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Franklin Square Holiday Festival & Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show

Brilliant bright display inspired by the imagination of Benjamin Franklin

Electrical Spectacle:A Holiday Light Show at Franklin Square

Winter nights are joyfully brighter this holiday season with Electrical Spectacle: A Holiday Light Show at Franklin Square. Credit: J. Fusco for Historic Philadelphia


November 9 – December 31, 2017 (except Thanksgiving and Christmas)

Festive lights, winter treats and holiday cheer will fill historic Franklin Square all season long for its all-ages (and completely free!) holiday festival and light show.

With the spectacular Electrical Spectacle light show as its main feature — the show employs more than 50,000 (!) twinkling lights and dynamic holiday soundtrack — the seasonal outdoor attraction rounds out the ongoing festivities with holiday shopping, themed events and more.

Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show

The free holiday light show at Franklin Square returns with more than 50,000 lights set to a soundtrack of holiday tunes. The centerpiece of the shows is a 12-foot tall kite that serves as an ode to Benjamin Franklin’s famous kite-and-lightning experiment, hovering 16 feet above the square’s centerpiece fountain. LED lights dance to music all along the kite, spreading holiday glow throughout the park.

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