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 weekend!

Holiday Stroll in downtown Milford
Friday, December 2, 2011
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Come downtown to enjoy live entertainment throughout the streets, visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus, experience horse-drawn carriage rides and much more. For more information, visit or call 302-839-1180.

Rockwood Holiday Open House
December 2 - 4, 2011
Friday & Saturday (6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.); Sunday (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Join us for a tree lighting and reading of "Twas the Night Before Christmas" with costumed characters, photos with Mr. & Mrs. Claus and a Holiday Gift Shoppe. Admission is free. For more information, visit call 302-761-4340.

First Saturday in the First State (First State Heritage Park)
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Explore a variety of special programs and events developed at each historic site for the first Saturday of each month in Dover. Themed exhibits will be open throughout the various sites including the John Bell House, Biggs Museum of American Art, and the Welcome Center. For more information on times and exhibits, please visit

Giants: African Dinosaurs exhibit opening at Delaware Museum of Natural History
Saturday, December 3, 2011
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Life-sized dinosaur skeletons from the African continent are displayed in the "living diorama" organized around seven conceptual themes.  Created by Project Exploration and sponsored by DuPont. For more information, visit or call 302-658-9111.

Christmas In Odessa
Saturday, December 3, 2011
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Christmas in Odessa is a self-guided walking tour of private homes and public buildings, many dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, decorated for the holidays. In addition to the house tour, we have many special events which are included in the ticket price. Our tour takes place in historic Odessa, Delaware. Odessa is half-way between Wilmington and Dover at the intersection of Delaware Routes 13 & 299. For more information, visit or call 302-378-4900.

Christmas Tour of Lewes
Saturday, December 3, 2011
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Christmas Tour of Lewes is part of Christmas Weekend in Lewes. This self-guided tour gives the Society a chance to show off its historic houses decorated for the season. In addition, several private homes are selected each year to bring even more Yuletide cheer to our quaint town on the bay. Cost:  $15 per person (in advance) $20 per person (if purchased the day of the tour) Children 12 and under FREE (when accompanied by adult). For more information, visit call 302-645-7670.

Holiday Open House at TS Smith and Sons
Saturday, December 3, 2011
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Visitors of all ages will find something festive to enjoy when they visit TS Smith and Sons historic farm market on Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 10-4. Enjoy holiday music, visit with Santa and stock up for the holidays with local TS Smith and Sons produce. For more information, visit call 302-337-8271.

Home for the Holidays Parade in downtown Dover
Saturday, December 3, 2011
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Parade starts at Noon
Enjoy musical entertainment, a holiday parade and shop downtown. For more information visit, or call 302-678-2940.

Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra: "Holiday Joy!" at Mariner's Bethel Church, Ocean View
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Begins at 7:30 p.m.
The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra performs for thousands of music lovers every year in Maryland and Delaware. Comprised of the very best professional musicians, the MSO, under the passionate direction of charismatic Maestro Julien Benichou, has given stunning performances of the great classics as well as several world premieres. "Holiday Joy" includes selections from Handel's Messiah and Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite. For more information, visit or call 1-888-846-8600.

Christmas Weekends at Hagley Museum
Recurring until January 1, 2012
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. 1st as Hagley's gift to the public, admission is free for children 14 and younger. 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,

Holiday Tours at Nemours Mansion & Gardens
Recurring daily until 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.

Free admission on Sundays to the Delaware Art Museum
Recurring weekly
Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy the beautiful exhibit at the Delaware Art Museum with free admission on Sundays, thanks to the support from AstraZenena. For more information visit, or call 302-571-9590.

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