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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- 6 outdoor holiday light displays to get you in the seasonal spirit

The Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm in Yardley is a two-mile drive-thru experience through a 130-acre-farm.

The 26-year-old family tradition is put on by fourth-generation farmers. The team creates most of the displays in-house, including their famous "Seven Wonders of the World." Stroll Candy Cane Lane, partake in a socially-distant visit with Santa and enjoy the farmer's market full of baked goodies.

Shady Brook Farm's Holiday Light Show | Facebook

931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley, Pennsylvania 19067

Show runs to January 10th, 2021

The annual Herr's Holiday Lights Display is a free drive-thru experience at the snack manufacturer's campus. President and CEO Ed Herr's parents launched the company 75-years-ago and the colorful light show is a thank you to fans.

Herr's Holiday Lights Display | Facebook

20 Herr Drive, Nottingham, Pennsylvania

Show runs to January 2nd, 2021

'A Longwood Christmas' at Longwood Gardens is a holiday tradition dating back to the 1950s. The pandemic has forced them to close the indoor display, but you'll still find thousands of lights illuminating the gardens along with dancing fountains choreographed to festive music.

A Longwood Christmas | Facebook

Show runs to January 10th, 2021

The Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show presented by PECO once again lights up Franklin Square in Philadelphia. Every evening, at five o'clock, the magic begins. It's the seventh year for the show inspired by Benjamin Franklin's genius which runs every 30 minutes accompanied by the music of the Philly Pops.

Franklin Square's Electrical Spectacle | Instagram

200 North 6th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

Franklin Square Hours: Daily, 10-9 p.m.; Daily, 5-9 p.m.

The Macy's Christmas Light Show at the Wannamaker Building in Center City Philadelphia is virtual this year. It will still include all your favorite characters from the in-person show like 'The Nutcracker' and 'Frosty the Snowman and, of course, the beautiful sounds of the historic Wanamaker organ. There'll also be a link to write Santa a letter and set-up a virtual visit.

Macy's Christmas Light Show

The west-facing wall of City Hall will be home to the 6abc Deck the Hall Light Show this year. The free show starts at 5pm every day. It will play in a continuous loop running over a half-hour. The Klip Collective are the artists behind the magic, which they redesigned for the 2020 season, describing the venue as much more of a vibe.

City Hall Deck the Hall Light Show | Twitter

1400 John F Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

Runs until January 1st, 2021

Winter in Wilmington lights up the city for the holidays

The Grand Wilmington has found innovative ways to bring the performances they are known for to the public during the pandemic.

This winter they have created a drive-through light spectacular in the parking lot along the Wilmington waterfront.

Winter in Wilmington is a ticketed event meant to create a safe way for families to enjoy the lights. This is the first year for the display that will run through January 3.

Winter in Wilmington presented by The Grand | Facebook | Instagram

Riverfront Commuter Parking Lot

Here is what Chestnut Hill is offering for the holidays

Dilworth Plaza transformed into a winter wonderland

Once again Dilworth Park at City Hall has been transformed into a winter wonderland for the holiday season.

The Rothman Orthopedics Ice Rink is back for another season of outdoor exercise and fun. They have pandemic protocols this year to reserve ice time and contact-less arrival procedures to keep it safe.

The Rothman Cabin is open serving delicious dishes and drinks to enjoy outside.

And the Wintergarden on the Greenfield Lawn has been reimagined with extra spacing to maintain safe social distancing.

Winter at Dilworth Park | Facebook | Instagram

1 South 15th Street, Philadelphia PA, 19107

Here is what Chestnut Hill is offering for the holidays

Chestnut Hill has the makings of a great holiday getaway day, right here in town.

From extended holiday shopping hours, to free horse-drawn carriage rides - with good eats and activities to boot - this quaint neighborhood just north of the city has a lot to offer.

Holidays on The Hill | Facebook | Instagram

Chestnut Hill Business District

Philadelphia PA, 19118

Hatfield Holiday Sausage Star's Recipe

The holidays always involve a lot of great food.

So we partnered with Hatfield for a holiday recipe sweepstakes.

It's a family-run company that's been around for more than 125 years. And for a chance to win a one-year supply of their pork products, we challenged our viewers to share their favorite Hatfield recipe.

Here's the winner with her swag bag, and here's her winning dish, a family favorite she's been cooking for holidays and special occasions for about 15 years.

For lots more recipes from Hatfield: CLICK HERE

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 package (12 ounces) wonton wrappers
  • 1 pound Hatfield sausage
  • 2 cups shredded Colby cheese
  • 1/2 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 2 bunches green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup ranch salad dressing

Directions:

Lightly press wonton wrappers onto the bottoms and up the sides of greased miniature muffin cups. Bake at 350 until edges are browned, about 5 minutes. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Stir in the cheese, peppers, onions and salad dressing. Spoon a rounded tablespoon into each wonton cup. Bake until heated through, 6-7 minutes.-

Visit Bucks County for Peddler's Village and a bevy of holiday goods

Bucks County is 622-square miles of open country and small towns. There are brewery trails, vineyards and distilleries.

Peddler's Village is a collection of small businesses, with-42 acres, more than 65 shops and seven restaurants on the property.

It is decked-out for the holidays with Christmas trees, lights and a caroling Santa. Peddler's has regulations in place for the pandemic, including limits on the number of guests in shops and masks are required inside and outside.

They also offer a virtual village with about half the shops offering online options.

Visit Bucks County | Facebook | Instagram

Peddler's Village | Facebook | Instagram

100 Peddlers Village, New Hope, PA 18938

Things to do in Kennett Square for the holidays

Kennett Square is just one of the small-town gems in Chester County.

The area features more than 40 shops and restaurants offering a strollable shopping experience for the holidays.

The town is known as the mushroom capital of the world and the Mushroom Cap offers a bunch of mushroom themed gifts.

You can pick up gifts for foodies at Talula's Table or a present with meaning at Clean Slate Goods.

The town is decorated for the holidays with lights, wreaths and trees decked out for the season.

If you are looking to make it a weekend, the Inn at Whitewing Farm offers a plush 13-acre estate with 10 restored rooms. You'll find remnants of the original farm that dates back the 1700s. They also offer a wine cellar for private dinners with your inner circle.

Talula's Table | Facebook | Instagram

102 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348

Clean Slate Goods | Facebook | Instagram

103 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348

The Mushroom Cap | Facebook | Instagram

114 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348

Inn at Whitewing Farm | Facebook | Instagram

370 Valley Road, West Chester, PA 19382

Stocking stuffers options for last-minute holiday shopping

Last-minute shoppers, we've got you covered.

We've rounded up some local products that would make a great gift for a friend, teacher, co-worker or the little ones.

Whether you're looking for an adult beverage or a breakfast treat we have some great options for food. Thirsty Dice Game Cafe's comfort crates offer the gift of game night.

In Plain Sight is a book of photographs from local photographer Ed Hille, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2016. The proceeds from the sales of the book will be donated to Parkinson's research.

Evil Genius Beer Co. | Facebook | Instagram

1727 North Front Street, Philadelphia, PA 19125

French Toast Bites | Facebook | Instagram

Buy the spice at Christmas Village in Love Park or the Cherry Street Pier

Buy the beer on GoPuff or the website

In Plain Sight by Ed Hille | Facebook | Instagram

Boardroom Spirits Distillery | Facebook | Instagram

575 West 3rd Street, Lansdale, PA 19446

Thirsty Dice | Facebook | Instagram

1642 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130