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