spirit. The parade will also feature diverse and multicultural groups, including Project Capoeira, Philadelphia Jazz Legacy Project, 5 Shorts Project of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia, The American Swedish Historical Museum, and many more.
Parade goers are encouraged to enjoy the parade all along Market Street – there’s not a bad viewing spot along the route, so bring the whole family out to take part in the holiday cheer.
Special parade viewing areas:
- Start your parade with Wawa – Wawa will be helping guests cheer on the parade with free hot chocolate and coffee giveaways along Market Street between 2nd & 3rd Street.
- Primark: The Primark store on Market Street is an official watch zone for the Visit Philadelphia Holiday Parade on December 4 with an in-store live DJ, giveaways and more. And look for the Primark double decker bus in the parade! From 2-4pm, Primark will have a pop-up giveaway station at the entrance of Christmas Village next to the Holiday Tree with free prizes and giveaways.
- Independence Visitor Center – Terrace on Tap presented by VISIT PHILADELPHIA® is the perfect viewing spot for the parade. Located on the second-floor Liberty View Terrace at Independence Visitor Center, Terrace on Tap features local brews from Workhorse Brewing Co. and Wissahickon Brewing Co., with appetizers, finger foods, light bites, and specialty cocktails by Brûlée Catering. This family-friendly, all-ages venue is an outdoor experience with access to indoor facilities and convenient parking.