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 15th through December 20th at fun, festive events every Friday at 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

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 20, 2019.

Friday, Nov. 15th – Peddler’s Village

The 20th Grand Illumination Celebration! CBS 3 Chief Meteorologist Kate Bilo helps flip the switch to light-up Peddler’s Village in Bucks County. See thousands of dazzling holiday lights illuminate the historic village to start the holiday season.

Friday, Nov. 22nd – Philadelphia Zoo

The holidays roar into The Philadelphia Zoo. New to the zoo this year is LumiNature! The new seasonal light experience will transform the zoo into a magical journey of illuminations, music and sound.

Friday, Nov. 29th – Holiday Stroll in Media

The town of Media will host a Holiday Stroll and Festival of Lights. Enjoy holiday sounds and the tree lighting. A strolling postman is also scheduled to be walking up and down State to collect letters for Santa.

Friday, Dec. 6th – Philadelphia

In addition to Philadelphia’s annual traditions there will be some new experiences debuting in Philadelphia this holiday season. Among things to check out, a holiday light show at Philly’s Fashion District. New attractions (like a 65-ft. ferris wheel) coming to Christmas Village. We’ll also explore some long-standing traditions and lights around the city.

Friday, Dec. 13th – Johnson’s Corner Farm

Head to Medford, N.J. to experience the holiday season on the farm! From s’mores around the fire-pits to a light show hayride there will be lots of fun at Johnson’s Corner Farm. And don’t forget to check out the light display on the lake!

Friday, Dec. 20th – CBS 3 / HolidayFest & ToyFest

To conclude ToyFest, HolidayFest will take over the CBS 3 lot to encourage viewers to come by for one last chance to drop off toys! The Salvation will be on-site with the toy collection truck, along with some winter time surprises.

Additionally, CBS 3 talent will be at other tree lightings/events throughout the season, including:

  • South Street Tree Lighting
  • East Passyunk Tree Lighting
  • Rittenhouse Square Tree Lighting
  • Yardley Christmas Parade
  • Independence Seaport Museum’s Parade of Lights