Holidays in Philly

Local gifts, mummers and cheap costumes: How to do the holidays right in Philly

Do you know where you can chop down a Christmas tree near Philly? How ’bout which local bars are serving Mad Elf and where to shop for gifts without breaking the bank? Use this guide to figure out where to shop and what to eat during the holidays in Philly. Bonus: Photos of crazy decorations.

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City Hall holiday light show premier

The Deck the Hall Light Show starts tonight at City Hall. Mayor Jim Kenney, the Center City District and other partners will kick off the season for the first showing of the display at the West Market Street facade of City Hall. Can't make it? Catch it every hour on the half hour Sunday through Thursdays and even more frequently on the weekends until Jan. 1.

Where: City Hall at 1 S. 15th St. 19102

When: November 20, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

How much: Free


Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Day Parade

Celebrate the 41st year of this parade and bring your nonperishable food donations. This year's parade theme is "Northeast Philadelphia: A Scouting Destination" to honor the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve will be collecting for the Toys for Tots program on Knorr Street. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there!

Where: Frankford Avenue between Rhawn and Knorr at Frankford Avenue and Rhawn Street 19136

When: November 19, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

How much: Free