Dazzling Franklin Square Holiday Spectacle

In 1682, when William Penn was planning for the parks in the city of Philadelphia, he laid out a plan for Franklin Square as one of Philadelphia’s five original squares. Family fun is a priority and guarantee at Franklin Square. The park now boasts several family-friendly attractions, like a miniature golf course, classic carousel, a burger joint, storytelling bench, picnic area and more.

What can you expect from the event?

Come and experience the incredible light show inspired by Benjamin Franklin's electrifying genius. The Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light show is an important event in Franklin Square, Philadelphia and features seven weeks of awesome attractions and activities.

The holiday light show is a unique experience to engage in with your friends and families. The light show consists of more than 50,000 lights. These lights dance and brighten the Franklin Square every evening during the holidays. Soundtrack from holiday classics performed by "The Philly POPS" accompany the dancing lights. There are two different shows every 30 minutes (From 4:30 to 8 PM until December 31). Moreover, every evening one lucky audience member will be nominated to begin the fabulous show at 4:30 PM.

During your visit, you could enjoy the Parx Liberty Carousel with fabulous American style holiday music playing through December 31. The carousel price for ages 3+: $3 per ride, children two and under are free.

There is also a countdown for New Year's Eve for kids, starting at 3 pm on December 31. At the indoor pavilion, they are hosting a Kids' Dance party. The Franklin Square Park will stay open until 8 pm for the final Holiday Light Show. Additionally, visitors to the light show can take a ride on Franklin Square Lightning Bolt Holiday Express. This is a joyful train ride around the square on Saturdays and Sundays. The ride tickets cost $5 for adults and $4 for children.

Event Price: Free

For more details about the event, please click here.

Event Date: Every evening after dusk, until December 31, 2014.

Event Location: Franklin Square, 6th And Race Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19103.


* Image courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons.




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