Longwood Garden's Orchid Extravaganza. Photo by Chester County's Brandywine Valley.


10 Things to do in the Brandywine Valley This January

From art exhibits to a chocolate festival, you won’t want to miss these events.

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Costuming the Crown

Through Jan. 5, Wilminton, Del.

It’s your last chance to catch Winterthur’s display of 40 iconic looks from the Emmy-winning Netflix series The Crown. Its first two seasons explore the early reign and life of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip and other storied royals. Throwing a spotlight on the show’s beautiful and intricate costuming, it features the coronation robe, Princess Margaret’s wedding dress and more. Read more about the exhibit here.


Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous

Through Jan. 19, Wilmington, Del.

The Delaware Museum of Natural History’s current special exhibit takes visitors for a journey back in time some 65 million years. Using interactive features and technology, visitors will see how the species hunted and survived.


Look to the Land

Through April 15, Wilmington, Del.

Delaware artist Mary Putman’s work is featured in the Delaware Contemporary’s exhibit. Spanning 50 years of her career, the display focuses on rural parts of the First State and agriculture.


Cinderella & Co.: Three Fairy Tales Reimagined

Through Jan. 5, Chadds Ford, Pa.

Taking a look at the illustrations of Cinderella, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, as well as The Three Little Pigs, this exhibit is a can’t-miss for fairytale lovers.


Wine, Cheese and Honey Pairings

Jan. 4-26, Chadds Ford, Pa.

On weekends throughout the month of January, Penns Woods Winery is hosting pairings of cheese, honey and wine, featuring local crafters.


Tea Blending and Herb Bundling

Jan. 12, Glen Mills, Pa.

Ever wanted to learn to blend your own teas or create your own smudge stick? Local herbalist Elise Hanks will show you how at this workshop at Terrain in Glen Mills.


Edible Native Plants for Every Garden

Jan. 18, Hockessin, Del.

Naturalist, forager and wild foods enthusiastic Russ Cohen will lead a workshop at Mt. Cuba Center on growing and identifying local edible plants in the garden, which is sure to come in handy come spring.


Winter Wine-derland

Jan. 18-26, Chadds Ford, Pa.

For two weekends—Jan. 18-19 and Jan. 25-26—Chaddsford Winery will transform into a winter wonderland, complete with ice carvings, an ice luge wine shot, specialty cocktails, live music, food trucks, fire pits, and, of course, wine tastings.


Orchid Extravaganza

Jan. 18 – March 22, Kennett Square, Pa.

Warm up this season inside Longwood Garden’s vast conservatory, which transforms into a tropical paradise for its annual Orchid Extravaganza.


Kennett Chocolate Lovers Festival

Jan. 26, Kennett Square, Pa.

Indulge in sweet treats from professional and amateur bakers, who will vie for bragging rights in various categories. The annual festival is relocating to Unionville High School this year.