Antique toys, holiday trimmings, an extraordinary dollhouse replica of a Germantown home, and a sculpture of Belsnickel, a Christmas figure from German folklore—on loan from the Germantown Historical Society—will bring nineteenth century holiday traditions to life. In addition, contemporary decoration from the collection of Jeanette Turnbull will deck the halls of Woodmere's historic galleries.
Programs & Events
Saturday, November 21
6 pm (Online via Zoom)
For 2020, Woodmere and the Chestnut Hill Business and Community Associations offer a reimagined Circle of Trees event to kick off the holiday season in Chestnut Hill. Children of all ages can enjoy a virtual appearance by Santa, choir performance by Norwood Fontbonne Academy's Note-ables, and the countdown to illuminating Woodmere’s holiday lights. Click here to register. Please note: Due to recent regulations from the City of Philadelphia, the in-person portion of this event has been cancelled.
In this special class, students create artworks as holiday gifts for people who are homebound with illness and learn how their art can make a difference in someone's life. These artworks will be displayed in Woodmere’s online exhibition, Kids Care 27: Visions and Voices of Young Artists. Children will create mobiles and nature-based shadowboxes inspired by colorful and hopeful messages for the future. Artwork will be delivered along with meals provided by MANNA (Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance) during the holiday season. Click here to learn more and register.