With the holidays looming large, it’s a given that most of us will be attending at least one seasonal shindig, whether work-related, a gathering of friends or a family celebration, but here at Philly Chit Chat we are going to cover as many events as possible to share the joy, fashion and cheer and report the goings on that you might be interested to read. Where Magazine! and Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) threw a shindig at Macy’s yesterday for the concierge community and their children, and friends. It was held in the Greek Hall, located near the Christmas decorations department, and just down the hall from the great Holiday Light Show. I love this photo as Laura Burkhardt plays with one of the kids who attended the event. Do you remember the first time you saw the Wanamaker Lord & Taylor now Macy’s Holiday Light Show. It was probably with your family, when you were a kid and today it still tugs at your heart. Local actor Michael Heyniger, plays an elf at Macy’s on the weekends assisting Santa, with him are Tee and Jonathan Vendrick

Getting into the Christmas spirit was Dino and Carrie Minelli. Right after this photo we ran over to the buffet and enjoy an eclectic menu of food from the Marriott Hotel’s latest restaurant “Thirteen” . How many places do you know can serve sushi, Mexican food and LOBSTER Mac & Cheese, yummy. Gotta get some more soon.
At 6PM it was over to the area where the restaurant used to be to watch the light shot; I can’t recall the name at the moment, but I had no idea the restaurant wasn’t there anymore. Last year at this time I attended the Where Magazine concierge holiday party, and it was there. So at some point it’s been removed and replaced withThe women’s bathrobe section, and a few feet back, a toy section. Here Marriott’s Gwenzotta McDaniel and Theresa Miller enjoy the show.
we also found the James Zeleniak family including wife Alicia and son Varjak Paul. (such a cool name, and after a little research I have found that it’s the name of the character in the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s, but in reverse; note to self find out if that was an influence) Who doesn’t get goosebumps the first time you see the light show each year. As the festivities began to wane I got this great shot of happy friends Michael Byrne, Laura Burkhardt and Jeff Guaracino. Tonight I urge you to catch Michael Byrne as Joan Crawford The PGLTF 6th Annual Holiday Ball 7PM at Philadelphia Ethical Society CALL 215-627-6483 TO RSVP! It’s going to be hysterical.

Earlier this week I was chatting about Holiday Ornaments, here you will find a few, but not just any ornaments, autographed one’s by some of your favorite celebrities! (Leslie Jordan, Elizabeth Taylor, Bebe Neuwirth and Mario Cantone to name a few!) Talking about a treat, Christmas came early for the kids that attended the Where Magazine and GPTMC Holiday Party as each tyke brought home a gift bag compliments of Macy’s, Where and GPTMC.

Besides the lights, who doesn’t love Horton hears a Who? I can so relate to that guy.