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Brandywine Christmas

November 29, 2019 to January 5, 2020
looking at trains
girl watching trains
boy watching trains
Brandywine Christmas. Photo credit: Jacques-Jean Tiziou www.jjtiziou.net

Brandywine Christmas. Photo credit: Jacques-Jean Tiziou www.jjtiziou.net

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.

All aboard for a lifetime of memories!

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.


Programs

Polar Express Read-Aloud Pajama Party
December 5, 7–8 p.m.

Children and their grown-ups hear the classic tale and enjoy cocoa and cookies.

Holiday Critter Sale
Member Preview Sale:
Thursday, December 5, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Public Sale:
Thursday, December 5, 4:30–8 p.m. & December 6–8, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Breakfast with the Trains
December 7, 8:30–10 a.m.

An exclusive visit with the Brandywine Railroad and a continental breakfast in the Museum’s café for all ages.

Stroller Tours: Brandywine Christmas
December 10, 10:30 a.m.

A guided tour designed especially for adults accompanied by babies.

Children’s Christmas Party
December 11, 6–8 p.m.

An evening of holiday entertainment, face painting, model trains, a visit with Santa, Cookie Land and more!

Breakfast with the Trains
December 14, 8:30–10 a.m.

An exclusive visit with the Brandywine Railroad and a continental breakfast in the Museum’s café for all ages.

Piano Performance by Jennifer Nicole Campbell
December 19, 1–2 p.m.

Classical piano performance in the Museum’s atrium.

Sensory-Friendly Train Morning
January 4, 8:30–9:30 a.m.

Early access to the Brandywine Railroad for visitors with autism or sensory-processing disorder.


Sensory-Friendly Museum Packs
Packs containing social stories, fidgets, noise-cancelling headphones, and activities are available through Visitor Services. Sponsored by PECO.

Brandywine Christmas is made possible by the generosity of The Davenport Family Foundation Fund for Exhibitions and Otto’s BMW & Mini. Additional support is provided by Herr Foods, Inc., and The Freylinghuysen Foundation.