Lantern Parade

Join us in our lantern parade around Center City!

Lantern Parade

Join us in our lantern parade around Center City!

Join us in our lantern parade on Dec 14th at dusk!


We would love to share this part of our culture with you. In Germany, children usually walk with their lanterns in large groups through the cities on November 11th to honor St. Martin. These parades are so much fun for children who can show of their self-decorated lanterns.

Since we are not open yet on St. Martins Day, we will have our Lantern Parade on Dec 14th together with our German-American weekend. We will start the parade at 5pm in LOVE Park, walk across the street to Dilworth Park and the Courtyard and back again to Christmas Village.

All children, who would like to participate, can get a lantern brought from Germany at the Info Booth.
If you and your child would like to participate in this great tradition, send an email to our Event Manager Marvin at event@philachristmas.com with the number of children and their ages. Knowing beforhand how many participants we have will help us in coordinating this event! Walk-ins are welcome on Dec 14th to go to the Info Booth and get a lantern for their child!