Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Top 10 Upcoming December Events This Week

Now through January 5 Christmas Bird Count click on the link 
for contact information near you.

December 16 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. Read letters from those that were there.. I particularly like the one Everything was "Swell".

December 16  Hanukkah began and ends December 24.

December 18 is International Migrants Day.

December 19 Annual March In of the Continental Army Commemoration at Valley Forge Location: Visitor Center/Muhlenberg Brigade | Map Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Fee Information: free Contact Phone Number: 610-783-1099  This annual event commemorates their arrival and determination to persevere against insurmountable hardship and difficult conditions during their 6-month encampment. Join us this December 19th and experience an evening in Valley Forge. Take a candle-lit guided walk to the Muhlenberg Brigade huts where you'll encounter a living continental camp. Warm up in the Visitor Center with 18th century music, refreshments, and more!  Weather dependent event.

December 19 and 20 The Rock School presents 1776 The Nutcracker at the Merriam Theater.

December 20 Jingle and Mingle with Santa 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Santa returns to Franklin Square in Philadelphia to pose for photos and collect wish lists. FREE

December 21 First Day of Winter. and the weather is.....high of 39F and low of 31F with a 70% chance of showers.  What type of showers depends on where you are located.

Now through - December 30, 2014 Fairmount Park’s Historic Mansions will,
once again, be decked out for the holidays during the annual Historic Houses
of Fairmount Park Holiday Tours.  The tours, a cherished Philadelphia tradition
will feature six of the park’s treasured charms Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill Mansion,
Lemon Hill, Mount Pleasant, Strawberry Mansion, and Woodford Mansion – 
festively decorated to create a stunning holiday experience. 'The Charms of 
Park Holiday Tours’ presenting sponsor is the Fairmount Park Conservancy.

Now through January 4, 2015 Yuletime at WinterthurTimed Yuletide Tour reservations are required for both Members and nonmembers. Members are free. Purchase tickets online or by calling 800.448.3883.

Check each festivity link before you go, in the event of a weather related change and to verify time of event.

If you have not started your holiday shopping, you may want to start now.  For those other over achievers, I am sure you can find one package to wrap or ribbon to twirl.  I am not sitting in judgement, I am in awe of those that have it so together.

Be careful of phishing emails and phone calls from credit cards companies saying your account has been put on hold and to please call. Call the number the back of your credit card "NEVER" give information about your account in an email always verify if it is a legitimate request by calling your bank and or credit card company NOT the number on the email.

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