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 Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Fairmount Park Conservancy and various stewardship groups. Proceeds from the events support the ongoing stewardship, maintenance and promotion of these treasures.

“Christmas in Fairmount Park” celebrates its 45th year of delighting visitors with this year’s very special theme, “A Very Philly Christmas.” This Philadelphia holiday tradition will feature six of the park’s treasured historic houses – Cedar Grove, Laurel Hill Mansion, Lemon Hill Mansion, Mount Pleasant, Strawberry Mansion, and Woodford – each decked out in the season’s finest. In the spirit of this year’s theme, the historic houses will host four days of events showcasing what makes Philadelphia a very special place: music, food, neighbors, and families. For more information regarding this year’s holiday programming, please visit