Philadelphia, PA - Tinsel, Philly's Original Pop-up Christmas Bar, is back and ready to spread holiday cheer with an even more festive and unique experience than before. This year, Tinsel has prepared a celebration called "Christmas Comedy," paying homage to the past six decades of holiday classics through custom artwork, sculptures, installations, and photo opportunities. As guests enter Tinsel, they are transported into a magical world of nostalgia, filled with iconic moments and beloved characters.
Tinsel's Christmas Comedy
One of the main attractions that visitors can explore is The Candycane Forest, which boasts seven levels of whimsical wonder. From there, guests can venture through the swirling Gumdrop Sea, relax in the Griswold living room, help Yukon Cornelius defeat the Bumble, or even join the Wet Bandits in a life of crime. Each area is meticulously designed to capture the essence of the films and bring them to life in a festive and immersive way.
Tinsel doesn't spare any expense when it comes to decorations. The bar is adorned with many lights, garlands, and kitsch that would make any Great Aunt Sally blush. This year, Tinsel invites visitors to bask under the neon glow of beloved Christmas heroes and antiheroes, creating a vibrant and visually stunning atmosphere.
Behind the scenes, Tinsel's owner, Teddy Sourias, reminisces about how the bar started as a Christmas-themed jewelry store that was transformed in just six days. The co-designer, Alex Bokulich, expresses their passion for the creative process, from the initial planning stages to the final execution. They delight in finding old artifacts and collaborating with talented artists to bring their vision to life. The positive feedback and support from the community only add to the joy of creating this magical holiday experience.
Highlights of the Tinsel experience include beautifully crafted stained glass panels featuring famous actors and characters, an impressive eight-foot-tall Bumble, life-sized Rudolph and other recognizable characters, the fantastical candy cane forest, and an animatronic Clark Griswold scene that will leave visitors in awe. There is something for everyone at Tinsel, making it the perfect place to create unforgettable memories this holiday season.
Don't miss out on the opportunity to step into the world of Tinsel's Christmas Comedy. Visit this one-of-a-kind holiday extravaganza and immerse yourself in the joy and wonder of the holiday season.