First celebrated as early as the 1800’s, the Philadelphia Mummer’s Parade is truly a Philadelphia tradition. Join thousands of others—locals and out-of-towners—in watching troupe after troupe of dedicated mummers waltz, dance, sing, and slide by. If you were curious, a mummer is by definition a costumed reveler and entertainer who welcomes in the New Year.
A Philadelphia area institution since the 18th century, Longwood Gardens showcases its brilliant celebratory holiday traditions this 2013 with the return of A Longwood Christmas. Lasting until the 12th of January, this year’s grounds are fully bedecked inside and out. Inside the conservatory, exotic fruit-filed trees—some nearly 20 feet tall—tower over the sunken marble floors.
Nearly everyone does a bit of traveling for the holiday season. Be it 30 miles or 3,000 miles, the skies and roads are typically crowded in the days building up to Christmas and New Year’s Eve. The holiday travel rush doesn’t need to be stressful or full of hassles, though, as previous years may have
The Rittenhouse’s Mary Cassatt Tea Room provides guests with a serene respite amidst the constant bustle of Center City. Recently renovated, this gorgeous space continues the tradition of the afternoon tea, a celebrated practice nearly lost in the fast-paced fray of the 21st century. An award-winning culinary team, headed by Executive Chef Jon Cichon, has
A crowd of over 500 joined the merry crowds in Rittenhouse Square for the annual Philadelphia holiday tree lighting ceremony on December 3rd. Dressed in over 5,000 lights, the 30-foot tree and Rittenhouse Square is now positively glowing with festiveness. Santa stopped by to help launch the dazzling tableau of light and color. The Rittenhouse