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photo courtesy of Meghan Flanagan
A brand-new, dazzling outdoor holiday light experience is coming to The Fairgrounds at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks starting November 26. “Tinseltown Holiday Spectacular presented by Dietz & Watson” will bring the magic of the holiday season to the Greater Philadelphia Area through an immersive, one-of-a-kind event where guests can stroll through a winter wonderland of lights, check off their holiday shopping list, dine on festive treats and beverages (including adult beverages like Spiked Warm Cider and Christmapolitans), skate on a synthetic ice surface, and much more. Tinseltown will run from Black Friday (November 26) through January 2.
Tickets for Tinseltown are limited and go on sale Friday, October 22 at 11 a.m. through TinseltownHoliday.com. Tickets start at $19.99 for adults and $13.99 for children under 13 – admission is free for children under five.
“Our guests are going to be blown away by what Tinseltown has to offer, and we’re confident this will quickly become one of the region’s premier holiday events,” said Senior Vice President of Spectacor Events & Entertainment, Emily Dunham. “We have been hard at work creating the ultimate wintertime experience, complete with stunning light sculptures, irresistible culinary offerings, and a touch of Philly magic. Altogether, we’re creating a can’t-miss holiday tradition for years to come.”
Just a short sleigh ride away from King of Prussia Mall, this illuminated wonderland will showcase breathtaking light sculptures and displays powered by more than 1.2 MILLION light bulbs. Along the way, guests will find larger-than-life sculptures, including a 60-ft light tunnel, glowing baubles, and, of course, Santa’s sleigh. Tinseltown will also showcase some of Philadelphia’s most beloved landmarks and personalities in lights – along the way, you’ll find a massive, walk-through Liberty Bell, illuminations representing Philly sports teams, and a few more holiday-inspired jawns that guests are sure to love along the way.
In addition to the lights, this wintry landscape will offer a selection of concession options where patrons can satisfy their seasonal cravings with culinary treats and holiday ~spirits~. Food items include: Blitzen’s Bavarian Pretzel Sticks, Fa La La La Funnel Cake, The Grinch’s Grilled Cheese Panini, Buddy’s Maple Bourbon Chicken Ciabatta, and more. Spiked Warm Cider, Christmapolitans, Gingerbread White Russians and a lineup of seasonal adult beverages will be available and good ole hot cocoa for the kids. The full menu of offerings will be announced in the coming weeks.
Guests at Tinseltown will also be able to enjoy Mistletoe Marketplace, a vast artisan village where patrons can complete their holiday shopping list at a variety of vendor kiosks offering festive goods and unique holiday gifts such as hand-crafted ornaments, custom artwork, and wintertime clothing and decor. Local businesses interested in exhibiting in Mistletoe Marketplace can request more information at email@example.com.
Tinseltown will offer several unique and interactive experiences for all ages, including synthetic ice skating, photos with Santa, story time with Mrs. Claus, and more.
Tickets for Tinseltown are limited and start at $19.99 for adults and $13.99 for children under 13 – admission is free for children under five. All ticket buyers will be required to select a designated arrival window when purchasing. Capacities are limited and sellouts are anticipated – patrons are encouraged to book their timed tickets early.
Rounding out a night at Tinseltown are several unique opportunities sure to bring joy to visitors of all ages. Highlights include:
Rudolph’s Rink sponsored by T-Mobile– Take a spin on Tinseltown’s eco-friendly synthetic skating rink, offering timed and ticketed, 30-minute skating sessions every night. Guests are encouraged to make skate reservations at the time of ticket purchase with walk-up in-person sales based on availability.
Photos with Santa– Get your iconic portrait with Santa at Tinseltown with our premier photographers offering high-quality, comprehensive photo packages. Photo sessions are available from November 26 — December 24, then Santa must get on his way!
Storytime with Mrs. Claus (FREE) – Families are invited to visit Mrs. Claus’ reading room, where she’ll share the magic of the season with live readings of her favorite holiday stories.
Guests will have the opportunity to purchase specialty tickets for certain nights during Tinseltown’s run. The nights below are currently on sale with more to be announced soon:
Dog-Friendly Nights – On Wednesdays, guests are welcome to bring their furry, canine friends. Owners must keep their dogs leashed at all times.
Sensory-Friendly Entry Times– Tinseltown will host special, sensory-friendly entry times geared toward guests with autism and other sensory sensitivities. These designated times will have limited capacity and the volume of our holiday music will be lowered to make the atmosphere most comfortable for our guests during these discounted entry times.
- Sunday, December 5 @ 5:00pm
- Sunday, December 12 @ 5:00pm
- Tuesday, December 28 @ 4:30pm
Tinseltown opens starting Black Friday weekend (Friday, Nov. 26 – Sunday, Nov. 28) and then follows the below schedule:
- December 2 – December 16: Wednesdays – Sundays, 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
- December 17 – January 2 Mondays –Sundays, 4:30 – 10:00 p.m.
- Final entry time is 9 p.m., event space closes at 10 p.m.
Ample parking is available for FREE just a short walk from the event space. VIP parking is available for $5 and is conveniently located just steps from Tinseltown’s entrance. More information regarding Tinseltown can be found at TinseltownHoliday.com or by following along on social: @tinseltownholiday (Instagram), @TinsltwnHoliday (Twitter), and facebook.com/TinseltownHoliday.