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Immerse Yourself In This Twinkling Winter Wonderland Of Lights Opening Soon At Wells Fargo Center

By Secret Philadelphia November 24, 2020

Winter on Broad Street, Philly’s newest holiday experience, is opening on Friday, November 27!

Time to be merry Philadelphians! A brand new magical winter experience will be opening soon just outside Wells Fargo Center. Presented by Dietz & Watson, Winter on Broad Street: A Holiday Spectacular! will feature an enchanting wonderland of more than 190 dazzling sculptures, millions of twinkling lights and tons of holiday-themed activities for what looks like the winter wonderland market of our dreams!

Your holidays will certainly turn merry and bright (despite the current restrictions) while strolling along Winter on Broad Street’s whimsical garden of lights. The larger-than-life exhibit will feature 193 glowing sculptures including a 20-foot ornament and a 25-feet reindeer, 45 dazzling trees, light tunnels and more, all spread out across its more than 160,000 square feet perfect for social distancing — Totally enchanting!

But if you thought the fun ended at the incredibly photogenic, magical trail of lights, think again. At Winter on Broad Street, you’ll also find plenty of spots to enjoy the most delightful holiday morsels and drinks including freshly-baked sugar cookies, warm waffles, creamy mac n’ cheese and Philly’s staple cheesesteak as well as plenty of hot cocktails like a Gingerbread White Russian, mulled wine and a decadent Peanut Butter Melt featuring peanut butter bourbon whiskey, chocolate liqueur and cream.

Photo: Wells Fargo Center / Winter on Broad Street

Interactive experiences include Gritty’s Seasons Greetings, where you’ll get to take a picture with the one-and-only Gritty Claus, a holiday market, curling, winterized lawn games, ornament decoration sessions, a Santa letter writing workshop and warm firepits to cozy up by!

If you’re a fan of holiday music and caroling, make sure to make a pit stop at Tinsel Towne Square, the entertainment heart of Winter on Broad Street. Here you’ll be able to enjoy tons of holiday-themed music and dance performances from local groups.

And for those with furry friends, Winter on Broad Street will be holding a “Bark in the Dark” special on Monday nights from 5 to 7 p.m. so you can wander into their winter wonderland along with your pup!

Of course, organizers have implemented series of safety measures to ensure everything runs smoothly at this socially-distant winter wonderland and guests will be required to wear masks at all times, except while seated in designated food and beverage areas.

Winter on Broad Street: A Holiday Spectacular! is opening outside the Wells Fargo Center on Friday, November 27, and will remain open through Sunday, January 3. It will be opening 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets can be booked online and admission is free for visitors 5 or younger.

See also: Get Whisked Away To The North Pole On This Magical Train Ride Just Outside Of Philly

[Featured image: Wells Fargo Center]