Get ready for a sugar rush this Halloween! Skip the tricks this year, and head for the treats as Candytopia hosts a special Halloween celebration and theme days. Candytopia: Halloween Sweets & Treats brings the extra sugar and spice (and everything nice) to Philadelphia Fashion District for a deliciously immersive and outrageously interactive party. Candy lovers and visitors are invited to wear their favorite family-friendly costumes for selfies and photo opportunities inside the sweetest pop-up experience in Philadelphia. While visitors explore the dazzling and colorful environments, they will find extra sweets and treats hidden throughout the space. On top of the usual candy in each and every room, select Candytopians will be showing off their own costumes and giving away extra bonus candy to celebrate with all the adorable little princes and princesses, and playful little ghosts and ghouls. On top of the flying unicorn pigs, confetti explosions, marshmallow tsunamis and candy at every turn, Candytopia will also feature themed and fun decorations at select exhibits to add to the Halloween vibes.
Visitors will find a Candy Scarecrow to greet them, an eight foot tall Marshmallow Man popping up near the Marshmallow Pool, bubbling cauldrons and pumpkins, corn stalks featuring candy-corn corn cobs, caramel apple taffy and lollipops, black and orange confetti, and other not-so-spooky surprises. Candytopia: Halloween Sweets & Treats is included in the regular price of admission, for $28 for adults, $20 for kids 4 to 12 years old, and free for kids 3 and under. Masks are required for all visitors. Tickets include access to all exhibits and experience, a trip to the Marshmallow Pool, a visit to the secret Candytopia gift shop – and yes, all that free candy. Tickets are now on sale at https://www.candytopia.com/philadelphia
Candytopia presents Halloween: Sweets and Treats just in time for Halloween season on October 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30 and 31, 2021. Guests and candy-lovers will find not-so-spooky surprises throughout the giant 20,000 square foot space at 901 Market Street, in the heart of Philadelphia Fashion District. The idea for the holiday enhancements was to add fun, playful and Halloween inspired decor and vibes to the space that would complement the dozen colorful environments and the 50+ pieces of original art made from candy.
Skip the tricks and head for the treats as visitors will find candy in every single room at Candytopia. For Halloween, look for old school classics and fall flavors from your childhood, including caramel apple taffy and caramel apple lollipops. Candytopians sporting cauldrons will have special Halloween chocolates brought in just for this special experience. Other candy throughout Candytopia will include a mix of sours, gummies, chocolate treats, nostalgic favorites, and more.
For vibes and decor, there will be a candy scarecrow to greet visitors, a smoking cauldron in the clock shop, an eight-foot tall giant inflatable marshmallow man next to the Marshmallow Pool, corn stalks made with candy-corn corn cobs, and spider webs, light changes, hay bales, candy pumpkins, real pumpkins and other seasonal decor scattered throughout the space. In the rainbow room, get ready for a whirlwind of Halloween colors as the pig butt cannons will envelope you in thousands of pieces of orange and black confetti. (And yes, swapping out the rainbow confetti for Halloween was no small undertaking – and special thanks goes out to the entire Candytopia Philadelphia team!)
Now through Halloween Sunday, October 31, 2021, visitors will find a special Halloween background at the free Sugar Rush photo stations. Sugar Rush takes photos in select spots of Candytopia, and sends them to your email within seconds.
Visitors are invited to wear safe and family-friendly costumes. Select Candytopians will also be wearing their own favorite costumes to join the Halloween fun!
For a touch of Philly, visitors during Candytopia Halloween: Sweets and Treats will have full access to the candy-covered replicas for the Liberty Bell, tribute to Rocky, a candy portrait of Will Smith as the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, a sugary ode to Campbell’s Soup in Camden, and much more.
EXPERIENCES AND CANDY ART
All current experiences and exhibits are currently open during Halloween: Sweets and Treats.
Candytopia’s in-house candy art team has spent thousands of hours using hundreds of thousands of pieces of candy to make the unique creations inside Candytopia. Inside the Philly location, look for more than 50+ pieces of original art and recreations of famous artwork and pop culture icons. Highlights of select exhibits, experiences and rooms include:
* Love Statue – The perfect combination of candy and love is our recreation of the Philly Love Statue made of blue raspberry cola bottles, red gum balls, and red gummy bears. (37.5K pieces of candy used, 260 hours of construction, and 47KG of sugar)
* Liberty Bell – One of the most iconic historical symbols of democracy, Candytopia’s liberty bell is made of sour belts, pineapple gummy bears, licorice laces and cola bottles. (24K pieces of candy, 85 hours of construction, and 32KG of sugar)
* Candytopia Dragon – The dragon greets guests as they enter through the doors of the confectionery creation – made up of 16 different candies including Swedish Fish, peachie hearts, and four kinds of rock candy. Each of the wings weigh 75lbs each. (125K pieces of Candy, 542hours of construction and 50KG of Sugar)
* Edward Munch’s The Scream – Featuring over 30 different types of candy to recreate this Expressionist masterpiece. (2.6K pieces of candy, 74 hours of construction and 1KG of sugar)
* Sphinx – Sphinx is the centerpiece of the Candytopia Gallery and is homage to the first candy makers, The Egyptians. It is a fitting piece as Philadelphia is home to prized Sphinx at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Penn Museum. This majestic creation is made from gummy bears, gummy building blocks, jellybeans, Chiclets and sour belts. (78K pieces of candy, 317 hours of construction and 8.932KG of sugar)
* Humprey – Saying goodbye as guests leave is the lovable elephant, Humprey. His pink and white motifs are made up of candy hearts, strawberry puffs, gum balls, and jellybeans. (22.6K pieces of Candy, 432 hours of construction and 714 Grams of sugar)
* Candytopia Gallery – At first glance this themed room looks like any other art museum installation until you realize the iconic paintings such as Edward Munch’s The Scream, sculptures like Rodin’s The Thinker and portraits of iconic figures like Marilyn Monroe, are recreated entirely of candy.
* Marshmallow Pool – This immersive experience contains over a quarter million foam marshmallows. End to End, they would stretch 8 miles, 1.5 times the height of Mt Everest.
* Rainbow Room – Get ready for a whirlwind of Pigacorns, confetti and laughter. The pig butt cannons will envelope you in a confetti rainbow while the turntable Sugar Rush photo station will send memorable pictures right to your email.