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” – over 60% of the nation’s mushroom crop is from this region. It is a magical place to celebrate the arrival of 2020. Longwood Gardens in open on New Year’s New Year’s Eve from 9am to 10pm. Revel in the glorious holiday display featuring over a half-million lights, musical performances and so much more. 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. Visit BrandywineValley.com for information and to book accommodations