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#PhillyFive Things to Do: Dec. 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

For a horticultural holiday: Longwood Gardens (1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square, Pa.) is decorated to the nines for the holiday and are open for visitors from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. today featuring lights, seasonal greenery and all around good cheer.

For an alternate holiday: Not celebrating Christmas? No problem. The National Museum of American Jewish History (101 S. Independence Hall East) is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with family-friendly programming for Being [       ] at Christmas. Play with clay, dance a bit or chill out with storytime, there's more than enough to do.

For history: If you're reading this, there's a good chance you weren't around for Washington's original crossing of the Delaware on Christmas Day. Watch a reenactment of the Continental Army's crossing of the river and Washington's inspirational speech. The crossing itself goes down at 1 p.m., but the whole event runs from noon to 3 p.m.

For a phenomenon: You saw Anna and Elsa on screen, now see them "let it go" on the ice at the Wells Fargo Center (3601 S. Broad St.) for "Disney on Ice: Frozen." The first two performances of the show's Philly run are 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. today.

For a nighttime delight: With nearly 600 lit displays through the woods at Rt. 39 and Sand Beach Rd, Hershey Sweet Lights is the perfect way to cap off your holiday. Pack up the car and go for a ride between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.