The Delaware River Waterfront is one of Philadelphia’s shining star destinations during the spring and summer, but its holiday season draw is about to get much brighter thanks to the Third Annual Seaport Parade Of Lights, December 15. (Photo courtesy Independence Seaport Museum)
The holiday season is a great time to check out the Independence Seaport Museum on the Delaware River Waterfront — they’ll once again be parading boats doused in illuminated color along the river in a show of seasonal spirit on Saturday, December 15.
Get a look at the magical holiday display and even get to hear some carolers sing, meet and greet with Santa and enjoy some light refreshments at this all-inclusive seaport spectacle.
The parade kicks off at 5 p.m., led by the Jupiter, a vintage 1902 tug maintained by the Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild. It will feature both working vessels and pleasure boats, all decorated with festive holiday lights and decorations.
Tip: Spectators will see the lights the best from the second floor balcony.
New this year, Liberty USO has partnered with the museum to create a fundraiser for the Liberty Claus program, a project which delivers donated gift cards to loved ones of deployed soldiers during the holidays.
Enter for a chance to win a free museum membership for your entire family simply by bringing a gift card to donate to The Seaport Museum from now through Saturday, December 15. The generous gifts will then be presented to Liberty USO on the day of the Seaport Parade.
Independence Seaport Museum’s Third Annual Seaport Parade of Lights
When: Saturday, December 15, 5 p.m.
Where: 211 S. Christopher Columbus Boulevard
Cost: $12 admission price for adults, $10 for seniors and children/college students/military
More info: www.phillyseaport.org