Holidays at the Castles
Celebrate the holidays at the Castles with these special events:
Winter Wonderland Holiday Decorations at Fonthill
November 30 - January 5
Visit Fonthill for a regular tour and see the castle decked out for the holidays with themed trees, Victorian Decorations and greens throughout. Reservations are suggested, call 215-348-9461.
Holiday Festivities for the Family FREE
Sunday, December 8
Noon - 4 pm
Enjoy a ground floor tour, refreshments and ornament-making. Walk over to the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works for more holiday fun and a visit with Santa
Fonthill Holiday Lights Meander
Saturday, December 14
6:30-9:30 pm (Arrival times: 6:30-8:30 pm)
Meander the candlelit evening tour route and enjoy holiday refreshments.$20 adults/$10 youth; $15 member adults/$5 member youth. Register for the Meander by calling 215-348-9461.
Candlelight Holiday Tours
Saturday, December 28
Join us for a special evening guided tour of Fonthill and experience the castle as it takes on a special glow for the holidays. $15/$12 members. Register for the tour by calling 215-348-9461.
Exhibit: Under the Tree: A Century of Holiday Trees and Toys
November 23 - January 5, 2014
The Mercer Museum's annual holiday exhibit features trees decorated to the tastes of earlier ers, together with some of the toys and games that once delighted children on Christmas mornings' past.
Under the Tree Children's Craft Activity: Holiday Ornament Making
Saturday, November 23
Included with museum admission.
Under the Tree: Meet the Collector: Fun with Toy Cars
Friday, December 27
Meet toy collector, Jim Wiley and then visit the Mercer's Under the Tree exhibit.
Chocolate Making in the Log House
Friday, November 29
11 am-4 pm
Stop in to our Log House and learn about cholate's importance to the Maya and other ancient cultures and help process cacao beans into a chocolate beverage. Then, visit the museum's latest exhibit, Mystery of the Mayan Medallion.
Adult Craft Workshop: Make Victorian Ornaments
Wednesday, December 4
Learn to make some typical Victorian ornaments using paper, fabric and die cut paper scraps. Refreshments provided. $12/$10 members. To register for the workshop, call 215-348-9461.
Saturdays: December 7, 14 & 21
Blanche Turner demonstrates the art of silhouette cutting. To have a custom silhouette created, call the Mercer Shop at 215-345-0210, ext 130.
Mercer Museum Holiday Open House: Santa, Cider and Song FREE
Tuesday, December 10
Delight in the sounds, scents and scenes of the holiday season. Sing along with carolers, visit Santa in the Log House, enjoy musical performances and join in the Burning of the Greens.