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Celebrate the holidays this year with Philly Holiday Fest!

Are you ready to spread good cheer, support local businesses, and have a joyful holiday season? Then the Philly Holiday Festival is for you!

Now through January 1, Philadelphians can ice skate, enjoy dazzling light shows, watch delightful parades, and make wonderful connections with your friends, family, and neighbors. Attend one of these upcoming events, including the annual tree lighting ceremony!

Hurricane Maria Disaster Assistance Center Closed Thursday and Friday

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Disaster Assistance Services Center for those displaced by Hurricane Maria will be closed Thursday, November 23rd, and Friday, November 24th. Will reopen at the Rivera Recreation Center, 5th and Allegheny, Monday, November 27th at 9 a.m. More information on help available on our website.

Provide public comment on Clean Energy Vision

 Powering Our Future: A Clean Energy Vision for Philadelphia (CEV) is a long-term vision for a Philadelphia that achieves Mayor Kenney’s goal of reducing carbon emissions 80 percent from 2006 levels by 2050 while emphasizing equity and health for all Philadelphians. 

The CEV highlights current and expected trends in our energy system and identifies opportunities for the city, other government agencies, residents, and businesses to each lead on achieving our climate and energy goals.

Give Us Your Feedback

The draft CEV will be open for comment through January 31st, after which a final version will be issued. To share your comments, read the document and take this brief survey. We are excited to hear your thoughts and to continue this work together in 2018 and beyond.

City Archives is relocating!

City Archives is relocating to 456 N. 5th Street. As of December 15, 2017, our site will temporarily close to the public to facilitate our relocation. We will continue to fulfill requests for copies of deeds, except for requests that are for historical research and/or academic research purposes. This temporary service disruption will extend through August 2018 to allow our staff adequate time to prepare for and execute the relocation. We expect to reopen at our new home on September 1, 2018.

Please mail deed requests and payment to City Hall, Room 156, Department of Records, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

If you would like to contact our main office please email recordsinfo@phila.gov or call (215) 686-2261.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We look forward to serving you at our new location.

Upcoming events

  • Nov
    24
    City of Philadelphia Tree Lighting Celebration
    5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
    City Hall, North Apron

    City of Philadelphia Tree Lighting Celebration

    November 24, 2017
    5:00 pm to 6:30 pm, 2 hours
    City Hall, North Apron
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    Join Mayor Jim Kenney and the entire Philadelphia community as we light the Philly holiday tree! This year's theme is peace, and the tree lighting ceremony features lots of entertainment — plus hot cocoa!
  • Nov
    24
    Mayor Kenney to Speak at Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration
    5:30 pm to 6:00 pm
    City Hall (North Broad Side), Philadelphia, Pa.

    Mayor Kenney to Speak at Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration

    November 24, 2017
    5:30 pm to 6:00 pm, 30 mins
    City Hall (North Broad Side), Philadelphia, Pa.
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    The Mayor will deliver remarks at the official lighting of the 52-foot tall holiday tree, officially launching Philadelphia's holiday season.
  • Nov
    25
    Monthly payment due for Amusement, Liquor, and Use & Occupancy Taxes
    All Day

    Monthly payment due for Amusement, Liquor, and Use & Occupancy Taxes

    November 25, 2017
    All Day
  • Nov
    25
    Mayor Kenney to Attend Small Business Saturday
    10:00 am to 10:30 am
    52nd Street Corridor, 52nd Street between Chestnut and Spruce, Philadelphia, Pa.

    Mayor Kenney to Attend Small Business Saturday

    November 25, 2017
    10:00 am to 10:30 am, 30 mins
    52nd Street Corridor, 52nd Street between Chestnut and Spruce, Philadelphia, Pa.
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    The Mayor will tour small businesses on the 52nd Street corridor.
  • Nov
    30
    Merry, Merry Happy Hour
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    Liberté Lounge, Sofitel, South 17th Street

    Merry, Merry Happy Hour

    November 30, 2017
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 2 hours
    Liberté Lounge, Sofitel, South 17th Street
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    Each week during #PhillyHolidayFest, Merry, Merry Happy Hour brings drink and food special to different locations across Philly!
  • Nov
    30
    Bill McKibben—Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance
    7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
    Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA

    Bill McKibben—Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance

    November 30, 2017
    7:30 pm to 8:30 pm, 1 hour
    Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
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    The Free Library of Philadelphia—Parkway Central Branch, 1901 Vine St. Bill McKibben gave one of the earliest cautions about global warming with his 1989 book “The End of Nature.” His myriad other bestselling books about the environment include “Deep Economy,” “Eaarth” and “Oil and Honey.” Recipient of the 2013 Gandhi Peace Award, McKibben is the Schumann distinguished scholar at Middlebury College and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In his debut novel, “the world’s best green journalist” (Time) draws upon the current state of politics to imagine a band of Vermont patriots who decide to secede from the United States. https://libwww.freelibrary.org/calendar/event/68389 COST: Free

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