Holiday Festival of Lights Stroll through themed gardens decorated with lights and animated sculptures, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings through Jan. 2 (closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1). Fee (after 5 p.m.): $4 person; free parking at Camden Parking Authority's Waterfront Garage, Delaware Avenue at Federal Street, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Camden Children's Garden, 3 Riverside Dr., Camden; 856-365-8733,

Today and Tomorrow

Holiday Open House Decorated by local garden clubs and horticultural students, music from the home's Skinner organ (today), Santa visits (tomorrow), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and tomorrow. Free. Welkinweir estate house, 1368 Prizer Rd., off Route 100, Pottstown; 610-469-7543,


Greens Sale Also hand-decorated wreaths and centerpieces, Bartram honey and beeswax candles, plus kids' craft activities, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Poinsettia tour in decorated Bartram house, 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Fee: $15, includes coloring book on the history of the Bartrams and the poinsettia; $14 seniors, students; free ages under 13. Bartram's Garden, 54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard; 215-729-5281,

Winter Celebration Take a guided evergreen stroll, make a treat for birds, make-and-take small greens centerpiece, hot cocoa, 2 to 4 p.m. Free. Dress for weather. Awbury Arboretum, Francis Cope House, 1 Awbury Rd. Information: 215-849-2855, Ext. 21,

Sunday and Wednesday

Holiday open house at the official residence of the governor of New Jersey, with holiday decorations by area garden clubs, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fee: $5 each; reservations required: 609-683-0057, Benefits nonprofit Drumthwacket Foundation. Drumthwacket, 354 Stockton St. (Route 206), Princeton.

Monday, Dec. 14

Holiday Social Tom and Shirley Sargent (Sargent's Candy), dressed in 19th-century costumes, give talk and demonstration on clear toy candy, used by Pennsylvania German descendants as confections and tree decorations, plus samples, prizes at the Trevose Horticultural Society meeting, 7:30 p.m. Fee: $3. Wood River Village Auditorium, Hulmeville Road and Bensalem Boulevard, Bensalem. Information: 856-866-9163.

Tuesday, Dec. 15

Christkindl Market Gifts and crafts, treats and specialty foods, kids' activities, music, raffles, tree lighting, 4 to 9 p.m. Free. Glen Foerd on the Delaware, 5001 Grant Ave.; 215-632-5330,

Wednesday, Dec. 16

Members' rose gardens, program at the West Jersey Rose Society's meeting; 7:30 p.m. Free. Medford Leas Retirement Community, Arts and Social Wing, Holly Room, 1 Medford Leas Way and Route 70, Medford. Information: 856-234-6583.

- Jerene Schroeder