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Philadelphia actor Terry Brennan performs as Philly Santa, who is one of the Santas for hire in Philadelphia during COVID
City Life

How Philadelphia-Area Santas Are Dealing With a COVID Christmas

Normally at this time of year, parents would be dragging their kids out to places like Macy’s and the King of Prussia mall for a […]

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City Life

A Philly-Area Dad Just Built an App That Lets You Find Houses With Awesome Holiday Lights

I’m pretty sure that prior to 2020, I had never been asked where to find awesome holiday light displays. But thanks to COVID and the […]

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City Life

Now That Frank Rizzo Is Gone, Maybe It’s Time to Talk About Those Christopher Columbus Statues

A roundup of Philly news. This post may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. First Frank Rizzo. Are Those Christopher Columbus […]

Foobooz

Where To Order Your Easter Meal for Takeout and Delivery

There may not be in-person church services or mimosa-soaked Easter brunches at your neighborhood restaurants this year, but there can still be a classic lamb […]

City Life

15 Stunning Photos That Show Off Philly’s Holiday Magic

The holiday season is in full swing here in Philadelphia. As we head toward the New Year, let’s take a look at some photos that […]

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City Life

Hey, How About We Just Let Christmas Cards Die?

My dad retired from his job when he turned 60, which was way too young. I know it was too young because he spent the […]

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City Life

These Are the Worst People You’ll See at Thanksgiving 2019

The turkey’s been basted. The pies are all baked. The bar is fully stocked. And the house is in tip-top, immaculate, sparkly clean shape. The […]

City Life

The Christmas Village Ferris Wheel at City Hall Opens This Weekend

The time for holiday cheer is here, and it’s arrived in the form of a Ferris wheel you can ride (this weekend!) at City Hall. […]

Foobooz

It’s Time for Holiday-Themed Bars

If you, like me, love the lights and trinkets and trees that overtake homes during the winter season but hate the idea of purchasing them, […]

City Life

Your Guide to the Only-in-Philly Sights at the Thanksgiving Day Parade

Philadelphia’s Thanksgiving parade might not be the biggest of its kind (that’s New York) or the most famous (also New York), but it is the […]

City Life

There’s a Giant Ferris Wheel Coming to City Hall for the Holidays

This year, Philly is really spreading (out) the holiday cheer. For the first time ever, the city’s beloved Christmas Village will extend beyond LOVE Park […]

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Be Well Philly

Where to Buy Local, Organic, and Free-Range Turkeys in Philly for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is coming up soon! Make sure you’re prepared to wow your friends and family with a bird that tastes as good as it looks. […]

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City Life

What Do You Think: Should Philly Still Celebrate Columbus Day?

Right about this time most years here at Philly Mag, somebody publishes an op-ed about Christopher Columbus, hero explorer to some, mass murderer to others. […]

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Things to Do

29 Haunted Houses, Halloween Bar Crawls, and Other Spooky Attractions Around Philly

Haunted Houses Terror Behind the Walls Every Halloween, Eastern State Penitentiary gets even scarier by converting into a gigantic, high-tech, multi-part haunted house full of grabby […]

City Life

Don’t Get Spooked by This South Philly Halloween Decor

You know how they say less is more? Well, enough with all of those over-the-top, baroque Halloween displays bursting with stage lighting, fake spider webs, ornately […]