A Guide To Tree Lighting Celebrations in Philadelphia and the Countryside for 2015
Rock around the tree with sparkling lights and holiday cheer
It doesn’t truly feel like the holiday season until Christmas trees are set up and decked out all around the city.
From Rittenhouse Square to East Passyunk Avenue, areas all around town (and the countryside, too) welcome brightly lit Christmas trees to central spots to spread holiday cheer.
And the lighting celebrations don’t stop at Christmas trees, either. From a sparkling boat parade on the Delaware River to a meander through a lavishly decorated castle in Doylestown, there are tons of ways to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season at one of Philadelphia’s numerous lighting celebrations.
Best of all, many of the events come complete with carols, toasty hot chocolate and visits from Santa Claus himself.
Read on for our list of the major tree lighting celebrations in Philadelphia and the Countryside for 2015.
Tree Lighting at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 5:40 p.m.
Christmas Tree Lighting in Rittenhouse Square
Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 5 p.m.
City Hall Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting Spectacular
Thursday, December 3, 2015 from 6-8 p.m.
Christmas Village Lantern Parade and LOVE Park Tree Lighting
Friday, December 4 at 4:45 p.m.
Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest Tree Lighting
Friday, December 4, 2015 from 6-9 p.m.
East Passyunk Tree Lighting
Thursday, December 3, 2015 from 5-9 p.m.
South Street Headhouse Winter Wonderland
Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
Tree Lighting at Citizens Bank Park
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Holiday Tree Lighting at The Shops at Liberty Place
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 from 6-8 p.m.
Parade of Lights
Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.
Christmas Tree Lighting at M Restaurant at the Morris House Hotel
Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 5-9 p.m.
Manayunk Holiday Showcase Lighting
Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 5 p.m.
Chestnut Hill Circle of Trees
Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 5:30-7 p.m.
A Very Furry Christmas At Sesame Place
Select dates and times from November 21 to December 31, 2015
Bumble Lights the Tree at the Adventure Aquarium’s Christmas Celebration
Select dates and times from December 5-20, 2015
A Longwood Gardens Christmas
Thursday, November 26, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Grand Illumination Celebration at Peddler's Village
Friday, November 20, 2015 from 6-9 p.m.
Santa’s Arrival & Festival of Lights in Media
Friday, November 27, 2015 at 5 p.m.
62nd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting in Bristol
Friday, November 27, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
Wayne Christmas Tree Lighting
Friday, December 4, 2015 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Santa’s Coming to Town Parade and 101st Annual Tree Lighting in Doylestown
Friday, November 27, 2015 at 6 p.m.
Phoenixville Parade & Tree Lighting
Friday, December 4, 2015 from 7-8 p.m.
Fonthill Holiday Lights Meander
Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 6:30-9 p.m.
10th Annual Bucks County Holiday TreeFest
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
106th Annual Olde Town Tree Lighting in Perkasie
Saturday, December 7, 2015 from 5-7 p.m.
Holiday House & Tree Lighting Ceremony at Bolton Mansion
Friday, December 4, 2015 at 6 p.m.
Christmas Tree Lighting in Fallsington
Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 6 p.m.
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