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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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Saturday Dec 08, 2012

Calendar of Events

Brewery Tour

Starting December 8, 2012
  • Address: 1284 McD Drive, Dover, DE 19901
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 11:00 AM, 12:30, 2:00 and 3:00 PM
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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, Hop Mountain and Fordham Copperhead, as well as the Delaware Beer Bracket winner, Oak Barrel Stout. More

28th Annual Holiday House Tour

December 8, 2012
  • Location: Delaware Art Museum
  • Address: 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806
  • Venue: Delaware Art Museum
  • Times: House open: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Museum open: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Presented by the Delaware Art Museum Council, the Holiday House Tour is always a seasonal highlight! Tour 10 spectacular Wilmington area homes bedecked for the holiday season. The Tour also features 12 talented regional artisans, who will display their wares at the Museum on Tour day.  More

Delaware Choral Society presents Messiah

December 8, 2012
  • Location: Wyoming United Methodist Church
  • Address: 216 Wyoming Mill Road, Dover, DE 19904
  • Times: 7:00pm
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The Delaware Choral Society will present Handel's Messiah on December 8, 2012, at Wyoming United Methodist Church in Dover, DE. The not-to-be missed event will feature Handel's popular oratorio, MESSIAH, which will be performed by the 90+ voice membership of DCS, as well as featuring world renowned soloists and an incredible orchestra of local talent, including many members of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra. Tickets will be $25 for General Admission, $20 for Military and Seniors, and FREE for… More

Milton Holly Festival

December 8, 2012
  • Location: Milton Fire Hall
  • Address: 116 Front Street, Milton, DE 19968
  • Times: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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Shop for great gifts and enjoy family-friendly activities plus, pick up your handmade Holly wreath! More

Natural Wreath Making Workshop

December 8, 2012
  • Address: 1068 Howell School Rd, Bear, DE 19701
  • Times: 1pm
Use nature’s bounty to make a wreath for the holidays! Meet at the Nature Center. Cost is $10 per person and includes natural materials to make a vine wreath. Please bring clippers and gloves. Pre-registration required. More

New Castle By Candlelight

December 8, 2012
  • Location: Amstel House, Dutch House, and New Castle Court House Museum
  • Address: 42 The Strand, New Castle, DE 19720
  • Venue: Read House and Gardens
  • Times: 6p.m.-9p.m.
On Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. the New Castle Historical Society’s (NCHS) Amstel House and Dutch House will be open for candlelight tours along with the Delaware Historical Society’s (DHS) Read House & Gardens and the New Castle Court House Museum, operated by the State of Delaware. Visitors will walk from one historic site to the next along New Castle’s charming brick sidewalks, lined with festive luminaries, and may even meet a group of carolers… More

The Spirit of Christmas 2012

December 8, 2012
"Come back for...A celebration of THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS 2012. A family event sponsored by The New Castle Presbyterian Church "355 Years in the Community" & The New Castle Visitors' Bureau, New Castle, DE, on Saturday, December 8, 2012, from 10:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. at The New Castle Presbyterian Church, 32 East 2nd Street, and Historic New Castle, DE. For information call (302) 328-3279 or visit our website at www.newcastlepreschurch.org. All events are free! A full day of… More

Alison Stigora: Natural Forces

December 08 – 09, 2012
Alison Stigora Natural Forces Constance S. and Robert J. Hennessy Project Space September 7 – December 9, 2012 Stigora creates elaborate gallery installations using burnt wood. Her work explores human activity and the destructive forces of nature. More

Fifer Orchards - Cider Fest

December 08 – 15, 2012
Family Fun every Saturday - FREE hot apple cider, holiday hayrides, and smores by the fire - Fresh-cut locally grown Christmas trees - Fresh local wreaths - Handcrafted gift baskets - Great gift ideas and holiday goodies - Special guests each Saturday 11/24: Book signing 12/1: Miss.Jackie sings children's favorites and local honey samples from our beekeeper Warren Seaver 12/8: Santa and Mrs.Claus and local honey samples 12/15: Book Signing and local honey samples *Check website for times of… More

A Christmas Carol

December 08 – 16, 2012
The world’s most well-known holiday story gets a completely new sound – along with a different title – this year at Clear Space! This musical incarnation of the Charles Dickens classic debuted off-Broadway in 1992 and has subsequently played in theatres across the country. Composer (and CSTC Artistic Director) Doug Yetter is at the forefront once more as the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, journeying through London of past, present and future on a flight of transformation. Bring the… More

Kelly Kozma: Play Next Episode

December 08 – 16, 2012
Kozma presents colorful, hand-embroidered pencil drawings of organo-geometric forms that generate a dialogue about the natural and built environment. More

Christmas By Candlelight

December 08 – 23, 2012
All Your Holiday Favorites, LIVE On Stage at New Candlelight Theatre! ARDENTOWN, DE- This holiday Season, New Candlelight Theatre will present Christmas by Candlelight, a musical revue that will warm the hearts of theatre-goers of all ages. “It is the story of a small American town putting up their Christmas show in the local theater. A town not unlike Ardentown”, says Bob Kelly, consulting artistic director and writer/director of Christmas by Candlelight. The show will include over… More

Historic Houses of Odessa’s Holiday Celebration

December 08 – 30, 2012
  • Location: Historic Houses of Odessa
  • Address: Second and Main Sts, Odessa, DE 19730
  • Venue: Historic Houses of Odessa
  • Times: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Experience an Old English Christmas inspired by children's book illustrator Randolph Caldecott and his seasonal interpretations from Old Christmas. More

The American Eagle: Symbol of Freedom and Enterprise to the du Pont Family

December 8, 2012 – January 1, 2013
The image of the eagle has been an important icon in the history of the du Pont family. The du Pont family came to America on the ship “American Eagle," the DuPont Company's first product was Eagle Gun Powder, and decorative arts collected by Mrs. Louise du Pont Crowninshield were adorned with eagles, a common symbolic element in Federal-style furnishings. This exhibit is on display in the du Pont family ancestral home, Eleutherian Mills. Included in regular admission and tour. Free for members.… More

A Lasting Legacy

December 8, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Commemorating the nation’s most successful university-museum partnership, A Lasting Legacy explores the changing roles of conservation and curatorial scholarship over the past 60 years. More

Christmas at Hagley

December 8, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Glimpse nineteenth- and early twentieth-century holiday entertaining in Eleutherian Mills, the du Pont family ancestral home. The morning room is ready for the New Year’s Day Calling, originally a tradition in which men visited ladies with whom they were acquainted, enjoyed some refreshment, dropped off a calling card, and wished them a happy New Year before moving on to the next house. Men competed to visit the most ladies; women vied to get the most calling cards. The du Pont family… More

Nicholas Kripal: New Work

December 8, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Nicholas Kripal: New Work E. Avery Draper Gallery September 22, 2012 – January 6, 2013 Kripal’s elegant ceramic forms derive their shape from disposable food containers of the past. His work straddles the line between fine art and design. More

Nicholas Kripal: New Work

December 8, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Kripal’s elegant ceramic forms derive their shape from disposable food containers of the past. His work straddles the line between fine art and design. More

Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition

December 8, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Winterthur’s major new exhibition, Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition, is a joyous celebration of objects and imagery created in response to society’s love of wine. Featuring more than 300 objects, Uncorked! explores how wine was marketed, consumed, and enjoyed in America and Britain from the 1600s through the 1800s. A wide range of materials are represented, from wine bottles, decanters, and cellarettes to lead figures of Bacchus and “Champagne Charlie” song sheets.… More

Yuletide at Winterthur: A Feast for the Eyes

December 8, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Yuletide at Winterthur: A Feast for the Eyes, November 17, 2012–January 6, 2013. 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… More

Young Country: Rural Themes in Art

December 8, 2012 – January 27, 2013
Young Country specifically examines how artists living in “fringe” art centers are re-defining ideas of fine art, class, and “country” in America. More

The Brothers Quay: Through the Weeping Glass

December 8, 2012 – January 31, 2013
Timothy and Stephen Quay are American-born stop-motion animators whose latest film brings to life the medical history and intrigue behind the Mutter Museum’s collection of 19th century scientific anomalies. More

Freak Antique: Contemporary Art Curios

December 8, 2012 – February 10, 2013
Freak Antique: Contemporary Art Curios DuPont II GalleryOctober 27, 2012 – February 10, 2013 Great expeditions, colonialism, geographic wonders, industrialization, genetic mutations, freak shows, and classical antiquity are some of the subjects of this exhibition-as-cabinet-of-curiosities. More

Rise and Fall: Monumental Duct Tape Drawings by Joe Girandola

December 8, 2012 – February 10, 2013
Girandola uses duct tape to render local, national and global cultural icons. From the Taj Mahal to vintage cars and L.A. diners, his large-scale canvasses reflect layered social commentary through a folk vernacular. More

On-Going Events

New Castle Farmers Market

Starting December 8, 2012
  • Address: 110 N Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Friday and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Amazing food, value and fun for the entire family! Over 70 individual owner operated shoping including PA dutch meats, baked good and much more!.  More

 

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