The holiday season is just getting started in Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley. We are gearing up for cozy nights by the fire, Santa coming to town, and of course amazing holiday light displays to get us to the new year! In the final monthly guide of 2019, we look at events sure to fill the whole family with cheer. 

D- Dickens Experience in Historic New CastleSpirit of Christmas Historic New Castle

The Arsenal building in Historic New Castle will be transformed into the Fezziwig House from the classic tale, A Christmas Carol, while seasonal decor and costumed carolers bring a bit of Dickens to life on the streets of this river town. December 13th and 14th will prove to be full of cheer with Fezziwig’s Ball and the Spirit of Christmas Celebration at the Amstel and Dutch Houses. Make your plans today for your own Colonial Christmas right here in Greater Wilmington. 

E- Ebenezer Scrooge and the Tale of Past, Present and Future

Delaware Theatre Company will also present Dickens’ classic tale of past, present and future, with a bold adaptation. The cast and crew will use just five actors, props, puppets, and the power of imagination to bring beloved characters of the classic, A Christmas Carol, to life. A timeless tale with a fresh twist! Grab your tickets today.

C- Christmas in Odessa

This 55-year-old tradition offers guests self-guided access to finely decorated private homes and public buildings throughout Historic Odessa, Delaware. This little town will be dressed to the nines for the season, while the Corbit-Sharp House will be transformed with scenes from the classic children’s novel The Secret Garden.  There will also be Christmas trees decorated like children’s storybooks at the Wilson-Warner House and so much more! Fun for the entire family!

E- Enjoy Santa Filled Adventures this December



M- Merry Night at the Museum

The Delaware Museum of Natural History will soon be set up for a night of winter wonderment! Be sure to grab your favorite holiday pajamas and hit the museum on December 7th for fun and interactive winter-themed activities including a hot chocolate lab (yes, you heard that right!) Be sure to pre-register. Tickets are predicted to go quick.

B- Breakfast with Santa

This year, Santa is making plenty of stops in Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley. During some of these visits, the jolly old elf will be hosting breakfast! Enjoy Breakfast with Santa at amazing Wilmington attractions and restaurants such as Brandywine Zoo, Deerfield, Kid Shelleen's, The Delaware Museum of Natural History and HOTEL DU PONT. Dates and availability will vary. 

E- Eric Mintel’s Charlie Brown Christmas

If you love Charlie Brown and the Peanuts Christmas special, then you will absolutely fall for the Eric Mintel Quartet when they swing into The Baby Grand performing their own tribute to this holiday classic.

R- Riverfront Ice Skating

The Riverfront Rink is back in action for its sixth season of ice skating along Wilmington's Riverfront. Get ready triple axel ready, opening day is set for November 29th!

December's Bonus Events!