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Delaware Festivals

Join the fun at Delaware's exciting statewide festivals throughout the year. From high flying action at the World Championship Punkin' Chunkin' or jamming out at the Firefly Music Festival, Delaware festivals are a great way to discover Delaware. Delaware festivals embrace the state's history and heritage, highlight the local flavor and showcase the beauty of Delaware's coastal landscapes.

Scroll through the top statewide Delaware festivals below and use the Delaware online Trip Builder to customize your visit and add events to your travel plan! For travelers interested in planning group tours for Delaware festivals, contact the Delaware Tourism Office at 866-284-7483.

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Saturday Dec 14, 2013

Calendar of Events

Milton Holly Festival

December 14, 2013
  • 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

Yuletide at Winterthur

December 14, 2013 – January 5, 2014
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. More

Holidays at Hagley

December 14, 2013 – January 6, 2014
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. More

On-Going Events

"The Sound of Christmas"

December 14, 2013
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.  More

Delaware City Historic Ghost Tours

December 14, 2013
  • Location: Brick Sidewalk in front of the Central Hotel
  • Address: East Corner of Clinton and Canal St., Delaware City, DE
  • Times: 7:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.
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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.  More

First State Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker

December 14, 2013
  • Location: Delaware Technical and Community College (Owens Campus)
  • Address: P.O. Box 610, Georgetown, DE 19947
  • Times: 7:00 P.M.
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Enjoy the First State Ballet Theatre's sparkling production which features the company's 22 professional dancers performing in the beautiful costumes that are created in Russia. More

Candlelight Tours at Rockwood

December 14 – 15, 2013
  • Location: Rockwood Park and Museum
  • Address: 4651 Washington Street Extension, Wilmington, DE 19809
  • Venue: Rockwood Park and Mansion
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
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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! This is a free event, however, to help those less fortunate, please bring a non-perishable food item or new mittens, hats, or scarves for the Giving Tree. More

The Sound of Music

December 14 – 15, 2013
  • Location: Smyrna Opera House
  • Address: 7 W. South St., Smyrna, DE 19977
  • Venue: Smyrna Opera House
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 7:00 P.M. on Friday, 2:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. on Saturday, 7:00 P.M. on Sunday
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Based on the book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, 'The Sound of Music' is a not to be missed event for this holiday season. Enjoy the beautiful music composed by Richard Rodgers and lyrics that are written by Oscar Hammerstein II. More

Santa Claus Express

December 14 – 22, 2013
  • Location: Wilmington and Western Railroad
  • Address: Greenbank Station 2201 Newport Gap Pk, Wilmington, DE 19808
  • Venue: Wilmington and Western Railroad
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Times: Train departs at 12:30 P.M. and 2:30 P.M.
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Why stand in line at the mall and wait to see Santa, when you can ride the train and have Santa come to you? The Jolly Old Elf himself rides the train and greets everyone on board, and gives all children a chocolate treat. And he may 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. More

Annual Holiday Art Market at the Newark Arts Alliance

December 14 – 31, 2013
  • Location: Newark Arts Alliance
  • Address: 276 E. Main St., Suite 102, Newark, DE 19711
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. (Tuesday-Sunday), 11:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. (Thursday and Saturday)
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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, handweaving, fiber art, pottery, tie dye and batik and window ornaments. A portion of the proceeds benefits NAA programs.  More

Nemours Mansion & Gardens Holiday Tours

December 14 – 31, 2013
  • 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: 12:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. (Sunday), 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. (Tuesday to Saturday)
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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… More


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