The Present at The Christmas Village in Center City

The Present at The Christmas Village in Center City

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Philadelphia, PAThe Present at The Christmas Village in Center City - Philadelphia Parks and Recreation together with Fairmount Park Conservancy have joined together to create “The Present”– a brand-new, fun holiday attraction – for the newly remodeled LOVE Park. A brand-new attraction to this year's Christmas Village in Center City.


The Present at The Christmas Village in Center City

The Present is a radiant, 27-foot-tall, walk-through Christmas gift, boasting a 4-foot decorative bow, as well as five miles of red and white, LED lighting fixtures, composed of over 100,000 light bulbs! The Present encourages LOVE Park guests to contribute money to several causes that benefit city parks. The Present was formally illuminated in a lighting ceremony alongside Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney on Monday, November 26.

The Present is open to the public daily, 11 am-10 pm, starting Giving Tuesday, November 27 to Monday, December 24 (Christmas Eve).

Aside from becoming the showcase of this year's Christmas Village, The Present is designed to help visitors give back this Christmas season. Guests are encouraged to donate a $5.00 gift to one of three causes via text, and Bank of America will also match it.

  • PHILLY’S PARKS: Text PARKS to 501501 to donate to Fairmount Park Conservancy, the non-profit champion of Philly’s parks. For more information, visit
  • CHILDREN’S BOOKS: TextBOOK to 20222 to donate to Welcome America’s holiday book campaign for Philadelphia Parks & Recreation youth programs. For every $5 raised, four books will be purchased. For more information, visit
  • HELP THE HOMELESS: Text HOME to 80100 to donate to Project HOME, empowering individuals to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Contributions from The Present is going to help buy food and supplies for the Hub of Hope in Suburban Station. For more facts, visit

Bank of America Charitable Foundation is going to match individual contributions as high as $5,000.00 per organization through this campaign. Also, guests who contribute can leave a message of giving on gift tags they can tie to the interior wall of The Present.

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