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Electrical Spectacle Light Show Presented by PECO


Chilly Philly Mini Golf

Adults: $15

Children: $12

Street Curling

$40/hour for groups of up to 8 members

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Winter in Franklin Square is a day-and-night event and follows Franklin Square’s operating hours.

Nov 16 -Jan 7 | 10am – 9pm

Jan 8 – Feb 25 | 10am – 7pm (Thurs-Sun)

*Dec 24 & Dec 31 | 10am – 8pm

*Jan 15 & Feb 19 | 10am – 7pm

Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, & New Year’s Day

The Electrical Spectacle Light Show runs every 30 minutes, 5pm – closing. 

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Franklin Square is located at 6th & Race Streets in Philadelphia, just two blocks from the Independence Visitor Center and Liberty Bell Center.

200 N 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

More than a park

Must See Attractions

Winter in Franklin Square is your go-to holiday attraction for the family, a group outing with your squad, or an anything-but-ordinary date night. Winter in Franklin Square offers memory-making attractions with fun for everyone.

Chilly Philly Mini Golf

Putt through 18 holes of wintery fun this holiday season! Center City’s only outdoor mini golf course transforms into a winter wonderland both day and night during Winter in Franklin Square. Chilly Philly Mini Golf features lights, seasonal music, and larger-than-life wintertime friends throughout the course. Don’t miss Philly Mini Golf decked out for the holidays!


  • Adults: $15
  • Children (3-12): $12

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 on colorful animals, a dragon and two of Philly’s favorite race horses, Afleet Alex and Smarty Jones.


  • Ages 3+: $4.00
  • Children 2 and under: FREE
    (Children under 42″ must be accompanied by a responsible adult)

Tickets purchased are valid for entrance during any public operating hours. Please check our operating calendar for operating times, dates and special events.

A photo of the Parx LIberty Carousel during Winter in Franklin Square


Come hungry! SquareBurger serves up a menu of yummy faves including juicy burgers, crispy fries, thick, creamy shakes and the legendary Original Cake Shake made with Tastykake © Butterscotch Krimpets.

A man and woman enjoying food from SquareBurger in Franklin Square park

Electrical Spectacle Light Show presented by PECO

Enjoy one of Philadelphia’s premier winter light shows for FREE! The Electrical Spectacle presented by PECO is Winter in Franklin Square’s main attraction. Hundreds of thousands of LED lights make the Square the perfect backdrop for your holiday Instagram pictures.

Franklin Square Playground

Swing, sway, climb, crawl, twist and twirl at the award-winning Franklin Square playground. It’s free, it’s fun and it’s open year-round.

Children playing at the Franklin Square playgrounds

Living Flame Memorial

Created in 1976 by local sculptor Reginald E. Beauchamp, Franklin Square is honored to be the home of The Living Flame, one of the few memorials in the country dedicated to both fallen Police Officers and Firefighters.

Photo by Bruce Anderson

The Living Flame Memorial in Franklin Square, photo taken by Bruce Andersen

Getting Here

Franklin Square is located at 6th & Race Streets in Philadelphia, just two blocks from the Independence Visitor Center and Liberty Bell Center.

Public Transit

The Square is accessible to and walkable from:

  • SEPTA Regional Rail
    Via Jefferson Station at 11th & Market Streets
  • SEPTA Market-Frankford Blue Line
    Via 8th Street or 5th Street stops
  • PATCO High Speed Line
    Via 8th & Market Streets

Note: SEPTA Route 47 boarding at 7th & Race Streets is currently not available due to construction. Please board at 7th & Vine Streets.


Limited on-street parking* is available 8 AM – 10 PM daily along:

  • 6th Street
    Handicapped, motorcycle, and regular parking
  • Franklin Street
    Regular parking
  • Race Street
    Regular parking, between Franklin Street & 7th Street

Note: Parking along 7th Street is unavailable due to construction. Parking IS NOT ALLOWED along Race Street between 6th & 7th Streets on the north side of Race Street.

*Pay at the adjacent parking kiosk and be aware of parking boundaries; Bus stop tow away zones exist adjacent to these parking areas. 

A Storyteller entertains guests at one of the storytelling benches along a stop of the Once Upon A Nation tours
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