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A New Tradition for A Brandywine Christmas

A New Tradition for A Brandywine Christmas

Christmas party
December 9, 2015

What is your favorite part of the holidays? Spending time with far-flung friends and family? Sharing small treasures you’ve found for those you love to remind them how much they mean to you? Remembering the wonderful feeling of being swept away by all of the magic of the season from when you were a child?

At the Brandywine River Museum of Art, Christmas is a time to celebrate all of the elements that make the holiday so special. Each year we hold events – from our Children’s Christmas Party to our Breakfast with the Trains – that focus on family, sharing with those we love and, of course, an elf’s share of magic.

This year, we’ve added a few new events for our youngest fans that allow them to jump into their favorite stories, attend a whimsical tea party, and make precious ornaments that they’ll admire for years to come:

christmas ornament
Nutcracker Dance Me a Story

Nutcracker fans can be part of the story as they act out the classic Christmas tale in a lively, interactive program combining movement, storytelling, and dance. Choreographer and dancer Lisa Oster will lead tiny adventurers through this popular program for children ages 2 through 6 (accompanied by an adult).

Amidst the fun, families and little ones will make wooden keepsake ornaments to take home or to give as a treasured gift.

Tickets are available to spend the morning as Clara, the Nutcracker, or a Sugar Plum Fairy December 12 or December 13, both days from 11 a.m. to noon.

Christmas with the Dolls

Have you ever wondered what our magical dolls do after everyone goes home for the evening? Have tea parties, of course!

Bring your favorite doll to the museum for a morning of creative crafts and a lovely, informal tea party. Attendees will cut and color paper dolls based on our Ann Wyeth McCoy doll collection, make matching bracelets for themselves and their dolls, and enjoy light refreshments (with pinkies in the air). Ages 3 and older (accompanied by an adult) are cordially invited – don’t forget to RSVP today.