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Celebrating the Holidays at The Shops at Liberty Place

Celebrating the Holidays at The Shops at Liberty Place

Celebrating
“City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style”  The shop windows are decorated, snowflakes are hung from the lamp posts, sidewalks are dressed in holiday style as shoppers delight in sparkling Christmas Trees. One of my favorites is located at
the Shops at Liberty Place.
Celebrating
Last week they held an invite holiday cocktail party to celebrate the holidays. House of Claus: A holiday soirée brought together business leaders, guests in hospitality and influencers in Philadelphia.


Maeve Joyce and Jennifer Gross Kruger of Ocean Prime

The holiday party offered guests festive-inspired food from top area restaurants including Ocean Prime, Square 1682, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse and others, beverages from Grace Winery and Bluebird Distilling, live music from Exit 22 jazz quartet (Ampersand & Productions),

live modeling showcasing the season’s hottest looks, and additional seasonal merriment to celebrate the 2017 holiday season — all bathed in sparkling special-effect lighting.
JoAnn Bogart, Holiday Inn Midtown and Brende Mente, Where Philadelphia
Maggie Petrucci, The Union League of Philadelphia, Maggie Munthali, VIP concierge The Union League, Fran Nachman, concierge at the Sonesta Hotel and Mimoza Xhori, concierge at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company

Molly Albertson, Center City District and Anthony A (LR2)
Maribeth Roman Schmidt, President Of The Board Of Directors at Variety – The Children’s Charity and Angus Murray, Chief Executive Officer at Variety

Co-sponsored by the Center City District, proceeds from the event went to Variety — the Children’s Charity.

Variety also has a gift wrapping station, for a low fee they’ll wrap your gifts. The proceeds go to the Variety,
The Children’s Charity of the Delaware Valley has continued its mission to enrich the lives of children and young adults with disabilities through social, educational, and vocational programs that nurture independence and self-confidence, and prepare them for life.Chris “DJ Swift” Anderson and Bill Zimmerman, both of Philly Bites Magazine

Jordan Parenti, and Laura Burkhardt both of Visit Philly, Joe, concierge Sheraton Hotel and James Zeleniak, Punch Media Pr

Cory Gunselman, Cushman & Wakefield, April McPhatter, Cushman & Wakefield, Leanna L and Lana Maximova
Mindy Myers, Daniel Davis, Jack Cotter all of En Route PR, Zach Santo and Brende Mendte, Where Magazine

For several days, The Shops at Liberty Place will present the Annual Holiday Choir & Orchestra Performances in the Rotunda. Stop in the Rotunda during your lunch hour to listen to amazing performances!

Performance Schedule:

December 18th at 12:00 PM – All Catholic Jazz Band (Archdiocese)

December 18th at 1:00 PM – St. Aloysius Academy

December 20th at 12:00 PM – Harriton High School Jazz Ensemble

James Zelniak, Jared Adkins, Bluebird Distilling and Emily Mormino, Bluebird Distilling
Bluebird Distilling has a tasting room at Shops at Liberty Place


The Shops at Liberty Place gave out swag bags to attendees chock full of offers from shops within the retail space that include holiday newcomers like Bella Turka (jewelry store), Never Too Spoiled (boho chic fashion and accessories), Old City’s Fezziwig’s Sweet Shoppe and Philly Socks.

Jacobs Music

Wednesday, December 13th & Thursday, December 14th
Jacobs Music will provide a self-playing piano in the Rotunda for two days of live entertainment with
beautiful sounds of Christmas music

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10 Adorable Photos from Suburban Square Welcomes Santa

10 Adorable Photos from Suburban Square Welcomes Santa

Surburban

Saturday Suburban Square welcomed Santa and Mrs. Claus. Over 500 families came out to celebrate Santa’s arrival, followed by a day of children’s crafts, a magic show and giveaways to families in the Main Courtyard. Guests had their pictures taken with Santa and received a complimentary printed photograph keepsake. Here are a few adorable photos from the the day.

so adorable


Located in the heart of the Main Line, Suburban Square is a unique and upscale lifestyle center with an eclectic mix of the most sought-after retailers.


Christmas card ready

Mommy and Me

Santa’s elf was on hand to add children to the naughty or nice list


Join us to celebrate with of the MainLine! Start at to light the menorah and head to the Ardmore Music Hall for a fun party. 12/12 at 5:15PM


 


Mrs. Claus said this young child will remember this day forever especially on her wedding day


There was an arts & crafts room for the kids


of Suburban Square are welcomed on Tuesdays during December. Post your photos.

This magician mesmerizes the kids

Albrecht Events organized the day with carolers, magicians and holiday magic. The magician was amazing, I asked for his card but he told me people have to go through Albrecht. I highly recommend him, I couldn’t figure it out. He did explain some of the tricks to the kids so they could do them for their friends which was nice.

Events happening in the New Year:

Saturday, January 20th, 2018 – Winterfest (We’re working on this timing but most likely I think it will be Afternoon/Evening)

  Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 – Winter Beach (11am – 2pm)

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The Ultimate Philly Christmas/Holiday Tree Lighting List + #PhillyHolidays

The Ultimate Philly Christmas/Holiday Tree Lighting List & #PhillyHolidays

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and much earlier than ever. Over the past couple years the trees of the City seemed to be lit in the first week of December, but it seems this year the powers to be sensed we needed Christmas right this very minute.

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Comcast Light Show
Credit: Photo courtesy Comcast

TONIGHT: Chestnut Hill Circle of Trees – Woodmere Art Museum at 9201 Germantown Avenue
Saturday, November 19, 2016, 5:30–7:00 p.m. FREE

Family and friends come together to celebrate the annual tree lighting and the beginning of Chestnut Hill’s holiday season. Enjoy live music, hot chocolate, cookies, and a special surprise guest. Families are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to a charity for underprivileged children. Sponsored by the Chestnut Hill Business and Community Association.tree

Don’t forget to check out the Holiday Storetree

and say hi to Stephen Kerzner for me.

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Another Christmas Tree Making Spirits Bright before Thanksgiving is the Philadelphia Museum of Art Tree which is being lt on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. Standing at almost fifty feet tall, the Museum’s holiday tree will sparkle down the Parkway with solar-powered lights. Kick off the season with us at this public event.

4:00 – 6:00 p.m. 
Light refreshments, live performances, and ugly sweaters on the East Terrace.

5:45 p.m.
Official countdown and tree lighting

’til 8:45 p.m.
The Museum will remain open with Pay What You Wish admission. Head inside and visit the galleries.

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Then next Saturday, after the jolly one arrives on Thanksgiving, The City lights their tree. I know firsthand Mayor Jim Kenney is excited. Last year he told me he’d be moving the tree out from the City Hall Courtyard and out to Dilworth Park, cause the Tree is the People’s Tree and everyone should be able to see it. On Thursday, Mayor Kenney placed the first ornament on the tree.

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 Saturday, November 26, the Saturday after Thanksgiving…from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at City Hall’s Dilworth Plaza.

  • 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. is the Entertainment
  • 6:30 p.m. is the long-awaited tree lighting hosted by Mayor Jim Kenney
  • 6:40 – 7:00 pm – more holiday entertainment

 

Ø  Saturday, November 26 Manayunk Tree Lighting

Ø  Tuesday, November 29Rittenhouse Row Tree Lighting

Ø  Thursday, December 1 from 5-7pm – East Passyunk Tree Lighting – Deck the Ave with the annual Tree Lighting Party at the Singing Fountain on  + holiday fun all month long!

Deck the Ave! The ‘Deck the Ave’ holiday campaign will kick off on Saturday, November 26 with Small Business Saturday on the Avenue, offering special events, sales and more. This holiday season, we’ll also be featuring weekly photos with Santa, ‘PassyunkShops’ shopping specials, and Arctic Ave, a day-long festival with live ice carvings.

 

A list of fun #PhillyHolidays Events.

Ø  Friday, November 25 –  SEPTA Santa Express at Dilworth Park

                                    –   Macy’s Christmas Light Show& Dickens Village Begins

11/18/16 Friday evening they unveiled their windows, and they were spectacular. I love that we have a Macy’s

Ø  Sunday, November 27Christmas Village Grand Opening at City Hall

Ø  Friday, December 2 – WinterFest Tree Lighting at Penn’s Landing

 

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Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park 

November 11, 2016 – February 27, 2017 

The holiday season kicks off early with the opening of Rothman Institute Ice Rink & Cabin. Skaters and non-skaters alike can relax in the cozy cabin over seasonal snacks, frosty beers and warm beverages, Themed events and holiday activities take place throughout the season. For more information, visit Center City District’s website. 

 America’s Garden Capital Maze 

November 11, 2016 – February 27, 2017 

This new attraction brings a festive winter garden to Dilworth Park. It features willow-branch archways, a variety of seasonal perennials, trees and shrubs and several topiary sculptures that showcase all 32 of the public gardens, arboreta and historic landscapes that are located in the Philadelphia region. For more information, visit Center City District’s website. 

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This year they have a carousel – $3 a ride  (Aversa PR shot)

 

Christmas Village 

November 19-20; November 24 – December 24, 2016 

Philadelphia’s German-style Christmas Village returns again this year, but with a new location—City Hall! This holiday favorite lets shoppers find the perfect gifts from Germany and around the world, including glass ornaments, handcrafted jewelry, music boxes, nutcrackers and more. Shoppers can also enjoy hot mulled wine, gingerbread and bratwursts during their visit. For more information, visit the Christmas Village website. 

 Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market 

November 19 – December, 24, 2016 

Holiday shoppers can stock up on handcrafted goods made by local artists, crafters and designers at the holiday market in Dilworth Park. Also available: lots of yummy Philly foods that will satisfy shoppers’ cravings and/or make great gifts. For more information, visit Center City District’s website.   Vibrant neighborhoods within Philadelphia offer holiday sing-alongs, parades and tree-lighting festivities. Join Chestnut Hill on November 19; Manayunk on November 26; Rittenhouse Square on November 29 and South Street on December 4. 

 Franklin Square Holiday Festival & Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show  

November 10 – December 31, 2016 (except Thanksgiving & Christmas) 

The free show, presented by PECO, incorporates a giant lighted kite and 50,000 lights choreographed to holiday music. The show runs every 30 minutes from 4 to 8 p.m. on weeknights and 4 to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Other festivities include visits from Santa, rides on the holiday train and carousel, min-golf and the brand new Ben’s Bites & Brews. There’s also a family-friendly 6 p.m. Kids’ New Year’s Eve Countdown and Dance Party with fireworks. For more information, visit Historic Philadelphia’s website. 

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Philly’s Cutest Christmas Trees Found on Social Media – Where Can You Buy A Tree for the Holidays

I noticed quite a few Christmas Trees popping up on already my Social Media this weekend. Every Tuesday, get it Tree Tuesday, I will post my favorite shots.

 Former CBS3’s Syma Chowdhry

Joan Rivera and Matt Clifford tree
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Where can you buy a Christmas Tree:
Take the whole family on a hayride to the Christmas tree fields to select your tree this year. We provide you with a saw to cut down the tree, haul the tree back, wrap it up for you, and even tie it
to your car!
Select any cut your own tree for just $59.99 plus tax! Everything is included for one price.
Linvilla Orchards has over 40,000 Christmas trees planted on the farm. The majority of our cut
your own Christmas Trees are 6′ – 10′ Douglas Fir, but we also have some Canaan Fir.

Don’t want to cut your own tree? We have the region’s best selection of pre-cut trees! They’re
available in all shapes, sizes and varieties at our Christmas Shop and Garden Center. If you don’t
find the perfect tree in the field, you’ll be sure to find it at our Garden Center where we also have
greens, roping, wreaths, and all of the trimmings.

DATE AND TIME:
December 1 – 23, 2015

Monday – Friday: 10 am – 5 pm (last wagon departs promptly at 4:30pm)

Saturday – Sunday: 9 am – 5 pm (last wagon departs promptly at 4:30pm)

LOCATION:
Linvilla Orchards
137 Knowlton Rd
Media PA 19063

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Christmas Village at Love Park
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Another beautiful day to cut or tag a Christmas Tree! Stop by and
check out all of the gorgeous trees we have to offer. We are open 10-4
and all trees are $50!

Visalli Christmas Tree Farm
759 Elk Rd
Monroeville, New Jersey