Holiday Tree Lighting – Rittenhouse Square

Philadelphia Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Rittenhouse Square
December 1, 2014

Make your way to Rittenhouse Square on December 1 and be a part of the most festive part of Philadelphia for the holidays. Gather with your family and friends for the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony where over 5,000 brilliant, multi-colored lights will drape the 30 foot Christmas tree and winter wonderland décor will have everyone in the spirit of the season.

Start the day early with a shopping spree along Rittenhouse Row and a quest for that perfect gift. Then make your way to the square and join in the fun where you’ll find live entertainment, holiday character encounters, carolers, complimentary roasted chestnuts, hot chocolate, a visit from Santa and lots of holiday surprises.

After the holiday spirit of Center City has taken you over, make your way to The Rittenhouse hotel to eat, drink and be merry. Make reservations at Lacroix with that special someone or book a cozy corner for a holiday gathering at the Library Bar. The Rittenhouse Hotel ensures pure warmth and an expert culinary team crafting delicious traditional holiday treats for enjoyment. Hotel guests and locals alike will enjoy toasty mugs of homemade hot chocolate with peppermint or marshmallows and mulled spiced cider. The air in Rittenhouse Square also carries the smell of roasted chestnuts, handed out by our doorman.

Whether you are from out of town and staying in The Rittenhouse or simply a local stopping by for some hot cider and holiday magic, The Rittenhouse provides all the trimmings for enjoying Philadelphia’s kickoff to the holiday season.