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5 Winter Events Happening Throughout the Brandywine Valley

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The Holiday Lights Express in Wilmington, a Bruce Springsteen tribute and more around the Brandywine Valley this winter.

Abstract Flash: Unseen Andrew Wyeth

Thru Feb. 18, 2024, Chadds Ford

Brandywine Museum of Art debuts 38 previously undisplayed abstract watercolors from Andrew Wyeth in its newly renovated gallery. Visit brandywine.org.


Courtesy of Winterthur

Yuletide at Winterthur

Nov. 18–Jan. 7, 2024, Winterthur

The former home of Henry Francis du Pont gets the full treatment for the season. In conjunction with the Ann Lowe: American Couturier exhibit, its Christmas trees are inspired by her gowns. Custom fashions by local designers are also on display. Traditions like the striking dried-flower tree remain. Visit winterthur.org

Holiday Lights Express

Courtesy Steve Barry Photography

Holiday Lights Express

Dec. 6–30, Wilmington

Hop on a 100-year-old coach all decked out in holiday lights and enjoy the ride—and don’t forget to look for festively decorated homes near the tracks. If you’re looking for the big guy, opt for Wilmington & Western Railroad’s Santa Claus Express. Visit wwrr.com.

Bruce Springsteen

Photo courtesy Frank Stefanko

The Rock Orchestra Plays Bruce Springsteen

Feb. 17, 2024, Wilmington

The Rock Orchestra is taking on the celebrated career of Bruce Springsteen. Start the night with dinner at a local restaurant, then head to the Grand Opera House to dance the night away to your favorite classics by the Boss. Visit the thegrandwilmington.org.

Sutton Foster winter event

Courtesy of The Grand

An Evening with Sutton Foster

March 2, 2024, Wilmington

Tony-winning actress and Broadway star Sutton Foster makes a solo stop at the Grand. Even if you haven’t seen her in TV Land’s Younger or alongside Hugh Jackman in the revival of The Music Man, Foster won’t disappoint. Visit thegrandwilmington.org.

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