Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Christkindlmarkt is celebrating its 20th year as a popular holiday crafts venue in Bethlehem in the Lehigh Valley.
Christkindlmarkt, the popular festival that takes place in Pennsylvania's own Bethlehem each holiday season, is celebrating its 20th year. Here's what you need to know to enjoy the festivities: 1. Vendors: This year’s festival features 125 vendors each week – the most in the event’s history – and more than 200 in all during its six-week run. 2. Location: Christkindlmarkt is located at PNC Plaza at SteelStacks, 645 E. First St., Bethlehem. For tickets and information, visit www.artsquest.org. 3. Schedule: Christkindlmarkt is open Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 15-Dec. 23 (closed Thanksgiving) Hours are Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 4. Admission: Tickets are $8 for a daily pass and $18 …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Thanks to a very special U.S. Postal Service program, "Santa" will reply to children who mail him their Christmas wish lists this holiday season.
Every year, millions of children sit down to make a wish list for Santa, hoping he will make all of their Christmas dreams come true. But what if Santa actually wrote back? The United States Postal Service is now accepting "Letters From Santa," a program that allows any person to play Santa by sending a letter signed by Saint Nick to any child. According to a postal service news release, "The 'Letters From Santa' program helps parents fulfill the dreams of their own children." Instructions to send a letter from Santa: TELL US: Do your children or children in your family plan on writing a letter to Santa this year?
Friday, November 30, 2012
Check out these events from Northwest Philadelphia to the Main Line and beyond this weekend.
Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our top regional events: 1. Festival of Lights 2. The Wayne Hotel's Old Fashioned Christmas and Parade 3. Old Fashioned Christmas in West Chester 4. Holidays in Manayunk: Santa on Ice and Tree Lighting 5. 6th Annual Holiday Cruise For Kids
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Patch asks when Christmas jingles jive with you.
It feels like we've barely put away Halloween costumes and decorations and already the music is starting. I was picking up some non-Christmas things at Toys R Us the other day and what should I hear over the speaker system, but holiday music, mixed with other tunes. Local radio stations are pulling out the holiday favorites. But is it too early for B101 and BEN-FM to "Rock Around the Christmas Tree," if Tom the Turkey hasn't been properly stuffed? Is it too early for Christmas carols? What's your favorite Christmas carol? Do you prefer the holiday classics or more modern Christmas tunes? Let us know you think by voting in our poll and sharing your comments.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
It's that time of year again. Find out when Santa comes to a mall near you.
November has only just begun, but Santa is on his way to a mall near you. If you have kids that are anxious to greet him, check out his arrival dates below. King of Prussia Mall 160 N. Gulph Road King of Prussia, PA 19406 Santa arrives at the court in front of Nordstorm on the lower level. Suburban Square Anderson and Coulter Ave. Ardmore, PA 19003 Santa will lead a parade from Trader Joe's to the courtyard. Photos with Santa can be taken on the 4th floor of Macy's beginning at 12:30 p.m. Exton Square Mall 260 Exton Square Parkway Exton, PA 19341 The festivities kick off with an indoor parade, musical entertainment, and complimentary cookies and cocoa. Granite Run Mall 1067 West Baltimore Pike Media, PA 19063 Visits with Santa begin …
Friday, December 24, 2010
DeSean Jackson and Michael Vick were on local sports fans' minds this holiday season.
Springfield—'Tis the season to be shopping, and we checked in with Tailgate City, a sporting goods store in the Springfield Mall, to see what the hot sellers were in December. Owner Kevin Rieck was kind enough to give us the run-down (Yes, that was a baseball joke). "Anything Eagles-related is popular right now," said Rieck in a pre-Christmas interview. Although the Eagles sell more team-related items than individual-focused items, Michael Vick paraphenalia is in demand. But sports merchandise takes time to order, design, process and ship to the U.S. from out-of-country vendors like China, so stores like Tailgate City don't have much in stock for Vick at the moment. "Nobody saw this [success] coming, so there were no advance orders for …