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Weekend events and things to do around Delaware Dec 27 to Dec 29, 2013

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.

Please note that some attraction's are closed on December 24 and 25th, 2013. Please check their website or call ahead for the most up to date hours of operation.

“An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware” exhibit at First State Heritage Park
Friday - Sunday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Friday; 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Saturday; 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sunday
The exhibit explores the First State's role in the pre-Civil War network of secret routes and safe houses used by black slaves in the United States to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists and allies who were sympathetic to their cause.

Air Mobility Command Museum"Trains and Planes" exhibit at the Air Mobility Command Museum
Friday - Sunday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Air Mobility Command Museum will host a holiday display of garden scale train layouts with three trains operating at the same time.  Authentic sound and includes both diesel and steam-era trains. Open daily, free of charge.

Holidays at Hagley
Friday - Sunday
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
See the du Pont family ancestral home, Eleutherian Mills, dressed for the holidays. Check www.hagley.org/events.html for activities, such as carolers, sales at the Hagley Store, and other events. Closed Christmas.

A Swedish Christmas
Friday - Sunday
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Experience Christmas Swedish style at the 17th century Hendrickson House. See traditional decorations and crafts; learn how the settlers of New Sweden celebrated the holidays through tours of our historic site.

Holidays at the Amstel and Dutch Houses in Historic New Castle, DE
Friday - Sunday
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Friday and Saturday), 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Sunday)
The Amstel House will be decorated for a traditional holiday celebration in colonial times, showing off a “dessert board” of the period, and featuring traditional 18th century customs during the period of Governor Nicholas Van Dyke’s residency. At the Dutch House, experience a celebration of St. Nichols’ Eve, a tribute to the legend of Saint Nicholas, Dutch patron saint. Included with regular admission to the museums.

Yuletide at Winterthur
Friday - Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Experience traditions of the past and dazzling entertaining displays in this special wintertime tour. Whether you are taking in the breathtakingly decorated trees, the colorful and exquisite room and food displays, or the winter wonderland of the garden, Yuletide at Winterthur is sure to be a feast for your eyes. 

Annual Holiday Art Market at the Newark Arts Alliance
Friday - Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Sunday and Friday), 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Saturday)
Shop for locally made art and crafts for holiday gift giving. Art by local artists is guaranteed to be unique and to make your loved ones feel special. Eleven artists selling jewelry, mosaics, felt ornaments, photography, watercolors, hand weaving, fiber art, pottery, tie dye and batik and window ornaments. 

Nemours Mansion Holiday ToursNemours Mansion & Gardens Holiday Tours
Friday - Sunday
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Sunday), 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Friday and Saturday)
The estate is decorated with a gingerbread house of the mansion, Christmas trees, paper filigree quilling, original toys, ornaments and more. A guided tour reveals a treasure trove of fine European and American furniture, rare rugs, tapestries, and outstanding works of art. Following the house tour visitors are taken on a guided bus tour through the Gardens. One of the finest examples of French-style gardens in America, it extends one third of a mile along the main vista from the house. The Gardens are exquisitely landscaped with fountains, pools, and statuary surrounded by natural woodlands.

3 Palms Zoo Lights & Christmas Nights
Friday and Saturday
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
More lights than last year with a warm inviting atmosphere. Enjoy a walk through our festive woodland & see the Zoo at night. Roast a marshmallow, sip hot chocolate, & whisper your special Christmas wishes in Santa’s ear!

Decorating Delmarva Holiday Fest
Friday - Sunday
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
This 2nd Annual 16-night event will take visitors on a 2-mile tour through the North Pole, holiday lights, and community built displays and will conclude in Santa's Village. In Santa's Village there will be nightly festival events held in an activity area for children including, Mr. & Mrs. Claus, holiday music, fire pits and nightly entertainment.

Brewery Tour at Fordham/Dominon Brewing
Saturday, December 28, 2013
12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Take a tour and sample some Delaware Craft Beer! The best deal in town, for $5 you get the tour, five samples, and a pint glass to take home. Sample our signature beers, Hop Mountain and Fordham Copperhead, as well as the Delaware Beer Bracket winner, Oak Barrel Stout.

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings
Saturday & Sunday
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

Delaware 87ersDelaware 87ers vs Springfield
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Catch all of the Delaware 87ers action as they take on Springfield. Games are held at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Delaware. The Delaware 87ers are an official NBA D-league affiliate team for the Philadelphia 76ers. Purchase tickets online now.

Bonus trip ideas:

Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.

Explore the outdoors on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.

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

Sip your way along the Delaware Wine and Ale Trail.

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posted on: Monday, Dec 23, 2013 2:49 PM
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