Franklin Square flips the switch for annual holiday light show

The light show at Franklin Square
The light show at Franklin Square Photo credit John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio
By KYW Newsradio

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With restrictions and closures due to COVID-19, finding things to do for the holiday fun could be a challenge. But families can still enjoy the annual outdoor light show at Franklin Square Park.

It’s the seventh year for Franklin Square's free Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show, where more than 100,000 lights fill the square.

“So a lot of things are canceled, holiday joy is not canceled this year. And we here at Franklin Square want to make sure everybody is safe and having a wonderful time, being able to celebrate the holidays,” said Amy Needle with Historic Philadelphia, the nonprofit that manages the park.

Nicole Wilson of Camden brings her children to the show at Sixth and Race streets every year and wanted to get her family into the holiday spirit.

“That’s what they wanted to just see, the lights and stuff,” she said.

The show sparkles through the end of the year and begins nightly on the half hour starting at 5 p.m. The last show is at 9 p.m.