Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Top 10 Holiday Historic House Tours and More 2014

December 4 and 5 Holly Nights at Pennsbury Manor (William Penn's House) 6 - 9 p.m. click on the Pennsbury link to download a Holly Nights $1 off coupon. $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $6 for children ages 3-11 years old and children under 3 are free.




December 4, 5, 6 and 7 Orminston (1798) Mansion Holiday House Tours from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and again December 11, 12, 13 and 14. Tea and Sweets will be served. Located at 2000 Reservoir Drive, East Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. 


December 4 Candlelight Tours of the Historic Houses of Fairmount Park 5:30 - 8 p.m. Tickets: $45 per person. Tours depart from Lloyd Hall, 1 Boathouse Row, and visit Laurel Hill Mansion, Woodford Mansion, and Strawberry Mansion. Fairmount Park’s historic mansions are most charming and elegant at night when toured by candlelight.  Visit three Park Houses, decorated for the holidays, and hear about Fairmount Park, and the history and residents of each house from trained guides.  The tour will conclude with a delicious reception at Historic Strawberry Mansion. Reservations: 215-228-8364. 


December  6, and 7 Shofuso Japenese House and Garden - "Holiday House Tours". The Japanese House has never looked like this before! Shofuso will be decorated with ancient winter symbols like traditional Japanese greens, ikebana flower arrangements, straw and paper ornaments, and a kagami mochi mirror rice cake, for Japanese New Year正月 (shōgatsu). Borrow our warm slippers and tour the traditional-style Japanese house while sipping warm green tea, or visit the nationally-ranked garden, weather permitting, and experience a Japanese New Year at Shofuso for the first time. Admission: $5 per person, 5 and under free Horticultural and Lansdowne Drives, Philadelphia, PA 19131. Open for Holiday Tours:  10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information visit japanesehouse.org or e-mail info@shofuso.com, or call 215.878.5097.

December 6  The 29th Annual Chadds Ford Candlelight Christmas Tour 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 per  person in advance or $25 per person on the day of the tour.

December 6 Concord Township Historical Society presents their Annual Christmas Tour:“A Concord Christmas” will take place 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
General admission $15.00, Society members $10.00. Concord Township historic residences and area churches will open their doors for participants to get a closer look inside. The tour begins with registration at the Virginia Merion DeNenno History and Educational Center (located at 659 Smithbridge Road, Glen Mills PA 19342, near the Rachel Kohl Library).

December 6 Fairmount Park Holly Trolley Saturday, 12/6 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Hop on and off the FREE Holly Trolley and visit historic houses to enjoy special programming. Fairmount Park Conservancy members visit their first house free. Pre-register for the Holly Trolley here.    

December 6 The 52nd Annual Holiday Open House Tour Newtown, PA 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For the $25.00 cost of a tour ticket, visitors can enjoy Newtown on foot for an up-close look at the interiors of five or six private homes and several public buildings, all dressed for the holidays.Included in the cost of the tour is entry to the Half-Moon Inn, a beautifully restored 18th century building and home to the Newtown Historic Association, sponsor of the tour. Inside, tour goers will enjoy period musical entertainment, hearthside colonial cooking demonstrations and refreshments of mulled cider and cheese.(Major Snow Date: Sunday, December 7th). Click For Ticket and Time info 


December 6 50th Anniversary Christmas in Odessa, Delaware Tickets are $20.00 if purchased on the day of the tour. Children ages 6 to 12 are $5.00, and under 6 years old are free. Tickets can be purchased at the Old Academy at the intersection of 4th and Main Street in Odessa. More information  click here.

December 6 Port Deposit, MD Candlelight Holiday Tour $15 Tickets sold day of the tour at the Paw Paw Museum and the Carriage House 12 -5 p.m. Visit the Paw Paw Museum on Facebook Contact us at PawPawMuseum@gmail.com. This is about an hour drive down Interstate 95. It is a town full of history, good food and a further short distance to the Conowingo Dam bring your camera guarantee you will see eagles!



December 6 The 41st Annual Christmas Candlelight House Tours in Cape May plus Lamplighter Christmas Tours, Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides, Physick Family Christmas House Tours, Holiday Inns Tours, Holiday Lights Trolly Rides, Santa's Trolley Rides, Breakfast with Santa, and more.

December 7 God Jul och Gott Nytt At Trime A Swedish Christmas Tree at The Swedish Cabin located at 9 Creek Road in Drexel Hill, PA  2 - 4 p.m.

 

December 7 and 14 Morgan Log House Candlelight Tours at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.located at 850 Weikel Road, Lansdale, PA. Admission: $7 Adults, $5 Seniors and Children, Society Members are Free. 

December 07, Haverford Township Historical Society is proud to showcase some of the Township's most beautiful and historic homes in a House Tour this holiday season. 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. $20 / ticket for member*$25 / ticket for non member (become a member now and enjoy immediate discount) Cash or Check (payable to "HTHS"). Please call Terri Dougherty at 610-449-1571 with questions. Tickets can be purchased at one of two starting locations:305 Ardmore Ave. or 19 Llandillo Rd. Tickets can be purchased in advance through Paypal at haverfordhistoricalsociety.org

Note: Some of the Fairmount Park "group" tours sell out but you can still tour individually.  Here is a link to a map and driving directions to go to the houses on your own. Always check on the house links to make sure they will be open or closed due to inclement weather. 

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December 4 Franklin Square , 4:30 p.m. - Philadelphia 76ers Dancers will ignite the show.
December 5 Franklin Square  4:30 p.m. - Philadelphia Eagles' Swoop will ignite the show.
December 5 - Wonderland Cakes and Just Jackie's Food Truck part of Food Truck Friday 4 - 8 p.m.
December 7, 4 - 8 p.m.: The Baldwin Singers

Starting on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, we’ll be offering the following holiday parking specials until January 1st, 2015.
For only $8 on Saturdays and Sundays, you can park at the AutoParks listed below between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Here’s the big one— on Saturdays after 11 a.m., meter parking will be free city wide up until January 1st, 2015!

Please see website for additional information. 

Woo-hoo there is a Santa Claus!!!

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