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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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Sunday May 05, 2013

Featured Events

9 to 5: The Musical

May 5, 2013
The hit 1980 film gets the musical treatment by one of its Grammy Award-winning original stars in this show with big heart and even bigger show-stopping songs! Jaded matriarch Violet, buxom backwoods secretary Doralee, and mistreated newcomer Judy are all under the employ of the overbearing womanizer Franklin Hart, Jr. These three unlikely cohorts team up and hatch a plan to get even with their egotistical, tyrannical boss. All of the madcap hilarity of the movie is intact, intertwined with… More

Great Gatsby Tea Service

May 5, 2013
Experience a classic afternoon tea – Great Gatsby style, featuring a tea menu inspired by the Plaza Hotel in New York City, along with a jazz duo playing your favorite “Roaring Twenties” tunes.  Period dress encouraged.  $40 per person, not including gratuity.   More

Glow: Living Lights

May 05 – 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! More

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35th Annual Point-to-Point

May 5, 2013
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the 35th annual Point-to-Point. Enjoy steeplechase action, family fun, and tailgating, Visit the Dogfish Head Anniversary Hospitality Tent. Advance sales only. To purchase wristbands, call 800.448.3883 or visit winterthur.org/ptp starting March 1. $30 General Admission Wristband (March 1–April 27) More

Annual Dover Days Festival

May 5, 2013
  • Location: 411 Legislative Avenue
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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Three days of family fun including parade, pet parade, maypole dancing, Amish quilt auction, car show, antique tractor show, 150+ crafts vendors, Kids Zone, carnival rides, encampments, Energy Village, history events, Houses of Kent, historic house tour of 40 historic homes. http://www.doverdaysfestival.com/ More

Archaeology Festival at Iron Hill Museum

May 5, 2013
The Iron Hill Museum, located at 1355 Old Baltimore Pike in Newark, Delaware, will host its annual Iron Hill Museum Archaeology Festival on Sunday, May 5, 2013, Noon–4:30 p.m. Admission is $4 per person with children under age four admitted free. For additional information, contact the museum at 302-368-5703. The 2013 festival, will feature demonstrations by Bruce “Little Drummer” Morris and Bob “Little Eagle” Smith will present contemporary Native American heritage… More

Winterthur Point to Point

May 5, 2013
Join us at the annual Winterthur Point-to-Point as the culinary arts come hoof to hoof with elite horse racing.  More

Centennial Tea Service at Hotel DuPont

May 05 – December 31, 2013
  • Location: Green Room, Hotel du Pont
  • Address: 11th and Market St., Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Green Room, Hotel du Pont
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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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,… More

Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience

May 5, 2013 – January 6, 2014
The latest major exhibition at Winterthur delves into how maps in the 18th and 19th centuries they were key to the American experience and became the social glue that bound a young nation into a community. The exhibition features traditional maps on paper rare and interesting map–related objects from Winterthur’s collection, illustrating American's changing interactions with maps. More

Fashion Meets Science: Introducing Nylon

May 5, 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. More

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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… More

Nunsensations: The Nunsense Vegas Review

May 5, 2013
  • Location: Riverfront Theatre
  • Address: 2 S. Walnut Street, Milford, DE 19963
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Friday/Saturday 8pm, Sunday 3pm
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Presented by Second Street Players -- Nunsensations: The Nunsense Vegas Review is the sixth and prehaps the most hilarious version of Dan Goggin's increadibly popular Nunsense series. This show is the most feather-filled, sequin-studded, fan dancing Nunsense show ever! More



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