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Old 12-12-2011, 08:14 AM
 
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Well, Phipps isn't so much Victorian houses with Christmas lights.

It is a botanic Gardens with beautiful Christmas displays. It is more artsy then tacky. I went there with my wife when she was pregnant. The displays were just so well thought out, and the lighting was done so very well. Their rooms each are filled with different Christmas displays. Each room was so peaceful and well done. The simple things they had like a pond with a melted frosty was just unique and interesting.

We also did Hartwood Acres, and I thought it was great tacky displays. Something that kids would really enjoy. Not so much architectural/Landscape detail such as Phipps but more tick tacky stuff for kids.

But I agree. I recently moved to a old well kept historic town in Eastern Pa filled with Victorians and everybody lights them up very well. The do look very nice this time of year.
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:17 AM
 
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Oh, also, Don't forget the train display at the science center. I don't know if anybody mentioned it.
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Upper St. Clair
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Yes, the train display is awesome Love it myself!
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Thanks so much for these ideas!! The only thing I haven't found on the net is Hartwood acres? Anyone have a link or directions?
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:27 AM
 
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Too late now for this year, but Kennywood was pretty awesome. The lights are cool, and being so young-kid oriented makes for a very different vibe.
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Thanks so much for these ideas!! The only thing I haven't found on the net is Hartwood acres? Anyone have a link or directions?

From town, take 28 to 8, make a right on Saxonburg Blvd which is right past the KMart Plaza. Then follow your nose.
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Old 12-19-2011, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Thanks for the directions. Just realized I was looking up heartwood, not hardwood!
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:23 PM
 
Location: ELFS
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Thanks for the directions. Just realized I was looking up heartwood, not hardwood!
Hartwood

Hartwood Acres
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
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Frick House should be nice even this time of year! I found the tour and car garage very interesting!
They may have it decorated for Xmas. I know they told us that they try to keep things seasonal and even change the window treatments based on time of year.

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Old 12-19-2011, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Clayton (the Frick House) does decorate for Christmas. It's a very authentic decore as would have been done when the family lived there.
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