Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Top 10 Things To Countdown

Days Till Next Christmas

Days Till Your Birthday

Days Till Your Wedding

Days Till You Will See He or She Again

Days Till Your Anniversary

Days Till Graduation

Days Till Summer

Days Till Vacation

Days Till Retirement

Minutes Till Midnight Happy New Year

It promises to be another fun filled Year for someone and I hope that is You!





Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Top 10 Most Read "Delco Top 10" 2014


Top Countries Reading Delco Top 10 List in 2014

United States
United Kingdom
Canada
Australia
India
Germany
France
Philippines
Austria
Brazil

Top Cities Reading Delco Top 10 List
Philadelphia
New York
London
Nether Providence Township
Sydney
Melbourne
Los Angeles
Upper Darby
Washington
Aston


Top 10 Most Read Delco Top 10 in 2014
With links
Memories of Old Lenape Park – (Editor’s Choice) one person from the Philippines read it all the rest from the United States including the cities,townships and boroughs of Kennett Square, West Chester, Avondale, Springfield, Newark, Paulsboro, Chester Heights, Folcroft, Glenolden, Oxford, West Grove, Pine Creek, Los Angeles, SanJose, Ukiah, Durango, Pinellas Park, Tampa, Evans. Burlington, Raleigh, Hoboken,Newark, New York, Plattsburgh, Allentown, Atglen,Brookhaven, Coatesville, Devon, Dockson City, Downingtown, Harrisburg, Malvern, Paoli, Parkesburg, Philadelphia, State College, Dallas, Alexandria, Janesville,Aston, Lawrence Township, Lima,Manchester Township, Nether Providence Township, North Star, Upper Providence Township, Wellington, West Goshen and Westerly.

Features of the U. S. S. Somerset  (The Editor Really Liked This One Too) related Things To Learn From the Flight93 Memorial.
Next Best Way to See Ireland  (A Personal Favorite, Photographs Taken By My Father)
Reflections of 50 Years of  Beatlemania  

Special Mention: Christmas Views of Italy 2014  Quickly Gaining Momentum (My daughter put me on the map with her photos in the slow month of December).

Monday, December 29, 2014

Top 10 New Year Events To Do

December 31 New Year's Eve with the Philadelphia Orchestra 7:30 p.m. at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.

December 31,Wish Betsy Ross a Very Happy Birthday! 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Betsy's birthday is just around the corner, and to celebrate, she's throwing an end of year Birthday Bash at the Betsy Ross House! Wednesday, December 31, wish America's most iconic flag maker a happy 263rd birthday with festive, family-friendly activities and cupcakes, provided by the historic City Tavern. Best of all, Betsy's Birthday Bash activities are FREE! Tickets required to tour the House.

December 31, 2014 Family New Year's Eve Fireworks Ring in the new year with Independence Seaport Museum's annual family fun celebration! The Family New Year's Eve Fireworks includes a prime viewing of fireworks erupting over the Delaware River. Festive hats, noisemakers and sparkling cider to "toast" the coming New Year will be provided.  Additionally hop over to Nesquik's Bunnyland to play games, win prizes, drink delicious chocolate milk and meet Quiky, the bunny ! Time: 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.The Seaport Museum will stay open late so visitors can enjoy the holiday party. The Family New Year's Eve Party is included with regular Museum admission. Everything is while supplies last.

December 31 Have a Blast Aboard the Battleship New Jersey for dinner or just to view the fireworks on the Delaware River waterfront.

December 31 New Year's Eve Splash at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden. Advanced Tickets are required.

December 31 New Year's Eve Party on Ice at the Blue Cross River Rink Winterfest.  The first party is  5 – 8 pm to coincide with the 6 pm fireworks, with a second party from 10 pm – 1 a.m. timed to enjoy the traditional midnight fireworks.

December 31 New Year’s Eve Community Celebration and  Ball Drop Downtown Media
Outdoor Free Event - Snow or Shine - State & Jackson Streets. Come ring in the new year with us! Live Entertainment by Philly Gumbo at 11 p.m.Ball Drop at Midnight. Family event earlier in the evening 4 - 7 p.m. includes a set dinner, sundae bar, apple juice toast, dancing, karaoke and new this year, a PHOTO BOOTH! Space is limited and tickets are selling fast! Tickets $20 for all ages 1 and up at Front Street Fountain in Media.

December 31 Watch the Ball Drop at Times Square in New York City has been on my bucket list for like forever.  Finally I am able to step aside and leave all that fun to the younger generation.  It looks like a grand time. I will just wave back at you through the television screen.

Go to NewYearsEve.com to find the party near you.




Get your rest for

January 1 Mummers on New Year's Day!  The only place on earth you can see this parade is Philadelphia, PA or your television set. It is an "at least once in your lifetime event" if not a family tradition.

Check on the links before you go to make sure tickets are still available at these events.They are updating as I type.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Top 10 Rounding Out the Holiday Season

1. After Christmas Day a holiday all it's own.

2.. Individual House Tours of the Fairmount Park Historic Mansions
  • Cedar Grove:  Open daily, December 26 - January 1, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Historic Strawberry Mansion: Open Wednesdays through Sundays, through December 31, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Closed December 25
  • Laurel Hill Mansion: Open Wednesdays through Sundays, through December 28, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Closed December 24 and 25
  • Mount Pleasant: Open daily, December 26 - January 1, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Woodford Mansion: Open Tuesdays through Sundays, through December 31, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Closed December 25 and 26

3. Yuletime at Winterthur through January 4, 2015 Timed Yuletide Tour reservations are required for both Members and nonmembers. Members are free. Purchase tickets online or by calling 800.448.3883. Last Day of the Downton Abbey Costumes, January 4th.


4. Food Trucks at Franklin Square
December 26: 
The Grill Cheese and SeouFull Philly Food Truck


December 27: 
Wonderland Cakes and The Whirly Pig


December 28: 
Sweet Lavender and Pbon's Fresh Phood Truck


December 29: 
SeouFull Philly Food Truck and Luscious Bakery


December 30: 
Wonderland Cakes and The Whirly Pig


December 31: 
SeouFull Philly Food Truck, Sweet Lavender, Jerry's Kitchen, and The Cow and the Curd
.

5. December 26th Colonial Ball    Enjoy an evening of 18th century merriment at our ever popular Colonial Ball! Learn to dance like our founding fathers while surrounded by people in Revolutionary War dress, listening to live music of the time period, and enjoying refreshments. A cash bar will be available. This is a one-of-a-kind experience not to be missed! 7pm-10pm. The ball will take place at the Wyndham Garden Hotel, 1 West Lafayette Street, Trenton. Advanced tickets are $17.76 - please call 609-396-1776. Tickets purchased at the door a re $25; $20 for Old Barracks Members.Paid parking is available at the hotel in the city parking lot; vouchers for $5 parking will be available at the front desk of the hotel lobby. Free parking is available in the lot next to the War Memorial, one block from the hotel.

6. December 27 350th Battles of Trenton Reenactment 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Come experience our annual winter reenactment during Trenton's Patriots Week Celebration! Be immersed in history as you are surrounded by reenactors portraying the soldiers who fought during the Battles of Trenton, which ultimately shaped the fate of the war and our nation. Follow the troops through the streets and watch as they relive the events of these fateful battles! Come back to interact with the soldiers, take tours of the museum that will be given throughout the day, and visit The Quartermaster's Store. What better way to celebrate New Jersey's 350th anniversary than to bear witness to the crucial Trenton victory which helped pave the way towards American Independence?
The first battle begins at 11am, the second at 3pm. There is special reduced pricing for this event. The battles are free to the public, and entrance onto the museum grounds is $5 per person (children 5 and under are free). Parking for this event is free, plentiful, and close, available in the lot next to the museum as well as the lot across from The War Memorial.

7. December 27 and 28 Kwanzaa Celebration at the African American Museum in Philadelphia. Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday Noon to 5.p.m.

8. December 31,Wish Betsy Ross a Very Happy Birthday! 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Betsy's birthday is just around the corner, and to celebrate, she's throwing an end of year Birthday Bash at the Betsy Ross House! Wednesday, December 31, wish America's most iconic flag maker a happy 263rd birthday with festive, family-friendly activities and cupcakes, provided by the historic City Tavern. Best of all, Betsy's Birthday Bash activities are FREE! Tickets required to tour the House.

9. December 31, 2014 Family New Years Eve Fireworks Ring in the new year with Independence Seaport Museum's annual family fun celebration! The Family New Year's Eve Fireworks includes a prime viewing of fireworks erupting over the Delaware River. Festive hats, noisemakers and sparkling cider to "toast" the coming New Year will be provided.  Additionally hop over to Nesquik's Bunnyland to play games, win prizes, drink delicious chocolate milk and meet Quiky, the bunny ! Time: 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.The Seaport Museum will stay open late so visitors can enjoy the holiday party. The Family New Year's Eve Party is included with regular Museum admission. Everything is while supplies last

10. Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve Community Celebration and  Ball Drop Downtown Media, midnight 


Thursday, December 25, 2014

Top 10 Merry Christmas



1. Merry Christmas
 
2. Buon Natale
 
3. Feliz Navidad
 
4.  聖誕節快樂
 
5. Frohe Weihnachten
 
6. Καλά Χριστούγεννα
 
7. Sretan Božić
 
8. Nollaig Shona
 
9. God Jul  

10. Maligayang Pasko

and to ALL a good night

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Top 10 Last Minute Holiday Contemplations

the find

price grabber

would they really want that?

do you really have to get one too?

how big is that line?

if i buy it online NOW will it be here by Christmas?

wouldn't it be a bigger surprise if it arrived after Christmas?

let's see, buy, bake, wrap, create, cook, clean, what can i do without?

what would Martha Stewart do?

simplify!


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Top 10 Best Joe Cocker Cover Tunes

You Are So Beautiful (Dennis Wilson , Bruce Fischer and Billy Preston)


With A Little Help From My Friends (Lennon and McCartney) sang at Woodstock

The Letter (The Box Tops)

Feelin' Alright (Dave Mason) In 1976, Cocker performed "Feelin' Alright" on Saturday Night Live. John Belushi joined him on stage doing his famous impersonation. Here is a link to a preview on YouTube.

She Came In Through The Bathroom Window (Paul McCartney)

Up Where We Belong  (Jack Nitzsche, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and Will Jennings)

Cry Me A River  (Arthur Hamilton)

Have A Little Faith In Me (John Hiatt)

The Weight (Robbie Robertson)

Just Like A Woman (Bob Dylan)


I was fortunate to see Joe Cocker in concert at First Union in September 2000, he was a special guest in the Tina Turner 24/7World Tour.  He had a unique raspy voice.

Great Tribute to Joe Cocker on YouTube by Billy Joel this past September.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Top 10 Christmas Views of Italy

Christmas decorations in Italy 2014 with photographs attached to delcotopten.blogspot.com courtesy of Lauren Fiebert.



Garland frames the store front display of presents of jewelry and wrist watch ideas for the holiday.

 


Who would not want to own a hand blown piece of Venetian glass? The problema is which one to choose.

 

Balconies are draped in white lights a classic style.



It is hard to determine what is the more magnificent detail in this photograph. Would it be the massive architecture, the rounded arches of the store fronts, or the glow of the streets of Venice? One thing can be said, it is so Italian and part of what makes Italy so very special.



A piazza in Venice is decorated with a tall Christmas tree.


 In Murano, Santa (Babbo Natale) arrives by gondola, but of course.




 Christmastime beverage of choice, "vino".




 No chimney, nessun problema, Santa can climb the rope ladder. Many Santas bring
molti regali.


 In any season the Rialto Bridge on the Grand Canal in Venice glows with amore.




Stores are tucked into spaces inside the bridge.  They are closed for the evening.


The lights draped across the cozy streets appear to be stars in the sky.



Not to be out shined, the Hotel Satunia is decorated with vertical white lights to highlight la belezza of the buildings in Venice.

Ciao, ciao.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Top 10 Time for Christmas Classics

O Holy Night is the song that sends chills through me thanks to Father D'Addezio.  I was in grammar school at St. Robert's and he was in charge of the musical program at O'Hara including their band but living in the parish house in Chester.  I was in the all girls choir and he brought in high school students from O'Hara to complement our singing for the Christmas service.  There was a kid in 1969 or 1970, that came to midnight mass at St. Robert's and sang O Holy Night. I have loved the song, it is my favorite Christmas song, ever since. I do not believe I have ever heard it sung more beautiful than that night. The O'Hara kids brought horns with them also.  It was powerful. For those who remember him, I found Monsignor Louis A. D’Addezio on Youtube, he gave the homily for Cardinal Bevilacqua. Father Sabatini ran the CYO at St. Robert's Grade School, the plays he put on were also fond memories. I linked the beautiful Mormon Tabernacle Choir from YouTube singing O Holy Night, we didn't really sound like that but with the O'Hara accompaniment we thought we did.

Little Drummer Boy by Bing Crosby and David Bowie

 White Christmas Bing Crosby (the first "White Album" in our household, the album was all white with Bing in a Santa hat). You had it if you know this song, Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian Christmas Song)

The Christmas Song Nat King Cole

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Frank Sinatra

I'll Be Home For Christmas Frank Sinatra from the Sinatra Christmas Album (music I grew up with, my parents tried to educate : )

Let It Snow Dean Martin

Happy Xmas (War is Over) John Lennon

Snoopy and the Red Baron Royal Guardsmen

Do They Know Its Christmas Time At All Band Aid

A Bowie, two Bings, two Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and then the new age, Lennon, Royal Guardsmen and Band Aid, Classics!



Thursday, December 18, 2014

Top 10 Holiday Symbols and their Meanings

Top 10 Holiday Symbols and their Meanings

The Candy Cane according to 4 references in Wikipedia originated in Germany, when a choirmaster at the Cologne Cathedral in Germany wished to quiet the children during the Living Creche service asked a local candy maker to design sweet stick to hand out to the children.  To tie the meaning into the service he asked that a hook be added at the top to remember the shepherds that paid a visit to the baby Jesus.

Cologne Cathedral
 The Wise Men Melchior (Persian), Caspar (Indian) ,and Balthasar (Arabian) all were scholars.The Shrine of the Three Kings at Cologne Cathedral, according to legend, contains the bones of the Three Wise Men. The gifts were gold, frankincense and myrrh.

The Christmas Tree tradition also seems to be referenced in Wikipedia to have begun in Germany. Tradition also states that trees should not be decorated until Christmas eve, a tradition always held in my home growing up, so it is Irish too. I have read, the evergreen tree referenced as eternal life.

Love Park, Philadelphia, PA 203

An angel on top of the Christmas tree signifies the Angel Gabriel and his message to Mary and the angels message to the shepherds that Jesus was born.

The ceremony of the lighting of the tree at St. Pete's Square will take place on 19 December at 4.30 p.m. The tree is from Passo dell'Abbate, in the Italian province of Fabrizia, Calabria. The tree has a double trunk. Pope Francis celebrated his 78th birthday on December 17th.

The Nativity scene, "creche", "manger" is first credited to St. Francis Assisi. He created the first one in 1223 in Greccio, Italy. The Nativity scene at St.Peter's Square this year is Entitled “Il Presepe in Opera” (“The Nativity Scene in Opera”) and composed of around 25 life-size terracotta statues, it is a gift from the “Verona for the Arena” Foundation and will be inspired by the operatic works for which the city is famed, with the intention of promoting Italian opera throughout the world.

The Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi photo courtesy of Lauren Fiebert


The earliest documented case of kissing under the mistletoe dates from 16th century England, a custom that was apparently very popular at that time, according to wikipedia.


The Poinsettia  plant's association with Christmas began in 16th-century Mexico,"according to Wikipedia", where legend tells of a girl, commonly called Pepita or Maria, who was too poor to provide a gift for the celebration of Jesus' birthday and was inspired by an angel to gather weeds from the roadside and place them in front of the church altar. Crimson blossoms sprouted from the weeds and became beautiful poinsettias. The star-shaped leaf pattern is said to symbolize the Star of Bethlehem, and the red color represents the blood sacrifice through the crucifixion of Jesus.




The Christmas Star also known as the Star of Bethlehem was a bright light in the sky said to have lead travelers to the place where Jesus was born.

A  holly wreath with its prickly edges is said to represent the crown of thorns placed upon Jesus Christ's head during crucifixion and the red berries signify drops of blood. The Crown of Thorns of Jesus Christ were bought by Louis IX from a Venetian at acquired them from Latin Emperor Baldwin of Constantinople according to the church website.  It is preserved today at Notre Dame de Paris.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Top 10 Upcoming December Events This Week

Now through January 5 Christmas Bird Count click on the link 
for contact information near you.

December 16 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. Read letters from those that were there.. I particularly like the one Everything was "Swell".

December 16  Hanukkah began and ends December 24.

December 18 is International Migrants Day.




December 19 Annual March In of the Continental Army Commemoration at Valley Forge Location: Visitor Center/Muhlenberg Brigade | Map Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Fee Information: free Contact Phone Number: 610-783-1099  This annual event commemorates their arrival and determination to persevere against insurmountable hardship and difficult conditions during their 6-month encampment. Join us this December 19th and experience an evening in Valley Forge. Take a candle-lit guided walk to the Muhlenberg Brigade huts where you'll encounter a living continental camp. Warm up in the Visitor Center with 18th century music, refreshments, and more!  Weather dependent event.

December 19 and 20 The Rock School presents 1776 The Nutcracker at the Merriam Theater.


December 20 Jingle and Mingle with Santa 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Santa returns to Franklin Square in Philadelphia to pose for photos and collect wish lists. FREE

December 21 First Day of Winter. and the weather is.....high of 39F and low of 31F with a 70% chance of showers.  What type of showers depends on where you are located.

Now through - December 30, 2014 Fairmount Park’s Historic Mansions will,
once again, be decked out for the holidays during the annual Historic Houses
of Fairmount Park Holiday Tours.  The tours, a cherished Philadelphia tradition
will feature six of the park’s treasured charms Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill Mansion,
Lemon Hill, Mount Pleasant, Strawberry Mansion, and Woodford Mansion – 
festively decorated to create a stunning holiday experience. 'The Charms of 
Park Holiday Tours’ presenting sponsor is the Fairmount Park Conservancy.

Now through January 4, 2015 Yuletime at WinterthurTimed Yuletide Tour reservations are required for both Members and nonmembers. Members are free. Purchase tickets online or by calling 800.448.3883.




Check each festivity link before you go, in the event of a weather related change and to verify time of event.

If you have not started your holiday shopping, you may want to start now.  For those other over achievers, I am sure you can find one package to wrap or ribbon to twirl.  I am not sitting in judgement, I am in awe of those that have it so together.

Be careful of phishing emails and phone calls from credit cards companies saying your account has been put on hold and to please call. Call the number the back of your credit card "NEVER" give information about your account in an email always verify if it is a legitimate request by calling your bank and or credit card company NOT the number on the email.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Top 10 Celebrate Covered in Chocolate Day

Top 10 Ways to Celebrate Covered in Chocolate Day


Some of my favorites 


Pretzels

Strawberries

Bananas

Nuts

Raisins

Butter Creams

Cookies

Caramel

Peanut Butter

Marshmallow

Monday, December 15, 2014

Top 10 Days Till Christmas

On the 10th Day till Christmas, I have to make a list of ten. I must make a better effort to edit and check it twice with red pen. I just hit send, Oh No!

On the 9th Day till Christmas,  I have so many places to go, I hope the weather is with me and it doesn't snow.

On the 8th Day till Christmas, I have to shop at Acme, 1 more green stamp to go.  The 8" Open Non Stick Skillet is mine and I will throw in mistletoe.

On the 7th Day till Christmas, I have to pace myself and go slow, I have one more week to go.

On the 6th Day till Christmas, I am going to sit down by the fire's glow and watch a heart warming Christmas show.

On the Fifth Day till Christmas, I go into decision mode. Do I want to fight the crowds on the road? The answer is no, that doesn't make me want to chant ho, ho, ho.

On the Fourth Day till Christmas I must bake cookies to go and hide them from the elves but mostly from me self. I will wrap tight and label for Uncle Joe.

On the Third Day till Christmas I must plan the big meal and bake. Turkey is for Thanksgiving, Fishes for the Italians. What will this Irish gal make? I still don't know for heaven's sake.

On the Second Day till Christmas, I have to watch my weight but once I weigh in at weight watchers, bring on the cookies, it is time to celebrate!

On the Night Before Christmas, I get down on my two knees and pray.  I pray for peace even though it sounds cliche and I pray for all those who will have tears on Christmas Day.




Friday, December 12, 2014

Top 10 Trains for Christmas




HolidayLights Express December 12 thru December 30 no scheduled event December 24 and 25. Friday and Saturday 5, 6 7, 8, and 9 p.m. departures, during the week 5,6,7 and 8 p.m. Starting December 19 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Greenbank Station in Wilmington, DE.

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania Garden Railway on display now thru January 4 10 a.m. - 4p.m. located at 100 E. Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118. Special events Friday Night Lights 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. check website for specific dates and ticket information.


Santa Express West Chester Railroad in West Chester, PA dates December 13, 14, 20, 21 at 11a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.Additional 5 p.m. departures on Dec 13, 14, 20, 21. and a special Christmas Tree Train December 14 at 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Ride to Wiggins Tree Farm in West Chester to pick out your Christmas Tree.  Click on each respective link for more detailed information.


New Hope and Ivyland North Pole Express. I love their website.  The music put you in the mood and it snows! You hav to click on the Buy Now tab to see available dates and times.  Hint the closer we get to Christmas the more this is sold out.

Strasberg Railroad ride through Amish country. All Aboard the Santa Paradise Express and The Night Before Christmas  Check the website for available dates and times or call 1-866-725-9666.

Wilmington and Western Railroad SantaClaus Express, Saturdays and Sundays between Now until Christmas DEPARTURE TIMES: 12:30 & 2:30 p.m.RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED . Adults: $18 Seniors (60+) $17, Children (2-12) $16, Children (under 2) Free.
Holiday Lights Express  December 12 thru December 30 no scheduled event December 24 and 25. Friday and Saturday 5, 6 7, 8, and 9 p.m. departures, during the week 5,6,7 and 8 p.m. Starting December 19 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Greenbank Station in Wilmington, DE.

 A Brandywine Christmas at Brandywine River Museum, part of this event is the Brandywine Railroad Museum, now through January 4, 2015. It takes seven people six days to  build it each year.  Watch them do it at the link!  Inspired? Get out your trains and go to Brandywine to get ideas and enjoy. There is a Breakfast with the Trains on December 13 but unfortunately this event is sold out.  Put it on your list for next year. It sounds like fun!. Admission $12, Adults; $8 seniors (65+); $6, students with ID and children ages 6-12.  Free for children under 6 and Brandywine Conservancy members.  Audio Tours, $3.  Check the Brandywine River Museum website for additional special events.


Longwood Gardens Garden Railway through January 11 free with regular garden tours, weather permitting. Buy before you arrive, Timed-Tickets must be purchased for garden tours. Five locomotives and more than 45 different engines rumble across bridges, through tunnels, and amid water features.



National Toy Train Museum in Paradise, PA Scheduled holiday hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday during December along with additional days December 29 and 30. Admission: Under age 6 Free, Children (6 to 12) $4, Adults (13 to 64) $7.00, Senior Citizen Discount (65+) $6.00 Family $22.00 (2 Adults and 3 or more kids;   or 1 Adult and 4 or more kids), Season Pass (per person) $21.00, Group rates available on request (April 1 to December 31)  Closed January 1 - March 31. Directions.

Trains at the Grange In Havertown November 30, December 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 and January 3, 4, 10, 11. Visit the Model Train Display in the Carriage House. Admission is free to the Model Train Display. Mansion Holiday Tours also available $5 Adults and $1 for Children (see the room full of Santa's and the room full of Snowmen in 3-D).