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Delaware Winter Festivals and Events

Delaware’s historic towns and charming nooks come alive during the holiday season, thanks to Yuletide tours, dazzling light displays, stage classics, festive parades and other events that capture the joy and spirit celebrated each year in the First State. Winter festivals and events in Delaware take place from early November through the first week of January and include holiday-themed exhibits at museums like Hagley Museum and Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library; house tours in historic Lewes and Odessa; and parades in towns both large (Wilmington) and small (Milton). And while Delaware’s beaches are known as the capital of summer fun, the town of Rehoboth offers one of the state’s most iconic symbols of the season when it lights its 30-foot tree.

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Wednesday Dec 04, 2013

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Capital Holiday Celebration

December 4, 2013
  • Location: Loockerman Way Plaza
  • Address: W. Loockerman Street, Dover, DE 19901
  • Times: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Visit Website
Caroling - Tree Lighting Ceremony - Visit with Santa at his Winter Wonderland Workshop - Children's Craft Area at the Dover Public Library - Stroll down Loockerman Street & visit with the Downtown Dover Merchants - Canned Food Drive to benefit local pantries - Hosted by CDCC, City of Dover, City of Dover Parks & Rec, Delaware State News, Downtown Dover Partnership, WBOC More

Yuletide at Winterthur

December 4, 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

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Yuletide Jazz & Wine

December 04 – 18, 2013
Relax and celebrate the season with a glass of wine, beautiful decorations, and lively jazz. Cash bar (wine and beer); fruit and cheese for purchase. Members free. Included with a Yuletide general admission ticket. For nonmembers who are not purchasing a Yuletide general admission ticket, tickets are $10 and include live jazz, entry to the Galleries, and a $2 drink ticket for your first drink. November 27: Cartoon Christmas Trio December 4: E. Shawn Qaissaunee December 11: Paul Jost December 18:… More

Thursday Dec 05, 2013

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Yuletide at Winterthur

December 5, 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

Friday Dec 06, 2013

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Holiday Stroll in downtown Milford

December 6, 2013
Come downtown to enjoy live entertainment throughout the streets, visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus, horse-drawn carriage rides and much more. More

Yuletide at Winterthur

December 6, 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

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3 Palms Zoo Lights & Christmas Nights

December 06 – 28, 2013
  • Address: 924 Blackbird Forest Road, Clayton, DE 19938
  • Venue: 3 Palms Petting Zoo
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Visit Website
We would like to invite you to our 2nd annual Christmas Event! 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! More

Saturday Dec 07, 2013

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Breakfast with Santa at the Brandywine Zoo

December 7, 2013
Register soon for Breakfast with Santa at the Brandywine Zoo! Everyone knows Santa loves reindeer but many don’t know how much he loves the Brandywine Zoo animals. This event is extra special because you’ll get to dine with Santa as well as our our Brandywine Zoo Director and our Delaware Zoological Society Director for breakfast! Then, share your holiday wishes and take a photo with Santa, decorate cookies, and enjoy a few up-close animal encounters. Finish the morning by strolling… More

Christmas In Odessa

December 7, 2013
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. In addition to the house tour, we have many special events which are included in the ticket price. Our tour takes place in historic Odessa, Delaware. Odessa is half-way between Wilmington and Dover at the intersection of Delaware Routes 13 & 299. More

Christmas Tour of Lewes

December 7, 2013
The Christmas Tour of Lewes is part of Christmas Weekend in Lewes. This self-guided tour gives the Society a chance to show off its historic houses decorated for the season. In addition, several private homes are selected each year to bring even more Yuletide cheer to our quaint town on the bay. Several area churches have special lunches, Lewes Yacht Club has lunch & an indoor Craft Fair. $20 per person if purchased in advance by calling (302)645-7670 or at the Ryves Holt House Museum Gift… More

Family Caroling Workshop

December 7, 2013
Adults and kids will make jingle bells and toy drums and learn popular holiday songs. The afternoon will end with a caroling expedition throughout Hagley. Reservations are required. Special program fee charged. Use Hagley’s main entrance. More

Holidays at Hagley

December 7, 2013
Holidays at Hagley exhibits, events, and programs will feature early du Pont family holiday celebrations and traditions based on New Year’s and Twelfth Night. And we are extending free admission to children 14 and under from Dec. 7 through Jan. 6 (closed Christmas). “The New Year in the Residence,” exhibit in the du Pont family ancestral home. “du Pont Family Gift-Giving Traditions,” exhibit in the library. Holiday-Themed Family Adventure Backpacks, with activities… More

Loblolly Acre's Open House and Holiday Extravaganza

December 7, 2013
Loblolly Acres Holiday Extravaganza is fun for the entire family. Stop in during our open house, 9-5 pm to visit with Santa, take a scenic hayride tour of the farm, visit the petting zoo, complete with two mini pigs and alpacas!, kids can play in the straw maze,fun play area, get face painting, play in the corn pit and on the Big slide! Take some time to browse the gift shop gift shop and find a unique gift for the special someone. Also stay for lunch in the café with homemade soups and… More

Yuletide at Winterthur

December 7, 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 7, 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

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Yuletide Brunch with Santa

December 07 – 22, 2013
Saturdays and Sundays in December (except December 28 & 29), 9:00 am–2:00 pm Santa will appear from 9:00–11:00 am $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. More

3 Palms Zoo Lights & Christmas Nights

December 07 – 28, 2013
  • Address: 924 Blackbird Forest Road, Clayton, DE 19938
  • Venue: 3 Palms Petting Zoo
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Visit Website
We would like to invite you to our 2nd annual Christmas Event! 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! More

Sunday Dec 08, 2013

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Lesson and Carols Service

December 8, 2013
Musical program of traditional and modern Christmas music presented by Wesley College Music Department and guest musicians. Service held at historic Barratt's Chapel. More

Sankta Lucia Fest

December 8, 2013
Sankta Lucia Festival Sunday, December 8, 1 pm and 3:30 pm 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. For reservations:… More

Yuletide at Winterthur

December 8, 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 8, 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

Yuletide Brunch with Santa

December 08 – 22, 2013
Saturdays and Sundays in December (except December 28 & 29), 9:00 am–2:00 pm Santa will appear from 9:00–11:00 am $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. More

Monday Dec 09, 2013

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Yuletide at Winterthur

December 9, 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 9, 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

Yuletide Brunch with Santa

December 09 – 22, 2013
Saturdays and Sundays in December (except December 28 & 29), 9:00 am–2:00 pm Santa will appear from 9:00–11:00 am $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. More
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