Around Town Nov. 24

Kennett Square’s annual Light Parade is this Friday, Nov. 25 beginning at 6:15. Following a new route this year to help alleviate traffic congestion, the parade will start at the intersection of Cypress and South Broad Streets, heading north to State Street and then west along State Street down to Center Street. The parade will climax with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus who will light the town tree. In between will be holiday music and dancers from Longwood Performing Arts.

The Brandywine Railroad is back on its familiar track at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. The 50-year-tradition pulled out of the stations last Friday, Nov. 19, and runs through Jan. 8. The train display is included in the price of admission, but timed tickets will be required from Nov. 25 through Jan. 8. During this time, the Brandywine will also implement its holiday hours: open seven days a week, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (but closed on Christmas Day, Dec. 25).

Learn about "forest bathing" at Mt. Cuba Center on Sunday, Dec. 11.

It's called shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, and is rooted in the traditional Japanese reverence for the natural world and dedicated to promoting health, happiness, and a sense of awe. At Mt. Cuba Center, Anisa George, a certified forest therapy guide, facilitates a series of interactions with nature that cultivate presence, calm, and profound joy. Discover how to unlock the door to new connections and intimacy with the environment through this guided meditation. Dress for the weather and bring a water bottle and a snack, a light backpack to carry your belongings, and something comfortable to sit on in case of wet ground. The next session is Sunday, Dec. 11 from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost of the session is $39. Register here.

Plaid Tidings comes to the Delaware Theatre Company on Nov. 30.

Delaware Theatre Company is presenting Plaid Tidings. It’s billed as a fun-for-the-whole-family off-Broadway musical that combines favorite tunes from the ’50s and ’60s with classic holiday songs, all sung in “heavenly” harmony.  The show runs from Nov. 30 through Dec. 18. Go here for tickets.

The Delaware County Symphony presents Virtuosity and Variations- Symphony Concert on Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. The symphony concert will feature pianist Mark Livshits performing Sergei Rachmaninov's beloved Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Also on the program will be the Hiawatha Overture by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations. The concert will be held in Neumann University's Meagher Theatre. Tickets for the concert may be purchased at

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