City Announces Road Closures, Parking Restrictions, and Other Details for 2021 Holiday Tree Lighting and New Holiday Parade

For immediate release: December 01, 2021Published by: Managing Director’s OfficeOffice of Special EventsOffice of the Mayors Contact: Mayor’s Office of Communications

PHILADELPHIA— The City of Philadelphia today released the road closures and parking restrictions associated with the 2021 6abc presents: City of Philadelphia Tree Lighting Celebration, in partnership with Bank of America, held on Thursday, December 2, and the all new VISIT PHILADELPHIA® Holiday Parade taking place Saturday, December 4.

Event Activities & Information

The City will kick off the most wonderful time of the year with an in-person tree lighting ceremony on Thursday, December 2 at 7 p.m. on the northside of City Hall. Guests are encouraged to come as early as 5 p.m. for free giveaways. The ceremony will also be broadcast live exclusively on 6abc. More details on the tree lighting ceremony can be found online.

The holiday programming continues Saturday, December 4 with the first VISIT PHILADELPHIA® Holiday Parade celebrating all winter holidays – Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and the Chinese New Year. The parade will kick off at 5 p.m. at 2nd and Market Streets and end at City Hall. Parade-goers are encouraged to enjoy the parade all along the Market Street route. More details on the parade programming can be found online.

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