Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Village

Last Saturday night was a beautiful time to visit Christmas Village although I didn't get any good pictures. Center City was packed. Everyone was out enjoying the evening. So many people I thought the Pope was here again. Here's a link which has much better pictures of the village during daylight hours. Christmas village is an outdoor traditional German Christmas market. Some of my favorite items were handmade wool sweaters, shawls, scarves, and gloves. Also hand blown glass Christmas tree ornaments, and the toys. Hot roasted sugar coated nuts were delicious and live music helped create a festive feel to the night. 

It'll be at Love Park till the 27th of December. I think I'll go back and pick out a sweater, ornament and toy. The crowd on Saturday night kept me from attempting to buy anything. This time I'll go during daylight hours and hopefully avoid the crowds. It was my first visit, although the village has been coming to Love Park since 2008.

Couldn't go in town and not have dinner although I was disappointed with the Oyster House on Chestnut Street. It's okay if you like oysters. I got a grilled combo of lobster, shrimp, scallops, and baby potatoes. I won't go there again. The meal included 3 medium shrimp, 2 scallops, 3 baby potatoes, and about 2 bites of lobster and a large shell for $36.00's. Never again. People were packed in  the restaurant like sardines with the wait 30-45 minutes. It's a single large room with a oyster bar and traditional bar for drinks, and other seating at tables. It's small and I don't particularly like places this size with so many people packed in. The restaurant originally opened in 1947. Judge for yourself.

Driving down Broad Street towards City Hall in the distance The lights were beautiful at night. City Hall is the big tall white building with the lit clock.

My meal. No the claw was not filled with meat. Wasn't flavorful at all.

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