Winter In Franklin Square

Winter in Franklin Square Attractions

Electrical Spectacle Light Show sponsored by PECO

The Electrical Spectacle Light Show presented by PECO lights up the Square all winter long with classic seasonal favorites! Enjoy one of Philadelphia’s favorite holiday traditions as hundreds of thousands of shimmering lights illuminate the park!

Photo of the Rendell Family Fountain in Franklin Square adorned in decorated in holiday lights for the Electrical Spectacle Light Show presented by PECO.

Franklin Square Street Curling

Challenge your friends and family to this centuries-old sport! See who has what it takes to be an Olympian in Franklin Square Street Curling.

Photo of people having fun curling at Winter In Franklin Square

Chilly Philly Mini Golf

Putt your way through Philadelphia’s most famous landmarks while surrounded by wintertime inflatable friends! Available day and night, don’t miss your chance to golf through a frozen paradise.

Parx Liberty Carousel

Saddle up and hop aboard the Parx Liberty Carousel for a gentle ride on Center City’s only year-round carousel. You’ll go round and round and up and down, surrounded by the sights and sounds of Winter in Franklin Square and the Electrical Spectacle presented by PECO.

Seasonal Events


Active-ities with YOYO | Multiple dates beginning November 18

November 18, December 2 & 9, January 27 | 5:30 – 7:30

Bring your children for free games, giant bubbles, live music, and a play party with YOYO!

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Nutcracker Night with The Philadelphia Dance Academy| November 19

5:30 – 7:30

The Philadelphia Dance Academy performs dances from The Nutcracker in the Square!

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Jingle & Mingle with Santa presented by Customers Bank | Multiple dates beginning November 24

November 24 & 25, December 2, 9, 16, &23 | 5:30 – 7:30pm

Meet Santa right here in Franklin Square! Take your picture with the big man himself on Saturdays leading up to his favorite day of the year.

Presented by Customers Bank

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Holiday Gift-Making Night | December 8

5:30 – 7:30pm

Bring your child to the Square and let Philadelphia arts organizations help them craft gifts for their loved ones.

Hannukah Celebration with Old City Jewish Arts Center | December 10

6:30 – 7:30pm

Celebrate Hannukah in Franklin Square with the Old City Jewish Arts Center.

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Santa Paws | December 16

6:30 – 7:30pm

Dress up your pup (or pups), bring them to the Square, and take their photo with Santa!

Kwanzaa Celebration with the African American Museum in Philadelphia

Celebrate the fourth night of Kwanzaa at Winter in Franklin Square with an Evening Bazaar hosted by the African American Museum in Philadelphia.

Franklin Square New Year's Celebration | December 31

New Year’s Craftivity | 5 – 6pm

Square Drop | 6 – 8pm

Ring in the new year in Franklin Square! Enjoy crafts and family-friendly festivities leading up to the annual Square Drop at 6pm. You can even see the New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront from the Square!

Franklin Square will close on New Year’s Eve at 8pm.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Service | January 13 - 15
Ice Princess Night | January 27

5:30 – 7:30pm

Meet your favorite princesses in Franklin Square at Ice Princess Night. Enjoy face painting and ice sculptures under the lights of Winter in Franklin Square!


Chinese New Year Celebration | February 10

Participate in a Chinese New Year Craftivity! Wear red and receive a $1 discount!

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