A Holiday Parade for Philadelphia

The Visit Philadelphia Holiday Parade is perfect event for all Philadelphians looking for some holiday cheer! This inclusive parade will feature floats representing Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Chinese New Year, and Christmas, with performances by local marching bands, cold air balloons of your favorite holiday characters, and much more.

Join us on East Market Street on December 4th at 5:00pm or tune in the following day, Sunday December 5th, at 2:00pm to relive the excitement on 6abc .

Parade Route




Saturday, December 4, 2021


5:00 PM (kick-off at 2nd Street)

Last element of the parade will pass City Hall at 6:30 PM 


Market Street – beginning at 2nd Street / ending at City Hall

Viewing Areas

There are no bad spots along the route! 


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 these events? 

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

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

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

Public transportation: 

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