Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light
Show at Franklin Square
Brilliant bright display inspired by the imagination of Benjamin Franklin
Dates: November 13-December 31
Winter nights are joyfully brighter this holiday season with Franklin Square’s Electrical Spectacle, a brand-new holiday nighttime light show.
Inspired by the imagination of Benjamin Franklin, the show features a dazzling display of more than 50,000 lights designed specifically for the popular public space.
Featuring a 10-foot-tall kite made of lights that sparkle and spread down a custom 250-foot sculpted kite string and hundreds of feet of holiday garlands, which will cover the Square. The colorful display is coordinated to lively holiday music provided by none other than The Philly Pops.
The lights are set to shine eight times daily every 30 minutes between 4:30 and 8 p.m., weather permitting, so taking in the display will be as easy as arriving at Franklin Square for a visit. Two different seven-minute shows will alternate throughout each evening, so be sure to see both fantastic displays.
The Electrical Spectacle is entirely free and a festive way to celebrate the holiday season with the entire family.
Lightning Bolt Holiday Express
Take a ride on Franklin Square’s Lightning Bolt Holiday Express, a festive train ride around the square on Saturdays and Sundays from November 15-December 28 from 4-7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $4 for children.
Enjoy visits from Santa on Saturdays from November 29-December 20 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. along with holiday music, special activities, games and more.
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