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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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Friday Aug 22, 2014

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Costumes of Downton Abbey®

August 22, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Costumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Approximately 35 historically accurate costumes from the television show will be displayed with photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur. Visitors will have a chance to step into and experience the world of Downton Abbey® and the contrasting world of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont and his contemporaries in the first… More

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"D.B. Rielly" at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand

August 22, 2014
D.B. Rielly is an award-winning singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who, along with his band, performs a wide-ranging collection of Americana music, including Roots, Zydeco, Blues, and Alt-Country. More

"Simply Three" at The Freeman Stage

August 22, 2014
Blending innovative arrangements of classical music with today's popular songs from Coldplay, Adele, and One Republic, Simply Three offers a fresh approach and an entertaining program for all ages. By incorporating their classical virtuosity and captivating style, they have created a renewed excitement for instrumental music. This young trio offers a classical take on modern music that will excite audiences of all ages! More

Christ Episcopal Churchyard Lantern Tour

August 22, 2014
  • Location: Christ Episcopal Church
  • Address: Water and S. State Street, Dover, DE 19901
  • Times: 8:30 P.M.
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Visit by candlelight, the historic churchyard of Christ Episcopal Church. Encounter characters from the past to hear not only tales of the tombstones, but also tales of joy and sorrow from those who are laid to rest within the walls of the churchyard. From Caesar Rodney’s unrequited love to Civil War opponents buried within yards of one another, be prepared for a surprise or two on this unique tour. Both children and adults enjoy the First State Heritage Park's candlelit walking tours… More

Always...Patsy Cline

August 22 – 24, 2014
  • Location: Candlelight Theatre
  • Address: 2208 Millers Road, Wilmington, DE 19810
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Various
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More than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963, the show is based on a true story about Cline's friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her untimely death. 27 songs in all including "Crazy", "I Fall to Pieces", "Sweet Dreams", "She's Got You" and "Walking After… More

Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel – Tall Ship of Delaware

August 22 – 24, 2014
  • Location: Lewes Ferry Terminal - Public Pier
  • Address: 43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Times: 5:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. (Friday), 5:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. (Sunday)
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The Kalmar Nyckel offers a wide array of sailing opportunities - from April through October. Guests are invited to haul lines, set sails, and enjoy tales of the original Kalmar Nyckel. While tickets may also be purchased at the dock prior to a scheduled sail, it is best to make reservations. More

Kayaking "Station Cove"

August 22, 2014 – August 14, 2015
Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay and catch a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along the way, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem. Participants will receive basic kayaking instruction and all equipment. Pre-registration required. Age: 13 and up Cost: $35 per person More

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Mt. Cuba Meteor on the Wilmington and Western Railroad

August 22 – 29, 2014
Take a leisurely 1½-hour round-trip train ride up the Red Clay Valley to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, where you'll enjoy a ½-hour layover to have a picnic or simply admire the natural surroundings. More

An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware

August 22 – 31, 2014
Planned and created by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs in partnership with the Underground Railroad Coalition of Delaware, the exhibit explores the First State's role in the pre-Civil War network of secret routes and safe houses used by black slaves in the United States to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists and allies who were sympathetic to their cause. Focusing on two Delawareans who played important roles in this illegal and clandestine… More

Eating Rehoboth - Culinary Tour

August 22 – October 26, 2014
  • Location: Eating Rehoboth
  • Venue: Eating Rehoboth
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday
  • Times: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Eating Rehoboth is a 3-hour culinary adventure through downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware! You will enjoy exclusive food tastings at five of Rehoboth's best restaurants, paired with delicious wines, local beers or signature cocktails.   Tours also include specialty food shops and beachy outdoor venues. The tours occur two days a week (Friday and Sunday) from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and begins at either Hotel Rehoboth or the The Bellmoor Inn. More

 

 

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