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. 



Winter wonderfest
Gingerbread House at Hagley Museum
Wilmington Western Railroad
lewes lights
  • A Farmer’s Christmas : Dover
    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 : Rehoboth Beach
    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 : Wilmington
    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 : 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 : Lewes
    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 : Wilmington
    Along the Riverfront in Wilmington, enjoy an auto tour of thousands of lights, interactive music and more.
  • Winter Wonderfest : Milton
    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 : Wilmington
    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!
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