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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Thursday Apr 18, 2013
April 18 – May 27, 2013
From fireflies and glowworms to alien-looking creatures in the sea, many unusual animals are lighting up the dark. Come see why in this enlightening special exhibit!
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April 18, 2013
Join Hagley’s networking group, the Golden Pheasants, for a 1938-themed evening in our latest exhibition, “Fashion Meets Science: Introducing Nylon.” Meet other professionals and enjoy light refreshments, cannon firings, and exhibition tours with Curator Debra Hughes. Cost is $15, must be 21 years or older to attend. Reservations requested by April 11. Call the membership office weekdays at (302) 658-2400, ext. 235.
April 18 – December 31, 2013
- Location: Green Room, Hotel du Pont
Address: 11th and Market St.,
Wilmington, DE 19801
Green Room, Hotel du Pont
Recurrence: Recurring daily
Times: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Centennial Tea features our new centennial tea blend, created especially for the Hotel du Pont’s centennial celebration. This tea is infused with a burst of pineapple, the international symbol of hospitality, to commemorate our commitment for 100 years. Also featured at our Centennial Tea are various blends from the Delaware Art Museum and several DuPont Estates in the Brandywine Valley. Choose from Longwood, Winterthur, Hagley, and Nemours teas. Throughout the year,…
April 18, 2013 – March 31, 2014
Seventy-five years ago on October 27, 1938, a brand new material named nylon was announced to the public. Created in DuPont’s labs, nylon replaced silk in the ladies hosiery industry. Nylon was so popular that its early sales created near riots because demand was so high. Hagley’s exhibition will discuss the early development of nylon and its impact on the fashion industry. Exhibition included with admission. The exhibition will be open through March 31, 2014.
April 18 – May 5, 2013
Music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Oscar Hammerstein & Joshua Logan, directed by Bud Martin. An island paradise is the setting for two enchanting love stories, both threatened by the perils of World War II and racial prejudice. Spunky and charming Nellie Forbush falls in love with French planter Emile de Becque, as the bewitchingly beautiful Tonkinese girl, Liat, steals the heart of strapping Joe Cable. This deeply-felt drama remains as relevant today as…