Friday, November 24, 2006

Where do you go to get into the holiday spirit?

All of us have a favorite place we go to get into the holiday spirit. Some of us go to the Mall and people watch, others go and see a neighborhood light display, and still others stop in their favorite local shop. The better known shops, that serve as honorary spreaders of holiday cheer include:

  • In Moravian Book Shop in Bethlehem nearly half the store is dedicated to Christmas, and there's no place else that has a better selection of Moravian Stars
  • The Christmas Barn in Bethlehem Township which has a Christmas display which takes up an entire floor of their very large shop. Coupon.
  • Neighbors in Hellertown which specializes in things for the outdoors including plants and lawn furniture has a really nice display in which they create little theme "rooms" with several trees
Those of you who grew up in the area will remember the glorious days of Ice City in Allentown which had wonderful displays of Christmas trees and moving lights. And those of you a little older will remember Hess's in downtown. If you're looking for some Hess's nostalgia, check out Pip the Mouse at the Liberty Bell Museum at Zion's Reformed United Church of Christ which has been buying up many of the Hess's displays. The display runs from Nov. 24th until December 30th.

Where's your favorite place to go?

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