The winter wonderland event is coming back bigger and better than ever with NEW experiences: a skating rink with real ice, a two-lane ice slide, new event layout, expanded vendor village for all your holiday shopping, and new seasonal treats & beverages for both adults and kids
Outdoor holiday light experience to feature over 1.2 million lightbulbs powering hundreds of glowing sculptures and festive displays, located just a short sleigh ride away from the King of Prussia Mall
Tickets on sale tomorrow, Friday, October 7 at 10 a.m. through TinseltownHoliday.com; Tickets start at $19.99 for adults and $14.99 for children under 13 – kids four and under enter for free
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PHILADELPHIA (October 6, 2022) – After dazzling hundreds of thousands of visitors last year, Tinseltown is returning to The Fairgrounds at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks starting November 25. “Tinseltown Holiday Spectacular presented by Dietz & Watson” will once again 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, meet Santa Claus, and much more. Tinseltown will run from Black Friday (November 25) through December 31.
Tickets for Tinseltown go on sale TOMORROW, October 7 at 10 a.m. through TinseltownHoliday.com. Tickets start at $19.99 for adults and $14.99 for children under 13 – admission is free for children four and under. 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.
“Last year, Tinseltown brought holiday joy to families all across the region, so we are so excited to bring this holiday spectacular back,” said Michael Sulkes, Vice President, Events and Entertainment. “This year’s Tinseltown will have all the magic of last year, but with new experiences that are sure to impress both new and returning visitors. Guests visiting Tinseltown can expect amazing light displays, delicious holiday treats, and so much more.”
Just a short sleigh ride away from the King of Prussia Mall, Tinseltown will showcase breathtaking light sculptures and displays powered by more than 1.2 million light bulbs. As guests stroll the new layout of this illuminated wonderland, they 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.
In addition to all the holiday cheer of last year’s Tinseltown, this year, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy two brand-new winter experiences -- skating on a rink with real ice and a two-lane ice slide!
This wintry landscape will also offer a selection of concession options where patrons can satisfy their seasonal cravings with culinary treats and holiday ~spirits~. The full menu of offerings will be announced in the coming weeks. With more fire pits added this year, everyone is sure to enjoy a treat around a warm fire!
Guests at Tinseltown can also 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, wintertime clothing and decor. This year, the Mistletoe Marketplace will be double in size with even more local vendors! Local businesses interested in exhibiting in Mistletoe Marketplace can request more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rounding out a night at Tinseltown are several unique opportunities sure to bring joy to visitors of all ages. Highlights include:
Take a spin on Tinseltown’s brand-new ice-skating rink with real ice, 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.
Brand-New Ice Slide
Grab a mat and take a ride down Tinseltown’s brand-new 160-foot-long ice slide! This attraction
Is sure to thrill children and adults alike!
Enjoy your favorite holiday treats at Tinsel Lodge. This heated lodge offers ample seating for
guests to warm up and enjoy some of Tinseltown’s delectable eats!
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 25 –
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:
On Wednesdays, guests are welcome to bring their furry, canine friends. Owners must keep their dogs
leashed at all times.
Fa La La La La Fridays with Carolers
Every Friday, a professional choir will entertain guests with their takes on classic holiday songs!
Gritty Claus Nights
On the below days, the one-and-only Gritty Claus will be at Tinseltown spreading the holiday cheer to all guests!
- Wednesday, November 30
- Thursday, December 8
- Thursday, December 15
- Thursday, December 22
Sensory-Friendly Entry Times
Tinseltown will host special, sensory-friendly entry times geared toward guests with autism and other
sensory needs. These designated times will have limited capacity and the volume of our holiday
music will be lowered to make the atmosphere more comfortable for our guests during these
discounted entry times:
- Thursday, December 15 at 4:30 p.m.
- Monday, December 26 at 4:30 p.m.
Tinseltown opens Black Friday weekend (Friday, Nov. 25 -- Sunday, Nov. 27) and then follows the below schedule:
- November 30 – December 18: Wednesdays - Sundays, 4:30 – 10 p.m.
- December 19 – December 31: Mondays - Sundays, 4:30 – 10 p.m.
**Final entry time is 9 p.m., event space closes at 10 p.m.
** Please note that on November 30, December 1, December 7, December 8, December 14, and
December 15, Tinseltown will close at 9 p.m. with the last entry ticket time being 8 p.m.
Ample parking is available for FREE adjacent to the event space.
More information regarding Tinseltown can be found at TinseltownHoliday.com or by following along on social: @tinseltownholiday (Instagram), @tinseltown_holiday (Tik Tok) and @TinseltownHoliday (Facebook).
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