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Brandywine Christmas

November 24, 2017 to January 7, 2018
looking at trains
Trains
Brandywine River Museum of Art’s Christmas Train Display
Christmas Tree
Maker Unknown Dollhouse, circa 1900 Gift of Richard M. Scaife
Maker Unknown, Dollhouse, circa 1900, Gift of Richard M. Scaife

Brandywine Christmas offers visitors of all ages a spectacular holiday experience, with the region’s greatest model train display along with Christmas trees decorated for the season with Critter ornaments made by our talented volunteers.

Brandywine Railroad

The remarkable Brandywine Railroad O-gauge model train display features trains running on nearly 2,000 feet of track and includes more than 1,000 pieces, including locomotives, passenger and freight trains, and trolleys that pass through a small town, a farm, factories and even a carnival. 

Victorian Dollhouse

An enchanting antique Victorian dollhouse (circa 1900) is a masterpiece of intricate detail and incredible craftsmanship. The eleven-room house is true to Victorian decor-cluttered rooms filled with overstuffed furniture, wax flowers, gilt mirrors, fringed cushions, and knickknacks--all made to scale. 


Special Events & Programs

CAROLS CONCERTS
Sundays, November 26, December 3, 10, 17 and 31
1 to 3 p.m.

LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS
Guided Tours of Critter Displays

Thursday, November 30
11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Free for members

ANNUAL CRITTER SALE
Members’ Preview Sale:

Thursday, November 30, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Public Sale:
Thursday, November 30, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, December 1–Sunday, December 3, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

THE POLAR EXPRESS READ-ALOUD PAJAMA NIGHT
Thursday, November 30
7–8 p.m.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY
Wednesday, December 6
6–8 p.m.

BREAKFAST WITH THE TRAINS
Saturday, December 9
8:30–10 a.m.
All ages program

A 19TH CENTURY CHRISTMASTIDE
Saturday, December 9
11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

DONNA MULZET BEECH PERFORMING MUSIC BY ANN WYETH MCCOY
Tuesday, December 12
2–3 p.m.

BREAKFAST WITH THE TRAINS
Saturday, December 16
8:30–10 a.m.
All ages program

TERRIFIC TRAINS FAMILY PROGRAM
Saturday, January 6
10 a.m. to noon

SOUNDS OF THE SEASON CONCERTS
Weekdays and some weekends in December

Brandywine Christmas is made possible by The Davenport Family Foundation Fund for Exhibitions. Additional support is provided by Herr Foods Inc. and The Frelinghuysen Foundation.