Grand Illumination

Experience the Tradition with your family and friends!

American Heritage Credit Union's Annual Grand Illumination celebration is the perfect event to kick-off the holiday season.  Our free Grand Illumination has become one of the most beloved holiday traditions in Philadelphia and includes the lighting of two 40-foot Christmas trees, hundreds of wreaths, and over 400,000 lights.  


Free Month-Long Grand Illumination

Our Grand Illumination invites the community back to our campus all season long. Stroll our campus, enjoy the lights and decorations and take family photos from November 28th until New Years.  Or, you can remain in your car and drive around our campus and enjoy the lights as well.

You can enter through our Red Lion Road or Jamison Road entrances. Parking is available on site and our lights will shine daily beginning at dusk on November 28th. 

Grand Illumination Kick-Off

Our free 14th Annual Grand Illumination kickoff event supports the Kids-N-Hope Foundation and will be held on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 7:00pm. Immediately following the illumination, a firework symphony will fill the night sky that you and your family won’t want to miss.  

At the Grand Illumination, your family can also enjoy the sounds of the holiday season with a concert featuring the Philadelphia Boys Choir and the New Jersey Fifes and Drums. Ben Franklin and Betsy Ross will be on hand to lend a colonial flavor to the evening’s events and the Tuskegee Airmen will be honored as well. Mark your calendars and experience this special Philadelphia tradition, at no cost to you!

Guests will be asked to adhere to local health guidelines in effect at the time of the event.

In the spirit of giving, help us reach our food drive goal of 20,000 pounds for Philabundance by bringing a canned food item to the event!