“BEN Around Philly”

“BEN Around Philly”

40th Annual QVC West Chester Christmas Parade, SpongeBob Musical at the Forrest Theater, and Christmas Village 2019 Download

31:32 Download December 2nd, 2019

Mark Yoder, President and CEO of the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce returns to BEN Around Philly to to give the scoop on this year’s 40th Annual QVC West Chester Christmas Parade. Head to Downtown West Chester on Friday, December 6th for their biggest and best Christmas parade yet. Join BEN-FM’s own Kristen Herrmann and Matt Cord, master of ceremonies 6ABC’s Adam Joseph, along with QVC hosts Carolyn Gracie and Dan Hughes – plus 24 marching bands, floats, antique vehicles, local schools, businesses, volunteer fire companies, and other service organizations. The evening also features the 11th annual US Air Force Jingle Elf Run and Walk (a 2-mile run or 1-mile walk that kicks off at 6:30pm before the parade), the 2nd Annual Fill the stocking, and the Key Financial Holiday Village (open 5pm – 9pm) with complimentary treats, hot chocolate, face painting, holiday tunes, photo ops and more – ALL FREE! Oh, and the big man himself AND the Mrs. will surely be there too. Find parking, schedule, line-up and more at www.greaterwestchester.com.

Lorenzo Pugliese a 2019 graduate of Philadelphia’s University of the Arts joins Kristen in studio. He’s starring in the national tour of the SpongeBob Musical as the lead role – Spongebob Squarepants! The show includes original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper & Rob Hyman, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants, T.I., Domani & Lil’C, David Bowie & Brian Eno, Tom Kenny & Andy Paley, Jonathan Coulton, and Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. Tony Award Winner for Best Musical and Best Scenic Design in 2018 and based on the beloved Nickelodeon animated series, The SpongeBob Musical debuts in Philadelphia at the Forrest Theater from December 3rd to the 15th as a part of the Kimmel Center’s Broadway Philadelphia season. Don’t miss it! TODAY ONLY (Monday, December 2nd), get tickets for $25 with the code CYBER at www.TelechargeOffers.com.

Finally, Lea Köthe, the PR & Social Media Manager for Christmas Village joins Kristen to talk about the 2019 Christmas Village in LOVE Park. The traditional, open-air German Christmas Market in Philadelphia (right by City Hall in Love Park) is returning for its 12th season, open from Thanksgiving Day through Christmas Eve. With vendors, food & drinks (mulled wine!), shopping, music, live events, and even a ferris wheel this year, Christmas Village has something to offer every member of the family – including pets. Check out www.PhilaChristmas.com for more information and a schedule of events. Christmas Village hours this season are Sunday – Thursday: 11:00am – 7:00pm. Friday – Saturday: 11:00am – 8:00pm. Christmas Eve: 11:00am – 5:00pm.

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