One of the most decked out walk through displays that you can check out in the Philadelphia area is the Tinseltown Holiday Spectacular. This year, in 2023, the event will be taking place in FDR Park from November 17th to January 1st.
This post reviews the previous years from when it was hosted in Oaks, Pennsylvania. (More information is to follow regarding this upcoming season.)
In my humble opinion, one of the best times of the year in Pennsylvania is the holiday season. I will say that the Philadelphia area does go all out with it, and we love checking out the different light displays, and various Christmas villages too. Personally the holidays are pretty busy for us, but on a whim last year, we had a free night, so we decided to check out Tinseltown.
As we walked into the event, we were amazed at the sheer amount of dazzling lights. It felt like the area was a dense cake filled with shimmer, and it definitely put my husband and I into a holiday spirit immediately! Previously, I have seen light displays where the decorations are spaced far apart, and that makes you walk or drive a decent distance between them. The nice feature about Tinseltown is that everything is pretty close together.
We especially loved how many of the lights were Philly themed with an emphasis on our local sports teams. On that note, if you are a fan of the Philadelphia hockey team the Flyers, our team mascot Gritty will be at Tinseltown for holiday photos if you are interested. (We absolutely love Gritty, and we think he is the absolute best, and such an awesome character for Philly!) You will need a special ticket to see Gritty, and he will be there on Friday nights in December. Photos with him are on a first come, first serve basis.
If you are interested in ordering food while you are at this event, they do have a Tinsel Lodge which has a variety of items including their famous “Scrooge Philly Cheesesteak” and delicious warm beverages such as warm cider and hot chocolate. Mrs. Claus also has a reading room where she tells of holiday tales to children, and every Friday professional choirs will be on location to entertain with a variety of holiday songs. If you enjoy ice skating, there is a rink here as well! There are also two lane ice slides that are 160 feet in length (about 49 meters.) If you are searching for the perfect holiday gift for friends and family, you will want to check out the Mistletoe Marketplace which features local artisans and businesses.
If you are visiting or live in the Philadelphia area, I highly recommend checking out Tinseltown. It is a great location for so many holiday themed activities, and you could enjoy the area for several hours at least. This is a wonderful spot for people of every age, and it will definitely put you in the holiday spirit! Let me know in the comments if you have ever visited Tinseltown and what you thought of it. I hope that you are having a wonderful day, and remember to click the like and subscribe button!
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