Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Franklin Square’s Holiday Festivities Kick Off Tonight

If you are anything like us, then you know that Franklin Square is a great spot that you always try to make it to for their seasonal events, but you never seem to make it there. Well, this is the time to actually make the tip to Franklin Square to enjoy this holiday season’s festivities. There will be two alternating light shows running every half hour from 4:30-8:00 until December 31st. And, every night one audience member will light the first display! And, do not let the cold weather deter you. The Holiday Market and Ben’s Bites and Brews share a tent and you are bound to stay warm with the fire pits, spiked hot apple cider, german mulled wine, pumpkin pretzels, mac and cheese, and fried oreos. So, take this chance to make your way to Franklin Square to enjoy and spread the holiday spirit.


You know how you feel like Franklin Square is just oh-so-adorable and you always mean to get there for some of their seasonal events but you don’t have kids so you never seem to make it? Yeah, we get that.

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Well, make some time tonight (or at least this winter) because the holiday festivities kick off with free hot chocolate, a new holiday market, the returning Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show and a beer tent. Tonight at 5pm, “Ben Franklin” will fire up the light show, which sets taped holiday music performed by The Philly POPS and partially arranged by Peter Nero to a dynamic 50,000-bulb flying kite display.

It may be raining today but that shouldn’t necessarily deter you from checking everything out between now and the end of the year. The Holiday Market and Ben’s Bites and Brews share a huge tent where you can warm up around fire pits with hot apple cider spiked with applejack; a traditional German mulled wine and brandy drink called “glühwein;” or comfort foods like fried Oreos, pumpkin pretzels and mac n cheese. Brauhaus Schmitz is providing two German beers: Warsteiner pilsner and dunkel lager. The beer garden is mostly open Thursday through Sunday.

Sharing the tent is the new holiday market, open daily, where local artisans (and some corporate entities) sell blankets, LED toys and the usual knit hats, gloves, and the like. Some of the Square’s regular features are getting the holiday treatment, too. Philly Mini Golf will have holiday-themed warming stations, the carousel will play holiday tunes (because where else can you hear Christmas carols during the holidays?!) and the dressed-up Lightning Bolt train will ride through the decorated park.
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