Victorian Christmas Celebration at Pennypacker Mills
Step back into the past for the holidays
Victorian Christmas Open House
Date: December 10, 2016; 2-8 p.m.
Take a step back in time for a Victorian Christmas celebration at historic Pennypacker Milles, the 18th-century mansion used by General George Washington as temporary headquarters during the Revolutionary War.
Pennypacker Mills’ Victorian Christmas Open House features the melodic sounds of a bell choir performing classic holiday music on the mansion porch, the hearty laugh of Santa Claus and the beautiful sights of the holidays. Get transported into a historic holiday celebration complete with gorgeous decorations and a dining room table set for Christmas Day.
As you enter the kitchen, catch a Clear Toy Candy demonstration where sweet treat can be scored. And be sure to take a walk through the museum’s store before you head out, as it’s stocked with vintage-inspired decorations, kid-centric gifts such as toys and books, hand-blown glass ornaments and Dresden’s, Wilbur Bud chocolates and more.
Date: November 22, 2016 – Jaunuary 8, 2017
During regular hours, holiday tours of the Pennypacker mansion to give a picture into history rich Christmases spent at the grand dwelling. See shimmering glass ornaments dangling from tree branches and shiny ribbon woven through mantle greens to create illumination during times that predated electricity.
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