It's beginning to look a lot like the holidays in Philly and there will be no denying that Christmas is just around the corner when Lisa Nutter, wife of Mayor Michael Nutter, lights Philly's official holiday tree in Love Park Wednesday night.
Philly's first lady will turn on the lights of the 38-foot-tall LED tree at the annual City of Philadelphia Holiday Tree Lighting Spectacular starting at 5 p.m.
Expect appearances from local officials. And, live music will add to the festivities with performances from Philly's-own Gerald Veasley, Grammy-nominated Frankie Negron, Kevonna Rose and many more playing holiday favorites.
Bring the kids. Santa Claus is coming early on a big fire truck accompanied with music. Also, stick around for lively surprises from Walnut Theatre’s production of Plaid Tidlings. But be prepared for an exclusive sneak peak at the movie characters from director Peter Jackson’s new film, The Hobbit.
To see this, the Sixers Dream Team, and much more, come to LOVE Park (JFK Plaza), 15th Street and John F. Kennedy at 5 p.m. In case of bad weather, the inclement weather date is set for Thursday at 5 p.m.
And best of all, the whole event is free.