City of Philadelphia Holiday Celebrations 2023
Celebrate the winter holidays with safe and festive events, including the tree lighting, holiday parade, and much more!
Holidays are a time for reflection, family, faith, and joy. Experience Philadelphia as it lights up for the holidays and marvel at its unique sights, sounds, and flavors. Visit some of the many wonderful holiday events and activities happening throughout the city to create magical winter memories in the City of Brotherly Love.
From river to river, Philly is home for the holidays. Don’t forget your scarfs, hats, and jolly spirit!
The Philly Holiday Experience brings new and traditional holiday experiences to the Greater Philadelphia region.
From dazzling lightshows and a show-stopping tree lighting celebration to fireworks and holiday shopping, Philadelphia has something for everyone during the holiday season.
Being together to celebrate the holidays is the joy of the 6abc Dunkin’ Thanksgiving Day Parade, which brings floats, balloons, marching bands, and performances to the Parkway.
Join in person or tune in to 6abc on Thanksgiving morning to fill your home with this treasured holiday tradition.
Kick off the season with the Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration at the Wawa Holiday Plaza on the north side of City Hall.
This festive evening will feature entertainment by Jordin Sparks, Zeek Burse, Felicia Punzo, Disney’s FROZEN, and DJ Diamond Kuts, as well as the lighting of our spectacular tree.
The Holiday Parade, presented in partnership with Faith and Liberty Discovery Center, is back for its third year!
Celebrating all of winter’s holidays, including Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and the Chinese New Year, it’s back and bigger than ever for everyone to enjoy.
Ring in 2024 by attending the annual Mummers Day Parade on New Year’s Day!
Don’t miss the time-honored tradition that brings together over 10,000 costumed adults and children as they march from City Hall down Broad Street to Washington Avenue.