Monday, December 24, 2012
White Christmas could occur as Santa comes to town.
It might be light, but this Christmas could be white. With a 90 percent chance of precipitation, Dec. 24 and Dec. 25 could see some snowfall this year. The National Weather Service predicts a mix of rain, snow and sleet through 4 a.m. Dec. 25. Temperatures will hover around 33 degrees, allowing some chance of Christmas snow. Even if the rain changes to flurries, little to no snow accumulation is expected in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Visit weather.gov for more info on your local forecast.
Forget something? Find out what your local grocery store hours are for the Christmas holiday.
Many grocery stores have changed their hours for Christmas. If you have last minute grocery shopping to do, you may what to take note of special holiday hours. Below are local store hours for Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25. Tredyffrin-Easttown (including Paoli, Berwyn, Devon and Wayne) Acme: 700 W Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA 19087 Acme: 39 Leopard Rd, Paoli, PA 19031 Pathmark: 450 Swedesford Rd, Berwyn, PA 19312 Trader Joe's: 171 E Swedesford Rd, Wayne, PA 19087 Whole Foods Markets: 821 W Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA 19087 Wegmans: 1 Village Drive, King of Prussia, PA 19406 Phoenixville Acme: 785 Starr St, Phoenixville, PA 19460 Giant: 700 Nutt Rd, Phoenixville, PA 19460 Redner's Warehouse Markets: 202 Schuylkill Road, …
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Our Patch Elf on the Shelf has gotten a hold of our computer and now wants to know what his buddy elves are up to. Share your photos here.
Hi friends! I'm the Patch Elf on the Shelf. Call me Patchy. I've heard about more of my friends hanging around the area lately, and I wondered what they were up to. Could their families post pictures here on Patch to show me? I'd love to catch up with them. We all go back to Santa on Christmas Eve, but in the meantime, we'll be watching you. Cheers, Patchy the Elf Add your photo by clicking on the green "Upload Photos and Videos" icon.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Santa's only got ten days to get ready. Here's when and where to see him in person before his big night.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- Laura Haas
Friday, December 14, 2012
With just over a week left until Christmas, time is running out to see Santa. Take a look at the dates and times below to find Santa at a mall or event near you. Chester County Santa Arrives at the American Helicopter Museum 1220 American Blvd West Chester, PA 19380 Take pictures with Santa from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Helicopter rides are available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $10 per person. Santa at Gardner's Landscape Nursery 535 Uwchlan Ave. Chester Springs, PA 19425 Enjoy a story and sit with Santa in his antique sleigh. Exton Square Mall 260 Exton Square Parkway Exton, PA 19341 Photos with Santa Pet Photos with Santa Delaware County Granite Run Mall 1067 West Baltimore Pike Media, PA 19063 Springfield Mall 1250 Baltimore…
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Check out pictures of Patch editors with Santa and celebrating the holiday in year past. Upload your own picture to our gallery.
Photos with Santa Claus can serve as a timeline for childhood. Whether it's baby's first Christmas, a newly married couple with Santa, or the family dog on Kris Kringle's lap, these holiday photos capture a memorable moment in the yuletide season. Share with your community and Patch that Santa shot for 2012. We're looking for great photos of local kids today, when they were little ones, or even your own childhood shots. Post your pictures on Patch. Be sure to include a caption and tell us who is in the photo.
Christkindlmarkt is celebrating its 20th year as a popular holiday crafts venue in Bethlehem in the Lehigh Valley.
Christkindlmarkt, the popular festival that takes place in Pennsylvania's own Bethlehem each holiday season, is celebrating its 20th year. Here's what you need to know to enjoy the festivities: 1. Vendors: This year’s festival features 125 vendors each week – the most in the event’s history – and more than 200 in all during its six-week run. 2. Location: Christkindlmarkt is located at PNC Plaza at SteelStacks, 645 E. First St., Bethlehem. For tickets and information, visit www.artsquest.org. 3. Schedule: Christkindlmarkt is open Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 15-Dec. 23 (closed Thanksgiving) Hours are Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 4. Admission: Tickets are $8 for a daily pass and $18 …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Thanks to a very special U.S. Postal Service program, "Santa" will reply to children who mail him their Christmas wish lists this holiday season.
Every year, millions of children sit down to make a wish list for Santa, hoping he will make all of their Christmas dreams come true. But what if Santa actually wrote back? The United States Postal Service is now accepting "Letters From Santa," a program that allows any person to play Santa by sending a letter signed by Saint Nick to any child. According to a postal service news release, "The 'Letters From Santa' program helps parents fulfill the dreams of their own children." Instructions to send a letter from Santa: TELL US: Do your children or children in your family plan on writing a letter to Santa this year?
Friday, November 30, 2012
Check out these events from Northwest Philadelphia to the Main Line and beyond this weekend.
Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our top regional events: 1. Festival of Lights 2. The Wayne Hotel's Old Fashioned Christmas and Parade 3. Old Fashioned Christmas in West Chester 4. Holidays in Manayunk: Santa on Ice and Tree Lighting 5. 6th Annual Holiday Cruise For Kids
Monday, November 26, 2012
There are a few local options for purchasing "tannenbaums."
Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, many people will be looking to purchase a Christmas tree. Here are a couple of places to pick one up: A 2011 Patch article gave some additional details about local sellers, and about how to make Christmas trees last:
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Patch asks when Christmas jingles jive with you.
It feels like we've barely put away Halloween costumes and decorations and already the music is starting. I was picking up some non-Christmas things at Toys R Us the other day and what should I hear over the speaker system, but holiday music, mixed with other tunes. Local radio stations are pulling out the holiday favorites. But is it too early for B101 and BEN-FM to "Rock Around the Christmas Tree," if Tom the Turkey hasn't been properly stuffed? Is it too early for Christmas carols? What's your favorite Christmas carol? Do you prefer the holiday classics or more modern Christmas tunes? Let us know you think by voting in our poll and sharing your comments.