Before the hub-bub of Christmas is officially over, I wanted to share a few pictures of some Christmas related activities that I did with my second oldest niece. I love her to death and she asked me a few months back to become her sponsor for Confirmation. I was more than happy to oblige and my sweet niece was confirmed in November. Her class was so well behaved that they were chosen to be a part of a set of video recordings for the Archdiocese to assist the deaf and hearing impaired. Before the taping that day, I accompanied her class to Macy's to see the Macy's Light Show and Macy's Christmas / Dickens Village.
The last time I saw this show was at least 10+ years ago and it was just as enjoyable today, especially since Julie Andrews is now the narrator of this fantastic light show. Her voice will always remind me of one of my favorite films, The Sound of Music, and as a bonus they even included some of the tunes from the movie in the light show. How fun, right?
As you can see, each "show" really packed in a crowd and the people in attendance ranged from little kids, to kids on a field trip and even to people who had snuck out of work for some last minute shopping and squeezed in a peek of the light show before rushing back to work.
I'll be honest, other then remembering Scrooge and the three ghosts, I didn't really remember this tale so it was great to walk through the "village" and read the little signs near each vignette which explained parts of the original story.
All in all I think both attractions are a Christmas treat if you are in the Philadelphia area during the next Christmas season (and bonus: both were free!). I'm glad that I got to enjoy both of these shows with my niece, plus spend some quality time with her that is sometimes few and far between since all of our lives are so hectic these days. Hope you're all still enjoying a lazy post-holiday week.