As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I spent Sunday adventuring in Philadelphia with Daniel, Trinity, Megan, Dave, and Charlie. It was a foggy, drizzly day, but we managed to have a bunch of fun. I’m glad the steady rain held off until we were done. It would have sucked to deal with more than the misting all day.
We met up around 2pm and headed out. We had a bunch of stops we wanted to make. First stop was Christmas Village in Love Park.
It’s like an upscale craft fair. I don’t know how else to describe it. There were a ton of vendors selling all sorts of different things. There were moments where I wished I wasn’t done with my shopping. I found some pretty awesome things that I couldn’t justify purchasing.
One vendor had some amazing gold-dipped leaf necklaces. They were pricey, but I managed to find them for a lot less on Etsy. Seriously, guys… if you still need a gift idea for me, I’d love either this one or this one. They are amazing!
Megan bought me a really adorable Tree Fairy ornament. I do not have a photo of it to share, though! Another time. I promise.
I think Kraft is somehow involved with Christmas Village, because there was a GIANT noodle sculpture. Trinity was super excited about getting her photo taken with it. Kid loves noodles.
They also had an add on the tree’s platform. It was amazing. If you know me, you know I love saying ‘om nom nom.’ I guess that explains the name of my food blog.
After that, we walked around the city for a while. We stopped by the Municipal Services Building Plaza to let the kids run a bit amongst the board game sculptures. I tried to get Daniel to pose for a photo with the giant domino. He can be a buzzkill sometimes.
From there, we headed to Macy’s to see the famous Christmas Light Show. It was pretty awesome. Definitely something you should check out if you’re in the area during the holiday season.
From there, we headed to the Comcast Center for the Comcast Holiday Spectacular. The sun had started to set at this point, and the fog was really getting thick. It made the city seem sort of eerie.
The show itself was pretty amazing. The definition on the screen is amazing! Before the show started, I didn’t believe it was a screen. It blended right in with the wall. it’s a free, 15 minutes show, and another thing I’d definitely recommend checking out.
We ended up grabbing dinner at Sang Kee Peking Duck House again. They really do have the best pan-fried dumplings I’ve ever had!
We left the city around 7:30pm, after walking around 12,000 steps, according to my Fitbit.
I’ve been having a hard time getting into the Christmas Spirit this year due to the unusually warm weather we’ve been having. I was outside today in a T-shirt, in Jersey, in December. That’s crazy! This trip to Philly definitely helped, though!
The only things we paid for were parking, dinner, and a few little things at Christmas Village. Not bad for 5 hours of entertainment That’s the great thing about adventuring; fun doesn’t always have to cost a ton of money.
Does your area have any ‘must do’ Christmas activities?