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.