Jalen Neal, center, and friends watch the show at the opening display of Franklin Square's brand new Electric Spectacle, a holiday light show that will run until the end of December. Credit: Charles Mostoller/METRO
Santa Claus is arriving in Philadelphia at 4 p.m. Friday and will experience everything Franklin Square has to offer as he plays miniature golf, rides the carousel and watches the Square's holiday light show.
He'll be posing for photos and collecting children's wish lists and will make an appearance every Saturday until Dec. 21.
His visits coincide with Franklin Square's Electrical Spectacle: A Holiday Light Show. Even though Santa can only make it on Saturdays, the free light show is every night until New Year's Eve. It runs every half hour (weather permitting) through Dec. 31. Eight shows are featured each night starting at 4:30 and the last one at 8 p.m.
Each night at 4:30, one young, lucky guest will "ignite" the lights for the first show. Lasting seven-minutes, the show's light dance to "Sleigh Ride" and "A Christmas Festival," by the Philly Pops.