The traditional Christmas show won’t even take place outdoors this year.
The popular Comcast Holiday Spectacular won’t be taking place this year after all. The dazzling show, which has been a staple of Christmas in Philadelphia for quite some time now, has had to be canceled due to the new COVID-19 restrictions the city issued this past Monday, November 16.
Organizers were originally planning to move the high tech show from its usual spot at the Comcast Center lobby outdoors so that the crowds could still enjoy the Christmas spectacular. The show would have been seen instead on an HD giant screen plus sound system outside the building, a representative told the Philadelphia Inquirer.
However, new restrictions limiting the capacity for outdoor gatherings to 10% of the maximum capacity of space have made it impossible for the Comcast Holiday Spectacular to take place at all.
While fulfilling this Christmas tradition might not be possible this year, there’s still plenty to do around Philly for the holiday season like heading over to Dilworth Park for some winter fun or even going on a round trip to Santa’s North Pole!
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