It’s hard not to love to Philadelphia during the holidays. Traditions run deep, passed down for generations and shared between families, blocks, and neighborhoods. From megawatt holiday displays to the wafting smells of old-school bakeries cranking out cookies, here are seven ways we Philadelphians celebrate the holidays.
1. We find every holiday decoration in existence and decorate our front windows and stoops.
Saying that Christmas has exploded all over someone’s house is the highest possible compliment given to a holiday display in Philadelphia. What we lack in yard space is compensated for with a determination to cram all of our love for the season between the front door and the sidewalk. The more lights and inflatable decorations, the better.