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Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 11/18/11 - 11/20/11

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend! Plus, don't forget to focus your lens on the First State and submit your images for the Delaware Tourism Office Seasonal Photo Contest. For more information, please visit http://www.visitdelaware.com/photocontest/.

Air Mobility Command Museum - VC-9C Air Force Two Exhibit
Recurring daily
Various times
Explore the only museum dedicated to airlift and air refueling history! Discover the newest addition to the museum, formerly known as Air Force Two, this aircraft transported America's top leadership from 1975 until 2011. For more information, please visit http://amcmuseum.org/exhibits_and_planes/vc-9.php or call (302) 677-5938.

Hawk Watch in Northern and Southern Delaware (Ashland Nature Center and Cape Henlopen State Park)
Recurring daily until November 30, 2011
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Discover birding by watching for those that are easiest to spot. It's all part of Hawk Watch, a program during which birders count hawks at almost 200 sites across North America. Two of these are in Delaware; one at Ashland Nature Center and another at Cape Henlopen State Park. See how many you can count during this, the fall migration on the Atlantic flyway. For more information, please visit http://www.delawarenaturesociety.org/hawkwatch.html or call (302) 239-2334.

Group Hayrides at Bellevue State Park
Every Friday - Sunday till November 20, 2011
Experience an old fashioned hayride through Bellevue State Park! Hayrides last approximately 50 minutes and are followed by an inviting one-hour campfire. Reserve a wagon for your preschool, family reunion, birthday party, scout group or just a crowd of friends! The fee for one wagon is $90. Skewers are provided at the campfire; you supply your own food and beverages. The capacity for one wagon is approximately 20 adults. For more information or to schedule a hayride, call the Park Office at (302) 761-6963.

Loblolly Acres Christmas Extravaganza!
Recurring until December 25, 2011
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Come on out to Loblolly Acres and take a scenic hayride tour of the farm to the stunning Christmas tree fields and pick out your perfect tree. Tag your tree and get 10% off your live tree or watch as our own lumber jacks cut down your tree (don't worry, we always replant in the spring!) so you can take it home for the Holidays. For more information, http://www.facebook.com/LoblollyAcres.

Holiday Tours at Nemours Mansion & Gardens
Recurring daily from November 12, 2011 - December 31, 2011
Enjoy the splendor of the season while we deck the halls, trim the trees and share our holiday spirit at the du Pont's late 18th-century estate Reservations are highly recommended for individuals and required for groups. For more information, please visit http://www.nemoursmansion.org/index.html or call 302-651-6912.

Walking Tour: Women of The Green at First State Heritage Park
Saturday, November 19, 2011
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Many women were innkeepers, political leaders and social figures throughout the history of The Green. Learn about the lives and contributions of these often forgotten figures. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and begin at the John Bell House on The Green, every hour, beginning at 10 a.m. Last tour leaves at 3 p.m. For more information, please visit http://www.destateparks.com/park/first-state-heritage/index.asp or call (302) 739-9194.

Yuletide at Winterthur
November 19, 2011 - January 8, 2012
Join us for a magical tour that will transport you to Christmases of old. Experience Winterthur's most beloved holiday displays from past Yuletides, and discover holiday traditions of Americans from the colonial period through World War II, including the introduction of the first Christmas trees decorated with goodies for children by Pennsylvania Germans in the 1800s. For more information, please visit http://www.winterthur.org/ or call 800-448-3883.

Howard Pyle Family Day
Sunday, November 20, 2011
12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Join the Museum as it celebrates the work of master illustrator, Howard Pyle! Kids and their families will make fantastical art inspired by Pyle's stories and illustrations of subjects such as pirates and mermaids. Additionally, storyteller and artist Jeff Hopkins will bring Pyle's characters and pictures to life on a large scale with live illustrating and interactive storytelling. Kids are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Pyle character. For more information, please visit http://www.delart.org/home.html or call 302-571-9590.

For more event calendars visit:
http://visitdelaware.com/

http://visitdover.com/

http://visitsoutherndelaware.com/

http://www.visitwilmingtonde.com/

http://www.destateparks.com/

Bonus trip ideas:
Delaware Wine & Ale Trail: http://www.visitdelaware.com/wineandale/

Delaware Geocaching Trail: http://www.visitdelaware.com/geo/

 

Categories: Things to Do

posted on: Wednesday, Nov 16, 2011 10:02 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

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