Hear ye, aspiring knights and ladies! On Saturday, the Brandywine River Museum is holding its Knights and Ladies in Training Family Programs. You can learn what it takes to become a knight or a fine lady by completing tasks of noble note.

Visitors will decorate crowns, learn sword fighting techniques, and design a family coat of arms. Assignments will also require going on a scavenger hunt throughout the museum. After completing the duties and workshop, newly fledged nobles will be recognized during a knighting ceremony.

The workshop is designed for kids accompanied by their parents or caregiver.

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Brandywine River Museum, 1 Hoffman's Mill Rd., off Route 1, Chadds Ford. Museum hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Admission: $12, $8 ages 65 and older, $6 ages 6 to 12 and students with ID, free Brandywine Conservancy members and children 6 and younger. Training is free with museum admission. Information: 610-388-2700 or www.brandywinemuseum.org.

'Twas the Night Before Hanukkah'

Learn the fascinating intertwined musical history of Hanukkah and Christmas at National Museum of Jewish American History's " 'Twas the Night Before Hanukkah" exhibition through March 1.

The exhibition, displayed in a family living room setting, will take visitors on an auditory and multimedia journey via iPad through the history of popular American Hanukkah and Christmas songs by artists of Jewish descent. It also features songs by popular artists including Eddie Cantor, Benny Goodman, Bob Dylan, the Ramones and others.

Visitors can also take self-guided tours exploring holiday-related items in the museum's permanent displays and see the core collection.

The exhibition is a partnership between the National Museum of American Jewish History and the Idelsohn Society for Musical Preservation.

Through March 1 at National Museum of Jewish American History, at 101 S. Independence Mall East. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sundays. Admission: $12, $11 65 and older and ages 13-21, free 12 and younger and active military with ID. Information: 215-923-3811 or www.nmajh.org.

The Philly Pops' Christmas Spectacular

There's still a chance to see the Philly Pops Christmas Spectacular at the Kimmel Center - this engaging seasonal run ends with performances Friday and Saturday at 3 p.m.

Savor the festive sounds with conductor David Charles Abell, Broadway vocalist Hugh Panaro, and more than 300 musicians. The Pops Festival Chorus, Philadelphia Boys Choir, and African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas Gospel Choir will perform.

And of course there will be an audience sing-along.

3 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St. Tickets are $45 to $141. Information: 215-893-1999 or www.kimmelcenter.org.

mpeters@phillynews.com.