The Philadelphia Macy's Christmas Light Show and Dickens Village is a great way to get everyone in the holiday spirit!
The “Christmas Pageant of Lights” is accompanied by music from the Wanamaker Organ. Every year, kids and adults come to the store to watch the beautiful light scenes, and then walk through the Macy's Dickens Village; which depicts scenes from Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol."
The light show and Dickens Village will be open until the end of December.
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This week, photographer Tim Blackwell made a stop at "Human Nature" at Rosewood Bar and Lounge and "The Bounce" The Barbary.
Winter Wonderland, hosted by South Street Headhouse District, included a Tree Lighting, window competition and PHAIR Market on Sunday December 8, 2013.
The scene was a true winter wonderland thanks to the day’s heavy snowfall. About 200 guests attended the annual event to visit Santa while enjoying hot chocolate and holiday treats. Attendees were also invited to take a free horse-drawn carriage ride. 31 businesses competed in the Window Wonderland Storefront Challenge. Judges for the challenge included A.D. Amorosi, “America's Next Top Model” contestant Cory Wade Hindorff, Councilman Mark Squilla and “Project Runway” season one winner Jay McCarroll. Milk & Honey Market came out victorious and won the competition.
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Hundreds of revelers took to the streets of Northern Liberties Saturday dressed up as various holiday personalities during the 3rd annual Running of the Santas. Photographer Teresa McCullough was there to capture the holiday action.
East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID) and Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation (PARC) held the annual East Passyunk Tree Lighting Party and kicked off their Deck the Ave festivities on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2013.
Almost 1,000 people shopped and walked through open houses in the area. Music from Alphabet Academy carolers and Andrew Jackson School music students filled the air, as kids were entertained with a visit from Santa and cupcakes from the Ms. Goody Cupcake truck. Many local restaurants and shops offered free and discounted cocktails and food. Pennsylvania Senator Larry Farnese, Philadelphia Councilman Mark Squilla, EPABID Executive Director Renee Gilinger were just a few big names who spoke at the event.
The Gershman Y hosted their 11th annual LatkePalooza, at Vie Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.
Nearly 500 people came out to enjoy a buffet of latkes produced by an all-star cast of Philly chefs, including Michael McNally of London Grill, Marshall Green of Jerry’s Bar, Derek Davis of Derek’s and many more. The Jewish Exponent’s Greg Salisbury, cookbook author Hope Cohen, KYW-TV’s Jessica Dean, and KYW News Radio’s Hadas Kuznits judged the latkes for their flavor, creativity and crispiness. Alex Boonphaya of Circles Thai Restaurant made the winning latkes.
This was the first time The Gershman Y held the event outside of its home turf located at the corner of Broad and Pine Streets. Executive Director Linda Steinberg said she was very happy with the new venue, and the high turnout of the event.
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Photographer Tim Blackwell made a stop at BODYROCK at Kung Fu Necktie.
Alma de Cuba launched their new Pop Star Brunch on Saturday with DJ DeeJay entertaining the crowd.
The brunch selections included Alma’s exceptional classics like burgers and salads, as well as brunch necessities like French toast, mini banana pancakes, and a Cuban sandwich – which seemed to be the most popular item on the menu.
I had hoped people would get up and dance, but they seemed to be content with just dining and enjoying their mimosa's at their table. Oh well, there's always next week.