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Monday, December 19, 2011

"It's Christmas Time in the City"- Philadelphia!

"It’s Christmas time in the City"...Philadelphia

Letter to Santa!

The Dicken'sVillage at Macy's

Meet me at the Eagle at Macy's.

The Light Show at Macy’s

The Comcast Center

HD Video Wall - cool!

It’s so fun to go to the city during the Holidays. As a child, my mother and I would go into Philadelphia for the day. We would go to Wanamaker’s to see the Light Show and then go to Horn and Hardart's for lunch. It was an automat, where you opened these little windows to get your food. Does anyone remember them? Not sure if this one is still there? I used to get the chicken pot pie!

Horn & Hardart

1617 John F Kennedy Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19103

(215) 496-7207

On a side note: Norman Rockwell's "Saying Grace"(below) shows the detail of the Juniper Street Horn and Hardart Cafeteria in Philadelphia. It was painted in 1951. As the story goes, Elsie Earl, who attended the Methodist Church in Seaville, NJ became a penpal w Rockwell and inspired him about giving thanks...and so he painted this painting. Mrs. Earl had many letters from the famous painter.

My grandmother worked in the Luggage Dept at Gimbel’s, so we would stop in to see her too.

Do you get to spend one-on-one time with your children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren? It is a way to really make them feel special. Wishing you a blessed Christmas!

Jennifer aka Gigi


  1. I love the city at Christmas!! Looks like you are having a fabulous time and making many memories, Jennifer! Love the pic of the grandchildren and you...happy holidays!!!

  2. thanks Donna..have a blessed Christmas with your family!