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Holiday Programs

Museum Holiday Store

November 9–December 31

Our popular Holiday Store features handcrafted jewelry, ceramics, textiles, and more. Don’t miss out on these unique gifts! For more information, visit or call 215-247-0476.

Merry and Bright II: The Christmas Collection of Jeanette Turnbull

November 23, 2019–January 5, 2020

Jeanette Turnbull will “deck the halls” at Woodmere with a creative installation of vintage and contemporary decorations that will captivate visitors of all ages. In addition, children’s 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.

Golden Slippers: Images of the Mummers from Woodmere’s Collection

November 23, 2019–January 5, 2020

The Mummers Parade, held annually in Philadelphia on New Year’s Day, is one of the oldest folk festivals in the United States. The performers’ colorful and elaborate costumes have captured the imagination of many of the city’s artists, whose work will be on view in this exhibition.

Chestnut Hill Circle of Trees

Saturday, November 23, 5:30–7:30pm


Meet Santa and celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with live music, hot chocolate, cookies, and Woodmere’s holiday exhibition. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to charity. Sponsored by the Chestnut Hill Business and Community Associations.

Film: Christmas Dreams

Tuesday, December 10, 7:30pm

The story of The Little Drummer Boy is fused with The Nutcracker ballet in this wordless, musical fantasia.

Family Happening: Victorian Card Making

Saturday, December 14, 1–3pm



Holiday Jazz: Motown for the Holidays

Friday, December 20, 6-8pm

Celebrate the holidays with the Motown sound of the Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha and the Vandellas, and other great Motown artists. Their unique sound brings a special magic to the holiday season.