Don’t let the temperatures in Philly fool you; the holiday season is just around the corner, while over at Franklin Square, it’s already begun. Yes, it’s not even Thanksgiving yet but everyone could really use a little extra cheer.
This week marks the return of their annual Holiday Festival featuring the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show. Utilizing over 50,000 LED lights, the display which features a 12-foot tall kite along with a 6-foot key symbolizing Ben Franklin’s famous kite experiment comes alive with a soundtrack of seasonal favorites including “The Nutcracker Suite,” “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” and “Carol of the Bells.” If you listen closely, many of the songs are performed by our beloved Philly Pops.
In addition to the show, visitors to the square can look forward to a variety of holiday-themed events and entertainment perfect for the entire family:
Ben’s Sweets & Treats: A new addition this year, check out their heated tent of luscious desserts such as homemade fudge, fresh donuts, holiday cookies and yes, gingerbread houses.
Winter Beer Garden: Also new to the fest, expect a flurry of outdoor fire pits, cocktails and of course, craft beer from the mixologists at Cooperage.