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Deck The Hall Light Show Will Dazzle Again at Dilworth Park

JoAnn Loviglio
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Light show set to music to transform City Hall into technicolored winter wonderland 

PHILADELPHIA, PA (October, 2018) — Center City District has once again partnered with 6abc to bring City Hall to life with the sights and sounds of the holiday season. This will be the second year for the Deck the Hall Light Show, presented by Independence Blue Cross. This dynamic and colorful sound and light show will be projected nightly onto the west façade of Philadelphia’s historic City Hall and synchronized with classic holiday music.

Local designers, Klip Collective, who created this exuberant light show last year, are expanding and improving the show, making it even more vibrant for 2018. The light show will premiere in Dilworth Park on Monday, November 19, with a special kick-off event, and run through January 1, 2019.

“We’re thrilled to be a part of this exhilarating spectacle of sight and sound,” says President and General Manager of 6abc, Bernie Prazenica.  “It’s great to be a part of the holidays right here in Center City, and we’re excited to see how show producers will exceed last year’s electrifying performance.”

 “We are excited to help bring the holiday magic of the Deck the Hall Light Show to residents and visitors alike,” said Daniel J. Hilferty, Independence Blue Cross President and CEO. “As a company committed to the health and well-being of our community for 80 years, we encourage everyone to head to City Hall for the light show, stroll through the Holiday Market and Wintergarden, and surround yourself with the warmth and spirit of the season.”  

“We want to thank 6abc and Independence Blue Cross for providing the generous support to bring the Deck the Hall Light Show back to Dilworth Park for a second year,” said Paul R. Levy, President and CEO of Center City District.

There is so much to do at Dilworth Park this winter; in between light shows, ice skate at the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink, or grab a bite to eat and a drink at the Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin. Warm up at the fire pits behind the cabin, visit the Wintergarden, and shop for locally made gifts and food in the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market.  For more information, visit


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About Independence Blue Cross
Independence Blue Cross is the leading health insurance organization in southeastern Pennsylvania. With our affiliates, we serve more than eight million people nationwide, including nearly 2.5 million in the region. For 80 years, we have been enhancing the health and well-being of the people and communities we serve by delivering innovative and competitively priced health care products and services; pioneering new ways to reward doctors, hospitals, and other health care professionals for coordinated, quality care; and supporting programs and events that promote wellness. To learn more, visit Connect with us on Facebook at and on Twitter at @ibx. Independence Blue Cross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.