A crowd of people look up to watch the Comcast Holiday Spectacular.
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Comcast's Annual Holiday Spectacular: A 10-Year Tradition

A mischievous jazz band of snowmen. Ice-skating penguins. A Nutcracker sequence by the Pennsylvania Ballet. An audience singalong – and several (dry) snow-blowing machines.

That’s a glimpse into the 10th anniversary Holiday Spectacular show at the Comcast Center. Open to the public beginning Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22, 2018), it’s a free 15-minute show – every hour on the hour – from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.* through New Year’s Day (Jan. 1, 2019).

“It’s about fun and family, and it’s for Philadelphia,” said Comcast Chairman and CEO, Brian Roberts.

“Ten years ago, the Comcast Experience video wall and the introduction of the Holiday Spectacular show was a crowning moment for Comcast and for the city because we were celebrating the opening of the Comcast Center. Since then, so much has changed, but this tradition is a favorite for our employees and our visitors.”

A crowd watches The Comcast Holiday Spectacular.

Over the course of its 10-year history, the Comcast Experience video wall has attracted more than 2 million visitors to view one of the world’s largest 4-millimeter, 10-million-pixel LED screens. Thanksgiving Day alone draws about 16,000 visitors to the Comcast Center to see the Holiday Spectacular. To ensure the show is accessible and enjoyable to the widest possible audience, closed caption and audio description devices are available for guests.

It’s about fun and family, and it’s for Philadelphia.
Brian Roberts
Comcast Chairman and CEO

“Every year it’s exciting” said David Niles, an acclaimed artist commissioned to produce Comcast’s Holiday Spectacular. “This is among my favorite shows because of the sheer delight … smiles, singing, and laughter for all ages – it’s joy all around,” said Niles.

But for this year’s show, a fair warning to our visitors: there’s a small, slightly sour change.

The Grinch.

Beginning Thanksgiving Day, The Grinch will stake out the Comcast Center Plaza inside a life-size snow globe. True to form – he’ll frown at everyone, especially our Holiday Spectacular guests.

Photo opportunities with The Grinch are free for all attendees beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. On New Year’s Day, The Grinch will depart the Comcast Center Plaza and return to Mount Crumpit.

We welcome all visitors to celebrate this very special 10th anniversary of the Holiday Spectacular show by singing along, dancing in the show, and smiling – especially at The Grinch.

Happy Holidays from Comcast!

For additional information, hours of operation and locations across the campus, click here.

*The Holiday Spectacular show does not run at 5 p.m. on weekdays.