Posted by: albfor | November 29, 2012

Nov 28, 2012 The Annual Rittenhouse Square Tree Lighting


LAST NIGHT. Center City’s Rittenhouse Square was packed with people from North, South, East and West waiting in anticipation for the annual tree lighting for the holidays.  This event is always a family-friendly celebration.

Hundreds of complimentary elf hats, hot chocolate and cookies were given out by TD Bank and Parc Restaurant, turning the Square into Santa’s backyard for a couple hours and lots of fun for the kids.

Shown here is Dixie, the Southern Belle, in her full glory with the Pennsylvania Ballet’s Nutcracker Mouse King.

To view the “Best Of The Best Images” from this event please select’s new section on local events here’s the link: PHILLY.COM/OUT AND ABOUT  section .

Rittenhouse Square Tree Lighting Ceremony 2012

Included in the activities were visits from the Pennsylvania Ballet’s Nutcracker Mouse King, Santa Clause, complimentary hot chocolate from Parc, giveaways from TD Bank and entertainment from WOGL 98.1. One of the main objectives is the toy drive for the Salvation Army’s Joy of Sharing Campaign (collecting new donated unwrapped toys for the less fortunate).

Tree Lighting Rittenhouse view

Hosted by Rittenhouse Row and the Friends of Rittenhouse Square special Thanks to Betsy Hummel, President of The Friends of Rittenhouse Square) and Corie Moskow, Executive Director of Rittenhouse Row. The two organizations co-produced the Tree Lighting event.


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