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Sounds of the Season: A Very Philly Christmas

Join us as the Historic Houses of Fairmount Park kick off this year’s A Very Philly Christmas with some of the best-regarded musicians and ensembles in Philadelphia.



Saturday, December 1, 2018


5:00am - 11:00am

Each of the 5 houses will host one of these premier Philadelphia music organizations as well as some of the most talented Philadelphia area student musicians. Enjoy all these wondrous sounds while taking in the beauty of the houses decorated for the holidays:

Participating historic houses include Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill Mansion, Lemon Hill Mansion, Historic Strawberry Mansion and Woodford Mansion. All houses are located within East and West Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. Visit holidaysinthepark.com/your-visit and scroll down for an interactive Google map to get directions to each of the houses.

Admission is $8 per person per house. Children 12 and under admitted free. Simply present your ticket or pass at any one of the 5 participating houses listed above for entry.

Tickets are $30 and include entry to all five houses as well as house to house transportation via PHLASH’s Holiday Houses Loop. Free admission for children 12 and under. No other discounts are available.

Proceeds from this event support the ongoing stewardship, maintenance, and promotion of these historic treasures.


The Historic Houses of Fairmount Park are some of the best-preserved examples of 18th and 19th-century early American architecture, all located in one of the country’s most beautiful urban parks. Promotion and programming for the historic houses are supported through a partnership between the City of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department, Fairmount Park Conservancy and various stewardship groups. Proceeds from this event support the ongoing stewardship, maintenance, and promotion of these treasures.

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