Around Town Nov. 28

An Olde Ridge Village tradition continues this Saturday, Nov. 30, when Santa and one of his reindeer will be making their annual trek to Olde Ride Village. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be inside Salon Sestra from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The reindeer will be outside.

T-Rex and friend, the long and short of it at the tree lighting.

Santa Claus will join Delaware County Council, the Delaware County Department of Parks and Recreation and hundreds of residents to celebrate the opening of the 2019 Festival of Lights at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6 in Rose Tree Park. The Festival of Lights opens to the public with a ceremony and tree lighting celebration featuring a welcome from Delaware County Council, a mini holiday concert by the Springton Lake Middle School Select Choir and the arrival of Santa.

The Kennett Symphony presents Pop Goes the Holiday on Dec, 7 at the Rustin High School auditorium.

The Kennett Symphony presents Pops Goes the Holiday on Saturday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., at Rustin High School Auditorium, 1100 Shiloh Road in West Chester. The concert features festive favorites, an 85-member chorus from the Chester County Choral Society, and a lively sing-along. The program includes many of the holiday season’s most recognizable music, including selections from The Nutcracker, Anderson’s Sleigh Ride, Carol of the Bells, the Hallelujah Chorus and more. Single ticket prices are $50-58 in advance, $55-63 on the day of the concert. Students 18 and under are $10. Group discounts are available and there is free parking on site. For complete information visit www.KennettSymphony.org or call the Kennett Symphony at 610.444.6363

The Levin Brothers featuring Pete and Tony Levin — of King Crimson, Peter Gabriel — will perform at The Kennett Flash on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Doors open at 7 p.m.; showtime is 8 p.m. All tickets are $35. They are available at www.kennettflash.org.

The annual Critter Sale at the Brandywine River Museum of Art begins De. 5.

The Brandywine River Museum of Art will host its annual Holiday Critter Sale from Thursday, Dec. 5 through Sunday, Dec. 8. Critters are distinctive ornaments and tabletop decorations that are handmade locally using natural materials. Each Critter has its own unique personality and expression—no two are exactly the same. Critter prices range from $5 to $35, with specialty items from $50 to $250. Brandywine volunteers have been creating Critters for more than 40 years, with all proceeds benefiting the Volunteers’ Art Purchase Fund and Art Education & Programming. There is a members' preview sale from 9:30 a.m. t0 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5. The sale opens to the general public from 4:30 to 8 and resumes Friday, Dec. 6 through Sunday, Dec. 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days.

The Chadds Ford Historical Society continues a tradition with Candlelight Christmas from 1-6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7. Visit historic houses decorated for the season as CFHS celebrates the Christmas spirit. Experience the culinary history of colonial America. Sample beverages along with sweet and savory foods from original 18th-century recipes. Tours include the John Chads House, the Springhouse and, the Barns-Brinton House. Cost is $15 per person through Dec. 1, $20 at the door. Purchase tickets online or at the visitors’ center.

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