Weekend Things to Do in Delaware, December 24 to 26
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.
Elf the Musical
The Wilmington Drama League is taking the hilarious adventures of Buddy the Elf to the stage! Pass through the seven levels of the candy cane forest, through the sea of swirly-twirly gum drops, and make your way to a festive weekend in Wilmington!
Holiday Lights Express by Wilmington Western Railroad
Ho ho ho! All aboard a merry exploration with Wilmington Western Railroad. This fun for the whole family train ride will include a chocolate treat, and a photo with Santa! Be sure to bring your own camera, and your jolly spirit!
Zoo Lights & Christmas Nights
Roast marshmallows, sip hot chocolate, hark the holiday sounds, and share your Christmas wishes with the animals at Three Palms Petting Zoo!
Christmas Eve Day at Liquid Alchemy
Grab some last minute gifts, catch up with an old friend over a mead or cider, either way, we'll be open Christmas Eve from 12-4pm.
Journey through the quaint town of Lewes and be wowed by the lights homeowners have revealed for the season.
Stroll along Riverfront Wilmington to find trees covered in holiday cheer. The Riverfront will be the perfect spot for a brisk winter walk to find your favorite lights.
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
WilmingtonTake a step back in time on a regal journey through Nemours Estate. Decked in its finest 19th century décor.
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!
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.