Enjoy a beloved Philadelphia holiday tradition online
THE DETAILS: Experience the Holiday Festivities in Philadelphia and the Countryside Virtually Celebrating the holidays in all its joy and fervor in the historic city of Philadelphia and the Countryside has its own charm. Several of Philadelphia’s most memorable holiday experiences have been shifted online for the 2020 season in the interest of public health and safety, thus you can still enjoy parades, performances, and fireworks displays virtually!
A Philadelphia tradition since 1956, the Macy’s Christmas Light
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Mural Arts Tour, Philadelphia
Tune in online for a festive boat parade
THE DETAILS: The Independence Seaport Museum’s annual Parade of Lights – which features a series of boats sailing up the Delaware River while decked out in holiday lights, wreaths, and other decorations, along with an appearance from Santa Claus – will not happen in person in 2020. However, the museum is committed to keeping the tradition alive and will instead host a virtual viewing party for a pre-recorded parade on Saturday, December 12 at 5:30 p.m. The video will be broadcast on the museum’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube accounts. To learn more about this year’s Virtual Parade of Lights Presented by Louise and Peter Havens McCausland Foundation.
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Watch Afrika!’s Magical Musical Holiday Step Show
THE DETAILS: Is the first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping, puts on a holiday extravaganza every year. The 2020 edition of the family-friendly show, which combines clapping, stomping and stepping for a dazzling array of percussive dance, will be a free, virtual experience. Recorded at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, the show will feature furry friends from the animal kingdom, including Popper the Penguin and polar bear twins, and enough rhythm to have your whole living room rockin’.
DC’s Step Afrika! On https://www.stepafrika.org/events/stepafrikas-magical-musical-holiday-stepshow/
Bring the family together for a virtual program from the National Museum of American Jewish
THE DETAILS: The National Museum of American Jewish History’s annual Being at Christmas event is going virtual this year, with a full slate of digital programming on December 25 including live musical performances, on-demand educational activities, at-home art lessons, and more festive, family-friendly fun. New this year, the museum is offering wintry treat packages made in collaboration with caterer Neuman’s Kitchen that can be ordered for pick-up or delivery (Philadelphia-area only) to be enjoyed during the virtual event. To learn more about Being ___ at Christmas, check out details here:
Downtown Holiday market, JOY sign
Take in the holiday grandeur of the Downtown Holiday Market
THE DETAILS: This free-to-frequent downtown bazaar has expanded its space this year to account for social distancing. Centrally located in front of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery, the beloved market stretches across two blocks of F Street between 7th and 9th streets. Scope out eclectic wares from dozens of pop-up tents with seasonally flavoured music performed live in the background. Locally roasted coffee and crafted-before-your-eyes minidoughnuts inspire a cold-weather appetite, creating a holiday atmosphere you won’t find anywhere else in DC.
Relaxury, Breakaway Bubbles & Other Travel Trends Of 2021
You know how we would just decide to pack our bags and head out of town for the weekend without thinking twice? Ah the good old days. Well, 2020, we’ve learned our lesson and we’re willing to change. 63% Indians pledge to not take travel for granted in the future.
Looking ahead at 2021, the impact of the pandemic is changing not just our choice of destination but also the type of trips we’re most likely to take in the coming year. New research from Booking.com shows the five emerging trip types for 2021 to motivate and inspire travellers to take a trip (or five) to best fit their newfound travel preference.