Saturday, December 24, 2011

One Last Christmas Tradition

Just had to share pix from one of our favorite Christmas traditions at the Bliss House - a trip into downtown Philadelphia to see the Dickens Village.


We stroll back in time through the scenes of Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol as people dressed up in period clothes pass you by.


Amy and Tiny Tim.


I just love the charm of this sweet village.


Mallory visits the past with Scrooge!



Amy at the Fezziwig's party.


Scrooge's sister's house.




Now if you're from Philadelphia, you know that the Dicken's Village used to be at Strawbridge & Clothier, but a few years back the entire village was moved down Market Street to Macy's, which is housed in the old Wanamaker building.  It is a magnificent structure with the most amazing architecture you've ever seen.  The Wanamaker building has always been home to the Christmas Light Show as well, which is seen accompanied by the Wanamaker organ, also a staple in Philadelphia.

Here is a pic of the Light Show.


Not a great pic, but you get the idea.

Here's a peak from the 3rd floor looking down at the crowd waiting for the Light Show to start.


Quite a sight!  The Light Show runs every hour on the hour during the Christmas season.    It's another must-see if you are in the area during the Holidays.

I'm off to get ready for Christmas Eve services.  May you have a Blessed Christmas.
xoxo,
Kim

12 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

Wendy said...

Merry Christmas!! Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday and new year!!

niartist said...

Absolutely lovely - wish I were closer to see it myself. :) Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

Artie
http://niagarnovice.blogspot.com
Color Outside the Lines

Country Dreaming said...

Have a super fun filled day with your lovely family!

Melinda

Debi said...

Love traditions like that. You have beauitiful girls. Looks like you all had a great time. Are those folks lying down looking up at the light show? Merry Christmas. Hope it has been great for you and yours.

Becca said...

What a great tradition, Kim, that clearly you guys look forward to and enjoy each year! Your kiddos are precious and you're beautiful, as always! Happy New Year!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

This is so great! So glad you invited me over to take a peek! I am from PA but the other end of the state. I am actually here in PA visiting my mom and sisters right now! (Pittsburgh area)

Love the Dickens story. Must be neat to see it in a life size scale!

What a beautiful family you have!
Looks like you all made great memories.
xox
Alison

Suzy said...

This looks like such a fun place to visit at Christmas. I've never been to Philadelphia, but would love to visit sometime. Hope your Christmas was wonderful!

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Kim, that looks like a fun place to visit!! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Can't believe it's already over...now I dread taking everything down! Ugg...

I hope you have a fun New Year's weekend! I have to prepare for another Christmas...Have a great day, Kristen

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Kim, that looks like a fun place to visit!! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Can't believe it's already over...now I dread taking everything down! Ugg...

I hope you have a fun New Year's weekend! I have to prepare for another Christmas...Have a great day, Kristen

dee dee said...

Kim,
Hope your New Year is full of joy!
Dee Dee

Shelia said...

Hi Kim! Oh, my, how your children have grown and you look so beautiful! Now I would have loved to have gone there with you! It looks wonderful!
I want to wish you a very Happy New Year and here's to 2012!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)