Monthly Archives: December 2016

Holidays in Swarthmore

The lights are in the windows and the garlands embrace the lampposts. The Home for the Holidays horses pulled their sleighs past our office last weekend as the Swarthmore Ballet Theatre performed one sold out performance of The Nutcracker after another. (Pictured above, Anna Si, as the Dew Drop Fairy – check out my Letter to the Editor in this week’s edition of the Swarthmorean newspaper about this magnificent production).

Swarthmoreans seem to be focused on shopping locally this season with treasures at  Harvey Oak Mercantile, Compendium with its selection of warm scarves, tasty treats at the Co-op, books and gifts at the Swarthmore College bookstore, and so many more choices all without setting foot in a mall or warming up the car!

I’ll update this post in the coming days with more pictures of our town celebrating the season! Feel free to email me your favorite Swarthmore holiday pictures and memories to be shared!

(Pictured below: Visitors to The Inn at Swarthmore this Thursday were treated to a view of snow outside and seasonal decorations inside!)


Carolers serenade the audience in line to see Swarthmore Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker…


Cornell & Rutgers is slush & ice a week and a half before Hanukkah & Christmas…


Wondering children tour Dave Augustine’s courtyard holiday light display on Park…


On one magical day of the year, Park Ave has horse-drawn carriages again…


Trees are for sale outside the library – proceeds benefit the Swarthmore Fire Station!


A young Nutcracker dancer spots the horses & Christmas trees across the street…


D. Patrick Welsh gets in on the holiday spirit!


A winter storm on 12/17 turned Swarthmore glassy and magical…

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