2020 Winter in Franklin Square Park
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Franklin Square Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-9 .m., and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Winter in Franklin Square Hours: Daily, 5-9 p.m., and 5-10 p.m. on Fridays & Saturdays.
*Hours are subject to change and are dependent on weather.
ELECTRICAL SPECTACLE HOLIDAY LIGHT SHOW PRESENTED BY PECO
Sparked by Benjamin Franklin's electrifying genius, the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show presented by PECO is the key to holiday fun in Franklin Square. The free light show illuminates and dazzles the Square nightly with over 100,000 lights (more than ever before) that shimmer, dance, and illuminate to a soundtrack of holiday classics.
The Philly POPS® wil perform in two alternating shows every 30 minutes beginning 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. from Sunday through Thursday and from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, weather permitting.
Daily, November 19-December 31
*Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day*
HOURS: Sunday through Thursday, 5-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5-10 p.m.
Electrical Spectacle Show Designer: Parker 3D of Scotch Plains, New Jersey.
The Franklin Square Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show was initially funded by a grant from the William Penn Foundation and is now sponsored by PECO.
Chilly Philly Mini Golf presented by IBEW Local 98
NEW FOR 2020! Enjoy socially distanced winter fun when Center City's only miniature golf course is transformed finto Chilly Philly Mini Golf presented by IBEW Local 98 — complete with lights, holiday music, and larger-than-life wintertime friends throughout the course.
Updated with COVID-related safety standards, the 18-hole game features reproductions of Philadelphia icons and landmarks, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Ben Franklin Bridge, Chinatown Gate, Liberty Bell, and more.
November 19-December 31, 2020
Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Tickets: Adults: $10/Children 3-12: $8
Parx Liberty Carousel
Hop on this spectacular all-American style carousel playing holiday music through December 31.
Ages 3+: $3 per ride, Children 2 and under: FREE
Santa Claus visits Franklin Square for free socially distanced photos with childrens. Pets are welcome on Santa Paws Night, December 19.
Saturday, November 28, December 5, December 12, December 19.
Hanukkah Dreidel Giveaway
Old City Jewish Arts Center will give away free dreidels to commemorate the first night of Hanukkah.
Thursday, December 10
Kwanzaa Weekend at Franklin Square with the African American Museum in Philadelphia
Habari Gani?! This phrase means "What's the news?" in Swahili.
Kwanzaa celebrates the first fruits of the harvest in our homes. Join AAMP to uplift the seven principles of the season through songs, stories, and art.
Let's light the kinara together and give thanks.
Saturday and Sunday, December 26 and 27
*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.