Independence Seaport Museum is excited to announce our signature event, Parade of Lights, is going online and getting bigger. Now there are more ways to celebrate!
Join us Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at 6:30 pm for
A Holiday Toast
Virtual Patron Party
Celebrating John Brady's 32 Years at 
Independence Seaport Museum
Hosted by two emcees, Alexis Furlong and Max Kaiserman, this live streaming event will commemorate John Brady's career and highlight ISM's Education Programs, Collection, and Historic Ships. The evening includes an online auction of exclusive ISM experiences and merchandise, Raise the Paddle, and Parade of Lights.
Purchase sponsorships/tickets to A Holiday Toast below. And keep scrolling to read about the VIP Reception and Virtual Parade of Lights!

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Exclusive ISM Auction

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Auction opens 12/9 at 6 PM
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How else are we celebrating Parade of Lights?
The holiday cheer begins on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 with a socially-distant VIP Reception of 25 guests at ISM for sponsors at the $5,000 level and above. Guests will watch the festively decorated boats travel up the Delaware River as we film the parade for A Holiday Toast and Parade of Lights Virtual Events. (This event will adhere to all CDC and City guidelines).
On Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 5:30 pm don't miss the premiere of
Virtual Parade of Lights
At Home Parade & Activities
This free event features the pre-recorded Parade of Lights, at home holiday fun, and even cocktails (or mocktail suggestions). The Virtual Parade of Lights will premiere on ISM's YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram on 12/12, and you'll be able to watch the parade on these platforms whenever you want.
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Parade of Lights Committee 

Peter Ernst
Honorary Chair
Burchenal Green
Carol Collier
Max Kaiserman
Pam Switlik
Jeff Theobald

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For more information or questions contact Julie Hawn, at or 215-413-8617

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