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RetroRoadmap’s List of Philadelphia Area Vintage Holiday Fun!

Posted on: December 13, 2010


Here’s our list of our fave vintage, old fashioned and traditional places in the Philadelphia area during the holiday season. Click on the links to read more about these timeless treats, see additional photos, and learn how to get to these wondrous places courtesy of the RetroRoadmap archive!

The Wanamaker Organ Christmas Light Show at Macy’s Department Store, Philadelphia PA

Meet Me At The Eagle

Strawbridge & Clothier’s Dickens Christmas Village at Macy’s Department Store, Philadelphia PA

Fezziwig's Party

Fireside drinks and dining at McGillan’s Old Ale House, Philadelphia PA

I'll Have A Flaming Rum Punch!

Christmas Lights Galore at Koziar’s Christmas Village, Bernville PA

Christmas Barn in Bernville

Clear Toy Candy from Franklin Fountain, Philadelphia PA

Holiday Movies on the Big Screen at The Colonial Theatre, Phoenixville, PA

The Colonial Christmas

Old Fashioned Downtown Holiday Shopping at Sine’s 5 & 10 Quakertown, PA
5 & 10 HorizontalWhat is missing from the list? Let me know! As you can guess, Bethlehem PA is a big destination this time of year and a RetroRoadmap Reader reminded me of the National Christmas Center in Paradise PA, so I think I know where I’ll be heading this coming weekend!

What retro / vintage holiday traditional places do you go in your neck of the woods?

  • EP

    http://www.hedgerowtheatre.org

    The Hedgerow Theatre in Media, Pa. is one of our fave haunts during the holiday season. Dickens played out in an old grist mill within a 25-30 mile radius of Philly – still not too late!!!!

    • http://www.RetroRoadmap.com Mod Betty / RetroRoadmap.com

      oooh, thanks for the tip EP! Media is one darling little town, I love the “Deals” 5&10 store – may have to make a visit and do some holiday shopping while I’m there too!

  • http://gypsymare.blogspot.com/ Jen

    Oh how I loved going to Wannamakers as a kid with my grandmother. I didn’t know that Macys kept the display. I’ll have to take my daughter someday. We live close to the National Christmas Center, I love that place. The 5 & 10 room is my favorite!

  • Lynda

    Thanks for the info, I am always looking at places to take the kids for the holidays! The light show at the old Wanamakers was my favorite as a child.