Ready to make your winter bucket list and check it twice? Grab your coat, gloves, scarves, and mask, because here is a round-up of the top 15 things to do in Delaware this winter season. From socially distanced hikes to raising a glass around the fire, there’s always something to do during the colder months ahead.
Delaware Winter Festivals and Events
Delaware’s historic towns and charming nooks come alive during the winter season with holiday flare. Experience tours, dazzling light displays, stage classics, festive parades and other events that capture the joy and spirit celebrated each year. Winter festivals and events in Delaware take place from early November through the first week of January.
A Farmer’s Christmas :
A Christmas Village comes to life at the Delaware Agricultural Museum. Reserve timed tickets in advance to experience holiday tours of the 1890’s Christmas village, craft kits for kids and more.
Holiday Shows at Clear Space Theatre :
Enjoy a holiday hit on stage in Rehoboth Beach. Reserve tickets online for this exciting live performance.
- Holidays at Hagley : Explore this historic site, sample cookies outside the Gibbons House and see into a 19th century kitchen where cookies were backed in a wood stove. Beginning December 1, stop by the Millwright Shop to see the annual Gingerbread House contest.
Wilmington Western Railroad Express Rides :
Enjoy a festive ride on the historic steam and diesel-powered train that will be decorated in twinkling holiday lights. You may even see Santa on the train too!
Holidays in Odessa :
Stroll or drive through the historic area for enchanted evenings of winter lights. The 18th century hamlet will be decorated in a glow of white lights for the season.
Lewes Lights :
Take an auto tour to explore historic Lewes, Delaware with homes decorated for the season. Download the map and begin your festive trip.
Winter in Wilmington Light Show :
Along the Riverfront in Wilmington, enjoy an auto tour of thousands of lights, interactive music and more.
Winter Wonderfest :
A mile of holiday lights all from the comfort of your car. You’ll even have a chance to journey to Santa’s workshop to leave a wish list for Santa and his elves.
Yuletide at Winterthur :
Yuletide celebration will dazzle you indoors and outdoors. Enjoy a fire pit with s’mores, a 3D light show new festive décor at the Greenhouses and much more!