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Welcome 2019 Chester County Style

Kennett Square is renowned both as the home of Longwood Gardens, one of the world’s great gardens, and as the ‘Mushroom capital of the world”. Indeed over 60% of the nation’s mushroom crop is from this region. Longwood Gardens in open on New Year’s Eve from 9am to 10pm. Celebrate the Tree Reimagined at Longwood’s holiday display. Surprises will delight at every turn from suspended festive firs above to towering trees created from books, birdhouses, stained glass and more. Outdoors sparkle with illuminated trees, floating orbs, welcoming fire pits and holiday carolers.

Then head to the town of Kennett Square for a celebration like no other. Times Square might drop a regular old ball but not Kennett Square – you guessed it – they drop a mushroom! “Midnight in the Square” is a joyous holiday celebration with music, food and fun, leading up to midnight. As revelers count down, the 8 foot, 700 pound, lighted stainless steel mushroom is lowered 80 feet to welcome the New Year. Don’t miss this truly unique celebration.

OR enjoy Midnight in the Square and visit Longwood Gardens on New Years Day – hours are also 9am to 10 pm. Book a cozy getaway today at nearby Hilton Garden Inn, Kennett Square , Fairfield Inn & Suites, Kennett Square, Mendenhall Inn or for a complete list of cozy accommodations visit

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