Here is a round-up of some of the great events and things to do in Delaware this weekend. While you’re enjoying Delaware, please share travel photos by following VisitDelaware on Instagram and Pinterest and tag your post #Delagram.

Delaware welcomes December with many festive events throughout the state. View the below events for weekend inspiration and remember to view listings for “The Nutcracker” as show times begin this weekend.

Winter WonderFEST 2017
Friday, December 1– Sunday, December 3, 2017
5:00 – 9:00 PM
Cape Henlopen State Park and Cape May Lewes Ferry
Enjoy a Winter Wonderland right here in Delaware. Two miles of lights, a Christmas village, ice skating, carnival rides, and so much more.

Eye on the Iconic Royal Splendor: The Coronation Gown from The Crown
Wednesday, November 1- Sunday, January 7, 2018
Daily
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Winterthur’s new exhibition series; Eye on the Iconic Royal Splendor is a must-see exhibit. Learn about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II- view the dress and experience the rich connections an object like this forms between the Queen of England, her people, and the world through the celebration and memory of important historical moments.

Yuletide at Winterthur
Saturday, November 18th – Sunday, January 7, 2018
Daily, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Discover one of the Brandywine Valley's most spectacular holiday showcases! Tour Henry Francis DuPont's dazzling former home decorated in holiday style. Enjoy visions of holidays past and discover exquisitely decorated Christmas trees, such as the majestic dried-flower tree! The theme this year is Treasures of Christmases Past.

Beauty and the Beast
Monday, November 20th – Sunday, December 31, 2017
Various Showtimes
The Candlelight Theatre
Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast.

Holidays at Hagley
Friday, November 24- Monday, January 1, 2018
Daily
Hagley Museum and Library
$5-14
Come see the DuPont family home featuring holiday decorations and interpretations on the French traditions of exchanging gifts and the celebration of the Twelfth Night.

Holidays in Odessa
Tuesday, November 21st – Sunday, December 31, 2017
Tuesday-Sunday
Historic Houses of Odessa
Step back in time at the Historic Odessa's annual holiday celebration - a seasonal tradition of interpreting scenes from classic literature.

"Miracle on 34th Street" at Clear Space Theater
Friday, November 24 – Sunday, December 10, 2017
Daily
Clear Space Theatre Company          
Enjoy a holiday classic this holiday season. Clear Space Theatre Company presents Miracle on 34th Street.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)
Friday, December 1 – Saturday, December 23, 2017
Wednesday-Sunday
Delaware Theatre Company  
Join madcap men in tights as they weave their wicked way through all 37 of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.

Santa Claus Express on the Wilmington and Western Railroad
Saturday, December 2– Sunday, December 24, 2017
12:30 & 2:30 PM
Wilmington & Western Railroad
Free - $19
Why stand in line at the mall and wait to see Santa, when you can ride our train and have Santa come to you? The Jolly Old Elf himself rides the train and greets everyone on board, and gives all children a chocolate treat.

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Harvest Ridge Winery
Friday, December 1, 2017
7:00 PM
Harvest Ridge Winery            
Enjoy a sparkling toast to kick off the Christmas season as you watch the annual tree lighting at Harvest Ridge.

Ugly Sweater Party at Iron Hill Brewery
Friday, December 1, 2017
5:00 - 8:00 PM
Iron Hill Brewery, Newark     
Kick off the holiday season by digging out those ugly sweaters and joining us as Santa's Little Helper hits the taps to fill you with cheer!

Zoo Lights and Christmas Nights!
Friday, December 1 – Saturday, December 30, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 PM
3 Palms Zoo & Education Center
$5 per person                         
Come see the animals and Santa at the Zoo, all decked out in Christmas lights and decorations.

Christmas Market at Poplar Hall
Saturday, December 2, 2017
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Historic Poplar Hall                
Free
Poplar Hall's beautiful and historic property will be transformed into a old world Christmas Market setting envisioned in books and movies. Purchase ‘one of a kind’ handcrafted gifts for your loved ones while speaking directly to the artisan that made the perfect gift. Enjoy fare prepared by one of Wilmington's best local chefs, and sip beer, cider and wine from local wineries and breweries while walking the grounds and barns of a real English home built in the 1780's.

Volunteer Brewing Co. Opening
Saturday, December 2, 2017
1:00 -5:00 PM
Volunteer Brewing Co.
Delaware’s newest brewery is only open a couple of times a month and this Saturday, is one of those days. Stop in after the Middletown Christmas Parade, which starts at 10am.

Cider Fest at Fifer Orchards
Saturday, December 2, 2017
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fifer Orchards                        
Free
Spend a December Saturday at Fifer Orchards, pick a Christmas tree and take a hayride before enjoying hot apple cider and s’mores by the fire.

A Farmer's Christmas
Saturday, December 2, 2017
1:00 – 5:00 PM
Delaware Agriculture Museum         
$3-7
Young and old can enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays at the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village. Sip on mulled cider while listening to music, observing artisans, and visiting with Santa. Make sure to take a step back in time and stroll through the authentic 1890’s village.

Biggs Museum 2nd Annual Holiday Celebration
Saturday, December 2, 2017
9:00 AM
Biggs Museum of American Art        
Free
Calling all children, come to the Biggs museum to make your own gift bags and cards and shop the “Kids Only Holiday Shop” during the annual Biggs Holiday Celebration. Enjoy music and performances throughout the day as well.

44th Annual Christmas Tour of Lewes
Saturday, December 2, 2017
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Lewes Historical Society         
$25 Advance, $30 Day of Tour
One of Lewes’s most beloved holiday traditions – the 44th Annual Christmas Tour of Lewes, benefiting The Lewes Historical Society.

Lewes Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 2, 2017
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Lewes                                      
Free
Join residents of Lewes as they kick off the holiday season with their annual Lewes Christmas Parade.

Weekend Wonderland in Bethany Beach
Saturday, December 2– Saturday, December 16, 2017
Saturdays
Bethany Beach Bandstand
Celebrate the holidays in seaside style at Weekend Wonderland in Bethany. For the first three Saturdays in December, shoppers and visitors can take advantage of great shopping and fun holiday festivities, complete with caroling around the Christmas tree on the Bandstand!

Holiday Garden of Lights and Winery Tour
Sunday, December 3, 2017
3:30 – 6:30 PM
Delmarva Discovery Tours
$49 per person
Join Us for a Very Special Holiday Garden of Lights and Winery Tour. Tickets include a wine tasting at a local winery, snacks, beverages, complimentary wine glass, garden tour, photography and transportation.

 

Bonus trip ideas:
Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.
Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.
Explore the outdoors 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.
Discover the top things to do in Delaware.