Weekend Things to Do in Delaware, December 10-12
The historic streets are decked, the lights are bright, and all things merry are here in Delaware. Cozy up with a cup of cocoa, or in a warm theatre enjoying a festive show. Whichever you choose these weekend things to do are sure to make your spirits bright.
A Christmas Carol by Candlelight
Sing along to a festive double bill at the Candlelight theatre. Featuring the beloved show A Christmas Carol, and a presentation of fan favorite Christmas songs.
Scrooge The Musical
Grab your popcorn, and get ready to experience the spirit of the season! At Clear Space Theatre you can enjoy the Christmas classic Scrooge!
First State Ballet Theatre Presents The Nutcracker
Join Delaware’s only professional ballet company for Wilmingtons favorite holiday tradition! Experience the magical journey through the land of sweets for a showing of the Nutcracker.
Grab the cocoa to-go, bring your best winter blanket and cozy up in the car for a drive through the wonderland that is Winter Wonderfest! With lights around every corner this drive is sure to wow you.
Hagley’s Gingerbread House Contest
Join Hagley's fourth-annual Gingerbread House Contest with a "Home for the Holidays" theme, and your creation might win a prize!
Holiday Tours at Nemours Estate
Take a step back in time on a regal journey through Nemours Estate. Decked in its finest 19th century décor.
A Farmers Christmas
Recapture the holiday season of yesteryear with a stroll through the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village. Enjoy songs of strolling carolers, fresh baked cookies, holiday crafts and visits with Santa.
Journey through the quaint town of Lewes and be wowed by the lights homeowners have revealed for the season.
Schellville Enchanted Christmas Celebration
A fun for the whole family village has made its way to Rehoboth Beach. Schellville includes a roller-skating rink, beer garden, greetings from santa, campfires and snow many more festivities!
Downtown Dover Christmas Parade
Dashing through Dover is back for another year of bright lights and festive fun! Explore the historic streets, hear the christmas music play throughout, and see over 60+ vehicles decked in their best holiday designs.
Bonus weekend adventure ideas:
Explore your craft beer taste buds along DE on Tap! Download the DE on Tap app and check in at each brewery you visit for a chance to win a prize!
Capture the perfect Insta-worthy moment along the Delaware Discoveries Trail! With eleven pieces of interactive street artwork, this self-led activity offers outdoor recreation and memories that will last. Tag your photos with #DelawareDiscoveries for the chance to win a limited-edition prize!
All things merry and bright are here in Delaware! Browse locally made gifts for the holidays, make plans to attend one of Delaware’s Winter Events, or round up the family for Winter Break Fun.
Please review location information before visiting and remember to explore safely by following recommended safety precautions including, wearing a face covering and social distancing if not vaccinated or if it is required by certain locations and staying home if you're feeling sick.