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Your 2022 Guide to Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies in Philly

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Your 2022 Guide to Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies in Philly

Your 2022 Guide to Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies in Philly

Your 2022 Guide to Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies in Philly


Northern Liberties | November 29th

Taking a page right from the arctic, the city’s most fantastical igloos are popping up one by one, on Philadelphia’s Restaurant Row in Northern Liberties. Glu Hospitality presents their award-winning igloo experience to take dining under the stars to a new level – each coming with heat, clear views of the nighttime skies, full table service and more insulation for the heat. They seat between four and six people, and they give a full view of the Northern Liberties sidewalk scene. Glu is also building a giant outdoor Christmas bar and enclosing the entire outdoor covered cocktail garden and adding gorgeous outdoor heaters. Additionally, Glu is hosting and purchased the Northern Liberties Christmas Tree – which will debut on Tuesday, November 29th, at 6:00pm, and feature a giant tree next to the Igloos and the Figo Pizzeria, giving Igloo diners the most festive views in Northern Liberties. The Igloos will also host the grand return of the Ice Queen and the Northern Liberties Princess Brunch, on Saturdays, December 10 and 17, 2022, and Brunch with Santa on Sunday, December 18, 2022. Countdown to Noon with Cinderella returns on New Year’s Eve Day – free this year, and included with brunch reservations.

Old City | November 30th

The sixth annual Historic Holidays in Old City Tree Lighting presented by Citizens will take place on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 6:00pm at the Betsy Ross House courtyard, 239 Arch Street. The celebration will feature musical and dance performances, special guests, and a holiday tree designed by Old City’s Petit Jardin en Ville, a Parisian Florist and Garden Designer. The Tree Lighting will also be streamed via Old City District’s Facebook page.


December 1st | East Passyunk

East Passyunk Avenue’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held at The Singing Fountain (East Passyunk Avenue and Tasker Street) on Thursday, December 1 from 5 – 7pm. This annual kickoff to the holidays brings together a crowd of locals and visitors of all ages to witness the tree lighting ceremony while taking in the celebratory sounds of Coppin Middle School HOME Band. In addition to the excitement of the ceremony, the massive tree is adorned with vibrant LED lights, aimed to colorfully visualize the joyous sounds of holiday music within the surrounding area.

Center City | December 1st

This year’s holiday tree is a 57-year-old Abie Concolor/White Fir from L.R. Stutzman & Sons, LLC, Division of Yule Tree Farms in Hornell, NY. Located on the Wawa Holiday Plaza on the north side of City Hall at North Broad Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard, the tree stands approximately 55 feet tall – 10 feet taller than last year’s tree.  The tree lighting will take place Thursday, December 1st at 7 pm and tt will be up through New Year’s Day.


Blue Cross RiverRink | December 2nd

The Holiday Tree Lighting Powered by PECO will take place on Friday, December 2 from 7-8 pm. Details about the star-studded, live-broadcast event on NBC10 to follow.All of the best Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest traditions will return, from Philadelphia’s only signature outdoor National Hockey League sized ice skating rink with stunning waterfront views, to the 60-foot holiday-lighted Ferris wheel; thousands of sparkling lights; a 37 foot holiday tree; s’mores kits for purchase to cook around the firepits; festive, heated cabins; the return of the indoor lodge, and everyone’s favorite food and drink offerings; this year’s park promises a winter wonderland for cozy and safe gatherings indoors, outdoors, and much more.


Mayfair | December 4th 

The 6th annual Mayfair Christmas Village & Tree Lighting ceremony will take place from 2-6 pm at Frankford and Cottman Ave. on December 4th. Shop with local businesses for unique gifts, and drink spiked cider, eat great food, listen to great music, caroling and meet Santa at our Tree Lighting.


Rittenhouse | December 7th

The Rittenhouse tree lighting will be on Wednesday, December 7th from about 4:45-6 pm (actual tree lighting around 5:30).
Stop by from 5-6PM to kick off the holiday season with good cheer, friendly neighbors, live performances and a showcase of our annual festive lighting display.

Roxborough | December 10th

The Roxborough Development Corporation is proudly hosting Happy Holidays from Roxborough 2022 on Saturday, December 10th from 1:00 pm to
6:00 pm (rain date: December 11th) at the Roxborough Pocket Park, 6170 Ridge Avenue. Get festive with our annual tree lighting ceremony, crafts for kids, and a visit by Santa. Find one-of-a- kind gifts at our NEW holiday market featuring local artists and crafters. Enjoy tasty goodies for

children and adults including hot drinks and craft brews. Local restaurants and shops will be offering specials and promotions throughout the week of December 5th – 11th

1:00pm – 1:30pm: Roxborough Men’s Chorus
2:00pm – 2:30pm: Jeannette’s School of Dance
4:00pm: Tree Lighting Ceremony & Santa’s Arrival
4:30pm – 5:30pm: Live Christmas Music from Watershed Church

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