Press release

Center City's East of Market Shines for the Season

Media Contact:
Olivia Gracey, Cashman & Associates
215-627-1060 (o), 267-884-5803 (m)


PHILADELPHIA, PA (November 19, 2019)— As the holiday season nears, the redeveloped east of Market Street corridor brings enhanced programming and new traditions to Center City. With the opening of PREIT’s Fashion District of Philadelphia and National Real Estate Advisor’s mixed-used East Market development along with the must-visit Macy’s Center City, historic Lit Brothers Building and vibrant Dilworth Park, residents and visitors have their fill of shopping, dining and entertainment experiences found only in Center City.

“Center City comes alive with thousands of pedestrians during the holiday season who flock to our bright lights, unmatched shopping, dining and beloved traditions,” says Michelle Shannon, Vice President of Marketing & Communications for Center City District. “The newly developed Market Street corridor from Dilworth Park to Old City brings additional retail and entertainment offerings to enhance the robust downtown experience enjoyed by all throughout the season.”

The developers of the expanded neighborhood have planned an array of events, promotions and happenings to entice residents and visitors alike. For an events calendar and additional details about Center City development, visit and follow @ShopCenterCity on Instagram and Twitter.


Deck the Hall Light Show, November 25, 2019 - January 1, 2020
Deck the Hall Light Show presented by Independence Blue Cross dazzles Dilworth Park visitors every winter. In partnership with 6abc, the spectacle returns this season with nightly show times and a touch of holiday magic. Visitors can enjoy shows daily from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. on November 25, 2019 - January 1, 2020.

Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market, November 23, 2019 - January 1, 2020
The Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market brings local designers, crafters and artisans to Dilworth Park for the winter season. Stop by for unique gifts, handmade trinkets and delicious treats. Shop Center City ambassador Meredith Greimel will be on location with Beaucycled plants, knitwear and handmade jewelry. Click here for hours and the full list of vendors.

Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink, November 8, 2019 - February 23, 2020
The Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink at Dilworth Park is an unparalleled entertainment experience on Philadelphia’s center stage in a wonderfully urban and unique setting. Open seven days a week, November 8, 2019-February 23, 2020, the rink offers wintry fun for all ages, with a full slate of programs.

Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin, November 8, 2019 - February 23, 2020
Cozy up with warm cocktails like spiked hot chocolate or festive drinks featuring Maker’s Mark and Jim Beam Apple, along with craft beers from Victory Brewing and Stella Artois. Tasty bites and sweet treats will keep guests going in between skating sessions and shopping trips.

Wintergarden on the Greenfield Lawn presented by TD Bank, November 8 – February 23
Picturesque plantings create a wonderland of lights, laughter and unforgettable memories. New this year, a Chaddsford Winery station will offer warm mulled wine for purchase to guests 21 and older, complete with a souvenir mug. The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation and the Burpee Foundation have provided additional support for this season’s Wintergarden.

Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street,


Snow Walk, December 6 – December 31
There is snow better way to get in the holiday spirit than East Market’s inaugural Snow Walk experience. Throughout the month of December, East Market will transform into a magical winter wonderland as hundreds of LED lights come together with a 35-foot tree to create a nightly synchronized light and snow show at 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. Every Saturday evening in December, the Snow Walk will come to life with live entertainment, seasonal giveaways, an outdoor snow chalet and much more. Experience the holidays in Center City and discover East Market’s spectacular experiences for all ages. Learn more and follow along @EastMarketPHL.  

East Market, 1100 Market Street,


Photos with Santa, November 27 – December 24
Be merry this holiday season with a special Philly-inspired visit from Santa Claus. Customize your Philly backdrop, smile and say cheese. Santa will be at The District November 27 through December 24. 

LIVE at The District, Every Friday in 2019
Start your weekend off right, every Friday at the District. Rec Philly is bringing some of Philly’s best musical artists to The Cube at 9th and Market Streets every Friday from 5PM – 7PM. See the lineup here.

Fashion District Philadelphia, 901 Market Street,


Christmas Light Show, November 29 – December 31
In the Grand Court of the historic Wanamaker department store– now Macy’s – watch the stories of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Frosty the Snowman playout in a magnificent light show, narrated by Julie Andrews and topped off by a 40-foot-tall magic Christmas tree. Don’t miss this Philadelphia tradition of over 60 years! Showtimes run every two hours from 10AM – 8PM and are subject to change.

Santaland and Dickens Village
Meet Santa and tell him everything on your wish list. He’s only here until December 24, so see him before he leaves on his big journey! Through December 31, take a trip to Victorian England with Macy’s and witness A Christmas Carol, the classic tale by Charles Dickens, come to life before your very eyes. Santa is available through December 24, while Dickens Village will be open until December 31.

Retail 101 Tour, November 29 – December 31
Learn about Macy’s history, marketing concepts, merchandising and visual techniques and how Macy’s creates a unique experience through designer labels like Michael Kors and private brands like Maison Jules while walking through one of Philadelphia’s most famous landmarked buildings. All participants will receive a Macy’s 10% Visitors Savings Pass. Click here for more information and to book a tour.

Philadelphia Macy’s History Tour, November 29 – December 31
Experience the beloved past and highlights of Macy’s Center City in Philadelphia during the fun and fact-filled Macy’s History Tour. All participants will receive a Macy’s 10% Visitors Savings Pass. At least two week advance reservation required. Click here for more information and to book.

A full up-to-date list of neighborhood happenings along with information about Center City’s Shop Center City retail campaign can be found at Follow the conversation at @ShopCenterCity on Instagram and Twitter and #ShopCCPhilly for a chance to be a featured post on the channel.


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 Center City District at and on Facebook and Twitter.