Tinseltown takes on FDR park for the first time.

Philadelphia is bringing a new holiday tradition to South Philly this year. 

The Tinseltown Holiday Spectacular is taking over FDR Park this year hosting several attractions and light fixtures that hold over two million lights. 

Before making it to FDR Park, Tinseltown had its first debut in the Wells Fargo Center’s parking lot in 2020 during Covid-19 as a drive through light show. Then, after an overwhelming amount of attendance, Tinseltown decided to continue to grow by adding more lights and attractions when they moved to Oaks Pa. 

Now, Tinseltown is officially back in South Philly and so far people like Deeva Lacey are loving it. Lacey made it clear she wants to make this an annual tradition mentioning that her and her daughter “will be back.” 

From ice skating to the dance floor, Tinseltown is becoming FDR Park’s newest holiday hotspot. It has already brought  in thousands of people due to the park’s original designs like the “ice trail” which Comcast Spectacor event Intern Mackenzie Reed says she doesn’t think “anywhere else in Philadelphia has a 13 thousand foot ice trail in it.”

That’s right, Tinseltown has an ice trail, not an ice rink. The trail goes around a section of the park, leading guests to skate through different light sculptures. But, the ice trail is just one of Tinseltown’s original attractions

Tinseltown offers guests to see Philly classic light sculptures like the city of brotherly love’s “love statue” and the Eagles logo, all made out of lights. You also have the chance to ride down what’s starting to become a crowd favorite – the ice slide. Luzselenia Villanueva from Camden Nj. had the chance to slide down “three times” and said she would go “ten times” if she could.  

In the end, with all of the holiday cheer in the air, Tinseltown is happy to call FDR park home for the holidays. Reed feels, ““The city of Philadelphia is great when it comes to Christmas there’s so many different events and things to attend around the city and we’re just happy to finally be a part of the Christmas spirit in South Philadelphia this year.”

Tinseltown will be in FDR Park until the beginning of January, so make sure to get your tickets before they sell out. 

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