Symbols of the Season
December 1, 2018
1pm - 6pm
$15 per person/$10 CFHS members
Tickets can be purchased online or at the Visitors Center beginning November 15th
The Chadds Ford Historical Society is pleased to host a traditional Candelight Christmas on December 1, 2018 highlighting its historic buildings decorated with symbols of the season.
Join the Heritage Dancers as they make merry at the Barn Visitors Center. Partake of some desserts before heading next door to our Springhouse, once a school in the 1800s, where you'll see Christmas books from past and present. Join the celebration at the John Chads House (c. 1725) with rooms of live greens and symbols of the season including arks, creche sets and toys. Enjoy Portugal cakes, Stolen and spiced tea cooked on the open hearth.
A short drive away, our Barns-Brinton House allows visitors to grab a glass of wine and toast to the season in this tavern dating back to 1714. As a fiddler entertains colonial revelers, warm yourself by the hearth and sample homemade soup, bread and Spritz cookies. Tour the historic rooms decorated with Santas, gingerbread, wreaths and handmade ornaments. You are sure to leave having experienced the warmth and spirit of the season.