A Longwood Gardens Christmas
Enjoy outdoor winter scenes of decorated trees and seasonal garden displays along with a festive holiday arrangement inside the Conservancy with thousands of poinsettias accented with amaryllis, narcissus, begonias, cyclamen and tulips that create a natural winter wonderland. Entertainment includes carolers, bell choirs and other musical performances, plus ice-skating shows (additional fees apply), and such festive feasts as Yuletide Buffet, Saturday and Sunday and Wednesday through Dec. 30, and Breakfast with Santa, Saturday and Sunday (meals require reservations and are not included with general admission). Call 610-388-1000 or visit
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Now through Jan. 6
9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily
Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square
General admission is $16 for adults, $14 seniors, $6 students, free age 4 and younger.
Christmas tree display
Christmas Traditions at Hagley celebrates the history of the Christmas tree custom dating back to the Victorian era. Sizes and styles of the holiday trees have varied over the years, as have the decorations that adorn them. Different versions of Christmas trees are on display. Call 302-658-2400 or visit
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for more information.
Now through Jan. 1
9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Hagley Museum and Library, Route 141, Wilmington
Regular admission is $11; $9 seniors, students; $4 ages 6 to 14; free for ages 5 and younger and for members
Feast of the Seven Fishes
To honor the Italian holiday tradition, Cosimo in Malvern will offer the "Feast of the Seven Fishes" on Sunday. The dinner party will feature a menu of tuna, anchovies and mozzarella antipasto,
(codfish) stew with potatoes, green olives and tomato sauce. The pasta course will be linguine and calamari sauce. The main course is
fritto misto di pesce
featuring fried shrimp, calamari, stuffed clam and smelts with broccoli rabe in garlic and olive oil. Dessert will be
a honey-drenched fritter. A variety of Italian cookies will be offered, as will beverages including wine, a soft drink, and coffee or espresso. Call 610-647-1233 to make your reservation.
Dinner seating is at 6 p.m
Cosimo Restaurant & Wine Bar, 209 Lancaster Ave., Malvern
$65 per person
Attention last-minute shoppers! You've held out for gift-giving inspiration, and here it is. The Christmas in Miniature Exhibit at Chadds Ford Gallery includes original framed art created in miniature for holiday gift-giving. Find the perfect present for the art lover on your list. Call 610-459-5510 or visit
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for more information.
Now through Dec. 31
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday
Chadds Ford Village & Barn Shops, 1609 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford
Free admission; artwork is priced from $60 to $500
Twin Valley YMCA will host Boomers and Beyond Cookie Swap tomorrow for holiday bakers of a certain age to bring two dozen home-baked cookies to share. Active older adults may fill their tins with swapped treats baked by other participants and leave with lots of new recipes to add to their collection. Call 610-913-9622 or visit
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Time: 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Twin Valley YMCA, 51 S. Pine St., Elverson