Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Dec 16, 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 16, 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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Yuletide Tour

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Dec 16, 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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16th-Annual Antique Toy Train Show

The Museum of American History

Dec 16, 2018 - Jan 27, 2019

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Features O and O-27-gauge toy trains from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Lionel, Marx and American Flyer engines, with adjoining cars, will race on two diverse platforms. Vintage Plasticville buildings from the 1950s will further augment the display. Vegetation and auxiliary structures will give the platforms a traditional holiday appearance.

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Brandywine Christmas

Brandywine River Museum of Art

Dec 16, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019

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

This holiday experience for all ages includes a gallery filled with an expansive model train display, a special exhibition featuring a selection of illustrations from three seasonal children’s books, towering trees decorated with whimsical Critter ornaments, and a selection of holiday events and programs.

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Hamilton Was Here: Rising Up in Revolutionary Philadelphia

Museum of the American Revolution

Dec 16, 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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Holiday Art Star Pop-Up Market

Cherry Street Pier

Dec 16, 2018 - Dec 16, 2018

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

Find something for everyone on your shopping list while supporting local makers. The event features 30 arts and crafts vendors, photos with Santa, a gift-wrapping station and make-and-takes projects. Hours are 11am-8pm Saturday and 11am-4pm Sunday.

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