New Holiday Light Show Coming to Dilworth Park

JoAnn Loviglio
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Light show set to music to transform the west face of City Hall

PHILADELPHIA, PA (October, 2017) — 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.”

Dilworth Park, managed and programmed by the Center City District, is THE spot for winter fun. In between light shows, ice skate at the Rothman Institute Ice Rink, or grab a bite to eat and a drink at the Rothman Institute Cabin. Warm up at the fire pits behind the cabin, visit America’s Garden Capital Maze, and shop for locally made gifts and food in the Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market. For more information, visit

About Center City District

The Center City District, a private-sector organization dedicated to making Center City Philadelphia clean, safe and attractive, is committed to maintaining Center City’s competitive edge as a regional employment center, a quality place to live, and a premier regional destination for dining, shopping and cultural attractions. Find us at and on Facebook and Twitter.

About Independence Blue Cross

Independence Blue Cross is the leading health insurance organization in southeastern Pennsylvania. With our affiliates, we serve more than 8.5 million people in 24 states and the District of Columbia, including more than 2.5 million in the region. For almost 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 and on Twitter. Independence Blue Cross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.

About 6abc

6abc Action News is the #1 local news brand in the tri-state, and the undisputed news leader for more than 35 years., the official website of Action News, is also the #1 local TV news website in the market.

WPVI-TV is the ABC-owned station serving the Delaware and Lehigh Valleys.