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Weekend events and things to do around Delaware Jan 17 to Jan 19, 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.

Brewery Tour at Fordham and Dominion Brewing Co.
Friday and Saturday
Tour times vary
Take a tour and sample some Delaware Craft Beer! The best deal in town, for $5 you get the tour, samples of beer, and a pint glass to take home. Sample our signature beers, Oak Barrel Stout and Hop Mountain.

"Downton Abbey" lunch in The Green Room
Friday - Sunday
Enjoy a specialty themed Downton Abbey Lunch in the Green Room, appropriately priced at $19.12, the year that the show was originally set.

Dennis Miller at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
Friday, January 17, 2014
9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Five-time Emmy award winner, TV/film actor, writer/producer, and nationally syndicated radio talk show host, Dennis Miller is listed as 21st on Comedy Central's 100 greatest standup comedians of all time.

Invention Convention at Hagley Museum
Saturday and Sunday
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Children and their families discover how things work through exploration, innovation, and creativity. Families work together to build inventions using everyday household items, and take apart electronics and gadgets to see how they are made. Children explore scientific principles at our hands-on science fair. Admission, including supplies, is $5 for children 4-14, $7 for adults, and free for Hagley members and children 3 and under. Use Hagley’s Buck Road East entrance off Route 100 in Wilmington, Delaware.

Tales of Slavery and Freedom Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Begins at 10:00 a.m. (Tours begin every hour and last 45 minutes)
Visitors will be led by historical interpreters dressed in period attire to hear about Delaware’s position as a border state during the Civil War era. Tours will meet at the John Bell House.

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings
Saturday and 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.

Lantern Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park – Indian River Lifesaving Station
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Begins at 7:00 p.m.
Take a guided lantern tour of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum. You’ll learn about shipwrecks and will venture over the dune to patrol the beach.

Sunrise to Sunset at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Monday, January 20, 2014
The 12-mile wildlife drive will be open from sunrise to sunset and offer opportunities for families to view wildlife in natural settings and to walk 5 short walking trails. This time of year expect to see large numbers of snow geese, a variety of waterfowl, bald eagles, hawks, and great blue herons. The entrance fee will be waived to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Bonus trip ideas:

Sip your way along the Delaware Wine and Ale Trail

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.

Discover the top things to do in Delaware.

 

posted on: Thursday, Jan 16, 2014 1:42 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware Jan 10 to Jan 12, 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.

"Forging Faith, Building Freedom" exhibit at the Delaware History Museum
Friday and Saturday
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Friday), 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Saturday)
A special new exhibition in the Delaware History Museum, "Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware, 1800-1980," celebrating two important anniversaries. The exhibition will be open to the public from September 27 through summer 2014.

Green Room"Downton Abbey" lunch in The Green Room
Friday - Saturday
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy a specialty themed Downton Abbey Lunch in the Green Room, appropriately priced at $19.12, the year that the show was originally set.

“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.

Brewery Tour at Fordham/Dominion Brewing Company
Friday, January 10, 2014
4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Take a tour and sample some Delaware Craft Beer! The best deal in town, for $5 you get the tour, samples of beer, and a pint glass to take home. Sample our signature beers, Oak Barrel Stout and Hop Mountain.

Harvest Ridge WineryHarvest Ridge Winery - Pairing Wine and Cheeses
Saturday, January 11, 2014
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Harvest Ridge Winery is pairing our 5 wines with 5 cheeses produced by the local creamery, Chapel's Country Creamery, out of Easton. Join us for a tour of our tank room and production facility with our wine maker, Milan. Following your tour, spend the afternoon with us, learning the methods of pairing our white, red and sweet wines with the carefully selected cheeses, while taking in the views of our sleeping vineyards from our cozy event space. Bring a friend or loved one to escape the cabin fever that January brings, or caravan out and bring enough to fill a table! Seating is limited, reservations encouraged.

"Downton Abbey" Dinner in The Green Room
Saturday, January 11, 2014
6:00 p.m.
The Green Room will host a four-course Downton Abbey Dinner, on January 11, with live entertainment and white-glove service to help set the tone. Special guests Tom Savage (Director of Museum Affairs at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library), Maggie Lidz (Estate Historian), and Nat Caccamo and Amy Marks Delaney (Exhibition Designers) will be in attendance to share details regarding Winterthur's upcoming exhibition, "Costumes of Downtown Abbey", which opens March 1, 2014. Dinner is $100 per person, inclusive of gratuity, wine pairings, and valet parking.

Bonus trip ideas:

Sip your way along the Delaware Wine and Ale Trail

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.

Discover the top things to do in Delaware.

 

posted on: Thursday, Jan 9, 2014 2:41 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

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.

Discover the top things to do in Delaware.

 

posted on: Monday, Dec 23, 2013 2:49 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware Dec 13 to Dec 15, 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.

“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.

Nemours Mansion & Gardens Holiday Tours
Friday - Sunday
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Friday and Saturday); 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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.

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.

“American Moderns, 1910-1960: From O'Keeffe to Rockwell” exhibit at the Delaware Art Museum
Friday - Sunday
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
“American Moderns” features 57 paintings and sculptures that highlight changes in American art and culture during the fascinating half-century from 1910 through 1960. The exhibition’s major themes include cubist experiments, images of modern structures, and stylized renditions of traditional subjects, such as landscapes and still life arrangements.

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.

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. - 6:00 p.m. (Saturday); 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Sunday and Friday)
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.

3 Palms Zoo Lights & Christmas Nights
Friday and Saturday
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Enjoy more lights than last year, we’ve spruced up the season 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.

Holly FestivalMilton Holly Festival
Saturday, December 14, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Shop for great gifts and enjoy family-friendly activities in historic Milton, Delaware. Plus, pick up your handmade Holly wreath!

The Spirit of Christmas in Old New Castle
Saturday, December 14, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
A town-wide event that presents private homes and churches decorated for the season, plus musical events throughout the day.  Free admission to the Amstel House, decorated for a traditional holiday celebration, and the Dutch House, which will feature a celebration of St. Nicholas' Eve.

Cider Fest at Fifer Orchards
Saturday, December 14, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Family Fun Including: free apple cider, holiday hayrides, smores and a chance to pick your favorite fresh cut Christmas tree, handmade gift baskets and holiday wreath.

Fordham/Old Dominion Brewery Tour
Saturday, December 14, 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.

Santa Claus Express on the Wilmington and Western Railroad
December 14, 2013 – December 15, 2013
Train departs at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 P.M
Travel on an old steam locomotive with Santa and even Mrs. Claus. Each child will receive a chance to meet Santa and will receive a chocolate treat. Be sure to bring your camera and have Santa pose for pictures with your child during this 1½-hour round-trip to Ashland. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Christmas At Belmont Hall: A Civil War Christmas
Saturday, December 14, 2013
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Visit a Civil War military encampment, ride in a horse drawn sleigh, learn about life on the home front during the War, listen to the Camp Band, visit Santa, listen to readings of T'was the Night Before Christmas, make a period tree ornament, and drink Wassail.

Milton Holiday House Tour
Saturday, December 14, 2013
2:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Enjoy a Holiday House Tour that will include historic and modern homes and sites splendidly decorated for the holiday season. The tour begins at 2:30 pm and ends at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the tour and may be purchased at Antiques In Milton, 109 Union St., Hillside Flowers, 105 Lavinia St., Salon Milton, 517 Chestnut St., Lydia B. Cannon Museum, 210 Union St., or Lewes Printing, 33506 Crossing Ave., in Lewes. Enjoy the spirit of the holidays in Milton, a historic and charming town with a historic area on the National Register of Historic Places that is well worth a visit.

Rockwood Holiday Open House - ImageCandlelight Tours at Rockwood
Sunday and Saturday, December 14, 2013 – December 15, 2013
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Enjoy the Holiday Museum Tours, the Rockwood Park light display and the melodious music by "The Singing Sisters" of Canaan Baptist Church and more. Don't forget to get a photo with Santa!

Delaware City Historic Ghost Tours
Saturday, December 14, 2013
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
A Delaware Main Street event - Join SPRE, as their tour guide leads you by the ambiance of a lit lantern through our historic town. This is a dry event meant for fun and families.

"The Sound of Christmas" at the Grand Opera House
Saturday, December 14, 2013
8:00 p.m.
Familiar carols of the season starring Elisabeth von Trapp who also tells stories of Christmas traditions from her Austrian childhood and, acclaimed granddaughter of the "Sound of Music" family, with the Carolina Brass.

Holiday Walking and House Tour - Smyrna
Sunday, December 15, 2013
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Get in the Christmas spirit at the Holiday Walking and House tour of Historic Downtown Smyrna. The self guided tour features lovely outdoor displays and houses open to tour. Sponsored by the Smyrna Downtown Renaissance Association. Pick up map of tour at the Smyrna Museum.

Delaware 87ers vs Ft. Wayne
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Catch all of the Delaware 87ers action as they take on Ft. Wayne. 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.

Discover the top things to do in Delaware.

 

posted on: Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013 9:58 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware Dec 6 to Dec 8, 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.

"The Story of My Life" at Delaware Theatre Company
Friday - Sunday
Various times
Music and lyrics by Neil Bartram, book by Brian Hill, directed by Bud Martin.  Through the rich melodies of this heartwarming musical, the audience accompanies two friends through their adventures, struggles and discovery that love is what binds us together.

"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 the Amstel and Dutch Houses in Historic New Castle
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 - ImageYuletide 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.

Nemours Mansion & Gardens Holiday Tours
Friday - Sunday
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Friday and Saturday); 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Sunday)
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.

3 Palms Zoo Lights & Christmas Nights
Friday and Saturday
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 P.m.
The 2nd annual Christmas Event is boasting more lights than ever. Enjoy a walk through the 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.

Art on the Town (Wilmington)
Friday, December 6, 2013
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the City of Wilmington, Art on the Town is a great way to view the exhibitions in our galleries and visit the artist studios during our extended gallery hours. Art on the Town is free and open to the public from 5 - 9 pm unless otherwise noted. Gallery talks at 6:30 pm.

Holiday Stroll in downtown Milford
Friday, December 6, 2013
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Come to downtown Milford to enjoy live entertainment throughout the streets, visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus, horse-drawn carriage rides and much more.

Newark Winterfest
Friday, December 6, 2013
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Caroling, roasted chestnuts, hot chocolate and cider, tree lighting, ice carvings, and a visit from Santa. Contact City Of Newark Parks and Recreation Department for more information at 302-366-7060

Art is Social: Ugly Sweater Party at the Delaware Art Museum
Friday, December 6, 2013
8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Unpack that red and green snowman sweater grandma gave you and join us for our Ugly Sweater Party! Prizes available for the “Ugliest Sweater,” “Best Matching Couple,” or “Best Homemade.” This festive event will also include karaoke, special holiday drinks, and more! There will be $1 - $4 beers & glasses of wine, $20 VIP beer & wine tastings.

Yuletide Brunch with Santa at Winterthur
Saturday and Sunday
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy a holiday brunch at Winterthur! Santa will appear from 9:00–11:00 a.m. Reservations are required. Price is $34.95 per person; children, ages 2–12, half off, children under 2 are free. Members receive 10% discount on parties of up to four. For reservations, call (302) 888-4826.

Holidays at Hagley
Saturday, December 7, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Holidays at Hagley features early du Pont family holiday celebrations and traditions based on New Year’s and Twelfth Night with extended free admission to children 14 and under from Dec. 7 through Jan. 6 (closed Christmas).

First Saturdays in the First State – Holiday Open House at Woodburn
Saturday, December 7, 2013
On the first Saturday of each month, the First State Heritage Park offers a variety of free programs at each of the park's partner sites, including historical theater or hands-on events at the John Bell House, tours of the two capitol buildings in Delaware's capital city -The Old State House and Legislative Hall plus, much more. Walking tours leave from the John Bell House hourly from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This Saturday will include the annual Holiday Open House at Woodburn, the Governor’s House. Governor Markell and First Lady Carla Markell will greet visitors from 10:00 a.m. – Noon. Admission is free.

Christmas In Odessa
Saturday, December 7, 2013
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.

Christmas in LewesChristmas Tour of Lewes
Saturday, December 7, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
This self-guided tour highlights historic homes decorated for the season. Several area churches will have special lunches and the Lewes Yacht Club will server lunch and host an indoor Craft Fair. Price will be $20 per person if purchased in advance by calling (302) 645-7670 or at the Ryves Holt House Museum Gift Shop at the corner of Second and Mulberry Streets or $25 per person if purchased the day of at the Museum Gift Shop or Lewes Chamber of Commerce on Kings Highway, Lewes, DE. Children under 12 free.

Cider Fest at Fifer Orchards
Saturday, December 7, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Family Fun Including: free hot apple cider, holiday hayrides, smores by the plus, locally made holiday wreaths and fresh cut Christmas trees are available for purchase.

T.S. Smith & Sons 3rd Annual Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 7, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Shop from the farm market favorites including holiday baskets & find the perfect gift for your loves ones. Enjoy cooking demos, free samples, live holiday music, free wagon rides (weather permitting), and of course, Santa will be there from Noon to 2:00 p.m. with Mrs. Claus... so bring your camera and get your picture with them!

Home for the Holidays Parade (Dover)
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Parade begins at Noon
Enjoy the "Home for the Holiday" Parade in the capital city of the state of Delaware with your friends and family. The parade starts at noon and shoppers in downtown Dover will be provided free refreshments (beverages, cookies, etc.,). The event will also host various artists or entertainers and a Ginger Bread Scavenger Hunt after the parade from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Brewery Tour at Fordham/Old Dominion Brewing
Saturday, December 7, 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.

Santa Claus Express on the Wilmington and Western Railroad
Saturday and Sunday
Train departs at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Santa greets everyone on board the Wilmington and Western Railroad and gives all children a chocolate treat. He may even bring Mrs. Claus with him! Be sure to bring your camera and have Santa pose for pictures with your child during this 1½-hour round-trip to Ashland. Reservations are strongly recommended.

NutcrackerThe Nutcracker at the Schwartz Center for the Arts (Dover)
Saturday and Sunday
2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (Saturday), 2:00 p.m. (Sunday)
The Ballet Theatre of Dover brings this beloved tale for all ages to the Schwartz Center for the Arts. Come enjoy the magic of this holiday tradition at the Schwartz Center for the Arts!

Holiday Happenings in Bethany Beach
Saturday, December 7, 2013
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Bring the family to downtown Bethany Beach for carriage wagon rides, face-painting, visits with Santa and more. This year, the festivities will be moved outdoors to the park next to Town Hall. Illuminated Crepe Myrtles will line the path to Santa and photographs will be taken of all who share their Christmas wishes. In case of inclement weather, the festivities will be moved inside Town Hall. The celebration is free and all are welcome!

Lewes Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 7, 2013
5:00 p.m.
The theme for this year’s parade is “Mistletoe & Holly.” The parade begins on Savannah Road at Sussex Drive and will end in front of King’s Ice Cream Shop on Second Street.

Seaford Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 7, 2013
6:00 p.m.
Parade route begins at Nylon Blvd and Pennsylvania Avenue, marches east up High Street past the Judge’s stand at Mt. Olivet’s parking lot, turns north (left) at Market Street, and ends at Seaford Middle School. Recognized as the largest Christmas Parade on Delmarva, we are sure you won't be disappointed! Bring a chair or a blanket (or both!) for a cheery, enchanting evening.

Delaware 87ers vs. Canton at the Bob Carpenter Center (Newark)
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Catch all of the Delaware 87ers action as they take on Canton. 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.

Sankta Lucia Fest at Old Swedes Church (Wilmington)
Sunday, December 8, 2013
1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
The festival of light and music at Old Swedes Church is a warm holiday tradition. Wearing a crown of candles, accompanied by her attendants, tomtes (elves) and star boys, Lucia ushers in the Christmas season. Please join us for this event co-sponsored by the Delaware Swedish Colonial Society. The event is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome. Suggested donation: $5/person; $10/family.

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.

Discover the top things to do in Delaware.

 

posted on: Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 11:49 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Thanksgiving Dinner at Delaware Restaurants

Enjoy a Thanksgiving feast without the worry of cooking and cleaning! Dine at a Delaware restaurant and just sit back, relax and enjoy time with your family and friends.

Below are some of the options for dining out in Delaware on Thanksgiving. Reservations are highly recommended for most locations. We hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Northern Delaware

Thanksgiving Dinner DelawareThanksgiving Buffet at Harry’s Savoy Grill
November 28, 2013
12:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
You won’t go hungry at this incredible buffet, where they’ll be carving turkey and prime rib plus, all the trimmings for your Thanksgiving feast. The buffet includes a variety of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, additional main entrees and side dishes and a grand dessert buffet. Non-alcoholic beverages are also included, all for $39.50 for adults plus an 18% gratuity. Please call to make reservations 302-475-3000.

Thanksgiving a la carte dining at Harry’s Savoy Grill
1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Relax, enjoy the day and leave the preparation, cooking and cleanup to Harry's Savoy Grill! They’ll be serving turkey and all the trimmings, plus a variety of additional menu items throughout the day. To make reservations, please call 302-475-3000.

Thanksgiving Dinner in the Green Room
 at Hotel du Pont
November 28, 2013

Seatings at 1 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Enjoy an elaborate four-course prix-fixe dinner that includes amuse bouche and appetizer courses, followed by a choice of traditional tom turkey with all the fixings, verlasso salmon, black angus tenderloin or stuffed Maine lobster tail, finished with holiday dessert trio. $89 per person, not including gratuity. $29 holiday menu available for children under 12. For reservations, please call 302-594-3154.

Thanksgiving Buffet in the Brandywine Room
 at Hotel du Pont
November 28, 2013

Seatings at 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.
Enjoy a traditional variety of selections including carved roasted turkey with traditional gravy, carved NY strip steak with pink peppercorns demi-glace, lobster bisque, winter squash bisque, mahi-mahi with citrus-cranberry compote, mashed potato, sweet potato casserole, green bean almandine and a spectacular holiday dessert buffet. $58 per person, not including gratuity. Half-price for children under 12, free for children under 5. For reservations, please call 302.594.3154.

Timothy’s on the Riverfront Thanksgiving Buffet
November 28, 2013
1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving Buffet with spiral-glazed ham, hand carved turkey and all the fixings including stuffing, relish and traditional pies. Reservations are required. Please call 302 429-7427.

Please note that the Deerfield Country Club Thanksgiving Day Buffet is currently sold out but, some last minute reservations may be available on their website at http://deerfieldgolfclub.com/Calendar.

Thanksgiving Dinner DelawareCentral Delaware

Abbotts Grill Thanksgiving Day Buffet
November 28, 2013
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Bring your whole family to Abbotts Grill and let Abbotts take the stress out of the Holidays. Don't forget to take advantage of the $10 leftover plate so you don't miss out on the best part of Thanksgiving...Leftover Cold Turkey Sandwiches! Please call 302-491-6736 to make your reservations.

Dover Downs Thanksgiving Day Buffet
November 28, 2013
Breakfast 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. $12.50/per person
Lunch and Dinner 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. $21.95/per person. Buffet includes Hot & Cold Crab Legs and Prime Rib. Join the Festival Buffet at Dover Downs for a special Thanksgiving feast.

Southern Delaware

Big Fish Grill Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet
November 28, 2013
11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Big Fish Grill’s Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet includes a Big Fish raw bar, homemade soups, carving stations with turkey or ham, traditional sides and seafood entrees.
 $25.95/adults, $12.95/children 5-12, under 5 eat free. No reservations so, please come early. Or order a Thanksgiving meal to go by Wednesday, November 27th for $16.95/per person.

Thanksgiving Dinner DelawareBrick Hotel Restaurant Thanksgiving Feast Buffet
November 28, 2013
12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving day meal at the Brick Hotel Restaurant with carved turkey or ham, mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, pies and much more! Adults $28, Children 10 and under $14. To make reservations, please call 302-856-1836.

Summer House Thanksgiving
November 28, 2013
1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Indulge in a a delicious Thanksgiving meal! Featuring an all you can eat traditional turkey dinner plate or choose from various steak and seafood dishes. To make reservations, please call (302) 227-3895.

The Buttery Thanksgiving Dinner
November 28, 2013
Enjoy a Lewes tradition with Thanksgiving dinner at The Butter with turkey, herb stuffing and gravy or your choice of a seafood entrée and sides. $69 per person; $24 for children under the age of 12. Reservations are required. Please call 302-645-7755.

 

posted on: Monday, Nov 25, 2013 3:35 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware Nov 22 to Nov 24, 2013

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend! 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.

“An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware” exhibit at First State Heritage Park
Recurring daily
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.

Cider Fest at Fifer Orchards
Every Saturday through December 14th
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Family Fun Including: Free Hot Apple Cider, Holiday Hayrides, Smores by the fire. Search for a Fresh-cut Locally-grown Christmas tree. Plus, much more.

Yuletide at Winterthur
Recurring daily, November 23, 2013 – January 5, 2014
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. In addition to the magical Yuletide tour, a full series of special events, performances, and workshops will help to make your season bright.

Sunset Tour of the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Saturday, November 23, 2013
3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
The tour will start in the afternoon. We will walk over the salt marsh and ride through the Refuge sighting birds, exploring habitats and finding out how the area is managed for wildlife. The tour will end shortly after sunset, which brings waterfowl into the impoundments looking for an evening resting place and also arouses deer and other mammals. Meet at the Visitor Center.

Lantern tour at the Indian River Life-saving Station at Delaware Seashore State Park
Saturday, November 23, 2013
7:00 p.m.
Explore the daily lives of the surfmen and what they went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast. A guided museum tour is followed by local tales and a venture onto the beach where they performed nightly patrols. Please call 302-227-6991 to register.

Aladdin & Other Enchanting Tales at The Grand
Sunday, November 24, 2013
3:00 p.m.
Masks, puppets, music and magic blend in this fabulous telling of classic stories. This family production features beloved characters from Tales of the Arabian Nights: Aladdin, Ali Baba, and Sinbad, which is a delight for all ages.

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.

Discover the top things to do in Delaware.

 

posted on: Thursday, Nov 21, 2013 2:24 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware Nov 15 to Nov 17, 2013

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend! 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.

Delaware Art Museum“American Moderns, 1910-1960: From O'Keeffe to Rockwell” exhibit at Delaware Art Museum
Recurring daily
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
American Moderns features 57 paintings and sculptures that highlight changes in American art and culture during the fascinating half-century from 1910 through 1960.

“An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware” at First State Heritage Park
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.

Zip line with Go Ape at Lums Pond State Park
Recurring daily; Times vary based on reservation
Four zip lines take you high over Lums Pond, the largest freshwater pond in Delaware.  Overall there are 5 individual sections within the course - rope ladders, 42 exciting crossings including Double Stirrups, and stunning views that take you higher into the forest canopy. Please note there is an entry fee for the Park - $3 for DE registered vehicles & $6 for out-of-state vehicles.

Fordham/Old Dominion Brewery Tour
Saturday, November 16, 2013
12:30 p.m. & 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.

Breakwater LighthouseDelaware Seashore Lighthouse Weekend
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Begins at 10:00 a.m.
Explore the Delaware coast and learn about historic lighthouses and life-saving stations. Enjoy a two-night stay at the Indian River Inlet cottages, with tours and presentations hosted by Friends of Fenwick Lighthouses, Delaware River and Bay Lighthouse Foundation, the Lightship Overfalls, and the Indian River Life-Saving Station. Breakfast and lunch included. Pre-registration is required; ages 12 and older. $235/ weekend cottage rental rate & $55 per person.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas at DuPont Theatre
Saturday, November 16, 2013
4:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting.

Bicycle Tour on the Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge
Sunday, November 17, 2013
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Embark on an eight-mile bike ride on the Refuge. The group will make several stops for bird identification and to discuss wildlife management techniques. Bicycle should have hybrid tires. Don't forget your helmet and check the air in your tires! Meet at the Visitor Center.

Family Sundays at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
Sunday, November 17, 2013
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
DCCA’s Family Sundays are a great way to introduce children to new concepts in art and expose them to the artistic process in a fun and inviting way! All ages are welcome and no registration is required! Guided family tours, classroom activities, and scavenger hunts through the galleries!

White Clay Creek State ParkMason-Dixon Hike at White Clay Creek State Park
Sunday, November 17, 2013
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Follow in the footsteps of Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, the famous surveyors of the Mason-Dixon Line. Participants will hike to the Tri-state Marker in tribute to their work, which began soon after their arrival in Philadelphia 250 years ago this month. To register, please call White Clay State Park at (302) 368-6900. Park entrance fee is required.

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.

Discover the top things to do in Delaware.

 

posted on: Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 1:48 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware Nov 8 to Nov 10, 2013

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend! 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.

Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival 2013Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival
November 6 – 10, 2013
The award-winning Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival is a premiere, Mid-Atlantic cultural event. The five-day Festival showcases approximately 100 of the best American and international films including features, documentaries, and shorts. Film enthusiasts enjoy the convenience of seeing all the films at one, multi-screen location. The Festival also offers informative seminars, opportunities to converse with celebrity guests.

50th Annual Delaware Antiques Show
November 8 – 10, 2013
Fri. 11:00 am - 7:00 pm; Sat. 11:00 am - 6:00 pm; Sun. 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sixty of the country's most distinguished antiques dealers return to present a stunning array of American furniture, paintings, rugs, porcelain, silver, jewelry, and decorative arts at the 50th Annual Delaware Antiques Show at the Chase Center in Wilmington.

Go Ape Zip Line at Lums Pond State Park!
Recurring weekly. Times and dates vary based on reservation schedule
Four zip lines take you high over Lums Pond, the largest freshwater pond in Delaware with 5 individual sections within the course - rope ladders, 42 exciting crossings including Double Stirrups, and stunning views that take you higher into the forest canopy.  Please note there is an entry fee for the Park - $3 for DE registered vehicles & $6 for out-of-state vehicles.

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge – Veterans Recognition Weekend
November 9 – 11, 2013
Sunrise to Sunset
The Refuge's $4.00 entrance fee will be waived to honor veterans. Bombay Hook is open from sunrise to sunset and invites individuals and families to tour the 12-mile wildlife drive and to walk 5 short walking trails. Early November is a great time to observe the fall foliage colors, migrating waterfowl, and raptors.

“An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware” exhibit at First State Heritage Park
Recurring daily
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sat 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sun 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Planned and created by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs in partnership with the Underground Railroad Coalition of Delaware, 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.

Fordham brewingFordham Old Dominion Brewery Tour
Saturday, November 8, 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.

The Children's Theatre performs “Time Machine”
November 9 – 10, 2013
Saturday 7:00 p.m.; Sunday 2:00 p.m.
The Time Machine is based on the H.G. Wells classic - adapted by Tim Kelly An inventor, Filby, makes a machine to travel through time. Bring the kids to the theater for an exciting show.

Bird Identification Tour at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge with Joel Citron
Sunday; November 10, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Beginner and experienced bird watchers will enjoy walking a trail to identify song birds and stopping along the impoundments and salt marsh to identify ducks, geese, and raptors. Meet Joel at the Visitor Center.

Family Exploration Day: American Moderns at the Delaware Art Museum
Sunday, November 10, 2013
12:00 pm - 3:30 p.m.
Explore America through paintings and sculptures that capture modern life in the early 20th Century. Kids and their families will learn about popular American artists featured in the exhibition American Moderns, 1910–1960: From O’Keeffe to Rockwell, as well as different types of artistic styles with art projects, family tours, and other engaging activities.

Bonus trip ideas:
Spooky haunts and fright sites in Delaware.
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.
Discover the top things to do in Delaware.

 

posted on: Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013 1:47 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware Nov 1 to Nov 3, 2013

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend! 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.

Punkin ChunkinWorld Championship Punkin Chunkin
November 1 – 3, 2013
The World Championship Punkin Chunkin is an annual competition for throwing pumpkins using catapults, air cannons and much more! The Punkin Chunkin Championship draws thousands of visitors to the area and is aired on the Discovery Channel every Thanksgiving. Hotel rooms are available in Milford, Georgetown, Seaford and the beach resort area.

Fringe Festival – Wilmington
November 1 – November 3, 2013
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.

Paranormal 101 in Old New Castle
Friday, November 1, 2013
7:00 & 9:30 p.m.
Join the seasoned investigators from Delaware's most experienced paranormal investigative team, Delmarva Historic Haunts, for an introductory class to learn the methods they use when looking for paranormal activity at a house or site that reports strange occurrences! You'll learn about the devices and techniques used during an investigation, and tour Old New Castle's most haunted mansion - the Amstel House! Then you can join the team the next night, Saturday, for an extended public investigation in Old New Castle!

Steven Wright at The Grand
Friday, November 1, 2013
Starts at 8:00 p.m.
Steven Wright was recently seen in a guest role on the hit FX series' "Louie". His nonsensical jokes and one-liners with contrived situations make him one of a kind. An evening with this deadpan comedian and perennial Grand favorite is a must for all looking for a hilarious time.

Go Ape at Lums Pond State Park!
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Times vary based on reservation
Four zip lines take you high over Lums Pond, the largest freshwater pond in Delaware.  Overall there are 5 individual sections within the course - rope ladders, 42 exciting crossings including Double Stirrups, and stunning views that take you higher into the forest canopy. Please note there is an entry fee for the Park - $3 for DE registered vehicles & $6 for out-of-state vehicles. Reserve the Go Ape treetop adventure online.

First State Heritage Park 18th Century Market Fair - ImageFirst State Heritage Park 18th Century Market Fair
Saturday, November 2, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Leave the 21st century behind at the First State Heritage Park 18th Century Market Fair, which recreates the sights and sounds of the autumn market fairs held on The Green in Dover in the mid-1700s. Watch demonstrations of traditional trades and crafts like pottery, woodworking, blacksmithing and spinning. 18th-century-style music and dancers add to the period atmosphere. Vendors and refreshments round out the day. Enjoy free fun for all ages –all with an 18th-century twist! Rain or shine.

Autumn Leaf Special on the Wilmington and Western Railroad (Final weekend)
November 2 – 3, 2013
12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Travel the Wilmington and Western Railroad for their "Autumn Leaf Special" ride on a steam or diesel powered locomotive. Enjoy the splendor of the season, with 1 ½-hour round-trips to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, or 2 ½-hour round-trips to Hockessin. Make sure to bring your camera!

Brewery Tour at Fordham Old Dominion Brewing
Saturday, Starting November 2, 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.

Bonus trip ideas:
Spooky haunts and fright sites in Delaware.
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.
Discover the top things to do in Delaware.

 

posted on: Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 11:22 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

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