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Weekend Events in Delaware, November 19-21

Choose your weekend adventure: fall fun and fall foliage or all things merry & bright. The choice is yours with this roundup of Weekend things to do in Delaware. Whichever you choose, grab your best flannel or sweater, and get ready to join in on these festive happenings in Delaware.

Winter WonderFEST
November 19
Journey through a winter wonderland of holiday lights, visits with santa, hayrides and more at this merry and bright even each night! 

Holiday Tours at Nemours Estate
November 19
Plan for a cozy evening in the theatre with a “cool” showing of Frozen Jr. Your littles will love the experience of watching some of their favorite characters come to life on stage and share the stories of Princess Anna and Elsa.

Full Moon Hike
November 19
Embark on an autumn night journey through Cape Henlopen State Park. Experience the fall foliage as the golden sun sets, and transitions into a full moon night.

An Art-full fall day in Downtown Dover
November 20
Start your day off with breakfast at La Baguette Bakery and Catering for a hand crafted flavored cruffin, or savory quiche. From there you’ll want to explore the Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray exhibit at the Biggs Museum of American Art. A walk-through Downtown Dover will offer historic sights, and the beautiful colors of autumn. End your exploration in Downtown Dover at the new Black Swamp Artisanal Market for locally made goods and crafts.

A Christmas Carol by Candlelight
November 20
The candlelight theatre presents a festive double bill to get you into the spirit of the holidays. The first act will be a reimagining of Dickens A Christmas Carol, and the second will be a series of beloved Christmas music.

Running of the Mill
November 20
Spend a Saturday outdoors in the crisp fall air with a tour of Abbotts Mill Nature Center. Beautiful this time of year, Abbotts Mill offers over 200 years of history and exploration.

Home for the Holidays: A Celebration of Family at Hagley Museum
November 20
Visit Hagley this winter and see the property decked out for the holidays! Tour Eleutherian Mills and step into the world of entertaining in the 1920s and 1930s. Learn how the staff prepared delicious food and created festive decorations. Plus the fall foliage is still in peak season at Hagley!

Yoga on the Vine
November 20
It’s time to un-wine and relax this weekend. Take a moment for yourself before the rush of the holidays begin with a yoga flow, and glass of wine at Harvest Ridge Winery. Be sure to take home one of their Christmas tree bottles of sangria!

Schellville: Enchanted Christmas Celebration
November 20-21
Rehoboth Beach
Join in on the holiday cheer at the Schellville Enchanted Winter Celebration. Included a maze of lights, beer garden, roller rink, and mini train rides.

Wine through Wintertur & Yuletide
November 21
The iconic dried flower tree has arrived, and the halls of Winterthur Museum have been decorated in full holiday splendor. Celebrate the season and kick off the holiday season at this one-of-a-kind experience that includes three tastings of wine, one glass of cider, and a sweet treat.

Bonus weekend adventure ideas: 

  • What better way to share the holiday cheer than showing love to your local! Use this list to guide you to top locally made gifts throughout the state.
  • Before the holidays begin be sure to stop by your favorite Delaware on Tap distillery for a pick-up of the local flavor. This year turn the local flavor into a crafty cocktail made by you with this list of Top 5 Dessert Cocktails for the holidays.
  • Capture autumn before it ends and dress in your best flannel and 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! 
  • Fall is in full swing in Delaware! Create a quiet moment on a Scenic Drive, make plans to attend one of Delaware’s Fall Festivals, or round up the family for the ultimate Fall Foodie Road Trip.

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.