Pictured is one of the Museum's vintage tree ornaments, all of which are hand-made by dozens of volunteers.
Everyone has heard of the 3 Ghosts of Christmas... and when you arrive at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, it is easy to imagine the Ghost of Christmas Past haunting its halls...browsing three generations of Wyeth masterpieces and special galleries adorned with the works of other American masters.  

Gorgeous Christmas Trees are everywhere, decorated with vintage-style handcrafted ornaments made by dozens of museum volunteers.

In addition to permanent art collections, there is an exhibit by Dylan Gautier and several recently acquired pieces that include N. C. Wyeth’s masterful tempera painting Island Funeral (1939). 

Plus three watercolors by Andrew Wyeth —Master of the Hounds (1949) depicting local horseman Gilbert Mather, The Pirates (1939), and Murlanda (1996), a portrait of the Wyeths’ long-time friend and collection manager Mary Landa.  Newly acquired work by Jamie Wyeth includes a portrait of Deo du Pont Weymouth done in 1964 and the recently completed portraits of Andy Warhol (First in the Screen Door Sequence, 2015).

The remarkable Brandywine Railroad O-gauge model train display features trains running on nearly 2,000 feet of track and includes more than 1,000 pieces, from locomotives, passenger and freight trains, to clockwork sets and trolleys that pass through a small town, a farm, factories and even a carnival.

The antique Victorian Dollhouse (circa 1900) is a wonder of workmanship. The eleven-room house is true to Victorian decor-cluttered rooms filled with overstuffed furniture, wax flowers, gilt mirrors, fringed cushions, and knickknacks--all made to scale.

Check their December Calendar for fun and playful events including:

CAROLS CONCERTS
Sundays, Dec 3, 10, 17, 31 --1 to 3 p.m.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY Wednesday, Dec 6 -- 6–8 p.m.

BREAKFAST WITH THE TRAINS
Saturdays, Dec 16 -- 8:30–10 a.m.

Brandywine River Museum of Art Website

LOCATION: IN THE BRANDYWINE
1 Hoffman's Mill Rd, Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Phone: (610) 388-2700
People journey here from all over the world, lured by half a million lights...stunning Christmas Trees...and breathtaking plants and flowers. The night air is filled with music, caroling, and dancing fountains. The halls are decked in spectacular style and a sense of wonder fills every heart. 

Explore for yourself, the magic of Christmas at Longwood.
Now through January 7th, bring friends and family to Longwood's holiday extravaganza. And because pictures are worth a thousand words, all the photos in this story were taken by Valerie Hoffman, a local photographer with an eye for the spectacular.



From mile-after-mile of dazzling outdoor lights to cozy fire pits warming hands and hearts under a blanket of stars -- there are few places more beautiful than Longwood Gardens.

C'est Magnifique!
This year more people than ever are expected to come for Longwood's French-inspired holiday display where the Conservatory echoes the splendor of France’s Versailles with fanciful topiaries, imaginative wreaths, ornate mirrors, and more than 50 trees trimmed in classic holiday hues and sparkling crystal ornaments.

Thousands of floating cranberries, apples, and gilded walnuts create an intricate mosaic in the grand tradition of a French parterre garden. Outside, colorful fountains dance to holiday music, strolling carolers herald the season with song, talented skaters glide across the ice and good will permeates the air.

Longwood Gardens Calendar of Events

LOCATION: IN THE BRANDYWINE
1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square, PA 19348
(610) 388-1000
Check the website above for daily tours, concerts, and special programs.
Timed Admission Tickets Required
Click here for tickets!


ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Valerie Hoffman (pictured right) is an excellent local photographer.  One of her favorite places is Longwood Gardens, and we thank her for allowing us to share these stunning portraits of a Brandywine Country Christmas at Longwood. See more of her amazing photos at Valerie Hoffman Facebook
Delco's Tower Theater presents the very funny, very edgy George Lopez on Saturday, December 2nd, 8pm 
Producer and star of his long-running TV sitcom, George Lopez demonstrates his versatility in his newest Stand-Up act.  His irreverent yet wildly funny performance calls upon his wit and personal perspective to examine race and ethnic relations.  Mexican-American culture is targeted, but you can be sure that the current political scene, as well as everyday life, will also provide plenty of material for his act. See for yourself why Lopez was named one of Time Magazine's Top 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America and earned a spot on the coveted Harris Poll list of the Top Ten Favorite TV Personalities in 2006.

Then Pentatonix brings their Christmas Tour to the Tower on Thursday, December 7th, 7pm
Winners of NBC’s show "The Sing-Off" this incredibly talented American a cappella group from Arlington, Texas, has become one of most popular musical groups in the world. Vocalists Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola and Matt Sallee perform music with pop-style arrangements using vocal harmonies, basslines, riffing, percussion and beatboxing.

And finally, on  December 16th, experience the K-Love Christmas Tour starting at 7pm. 
The biggest name in contemporary Christian Music has gathered three great artists for a presentation  of carols, classic Holiday pop tunes and songs for worship.  Award-winning singer-songwriter Stephen Curtis Chapman is joined by Lady Antebellum front-woman Hilary Scott and Irish worship band We are Messengers for an evening of holiday family entertainment!

LOCATION: AT OUR CROSSROADS
69th And Ludlow Streets, Upper Darby, PA 19082
(610) 352-2887
Tower Theater Website



The Delaware County Symphony presents their second full symphonic concert of the 2017-2018 season at 3pm on Sunday, December 3rd at Neumann University's Meagher Theater.

Titled "World of Flavors" the theme is Excursions into contrasting worlds of sounds. Featured is the beloved Piano Concerto No. 4 performed by Ching-Yun Hu. This internationally recognized pianist shares both her skill and passion for music with every listener from the front row to the last. 

The Program:
La Péri Fanfare for Brass by Paul Dukas
Masques et bergamasques Suite by Gabriel Fauré
Brigg Fair by Frederick Delius.
Enjoy a free pre-concert lecture by Dr. C. Michael Kelly from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Admission: Concert tickets are $20 or $17 for seniors & students. Children under 12 (one child per paying adult) are admitted free.Upon presentation of the Delaware County or Montgomery County Library card two tickets may be purchased for the price of one regular admission ticket the day of the concert. There is ample free parking adjacent to the theater and the Life Center is handicapped accessible. For tickets/information, please call 610-879-7059.

Two more holiday events at the Meagher Theater:
Kate & Randy Do the Holidays 
Kate Casano and Randy Shupp, 
Gaslight Productions 
Thursday, December 7 • 1:30 p.m.
Kate and Randy present all your favorite Christmas selections and have you singing along in your seats.
Admission: General $10; FREE for Neumann students, staff and Cultural Arts Forum members.


International Ballet Classique Presents the Nutcracker Ballet
Saturday, December 9 • 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 10 • 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy the holiday magic that delights audiences of all ages!  Journey into the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets with dramatic dancing and pageantry!
Admission: Adults $28; Students, children, and seniors $18. For tickets call 610-986-2474 or visit International Ballet Classique Website

LOCATION: IN THE BRANDYWINE
Neumann University's Meagher Theater
In the Thomas A. Bruder, Jr. Life Center
One Neumann Drive
Aston, PA 19014-1298
610-459-0905
Delaware County families have begun their December pilgrimage to Rose Tree Park for the Annual Festival of Lights...a twinkling holiday home for beloved children's characters, Santa, and even a few Victorian carolers.

Those of us who work at Destination Delco are very lucky. Our Tourism offices are located in one of three historic buildings on the grounds of Rose Tree Park.  And while it is beautiful year round, Christmas is when this County park really tugs at your heart.  


More than 100,000 lights twinkle on at 5:30pm each day, and twinkle off at 9:30.

The Park's central square, where a huge American Flag floats overhead and a new Vintage Clock Tower was recently installed - anchors the Festival. While holiday faves like Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Frosty pose nearby...

Christmas lights are also strung around the Park's Gazebo and Santa  and his reindeer ride the crest of a nearby hill.

Bringing thoughts of Charles Dickens to mind, are the wood crafted Victorian carolers, created many years ago by Williamson Trade School students.

Opening Ceremonies are Friday, December 1st at 7:00 p.m.
Enjoy a welcome from County Council, the music of the Springton Lake Middle School Select Choir, plus complimentary cocoa from Acme & the arrival of Santa!
IF YOU'RE ABLE, BRING AN UNWRAPPED TOY FOR A LOCAL FAMILY.

LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
Presented by Delaware County Parks & Recreation
Delaware County Parks & Recreation Website
610-891-4455
Animals, like kids, come in all shapes and sizes. Big - small - lanky - long haired - scruffy -  scrappy - and some are very well dressed (like the big guy above!)...but they all look cute as buttons in Santa photos!

So if you've got a canine, cat or even a fish-kid at home, head for Braxton's Animal Works in Wayne, for PET PHOTOS WITH SANTA on December 3rd, 9th and 10th.

Human kids are welcome too!
No appointment necessary but Santa will be there from 11am to 3pm. Photos will be delivered via Snapfish.com

Reindeer pups and Braxton's Santa... Photo by Braxton's
There“s a $10 Sitting Fee.

Opened more than 75 years ago, Braxton’s is a third generation pet supply store featuring healthy food brands, interesting pet toys, and most importantly the staff can help you right on the spot with any questions about Spot!  

Braxton's Website

LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN LINE
Braxton's Animal Works
620 West Lancaster Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087
610-688-0769
Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm
Sat & Sun: 9am - 6pm
Photo by Andria Kaskey.
O Come All Ye Faithful...a treasured carol - and a call to action if you’re pine-ing for the perfect family Christmas tree!

Now through December 23rd, families from all over the Delaware Valley and beyond will head to Linvilla where over 40,000 Christmas trees are planted in rich Delco farmland, standing ready to fill your home with warmth, love and memories. 

Big game hunters will load the family into a hay-wagon for a trip to the Christmas tree fields.
Scour-away to your heart's content! The majority of trees are 6' to 10' Douglas Fir - but you'll also find some Canaan Fir. Linvilla provides a saw for you to cut your tree. Then they'll even haul it back for you, shaking off the loose needles, wrapping it up and even tying it to your car. They can also drill a hole in your tree for "Stand Straight" Christmas Tree Stands.
  • Mon to Fri: 10am - 5pm
  • Weekends: 9am - 5pm
  • NOTE: (last wagon departs at 4pm)
  • Price: Select any cut-your-own tree for just $69.99 plus tax. Services described above are all included.
"Fir" those who prefer indoor tree hunting, Linvilla's Garden Center is transformed into a magical wonderland, brimming with cut trees, garlands and wreaths.  Meet Santa and his elves, and browse a remarkable selection of toys and collectibles.  And don't "fir-get" to stock up on home-made seasonal baked goods from their ever popular market. 

LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
Linvilla Orchards Website
137 W Knowlton Rd, Media, PA 19063
610-876-7116

Get your tickets now for two of the region's best Holiday Shows!
Join Belle at the Media Theatre, where she’s been taken prisoner by a beast in a dark and shadowy castle...in DISNEY’S ‘BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!  The Academy Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairy-tale.

The stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.
The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
Click here for tickets to Beauty and the Beast

And for a fun afternoon with your children...Take them to see Media Theatre’s JACK FROST SAVES CHRISTMAS!
The rollicking, merry, and heartfelt musical is all about Jack Frost, a boy who is unique because everything he touches turns to ice. He appears out of a snow bank and meets four humorous animals: a rabbit, a polar bear, a penguin, and a raccoon. Features Austy Hicks as Jack Frost and Roger Ricker as Mr. Holly. Saturdays at 11am & Sundays at Noon Nov. 26 through Dec. 31!
Click for more info and Tickets to Jack Frost Saves Christmas


LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
104 E State St, Media, PA 19063
(610) 891-0100

Hedgerow Theatre invites you to relive the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge, laugh with all the Cratchits, and journey through space and time with the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come as merriment and mirth fill your heart with joy.


For 25 years Hedgerow has been presenting Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol in their 1840's Grist Mill...and it is the perfect setting for Dickens' version of Victorian London.

“A Christmas Carol is a timeless story of the redemption of a man to his better self – we choose to shut ourselves off from our humanity, and we can choose to embrace it,” says adaptor and director Jared Reed. 

Professional Actors are joined by over 60 members of the community to make Hedgerow Theatre’s Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol a part of the Holidays you cannot miss. 

Adult ticket prices are $35, with a $3 discount for seniors. Tickets for those ages 30 and under, as well as for students, are $20. For groups of 10 or more, tickets are $18. For reservations or more info, call 610-565-4211 or visit The Hedgerow Box Office.

LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
64 Rose Valley Road, Rose Valley, PA 19063 (minutes from Media)
(610) 565-4211
There is a magic place not too far away, where Christmas has lived for almost 20 years. The National Christmas Center & Museum is  20,000 square feet of memories kept alive and polished by the thousands of people who visit every year.  Like a giant magic mirror it reflects the Christmas experience of our parents, their parents and even our great grandparents. 


Visit Toyland Train Mountain where electric trains 
traverse a mountain 30 feet in diameter and three tiers high.
But this could be the last Christmas for anyone to step through that looking glass.  

On the home page of the Christmas Museum Website, there is a letter that goes like this:

"It is with great sadness that we make this post today. After many tough conversations and some difficult seasons over the past few years, National Christmas Center has had to make the very difficult decision to close it’s doors permanently following our 2017 season...our passion for this most wonderful holiday is stronger than ever and we are deeply saddened that we will not be able to share it with the world going forward."


Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa - and if you'd like to see his Workshop, Reindeer Barn and other exciting exhibits, make sure mom and dad bring you this month!

The TRAVEL CHANNEL has called this one of the “Most Christmasy Places in America”... and here's a sampling of what you'll find:
  • 1950's Woolworth's 5 & 10 -  showcasing vintage Christmas toys and merchandise displayed in a realistic store setting. 
  • An Antiques Emporium showing how hand-blown glass ornaments are made, countless Christmas antiques and unusual items such as old Santa masks used in church and school pageants.  
  • A Pennsylvania Christmas with life-sized scenes, including a simple Amish celebration. 
  • Storefronts decorated for the holidays line this street straight out of the 1950’s. 
  • See hundreds of Nativities from around the globe. 
  • And over 500 2-D and 3-D images portraying the evolution of how Santa has been depicted through the years, from the legends of St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, Turkey in 300 AD, to the jolly man in red we know and love today
National Christmas Center & Museum Hours and Admission Info

LOCATION: WEST OF DELCO
IN THE HEART OF PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH COUNTRY
3427 Lincoln Hwy E.
Paradise, PA 17562
717-442-7950
’Tis the season for holiday gifting and retail cha-ching!  
So here are a few of the weird and wonderful “Delco Proud” Stocking Stuffers that are sure to put a smile on someone's face (like the product above!).  All are home grown, locally produced or owned right here in Delaware County. Web links are provided for easy info gathering.

Who’s your daddy? 
He's always smiling...he cleans better than I do...he never lets me down...and sometimes he gets all soft and squishy inside. So what's not to love about this Folcroft based SHARK TANK WINNER and QVC powerhouse, SCRUB DADDY?!

I love these little guys.  In fact several of my friends and family are getting holiday gift-packaged Scrub Daddys and Mommys in their stockings this year. (I hope they're not reading this ;)  Not only are they inexpensive - they out-perform their advertising!

This is the Scrub Daddy on QVC with Shark Tank's Lori Greiner and
founder Aaron Krause.
The cost is about $5 per Scrub Daddy at local grocery stores, and I purchased 3 holiday-packaged sets of  4 Scrub Mommys (12 sponges) for $30 on QVC.

The sponge has a revolutionary design, changing texture based on the water temperature. It gets firm in cold water for tough scrubbing, and soft in warm water for light cleaning. And it cleans well with water alone!

It's scratch free on over a dozen surfaces from non-stick to stainless steel and even car exterior paint!

Scrub Mommy (my favorite!) combines smiley face ergonomics and dual sided design - to allow you to scrub with one side - then flip - and swipe up with the soft side.
Scrub Daddy Website

Satisfy the Family Sweet Tooth with Tasty Stocking Stuffers from Bevan’s Candy
Randy Bevan carries on the family tradition...
Order unforgettable sweet treats from a candy maker that is 58 years young & flourishing in Media.

What began as a hobby for Maurice and Virginia Bevan  grew into a regional favorite for gourmet candy and confections of all sorts. Browse everything from  non-pareils and butter creams, to specially made chocolate Santas ... you'll feel like a kid in a candy store.
Place Christmas orders up to December 8th... or head for their store on Baltimore Avenue to see all the glorious goodies on display! REMINDER:  THEY ONLY TAKE CASH, no credit cards.
Click for Bevan’s Website
143 E. Baltimore Pike, Media, 19063


There’s no time like the present (pun intended;) to treat somebody to dinner with a Gift Card to one of our many outstanding independent restaurants

Pictured: One of Fellinni’s talented opera singing servers and a tasty
entree from their menu!
Fellini’s Cafe in Media (pictured right) not only serves great Italian cuisine...the atmosphere is wonderful with original hand-painted art murals and rich granite tables in private alcoves. And on Monday nights listen to the soaring vocals of Opera Night.

For more restaurants go to our  Destination Delco Restaurant Guide  where each listing includes photo, description, website and phone numbers. PLUS:  When you get to the guide, click on the BEST OF THE BURBS logo on the right to read Craig LaBan's Top Delco Restaurant List for 2017!
106 W State St, Media, PA 19063



For Buzz-worthy, Hip & High-end Fashion, Gifts, and Accessories - Get Bedazzled!
Famous for their stunning designer and prom gowns, a few years ago
they hosted Alicia Vitarelli (in the red dress above) from 6 ABC,
who was doing an OSCAR clothing segment for FYI. 

Bedazzled Boutique in Newtown Square has some of the coolest, most unique clothes, jewelry, sportswear and truly dazzling 
special occasion 
gowns in the County.

Owned by local residents, Victor and Ruth Krass, Bedazzled Boutique has been open for 12 years. It is a high energy atmosphere, where both mothers and daughters can shop for beautiful fashions.  It is managed with the help of their children, Sabrina and Elliot, along with a professional and enthusiastic staff.  Bedazzled Boutique Website
218 S Newtown Street Rd, Newtown Square, PA 19073


Gifting wine and beer is always a good choice.  Especially when created with our famous Delco ‘wudder’...

FYI:  Wudder: the clear liquid that has no color, taste, or smell, that falls from clouds (over Delaware County) as rain and magically results in the unique formula known as Delco Wudder

Here are a few places to pick up award-winning local wine & suds.  Gifting Tip: In Delco we just pop a bow on em' and stick them under the tree :)

Penns Woods Winery is a family-vineyard in Chadds Ford.
Winemaker Gino Razzi, and his daughter Carley Mack (pictured on the right in the photo), produce many award winners that can be found in restaurants throughout Philadelphia and the burbs. But visit their tasting room for the full vineyard experience with live music events, Yoga and Painting sessions in the vineyard, food and wine pairings, and other exciting events each weekend.  Penns Woods Winery Events and more











Another fine local vineyard is Grace Winery in Glen Mills.
The inn at Grace Winery boasts an original Quaker farmhouse dating to 1734.  The Inn housed the British after the battle of the Brandywine in 1777, was a safe house for the Underground Railroad and the farmhouse's 3rd floor once served as a Civil War infirmary.  The vineyard is just off the Manor House and produces some of the finest wine in the region.  Click for Grace Winery events, promotions and more

2SP BREWING COMPANY in Aston has a cool slogan: Pretentious? Never. Passionate? Always. 
TOP: SP2's  brewmaster team of Andrew, Michael and Bob
BOTTOM: Brewer's Outlet where you can buy regional and
national beer by the six pack and case.

2SP Brewing Company’s mission is to bring world-class beers from world-class brewers to this region.   So put a pack of Delco Lager under the tree...it's an American Amber Lager - a classic every day beer updated for today with premium ingredients and pure Delaware County wudder.  Goes best with everything from sandwiches to steak to stadium food!

Or for something a little more intense, how about a pack of Bellcracker Double IPA - with punishing hops and therapeutic malts that goes perfectly with daring, flavorful food! Read about them and all of their recent awards at  2SP Brewing Company of Aston Website

WHERE TO GET LOCAL BREWS:
Pinocchio's Award Winning Beer Garden in Media  Pinocchio’s Beer Garden
Brewer's Outlet in Chadds Ford sells both national and regional beer (like SP2, Victory, Twin Lakes and Yard's).  Many in both six packs and cases.  Brewer's Outlet Beer Descriptions


Give the gift of "Making Memories"
Stuff a stocking with tickets to ABC's hugely popular “Dancing with the Stars” LIVE show at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby on January 4th...
Get tickets now before they sell out!

...or give some 'golf love' with tickets to the 2018 BMW Championship at Aronimink in September...
Exclusive holiday ticket packages are now available for the 2018 BMW Championship, to be held September 4-9 at Aronimink Golf Club. Now through Jan. 5, 2018, patrons who purchase a Trophy Club ticket online will receive a complimentary BMW Championship folding chair, a $25 value. Attendees will be issued a special voucher to receive their chair upon arrival at the BMW Championship in September.
Get tickets online


Finally, there is one fail-safe gift that everyone in Delco either has or wants: a WaWa Gift Card! 
...and why not tuck the card in a copy of the book "The Five People You Meet in WaWa" by Nick Kupsey, a Delco resident and comic...


I can personally vouch for WaWa’s sensational coffee which comes in every size and taste imaginable!
But others are woo’d in the door by a never ending supply of fresh-made breakfast sandwiches, subs, soups, fresh cut fruit, and munchie-killing snack foods as far as the eye can see.

The book, called a “Divine Comedy” is about our favorite morning-noon-and night place...and the unique characters who frequent it.  (Are you in it?) The Kindle price is under $5 and the paper back is around $11.

Click for your own “laugh a minute” copy at Amazon: Five-People-You-Meet-Wawa-ebook

Click here for info on the WaWa in Glen Mills (where the writer of the book gets his java fix!)
Ridley’s newest restaurant is an old friend... with its iconic Southern home-style food, warm smiling service, and an air of nostalgia that grips you like a friend's handshake.

CLICK HERE FOR A CHANCE TO WIN ONE OF DESTINATION DELCO’S “DINNER-FOR TWO” GIFT CARDS!

At 6am on November 13th the doors will swing open at Ridley's new Cracker Barrel Old Country Store - just in time for breakfast! But you'll get more than just the best pancakes and bacon this side of the Mississippi...


Here are just a few of the almost 200 employees who are busy preparing for the Grand Opening!
The backbone of the management team, General Manager Greg Tucker is in the
back row with the holiday-red tie and Retail Manager Shannon Brooks is next to him
and the beautiful Christmas Tree.  
Having been to dozens of Cracker Barrels in my life, (and having eaten my way through too many Wild Maine Blueberry pancakes!) I can say that this restaurant is like a 10,000 square foot living scrapbook, recreating times when families gathered around the table, laughing and telling stories over a luscious meatloaf dinner with piping hot biscuits and fluffy mashed potatoes - topped off with a baked apple dumpling or a frozen mug sundae...

Ridley is their 647th location, and just as its predecessors have won the hearts of millions of people, it will serve up the kind of dining experience that feels like a hug, and tastes like home-cooked heaven.

The menu includes Chicken n' Dumplins, Grilled Chicken Salad, and U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish. Or try their famous Apple Cider BBQ Chicken Breast, Lemon Pepper Grilled Rainbow Trout, or Hickory Smoked Country Ham... 

Unlike other restaurants, Cracker Barrel also offers a unique shopping experience. The General Store is bursting at the seams with old-fashioned treats like Red Fish, Sky Bars (a milk-chocolate bar with 4 sections filled with caramel, vanilla, peanut and fudge cream), Nonpareils, Peanut Chews, and OMG fudge like my dad used to make. (I'm making myself hungry just writing about this!)

Everyone lingers in the General Store, browsing gorgeous quilts, rugs, old-fashioned games, vintage toys and more. 
With Christmas coming, be sure to check out their holiday decorations, Yankee Candles, water globes, and ornaments!

You'll also find some of the best cast iron skillets on the planet, along with fun aprons, apparel, cook books and more.

The antiques on the wall are real and pay tribute to local and state history, like the Flyers' hockey display, a guide to Pennsylvania game birds, and memorabilia from former PA companies like Bethlehem Steel, Pennzoil, and the Philadelphia-based Giuseppe Garibaldi Macaroni Company. 


LOCATION: ON THE RIVERSIDE
125 Stewart Avenue, Ridley Township
PHONE: 610-521-1567
OPEN:   364 Days a year (Closed only on Christmas Day)
HOURS: 6 am to 10 pm Sunday through Thursday and from 6 am to 11 pm on Friday and Saturday.
MENUS: Breakfast is served all day and lunch and dinner options begin at 11 am.
CATERING:  Call and ask about their exciting catering menus - home cookin' is good anytime, anywhere!
SERVE A SOUTHERN THANKSGIVING:  Let Cracker Barrel do the cooking this year! Serve  home-style Southern fare that you can order in advance, and take home to heat up for your Thanksgiving dinner!

CLICK HERE FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A “DINNER-FOR-TWO” GIFT CARD TO CRACKER BARREL!