Deck the Alley at Elfreth’s Alley

Deck the Alley at Elfreth's Alley Museum in Philadelphia

‘A Fun Festive Holiday Event – Deck the Alley’

Who loves Holiday traditions! Come experience this special annual holiday tradition, Deck the Alley on Saturday, December 2, at Elfreth’s Alley in Historic Philadelphia located in Old City.

Elfreth’s Alley is the nation’s oldest continuously inhabited street since 1702. The 32 houses there today were built between 1720s and 1830s and the alley is a National Historic Landmark District.  Numbers 124 and 126 are open to the public year-round as a museum.

Deck the Alley at Elfreth's AlleyThis wonderful event, headlined as a Colonial Christmas, has many surprises lined up and it’s a great way to kick-off your holiday season. Elfreth’s Alley residents decorate their homes in the holiday spirit and are kind enough to open their houses to the public, allowing you to see these historic homes.

You’ll get to experience tasty baked goods, cider, Colonial carolers in the street, story telling and maybe a surprise visit by Benjamin Franklin himself. There will also be colonial artisans, and the chance to sing along with holiday carols from the 18th century.

The holiday event will also feature a special appearance by colonial Pennsylvania’s own “cranky Santa” – Belsnickel.

The Museum gift-shop will be open and  stocked with outstanding holiday gifts for your shopping pleasure. All proceeds from this event support the education and preservation programs of the Elfreth’s Alley Museum.

If you want to continue your holiday experience in Philadelphia, take a carriage ride through Society Hill or parts of Old City, exploring the history of this wonderful city and its old historic homes.

NEW THIS YEAR 2017 

Making Christmas a Pop-Up exhibit focused on the history of Christmas in America from the 18th to the 19th century and the story of how holiday traditions were transformed by the impact of our German immigrants. Visitors to this exhibit will experience this transformation through the stories of a variety of iconic areas including; the Christmas tree, holiday treats, Santa Claus, and the impact of retail stores.  This exhibit will be open and included in your normal Deck admission!

Deck the Alley at Elfreth’s Alley:

Location

126 Elfreth’s Alley
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Dates & Times

December 2, 2017  |  3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Cost

Phone for Museum

(215) 574-0560

Web Site

Both photos courtesy of Elfreth’s Alley


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  1. This looks like so much fun

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