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A big holiday light show is coming to City Hall this year

KLIP Collective is the brains behind the choreographed light show

The Rothman Ice Rink in Philadelphia. There are many people skating on the ice. The rink is in front of Philadelphia City Hall.
A holiday light show will be projected onto Philly’s City Hall all winter season.
Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

City Hall is about to get lit, thanks to a new animated light show that will be projected onto the historic building seven days a week throughout the holidays.

KLIP Collective is the brains behind this year’s new “Deck the Hall Light Show,” Center City District announced. The choreographed show will be synchronized with holiday—think Macy’s Christmas Light Show, only bigger and outdoors—and run multiple times a night, seven days a week.

The light show will highlight the architecture of the west side of City Hall, and you’ll be able to see it from Dilworth Park and along west Market Street.

This isn’t the first time that City Hall has featured a light show of this kind. Paul Levy, president and CEO of Center City District, said, “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.”

KLIP, meanwhile, has produced a number of other projections onto City Hall, including this one with Redbull last year.

With the Christmas Village moved back to LOVE Park this year, the Deck the Hall Light Show will be the newest addition to Dilworth Park’s ongoing winter season activities. The iceskating rink will return, as will the America’s Capital Garden Maze, the Roth Institute Cabin, and Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market.

The light show will debut on Monday, November 20 and run through January 1, 2018.