Philadelphia, PA - Center City District in collaboration with 6abc will create a new holiday season attraction for visitors to experience - an animated light show, synchronized with holiday music and projected on Philadelphia’s National Historic Landmark, City Hall - Deck the Hall Light Show presented by Independence Blue Cross. This choreographed light show will be presented multiple times nightly, seven days a week, highlighting the architecture of the west portal of City Hall and visible from Dilworth Park and along West Market Street.
The local, creative digital design firm KLIP Collective is creating this unique light show which will premiere on Monday, November 20 with a special press kick-off event, and shine on City Hall through January 1, 2018.
“We are thrilled to partner with 6abc and Independence Blue Cross and thank them both for their generous support to light City Hall for the holidays. We did a still version of this, once before in 2005, but this time the public will get to enjoy a dynamic and musical, theatrical show,” said Paul R. Levy, President and CEO of Center City District.
“The Deck the Hall Light Show promises to create Philadelphia memories that last a lifetime for residents and visitors,” said Daniel J. Hilferty, Independence Blue Cross President and CEO. “Independence Blue Cross is proud to help the city shine. Our commitment to Center City – from our enhanced campus and courtyard on Market Street to our support for this light show at City Hall – embodies our 80-year tradition of helping to make Philadelphia a great place to live, work, and visit.”
6abc President & General Manager, Bernie Prazenica, had this to say - “We’re really excited about the Deck the Hall Light Show. It’s going to be a terrific addition to the Philadelphia holiday experience. We’d like to thank the Center City District and Independence Blue Cross for this unique partnership.”
Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Plaza at Dilworth Park will open Friday, November 10, 2017, with a salute to veterans. This winter season at Dilworth Park is supported by Live Nation, Temple University, Capital One and 6abc. Welcoming more than 60,000 skaters last season, the Rothman Ice Rink will open this year in time to celebrate winter in the heart of the city.
America’s Garden Capital Maze Dilworth Plaza, a holiday-inspired garden created in partnership with Greater Philadelphia Gardens and supported by Temple University Ambler. Located on the Albert M. Greenfield Lawn, children and adults will delight in discovering picture-perfect moments amid holiday topiaries, twinkling lights, and seasonal plants that showcase more than 30 public gardens, arboreta, and historic landscapes located within 30 miles of Philadelphia, giving Philadelphia the distinction of America's Garden Capital.
Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market at Dilworth Plaza will open again this year at the southern end of Dilworth Park, featuring local artisans, designers and crafters offering unique selections for gifts. The market was conceived and designed to complement the Christmas Village in Philadelphia. The market opens Saturday, November 18, 2017, with special hours on Thanksgiving Day and extended hours on Black Friday, and closes Monday, January 1, 2018.
Join SEPTA and Center City District for Santa Express, with fun-filled holiday train rides and a festive parade to welcome Santa Claus to Dilworth Park at City Hall. Festivities will also include skating with Santa at the Rothman Ice Rink. Kick off the season on Friday, November 24, 2017, and spend the day in Philadelphia visiting the city’s boutiques on this shoppers’ holiday. Dilworth Park has convenient access to SEPTA’s Broad Street, Market-Frankford and Trolley Lines.