Sunday, December 14, 2014

South Philly's Christmas Lights

Jake Blumgart at offers a piece on a bike tour through South Philadelphia - where I was born, raised and currently live - which has a tradition of putting up bright, festive lights for Christmas.

South Philadelphia does Christmas best. There are some beautiful displays in the Northeast, in West Philly, and, of course, in the old John Wanamaker store (a.k.a. Macy's), but the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia knows where its holiday ride must go.

"Have you seen it?" asks Jorge Brito, the coalition's riders and volunteer coordinator, when asked why South Philly hosts the annual Holiday Lights Ride. "It's beautiful down there. It's a chance to go see different neighborhoods and get a feel for a part of the city you might not usually visit. That's the point of cycling in the city."

You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:

1 comment:

  1. Nice memory provoking photo.

    Were you like me when young -- going around with family in the car to look at the Christmas lights in the different neighborhoods? Those excursions were a big deal. They were essential Christmas "rituals". Perhaps those days are ancient history.

    BTW, Beyond Eastrod has ceased "publication," and I have moved my blogging offenses to Crimes and Detective, Inc. I hope you will stop by every now and then. After all, I will be talking about crime -- and isn't that right up your alley?