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Franklin Square Holiday Festival and Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show presented by PECO

It’s sparkle time at Franklin Square for the 2019 Franklin Square Holiday Festival, including a winter beer garden with fire pits for warmth and charm and Ben’s Sweets & Treats, where guests can create and taste a variety of treats such as s’mores and gourmet hot chocolate stations inside the heated tent with views of the Square. Nightly through December 31, dazzle in the lights of the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show presented by PECO.

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Colonial Chocolate Making

Meet three female entrepreneurs and learn how women played an active role during the American Revolution - from making important military supplies, like flags and musket cartridges, to choosing "patriotic" beverages like chocolate and coffee, rather than tea. Sample the hot chocolate drink that colonists enjoyed. Sponsored by Mars Wrigley Confectionery.

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Betsy's Birthday Bash

Celebrate the birth of America's Most Famous Flag Maker with a full day of fun, including Colonial Chocolate Marking, crafts, games and, of course, cake!

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Tickets now on sale for Tippler's Tour: Yuletide Cheers & Beers!

Tippler's Tour is the perfect experience to get into the holiday spirit. Join a Red Coat soldier for a unique look at Philadelphia during the winter of 1777, as you seek the comfort of hearty snacks and warming drafts at four cozy pubs.

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Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package

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The Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package includes a one- or two- night hotel stay in one of the dozens of participating hotels, FREE hotel parking (up to a $100 value) and a free welcome gift from VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

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