8 Picture-Perfect Main Line Area Holiday Displays

Be sure to visit these spots before the season ends.

Suburban Square

Not only is Ardmore’s Suburban Square the perfect place to do some serious shopping, but the upscale retail destination’s ornate Christmas tree also makes a great backdrop for this year’s holiday card.

6 Coulter Ave., Ardmore. 

A Brandywine Christmas


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The Brandywine River Museum of Art’s annual holiday celebration is perfect for the entire family. The exhibition includes a giant model train display, an antique Victorian dollhouse and Christmas trees decorated with the museum’s signature Critter ornaments, making it a photographer’s haven.

1 Hoffmans Mill Road, Chadds Ford. 

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

The perfect spot for a festive date night, the Blue Cross RiverRink offers a seemingly never-ending list of winter fun. From ice skating and fire pits to arcade games to a beer garden, the seasonal park has something for everyone.

101 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia.

Downtown West Chester

The quintessential small town, West Chester is even more enchanting during the holidays. From the town’s spectacularly lit Christmas tree to the festively decorated restaurants and stores, there are plenty of photo ops awaiting you in the borough.

Downtown West Chester.

Germantown Avenue, Chestnut Hill

Germantown Avenue is exceptionally charming year-round, but during the holidays, Chestnut Hill looks like something straight out of a postcard. Make the most of your time in Philadelphia’s Garden District by checking out the last Stag & Doe Night of the season on Dec. 20.

8749 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia.

Terrain Garden Cafe


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One of the most photographed restaurants in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Terrain exudes rustic charm. During the holidays, the Glen Mills spot is even more magical, especially when covered in a light dusting of snow.

914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills. 

Longwood Gardens


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No Main Line holiday season is complete without a trip to Longwood Garden’s renowned Christmas spectacle. This year’s Versailles-inspired display in the atrium was made using 3,000 gilded walnuts, 8,000 apples and 650,000 floating cranberries.

1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square. 

Christmas Village in Philadelphia


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Philadelphia’s open-air Christmas Village celebrates its 10th anniversary this year at the newly renovated Love Park. The quaint wooden booths are cute enough to Instagram on their own, but the indulgent eats available (like this delectable raclette) might be even more worthy of a photo. 

1501 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia. 

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