Italian Clubs says “addio” to Towamencin for a night in Philadelphia’s Christmas Village

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Lisa Krzemien

This year’s NP Italian Club members spending a cold, December night in Philadelphia.

PHILADELPHIA – Italian Club is getting into the Christmas spirit by exploring the Christmas Village in Philadelphia this past weekend. For the advisor, Lisa Krzemien, and some of her club members, this is the best trip every year for North Penn’s Italian Club.

The Italian Club frequently explores Italian culture and takes exciting trips to places some of the members have never been. Throughout the year, the club cooks lots of good foods and creates lots of friendships. This weekend, the club got to experience some of Philadelphia’s Christmas icons.

“We went to the Reading Terminal for dinner which is an experience all on its own. From there, we walked to the Christmas Village, with some of us stopping at Macy’s to visit the Christmas light show and walk through the Dickens display. Also my favorite, There is an ice skating rink and Ferris wheel along with so many light shows and music throughout the village,” Krzemien explained.

If you know the background of the Christmas village, you may be asking why the Italian club is going to a village based on German culture?

The Christmas village is based around German culture, but I always think that we should all embrace other cultures and most of all, bring in the Christmas spirit.”

— Lisa Krzemien

“The Christmas village is based around German culture, but I always think that we should all embrace other cultures and most of all, bring in the Christmas spirit,” Krzemien said.

Krzemien had a blast on the Italian Club’s field trip, but the members also enjoyed it a lot.

“My favorite part was ice skating in the outdoor rink in Christmas village. It was super fun and so nice to spend time and have fun with the club members. We also got to go to the terminal where we saw a lot of different foods and learned a little bit about the history of it. The trip was a really good way for us to meet new people in the club while still being able to learn,” Gianna Lennox elaborated.

The Reading Terminal seemed to be one of the students’ favorite parts of the trip in all.

“We went to the reading terminal and that was a lot of fun. I got to get and try all the different types of food. We also got to walk around Christmas village which was fun too. There were a lot of cute little shops to check out,” Jocelyn Hall explained.

If you are interested in going on this trip next year, definitely consider joining the Italian Club!

“You can join the Italian club anytime but most of the students join at the beginning of the year. We have a $5.00 membership fee and I ask that they participate in a community project which is making soup for Manna on Main Street. That’s about it,” Krzemien concluded.