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The seventh annual Historic Holidays in Old City Tree Lighting presented by The Ryland will take place on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, with festivities starting at 5:30pm and Santa arriving by fire truck at 6:00pm at the Betsy Ross House courtyard (239 Arch Street). The celebration will feature musical and dance performances, special guests including Santa and Betsy Ross, and a holiday tree designed by Old City’s Petit Jardin en Ville, a Parisian Florist and Garden Designer! Live performances will include Philadelphia Dance Academy and experts from the The Nutcracker and holiday songs from Upper Darby High School Encore Singers. Dignitaries will include Philadelphia City Representative Sheila Hess, District 1 Councilman Mark Squilla, Betsy Ross House Director Lisa Acker, State Senator Nikil Saval and others to be announced.