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Costumes of Downton Abbey exhibit at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
Recurring daily till January 4, 2015
9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Last month you have a chance to get a behind-the scenes look at the fashions of the hit show “Downton Abbey”. Forty historically inspired costumes are on display now. For tickets to this exquisite exhibit, call 800-448-3883.

Holidays at Hagley
Recurring daily till January 6, 2015
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Go back in time and enjoy the holidays, as the du Pont’s would have in the 1800’s. The exhibit is full of holiday decorations and du Pont family traditions. For tickets, call 302-658-2400.

Nemours Mansion & Gardens Holiday Tours
Recurring weekly on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays till December 31, 2014
9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
Experience the magic of Christmas at Nemours Mansion and Gardens. The world-renowned home is a great holiday outing for the entire family. More than 100 rooms are decorated with Christmas trees, garlands and hand-painted ornaments. The mansion holiday tours are sure to take your breath away. For details, call 302-651-6912.

Treasures and Tales of Italy's Guardia di Finanza Art Recovery Team
Recurring daily till December 31, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Mondays – Fridays; 12:00 p.m. – 4:00p.m. on Saturdays
Priceless antiquities stolen by ruthless grave robbers are now on display in Delaware. More than 100 pieces of recovered Italian art and artifacts, dating back from 2,700 years ago, are on exhibit at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington. For more information, contact 1-800-37-GRAND.

Yuletide at Winterthur
Recurring daily till January 4, 2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ever wonder what it’s like to celebrate the holidays as one of America’s wealthiest families?
This is your chance to experience the grandeur of the du Pont’s. Get a magical tour of Winterthur, where they gathered every year to celebrate Christmas. Admission prices vary. Call 800-448-3883 for more information.

Cider Fest at Fifer Orchards Farm
Recurring weekly on Saturdays till December 13, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Create special winter memories at Cider Fest. There’ll be lots of hot apple cider, holiday hayrides and s’mores by the fire. And they’re all free! It’s also a great opportunity to get your fresh cut Christmas Tree and Wreaths. Contact Fifer Orchards Farm at 302-697-2141.

Holiday Stroll in Downtown Milford
Friday, December 5, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Come downtown to enjoy live entertainment throughout the streets, horse-drawn carriage rides and much more. To top it all off, Santa & Mrs. Claus is inviting everyone to their Milford vacation home! Kids, this is your opportunity to get a picture with Santa and tell him what you want for Christmas. Each child gets a special gift too. For more information, call 302-839-1180.

Winterfest In Newark
Friday, December 5, 2014
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Holiday entertainment, roasting chestnuts, caroling, tree lighting and much more will fill this wonderful evening of fun for the whole family!  Dress warmly! Rain date is December 6th. Call 302-366-7060.

Delaware 87ers vs. Canton Charge at the Bob Carpenter Center
Friday, December 5, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Enjoy the fast-paced excitement and buzz of our local pro-basketball team Delaware 87ers, which features the top minor league prospects of the Philadelphia 76ers. Today they battle rivals from Ohio, the Canton Charge. Tip off is at Newark's Bob Carpenter Center. Parking is free. Call 302-504-7587 for tickets.

First Saturday of December at First State Heritage Park
Saturday, December 6, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
If you love history, you’ll enjoy this! Every first Saturday of each month, take advantage of the free programs and guided tours of Legislative Hall, the Old State House, John Bell House, Kent County Courthouse and the Governor’s Mansion. Relive the days of the prohibition and the Underground Railroad. If you want to learn more about Delaware’s rich history, call 302-739-9194 for more details about the programs.

Christmas in Odessa
Saturday, December 6, 2014
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, they have many special events, which are included in the ticket price.

Christmas Tour of Lewes
Saturday. December 6, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Christmas Tour of Lewes is part of Christmas Weekend in Lewes. This self-guided tour shows off the town’s historic houses decorated for the season. Several area organizations have special lunches and activities. Tickets are $20-$25. Children under 12 are free. For more information, call 302-645-7670.

Santa Claus Express on the Wilmington and Western Railroad
Recurring weekly on Saturdays and Sundays till December 21, 2014
12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
All aboard on the Santa Claus Express! The Jolly Old Elf himself plans on riding the train with you. Get a chance to meet him in person. Sweet treats will be handed out to children of all ages! Ticket prices vary from $16-$18. Children (under 2) are free. For more information, call 302-998-1930.

A Farmer’s Christmas at the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village
Saturday, December 6, 2014
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Come see a real wood worker and a blacksmith hard at work. Watch as someone makes a rag rug before your eyes on the largest loom you've ever seen! Listen to carolers in our St. Thomas Church and watch a live woodstove cooking demonstration in a real summer kitchen.

Holiday Hayrides at Trap Pond State Park
Saturday, December 6, 2014
3:00 p.m.-4:30pm
Celebrate the holidays in the great outdoors! Learn about mistletoe, holly, ground pine, partridge-berry and other plants that are a sight to behold in the winter. Tickets are $7 per adult, $4 per child under 12. For more details, call 302-875-5153.

Jingle Bell Hayride at Brandywine Creek State Park
Saturday, December 6, 2014
3:00 p.m.
Enjoy a festive, old-fashioned hayride around the park followed by s'mores and hot cocoa at the campfire. Admission is $8. Call 302-577-3534 for more information.

Seaford Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 6, 2014
7:00 p.m.
It’s recognized as the largest Christmas Parade in Delmarva! The parade route begins at Nylon Blvd and Pennsylvania Avenue. After winding around High and Market Streets, it ends at Seaford Middle School. Bring a chair or a blanket (or both!) for a cheery, enchanting evening. Call (302) 629-9173 for details.

Sankta Lucia Celebration at Old Swedes (Holy Trinity) Church
Sunday, December 7, 2014
1:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Enjoy a traditional celebration of the Feast Day of Sankta Lucia, a holiday that is still marked by light and music in Sweden today. The Delaware Swedish Colonial Society sponsors the annual December celebration of Sankta Lucia at Old Swedes Church. Following the ceremony, there will be Swedish refreshments and tours of the Hendrickson House Museum, decorated for a Swedish Christmas. Admission is free. Call 302-652-5629 for additional information.

Marshall Steam Museum Old-Fashioned Holiday
Recurring weekly on Sundays till December 14, 2014
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Get into the Yuletide spirit at Marshall Steam Museum. The "Old-Fashioned Holiday" event will feature holiday readings, a special photo exhibit called "Snow Travelers", Victorian and train-inspired holiday crafts and activities and much more! Call 302-239-2385 for more event information.

Bonus trip ideas:

Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.

Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.

Embark on treasure hunt on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.

Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.

Sip your way along the Delaware Beer Wine and Spirits Trail.