BRM reopening after Ida

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(File photo) It's the final days for this season's Brandywine Railroad.

The Brandywine River Museum of Art will be reopening on Nov. 26 after being closed for almost three months because of the flooding from Hurricane Ida. And that includes a modified version of Brandywine Christmas.

“We are just calling it the ‘Brandywine Railroad’ this year,” said Nicole Kindbeiter of the museum’s public relations department in an email. “And while there will still be three trees in the first-floor atrium decorated with Critters, they won’t be as ginormous as they’ve been in previous years.”

Kindbeiter went on to say the overall decorations will be limited this year.

“So, while it won’t be as “over-the-top holiday” as it normally is this year while we rebound from the flood, we are just so thrilled that we will be able to reopen in time for the holidays and keep that tradition alive with the Brandywine Railroad display and Critter trees,” she said.

The museum will also forego the giant holiday wreath this year.

Normal hours will also resume on Nov. 26, seven days a week, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but closed on Christmas day.

The train display, a holiday favorite, will be on display through Jan. 9. It features trains running on 2,000 feet of track with more than 1,000 pieces, including locomotives, passenger and freight trains, and trolleys that pass through a small village, a farm, factories, and even a carnival and a drive-in movie theater. Interactive components are also incorporated into the display, operated by hands-free foot pedals that allow for further engagement.

This year's Holiday Critter Sale will be held offsite at the Chadds Ford Historical Society on December 4 & 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A variety of "classic Critter" favorites along with fanciful new creations will be available during the sale. A smaller selection of Critter ornaments and houses are also available for purchase online and can be shipped across the country by visiting

Other holiday events

Barbara Moore Fine Art Gallery will hold its fifth annual Christmas in Miniature beginning at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1. It continues through Dec. 31.

However, Leaders Sunoco is not having its annual Christmas Eve open house this year.

About Rich Schwartzman

Rich Schwartzman has been reporting on events in the greater Chadds Ford area since September 2001 when he became the founding editor of The Chadds Ford Post. In April 2009 he became managing editor of ChaddsFordLive. He is also an award-winning photographer.

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