Monday, December 24, 2012
White Christmas could occur as Santa comes to town.
It might be light, but this Christmas could be white. With a 90 percent chance of precipitation, Dec. 24 and Dec. 25 could see some snowfall this year. The National Weather Service predicts a mix of rain, snow and sleet through 4 a.m. Dec. 25. Temperatures will hover around 33 degrees, allowing some chance of Christmas snow. Even if the rain changes to flurries, little to no snow accumulation is expected in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Visit weather.gov for more info on your local forecast.
Forget something? Find out what your local grocery store hours are for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Many grocery stores have changed their hours on account of the holiday. If you have last minute grocery shopping to do, you may what to take note of special holiday hours. Below are local store hours for Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25. Malvern Giant: 225 Lancaster Ave, Malvern, PA 19355 Target: 455 Carnegie Blvd, Malvern, PA 19355 Wegmans: 50 Foundry Way, Malvern, PA 19355 Phoenixville Acme: 785 Starr St, Phoenixville, PA 19460 Giant: 700 Nutt Rd, Phoenixville, PA 19460 Redner's Warehouse Markets: 202 Schuylkill Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460 Haverford and Havertown Acme: 601 W Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 SuperFresh: 1305 West Chester Pike, Havertown, PA 19083 Marple and Newtown (including Newtown Square and Broomall…
A short list of places to buy drinks and food.
For those who might not celebrate Christmas or need to make a quick run out to grab food there are a few options for places that will be open Tuesday, Dec. 25. See also: What's Closed on Christmas Beer and liquor Harlan Beverage Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Christmas Day. Restaurants East Star Chinese Restaurant -- Open regular hours. Mino Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar -- Mino will be open for regular business hours. Himalayan Exotic Indian Cuisine -- Open for regular hours.
See what'll be closed here in town on Christmas.
Wondering what businesses will be open on Christmas Eve and Day? Check below to see places that are closed or have very limited hours. For businesses that will be open, click on What's open on Christmas Restaurants and bars The Office Bar and Grille Worrell's Butcher Shop -- On Christmas Eve, Worrell's will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. But it'll be closed on Christmas Day. Redhound Grille -- While it'll be open 11 a.m. to midnight on Christmas Eve, Reghound Grille will be closed on Christmas Day. Trattoria San Nicola -- While it'll be open for dinner on Christmas Eve, Trattoria San Nicola will be closed on Christmas Day. Rosalita's Fresh Mexican Outback Steak House -- Christmas Eve, Outback will be open at noon. Although it'll be closed …
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Our Patch Elf on the Shelf has gotten a hold of our computer and now wants to know what his buddy elves are up to. Share your photos here.
Hi friends! I'm the Patch Elf on the Shelf. Call me Patchy. I've heard about more of my friends hanging around the area lately, and I wondered what they were up to. Could their families post pictures here on Patch to show me? I'd love to catch up with them. We all go back to Santa on Christmas Eve, but in the meantime, we'll be watching you. Cheers, Patchy the Elf Add your photo by clicking on the green "Upload Photos and Videos" icon.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Santa's only got ten days to get ready. Here's when and where to see him in person before his big night.
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- Laura Haas
Friday, December 14, 2012
With just over a week left until Christmas, time is running out to see Santa. Take a look at the dates and times below to find Santa at a mall or event near you. Chester County Santa Arrives at the American Helicopter Museum 1220 American Blvd West Chester, PA 19380 Take pictures with Santa from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Helicopter rides are available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $10 per person. Santa at Gardner's Landscape Nursery 535 Uwchlan Ave. Chester Springs, PA 19425 Enjoy a story and sit with Santa in his antique sleigh. Exton Square Mall 260 Exton Square Parkway Exton, PA 19341 Photos with Santa Pet Photos with Santa Delaware County Granite Run Mall 1067 West Baltimore Pike Media, PA 19063 Springfield Mall 1250 Baltimore…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Procrastinators rejoice: You can still find great deals buying gifts online, with free guaranteed Christmas Eve delivery.
Didn't get everything on your list on Black Friday or Cyber Monday? Not to worry, deals are still to be had. Free Shipping Day is coming on December 17. On Free Shipping Day, you'll find plenty of pre-Christmas deals online with free shipping and guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve. Many stores who always offer free shipping will lower or eliminate the minimum purchase amounts required for free shipping. FreeShippingDay.com has a list of 1,173 merchants participating in Free Shipping Day this year, from Kohl's and Home Depot to Best Buy, Tiny Prints and Red Envelope. "Free Shipping Day makes procrastination possible," the website proclaims. What's the Catch? You can try to plan ahead and put off making purchases from participating …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Check out pictures of Patch editors with Santa and celebrating the holiday in year past. Upload your own picture to our gallery.
Photos with Santa Claus can serve as a timeline for childhood. Whether it's baby's first Christmas, a newly married couple with Santa, or the family dog on Kris Kringle's lap, these holiday photos capture a memorable moment in the yuletide season. Share with your community and Patch that Santa shot for 2012. We're looking for great photos of local kids today, when they were little ones, or even your own childhood shots. Post your pictures on Patch. Be sure to include a caption and tell us who is in the photo.
Christkindlmarkt is celebrating its 20th year as a popular holiday crafts venue in Bethlehem in the Lehigh Valley.
Christkindlmarkt, the popular festival that takes place in Pennsylvania's own Bethlehem each holiday season, is celebrating its 20th year. Here's what you need to know to enjoy the festivities: 1. Vendors: This year’s festival features 125 vendors each week – the most in the event’s history – and more than 200 in all during its six-week run. 2. Location: Christkindlmarkt is located at PNC Plaza at SteelStacks, 645 E. First St., Bethlehem. For tickets and information, visit www.artsquest.org. 3. Schedule: Christkindlmarkt is open Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 15-Dec. 23 (closed Thanksgiving) Hours are Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 4. Admission: Tickets are $8 for a daily pass and $18 …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Thanks to a very special U.S. Postal Service program, "Santa" will reply to children who mail him their Christmas wish lists this holiday season.
Every year, millions of children sit down to make a wish list for Santa, hoping he will make all of their Christmas dreams come true. But what if Santa actually wrote back? The United States Postal Service is now accepting "Letters From Santa," a program that allows any person to play Santa by sending a letter signed by Saint Nick to any child. According to a postal service news release, "The 'Letters From Santa' program helps parents fulfill the dreams of their own children." Instructions to send a letter from Santa: TELL US: Do your children or children in your family plan on writing a letter to Santa this year?