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Main Line Tree Lighting Events

Get merry around town with these tree lightings!

The oohs and ahhs heard at the lighting of a Christmas tree are sounds you only hear once a year, unless you attend every tree lighting on this list and then you can hear the excitement about ten times! Tag your pics on Instagram with #mainlineparent, we’d love to share them.

Does your family love holiday lights? Don’t miss Holiday Lights on the Main Line and Beyond!

Courtesy of Ardmore Business Association


November 24, at 6 pm
Schauffele Plaza, Ardmore

It’s fun for the entire family when Santa arrives on a firetruck and lights the holiday tree in Ardmore! This chilly event is made merry by celebrating the holiday spirit with cookies and hot chocolate for all! Get ready to meet Santa and have your picture taken with him so don’t be late! This is a FREE event by the Ardmore Business Association.

Courtesy of King Street Malvern


November 25, from 12–6 pm
King Street, Malvern

Join King Street Malvern for an afternoon of family fun, food trucks, shopping, and holiday cheer! From 12–4 pm on King Street there will be live music, food trucks, a beer garden, and activities (like Santa!). From 4–6 pm in Burke Park there will be additional food and drink, performances by Malvern Prep’s choir, Ballet 180’s Nutcracker performance, cookie decorating, s’mores, visits with Santa, and the tree lighting at dark.


December 1, from 5:30–8:30 pm
Main and Bridge Streets, Phoenixville

The Phoenixville Tree Lighting will take place at their monthly First Friday event!

Courtesy of Wayne Business Association


December 1, from 5:30–8 pm
145 North Wayne Avenue, Wayne

The Wayne Business Association invites you to kick off the holiday season in Wayne. Friday night brings carriage rides, ornament crafts at the Firehouse, carolers and tree lighting, PLUS Santa’s arrival. Come back on Saturday for the Radnor Memorial Library Elves for Shelves Fun Run and 5 k at 8 am and the Santa Parade with Santa Pictures at 10 am.

West Chester

December 1, at 6:30 pm
Historic Chester County Courthouse, 2 N. High Street, West Chester

Join the West Chester Chamber of Commerce in kicking off the holiday with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony! Enjoy dance and musical performances, a message from their title sponsor and tree sponsor, and the lighting of the 25′ tree. The ceremony will be led by our parade emcees 6abc Meteorologist, Adam Joseph and Radio Host from the WMMR Preston and Steve Show, Kathy Romano. Stick around for West Chester’s famous hometown Christmas Parade, which begins at 7pm.


December 2, from 5–7 pm
Wilson Farm Park, Wayne

Join Tredyffrin Township for the 2023 Tree Lighting Celebration in Wilson Farm Park! Lighting begins at 5:30 with special guests to “flip the switch”. Enjoy complimentary hot beverages and sweet treats, courtesy of the Tredyffrin Township Foundation for Parks & Recreation. Philly Hots Food Truck will have delicious food to purchase. Sounds of the season will be provided by Just4Fun DJ Joe Griffith. Rain date is Sunday, December 3.

Photo of the West Chester Christmas Parade courtesy of the West Chester Chamber of Commerce, featuring dancers from Betsy Daily School of Performing Arts.

Content Director, Main Line Parent & Philadelphia Family. Email me at pamela@familyfocus.org