CENTER CITY (WPVI) -- The historic houses of Fairmount park are getting ready for their 44th annual Christmas celebration.
To spread the word, the park conservancy threw a party Tuesday in Rittenhouse Square.
Ice sculptors carved miniature versions of some of Fairmount's treasured houses.
Those same, real houses will be open to the public for holiday tours starting next Wednesday December 3rd.
They will be decked out to the theme of "The Twelve Days of Christmas".
Pre-Christmas party in Rittenhouse