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Weekend events and things to do around Delaware December 19 to December 21, 2014

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware. While you are visiting Delaware, use our mobile site to search for nearby restaurants, hotels and attractions at http://m.visitdelaware.com. Share your Delaware travel photos by following VisitDelaware on Pinterest or Instagram + tag your post with #Delagram.

Costumes of Downton Abbey exhibit at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
Recurring daily till January 4, 2015
9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Last month you have a chance to get a behind-the scenes look at the fashions of the hit show “Downton Abbey”. Forty historically inspired costumes are on display now. For tickets to this exquisite exhibit, call 800-448-3883.

Holidays at Hagley
Recurring daily till January 6, 2015
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Go back in time and enjoy the holidays, as the du Pont’s would have in the 1800’s. The exhibit is full of holiday decorations and du Pont family traditions. For tickets, call 302-658-2400.

Nemours Mansion & Gardens Holiday Tours
Recurring weekly on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays till December 31, 2014
9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
Experience the magic of Christmas at Nemours Mansion and Gardens. The world-renowned home is a great holiday outing for the entire family. More than 100 rooms are decorated with Christmas trees, garlands and hand-painted ornaments. The mansion holiday tours are sure to take your breath away. For details, call 302-651-6912.

Treasures and Tales of Italy's Guardia di Finanza Art Recovery Team
Recurring daily till December 31, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Mondays – Fridays; 12:00 p.m. – 4:00p.m. on Saturdays
Priceless antiquities stolen by ruthless grave robbers are now on display in Delaware. More than 100 pieces of recovered Italian art and artifacts, dating back from 2,700 years ago, are on exhibit at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington. For more information, contact 1-800-37-GRAND.

Yuletide at Winterthur
Recurring daily till January 4, 2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ever wonder what it’s like to celebrate the holidays as one of America’s wealthiest families?
This is your chance to experience the grandeur of the du Pont’s. Get a magical tour of Winterthur, where they gathered every year to celebrate Christmas. Admission prices vary. Call 800-448-3883 for more information.

Discover Battery 519 at Cape Henlopen State Park
Saturday, December 19, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Learn how Battery 519 operated and see the progress being made to turn the battery into a world-class WWII museum! For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Pre-registration required by calling 302-645-6852.
$5 per person, cash only.

Handmade for the Holidays at John Dickinson Plantation
Saturday, December 20, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Bring the kids out to enjoy a fun program! Learn how to make plaster holiday ornaments at the historic John Dickinson Plantation.

Outdoor Ice Skating at the Wilmington Riverfront
Saturday, December 19, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
It’s a brand new holiday attraction at the Wilmington Riverfront!  It’s tons of winter fun for the entire family! Ice skating rink admission is $7 for adults and $5 for 12 years old and under.  Call 302-425-4890 for more information.

The Nutcracker performed by the Mid-Atlantic Ballet Studio
Saturday, December 20, 2014
12:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
The Mid-Atlantic Ballet is pleased to present the holiday classic, The Nutcracker at Mitchell Hall Theater at the University of Delaware.

The Nutcracker performed with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, December 20, 2014
2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Wilmington’s Holiday Tradition—the Nutcracker at the Grand—with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra and Wilmington Children's Chorus.

Wilmington Ballet Academy performs The Nutcracker at the DuPont Theatre
Saturday, December 20, 2014
2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Wilmington's very own annual Christmas tradition at the DuPont Theatre since 1967. The complete Nutcracker experience with a full orchestra and chorus, world class Principal Dancers from New York City Ballet, 85 dancers, an enchanting snow scene, and a one-horse open sleigh.

Bonus trip ideas:

Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.

Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.

Embark on treasure hunt on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.

Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.

Sip your way along the Delaware Beer Wine and Spirits Trail.

 

posted on: Friday, Dec 19, 2014 2:06 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

10 cool new things in Delaware for 2015

With 2014 barely in the rear-view mirror, 2015 is already showing signs of being a tempting year for Delaware as a great vacation destination. Aside from the annual crop of trendy new shops and eateries (especially in and around the beaches), Delaware is gaining some new attractions and events that are decidedly buzz-worthy, ranging from a country music festival to trampoline parks popping up all over.

After polling the trend-watchers and sifting through the press releases, we've identified the top new attractions and events in Delaware to keep an eye out for in 2015. Take a look, take your pick, and take a moment to check out how easy and affordable it is to take your next vacation in Delaware.

Delaware Junction FestivalCountry Music Festival debuts
Move over, Firefly -- the new Delaware Junction Festival is set to premier August 14-16, 2015 at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington. And judging from the buzz so far, it looks to be one of the top tickets of the summer. This year’s headliners include Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line and Toby Keith. Plans call for a two-stage setup -- one for bigger acts, and one for “up-and-comers” -- and there will be on-site camping available. Keep watch at www.livenation.com for details on ticket prices and the lineup.

New Cinemark at Christiana Mall
One of the best reasons to visit Delaware is the tax-free shopping, and one of the best spots for that is Christiana Mall, which is adding to its ever-expanding lineup of high-end stores with a 12-screen, 50,000-square-foot Cinemark Christiana. One of the screens has Cinemark XD ("Extreme Digital") technology, meaning a wall-to-wall, ceiling-to-floor screen. All theaters have 4K digital projection with RealD 3-D capability. With the mall just a quick exit off Interstate 95, it’s truly a perfect destination for a dinner, movie and some shopping on some idle weekend this year.

Uber rolls in to Wilmington
Travelers to Wilmington may be able to forget about catching a cab -- the ride-sharing service Uber may be coming soon. The trendy and popular service is reportedly “highly considering” starting service in the state’s largest city -- home to great museums, top restaurants and a lively Riverfront entertainment district. Wilmington’s mayor said he’s “99 percent sure” that the service will come to the city, and expects things to get rolling in early 2015. With Uber, travelers Riders use a smartphone app to seek out independent drivers/cars, then arrange to “share the ride” to a common destination.

Year of the Trampoline Parks
Things got hopping last year in Wilmington and Newark, where two trampoline parks -- Stratosphere and Launch -- opened to much fanfare. In early 2015, another park – called Skyzone – is set to open in the Newark area. Keep an ear out for developments at Skyzone.com/Newark. In the meantime, you can check out Stratosphere, loctated in Wilmington, or Launch, in Newark.

Bourbon and Burgers (and Other Fine Spirits) - ImageGet ready for the Beach Bum
When it comes to artisanal beer, wine and spirits, Delaware’s quickly becoming a go-to state, especially with the recent expansion of the Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail. There’s been word recently that Delaware’s hand-crafted beverage market is about to get even bigger. Toward the end of 2014, a new outfit called Beach Bum Distilling began working its way through the approval process, and aims to set up shop inside an old farm building at the corner of Nassau Road and New Road outside of Lewes, one of the state’s best beach towns. Keep an eye on Beach Bum’s Facebook page for updates: www.facebook.com/BeachBumDistilling.

Firefly Music Festival Economic Impact News Release Photo 1Firefly Music Festival -- on TV!
In 2015, there are more reasons than ever to go to Firefly Music Festival in Dover -- you might end up on national/global TV. In late 2014, AXS TV announced that it would be televising 15 hours of music live from the four-day festival on the grounds of Dover Motor Speedway. Set for June 18-21, Firefly is quickly becoming one of the top outdoor music festivals in the country, and is certainly the East Coast’s premier event, featuring top indie, alternative and rock acts.

New restaurants at beach
For many people, a big share of the Delaware beaches’ allure is created by the edgy, funky, fun restaurants that fill beach towns such as Rehoboth, Dewey and Bethany. So it’s natural that there is always a good amount of giddy anticipation before beach season starts as foodies discover what new restaurants are opening, and which existing restaurants have new chefs, new concepts -- or both. The 2015 summer season will be another years of pleasant surprises, it seems, judging by the lineup of new restaurants and food destinations heading our way:

· Taco Reho is a new food truck that’s scheduled to set up shop next to Liquid Board Shop in Rehoboth Beach. Check them out at www.facebook.com/tacorehotruck.
· Lula Brazil isn’t quite new, but look for this fresh Brazilian face to create some buzz this summer in Rehoboth.
· The Cellar Door at 20 Baltimore Avenue in Rehoboth Beach touts “Southern comfort food,” and the kitchen’s Creole and Cajun tastes seem sure to be embraced by this saucy town, especially since it seems that live music will be on the menu.  

More tasty treats
Not all great food at the Delaware beaches must be served at a table. There are great doughnut shops, unforgettable french fry stands, and shockingly good ice cream stands. This coming year, keep watch for a few more goodies in the beach area. One is a new line of gourmet soda from the restaurant empire of the late Matt Haley, who started such beach favorites as Bluecoast Seafood Grill, Catch 54 and Papa Grande’s. Flavors include Lemon Berry, Strawberry Basil Chili and Black & White (cracked black pepper with white balsamic vinegar, bay leaves and palm sugar). According to local bloggers, the sodas will be available at all sodelconcepts.com restaurants, and at select retailers: Painted Stave Distilling in Smyrna and La Fia in Wilmington, and Seacrets, Waterman’s Seafood Company, Rosenfeld’s Deli and Sunset Grille.

 

posted on: Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 11:08 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Get started now on your 2015 Delaware beach vacation

Summer may seem a long way off, but look at it this way: The sooner you start thinking about the beach, the less you’ll be preoccupied by winter’s harsh reality. The more you imagine yourself lying in the sand, the more you’ll be able to convince youself that the snow will eventually melt, the days will eventually grow toasty, and summer will resume its rightful place in the world.

Bethany Beach DelawareThinking about a Delaware beach vacation during the year’s frigid months also has financial benefits: Travelers who plan their beach vacations in the dead of winter often snag the best deals on prime lodging and prime weeks, and also avoid the inevitable problem of dwindling supplies as the height of the summer season approaches.

Fortunately, VisitDelaware.com offers a wide assortment of travel planning tools and tips for your next Delaware beach vacation. So grab a mug of hot chocolate, get in the right frame of mind, and start exploring today:

Step 1: Familiarize yourself with all of the activities, entertainment, dining and outdoor adventures that Delaware’s beautiful beaches offer. The Delaware Beach Vacation overview page is a good place to start, or check out the list of Top Delaware Beach Destinations.

Delaware Beach vacation rentalStep 2: The VisitDelaware.com website offers tons of tools for Finding a Beach Rental, or Booking a Beach Hotel Room. Remember to consider the money-saving option that lots of families choose to cut costs on their Delaware beach vacations – rent a larger beach house, and split the costs that come with communal living. For an even more afforable trip, consider staying at one of southern Delaware’s Family-friendly Camgrounds.

Step 3: If you plan on having the kids (or even the dog) along on your vacation in Delaware, be sure to scroll through the helpful online guides to Pet-Friendly Attractions at the Delaware Beaches and Kid-Friendly Activities at the Delaware Beaches.

Step 4: Sometimes, the best advice is a fellow traveler’s advice. Be sure to read the reviews, check out the comments – or ask a question yourself – on Delaware’s TripAdvisor Forum.

 

posted on: Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 10:52 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware December 5 to December 7, 2014

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware. While you are visiting Delaware, use our mobile site to search for nearby restaurants, hotels and attractions at http://m.visitdelaware.com. Share your Delaware travel photos by following VisitDelaware on Pinterest or Instagram + tag your post with #Delagram.

Costumes of Downton Abbey exhibit at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
Recurring daily till January 4, 2015
9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Last month you have a chance to get a behind-the scenes look at the fashions of the hit show “Downton Abbey”. Forty historically inspired costumes are on display now. For tickets to this exquisite exhibit, call 800-448-3883.

Holidays at Hagley
Recurring daily till January 6, 2015
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Go back in time and enjoy the holidays, as the du Pont’s would have in the 1800’s. The exhibit is full of holiday decorations and du Pont family traditions. For tickets, call 302-658-2400.

Nemours Mansion & Gardens Holiday Tours
Recurring weekly on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays till December 31, 2014
9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
Experience the magic of Christmas at Nemours Mansion and Gardens. The world-renowned home is a great holiday outing for the entire family. More than 100 rooms are decorated with Christmas trees, garlands and hand-painted ornaments. The mansion holiday tours are sure to take your breath away. For details, call 302-651-6912.

Treasures and Tales of Italy's Guardia di Finanza Art Recovery Team
Recurring daily till December 31, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Mondays – Fridays; 12:00 p.m. – 4:00p.m. on Saturdays
Priceless antiquities stolen by ruthless grave robbers are now on display in Delaware. More than 100 pieces of recovered Italian art and artifacts, dating back from 2,700 years ago, are on exhibit at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington. For more information, contact 1-800-37-GRAND.

Yuletide at Winterthur
Recurring daily till January 4, 2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ever wonder what it’s like to celebrate the holidays as one of America’s wealthiest families?
This is your chance to experience the grandeur of the du Pont’s. Get a magical tour of Winterthur, where they gathered every year to celebrate Christmas. Admission prices vary. Call 800-448-3883 for more information.

Cider Fest at Fifer Orchards Farm
Recurring weekly on Saturdays till December 13, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Create special winter memories at Cider Fest. There’ll be lots of hot apple cider, holiday hayrides and s’mores by the fire. And they’re all free! It’s also a great opportunity to get your fresh cut Christmas Tree and Wreaths. Contact Fifer Orchards Farm at 302-697-2141.

Holiday Stroll in Downtown Milford
Friday, December 5, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Come downtown to enjoy live entertainment throughout the streets, horse-drawn carriage rides and much more. To top it all off, Santa & Mrs. Claus is inviting everyone to their Milford vacation home! Kids, this is your opportunity to get a picture with Santa and tell him what you want for Christmas. Each child gets a special gift too. For more information, call 302-839-1180.

Winterfest In Newark
Friday, December 5, 2014
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Holiday entertainment, roasting chestnuts, caroling, tree lighting and much more will fill this wonderful evening of fun for the whole family!  Dress warmly! Rain date is December 6th. Call 302-366-7060.

Delaware 87ers vs. Canton Charge at the Bob Carpenter Center
Friday, December 5, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Enjoy the fast-paced excitement and buzz of our local pro-basketball team Delaware 87ers, which features the top minor league prospects of the Philadelphia 76ers. Today they battle rivals from Ohio, the Canton Charge. Tip off is at Newark's Bob Carpenter Center. Parking is free. Call 302-504-7587 for tickets.

First Saturday of December at First State Heritage Park
Saturday, December 6, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
If you love history, you’ll enjoy this! Every first Saturday of each month, take advantage of the free programs and guided tours of Legislative Hall, the Old State House, John Bell House, Kent County Courthouse and the Governor’s Mansion. Relive the days of the prohibition and the Underground Railroad. If you want to learn more about Delaware’s rich history, call 302-739-9194 for more details about the programs.

Christmas in Odessa
Saturday, December 6, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Christmas in Odessa is a self-guided walking tour of private homes and public buildings, many dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, decorated for the holidays. In addition to the house tour, they have many special events, which are included in the ticket price.

Christmas Tour of Lewes
Saturday. December 6, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Christmas Tour of Lewes is part of Christmas Weekend in Lewes. This self-guided tour shows off the town’s historic houses decorated for the season. Several area organizations have special lunches and activities. Tickets are $20-$25. Children under 12 are free. For more information, call 302-645-7670.

Santa Claus Express on the Wilmington and Western Railroad
Recurring weekly on Saturdays and Sundays till December 21, 2014
12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
All aboard on the Santa Claus Express! The Jolly Old Elf himself plans on riding the train with you. Get a chance to meet him in person. Sweet treats will be handed out to children of all ages! Ticket prices vary from $16-$18. Children (under 2) are free. For more information, call 302-998-1930.

A Farmer’s Christmas at the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village
Saturday, December 6, 2014
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Come see a real wood worker and a blacksmith hard at work. Watch as someone makes a rag rug before your eyes on the largest loom you've ever seen! Listen to carolers in our St. Thomas Church and watch a live woodstove cooking demonstration in a real summer kitchen.

Holiday Hayrides at Trap Pond State Park
Saturday, December 6, 2014
3:00 p.m.-4:30pm
Celebrate the holidays in the great outdoors! Learn about mistletoe, holly, ground pine, partridge-berry and other plants that are a sight to behold in the winter. Tickets are $7 per adult, $4 per child under 12. For more details, call 302-875-5153.

Jingle Bell Hayride at Brandywine Creek State Park
Saturday, December 6, 2014
3:00 p.m.
Enjoy a festive, old-fashioned hayride around the park followed by s'mores and hot cocoa at the campfire. Admission is $8. Call 302-577-3534 for more information.

Seaford Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 6, 2014
7:00 p.m.
It’s recognized as the largest Christmas Parade in Delmarva! The parade route begins at Nylon Blvd and Pennsylvania Avenue. After winding around High and Market Streets, it ends at Seaford Middle School. Bring a chair or a blanket (or both!) for a cheery, enchanting evening. Call (302) 629-9173 for details.

Sankta Lucia Celebration at Old Swedes (Holy Trinity) Church
Sunday, December 7, 2014
1:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Enjoy a traditional celebration of the Feast Day of Sankta Lucia, a holiday that is still marked by light and music in Sweden today. The Delaware Swedish Colonial Society sponsors the annual December celebration of Sankta Lucia at Old Swedes Church. Following the ceremony, there will be Swedish refreshments and tours of the Hendrickson House Museum, decorated for a Swedish Christmas. Admission is free. Call 302-652-5629 for additional information.

Marshall Steam Museum Old-Fashioned Holiday
Recurring weekly on Sundays till December 14, 2014
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Get into the Yuletide spirit at Marshall Steam Museum. The "Old-Fashioned Holiday" event will feature holiday readings, a special photo exhibit called "Snow Travelers", Victorian and train-inspired holiday crafts and activities and much more! Call 302-239-2385 for more event information.

Bonus trip ideas:

Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.

Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.

Embark on treasure hunt on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.

Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.

Sip your way along the Delaware Beer Wine and Spirits Trail.

 

posted on: Thursday, Dec 4, 2014 10:21 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

New Year’s Eve Events in Delaware 2014

New Year's EveCelebrate 2015 in Delaware with friends, family or that special someone at one of these exciting New Year's Eve events. Scroll through Delaware hotel options + traveler reviews and book your getaway online!

New Year’s Eve 2-night package at Boardwalk Plaza
December 30, 2014 - January 2, 2015
Ring in the New Year with your special someone.  Take advantage of a two night package deal that includes champagne, dinner, live music, dancing and breakfast or brunch. The package is only good for Tuesday-Thursday or Wednesday-Friday. For more information, call 1- 800-33-BEACH.

Noon Year’s Eve Celebration at the Brandywine Zoo
December 31, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Ring in the New Year on the wild side! Countdown to noon and celebrate the coming of 2015.  There will be sparkling cider, lots of games and activities for kids of all ages! Call (302) 571-7747 for more information.

New Year's Rockin' Noon at The Delaware Children’s Museum
December 31, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Let the countdown begin! Ring in 2015 at the Delaware Children’s Museum with a special New Year's Eve countdown celebration that won't conflict with your kid's bedtime. Grab a bag of confetti, craft your own sparkly "New Year's Eve Noisemaker," and help us countdown to 12PM with a rockin' dance party. When the clock strikes 12-noon, brace yourself for a shower of confetti and a colorful start to a wonderful new year. For details, call (302) 654-2340.

New Year’s Eve at Summer House in Rehoboth Beach
December 31, 2014
Dinner: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Live Entertainment 9:30 p.m. -1:00 a.m.
The Summer House is the place to be this New Year’s Eve. Dinner reservations are available.
The party kicks off at 9:30 p.m. with live music and dancing. There will be champagne toast at midnight and best of all, no cover charge! Call 302-227-3895.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at The Hilton Wilmington/Christiana
December 31, 2014
5:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Party the night away with live music, spectacular food and a 5-hour open bar! Admission also includes overnight accommodations and a breakfast buffet for two. You get all this for $399/couple. For more reservations and info, call 302-454-1500.

Starburst Gayla New Year’s Eve
December 31, 2014
7:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Light up the New Year in Rehoboth! Plan for a full evening of dinner and dance. Dinner will be buffet-style. Admission includes an open bar and beverages are for the entire evening, which will cap off with a champagne toast at midnight, and a dessert and coffee buffet. Proceeds from the Starburst Gayla will benefit CAMP Rehoboth—serving the local LGBT community for 24 years—as well as the Cancer Support Community Delaware. Tickets are $100 per person for dinner. For details, call 302-227-5620.

Heritage Shores New Year's Eve Celebration
December 31, 2014
7:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Get your party hats and chill the champagne! Enjoy the New Year with live entertainment by the Glass Onion Band. Entry includes a 5-hour open bar, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, and a champagne toast at midnight with party favors. Prices range from $75 - $90. Reservations are strongly encouraged. For more information, call 888-622-1777.

Masquerade New Year's Eve Party at The Atlantic Sands Ballroom
December 31, 2014
8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Celebrate 2015 in the grandest style! Enjoy a delicious dinner with Viennese desserts and coffee bar. Your admission also includes a delicious dinner of the grandest style, a 5-Hour open bar, champagne toast at midnight, masquerade masks & party favors and live entertainment. Tickets are $99 per person and $198 per couple. Overnight packages for 2 begin at $275. Call 800-422-0600 for more information.

New Year’s Eve at Dogfish Head Brewery
December 31, 2014
8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Say goodbye to 2014 and toast to the New Year with the folks at Dogfish Head Brewery.
Your admission ticket includes all-you-care-to-eat food stations throughout the restaurant,  complimentary beverages, including an exclusive brews and cocktails, a build your own Randall Jr. bar, live music, complimentary party favors and finally, a goodnight goodie bag with DFH swag! Tickets are $125 per guest and can be purchased by calling 302-226-BREW.

New Years Eve DelawareNew Year’s Eve at Firestone Roasting House on the Riverfront
December 31, 2014
8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
There’s no better way to celebrate the New Year than at Firestone. Tickets are $65 per person and include live music, an open bar, dinner buffet, complimentary valet and special discounted rooms at the Double Tree Hotel in Downtown Wilmington. Call 302-658-6626 for tickets.

New Year’s Eve at Mango’s Ocean Front in Bethany Beach
December 31, 2014
8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Ring in the New Year at the beach! Enjoy a seafood dinner, drinks and live music by the Island Boys. Tickets are $89. Call 302-537-6621.

New Year's Eve Bash at Fire & Ice Lounge (Dover Downs Hotel and Casino)
December 31, 2014
Doors open at 8:00 p.m.
The party kicks off with live entertainment from the band The Groove Squad. There will be a champagne toast, party favors, and a cash bar with drink specials. Prices start at $25/person. For VIP seating and group rate, call 800–711–5882.

New Year’s Eve with the David Bromberg Quintet
December 31, 2014
Doors open at 8:30 p.m.; Show begins at 10:00 p.m.
Celebrate the New Year at the World Café Live at the Queen in Wilmington. Enjoy a delicious dinner and live music. Prices vary from $40 - $57. Reservations are highly recommended.  Call 302-994-1400.

New Years Eve at the Rusty Rudder
December 31, 2014
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Celebrate New Year’s at the best rockin' party at Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach. Live entertainment includes Love Seed Mama Jump, Blue Label, DJ Hector and DJ 2Knutz. Tickets range from $60 -$100. For more information, call 302-227-3888.

Swanky New (Vintage) Year’s Party at Harvest Ridge Winery
December 31, 2014
9:00p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Immerse yourself in the feel and culture of the roaring 20’s. This swanky event will be filled with music of that era, as well as 20s-themed food. Admission is $85/person and $60 for designated drivers. Tickets get you access to the speakeasy, all you can eat food, and an open bar, and a sparkling wine toast at midnight. Call 302-343-9437.

New Year’s Eve Anchor Drop at Lightship Overfalls
11:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Ring in the new year at the anchor drops at the historic Lightship Overfalls in Lewes! Call 302-644-8050 for more details.

News Year’s Eve Ball Drop at Dewey Beach
December 31, 2014
11:45 p.m.
Move over Times Square! Delaware has its own version of the ball drop. Gather with friends and family on New Orleans Street in Dewey Beach, as we celebrate the New Year. For more information, contact 302-228-3701.

First Day Hike in the Delaware State Parks
January 1, 2015
Begin the New Year on the right foot! Take in the beautiful scenery and local wildlife with a brisk winter walk or hike at a Delaware State Park. Times vary. It is free with paid park admission.

3rd Annual Dewey Dunk & New Year’s Bonfire at Dewey Beach
January 1, 2015
11:30 a.m.
Start off the New Year in a bathing suit or bikini. Brave the freezing ocean waters at this year’s Dewey Dunk. Admission is $25 and starts at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 302-228-3701.

 

posted on: Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 4:02 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware November 28 to November 30, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving! Here are a few ideas on how to spend time discovering Delaware with your family and friends during the extended weekend!

Planning on shopping for Black Friday? Buy more for less in Delaware with tax-free shopping!

   - Black Friday hours and locations
   - From north to south - Plan your shopping excursion
   - Tips on finding the best deals

While you are visiting Delaware, use our mobile site to search for nearby restaurants, hotels and attractions at http://m.visitdelaware.com. Share your Delaware travel photos by following VisitDelaware on Pinterest or Instagram + tag your post with #Delagram.

Weekend events:
Costumes of Downton Abbey
Recurring daily till January 4, 2015
9:30 am–6:00 pm
Get a behind-the scenes look at the fashions of the hit show “Downton Abbey”. Forty historically inspired costumes are on display now. For tickets to this exquisite exhibit, call 800-448-3883.

Holidays at Hagley
Recurring daily till January 6, 2015
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Go back in time and enjoy the holidays, as the du Pont’s would have in the 1800’s. The exhibit is full of holiday decorations and du Pont family traditions. For tickets, call 302-658-2400.

Nemours Mansion & Gardens Holiday Tours
Recurring weekly on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays till December 31, 2014
9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
Experience the magic of Christmas at Nemours Mansion and Gardens. The world-renowned home is a great holiday outing for the entire family. More than 100 rooms are decorated with Christmas trees, garlands and hand-painted ornaments. The mansion holiday tours are sure to take your breath away. For details, call 302-651-6912.

Thanksgiving Weekend Family Activities
November 28 – 30, 2014
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Celebrate Christmas in Victorian fashion! At the Hagley’s Museum, sample 19th century holiday dishes; play hide-the-thimble and other parlor games; and make old-fashioned Christmas ornaments. It’s a weekend full of activities, crafts, and games for the entire family. Call 302-658-2400 for tickets.

Historic Houses of Odessa's Holiday Celebration
Recurring weekly till January 4, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Sunday
Step back in time and tour of the Historic Houses of Odessa. Take a winter stroll through the town’s tree-lined streets and admire its 18th and 19th century architecture, which are all decorated for the holidays. For information of house tours, call (302) 378-4119

Treasures and Tales of Italy's Guardia di Finanza Art Recovery Team
Recurring daily till December 31, 2014
Mondays – Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Saturdays 12:00 p.m. – 4:00p.m.
Priceless antiquities stolen by ruthless grave robbers are now on display in Delaware. More than 100 pieces of recovered Italian art and artifacts, dating back from 2,700 years ago, are on exhibit at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington. For more information, contact 1-800-37-GRAND.

Yuletide at Winterthur
Recurring daily till January 4, 2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ever wonder what it’s like to celebrate the holidays as one of America’s wealthiest families?
This is your chance to experience the grandeur of the du Pont’s. Get a magical tour of Winterthur, where they gathered every year to celebrate Christmas. Admission prices vary. Call 800-448-3883 for more information.

Zoo Lights & Christmas Nights
Recurring weekly on Fridays, Saturdays till December 27, 2014
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Nothing says "Christmas" quite like “Zoo Lights & Christmas Nights” at the 3 Palms Petting Zoo in Claymont. Kids can run through the festive woodlands while parents enjoy the holiday displays. Roast some marshmallows, sip some hot cocoa, and meet the local four-legged residents. Admission is $10 for up to 5-people. All proceeds go to the care & feed of the rescued animals at 3 Palms! Call (302) 715-1326 for more details.

Rehoboth Beach Tree Lighting & Hometown Sing-a-Long
Friday, November 28, 2014
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Get into the holiday spirit with Rehoboth’s annual holiday tree lighting and hometown sing-a-long. It’s a Rehoboth Beach tradition! Gather at the bandstand on Rehoboth Ave and join in on the fun! Call 302-227-2772 for more information.

Cider Fest at Fifer Orchards Farm
Recurring weekly on Saturdays till December 13, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Create special winter memories at Cider Fest. There’ll be lots of hot apple cider, holiday hayrides and s’mores by the fire. And they’re all free! It’s also a great opportunity to get your fresh cut Christmas Tree and Wreaths. Contact Fifer Orchards Farm at 302-697-2141.

Dover Downs Chocolate Festival
Saturday, November 29, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Bring the family to celebrate the season with yummy chocolate confections – some for tasting and lots for purchasing. Chocolate, gifts, candy, holiday decorations and so much more will be in plentiful supply. Enjoy wonderful holiday music and song while browsing for great holiday gifts and nice treats for you.

51st Annual Wilmington Jaycees Christmas Parade
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Begins at 11:00 a.m.
Meet Santa and his elves, in person, at this year’s Wilmington Jaycees Christmas Parade. This year's parade will feature: local celebrities and dignitaries, marching bands, community organizations, floats and your favorite cartoon characters. For details, call (302) 655-5288.

Handmade for the Holidays – John Dickinson Plantation
Saturday, November 29, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Seasonal program in which visitors can learn to create and decorate cards through the art of paper quilling and stenciling, and write a personal note with a quill pen.

Steamin' Thanksgiving at Auburn Heights
Saturday, November 29, 2014
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Avoid the holiday madness and bring your family to Auburn Heights Preserve. Take a ride in antique cars or hop aboard on the Aubrey Valley Railroad. Get a mansion tour and enjoy special Thanksgiving-themed activities. For information, call 302-239-2385.

Santa Claus Express on the Wilmington and Western Railroad
November 29 – 30, 2014
12:30 pm. and 2:30 p.m.
Santa is making a special visit to the Wilmington and Western Railroad! Take a ride on the train with The Jolly Old Elf himself. Sweet treats will be handed out to children of all ages! Ticket prices vary from $16-$18. Children (under 2) are free. For more information, call 302-998-1930.

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours and Tastings
Saturday, November 29, 2014
1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Harvest Ridge Winery is open every day for tastings! For $5, enjoy a flight of 5 of our wines and you may keep the logo glass in which they are served. Guided tours are offered at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Dewey Beach Tree Lighting
Saturday, November 29, 2014
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Dewey Beach Tree Lighting festivities will take place on Saturday, November 29, 2014 beginning at 6:00 PM at Fifer's Orchards market. Parking is free on any street in Dewey. Attendees are encouraged to bring their family, refreshments, and their Christmas Spirit!

Bonus trip ideas:

Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.

Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.

Embark on treasure hunt on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.

Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.

Sip your way along the Delaware Beer Wine and Spirits Trail.

 

posted on: Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014 3:01 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware November 21 to November 23, 2014

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware. While you are visiting Delaware, use our mobile site to search for nearby restaurants, hotels and attractions at http://m.visitdelaware.com. Share your Delaware travel photos by following VisitDelaware on Pinterest or Instagram + tag your post with #Delagram.

Costumes of Downton Abbey
Recurring daily till January 4, 2015
Go back in time, to early 20th Century England and experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! See up-close the fashions of your favorite characters of the hit TV series Downton Abbey. For tickets, call 800-448-3883.

Nemours Mansion & Gardens Holiday Tours
Recurs daily till December 31, 2014
This holiday season, experience the beauty and grandeur of the historical Nemours Mansion. The dazzling Christmas décor at the du Pont’s former home will certainly get you in the mood for the holidays. For more information, call 302-651-6912

Treasures and Tales of Italy's Guardia di Finanza Art Recovery Team
Recurring daily till December 31, 2014
More than 100 pieces of priceless antiquities recovered from international art smugglers are now on display in Delaware. The pieces date back from 2,700 years ago. Be amazed by the stories behind their creation, the theft and recovery. For more information, contact 1-800-37-GRAND.

Fringe Festival – Wilmington
November 19 – 23, 2014
Fringe Wilmington is a celebration of unconventional & experimental art. Fringe Wilmington gives artists of all creative disciplines an opportunity to explore the outer edges of their art.

Murder Mystery Train on the Wilmington and Western Railroad
Friday, November 21, 2014
Begins at 7:00 pm
It’s a "who dun it?" murder mystery about two girl detectives who try to solve “The Case of the Shaken, Rattled & Rolled Reporter.” It’s a family-friendly, interactive comedy crime skit. Desserts, water and sodas will be provided during the 2½-hour round-trip. Admission for adults is $42.00; seniors (60+) pay $42.00; children (2-12) get in for $22.00; and children (under 2) are FREE! For details, call 302-998-1930. All Aboard!

Starry Night – Star Gazing at Cape Henlopen State Park
Friday, November 21, 2014
Begins at 7:00 p.m.
Explore the night skies in search of constellations and hear the stories of “how they came to be.” Ages 10 and up with a paying adult. Dress warmly. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling 302-645-6852. $2 per person

Hiking Thompson Island (Delaware Seashore State Park)
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Begins at 10:00 a.m.
Go for a hike around Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island’s Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Space is very limited so pre-registration is required. Please call (302) 227-6991 to register. Age: All Cost: Free

Stories of The Green Tour
Saturday, November 22, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tour are at the top of every hour
First State Heritage Park will present guided walking tours on the topic of The Green.  Tours meet at the John Bell House, 43 The Green, and leave every hour on the hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.

Yuletide at Winterthur
November 22, 2014 – January 4, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Visions of holidays of old will delight and inspire you at our annual Yuletide tour and celebration. Members free. Included with admission.

Walking Tour: Rock and Roll Mills – Hagley Museum and Library
Saturday, November 22, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Visitors explore the geology of the Brandywine Valley and its impact on the milling industry. Take home a piece of Delaware Blue Rock as a souvenir. Tour involves walking on uneven ground. Included in price of admission. Reservations requested, call (302) 658-2400, ext. 261. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware.

Bike Ride on the Refuge
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Noon – 2:30 p.m.
Enjoy fall colors and hundreds of ducks, snow geese, and other waterfowl while biking through Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge. Participants will discover how these and other birds use Delaware Bay wetlands during their migrations on the Atlantic flyway.

The temperature this time of year is often below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Please dress accordingly. Also, please bring a helmet and a bicycle with wide tires pumped full of air.

This event is free, but an entrance fee is required.

From Downton to Gatsby: Jewelry and Fashion from 1890 to 1929” at Winterthur Museum
Saturday & Sunday
1:00–2:00 pm
Join renowned jewelry expert Andrew Prince, who has created costume jewelry and tiaras for such period dramas as Mrs. Henderson Presents, The Young Victoria, and the hit PBS series Downton Abbey®, as he illustrates the intimate connections between the great jewelers and couture houses and this glittering period. Admission is $15 per Member and $25 per nonmember.

Scrooge performed at the Delaware Children’s Theater
Recurring weekly on Saturday and Sunday till December 14th
Begins at 2:00 pm
Start your holidays off right with this delightful musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol. With toe-tapping music and unforgettable characters, follow Mister Ebenezer Scrooge on this magical night of his life where he finally sees the error of his ways and embraces the Christmas spirit. A treat for the whole family! For tickets, call 302-655-1014.

Night Sky at Killens Pond State Park
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Begins at 5:30 p.m.
Meet at the Campground Parking Lot Gaze at the night sky with a Naturalist and learn about the brightest stars and visible planets. Pre-registration required.

Bonus trip ideas:

Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.

Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.

Embark on treasure hunt on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.

Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.

Sip your way along the Delaware Beer Wine and Spirits Trail.

 

posted on: Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 2:29 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware November 14 to November 16, 2014

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware. While you are visiting Delaware, use our mobile site to search for nearby restaurants, hotels and attractions at http://m.visitdelaware.com. Share your Delaware travel photos by following VisitDelaware on Pinterest or Instagram + tag your post with #Delagram.

Costumes of Downton Abbey exhibit at Winterthur Museum and Gardens
Recurring daily
Time is running out! Step into the world of Downton Abbey. Experience the fashions and life of the British upper-class in the early 1900’s. For tickets, call 800-448-3883.

Nemours Mansion & Gardens Holiday Tours
November 15 – December 31, 2014
Recurs weekly
Get into the holiday spirit by taking a tour of the renowned Nemours Mansion. Walk back in time and relive how the du Pont's would have celebrated Christmas. For more information, call 302-651-6912

Treasures and Tales of Italy's Guardia di Finanza Art Recovery Team
Recurring daily
“Treasures and Tales of Italy’s Art Recovery Team”, a show featuring 120 pieces of priceless works of Etruscan and Greco-Roman art, dating from 2,700 years ago. They are exhibited alongside the engaging stories of their recovery from ruthless art thieves. The show will run from October 3rd to December 21st at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware. Concurrently, the Old College Museum at the University of Delaware in Newark will host an additional exhibition, mainly targeted at scholars and students.

Fall Family Exploration Series at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Saturday, November 15, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Families will explore the Refuge and learn more about the habitats of Bombay Hook and the animals that live there. Fall Family Exploration Series for ages 7-10 years old. Different areas will be explored. The group will walk trails, dip net in wetlands, use binoculars, learn about wildlife, and have fun!

Holiday Open House
Saturday, November 15, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Kick off the holidays at Fifer Orchards with free hayrides, free apple cider, free s’mores, and free cooking demos! There will also be local vendors with free samples and wares. The fun starts by calling 302-697-2141 for more details.

Walking Tour: “Workers’ World” at Hagley Museum and Library
Saturday, November 15, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Discover the fascinating stories of the immigrant workers who lived along the Brandywine and worked for the DuPont Company in the black powder manufactory. This is the only tour that offers in-depth commentary on Workers’ Hill. Tour involves walking on uneven ground. Included in price of admission and free for members. Reservations requested.

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Tours begin at 1:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M.
Taste one of the best wines Delaware has to offer! Take a tour of the vineyards of Harvest Ridge. Admission is $5. Call 302-343-9437 for more information.

Lenape Living at Killens Pond State Park
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Begins at 3:00 p.m.
Learn what daily life was like for Delaware's native peoples. We will explore clothing, tools, cooking and hunting strategies. Pre-register by calling (302) 284-4299.

Fall Wagon Ride at Trap Pond State Park
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Begins at 4:00 p.m.
Ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon (straw hats and coveralls are optional)! Sign up for hayride at the camp store at least one hour before program. $4 adult, $2 child

Bonus trip ideas:

Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.

Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.

Embark on treasure hunt on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.

Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.

Sip your way along the Delaware Beer Wine and Spirits Trail.

 

posted on: Friday, Nov 14, 2014 4:23 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Take your vacation to new heights when flying to and from the Wilmington Airport

Wilmington Airport DelawareImagine parking your car, walking to the terminal, checking your bag and going through security within 15 minutes or less. That’s the hassle-free experience travelers rave about at the Wilmington Airport when flying Frontier Airlines.

Whether you’re coming from South Jersey, Pennsylvania or Delaware, travelers save time and money when flying out of Wilmington. With free parking, discounted baggage fees when you check-in online and less drive time on I-95, you will save approximately $50 each time you fly through the Wilmington Airport.

Wilmington Airport Frontier AirlinesNot only will you save money but you will also save time! If you’re traveling with kids, Frontier Airlines at the Wilmington Airport is an ideal transportation option. Once through the quick security line, the gate is right there! Then, to board the plane you just have to walk outside. There are no long walks down airport corridors or running from gate to gate carrying the stroller and car seat. You will be amazed at the ease of your travel and friendliness of the Wilmington Airport staff.

Once aboard the plane, each seat comes with access to 20+ DirectTV channels during the flight for less than $5. No worries if you forgot to charge the iPad or DVD player to entertain the family on the flight. They’ve got it covered!

Wilmington AirportWith flights weekly to and from the Orlando International Airport, the Wilmington Airport gives travelers in Central Florida and surrounding areas easy access to the mid-Atlantic region. Planning a visit to Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C. New York City or Delaware? Using Delaware’s Wilmington Airport as your travel hub is an affordable alternative. Once you arrive at the airport there are rental car, limousine and taxi services as well as public transportation that can connect to you Amtrak, Greyhound or the major I-95 corridors.

Of course, you won’t want to miss everything that Delaware has to offer. The airport is within a 25-minute drive to exquisite DuPont Mansions and Gardens, scenic state parks delicious dining and tax-free shopping. Or head to southern Delaware to explore the cleanest beaches in the nation!

Don’t just take our word for it; here is what recent fliers had to say:

“My experience with Frontier has been great! Flying out of Wilmington has been so much more convenient to me than traveling out of Philadelphia or Baltimore. Normally traveling from Delaware, especially lower Delaware, requires me to build a great deal of extra time in my travel day. Flying from the Wilmington Airport has literally saved me wasted hours that I normally spent driving, parking, and trying to get through security. How many airports do you know of where you can park for free and less than 100 feet away from the terminal? Less traffic, no lines, no headaches, low fares, it’s a no-brainer.” – Jason from Delaware.

"My husband and I recently flew Frontier Airlines to Denver, CO out of Wilmington Airport. Who would of known that we didn't have to go to BWI or PHL to catch a flight? Frontier out of Wilmington, Delaware exceeded our expectations. It was 10x more convenient than I thought it would be. From the free parking almost door side, quick and easy check in, speedy security, two on ramps to board the plane-front and back, reasonably priced, and to top it off TV's in every seat - the trip was a pleasure." - Lindsey from Virginia

 

posted on: Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 11:52 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Black Friday Tax-Free Shopping Hours and Locations in Delaware 2014

Shop tax-free in Delaware during Black Friday and the 2014 holiday shopping season to find great deals on electronics, name-brand clothing and specialty items. 

Christiana Mall Delaware• The Christiana Mall located off I-95 in northern Delaware includes stores such as; Apple, Microsoft, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Anthropologie, Target, etc. Store openings begin Thursday, November 27th at 6:00 p.m. and will remain open till 1:00 a.m. Black Friday hours will be from 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours and times vary based on the specific store locations. 

• The Tanger Outlets Rehoboth Beach will be open for 23 hours straight with their annual Moonlight Madness Sale! Beginning Thanksgiving night at 6:00 p.m. till 2:00 a.m. Black Friday hours will be from 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. They offer stores such as; Sony, Bose, kate spade, J.Crew, Tommy Bahama, etc. Find exclusive after Thanksgiving sales throughout the entire holiday weekend. 

• The Concord Mall located in northern Delaware includes stores such as; Best Buy, Sears, Boscov’s, Macy’s, H&M, etc. Stores within the Concord Mall will be open on Thanksgiving night from 6:00 p.m. - Friday at 10:00 p.m. Department store and restaurant hours may vary.

• The Dover Mall is located in Central Delaware off of Route 1 and includes stores such as; a Dick’s Sporting Goods, Old Navy, Sears, Boscov’s, JcPenney, Macy’s, etc. Located within a 10-minute drive, are Best Buy, Delaware holiday shoppingTarget and Sam’s Club. Stores within the Dover Mall will begin opening at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, November 27th till 1:00 a.m. Black Friday hours will be from 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Department store hours may vary.

• Delaware offers many charming boutiques especially in the historic downtown communities. Celebrate Small Business Saturday on November 29th while tax-free shopping. Click here to view listings of shopping locations and please call ahead of time to check their holiday shopping hours.

Trip ideas and travel resources:

Sign up for deal alerts on BlackFriday.com

Search through hotel listings and book a holiday shopping getaway online

Dine out in Delaware

Upcoming Delaware holiday events

Take a girls getaway

 

posted on: Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 3:38 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

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