The Visit Philadelphia Holiday Tree powered by NRG

6abc presents: City of Philadelphia Tree Lighting Celebration in partnership with Bank of America

Philly bells are ringing and we are decking the hall…City Hall! The City of Philadelphia’s Tree Lighting Celebration returns IN-PERSON! Join us for a festive evening with lively entertainment and free giveaways from sponsors, including Bank of America, Wawa, NRG, Boston Market, Hershey’s, Primark, Tastykake and Books in Homes. The ceremony begins at 7:00 p.m. starring Disney’s D Capella and additional performances by Wanmor, Aijee Cello, The Philly POPS, and Felycia Pendergrass. Don’t miss the enchanting moment of the lighting of the spectacular 50-foot tree, strung with more than 4,000 lights!

Unable to join us in person? Watch live on 6abc.

This event is presented by 6abc, supported by Bank of America and produced by the Office of the City Representative.

Visit Philadelphia Holiday Tree Live Stream Presented by 6abc

Visit Philadelphia Holiday Tree powered by NRG on the Wawa Holiday Plaza


What are the Covid-19 Protocols for the Holiday Events? 

Both the Tree Lighting and the Parade are outside this year, however we are expecting large crowds so we encourage everyone in attendance to bring a mask and maintain social distance when possible.  

What should I bring to this event? 

  • Children, Friends, Family
  • Blankets 
  • Winter wear (Hat, Coat, Gloves, Scarf, Hand Warmers) 
  • Warm drinks

Best view points: 

North Broad Street. MSB Platform.

How to extend your stay? What else is there to do? 

Check out Visit Philly to learn more what to do during your visit!


  • 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm


  • Free meter street parking.
  • Parking garages close by:
    • ABM Parking Lot – 1305 Market Street
    • Midtown Parking Garage – 1415 Sansom Street
    • Parkway Centre Square Garage – 1500 Market Street
    • 1500 Market Street – 1501 John F Kennedy Blvd
    • East Market Parking Garage – 9 South 12th Street

Public transportation: 

Broad Street Line City Hall, Market FrankFord Line City Hall, Regional Rail Jefferson Station, Patco 13th and Locust 

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