Seasonal Event Review: HISTORIC HOLIDAY NIGHTS RETURNS TO OLD CITY
HISTORIC HOLIDAY NIGHTS RETURNS TO OLD CITY WITH EXTENDED SHOPPING, SALES, AND SPECIAL MENUS AT 50+ LOCATIONS!
THURSDAYS, from November 30th Thru December 28th 5:00-8:00PM
Celebrate the holiday season in America’s most historic square mile with Historic Holiday Nights in Old City, presented by Old City District! Every Thursday, from now to December 28, 2017, head to Old City from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and take advantage of more than 50 participating boutiques, shops, art galleries, museums, salons, spas, restaurants and cafes around the neighborhood who will treat visitors to special sales, discounts, promotions, seasonal cocktails, added menu items, special events and extended hours. Get all of your holiday shopping done in one place, and enjoy some seasonal dishes and sips along the way!
We were able to take part in the launch event which included the Old City District Design Tree lighting ceremony, an artistic lighting installation designed by FK Productions, on November 30th. We began our tour at The Little Lion, where we munched on some delicious chicken wings and sliders, and got to sample a sweet and savory seasonal cocktail which consisted of warm apple cider and rum. The night was also filled with trips to unique shops and boutiques such as Rocket Fizz, a vintage inspired candy and novelty store where we sampled delicious penny candy, and got a glimpse of dozens (if not hundreds) of interesting and rare soda pops (ranch dressing flavored soda, anyone?) and ICI Macarons who are serving up delicious and delicate macarons and pastries.We were also fortunate enough to snag another sweet treat from Fezziwigs pop-up sweet shop while watching the LED Christmas tree; Kettle Korn, one of my faves. It was hot, buttery, salty, and sweet, the perfect combination!
After our intense sugar fix, we ventured on to Momo’s Tree House to try out some popular toys and games. Some highlights included some incredibly detailed, wonderfully illustrated pop-up books. I was excited to see Momo’s offering a large selection of toys and activities for children who are differently-abled, and sensory-sensitive. The Tree House is an interactive, inclusive, must-visit place for parents and kiddos for both classic, and out-of-the-box toys.
From there we stopped at Petit Jardin for a holiday floral centerpiece demo, and The Center for Art in Wood to paint our own wooden ornament. Last, but certainly not least, we capped off the night with champagne, and a stroll through the delightfully quirky and lovable More than Old antique shop, owned by an older couple who are just as, if not more adorable and endearing than the items they sell in their shop. Eclectic chachkies, a fat and lovable shop cat, and a champagne toast= my kind of night. If you have a special someone in your life that is difficult to shop for, consider stopping by More than Old for that one of a kind gift. As cliche as it sounds, there truly is something there for everyone.
Please visit OldCityDistrict.org/
The Little Lion is located at 243 Chestnut Street
Rocket Fizz is located at 302 Arch Street
ICI Macarons and Cafe is located at 320 Arch Street
Momo’s Tree House is located at 205 Arch Street
Petit Jardin en Ville is located at 305 Cherry Street
The Center for Art in Wood is located at 141 N. 3rd Street
More than Old is located at 144 N. 3rd Street