Tree Lighting Ceremonies and Holiday Parades in and around Philly

If you're looking to start a new family tradition this Christmas (or keep up an old tradition), tree lighting ceremonies and Christmas parades are sure to fulfill your needs. From the beautiful dazzling lights, to visits with Santa, hot cocoa, and more, these events are sure to get the whole family in the Christmas spirit. If you're looking for more holiday fun, check out our guide as well as our events calendar to see everything happening in the area!


Philadelphia Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration
Dilworth Park
November 26, 2016 5-7 PM

Christmas Tree Lighting in Rittenhouse Square
Rittenhouse Square
November 29, 2016 5 PM

Deck the Ave and Tree Lighting
East Passyunk Ave. Neighborhood
December 1, 2016 5-7 PM

Holiday Tree Lighting at the Shops at Liberty Place
16th and Chestnut Streets
December 1, 2016 5:30-7:30 PM

Blue Cross Riverrink Winterfest Tree Lighting
Blue Cross Riverrink on the Delaware River Waterfront
December 2, 2016 5:30-8:30 PM

Tree Lighting at Citizens Bank Park
Citizens Bank Park
December 3, 2016 10 AM-6 PM

South Street Headhouse Winter Wonderland
South Street
December 4, 2016 5 PM

Sugarplum Saturday
Chestnut Hill
December 10, 2016 9 AM

Chester County

A Longwood Christmas
Longwood Gardens
November 24, 2016 - January 8, 2017, multiple times

Kennett Square Holiday Light Parade and Tree Lighting
November 25, 2016, 5:45-8 PM

Malvern’s Victorian Christmas
Downtown Malvern
December 2-3, 2016, various times

Phoenixville Parade and Tree Lighting
Downtown Phoenixville
December 2, 2016, 7:00-8:00pm

Old Fashioned Christmas Parade in Downtown West Chester
West Chester
December 2, 2016, 7:15 PM

Coatesville Christmas Parade
December 3, 2016, 10 AM

Downingtown Good Neighbor Christmas Parade
Downtown Downingtown
December 10, 2016, 3 PM

Montgomery County

Skippack Village Tree Lighting
Floral & Hardy parking lot
November 25, 2016, 6-7 PM

Lansdale Tree Lighting Ceremony
Railroad Plaza
December 2, 2016, 6-6:30 PM

Ambler Holiday Parade
Main Street
December 3, 2016, 1 PM

Souderton Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting
Downtown Souderton Main Street
December 3, 2016

East Norriton Township Holiday Parade
Starts at East Norriton Middle School; ends at Hillcrest Plaza
December 3, 2016 11AM-1 PM

Santa Arrives by Train to Ambler
Ambler Train Station, Main Street
December 8, 2016 7 PM

Bucks County

Bolton Mansion Holiday House & Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 2, 2016, 6 PM

Quakertown Holiday Tree Lighting Festival
December 2, 2016, 6:30-8:30 PM

Yardley Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade
S. Main Street and Penn Valley Drive, Yardley
December 3, 2016, 3:30 PM

Perkasie Tree Lighting
December 3, 2016 5-8 PM

Newtown Holiday Parade
December 4, 2016, 2-5 PM

Christmas in Fallsington
December 11, 2016, 6 PM

Delaware County

The Festival of Lights Tree Lighting
Rose Tree Park
December 2, 2016, 7 PM

Media’s Annual Santa’s State Street Fun Run & Walk
Downtown Media
November 27, 4 PM

Wayne Christmas Tree Lighting
The Wayne Hotel
December 2, 2016 5:30–7:30 PM

Photo courtesy of Matt Stanley for Delaware River Waterfront.

Indoor Mini Golf at Linvilla
Linvilla Orchard - 9:00 AM Pick
Barnes Free First Sunday Family Day
The Barnes Foundation - 10:00 AM Pick
Leaders and Legends of Philadelphia: Black History Month Exhibit
Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse - various times Pick
Northern Liberties Restaurant Week
Northern Liberties - various times Pick
Black History Month at the National Constitution Center
National Constitution Center - various times Pick
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