Preparing for The Nutcracker

    The Nutcracker is the first professional production for many young dancers, and at the Philadelphia Dance Theatre, these students must be en pointe.

    Continuing with the spirit of the holidays, Irene Levy Baker, joins us to share the best spots in the region for holiday food and lights. See a full list below!

    From the outside, Northlandz looks like an old bank or a town hall, but step inside and you’re transported to a magical world where over 100 miniature trains chug through miles of small villages, mountains and canyons at this world-record-breaking wonderland.

    When making your charitable contributions this year, consider helping the children of incarcerated parents with the Eastern State Penitentiary Holiday Toy Drive. Sean Kelley joins us with the details.

    Holiday Food & Lights:

    Deck the Hall Light Show at City Hall
    pair with: Candy Cane Martini at McGillin’s Olde Ale House

    Christmas Village in Love Park
    pair with: Spiked hot chocolate at Gran Caffe L’Aquila

    Old City Menorah Lighting at Betsy Ross House
    pair with: Clear Toy Candy at Shane’s Confections

    Make it, Take it, Fry it, Try it Latke Party at Katz JCC in Cherry Hill
    pair with: Rainbow bagels at the Bagel shop at the JCC

    Kwanzaa Celebration at African American Museum
    pair with: Gourmet Hot Chocolate at Barry’s Buns at the Bourse

    Holly Jolly Trolley Ride – Collingswood
    pair with: Grinch Pancakes at The Pop Shop

    Hotel DuPont – Gingerbread Art Gallery & Gingerbread House Making
    Pairs with: all the candy you can eat

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