While for some Christmas traditions include presents around the tree and staying in their pajamas, for others, tradition involves things like movies and going out to eat. A kind of alternative way of spending December 25th.
Philadelphia was a ghost town earlier in the afternoon of Christmas 2017, but the evening is seeing people out and they don’t even seem to mind the cold.
Dilworth Plaza doesn’t disappoint on any day, but especially not on Christmas Day.
People looking to get out from under the Christmas tree and piles of wrapping paper and toys came to Dilworth Plaza.
It was packed most of the day with families and friends ice skating or taking in holiday decorations.
People said even though most businesses are closed, if a person can get out and walk around, one would bump into something cool to do.
“We decided after dinner to go spend the day downtown enjoying ourselves. Out little one is ice skating so we’re having a good time. It’s definitely quiet but we are making the best out of it and it’s nice,” said Margarita Baker, relaxing at Dilworth Plaza.
“Obviously, like all the restaurants and shops are closed, but there’s a lot happening like Christmas Village and Miracle on 13th and South. There’s always something happening in Philly. It’s never boring,” said Nidhi Aurora, out enjoying an alternative Christmas.
The light show on City Hall has also brought a lot of people out of doors to enjoy the day.