Holiday

Hanukkah lights at Boathouse Row
City of Philadelphia
Rachel Kurland
December 27, 2019 - 4:00 am
Christmas has come and gone, but the holiday season is far from over. Use The KYW To-Do List — your guide for all things to do this weekend in Philly — to help plan your outings with the family.
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A kid writes a letter to Santa.
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Kim Glovas
November 29, 2019 - 4:00 am
Letters to Santa are nothing new for the U.S. Postal Service, but this year, if you want to help Santa make some holiday wishes come true, you’ll need to get online. Read more here.
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Christmas Village in Philadelphia.
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Antionette Lee
November 28, 2019 - 8:14 pm
Some people left the Thanksgiving table early to get a jump on their holiday shopping at Christmas Village in Love Park. Read more here.
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Ferris Wheel at the Christmas Village
Kory Aversa
Holli Stephens
November 28, 2019 - 4:00 am
Whether you have some time off to enjoy the holiday with family or pitch a tent outside a Best Buy, plan your weekend with a special holiday edition of The KYW To-Do List, your guide for all things to do in the city and surrounding suburbs this Thanksgiving weekend.
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Broadway Philadelphia's Hamilton
Joan Marcus
Holli Stephens
November 15, 2019 - 4:45 am
Philadelphia is already the place to explore chronicles of yesteryear, but centuries of history — from Egypt and back — will be the center of attention this weekend. For a taste of bygone times and much more to come, scroll through The KYW To-Do List, your guide for all things to do in Philly and...
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Pennsylvania becomes the 45th state to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday, and the announcement comes with mixed reactions.
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Justin Udo
June 19, 2019 - 3:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania becomes the 45th state to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday. The Emancipation Proclamation was signed into law in 1863, but it was not until June 19, 1865 when the last slaves in Galveston, Texas were told of the abolition of slavery. That date is known...
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Benjamin Franklin Bridge leading into Camden, N.J.
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Andrew Kramer
May 23, 2019 - 7:21 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The same storm system that brought a "violent tornado" to Missouri is expected to reach the Delaware Valley on Thursday afternoon. As many people leave work for the day, others will be hitting the roads to get a jump start on their Memorial Day weekend travel. And...
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Traffic jam.
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Hadas Kuznits
May 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Get ready for congested roads over the next few days as people head out to celebrate the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Jana Tidwell with AAA Mid-Atlantic says there will be a lot of people taking to the roads now through Monday. "We'll see the second highest volume...
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Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) speaks during a news conference on immigration to condemn the Trump Administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, outside the US Capitol on June 13, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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April 03, 2019 - 8:09 pm
By Caroline Kelly (CNN) - - New Mexico has officially gotten rid of Columbus Day, replacing the holiday with Indigenous People's Day. New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a bill Tuesday to replace the holiday honoring the Italian explorer with a day celebrating members of the indigenous...
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Holli Stephens
December 20, 2018 - 3:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Happy holidays from staff in the newsroom at KYW Newsradio! We wanted to personally thank you for listening and depending on us. Check out some of our annual staff greetings below from the reporters and anchors you hear daily and dozens of others who contribute to...
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