Holiday Magic Illuminates The White House

At the White House, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. That’s because first lady Melania Trump has designed a colorfully patriotic theme — dubbed “American treasures” — for
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Gingerbread White House Tells Sweet Stories

In keeping with this year’s White House holiday theme, "Gather Around: Stories of the Season," the traditional gingerbread White House — a detailed, hand-crafted confectionary replica — pays tribute to stories of American and White House traditions. Resting on a full-size reproduction fireplace covered with 1,200 cookies, (more...)

Victorian Christmas Celebration at Pennypacker Mills

Take a step back in time for a Victorian Christmas celebration at historic Pennypacker Milles, the 18th-century mansion used by General George Washington as temporary headquarters during the Revolutionary War. Pennypacker Mills’ Victorian Christmas Open House features the melodic sounds of a bell choir, the hearty laugh (more...)

Seaport Parade of Lights

Independence Seaport Museum is hosting the 3rd annual Seaport Parade of Lights, a lighted boat parade on the Delaware River, on Saturday, December 15, 2012. The parade will feature both working vessels along with pleasure boats, all decorated with festive holiday lights and decorations. The festivities begin at 3:00 (more...)

Residential Christmas Tree Recycling Program

The Philadelphia Streets Department said, that the Residential Christmas Tree Recycling Program will run for two weeks in 2012: Monday, January 3 through Saturday, January 14. Citizens who wish to drop off their tree for recycling may take it to the Streets Department Sanitation Convenience Centers located at 3033 South 63rd Street, Domino (more...)

Rethinking Holiday Decor

Silver bells. Mistletoe. A miniature sleigh with eight tiny reindeer. Familiar cliches surround us at the holidays, and many have found their way into our seasonal decorating. When December arrives, even the most elegant homes can easily get infiltrated by tacky tree ornaments and plastic snowmen. Everybody has a lot of Christmas (more...)

The Holidays at Franklin Square

Philadelphia’s history meets tradition when Santa Claus and Ben Franklin help to ring in the holidays during the annual Franklin Square Holiday Celebration. Franklin Square will now be open from 5-8 p.m. on weekends through New Year’s Eve. Enjoy hot chocolate and other treats as you officially ring in (more...)

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