Friday, December 2, 2016

Dec. 2 to Dec. 4 2016 Weekend Happenings

πŸŽ„Dec. 2 Blue Cross Riverrink Winterfest *Spectacular* on the waterfront includes lighting of the magical Christmas Tree with fireworks, dancing and singing. 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

πŸ›Dec. 2 - 3 Cricket Cringle along Ardmore's Cricket Avenue Friday 5 - 9 and Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Food Trucks, live music, live Nutcracker performance, Candy Cane 500build your own race car out of candy, Giving Trees with themes.  All proceeds go to the Ardmore Food Bank.

πŸ›≀Dec. 2 - 10 Wallingford Community Arts Center and Pottery Guild Holiday Sale. 

Dec. 3 World War II comes to life at Ft. Mifflin 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

πŸŽ„Dec. 3 Country Gardeners Annual Greens Sale at Tyler Arboretum 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 



πŸŽ…Dec. 3 Lunch with Santa 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Bethel Springs Elementary School in Bethel Township. Bring a new children's book and a canned good to donate to Bethel Food Bank. Free pizza, gifts and crafts. Children 10 and under can have their picture taken with Santa, bring your own camera or camera phone works too.

πŸ›₯Dec. 3 Seafarin Saturday at Independence Seaport Museum 11a.m. - 1 p.m. in Philadelphia. Make a submarine out of a plastic bottle and learn how submarines work.

πŸŽ„Dec. 3 Scott Arboretum Holiday Selections Greens Sale 11:30 - 1 p.m. members only, 1 - 3 p.m. public shopping. Free events throughout the sale including roasting marshmallows. hot cider, kids crafts and a Berries and Bark Garden Tour at 1 p.m. 

Dec. 3 A Russian cargo spacecraft is set to launch Thursday, Dec. 1, to deliver more than two and a half tons of food, fuel and supplies to the International Space Station crew. Coverage on NASA Television and the agency’s website begins at 9:30 a.m. EST ahead of the 9:51 a.m. (8:51 p.m. Baikonur time) launch.The unpiloted Russian Progress 65 will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The spacecraft is set to dock to the rear port of the space station’s Zvezda Service Module at 11:43 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. NASA TV coverage of rendezvous and docking will begin at 11 a.m. The Progress 65 will spend more than six months docked to the station before departing in June for its deorbit into the Earth’s atmosphere. Check out the full NASA TV schedule and video streaming.

Dec. 3 Hale Byrnes House American Revolution Roundtable of Northern Delaware. "Captain Robert Kirkwood" speaker Chris Mlynarczyk 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Dec. 4 Hale Byrnes House This Place Matters: Preservation 50 Series Speakers, "Belmont Hall" speaker Missy Vaugh. 4 - 6 p.m.


Dec. 4 Live Nativity at Neuman University 6:15 p.m. in front of the Mirenda Center on Convent Road.



Holiday House Tours
and events

🏠Dec. 3 Jingle Jog to Historic Fairmount Park Houses 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

🏠Dec. 3 A Very Philly Christmas tour Historic Fairmount Park Houses, Sounds of the Season. Check out ticket options.

🏠Dec. 3 Christmas in Odessa 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

🏠Dec. 3 Port Deposit, MD Holiday House Tour 12 to 5 p.m. get tickets at the Paw Paw Museum.

🏠Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 23, 26, 30 Weekends at the Historic Grange Estate 1 - 4 p.m. Visit the Model Train Display in the Carriage House! Admission is FREE to the expanded Model Train Display. Tour the beautifully decorated Gothic Revival mansion, enjoy Chad's fabulous Santa collection, and visit our delightful Gift Shoppe stocked with handcrafted, unique seasonal gifts. Admission to the Mansion is $5.00 for adults and $1.00 for children and students 610-446-4958.Located at The Historic Grange Estate, 143 Myrtle Avenue, Havertown, PA 19083 http://www.thegrangeestate.org


🏠Dec. 3 Hale Byrnes House Annual Holiday Open House 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.


🏠Dec. 3 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., get in the holiday mood by touring historic sites with us throughout Chadds Ford and Pennsbury Townships on our 31st annual Candlelight Christmas Tour. Candlelight Christmas truly ushers in the holiday season, and celebrates the history and scenic beauty of the Brandywine Valley by offering tours of historic sites as you've never seen them before. This year's tour is unique because it includes important sites related to the Battle of Brandywine in 1777 included Thornbury Farm, the Old Kennett Meetinghouse, Brandywine Baptist Church, the John Chads House and the Barns-Brinton House. At Thornbury Farm visitors can join in a Christmas sing-along with the SAI music sorority from Temple University accompanied on a restored 1926 Mudler Hunter pipe organ. At the Old Kennett Meetinghouse, the public will have a rare chance to see on of the most authentic 18th century meetinghouses in the nation. Virtually untouched since the 18th century, the Old Kennett Meetinghouse does not even have heat or electricity. Tours begin at the Historical Society's Barn Visitors' Center where guests may purchase tour tickets, and pick up tour programs. While here, guests will enjoy holiday refreshments, and visits the Historical Society's new museum store to find the perfect historically inspired gift for the holidays! Tickets from Candlelight Christmas tours are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event.  The Barn Visitors' Center is at 1736 N. Creek road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317. candlelightchristmas http://www.candlelightchristmasinchaddsford.com



🏠Dec. 3 Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation "Christmas at the Farm" Enjoy the Holiday Season with a visit to the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation. The Plantation's volunteers and even the farm animals will help get you into a festive mood. There will be a puppet show at 2:15 p.m. for the children. The youngsters are also welcome to make candles too. Adults can enjoy our colonial house dressed for the holidays. Using primarily materials found in nature, the Springfield Garden Club has worked their magic in the farmhouse adding a beautiful backdrop to the day's activities. Outdoor greenery greets visitors upon their arrival at the farmhouse, and swags of green with bunches of berries draw attention to the antique furnishings in the parlors. Don't miss the tea display in the parlor. The Plantation Store is featuring their annual "end of the season" sale. Inventory includes colonial toys, quill pens, tricorn hats, redware pottery, textile items, CPP hats and tote bags and more. Don't forget your shopping list! Admission to "Christmas at the Farm" is $10 for adults and $8 for children 4 to 12. Event hours are 11 to 4. The Plantation is located in Ridley Creek State Park and can be most easily reached from the Park's entrances on Route 3, Route 352, or Providence Road. For more information about the Plantation and this event, visit www.colonialplantation.org or call the Plantation offices at 610.566.1725. The Plantation is a not for profit educational facility operating under a long-term lease arrangement with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation is located at 3900 North Sandy Flash Drive, Newtown Square, PA 19073

🏠Dec. 3  1696 Thomas Massey house decorated for the Holidays by the Women’s Club. Christmas open house  1 to 5 p.m.

🏠Dec. 3 Media Historical Society Holiday House Tour 1 - 6 p.m. Discounts are available at a number of Media restaurants for patrons that are in town for lunch and dinner. Ticket information available at mediahistoricalsociety.org 

🏠Dec, 3 - 20 Holiday Art Show at the Media Art Center and Gallery.

🏠Dec. 3 The Concord Township Historical Society announces “Holiday at the Museum", 4-7 p.m. at the Virginia Merion DeNenno History and Educational Center, at the Pierce-Willits House, 659 Smithbridge Road. Concord Township Historical Society celebrates the holiday season and a successful year of spreading history with a Holiday At the Museum special gathering.  Members and friends are invited for light refreshments and a virtual house tour experience.  Enjoy the open decorated museum, holiday music and beautiful seasonal pictures of a number of our historic Concord homes, businesses and churches via our Virtual House Tour.  from 4-7:00 p.m. Free to members, $5 donation for non-members.  


🏠Dec. 4 A Very Philly Christmas tour Historic Fairmount Park Houses, Family Day Events. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

What Happens When Santa Claus Comes To Town

Media, Pennsylvania 2016


Crowds gather




State Street in downtown Media, PA
takes on the magical feel of Main Street, U.S.A. at Disney




Anticipation builds 




Reindeer make a rare appearance.



Santa wows the crowd, we all believe.




Mummers come a strutting and a strumming









Bagpipers piping and drummers drumming



Mexican Mariachi sing Feliz Navida.




Elvis sighting!



Five bright stars lead the dancers dancing









Firetrucks siren in the season




Motorcycles prepare us for the roaring days ahead.




Santa Claus has come to town wishing you and yours





A Very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season


Snow shimmers on State Street
 

and for all


a good night!