Street shot of N. 3rd Street during the holiday season

Independent by Design

Welcome to Old City Philadelphia - the neighborhood known as America’s most historic square mile. Whether you come to experience Old City as a visitor, a resident or a business person, you’ll find resources on this website to help you discover and get involved in this charming, creative, multi-layered district.

Find what you’re looking for through our map!

There is always something to do and fun events at Old City. Come join us.

Virtual Tree Lighting

Virtual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Watch Old City's annual tree lighting this Wednesday evening on our Facebook page!

Philly Holiday Experience logo

Visit Philadelphia Holiday Parade

The parade will kick off at 2nd and Market Streets in Old City on Saturday, December 4th!

Holiday decor at American Kitchen Machinery

Holiday Window Decorating Contest

The Old City Holiday Window Decorating Contest, in partnership with Metro Newspaper, is underway! Vote for your favorite design for a chance to win a $500 Old City shopping spree.

COVID-19 Resources

Find the latest information and updates regarding COVID-19 from the City of Philadelphia.