On Christmas Day 1776, General George Washington and his men bravely crossed the Delaware River, just north of Philadelphia. The now historic crossing was an inflection point in the Revolutionary War, arguably one that turned the tide for the United States.
Every year on Christmas Day, thousands of spectators gather on both sides of the Delaware River in Washington Crossing Historic Park to view a reenactment of the historic crossing.
The event is free and begins at Noon Eastern on the 25th. Bring your own coffee or warm drinks, or you can purchase them at the park. Wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes, as parking in the immediate vicinity is limited and you might end up walking a ways from the off-site parking locations. Despite the crowds, the event is a must-see!