Chester County Holiday Activities | Brandywine Valley

What Winter Should Be
Crackling fires, snow-dusted paths, and the feeling of a warm cup of cocoa between your mitten-ed hands. The simple pleasures of the winter season in Chester County are the stuff memories are made of.

Shop in boutiques and galleries on our quaint, tree-lined main streets. Take in the winter wonderland with a hike along the Brandywine River or view its beauty from the comfort of the Brandywine River Museum of Art. Make sure not to miss Longwood Garden’s Orchid Extravaganza on view January 20–March 25 where the conservatory is always 70 degrees.

With 16 local craft breweries (and counting) and 14 wineries, and 2 distilleries you will stay warm as you sip and taste your way from one end of the county to the other.
Looking for new places to spend quality time with your family? In Chester County, you can play with actual helicopters, explore the natural sciences, take in horticultural splendor, and so much more.
Brandywine River Museum<br> of Art<br>January 27 to June 3
Brandywine River Museum
of Art
January 27 to June 3

The Way Back: The Paintings of George A. Weymouth
This landmark exhibition of approximately sixty-five of Weymouth’s best works of art in all media will reveal the breadth of his visual investigations. From the loose energetic style and monochromatic palette of Weymouth’s early oils in the 1950s, the mature artist, mentored by his close friend Andrew Wyeth, used the mediums of watercolor and egg tempera to create haunting, hushed landscapes and powerful portraits.

Longwood Gardens<br>January 20–March 25
Longwood Gardens
January 20–March 25

Orchid Extravaganza
The gardeners, designers, carpenters, and metal workers craft original displays each year to present orchids in unique ways. This year Longwood is producing a new form: orchid-wrapped columns rising in stately elegance from the floor of Exhibition Hall. Don’t worry, the famed towering 12-foot-tall archway made of Phalaenopsis orchids and the more than 200 Vanda hanging in the Silver Garden, will be on display again this year

Main Streets & Villages<br>All Season Long
Main Streets & Villages
All Season Long

West Chester, Kennett Square, Phoenixville
Chester County is home to many destination-worthy downtowns and country villages with cobblestoned streets, picturesque storefronts, and full calendars of entertainment and events perfect for visiting in the winter. So, stroll like a local and park your car and walk in and out of the many coffee houses, one-of-a-kind boutiques, antique shops, and bars & restaurants this season.

Feel Winter’s Warmth in Chester County’s Brandywine Valley

Let the 70 degrees of Longwood Gardens’ 4-acre Conservancy raise your winter spirits in Chester County’s Brandywine Valley. In addition, discover world class arts, horticulture, shopping and more to warm your heart and soul this winter.

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