Brandywine Valley Events in November

Whether you love sports, music, or history you’ll find it this month in Media, Pa. just five miles from Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast.  World famous saxophonist Odean Pope is just one of the many performers you will hear on November 22 along with other musicians, singers and other acts at 22 different restaurants.  Great food and music – what more can you ask for.  Restaurants fill up fast so advance reservations are highly recommended.  For a full line of acts visit here.

Music Abounds in downtown Media Pa in November

Media Jazz Fest

Love to dance?  They’ve got you covered at Harrah’s Casino and Race Track  with their Friday and Saturday night dance parties.  To sweeten the pot the parking is free and it is only about 10 miles from us.

Living history, interpreters, musket demonstrations will be on view at the Brandywine Battlefield in Chadds Ford.

Living History Demonstration

History buffs have not been forgotten.  Patriot’s Day is November 26 at the Brandywine Battlefield in Chadds Ford.  From 9 – 4 enjoy living history, musket drills,  tours of houses, blacksmith demonstrations, and 18th century medical demonstrations are all a part of this event.  For more information call 610-459-3342

An evening of Vivaldi, Betthoven and other baroque composers perform at Neumann University.

Chamber Music

Not into jazz?  How about an evening of chamber music.  Did you know chamber music was originally performed by amateur musicians in their homes, hence the use of a small group of instruments.  Vivaldi and Beethoven are among the composers whose work will be performed at  the Meagher Theatre of the Thomas A. Bruder, Jr. Life Center at Neumann University beginning at 3 pm.  Neumann University is less than 10 minutes from Hamanassett.

Ballet dancers on stage performing the world loved Nutcracker Ballet

The Nutcracker

If you prefer watching dance to doing it yourself, how about attending a performance of the world loved Nutcracker performed by The Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.  Make this  a holiday show tradition for your family.  There will be featured professional soloists and many of the region’s best dancers.   Performances are on November 18, 19, and 20.  For more information and tickets        click here


Santa parade, mummers, musicians add to the holiday season in Media, Pennsylvania

Media Pa. holiday festivities

Finally, what holiday season is complete without a parade with Santa? You don’t need to head to  New York or even Philadelphia to enjoy a dazzling holiday display.  On Sunday, November 27, head to downtown Media, Pa. for musicians, dancing Mummers, and Santa.  In addition stores will be open to help you start or finish your holiday shopping.  Want to get rid of those extra helpings of dressing and pie?  Join their family fun run and in the process help raise funds for the area’s food bank and Toys for Tots.  Goodness, there will even be a costume party.  This really is an event that has something for everyone no matter your age.

If you are visiting our area for the holidays you don’t want to delay making dinner reservations because many of our restaurants close.  Those who will welcome you for your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner include Brandywine Prime, The Gables, Concordville Inn, The General Warren Inn in Malvern,   Make your reservation at Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast early and ask us to make your dinner reservations.

If you didn’t find something among all these events that interest you, then all I can say is “Bah, humbug.”