Santa brings back many beloved area Christmas traditions

Ken Mammarella Culture, Headlines

Longwood Gardens’ 2021 Christmas display focuses on a Fire and Ice theme. Photo by Becca Mathias   Christmas tours and displays that were curtailed or eliminated by the pandemic last year are back in more of the holiday spirit this year. Some features are still on hold, and masking and social distancing may limit attendance and activities.  (Edwards Christmas Village, …

Brandywine River Museum reopens for holidays, without as many critters

Ken Mammarella Culture, Headlines

  After coping with massive flooding from Hurricane Ida, the Brandywine River Museum of Art reopens the day after Thanksgiving.     After being closed to the public for almost three months by flooding, the Brandywine River Museum of Art is reopening Friday with its miniature railroad and Critter-decorated holiday displays. The holiday display will include highlights of its permanent …

Popular farm stand, arts and cultural institutions cope with flooding aftermath

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Pieces of the SIW farm stand are scattered over the parking lot and road. Update: This article has been updated to reflect SIW stand opening Saturday with limited produce, no electricty.  A popular farm stand and area art and historical attractions have been dealing with the aftermath of flooding caused by Ida as the remnants of the hurricane swept through …