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Old 11-24-2018, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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In the Philadelphia area, a few of my favorites are listening to the pipe organ at Macy's (formerly Wanamaker) department store. There's a light show which is nice, but I love to listen to that organ. It's the largest fully functioning pipe organ in the world!

https://www.visitphilly.com/things-t...s-center-city/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wanamaker_Organ

Valley Forge National Historic Park has an annual March In of the Continental Army. There's also a candle light tour of the troop huts, and other bits of colonial goodness.

https://www.valleyforge.org/revolution/events/march-in/

I like to visit one of the small towns in the region like New Hope, PA,/Lambertville, NJ, or Haddonfield, NJ. Victorian Cape May is very pretty this time of year.

George Washington makes a second appearance in December at Washington Crossing State Park for a reenactment of the Delaware River crossing on Christmas day.

https://www.washingtoncrossingpark.o...g-reenactment/

There are many trees, lights, light shows, a German market, ice skating, and performances than a person could see in a lifetime.
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Old 11-25-2018, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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My idea is that you can donate more if you skip the presents entirely...whatever the combined budget, donate that.

But keep the togetherness stuff. Christmas is about being with family and friends, with a positive attitude.

As for traditions, a lot of buildings have theme lighting these days. And tower cranes.
Oh, well, sorry - I've already bought grandbaby presents. I enjoy giving my kids and grandkids presents. We always donate to various causes also, though. And make it a point to spend extra time with family and friends. It's all good!

We drove about three hours out of town and three hours back (taking a different way back) yesterday and part of that time was after dark - it was great to see Christmas decorations and lights starting to go up. I always also enjoy seeing people out in their yards putting up lights and decorations -we saw a lot of that yesterday since the weather was so perfect - sunny sweater weather!
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