December 8, 2011
During the annual “A Longwood Gardens Christmas,” the horticultural wonderland in scenic Brandywine Valley features a dazzling display of Christmas trees and poinsettias.
This year’s scenery, on display through January 8, features a delicious gingerbread fantasy. The Liz Marden Gourmet Cakes & Desserts Bakery in Kennett Square baked 9,000 gingerbread cookies for the festive display, in addition to intricately decorated gingerbread houses modeled after the Conservatory and Perice-du Pont House.
You can stand beneath towering trees adorned with gingerbread ornaments, revel in the candy-laden Music Room overflowing with sweet holiday cheer, and enjoy the more than 400,000 twinkling lights and spectacular fountain shows composing a brilliant wonderland perfect for the holidays.
Check out the time-lapse video above for a behind-the-scenes look at how the annual display is assembled.
You must get timed tickets for Longwood Gardens Christmas this year; you can purchase them online.
Longwood Gardens Christmas
When: November 24-January 8
Where: 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square
Cost: Tickets range from $8-$25
More info: www.longwoodgardens.org
Previously: Longwood Gardens Christmas Is Back, A Holiday Wonderland Featuring 9,000 Gingerbread Cookies, A Giant Gingerbread House And More Than 400,000 Twinkling Lights