Flavors of the Season

Bring your appetite and culinary curiosity to the historic houses as we celebrate some of Philadelphia’s best tastes for the holidays. Enjoy free samples and food demonstrations while taking in the beauty of the houses decorated for the holidays.


PROGRAM DETAILS* (*subject to minor changes) 


Lemon Hill: Cosmic Cafe & Catering and Frecon Farms Market & Bakery. Plus, a special sampling of Frecon hard cider courtesy of The Schuylkill CiderHouse on Boathouse Row. PLUS! Purposeful Pops presents its ‘Tis the season flavors, including: pumpkin cheesecake, cranapple, eggnog, gingerbread spice, spiced hot chocolate and more! Look out for the “Icicle Tricycle” offering cool desserts in the dining room!  

Mount Pleasant:  City Tavern, Philadelphia’s famous colonial cuisine destination, with an all-day meet & greet with Chef Walter Staib, star of PBS’ A Taste of History 

Laurel Hill: a festive spread from Liberty Kitchen. Plus, Federal Donuts– the sweetest and tastiest treats in town! 

Woodford: Feast Your Eyes Catering offering merry morsels from their menu and Manatawny Still Works sharing spirits of the season.

Historic Strawberry Mansion: Joshua’s Catering savoring the season with menu samples 

Cedar Grove: Vegan Commissary, offering the best of their plant-based foods, made by hand that will win over your heart (and belly!)


Participating historic houses include: Cedar Grove, Historic Strawberry Mansion, Laurel Hill Mansion, Lemon Hill Mansion, Mount Pleasant, and Woodford Mansion.

New for 2019! On “Flavors of the Season” and other Special Event Days, PHLASH buses will stop at Ridgeland Mansion for a delicious HOLIDAY LUNCH for only $10, provided by Joshua’s Catering from 11am – 3pm! Includes hot coffee or tea, soup of your choice, sandwich of your choice, and cookies.


Discounted All-House Pass: $35 — includes entry to all 6 participating houses (+ Ridgeland Mansion) as well as house to house transportation via the Holiday Houses Loop powered by PHLASH
Single entry: $8
Lunch Combo: $10

-Children 12 and under admitted free!

-Fairmount Park neighbors receive a generous discount! Enter your zip code as the discount code in the Ticketleap checkout (eligible zip codes: 19130, 19121, 19132, 19129, 19131, and 19104).

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