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November 18, 2016

Philadelphia Museum of Art to host tree lighting ceremony

Plus, pay-what-you-wish at the museum in the evening

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Philadelphia Museum of Art to host tree lighting ceremony.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is ready to usher in the holiday season. On Nov. 23, the museum will host a free tree lighting ceremony, outside on the east terrace.  

Attendees can enjoy holiday treats and a preview of the museum's holiday entertainment, along with a first look at the festive tree.

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While festivities start at 5 p.m., the tree lighting countdown -- led by museum director Timothy Rub -- won't start until 5:30.

Since the event takes place on a Wednesday night, those who go for the tree lighting ceremony can also take advantage of the museum's pay-what-you-wish Wednesday evening admission deal.

The Balcony Café will also be open late, serving snacks, coffee, tea, wine and beer.

Holiday Tree Lighting

Wednesday, Nov. 23
Beginning at 5 p.m. | Free
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway