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‘The Comcast Holiday Spectacular,' a Must-See Philadelphia Tradition, Kicks Off Thanksgiving Day with New Scenes

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>Performers from The Walnut Street Theatre, Animated Penguins and World-Class Ice Skaters All Premier This Year</b></i> </p>

Thursday, November 21, 2013

‘The Comcast Holiday Spectacular,' a Must-See Philadelphia Tradition, Kicks Off Thanksgiving Day with New Scenes

09:00 EST Thursday, November 21, 2013

Comcast Corporation:

A scene from The Comcast Holiday Spectacular featuring Pennsylvania Ballet. (Photo: Business Wire)

A scene from The Comcast Holiday Spectacular featuring Pennsylvania Ballet. (Photo: Business Wire)

   

WHAT:

The Comcast Holiday Spectacular debuts Thanksgiving Day at 10:00 a.m. Now in its sixth year, it will delight all ages throughout the holiday season. New scenes this year include performers from Philadelphia's renowned Walnut Street Theatre, animated penguins and world-class ice skaters, while favorite scenes from The Nutcracker, beautifully performed by Pennsylvania Ballet will captivate viewers.

 

The Comcast Holiday Spectacular has quickly become a must see Philadelphia holiday tradition. Since its debut in 2008, close to a million people have been entertained by the 15-minute show. Full of stunning original holiday imagery and music and created by using cutting-edge technology, it appears on the 83' x 25' Comcast Experience video wall in the Comcast Center lobby, which is one of world's largest highest resolution LED displays.

 
Children of all ages will receive a free waterless temporary tattoo, that when displayed, will be valid for a one-time “tasty treat” from the Market & Shops on the concourse level of Comcast Center during the show's run through New Year's Day 2014.
 

Additionally, every Saturday in December, Sprout, the 24-hour preschool network, will offer free live performances by Chica, the world's most famous chicken, and her friends from “The Sunny Side Up Show” in The Market & Shops at Comcast Center. Show times are at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm. Visitors are welcome to watch The Comcast Holiday Spectacular at the top of the hour and then head down to The Market & Shops to see Chica's live performance at the half hour.

 

Visitors are also encouraged to use #HolidaySpectacular with #ComcastCenter to share their holiday greetings and photos during their Comcast Holiday Spectacular experience.

 

WHY:

The holidays are all about tradition, and The Comcast Holiday Spectacular provides people of all ages with a free, one-of-a kind viewing experience to celebrate the holiday season and create yuletide memories. The Comcast Experience video wall has become a major attraction for Philadelphians and tourists from across the nation since it was unveiled in 2008. In the spirit of the season, The Comcast Holiday Spectacular 2013 welcomes the community to share in celebrating the holidays in this free, unique and family-friendly tradition.

 

WHEN:

Thanksgiving Day (November 28, 2013) through 4:00 p.m. New Year's Day 2014
Shown daily 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
15-minute show at the top of each hour
(The show is not presented on weekdays at 5:00 pm)
 

WHERE:

Comcast Center

1701 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
 

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Comcast
John Demming, 215-286-8011
john_demming@comcast.com
or
Lisa Ferri, 215-286-7676
lisa_ferri@comcast.com
or
Ceisler Media
Dennille Schuler, 215-735-6760
dennille@ceislermedia.com

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