Christmas In Philadelphia At Longwood Gardens

Christmas In Philadelphia At Longwood Gardens

If you haven't been to Longwood Gardens for the Holidays, now is the time to go!  The Garden itself is amazing and rich in history.  The original owner of the land was none other than William Penn.  By 1850, the park had among the best collection of trees in the nation.  Pierre duPont then purchased the park to save it from being used for logging. Today, thanks to his legacy, there are over 1000 acres of park land with over 20 gardens and 20 indoor gardens with 11,000 species of plants.  It's only slightly larger than Rittenhouse Square!
Bundle up the family and spend an amazing evening at this remarkable space!  Here are some tips from Longwood for the holiday spectacular!

  1. Come Early! Arrive by 2:00 pm and you’ll miss the evening rush of traffic and still have time to explore all the Brandywine Valley has to offer after your visit to the Gardens. The outdoor holiday lights and fountain theatre shows set to holiday music come alive at 3:30 pm and run continuously throughout the evening so you’ll have plenty of time to experience the magic of the season.
  2. Save on Non-Peak Days. Purchasing a timed ticket during a Non-Peak Day means fewer crowds and you save! Non-Peak Days are Mondays through Fridays from November 28–January 12, excluding December 26–31.
  3. Print Your Tickets at Home. To avoid lines, we encourage you to print your tickets at home and show them to our Guest Services staff upon entry. Or, go paperless and open your print-at-home tickets on your smartphone and we'll scan it at the door.
  4. Allow for Travel Time. Plan to arrive one hour prior to any special concerts or dining reservations. If you are coming on a Peak Day, please allow for additional travel time.
  5. Parking is Available and Free. Remote parking is used if needed. Transportation from remote parking areas to the Gardens is provided. Handicap parking is available in the main lot and we ask that you please display your handicap permit so our staff can appropriately direct you to the designated area.
  6. Dress for the Outdoors! A Longwood Christmas is both indoors and outdoors. Please dress accordingly and wear comfortable shoes. To see all of the outdoor lights, there is ample walking involved.
  7. Shop and Dine in the Gardens. Restaurants, concessions, and The GardenShop are all available for you. Make reservations in our fine dining restaurant, 1906, the same day you purchase your timed admission ticket. You can also enjoy a more casual Café service which is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  8. Using Complimentary Tickets? Many complimentary admission tickets are not valid on Peak Days during A Longwood ChristmasCheck your tickets as some restrictions may apply.

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