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Delaware is home to fun festivals and year-round events, come discover what’s happening during your visit.

During spring, history comes to life with the family-friendly Dover Days Festival and the season blooms into colorful landscapes at the Mt. Cuba Center Wildflower Celebration. As the summer heats up, the East Coast’s premier music experience, Firefly Music Festival, brings big-name music acts to Dover. Then, summer celebrations continue with Fourth of July in the First State, featuring fireworks, concerts and more.

Fall brings high-flying action at the World Championship Punkin Chunkin competition, as well as witches and fiddles during the Sea Witch Halloween and Fiddler’s Festival. In October, get a taste of local wineries and breweries during the Delaware Wine and Beer Festival. To round out the year of fun events, during the holiday season, experience the du Pont mansions decked out in their holiday splendor.

Searching for upcoming events? Visit the Delaware Tourism Office blog for the latest updates on weekend events in Delaware. 

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Sunday Dec 28, 2014

Featured Events

Trains and the Planes at the Museum at the Air Mobility Command Museum

December 28, 2014 – January 3, 2015
If you love trains, you can't miss the 5th annual large scale model train layout inside the main hangar. Kids of all ages will enjoy these garden scale locomotives that are over 36" long and can weigh upwards of 40 pounds. Although these trains are meant to be run outside in large backyard, the AMC Museum has room in the big hangar to let you enjoy them indoors. This year's layout will allow the operation of three trains at one time. And don't forget to visit the museum's newest addition,… More

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

December 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Costumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Approximately 35 historically accurate costumes from the television show will be displayed with photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur. Visitors will have a chance to step into and experience the world of Downton Abbey® and the contrasting world of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont and his contemporaries in the first… More

Calendar of Events

Free admission on Sundays to the Delaware Art Museum

Starting December 28, 2014
Admission to the Museum is free to all visitors on Sundays. The admission fee is waived thanks to support from generous individuals. The Delaware Art Museum is best known for its large collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art, works by Wilmington-native Howard Pyle and fellow American illustrators, and urban landscapes by John Sloan and his circle. More

"Big the Musical"

December 28, 2014
Age is an energy, not a number. That’s what you could take from “Big the Musical,” \ presented at the Wilmington Drama League over the holidays. Being an adult looks fun when you’re a kid, and vice versa. Go on a fascinating journey of discovery when little Josh Baskin walks a mile (and a month) in suddenly large shoes. “Big the Musical” is a reminder that life is as much fun as we make it, and to love who we are … at any age. For the “Big”… More

Westchester Knicks @ Delaware 87ers

December 28, 2014
Enjoy the fast-paced excitement and buzz of pro basketball at a Delaware 87ers game, which features the top minor league prospects of the Philadelphia 76ers battling rivals from around the country. Conveniently located and affordably priced, 87ers games tip off regularly at Newark's Bob Carpenter Center, just of the Interstate 95 exit and close to shopping, dining and more. Parking is always free -- and be sure to check out the Kids Zone. More

Slam Dunk to the Beach

December 28 – 29, 2014
The state’s foremost showcase of national high school basketball talent will return to the Delaware beaches, as the Delaware Sports Commission relaunches the iconic Slam Dunk to the Beach tournament. The rejuvenated tournament is set to tip off Dec. 27-29, 2014 at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes.  More

Historic Houses of Odessa's Holiday Celebration

December 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015
  • Location: Various
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM – 4:30 PM and Sunday 1 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Visit Website
Step back in time at the Historic Houses of Odessa's Holiday Celebration- an annual tradition celebrating the season through interpretive scenes from classic literature. Some of the homes in the tour include: The Corbit-Sharp House, furnished for the late 18th century period, is a historic house museum that is owned and operated by Historic Houses of Odessa. Other properties managed by the organization include the 1769 Wilson-Warner House, 1700 Collins-Sharp house, 1822 Cantwell's Tavern, and… More

Yuletide at Winterthur

December 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Visions of holidays of old will delight and inspire you at our annual Yuletide tour and celebration. Members free. Included with admission. More

Holidays at Hagley

December 28, 2014 – January 6, 2015
The 1803 du Pont family ancestral home, Eleutherian Mills, will feature holiday decorations and interpretation on the French traditions of exchanging gifts on New Year’s Day and the celebration of Twelfth Night. Dried flowers, greenery, fruits, and other natural materials create a beautiful holiday ambiance accentuated by soft lights and Christmas music. This year’s exhibit is inspired by the winter pastimes and pursuits of the property’s former residents. Exhibit included in… More

On-Going Events

Holiday Light Express on the Wilmington and Western Railroad

December 28 – 30, 2014
  • Location: Wilmington and Western Railroad
  • Address: Greenbank Station 2201 Newport Gap Pk, Wilmington, DE 19808
  • Venue: Wilmington and Western Railroad
  • Times: 5:00 P.M., 6:00 P.M., 7:00 P.M., 8:00 P.M. and 9:00 P.M.
  • Visit Website
Enjoy a peaceful interlude at the end of the year with a 45-minute evening ride aboard our heated 1929 Pennsylvania Railroad "Doodlebug" railcar (which is covered with thousands of holiday lights). Many of our trackside neighbors decorate their homes and yards for our passengers to enjoy. More

Treasures and Tales of Italy's Guardia di Finanza Art Recovery Team

December 28 – 30, 2014
“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… More

Nemours Mansion & Gardens Holiday Tours

December 28 – 31, 2014
  • Location: Nemours Mansion and Gardens
  • Address: Alapocas Drive and Route 141, Wilmington, DE 19803
  • Venue: Nemours Mansion and Gardens
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: various
  • Visit Website
The estate is decorated with a gingerbread house of the mansion, Christmas trees, paper filigree quilling, original toys, ornaments and more. More

Titanoboa!

December 28, 2014 – January 25, 2015
From a fossil bed 60 million years deep comes the largest snake in the world!  Measuring 48 feet long and weighing in at 2,500 pounds, this massive predator could crush and devour a crocodile.  This exhibit is an amazing look at a lost world and the incredible creatures that inhabited it. More

Outdoor Ice Skating

December 28, 2014 – February 28, 2015
  • Location: Riverfront Wilmington
  • Address: 815 Justison St, Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Riverfront Wilmington
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: M-T 4-9pm, F 4-10pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-9pm
  • Visit Website
A brand new winter holiday attraction at the Wilmington Riverfront!  This family-oriented attraction will be fun for all ages and perfect for birthday parties, corporate events and more.  Hours may vary to accommodate school holidays.  Exact times, dates and special programs will appear on the rink's website.  Admission is $7 (ages 13 & up) and $5 (age 12 & under).  Skate rental is $3 per skater. More

Monday Dec 29, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

December 29, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Costumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Approximately 35 historically accurate costumes from the television show will be displayed with photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur. Visitors will have a chance to step into and experience the world of Downton Abbey® and the contrasting world of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont and his contemporaries in the first… More

Calendar of Events

Slam Dunk to the Beach

December 29, 2014
The state’s foremost showcase of national high school basketball talent will return to the Delaware beaches, as the Delaware Sports Commission relaunches the iconic Slam Dunk to the Beach tournament. The rejuvenated tournament is set to tip off Dec. 27-29, 2014 at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes.  More

Yuletide at Winterthur

December 29, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Visions of holidays of old will delight and inspire you at our annual Yuletide tour and celebration. Members free. Included with admission. More

Holidays at Hagley

December 29, 2014 – January 6, 2015
The 1803 du Pont family ancestral home, Eleutherian Mills, will feature holiday decorations and interpretation on the French traditions of exchanging gifts on New Year’s Day and the celebration of Twelfth Night. Dried flowers, greenery, fruits, and other natural materials create a beautiful holiday ambiance accentuated by soft lights and Christmas music. This year’s exhibit is inspired by the winter pastimes and pursuits of the property’s former residents. Exhibit included in… More

On-Going Events

Holiday Light Express on the Wilmington and Western Railroad

December 29 – 30, 2014
  • Location: Wilmington and Western Railroad
  • Address: Greenbank Station 2201 Newport Gap Pk, Wilmington, DE 19808
  • Venue: Wilmington and Western Railroad
  • Times: 5:00 P.M., 6:00 P.M., 7:00 P.M., 8:00 P.M. and 9:00 P.M.
  • Visit Website
Enjoy a peaceful interlude at the end of the year with a 45-minute evening ride aboard our heated 1929 Pennsylvania Railroad "Doodlebug" railcar (which is covered with thousands of holiday lights). Many of our trackside neighbors decorate their homes and yards for our passengers to enjoy. More

Treasures and Tales of Italy's Guardia di Finanza Art Recovery Team

December 29 – 30, 2014
“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… More

Titanoboa!

December 29, 2014 – January 25, 2015
From a fossil bed 60 million years deep comes the largest snake in the world!  Measuring 48 feet long and weighing in at 2,500 pounds, this massive predator could crush and devour a crocodile.  This exhibit is an amazing look at a lost world and the incredible creatures that inhabited it. More

Outdoor Ice Skating

December 29, 2014 – February 28, 2015
  • Location: Riverfront Wilmington
  • Address: 815 Justison St, Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Riverfront Wilmington
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: M-T 4-9pm, F 4-10pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-9pm
  • Visit Website
A brand new winter holiday attraction at the Wilmington Riverfront!  This family-oriented attraction will be fun for all ages and perfect for birthday parties, corporate events and more.  Hours may vary to accommodate school holidays.  Exact times, dates and special programs will appear on the rink's website.  Admission is $7 (ages 13 & up) and $5 (age 12 & under).  Skate rental is $3 per skater. More

Tuesday Dec 30, 2014

Featured Events

Trains and the Planes at the Museum at the Air Mobility Command Museum

December 30, 2014 – January 3, 2015
If you love trains, you can't miss the 5th annual large scale model train layout inside the main hangar. Kids of all ages will enjoy these garden scale locomotives that are over 36" long and can weigh upwards of 40 pounds. Although these trains are meant to be run outside in large backyard, the AMC Museum has room in the big hangar to let you enjoy them indoors. This year's layout will allow the operation of three trains at one time. And don't forget to visit the museum's newest addition,… More

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

December 30, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Costumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Approximately 35 historically accurate costumes from the television show will be displayed with photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur. Visitors will have a chance to step into and experience the world of Downton Abbey® and the contrasting world of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont and his contemporaries in the first… More

Calendar of Events

Twilight Tours of Eleutherian Mills Residence at Hagley

December 30, 2014
Enjoy a rare opportunity to see Eleutherian Mills, the first du Pont family home built in America, dressed for the holidays and illuminated with softly glowing lights. Fresh greenery, poinsettias, and dried flower arrangements adorn holiday displays throughout the residence. Tours begin at the Visitor Center. Reservations requested. Call 302-658-2400, ext. 261. Tours begin at 5, 5:30, and 6 p.m. Admission is $10 for non-members and free for members. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141… More
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