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A Christmas Past in the Pennsylvania German Tradition

Dec 17, 2014 - Jan 11, 2015

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Step back into the nineteenth century and enjoy the Christmas traditions of the German settlement in Philly with an exhibition of children’s toys and holiday decorations from the collection of the Germantown Historical Society. Highlights include a dollhouse replica of a Germantown row home and a sculpture of Belsnickel, a predecessor of the modern Santa Claus, who often created as...

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A Longwood Christmas

Dec 17, 2014 - Jan 11, 2015

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

This year's display is bird-inspired. Trees are adorned with nests and birds; topiary swans are in Exhibition Hall; birdhouses, owls and bald eagles decorate the tree houses; the Music Room depicts a festive Peacock Masquerade Ball; colorful fountains dance; snowflakes hang overhead; and a half-million lights illuminate the outdoor gardens.

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Holiday Garden Railway

Dec 17, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

All ages enjoy this railway, which includes a quarter mile of track featuring seven loops and tunnels with fifteen different rail lines and two cable cars, nine bridges (including a trestle bridge you can walk under) and model trains in the winter garden. The display and buildings are all made of natural materials - bark, leaves, twigs, hollow logs, mosses, acorns, dried flowers, seeds and...

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Twelfth Night Tours

Dec 17, 2014 - Jan 11, 2015

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Enjoy a guided tour of Pottsgrove Manor, decorated with greens and holly for the season. Learn about the traditional English customs of Twelfth Night and how they differed from modern celebrations. Tours available during regular museum hours.

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Holiday Lights at Gring's Mill

Dec 17, 2014 - Dec 28, 2014

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Families view light displays and illuminated trees throughout the park and walkways. Once they reach the barn, they'll enjoy live entertainment, music, snacks and Santa Claus. There is also a model train display located in the building on the bridge. Santa will be in the lower level of the barn each night leading up to Christmas Day. Visiting hours are 6-8:30pm. Holiday Lights will be...

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Christmasland

Dec 17, 2014 - Dec 23, 2014

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

See the farm decorated for Christmas, with holiday displays and animals in their winter coats. Families can also cut their own Christmas trees and go on caroling hayrides (Sat. in Dec.) Wreaths, freshly cut trees, greens & holly, decorations, gift baskets, Christmas gifts, hot mulled cider and kids' crafts are available at the Christmas Shop & Garden Center.

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Holiday Decoration Scavenger Hunt

Dec 17, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Bundle up and explore the Warminster Community while searching for all of the items listed in the Holiday Scavenger Hunt.  Check out how your neighbors have decorated for the holidays, take photos and send them in.  Registration and a $5 fee required to receive your list and contest rules. Winner of a $50 VISA gift card will be chosen at random from all completed...

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Twas the Night Before Hanukkah

Dec 17, 2014 - Mar 1, 2015

The history of Hanukkah and Christmas songs and the Jewish musicians, artists and songwriters who wrote and performed them are the focus of the newest installation.  In a gallery styled as a cozy living room, visitors can enjoy interactive song and video platforms, as well as images of holiday-related artifacts from the museum's collection, delivered on curated iPads accompanied by...

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Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

Dec 17, 2014 - Mar 1, 2015

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Building off last season's success, the seasonal riverfront park features ice skating, a holiday light show, retail market and food & drink for all ages. The Blue Cross RiverRink is an outdoor ice skating rink that offers public skating sessions and season-long special events. Surrounding the rink will be a winter garden & forest created from locally sourced recycled...

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Christmas in the Castle Tour

Dec 17, 2014 - Jan 11, 2015

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

This 45-minute guided tour reveals how Christmas was celebrated at Glencairn when it was the private home of the Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn family (1940s to 1970s). Families can also explore works of art in the Glencairn collection depicting the Nativity of Jesus Christ, dating from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Stops include the Great Hall, Upper Hall, Tower, Chapel, Master...

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