PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Some of Philadelphia’s historic houses are getting all dressed up for the holiday season.
And at Fairmount Park, some of the city’s hidden treasures have a refreshed festive spirit.READ MORE: Man Fighting For Life After Being Shot 16 Times In North Philadelphia Double Shooting, Police Say
Bryan Hoffman, owner of Hoffman Design Group, as well as Kathryn Ott Lovell and Jamie Gauthier of the Fairmount Park Conservancy, gave Eyewitness News insight into this transformation.
“Nobody has the history that Philadelphia has,” Lovell explained. “To know that so much of that history took place here in our parks system is really unique. Lemon Hill was the first acquisition that the city made to begin Fairmont Park.”READ MORE: DA Larry Krasner Announces New Initiative To Fight Gun Violence In West/Southwest Philadelphia
She added that “the historic homes are definitely a gift for the city but for all year round for Philadelphians.”
And at this time of year, you’ll find surprises around every corner of every house during their days of special events.
“We’re infusing the program here with a celebration of Philadelphia’s food, music, neighborhoods and families. All the things that make Philadelphia great,” Gauthier said.MORE NEWS: WATCH: Zach Ertz Records Longest Touchdown Catch Of Career, Makes NFL History In 1st Game With Cardinals
And the decor that decks every hall with a purpose preserves Philly’s pride.