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Rittenhouse Tree Lighting – Holiday Cheer – ✓, Santa- ✓, Happy Kids – ✓; Bearded Ladies – Say What?

Last night was the lighting of the Rittenhouse Square Tree as well as the lights of Rittenhouse Square in the trees

There were lots of holiday cheer with happy kids
of all ages (Temple University Athletics and Holden Hummel [l])

Temple University Athletics and Holden Jummel at the annual lighting of the Rittenhouse Square tree on Nov. 28, 2012

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Temple University Athletics and Holden Jummel at the annual lighting of the Rittenhouse Square tree on Nov. 28, 2012

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including a few familiar faces like Katie Cuvato and her son
lots of pretty faces

fashionable folks –
Michael Lexington and Elisabeth Pacana
Jen Creed sang a Christmas classic

and friends Katie English, PR peep, Sal D’Angelo, D’Angelo’s restaurant and Christie Honigman, The Honigman Group (PR/Media/Promtion)

Ilana Waber, Gloss PR (Rittenhouse Row is their client & the tree lighting ceremony), Alexander Hankin, and Randyl Case, with the Center City District

CBS3’s Kathy Orr was the MC (I’m pretty sure that when the Mayor’s podium is there, he shows up. He didn’t? i wonder what happened?)
Santa was there
and so were the Bearded Ladies with Southern Belle Dixie and Walt Whitman (Say what? As one of my friends said there was going to be a lot of awkward conversations at the dinner table that evening.)
Chestnuts were roasting on an open fire courtesy of Le Castange restaurant. Also spotted Corie Moskow, Gloss PR and Sen Larry Farnese.
Betsy Hummel President of the Friends of Rittenhouse Square introduces the savior of Christmas Rittenhouse Square, John Dougherty, head of Local 98 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. It seems the regular sponsor of the tree decided over the summer not to sponsor it this year. Johnny Doc stepped up, got a tree for the park, plus his workers strung the lights in the Square. They do shine brillantly this year. Many more lighted balls fill the square, which I love. Can we keep them on til say Easter?
 
Why were the Bearded ladies there well PIFA is back March 28 to April 27, 2013
The Bearded Ladies will perform a gender-bending cabaret piece, Wide Awake: Civil War Cabaret, exploring the musical legacy of northern and southern cultures during the Civil War in 1863. NBC10 Philadelphia’s Sheena Parveen interviews them last night.

Katie English‘s client  Peter Nero and the Philly Pops will perform Bond and Beyond, based on the London Premiere of the first James Bond film, Dr. No (October 18, 1962), and subsequent 007 movies.

Head on over to the Shops at Liberty Place 1625 Chestnut for holiday bargains.

Check out Christie Honigman‘s client songstress Jen Creed at Serafina every first Friday at the Cabaret Cafe at Serafina’s. 12/5 – Holiday Showcase; 1/4/13 – Frank Sinatra

Check back tomorrow for the light show put on by  Brian Toner of EventionsProductions.com and Dave Williams from Cinema Cake