What Philadelphians Really Want for Christmas
One of the best parts of this year’s Christmas Village is the newly installed Wish Wall, where Philadelphians can purchase a seasonally themed piece of cardboard—sorry, an ornament—and share their hopes and dreams with the rest of the city by hanging it on a large board at 15th and Market streets. It sounds a little corny, but it’s actually quite moving to see people wishing for relief from cancer and an end to homelessness, and for newborn babies and peace on earth. Every time I wander by, I am charmed by the sweet intentions. I am also highly amused because a handful of Philadelphians have used this space to wish for things that are, shall we say, a bit less noble. Here, some of the most entertaining well-wishes.