Stroll or drive through the historic area for enchanted evenings of winter lights at the Historic Odessa Foundation.
The holidays are coming and the Historic Odessa Foundation is once again bringing seasonal sparkle to the 18th-century hamlet of Odessa, Delaware! We invite you to stroll or drive through the historic center of town gathering inspiration for your most beautiful family celebrations to date. Our winter lights are sure to enchant even the most stubborn Scrooge.
As dusk falls the National Historic Landmark Corbit-Sharp House, c.1774, along with the Foundation's other Nationally Registered properties, will transport you to the seasonal festivities of yesteryear. Enjoy the crisp winter outdoors with family and experience the dazzling charm of Historic Odessa. Evergreens laden with pinecones, holly, and winterberry, along with welcoming wreaths deck doors, windows, and lamp posts sending our message of hope and goodwill for a joyous, healthy, and happy Yuletide season.
Don’t miss the return of the Historic Odessa Foundation’s renowned annual Christmas tradition of transforming a historic house into an exhibition of classic children’s literature. The National Historic Landmark Corbit-Sharp House becomes wonderfully adapted into scenes based upon the cherished story, Oliver Twist; or, The Parish Boy’s Progress written by the treasured British author Charles Dickens. Beginning November 15th house tours are available Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am until 4 pm. House tours leave from the Visitor’s Center located on Main Street.