Philly Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration At City Hall In Dilworth Park

City Hall Holiday Tree

'Holiday Traditions In Philly' Get into the holiday spirit at the Philly Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration on Friday, November 24 at City Hall at the North Broad Street Portal outside Dilworth Park! Join Mayor Jim Kenney and the Office of the City Representatives to officially unwrap the holiday season. Ex-Philadelphia Eagles, Tra Thomas and Jerimiah Trotter, will assist to light the tree with the Mayor and other dignitaries. This festive family evening will kick off at 5 pm with … [Read more...]

“A Christmas Carol” At The Walnut Street Theatre!

A Christmas Carol In Philadelphia

'Family Holiday Fun' Get into the Christmas spirit by enjoying A Christmas Carol, a heartwarming tale of Ebenezer Scrooge at the Walnut Street Theatre,  a National Historic Landmark and America's oldest theater. Here you can join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption. We all know this grumpy old miser's response to holiday cheer is "Bah, Humbug." Scrooge is a bitter old man who can no … [Read more...]

Weekend Things To Do In Philadelphia ~ Philadelphia Marathon, Ice Skating At Rothman Ice Rink, National Dog Show, Holiday Fun and More!

Philadelphia Museum of Art Skyline

'Exploring Philadelphia' The weekend kicks off with the Philadelphia Marathon Weekend, the Grand illumination Celebration At Peddler's Village, the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show, the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, CraftNow Philadelphia, the Parkway 100 Celebration and more. During the weekend enjoy the Philadelphia Marathon, Philadelphia Mummers Say Thanks to Veterans, Holiday Art Star Craft Bazaar, the National Dog Show, Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, the last … [Read more...]

Our Guide To Tree Lighting Celebrations in Philadelphia

Tree Lighting at South Street Headhouse District

'Celebrating The Joy Of Communities During The Holidays' Who gets excited about decorating trees during the holidays! Enjoy many tree lighting celebrations throughout the City of Brotherly Love this 2017 holiday season! There will be much more than just beautiful trees being lit. Many of these community celebrations will have live music, hot coco, holiday giveaways, Christmas carols will be sung, dance performers and much more. Grab your friends and family, and enjoy our favorite local … [Read more...]

Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade

Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade

'The Oldest Thanksgiving Day Parade in the Country' Who loves a good Thanksgiving Parade! Whether you are starting a new family tradition or continuing one, this Thanksgiving Day parade shall be a memorable event for all. The 98th Annual Philadelphia 6ABC Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off on November 24 at 8:30 am on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Dating back to 1920, the parade is the oldest in the nation. Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade Experience & … [Read more...]

Weekend Things To Do In Philadelphia ~ Ice Skating At Rothman Ice Rink At Dilworth Park, Veterans Day Weekend, Marines Birthday Celebration At Cookie’s Tavern, Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show At Franklin Park and More!

Vietnam Memorial

'Veterans Weekend In Philadelphia' Veterans Day is November 11! Thank a Veteran if you get a chance! There will be several activities and celebrations throughout Philadelphia this weekend. The weekend kicks off with the Marines Birthday Celebration at Cookies Tavern, the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show, the Phantom of the Opera, the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, CraftNow Philadelphia, Terror Behind The Walls, the Parkway 100 Celebration and more. During the weekend … [Read more...]

Veterans Day In Philadelphia November 11

Vet at Korean War Memorial photo by Charles Mostoller

'Honoring Those Men & Women Who Have Served In The Armed Forces For Our Freedom' Veterans Day is an official United States federal holiday that is observed annually on November 11, honoring people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, also known as veterans. The History of Veterans Day U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed Armistice Day for November 11, 1919. Armistice Day was created for November 11 to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War … [Read more...]

Unmasking The Legacy Gala Recap

Unmasking the Legacy Gala In Philadelphia

'Philly’s Greatest Masquerade Celebration Honors Local Heroes & Gives Back’ The Unmasking the Legacy Gala was a huge success, after its third year, and seems to get better each year! Unmasking the Legacy Gala, which took place on November 2 at the Ballroom at the Ben, was an event to celebrate its man and woman of the year honorees! The event is hosted by JerseyMan and PhillyMan Magazine. This masquerade-themed celebration brought together 10 men and women who have had profound … [Read more...]

Ice Skating At Rothman Ice Rink At Dilworth Park

Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park

'Ice Skating in Center City’  It’s been an exciting transformation outside of City Hall the last three years! Just three years ago, Dilworth Plaza was converted into a friendly park, now called Dilworth Park. You’ll find a computer-programmable fountain, a Jose Garces-operated cafe, free wifi, pedestrian-friendly amenities, programmed events throughout the year, and an upgraded rail system. Not only will you be able to enjoy Dilworth Park in the warmer months, you will be able to … [Read more...]

Marines Birthday Celebration At Cookies Tavern In South Philly!

Marines Celebration At Cookies Tavern

'242nd Marine Corps Birthday Celebration' On November 10, 1775, the Continential Marines were established by the Second Continental Congress. Research indicates that the birthplace of the Corps, as the first place where Marines enlisted, was Tun Tavern in Philadelphia! In 1781, the Tun Tavern burned down. Its former structure stood at a location now occupied by Interstate 95, where it passes Penn's Landing. A commemorative marker on the east side of Front Street indicates the site, … [Read more...]