“Christmas in Fairmount Park” celebrates its 48th year of delighting visitors with our annual theme, “A Very Philly Christmas.”

This Philadelphia holiday tradition features the park’s six historic houses decked out in the season’s finest, including: Lemon Hill Mansion (1801), Mount Pleasant (1762), Laurel Hill Mansion (1767), Woodford Mansion (1756), Historic Strawberry Mansion (1783) and Cedar Grove (1746). This year we’re pleased to welcome Ridgeland Mansion (1752) as a special addition to the holiday tours!

In the spirit of this year’s theme, the historic houses will host four special events showcasing what makes Philadelphia a very special place: history, food, music, and community. You’re welcome to “drop in” to the historic houses throughout December.


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, the Fairmount Park Conservancy and various stewardship groups.

Proceeds from the events support the ongoing stewardship, maintenance and promotion of these treasures.