Holiday Garden Railway

Morris Arboretum

Dec 11, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018

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

View buildings and trains meticulously decorated for the holidays, with lights that twinkle along the quarter-mile track and around the surrounding landscape. 

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Gingerbread Contest

Hagley Museum, Visitor Center

Dec 11, 2018 - Jan 1, 2019

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

Sign up to enter your creation; all houses are eligible for prizes and the contest is free to enter!  Submissions of all kinds welcome from expert to amateur of any age.  Completed entries should be dropped off at the Hagley Museum Visitor Center on Sunday, November 18.  Be sure to stop by this holiday season and take a photo in Santa’s workshop, try your hand at our...

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Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Dec 11, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019

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

From the 1600's to the present, dinnerware designs have been inspired by nature. Everything from painted butterflies and hand-modeled flowers to molded seashells can be found on a fascinating range of dishes and plates. Whether it’s a recipe for “barbecued fawn,” tureens in the shapes of various animals or instructions on how to fold a napkin so that it resembles a palm...

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Holiday Tours

Pennypacker Mills

Dec 11, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019

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

Using vintage inspired ornaments, the Christmas traditions of the early 1900’s, and how the Pennypackers spent their holiday, the site aims to provide a Victorian Christmas experience. All tours include a stop at the Museum Shop, which is stocked with unique Victorian inspired ornaments, gift items, books, children’s toys, and holiday sweets. Groups of 10 or more should contact...

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Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical

Walnut Street Theatre

Dec 11, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019

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

Based on the beloved Roald Dahl novel, Matilda The Musical is the inspiring story of an extraordinary little girl with an unbounded imagination and incredible courage. She proves that despite the odds, you can do anything you put your mind to—and change your destiny. Packed with high-energy dance and catchy songs, children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by this captivating...

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Yuletide Tour

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Dec 11, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019

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

Henry Francis du Pont’s home is decked out in holiday style with traditions from history and the du Pont family on display along with new inspirations from its outdoor exhibition, Follies, as well as its indoor exhibition, Dining By Design. Check out the dried-flower tree in the Conservatory or the 18-room dollhouse mansion decorated for Christmas in the Galleries.

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Hamilton Was Here: Rising Up in Revolutionary Philadelphia

Museum of the American Revolution

Dec 11, 2018 - Mar 17, 2019

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

The interactive playscape reveals connections between the city and Alexander Hamilton’s contributions to the nation’s founding. Through playful interactives, scenic environments and facilitated games, visitors will actively engage in the challenges of founding and maintaining a country and will be inspired to carry these lessons forward as they face the challenges of...

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