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.  This event includes the lighting of our two 40-foot Christmas trees and our campus with over 400,000 lights. 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 Fifes and Drums of the Old Barracks. Ben Franklin and Betsy Ross will be on hand to lend a colonial flavor to the evening’s events. Mark your calendars and experience this special Philadelphia tradition, at no cost to you!

Our 14th Annual Grand Illumination will be held on Saturday, November 27, 2021. 

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


Drive Through Grand Illumination


Our Drive Through Grand Illumination invites the community back to the main campus all season long. Enjoy the lights and decorations and take family photos from November 28th until New Years.

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. 


To volunteer for a community event or get more information, call 215.969.0777 or 800.342.0008 (outside Philadelphia area).


Grand Illumination Singing Contest


American Heritage Credit Union is proud to announce the start of our 2021 Grand Illumination Singing Contest. We’re seeking this year’s performer to kickoff the festivities at our campus and tree lighting event on November 27th. To enter, upload a video of you singing “God Bless America” a cappella. You can compete as an individual or in a group of up to 4 singers.

Our Board of Directors will choose their favorite performance and invite the winner to open up the 2021 Grand Illumination Celebration. They'll also win a $500 cash prize!

Upload your video from August 30th - October 1st to

Voting will take place from October 4th - October 17th.

Our winner will be announced on November 1st and invited to our Grand Illumination which takes place November 27th.