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Franklin Square Holiday Festival & Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show

November 15 - December 31, 2018

Brilliant bright display inspired by the imagination of Benjamin Franklin

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Overview

Festive lights, winter treats and holiday cheer will fill historic Franklin Square park all season long for its all-ages (and completely free!) Holiday Festival and Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show.

With the spectacular Electrical Spectacle light show as its main feature — the show employs more than 75,000 (!) twinkling lights and dynamic holiday soundtrack — the seasonal outdoor attraction rounds out the ongoing festivities with holiday shopping, themed events and more.

Dates:
The show is on display every evening from the second week of November through New Year’s Eve (except Thanksgiving and Christmas).

The Experience

Twinkling lights, alfresco fire pits, seasonal treats and plenty of holiday cheer fill historic Franklin Square during its completely free holiday festival and light show.

The seasonal and completely free Franklin Square outdoor holiday festival features nearly seven weeks of special events, activities and more, including the spectacular Electrical Spectacle light show, boasting 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.

For more information about the Franklin Square Holiday Festival and Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show, including specific vendors and show times, click the button below.

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