<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.comen-usSat, 10 Dec 2016 13:47:23 -0500Sat, 10 Dec 2016 13:47:23 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Delta Latest Airline to Upgrade Its Snacks]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:14:05 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/delta-snacks.jpg

If it's true that an army travels on its stomach, will better snacks keep passengers loyal to one airline? 

Delta Air Lines is rolling out new free snacks for customers in the main cabin, including brand-name yogurt bars and pretzels. Some will come in larger portions than before because, Delta has figured out, that's what customers crave. 

The menu move comes about a year after United Airlines brought back free snacks by offering noshes like stroopwafels — a gooey Dutch confection — and better coffee. Earlier this year, American Airlines restored free snacks on domestic flights. 

Airline executives say they're focusing on both big and little things in the battle for customers. 

Delta said Thursday that beginning next week it will retire the airline's brand of peanuts and pretzels and replace them on longer flights with Snyder's of Hanover pretzels, Squirrel honey-roasted peanuts and NatureBox yogurt bars. 

Fans of the Biscoff cookies need not fret — those are staying. 

Delta also is testing free sandwiches and other meals in economy on some flights between New York and California.

The company stopped selling food on its flights in 2005, The New York Times reported at the time

For decades, air travelers took it for granted that they would be served meals as part of their ticket price. Airlines gradually took away that perk to save money, but came off looking Scrooge-like. 

Continental Airlines claimed it would save $2.5 million by no longer giving away pretzels in 2011. That year parent United Continental Holdings Inc. earned $840 million. 

Airlines today seem even more financially healthy enough to feed their customers: Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines Inc. earned $4.5 billion last year.



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<![CDATA[Photo of Fake 'Happy Hour Playset' Sparks Online Outrage]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:30:08 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/fisher-price-photo2_blurred-faces-2.jpg

An online backlash over a supposed “happy hour playset” for kids has proven to be misplaced since the item in question doesn’t exist.

After a Facebook user posted a photo Tuesday that showed the set –  complete with bar stools, plastic bottles and featuring what appeared to be the Fisher-Price logo – people began to post messages on the company’s social media pages condemning the product.

The box featured three toddlers, two holding bottles while a third appearing behind the bar.

The hoax debunker website Snopes.com investigated the item and found that it isn’t real.

Fisher-Price also responded with a statement saying the set is “not endorsed, produced or approved.”

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<![CDATA[Target Reissues Menorah Recall Over Fire Hazard Concerns]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:55:26 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/menorah11.jpg

With Hanukkah several weeks away, Target is reminding customers it has recalled thousands of menorahs because they post a fire hazard.

The clear acrylic menorahs, sold in Target stores nationwide from October 2015 through December 2015 for about $20, can melt when the candles burn, Target says. The company said it has received eight reports of the menorahs melting, including three reports of fire. No property damage or injuries were reported.

The 2,600 menorahs were originally recalled in May, but if customers still have them, they should toss them before the holiday or return them to Target for a full refund. 



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<![CDATA['Hairspray Live!' Right Here on NBC10]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:56:30 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018264426_1200x675_826957379933.jpg You can Catch Hairspray Live! Wednesday night at 8 only on NBC10.]]> <![CDATA[Singer Granger Smith Partially Collapses Lung at NJ Concert]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:28:37 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Granger+Smith.jpg

Country music artist Granger Smith is back in Texas after he was hospitalized for injuries sustained when he fell off a stage in New Jersey.

Smith posted Tuesday on Twitter that he's starting to regain movement.

Smith was treated for two broken ribs and a punctured and partially collapsed lung at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

He was singing while standing on an audio monitor when it gave way and he fell into a metal barricade at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville on Friday night. He got back up and continued performing.

His remaining 2016 shows have been canceled.



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<![CDATA['A Year With Frog & Toad' at the Arden Theatre]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:25:54 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/225*120/Frog+and+Toad+Arden+Theatre.JPG The Arden Theatre has teamed with CHOP to make "A Year With Frog & Toad special for you and for children in need.]]> <![CDATA[Ballerina Misty Copeland Launches Dancewear Line ÉGAL]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:15:08 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-527358950.jpg

Ballerina Misty Copeland, who is known for breaking body stereotypes in the dance world, has launched her line of dancewear apparel.

The prima ballerina has often spoken publicly about her career-long struggle to find dancewear designed for women who have busts, hips and thighs. It from that void that Copeland says ÉGAL Dance was born.

ÉGAL Dance features designs inspired by Copeland's personal style and a desire to provide dancewear that is "truly supportive, appealing and flattering to a variety of body types."

"The ÉGAL woman is looking for high-performance, functional dancewear that is fashionable, durable and most importantly, helps them to achieve their movement goals," says Copeland. "We have shared our garments with both professional and recreational dancers, and early feedback has shown that dancers from dance forms including ballet, modern, contemporary, jazz, and Broadway, have an overwhelming need for this type of leotard."

ÉGAL Dance's initial launch is comprised of the brand's capsule collection including leotards, crop tops, a skirt and a warm-up tunic. Copeland's dancewear line is available exclusively online at www.egaldance.com.

Copeland made history last year as the first African-American woman promoted to principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre.

Reaching the pinnacle of success as a dancer was only the beginning. The world-renowned ballerina has been able to forge a career outside the dance world with her trailblazing accomplishments, a rare feat for someone from the dance world. In addition to various endorsement deals and TV appearances, the 33-year-old has published two New York Times best-selling books, was the subject of a documentary, appeared on Broadway, named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people and was recently honored with her own Barbie doll.



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<![CDATA[Countdown to 'Hairspray Live!']]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:59:16 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018230542_1200x675_825048131525.jpg Ephraim Sykes, who plays Seaweed Stubbs in NBC's upcoming production of “Hairspray Live!” talks about his role in the production.]]> <![CDATA[Winterfest Holiday Tree Shining Bright at Penn's Landing]]> Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:09:18 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Winterfest+Tree+Lit+cp.jpg

The biggest and best holiday tree in Philadelphia is shining bright at Penn's Landing as the NBC10 News Today team flipped the switch to light the evergreen and kick off the holiday season.

The 45 foot tall Colorado blue spruce is Winterfest's centerpiece towering over the Blue Cross RiverRink. More than 50,000 energy-efficient LED lights are strung along the branches of the two and a half ton tree.

Latin vocalists VIVA MÁS, violinist Instrument of Grace, acapella singers Broad Street Beat are just a few of the musicians who performed at the special event that aired live on NBC10 Friday evening.

Figure skating dance champions Shay and Yovanny also took to the ice and on the blacktop, The Lady Hoofers, tapped away a routine.

NBC10 News Today anchors Tracy Davidson, Vai Sikahema, Bill Henley and Jessica Boyington hosted the program. Ol' Saint Nick was on hand to help flip the 6-foot tall switch and energize the lights.

A fireworks display over the Delaware River capped off the special event.

Happy Holidays and Feliz Navidad from all of us at NBC10 and Telemundo62!



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<![CDATA[Phillies Tree Lighting, Holiday Sale]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:01:13 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018200967_1200x675_822992963748.jpg NBC10’s Rosemary Connors talks with Phillies radio announcer Scott Franzke and Francis Winkey, senior merchandise manager for the Majestic Clubhouse Store, about the Phillies upcoming tree lighting event and holiday sale.]]> <![CDATA[Philadelphia Youth Walk]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:55:52 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018201033_1200x675_822991939935.jpg NBC10’s Rosemary Connors discusses the Philadelphia Dear Laney Youth Walk with it’s founder and CEO, Cali Shabazz.]]> <![CDATA[Free Coffee as Wawa Opens Largest Center City Store]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:31:21 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/183*120/19th+Market+Wawa.JPG

Philadelphia dignitaries joined Wawa officials to open the newest location of the very popular convenience store chain in Center City Friday morning.

Mayor Jim Kenney took part in the 10 a.m. ribbon cutting of the 19th and Market streets location, the largest Center city store for the Pennsylvania-based Wawa.

Friday’s festivities included free coffee – of any size – for customers throughout the day as well as a charitable hoagie-building competition between Philadelphia firefighters and police officers. Wawa’s mascot Wally Goose was also in the house as Wawa officials announced a $75,000 grant to help Philabundance combat hunger. [[404294066, C]]

The new location features indoor bar seating, LED lighting and USB outlets in the almost 7,000-square-foot store, said Wawa.



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<![CDATA['A Philly POPS Christmas']]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:28:40 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018182766_1200x675_821964355938.jpg NBC10’s Vai Sikahema speaks with Michael Krajewski about the premiere of "A Philly Pop’s Christmas - Spectacular Sounds of the Season!"]]> <![CDATA[Philadelphia-Based Artist to Debut X-Ray Art]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:22:10 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/XRay+Art+1.jpg

Almost 30 years ago, Philadelphia-based radiologist Susan Summerton started collecting x-ray photos that coincidentally resembled letters, numbers, and shapes. Using those radiographic images of bones, organs, muscles and surgical materials, she embraced her artistic abilities and created reproductions of words and symbols.

The Temple grad named her medical artwork collection Xray Artistry, and is set to showcase it in her first solo gallery show at Large Format Digital Printing (LFDP) in New Jersey.

LFDP will host a public opening ceremony of the exhibit on Friday, Dec. 2, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 19 Bridge Street in the Stockton borough of New Jersey. The gallery runs through Jan. 6, 2017.

Summerton’s unique blend of medicine, photography, anatomy and art received recognition from prestigious organizations; in 2014, she submitted a piece of Xray Artistry to an international contest sponsored by the Radiologic Society of North America. The artwork received an Honorable Mention and was featured at the Society’s annual meeting, where she was selected as “Best New Exhibitor.” In October, the Philadelphia Native was invited to present her Xray Artistry collection at the prestigious Parallax Arts Fair in London, England.

Summerton— who works with a large group of radiologists in Philadelphia called Radiology Affiliates Imaging (RAI)— also uses her artistic vision to make customized gifts for anyone interested in owning a piece of the medical artwork.

To learn more about Xray Artistry, view artwork, or place custom orders, visit www.xrayartistry.com or contact Dr. Susan Summerton at 856.981.6783.



Photo Credit: Artwork and Photos by Susan Summerton, MD]]>
<![CDATA[Santa's North Pole Home Listed on Zillow]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:31:27 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/p_f_Outside_024.jpg Popular real estate marketplace company Zillow added a new property listing to their website just in time for the holidays -- Santa Claus' North Pole house. Maison Krin is described as a "toy-lover's paradise nestled on 25 idyllic acres at the North Pole -- perfect for spirited reindeer games." The company priced the home using "comparable homes in remote locations" and "applying a Santa premium," they said in a press release.

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<![CDATA[Napoleon Dynamite and Pedro Reunite for Burger King Ad]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:25:46 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/212*120/nd51120735.jpg

Napoleon Dynamite and Pedro are back…for Burger King, that is.

Jon Heder and Efren Ramirez reunited for a commercial for Burger King’s limited-time offering of cheesy tots.

The commerical plays off of Napoleon's love for the cafeteria side dish in the movie. 

"Whoa, are those cheesy tots?” Heder as Napoleon asks Ramirez, before requesting to try one.

He then takes a handful of tots, including one out of Ramirez’s hand, for himself.

“Dang it, those are good,” Heder says.

“Fans have been craving the return of Cheesy Tots for some time now,” Burger King president, North America Alex Macedo said in a statement. “So we wanted to give loyalists a holiday surprise after we heard so many of their requests. Now they’ll be able to warm up to these cozy cheese and potato bites this holiday season.”



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<![CDATA[Urban League of Philadelphia's Luncheon]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:27:58 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018164286_1200x675_820927043896.jpg NBC10’s Lauren Mayk speaks with Patricia Coulter about the 14th Annual Whitney M. Young Jr Community Empowerment Luncheon to celebrate the Urban League of Philadelphia.]]> <![CDATA[World Premiere of 'Jib']]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:08:04 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018164569_1200x675_820950083862.jpg NBC10’s Rosemary Connors speaks with the main actors of the musical “Jib,” which is to premiering in Old City.]]> <![CDATA['Jurassic World' Star Talks Philly Dino Exhibit]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:14:56 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018145874_1200x675_819908675990.jpg Ty Simpkins, one of the stars of the movie "Jurassic World" talks about the new Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:06:42 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018145690_1200x675_819902019596.jpg Friday will mark the lighting ceremony for the popular Rose Tree Park holiday event. Delco Council Chair Mario Civera Jr. explain what makes the event so special.]]> <![CDATA[Music Legend Kenny Gamble Talks Music & Fashion]]> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:26:09 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018128307_1200x675_819033667861.jpg Music legend Kenny Gamble and his wife Faatimah talk about their history in music and a upcoming An Evening of Style & Grace Fasion Show Fundraiser that continues to make a difference in the lives of young people in our area.]]> <![CDATA[WMMR's Preston & Steve Camp Out for Hunger]]> Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:11:29 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018073865_1200x675_816185923558.jpg NBC10's Vai Sikahema talks to Preston and Steve about their annual Camp Out for Hunger food drive.]]> <![CDATA[Philly Shelter Waives Adoption Fees for the 'Pawlidayz']]> Wed, 23 Nov 2016 10:26:39 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/230*120/Pawlidayz.JPG

Every day thousands of animals are euthanized simply because they don’t have a place to call home and a local shelter is trying to do something to give pets a new life in a loving home.

The Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia (ACCT) on Hunting Park is again partnering with Best Friend’s Animal Society and Zappos.com to save lives over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

With the Black Friday Home for the Pawlidayz Adoption Event, customers can enjoy fee-waived adoptions on all pets. [[402668095, C]]

"In 2015, we successfully saved over 200 shelter animals by partnering with Zappos and Best Friends, and this year we hope even more people will give the gift of a home to a pet in need." Said Carolyn Fitzgerald, director of lifesaving at ACCT Philly.

The Black Friday Home for the Pawlidayz Adoption Event runs through Monday.

The mission of Best Friends Animal Society, according to their website, is to ensure all pets have a home. "Every day, more than 9,000 dogs and cats are killed in America's shelters," according to the organization.

Each summer, NBC10 and Telemundo62 team up with dozens of shelters to Clear the Shelters, as part of a nationwide pet adoption drive. [[388021752, C]]



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<![CDATA[Black Friday Comedy Marathon]]> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:59:28 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018054602_1200x675_815248963953.jpg NBC10’s Vai Sikahema speaks with Greg Maughan, founder and executive director of PHIT Comedy, about his upcoming Black Friday comedy marathon.]]> <![CDATA['An American in Paris' Comes to Philly]]> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:59:13 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018054267_1200x675_815243331550.jpg NBC10’s Vai Sikahema speaks with the stars of the most honored new musical of 2015, “An American in Paris,” which runs at the Academy of Music through Thanksgiving weekend.]]> <![CDATA[John DeBella Wants Your Turkeys for a Good Cause]]> Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:18:26 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/218*120/John+DeBella+Turkey+Drop.JPG Radio personality John DeBella talks about the annual 102.9 WMGK FM's John DeBella Turkey Drop, and how it has become one of the largest one day food gathering events in Philadelphia.

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<![CDATA[Best Places to Get Swept Up in Christmas Cheer]]> Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:04:50 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/holiday+lights+generic.jpg

According to Buddy the Elf, “the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”

If you don’t agree that singing is the best way to get swept up in the Christmas cheer, you can silently visit these holiday attractions during the next two months.

The Comcast Holiday Spectacular: Nov. 24 - Jan. 1

Comcast Center, Philadelphia, 1701 John F. Kennedy Boulevard

The holiday experience debuted in 2008 and has attracted over 1M visitors. At the top of the hour every hour from 10 a.m. through 8 p.m except at 5 p.m. on weekdays, the Comcast Experience video wall, an 83 by 25 foot LED screen, displays the 15-minute show, which features scenes from The Nutcracker and a sleigh floating over the Philadelphia countryside as actors from the Walnut Street Theater Perform to a holiday soundtrack. The Comcast Center offers handheld devices that display closed captions for those who are deaf or hard of hearing and a headset with a narrative description for visitors who are blind so everyone can share in the same experience. (Comcast is the parent company of NBC10.)

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Macy’s Holiday Windows: Nov. 18 – Dec. 31

Center City Macy’s on 1300 Market Street inside the Wanamaker Building 

Macy’s, the first store to feature holiday windows for the pure fun and joy of the season, has been bringing the Holidays to life in their window displays since the early 1870s.

The Macy’s Christmas Light Show: Nov. 25 - Dec. 31
Center City Macy’s on 1300 Market Street inside the Wanamaker Building
The iconic light show has been around since 1956. Over 100,000 LED lights are used to create images of snowflakes, ballerinas, reindeer, and other holiday images while holiday music is played on the Wanamaker Grand Organ.

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Macy’s Dickens Village: Nov. 25 – Dec. 31
Center City Macy’s on 1300 Market Street inside the Wanamaker Building
The Egyptian Room of the Wanamaker Building has become home to Dickens Village for the past 20 years. The 6,000-square-foot walk-through takes visitors to 1840s London with 26 heart-warming scenes. Through Dec. 24, the walk-through leads you to SantaLand where you can take a photo with Father Christmas before he returns to the North Pole for Christmas.

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest: Nov. 25 – Mar. 5
Blue Cross RiverRink 101 S. Christopher Columbus Boulevard
Winterfest
returns for its fourth year at Philadelphia’s largest outdoor ice skating rink. The annual tree lighting will take place on Dec. 2 followed by many events throughout the holiday season. In addition to skating, you can dine at the lodge restaurant and bar. There is also a kids lodge and arcade when kids want to take a break from skating.

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Longwood Gardens: Nov. 24 – Jan. 8
1001 Longwood Road, Kennet Square
An 8-foot Fraser Fir decorated with a garland of musical instruments is center state in the Music Room as Organ sing-alongs, carolers and performances fill the gardens with over 6,000 seasonal plants. Timed admission tickets are required for the event.

Holiday Garden Railway: Nov. 25 – Dec. 31 (except Dec. 24 – Dec. 25)
Morris Arboretum 100 E. Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia
Morris Arboretum
showcases a miniature winter wonderland with scaled replicas of Philadelphia monuments as a quarter-mile model train track connects the models.

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Holiday Light Show at Shady Brook Farm: Nov. 21 – Jan. 10
Shady Brook Farm 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley
There are more than 3M lights illuminating different displays and characters. You can enjoy the light show from your car or enjoy the light show in the open-air on a wagon ride.

Christmas Candylane at Hershey Park: Nov. 11 – Jan. 1
Hershey Park 100 W. Hersheypark Drive Hershey
Hershypark transforms into a winter wonderland You can enjoy Holiday coaster rides, visit Santa Claus, meet Santa’s nine reindeer, and a two-mile holiday light show.

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Olde Time Christmas: Dec. 2-4, 10-11, 17-18
1 Susquehanna St, Jim Thorpe
Shop in more than 35 unique shops, take train rides with Santa, enjoy live entertainment and participate in some family fun. Check out the schedule of events by clicking here.

If you live in South Jersey or the surrounding areas, visit:

Adventure Aquarium Christmas Celebration: Dec. 3 – Dec. 30
Adventure Aquarium 1 Riverside Drive, Camden
Experience how fish enjoy the holidays under the sea. Adventure Aquarium’s Christmas Celebration is back for its eighth year. The aquarium will feature twinkling lights, glowing trees, falling snow and the return of Scuba Santa. Scuba Santa and his elf will swim with sharks, sea turtles and sting rays.

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Christmas in Cape May: Nov. 18 – Jan. 1
Cape May, New Jersey
Be transported back in time as Cape May is transformed into a Dickens village. Garland and twinkling gas lights will help transform the city. Enjoy the holiday events the town has scheduled.

Holidays at Johnson’s Farm: Nov. 25 – Dec. 30
Johnson’s Corner Farm, 133 Church Road, Medford
Experience the holidays at Johnson’s Farm with light show hayrides, a visit with Santa, a light show on the lake, decorate cookies, and marshmallow roasting.

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Holiday Light Show in Historic Smithville: Thursdays – Sundays Nov. 26 – Jan. 6
615 E. Moss Mill Road, Smithville

An orchestrated show of music and lights takes place on Lake Meone. Before the show, browse over 60 shoppes, enjoy food at the seven eateries among other activities.

If you live in Delaware, try to visit:

The Riverfront Rink: Nov. 25 - Feb. 28
815 Justison Street, Wilmington
Justinson Landing Green will be transformed into Wilmington’s own “Rockefeller Center” as lights, holiday decorations, and music bring the holiday mood as the green grassy area becomes a 72 by 120 foot skating rink.

Holiday Lights Express: Dec. 9 – Dec. 30 (except Dec. 12 – Dec. 14, Dec. 24, Dec. 25)
Greenbank Station 2201 Newport Gap Pike, Wilmington

Enjoy a 45-minute ride aboard a 1929 Pennsylvania Railroad “Doodlebug” railcar covered in thousands of holiday lights. You can look through the windows to see decorated houses and lawns. Reservations are required and the train will depart every hour starting at 5:00 p.m. and ending at 8:00 p.m. while some dates will have a 9:00 p.m. ride.

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<![CDATA[Philadelphia’s Christmas Village Teams With Make a Wish Foundation]]> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:15:49 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018008052_1200x675_812429891728.jpg Center City Philadelphia will be transformed into its annual German Christmas Village market this season. NBC10’s Erin Coleman speaks with Nathan Andrisani and Thomas Bauer about how this year will be different as they team up with the Make a Wish Foundation]]> <![CDATA[John O’Hurley Talks National Dog Show in Montco]]> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:16:11 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000018007696_1200x675_812405827956.jpg NBC10’s Erin Coleman speaks with David Frei and John O’Hurley about this year’s Thanksgiving Day Philadelphia dog show, which takes place this weekend in Oaks and airs on NBC10 on Thanksgiving.]]> <![CDATA[Johnny & Tara Agree: Their Dogs Are the Best]]> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 08:08:36 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Johnny-Weir-Tara-Lipinski-c.jpg

The Olympic figure skating royalty duo of Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir have become prominent television personalities whose credits include the Kentucky Derby, the Super Bowl and now for the second year in a row, The National Dog Show Presented by Purina.

Tickets are available for the two-day show Nov. 19 & 20 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center.

The NBC analysts have become fashion experts and pop culture experts with a unique style that has wide-ranging appeal, so the dog show is right in their wheelhouse.

A member of the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame, Lipinski came to national prominence at the age of 14 when she was the youngest person to win the U.S. and World Championship and became the youngest individual gold medalist in Winter Olympic history capturing the gold medal in Nagano at the age of 15. During his distinguished 16-year career, Weir placed fifth at the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics and sixth at the Vancouver Winter Games in 2010. He won three consecutive U.S. National Championship titles (2004-2006) and was the bronze medalist at the World Championships in 2008.

Avid dog lovers and media darlings, here they are in select media postings talking about one of their favorite subjects:

Q: What makes your dog the light of your life?

Johnny: There’s nothing like owning a dog – they always love you no matter if you’re good or bad. I have a Japanese Chin named Tema. He is my little prince and always there wagging his tail when I get home. He brings so much joy to my life, and I’m so thankful for his companionship. He would have made a great figure skater. He does what I call a "Chin spin," which is when he curls up into a little ball. Almost like he’s chasing his tail, but he just constantly spins. When he hears his treat bag open, he starts spinning. It’s perfect for me as an ice skater to have a spinning dog.

Tara: My dog’s name is Dublin. He’s a hugger. Seriously. I know in some ways it’s a bad habit, but Dublin just loves to wrap his paws around people and snuggle them face-to-face.

Q: Since you get to go backstage at The National Dog Show, you really have a bird’s eye view of things most people don’t get to see. What is special in the backstage area?

Johnny: Well, I enjoy seeing what kind of shade (competitive banter) the handlers throw at each other. I know there is a competition for the shortest ankle-length skirt among the female handlers and maybe a couple of the male handlers as well. I’m looking forward to seeing what drama unfolds between Shih Tzus and Greyhounds and Maltese and Japanese Chins. I am fascinated by how much The National Dog Show is like the movie, Best in Show.

Q: So why is your dog your best friend?

Tara: When I come back from traveling or just have had a DAY, Dublin’s there to give me the most unconditional love. I could just look at that puppy face forever.



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<![CDATA[NJ Students Tour Macy's Parade Studio]]> Wed, 16 Nov 2016 07:48:50 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/macys+parade+studio+tour.jpg A special group of New Jersey third graders got a first look at four new floats that will debut at the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Lori Bordonaro reports.]]> <![CDATA[Eagles' Jon Dorenbos Brings Magic Back to 'Ellen']]> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 14:50:28 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Jon+Dorenbos+on+Ellen.jpg

After impressing Ellen DeGeneres with his mind-boggling magic tricks in October, Philadelphia Eagles long snapper and magic man Jon Dorenbos returned to 'Ellen' on Tuesday to perform more of his head-scratching mojo. 

Dorenbos was a finalist in this past season of "America's Got Talent."

Dorenbos' Eagles are 5-4 on the season ahead of Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks.



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<![CDATA['Wizard of Oz' Blows Into Philly]]> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 14:03:42 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000017950760_1200x675_809422403677.jpg The timeless classic "the Wizard of Oz" will be playing at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia into the new year.]]> <![CDATA[Classic Oreo Cookies Are Now a Candy Bar]]> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 14:49:41 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/milka-oreo-big-crunch-chocolate-candy-bar-today-161114.jpg

Oreo, the chocolate cookie with white icing, is taking its classic taste to candy shelves.

The brand's first candy bar, a Milka Oreo Big Crunch Chocolate Bar, was released Monday and is available at some retailers nationwide, including Wal-Mart, Kroger, ShopRite and Albertsons, according to a company statement.

It features a layer of crunchy Oreo cookies between two layers of rich vanilla creme, coated in European Milka chocolate candy, according to Oreo's website

“Milka Oreo Chocolate Candy Bars are a natural progression for Oreo,especially with Mondelēz International’s global leadership position in chocolate and Milka being the No. 1 chocolate candy in Europe," said spokesperson Samantha Greenwood.

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"The combination of these two global powerhouse brands – both of which are known for their delicious taste – has led to a product line that is unique and truly differentiated in the U.S. chocolate candy category.”

Milka Oreo Chocolate Candy Bar will debut in January 2017. It boasts vanilla cream studded with bits of chocolate Oreo cookies, then coated in Milka milk chocolate. Also, an Oreo Choco-Mix Snack Mix Bag will also be available next year.

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<![CDATA[Calling All Philly Dancers: Audition for 'Hairspray Live!']]> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 09:11:58 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Giveaway_Hairspray_625x350_v2.jpg

If you know how to "do the Madison" and you want a shot to show off your moves on stage in Philadelphia, boogy on down Tuesday to the Kimmel Center.

It's your shot at dancing in a December viewing party of "Hairspray Live!" The auditions will begin 10 a.m. at the S.E.I. Innovation Studio of the Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad St.

Male and female dancers, ages 18 to 30, are encouraged to audition and come dressed in the spirit of the 1960s-era themed Broadway musical. Downstage Center Dance Studio choreographer Dani Tucci-Juraga will serve as judge.

Those chosen will participate in the viewing party for the live television show, which airs Dec. 7. The party, which will be hosted by NBC10, is 7 to 11 p.m. at the Kimmel.

“For anyone who loves to dance and wants to be on television, NBC10 is offering an amazing opportunity to be featured as a dancer during our ‘Hairspray Live!’ viewing party in Center City next month,” said Ric Harris, president and general manager of NBC10 and Telemundo62. “We are partnering with the Kimmel Center for what is sure to be a festive night that will include live entertainment and local celebrities from the American Bandstand era.”

Tickets to the party event are limited and will be available through an online sweepstakes (click here to enter) from November 14 to 27 at NBC10.com.

As a homage to Philadelphia’s long history of music and dance, the event will feature performances by First Ladies of Rock and Soul, the Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars, and special appearances by Bobby Rydell and American Bandstand sweethearts Bunny Gibson and Steve Colanero. Attendees can also get styled up at the 60s-era Beans Beauty salon station and then make a stop at the 60s vibe photo booth for lasting memories of the night.

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<![CDATA[Hairspray Live! Open Call Auditions]]> Mon, 14 Nov 2016 14:53:16 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000017932370_1200x675_808531523780.jpg You can dance Tuesday night at the Kimmel Center for a chance to be part of "Hairspray Live!" on NBC10.]]> <![CDATA[9/11 Vet Honored With 'Dogs' Best Friend' Award]]> Fri, 11 Nov 2016 17:16:53 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Dr-Cindy-Otto-credit-PennVe.jpg

Dr. Cindy Otto, whose work at Ground Zero following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks inspired her founding of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center, is the recipient of the 2016 Kennel Club of Philadelphia "Dogs’ Best Friend Award."

A tenured associate professor of critical care at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Otto is the sixth winner of the award, and will direct the resulting Kennel Club of Philadelphia (KCP) $5,000 donation to the nationally-renowned Penn Vet Working Dog Center (WDC). Opened on September 11, 2012, the WDC is the nation’s premier research, training and educational facility dedicated to producing an elite group of detection dogs for public safety and public health (www.PennVetWDC.org).

Among the skills for which canines are trained at the WDC are Diabetes Alert, Ovarian Cancer Detection, Narcotics Detection, Explosives Detection, Law Enforcement and Urban Search & Rescue. Dr. Otto and WDC dogs will demonstrate some of those skills in the National Dog Show stadium show ring on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 11:45 a.m. in a featured performance.

In addition to 9/11, Dr. Otto was deployed to Hurricane Floyd in 1999 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005. She is one of America’s foremost authorities on search & rescue and detection dogs through her work at Penn Vet.

"It is an honor to receive this award, but it is really the other way around," said Dr. Otto. “I feel like I have been privileged to have been befriended by amazing dogs throughout my life! I have connected with dogs for as long as I can remember and they have all impacted me in one way or another. The search and rescue dogs have worked their way into my heart and my soul.

"It is their inspiration that motivated me to learn to train my own dog and to dedicate my career to working dogs. Every day I am able to advance the research, training and care needed to ensure that all working dog heroes have the best opportunity to partner with us to save lives."

"As a Past Trustee of the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine, I am very much aware of Dr. Otto's dedication, devotion and leadership at the Working Dog Center," said KCP President Wayne Ferguson. "The Kennel Club of Philadelphia is very honored to present the 6th Annual Dogs’ Best Friend Award to Dr. Otto."

The Kennel Club of Philadelphia created The Dogs’ Best Friend Award to inspire and motivate others to contribute to animal welfare in their community and to protect our region’s dogs, whose service and companionship are a critical and enriching part of American life.

Past winners of the award are former Philadelphia Phillies’ second baseman Chase Utley and his wife, Jen, for their establishment of the Utley Foundation; CBS3 meteorologist, animal enthusiast and TV personality Carol Erickson; Marian Marchese, the founder of New Leash on Life USA, which takes at-risk dogs into Philadelphia prisons to be cared for by inmates preparing for release back into society; Morris Animal Rescue of Philadelphia, America’s oldest such facility; and the Martin & Toni Sosnoff Foundation, which paid the medical bills of search and rescue dogs who worked at 9/11.



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<![CDATA[The Links Celebrate Friendship Weekend for 70th Annivesary]]> Fri, 11 Nov 2016 13:34:00 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000017903370_1200x675_806746179951.jpg It’s a celebration of friendship and service this weekend and The Links, Inc. - Philadelphia Chapter a volunteer service organization, is marking its 70th anniversary. Philadelphia chapter VP Diedre Patterson and chair of strategic planning Rosalyn McPherson are in the NBC10 studios to tell us more.]]> <![CDATA[Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet Performs 'The Nutcracker']]> Fri, 11 Nov 2016 13:00:39 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000017903514_1200x675_806751299711.jpg The Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet Society will soon perform the Nutcracker at the Upper Darby Performance Arts Center. The studio's director Melinda Pendleton and dancer Julia Lawless tell us more about the holiday classic.]]> <![CDATA[2016 National Dog Show: Get Your Tickets!]]> Sat, 19 Nov 2016 07:52:43 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/national-dog-show-St.-Berna.jpg

It's that time of year again and we're getting ready for one of the area's biggest fall traditions -- The National Dog Show.

Each year, the show airs Thanksgiving Day on NBC, right after the parade coverage. And it gets taped beforehand at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pa.

This year's show will be taped on Saturday, November 19, hosted by The Kennel Club of Philadelphia and sanctioned by The American Kennel Club. That's the day where you get to see Breed, Group and Best in Show judging.

Sunday's show -- November 20 -- features enhanced athletic dog exhibitions as well as family-friendly activities and hands-on fun.

Here are hours and ticket information:

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Ticket prices:

  • Adults (13 and over) $16
  • Children (ages 4 - 12) $7
  • Children 3 and under: Free



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<![CDATA[Ice Rink Opens With Salute to Veterans]]> Fri, 11 Nov 2016 10:39:39 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000017899268_1200x675_806567491902.jpg The Rothman ice rink in Dilworth Park opens for business on Veterans Day. Veterans and active duty members can skate for free.]]> <![CDATA[NBC10 Severe Winter Weather Week: Coming to a Mall Near You]]> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:47:06 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WXWeek_FS_All1.jpg

Come out and meet the NBC10 First Alert Weather team during NBC10 Severe Winter Weather Week!

Monday through Friday, Nov. 14 - Nov. 18, 2016, the most trusted weather team in the region will be at a different StormReady® mall each day with StormRanger10.

NBC10 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Hurricane Schwartz and meteorologists Krystal Kiel and Erika Martin want to help you prepare for winter with NBC10's weather tools and expertise. You can also tour StormRanger10, the only X-Band, dual polarized, mobile Doppler radar in the region.

We've partnered with Simon Malls to host Severe Winter Weather Week. Their malls have earned a StormReady® designation from the National Weather Service. That means key workers have gone through hazardous weather training are equipped to handle all types of severe and potentially life-threatening weather situations.

So come out and take a tour of StormRanger10, take home some NBC10 swag AND be there for the big moment Thursday when Glenn reveals his 20th Long-Range Winter Forecast!

Here's our schedule:

Monday, November 14
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Oxford Valley Mall [directions]
2300 East Lincoln Highway
Langhore, Pa., 19047

Tuesday, November 15
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Philadelphia Mills [directions]
1455 Franklin Mills Circle
Philadelphia, Pa., 19154

Wednesday, November 16
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Gloucester Premium Outlets [directions]
100 Premium Outlets Drive
Blackwood, N.J., 08012

Thursday, November 17
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lehigh Valley Mall [directions]
250 Lehigh Valley Mall
Whitehall, Pa. 18052

Friday, November 18
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Philadelphia Premium Outlets [directions]
18 West Lightcap Road
Limerick, Pa., 19464



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