Fun Facts About The Holiday Tree Lighting at the Blue Cross RiverRink

Winterfest at the Blue Cross RiverRink along the Delaware River in Penn's Landing is a Philadelphia fan-favorite, and the holiday tree lighting is a tradition of its own. 

Friday night members of the NBC10 morning team joined PECO to light up the bluetooth-controlled 40-foot Christmas tree with over 40,000 LED light bulbs. The tree takes less than 20 amps of total power consumption.

On top of the tree sits a star that is 3 feet in diameter.

In it's fifth season at Winterfest, the Philadelphia's largest out door ice rink is 200 feet long and takes approximately 18 thousand gallons of water to fill it up with ice. The rink is available for skating seven days a week. 

For more information on the Delaware River Waterfront, Winterfest, and/or the Holiday Tree Lighting click here.

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