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Source: Press Release
Date: December 4, 2010
Byline: Robert Bernstein

Deck the Alley and Christmas in Colonial Philadelphia

Elfreth's Alley


Elfreth’s Alley Residents open their doors for Deck the Alley
Saturday December 4, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm

Visitors to Elfreth’s Alley’s traditional holiday open house on December 4 are in for a special treat this year. That friendly, full-figured, twinkle-eyed fellow — Benjamin Franklin himself — will regale the crowds with stories about his own holiday mishaps: his “electrocuted Christmas” and his overpriced whistle.

With seasonal refreshments and live music, Deck the Alley is one of Philadelphia’s favorite holiday traditions. Of course, the main feature is still the rare opportunity to see inside a selection of these historic private homes, all decorated for the holidays.

For the first time, guests can fully immerse themselves in the colonial holiday experience through a special deluxe option: Christmas in Colonial Philadelphia. They will step on board their horse-drawn coach at the foot of Elfreth’s Alley for a ride through Society Hill on their way to the Hill- Physick House, the elegant mansion of Ben Franklin’s wine merchant. There they will enjoy light refreshments before continuing on to the City Tavern for a holiday feast that will complete the evening.

To reserve tickets for Christmas in Colonial Philadelphia: Check website for full information or contact the Elfreth’s Alley Office 215-574-0560 or E-mail director@elfrethsalley.org

Elfreth’s Alley Association
126 Elfreth’s Alley, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Contact: Robert Bernstein • Tel: 215-574-0560 • Email: Bob@elfrethsalley.org

Christmas in Colonial Philadelphia

Saturday Evening, December 4, 2010

Enjoy a Colonial Night before Christmas

Reservations are limited for this unique holiday treat:

Your Colonial Christmas begins with visits to the decorated homes of Elfreth’s Alley during Deck the Alley, followed by a carriage ride through elegant Society Hill on your way to refreshments at an18th century mansion. Cap off your evening with a splendid Christmas feast at the City Tavern.

Start with Deck the Alley:

Board a Horse-drawn Carriage:

Dine at the City Tavern:

Contact Elfreth’s Alley Association Office at 215-574-0560 or e-mail director@elfrethsalley.org

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