Stories tagged: "Christmas"


Photograph by Kory Aversa
Where to Take Your Family Who’s Coming to Visit Philly for the Holidays

If you have family coming to visit, show them how Philadelphia transforms between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. Take them to these festive events you can find in Philadelphia only during the holidays.

Lori Fogg (Courtesy Lori Fogg)
‘A Coalcracker In The Kitchen’ Webmaster Lori Fogg Shares Pennsylvania Dutch Recipes & Traditions

Lori Fogg shares her collection of century-old recipes and stories from growing up in the coal region.

The Moon family, left to right, Gabriel, Joanne, Owen, and Kevin, on Christmas in 2019. Kevin will travel west to spend the holidays with Gabriel and Owen, while Joanne will remain isolated in their Bucks County home. (Courtesy of Joanne Moon)
Alone for the Holidays: How Pennsylvanians in Isolation are Coping

Many are being forced to forego holiday celebrations to ensure their own health or the health and safety of their loved ones. They are adapting traditions and trying to find other ways to connect with people they love.

St. James Lutheran Church in Gettysburg, Adams County, is prepared to welcome its congregation for outdoor services on Christmas Eve. (Courtesy of St. James Lutheran Church)
Safety in Sanctuary: How Churches and Religious Groups are Adapting Celebrations and Services

Churches across Pennsylvania are planning outdoor and virtual services for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day—and beyond—to keep their congregations safe from the coronavirus.

Pictured are some of the 31 Christmas trees that fill Beatrice Barr's Bucks County home. For decades, generations of family would visit the 96-year-old’s house to enjoy the trees and a large Christmas dinner. This year, a Facebook Live event took the family and larger
community on a virtual tour. (Courtesy of Rich Spotts)
These Pennsylvania Families Will Celebrate Christmas Safely. You Can, Too.

Families across the state are starting new traditions and adapting old ones to try to keep themselves and their loved ones safe from the coronavirus.

Bob McAdams, left, of Barnegat Light, New Jersey, carries a freshly cut tree with Mario DeMarco, Mara DeMarco, and Addie DeMarco, 7, of Philadelphia, at Tuckamony Farm, in Bucks County, on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. Tuckamony Farm sold out a few days later. (Keystone Photo/Michele C. Haddon)
Why It’s Hard to Find a Darn Good Christmas Tree This Year

This extraordinarily challenging year made more and more folks head to cut-your-own farms and strip mall parking lots in search of real evergreens to bring home for the holidays. And fewer farmers are selling because it's getting harder to grow trees.

Entertainer Perry Como rehearses on set of his TV show "Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall" in New York. (Photo by Donaldson Collection/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Pennsylvania Has Inspired Many Christmas Classics; Its Musical Stars Have Shined Singing Them

From Perry Como to Taylor Swift and "Winter Wonderland" to "Home for the Holidays," Pennsylvania has enjoyed the spotlight.