It’s the holidays, which means time with family and friends, feasts, decorating your home, trimming the tree, exchanging gifts, religious fellowship, and making merry. It’s also a time to travel, to visit either new locations or old and familiar haunts. For me, the holidays also mean a trip to Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, for a festival of Christmas lights that I have attended for four straight years.
Hosted annually at Longwood Gardens (which I explored in a previous post), A Longwood Christmas is a festival of light and decoration, when seemingly every plant, tree, and shrub is covered in lights. Longwood uses hundreds of thousands of lights in their decorations, leading to one of the most beautiful holiday scenes that I have ever witnessed. The event runs through January 8th, 2017, and is a must-see attraction in the Philadelphia region.
Before tonight’s adventure, however, my holidays were a wonderful time with family. I had a terrific Christmas, full of joy, laughter, and way too much food. A friend is in town for the holidays, and we took trips to the New Jersey shore as well as a quick stop by the Palmyra Cove Nature Park, a little-known environmental studies center along the Delaware River where we had some up-close meetings with local wildlife. And then tonight we got in DH and headed 46 miles westward to Longwood Gardens, for a very special holiday event.
A Longwood Christmas is a wonderful event, and really helps to fill you with holiday cheer. It is a very popular, so you must purchase timed tickets in advance of your visit during the evening hours. Ticket prices begin at $30 for an adult, with discounts for seniors, students, and youth (children up to age 4 can enter for free). If you are in the Delaware Valley during the holidays, be sure to make this a destination during your trip. Thanks again for coming along on another Voyage of DH!
‘Til next time.