If you love Christmas lights, one of our family’s top 10 suggestions is to visit the Franklin Square Holiday Lights show. The park’s free annual Electrical Spectacular boasts 75,000 twinkling lights. Twice every hour, at the Kite Fountain centerpiece, the park comes alive with a high-energy music show. Colorful LED lights pulse in rhythm to a soundtrack of classical and popular holiday favorites. You can drop by to enjoy the light show anytime from 4-8 pm daily and until 9 pm on weekends. Between shows, we recommend warming up with hot chocolate and fresh baked donuts at Ben’s Sweets and Treats.
It was great to see so many 3-generation families there, enjoying a night out. There were happy, excited kids wherever you looked. For a small fee, you can play Historic Philadelphia mini golf, ride the Parx Carousel or the Holiday Express train (which circles the park).
Franklin Square offers a real treat for pet parents and animal lovers –the annual Santa Paws event. You can bring your four-legged friend and get a photo with Santa. Plus, students from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts will do a free sketch of you and your pet (holiday attire optional- trust me, your pet will thank you!).
Visit the Franklin Square website for the full schedule of special holiday events through December 31.