Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend! Plus, don't forget to focus your lens on the First State and submit your images for the Delaware Tourism Office Seasonal Photo Contest. For more information, please visit We hope you have a great holiday weekend!

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Christmas Weekends at Hagley Museum
November 25 – 30, 2011
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Each weekend from the day after Thanksgiving through New Year's Day, Hagley will feature seasonal and holiday activities. On weekends in December and on Jan. 1. as Hagley's gift to the public, admission is free for children 14 and younger. On Nov. 25-30, it's 19th century games -- Jacob's ladder, rebuses, ball and cup toys -- and homemaking tasks -- popping corn, baking cookies and washing socks. Hagley is closed Christmas day. For more information, visit

Rehoboth Beach Tree Lighting & Hometown Sing-a-Long
Friday, November 25, 2011
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m
Rehoboth Beach Bandstand
Gather at the bandstand for the annual holiday tree lighting and hometown sing-a-long. It’s a Rehoboth Beach tradition! The sing-a-long from 6-7:00pm will feature Singer/Songwriter Doug James and his good friend Mrs. Claus! For more information, visit

Scrooge! Performed by Clear Space Theatre Company
November 25 – December 11, 2011
Thursday-Saturday 7:00 p.m.; Sunday 3:00 p.m.
The Clear Space family tradition is back for another spirited holiday season full of ghosts, greed and great singing and dancing! Our very own original musical version of the classic Charles Dickens tale has been re-vamped for its annual production, featuring a brand-new cast. For more information visit,

2011 Chocolate Festival at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino
Saturday, November 26, 2011
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Indulge in the sugary delights of the Dover Downs Chocolate Festival featuring cooking demonstrations, photos with Santa, live entertainment and Special Guest - Chef Roland Mesnier, Former White House Executive Pastry Chef. For more information, visit

Cider Fest at Fifer Orchards
Saturday, November 26, 2011
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy free holiday hayrides, fresh made wreaths, fresh cut locally grown Christmas trees and a bonfire with a free smores kit. For more information, visit or call 302-697-2141. 

48th Annual Wilmington Jaycees Christmas Parade
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Begins at 3:00 p.m.
This year's Parade will feature: local celebrities and dignitaries, marching and string bands, community organizations, floats and attractions, your favorite cartoon characters and the Star of the Show - Santa Claus! For more information, visit

Loblolly Acres Christmas Extravaganza!
Recurring until December 25, 2011
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Come on out to Loblolly Acres and take a scenic hayride tour of the farm to the stunning Christmas tree fields and pick out your perfect tree. Tag your tree and get 10% off your live tree or watch as our own lumber jacks cut down your tree (don't worry, we always replant in the spring!) so you can take it home for the Holidays. For more information,

Holiday Tours at Nemours Mansion & Gardens
Recurring daily from November 12, 2011 - December 31, 2011

Enjoy the splendor of the season while we deck the halls, trim the trees and share our holiday spirit at the du Pont's late 18th-century estate Reservations are highly recommended for individuals and required for groups. For more information, please visit or call 302-651-6912.

Yuletide at Winterthur

November 19, 2011 - January 8, 2012
Join us for a magical tour that will transport you to Christmases of old. Experience Winterthur's most beloved holiday displays from past Yuletides, and discover holiday traditions of Americans from the colonial period through World War II, including the introduction of the first Christmas trees decorated with goodies for children by Pennsylvania Germans in the 1800s. For more information, please visit or call 800-448-3883.

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