Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend! Plus, take advantage of Delaware’s tax-free shopping during the holiday season. For shopping locations, go to

Holiday Light Show at the Grand Opera House
Friday, December 14, 2012
Begins at 6:30 p.m.
Experience a special holiday light show set to music on the facade of the Grand Opera House in Wilmginton.

Christmas at Hagley
Recurring daily until January 6th
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Glimpse nineteenth and early twentieth-century holiday entertaining in Eleutherian Mills, the du Pont family ancestral home. The first bus leaves for the exhibit at 10 a.m. and the last bus at 3:30 p.m.

“A Christmas Carol” performed by Clearspace Theatre Company

Last performance is on December 15, 2012

Various times

The world’s most well known holiday story gets a completely new sound – along with a different title – this year at Clear Space! This musical incarnation of the Charles Dickens classic debuted off-Broadway in 1992 and has subsequently played in theatres across the country. Bring the whole family to the theatre this holiday season for a new musical tradition!

Decorating Delmarva
(Delaware International Speedway and U.S. 13 Dragway in Delmar, Delaware)

Recurring every Thursday – Sunday until December 23rd

6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Take a 2 mile drive through an animated tour of the North Pole, including holiday lights and community built displays. The tour will conclude in an area recognized as Santa’s Village. In Santa’s Village there will be nightly festival events in an activity area for children of all ages. The events will include Mr. & Mrs. Claus, holiday music, fire pits and nightly entertainment.

Yuletide at Winterthur: A Feast for the Eyes

Recurring daily until January 6th

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Experience traditions of the past and dazzling entertaining displays in this special wintertime tour. Whether you are taking in the breathtakingly decorated trees, the colorful and exquisite room and food displays, or the winter wonderland of the garden, Yuletide at Winterthur is sure to be a feast for your eyes.

Brewery tours at Fordham and Old Dominion Brewing Company
Saturday, December 15, 2012
12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Take a tour and sample some Delaware Craft Beer! The best deal in town, for $5 you get the tour, five samples, and a pint glass to take home.

Tour Belmont Hall in Smyrna
Sunday, December 16, 2012
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
View beautiful holiday decorations at the historic Belmont Hall in Smyrna. For more information, call 302-264-9048.

Bonus trip ideas:
Delaware History Trail
Delaware Wine and Ale Trail
Delaware Geocaching Trail

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