Historic Philadelphia Invites you to an Historic Holiday Download

29:52 Download November 29th, 2022

Amy Needle, President, CEO and Founder of Historic Philadelphia, and Lisa Acker Moulder, Director of the Betsy Ross House, discussed ‘historic’ options for family fun during the holidays.  Amy spoke about Franklin Square, a seven-acre park, one of William Penn’s original Squares, located behind the National Constitution center and a few blocks from Independence Hall.  She described its resurrection from abandoned and overgrown, into one of the city’s most active family destinations throughout the year.   

Highlights for the 2022 holiday season include Chilly Philly Mini Golf both daytime and evening, seasonal music on the Parx Liberty Carousel, in addition to the Electrical Spectacle Light Show at night. The Ben’s Sweets and Treats heated tent will be open with food and drink, surrounded by fire pits in the Winter Beer Garden. Special events bring visits with Santa, Kwanzaa, and Hanukkah celebrations, and the renowned family 6pm New Year’s Eve Square Drop to add to the festive fun.   Winter in Franklin Square is running through January 8, 2023

Lisa discussed Historic Philadelphia’s other site, the Betsy Ross House and the holiday activities planned for it.   She described the shift in programming, from retelling the story of the first flag, to presenting a look at Betsy’s unlikely career as an upholsterer and woman business owner, as well as the jobs and work of the other women who lived there.   At the Betsy Ross House festivities kick off with a tree lighting ceremony at 6 pm on Wednesday, November 30 featuring Betsy Ross, seasonal entertainment, and a musical performance. The Old City Menorah lighting will take place at 4:30 pm on Sunday, December 18, when the Betsy Ross House joins the Old City Jewish Arts Center to host a community menorah lighting celebrating the first night of Hanukkah, complete with traditional foods like latke and doughnuts and menorahs for the younger guests.

For more information, visit www.historicphiladelphia.org.

Podcasts you may like

Our Delaware Valley

Our Delaware Valley introduces you to the people and organizations making a difference in our community, from health and safety issues, to education, employment and even entertainment opportunities. Our Delaware […]

Play Latest (April 8th)

38 episodes

Her Story

Kathy Romano presents “Her Story,” a weekly tribute to women every Sunday morning at 7:30am on 95.7 BEN FM. She will introduce you to another woman making a major difference […]

Play Latest (April 8th)

326 episodes

Theme Parks and Rec Podcast

Theme park enthusiasts Rachel and Micaela talk all things fun on this podcast based out of Central Florida! With their connections and passion for rides, food, character experiences, and adventure, […]

Play Latest (January 19th, 2023)

168 episodes

Geek Culture Congress

The Geek Culture Congress podcast is hyper focused on everything “Geek”, ranging from topics about the Marvel and DC comics universes, cinematic universes like the MCU, their TV universes like […]

Play Latest (April 15th)

340 episodes

PG: Parental Guidance (Needed)

Roxanne and special guests share parenting mishaps and milestones. With crazy schedules for parents and kids and the added distraction of tech everywhere you turn, they are less dishing out […]

Play Latest (October 6th, 2023)

180 episodes