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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 19, 2013

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9 to 5: The Musical

May 19, 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

Glow: Living Lights

May 19 – 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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"Fun in the Sun!" concert by Capital Ringers

May 19, 2013
  • Location: Wesley College Chapel
  • Address: Division & Bradford Streets, Dover, DE 19904
  • Times: 6:30 p.m. silent auction - 7:00 p.m. concert
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Kick back and let the sounds of summer put you in the mood for some Fun in the Sun, as brought to you by the Capital Ringers, downstate Delaware's only community handbell ensemble. You'll be ready to hit the beach with some "good vibrations" after hearing this 14-member ensemble, under the direction of Linda Simms. The music begins at 7, but come early for their silent auction. More

Egyptian Festival By Saint Mary Coptic Orthodox Church

May 19, 2013
  • Location: Saint Mary Coptic Orthodox Church
  • Address: 1644 Otts Chapel Rd., Newark, DE 19702
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
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Enjoy a bit of Ancient Egypt with homemade traditional delicacies at the annual Spring Egyptian Festival. Enjoy our hospitality while sampling popular homemade Middle Eastern foods such as the Grilled Lamb, Falafel, Gyros, Baklava and more. View Egyptian Art and our traditionally architected Church. Visit us at stmaryde.com. More

Mélomanie + Minas

May 19, 2013
Wilmington ensemble Mélomanie pairs Baroque music performed on period instruments with contemporary compositions, highlighting connections across centuries. They frequently commission new works and have built relationships with many living composers, including Brazilian composer Sergio Roberto de Oliveira. Mélomanie is Tracy Richardson, harpsichord; Kimberly Reighley, flute; Douglas McNames, cello; Donna Fournier, viola da gamba; and Christof Richter, violin. Minas, formed by… More

Orly Diamonds Dash

May 19, 2013
Orly Diamonds and Bellevue State Park have teamed up in support of Child Inc. to present the greatest bridal treasure hunt to hit Delaware! For this event you and your other half will race against other couples to find and complete challenges and earn points. The top 2 point-earning couples will compete in a final challenge to win a $5,000 Diamond Engagement Ring from Orly Diamonds and propose in front of Bellevue Hall!Bridal Expo open to the public from 2-4pm More

The Manhattan Transfer

May 19, 2013
Celebrating 40 years of creating four-part harmonies without limits, The Manhattan Transfer is widely renowned for broadening the musical landscape with their innovative, genre defying sound with such Grammy winning hits as “Boy from New York City,” “Route 66,” and “Birdland.” More

Wilmington Blue Rocks vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans

May 19, 2013
Green T-Shirt Give-Away, courtesy of Delaware Children's Department Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services. Sunday Family Fun Day. Health and Fitness Expo. Going Green for Children's Mental Health Awareness Day More

Wilmington Grand Prix

May 19, 2013
  • Location: Grand Opera House
  • Address: 818 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Grand Opera House
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Various times
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A USA Cycling National Racing Calendar event in Wilmington, Delaware. Race weekend includes a Gran Fondo that is a 62 miles long ride through the rolling hills of the Brandywine Valley, the Monkey Hill Time Trail made famous during the Tour DuPont and a downtown figure-eight criterium over a one-mile course.  More

Centennial Tea Service at Hotel DuPont

May 19 – 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 19, 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 19, 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

On-Going Events

30th Spring Sidewalk Sale in Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach

May 19, 2013
  • Location: Downtown Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 9am-9pm
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Shop for deals and fabulous finds in charming boutique stores in downtown Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach!  More



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