CBS 3’s Eyewitness News will showcase Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa celebrations throughout the region during HolidayFest. Tune in or join us in person Friday nights as we celebrate the season from November 16th through December 21st at fun festive events from Ocean City, New Jersey to West Chester, PA with plenty of locations in between every Friday at 4, 5 and 6 p.m.
Chief Meteorologist Kate Bilo will kick off the series live from the Grand Illumination Celebration in Peddler’s Village, Bucks County on Friday, November 16th. Coverage will air on Eyewitness News at 4, 5 and 6 p.m. Bilo will join Santa and Mrs. Claus in switching the one million jewel-colored holiday lights that transform the entire Village into a winter wonderland.
CBS3 invites viewers to join us at HolidayFest and Tree Lighting events across the region and help celebrate the season by bringing a new, unwrapped toy for donation to the Salvation Army as part of our annual Joy of Sharing Toyfest. If you can’t make it to any of these locations, you can still join us in celebrating the spirit of the season by vising one of our Joy of Sharing Toyfest drop off locations by December 21, 2018.
Friday, November 16th – Peddler’s Village
Grand Illumination Celebration. The historic village illuminates for the holiday season with one million lights. CBS 3 Chief Meteorologist Kate Bilo will help flip the switch to light-up Peddler’s Village.
Friday, November 23rd – Ocean City, NJ
Experience the magic of the holidays as Santa finds his way to Ocean City. Enjoy shopping and entertainment along Asbury Avenue.
Tuesday, November 27th- Rittenhouse Tree Lighting
The Rittenhouse Square Holiday Park Lighting is organized by The Friends of Rittenhouse Square. The Holiday Park Lighting is a Philadelphia favorite and kicks-off the Rittenhouse holiday shopping season with family-friendly activities and music leading up to the lighting of the 30-foot holiday tree and white globe lights.
Thursday, November 29th- East Passyunk Tree Lighting
Friday, November 30th – West Chester, PA
Annual West Chester Christmas Parade. Marching bands, floats and Santa help to celebrate the season in downtown West Chester.
Sunday, December 2nd – South Street Tree Lighting
Santa will make the holidays official with the lighting of the Headhouse Christmas tree at 4:30pm.
Friday, December 7th – Franklin Square
Franklin Square Holiday Festival. Franklin Square sparkles with a dazzling display for the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show. Celebrate the traditions of holiday season.
Friday, Dec. 14th – Hershey, PA
The Holidays at Hershey. Experience miles of holiday lights and decorations to get into the holiday spirit. Plus the sweet treats of the season!
Friday, Dec. 21st – Haddonfield, NJ
Holidays in Haddonfield. Experience the charm of candlelight shopping, carolers and carriage rides in downtown Haddonfield.