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Noteworthy Holiday Events in the Brandywine Valley


Enjoy these winter events now through January 2021. 


Holiday Magic at Brandywine

The annual model train display at Brandywine River Museum of Art. Carlos Alejandro

OCT. 31-JAN. 10, CHADDS FORD, PA. Brandywine River Museum of Art’s beloved model trains make their annual appearance, joined by some owned by Andrew Wyeth’s sons, Ann Wyeth McCoy’s dollhouse, and trees decorated with lights and ornaments made by volunteers during the quarantine period. 

A Longwood Christmas

NOV. 20-JAN. 10, KENNETT SQUARE, PA. Masks are required and reservations advised for Longwood Gardens’ annual indoor lighted tree festival. There’s also plenty to do outdoors, with a railway, lighted trees and gardens, and fire pits.

Kennett Square Holiday Village Market

DEC. 5-6, DEC. 12-13, KENNETT SQUARE, PA. The Creamery’s courtyard comes alive with a socially distanced outdoor market that features artisan-made crafts, food trucks and seasonal brews.

The Winterthur house tour. Courtesy of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Yuletide at Winterthur

NOV. 21-JAN. 3, WINTERTHUR, DEL. An outdoor 3D light show, a house tour with holiday decorations, a Christmas tree tram, and brunch with Santa make Winterthur’s holiday festivities both special and safe. Also expect carolers, concerts, mulled wine, workshops and pop-ups.

Holidays at Hagley

NOV. 27-JAN. 3, WILMINGTON, DEL. Socially distanced Santa visits, gingerbread-house contest entries, a winter wonderland selfie station and individually wrapped cookies are all part of this year’s holiday celebration at the Hagley Museum and Library.

Socially distanced visits with Mr. and Mrs. Claus at Hagley. Courtesy of Hagley Museum & Library