Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend! Please make sure to call the restaurants and attractions for holiday hours of operation. 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/. We hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!
Holiday Shopping Hot Spots:
Christiana Mall: http://www.shopchristianamall.com/holiday-hours.
Concord Mall: http://www.concordmall.com/.
Dover Mall: http://www.simon.com/mall/?id=1243.
Tanger Outlets: http://www.tangeroutlet.com/rehoboth/hours
Hiking and biking trails at Cape Henlopen State Park
Friday, December 23, 2011 – Sunday, December 25, 2011
Sunrise – Sunset
Cape Henlopen has many year-round hiking and biking opportunities. Experience the park's scenic and ever-changing landscape. Enjoy the view of beautiful beaches and climb to the top of the World War II Observation Tower, where the 360-degree views are spectacular. Or challenge your family and friends to round of disc golf. For more information, visit http://www.destateparks.com/park/cape-henlopen/index.asp.
Fordham Brewery Tour
Friday, December 23, 2011
Begins at 3:00 p.m.
$5 per person and you get 5 samples of our delicious beer, an informative tour of the brewery and a pint glass to take home. Please call 302-678-4810 x 200 to make your reservation today. For more information visit, http://fordhambrewing.com/.
Holiday Lights Express on the Wilmington and Western Railroad
Friday, December 23, 2011
Departure times: 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 & 8:00 p.m.
Enjoy a peaceful interlude at the end of the year with a 45-minute evening ride aboard our heated 1929 railcar. Many of our trackside neighbors decorate their homes and yards just for our passengers, and you can vote for your favorite holiday display. For more information, visit http://www.wwrr.com/events/holiday-lights.aspx or call 302-998-1930.
Christmas Dining at the Hotel du Pont (Green Room)
December 24, 2011 and December 25, 2011
For information on seating times and prices, visit http://hoteldupont.com/dining/restaurant-news/index.cfm or call 302-594-3154.
Recurring events (Please call for holiday weekend hours of operation)
Christmas Weekends at Hagley Museum
Recurring until January 1, 2012
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Each weekend from the day after Thanksgiving through New Year's Day, Hagley will feature seasonal and holiday activities. On weekends in December and on Jan. 1st as Hagley's gift to the public, admission is free for children 14 and younger. For more information, visit http://www.hagley.org/events.html.
Holiday Tours at Nemours Mansion & Gardens
Recurring daily until 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.
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.
Yuletide at Winterthur plus, enjoy seasonal tunes by various ensembles in the Galleries Reception Area from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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.
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Bonus trip ideas:
Delaware History Trail: http://www.visitdelaware.com/history/
Delaware Wine & Ale Trail: http://www.visitdelaware.com/wineandale/
Delaware Geocaching Trail: http://www.visitdelaware.com/geo/