Winter in Wilmington Light Show

Discover the winter season under the glistening city lights in Wilmington. This city is home to streets lined with heart-warming flavors, fireside memories, festive holiday cheer and now the Winter in Wilmington Light Show. The Grand is bringing the magic of the performing arts to you this winter, from the comfort of your car.  Experience the brightness, and cheer for the season as you drive through thousands of festively fun lights. From giant snowmen, to beautiful blinking archways this drive thru light show is a destination sure to make your spirits bright.

The lights will shine bright from December 3 to January 3, advanced online reservations/admission is required, you can purchase tickets here.

Nestled in the heart of Downtown Wilmington there are snow many other places to visit during your trip. Here are a few ideas for a socially distant and much needed night out or even a wintry weekend getaway for the whole family!  


Searching for more holiday cheer?Yuletide at Winterthur

Explore the historic views and flowers of the season at Yuletide at Winterthur or get your jingle on at the north-pole inspired christmas bar Blitzen. At Hagley Museum and Library you can have the whole family dashing through history, be sure to visit their Gingerbread House display. View more winter festivals and events here. After all the festive cheer, here are some things to do in and around Wilmington


Winter is a time for comfort. Comfort food that is. Fill up on flavors that bring joy when you order take out from unique restaurants. From eating wood-fired pizza on the riverfront from Docklands Riverfront, to savory italian cuisine at Bardea Food and Drink. Tip for the Light Show: Grab your take-out order before arriving so you can munch on festive flavors as you drive thru!Wilmington brew works

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The fun can continue even after you drive past the last exciting gleam.  Plan to fill up a growler or order-to-go cans from one of Wilmington’s five craft beverage locations that energize the city with their unique flare. Wilmington Brew Works is decking the halls with a wide range of brew styles, while Iron Hill Brewery is bringing all the joy with flights full of flavor, and a savory menu. If you're looking for something sweeter head to Liquid Alchemy Beverages for a bottle of mead to enjoy later.

Outdoor adventures

Embrace the crisp air and the beauty of nature that tends to be missed during the winter months. These outdoor adventures are a perfect oasis for social distancing and discovering just how beautiful winter is.Nightlife at Constitution Yards in Wilmington

  • Stretch your legs after all that driving on the Jack A. Markell Trail. Whether you go on an evening stroll or a brisk bike ride you can exercise with a view of the Christiana River.
  • Constitution Yards Beer Garden is bringing indoor fun to the outdoors this winter with their Winter garden. After exploring the light show you can relax  under the stars, and sip on hot cocoa while listening to live music, or even watching a movie!
  • If you make this a weekend getaway be sure to stop by these top parks

Need to cozy up for the weekend after all of that adventure?

Snuggle up with the ones you love, heat up some hot-cocoa or some of that savory take-out grub you got, and simply relax. Wilmington has a variety of cozy options from rooms with a view, to elegant getaways.Hotel Du Pont Interior

Travel Advisory: Make sure to review guidelines before arriving at your destination. Some locations may be operating under different capacity or require reservations. You can view the go-to guide to Explore Safely for more information. If you have questions, please complete this form and the Delaware Discovery Advisors can help with suggestions on what’s open. Face coverings are required in public places including outdoors. Strict social distancing of 6ft between anyone outside a family unit must be maintained. Please remember to stay home if you are sick. Delaware will always be here to discover later.

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